“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the most successful film of the corona pandemic and even if “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness”, the new MCU blockbuster still got off to a really good start.
With “Spider-Man: No Way Home” the first major Hollywood blockbuster celebrated its premiere at the end of 2021, the box office result of which was able to build on the time before the pandemic, and apparently that was exactly the starting signal that cinema needed – because also “Doctor Strange 2” aka “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness” has now had a sensational start in cinemas worldwide.
“Doctor Strange” far exceeded
To the record numbers of “Spider-Man: No Way Home“ could the second adventure of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) doesn’t quite follow up, but how strong “Multiverse Of Madness” started is shown in direct comparison to the first “Doctor Strange“:
In Germany, for example, twice (!) as many people bought a ticket for part 2 as they did for part 1: Were they at “Doctor Strange’ only 400,000 tickets sold on the first weekend, came at ‘Doctor Strange 2” now together 800,000 solved tickets.
A similar picture emerges when looking at the rest of the cinema market outside of North America. 160 percent of the sales of “Doctor Strange“ were achieved internationally at the start of calculating the US industry magazine deadline before, namely a total of 265 million.
Equally sensational are the figures from the USA, which has meanwhile once again become the world’s most important cinema market for Hollywood films: “Doctor Strange’ launched in November 2016 with $85 million in North America, at ‘Doctor Strange“ you can put a one in front of it: The provisional official US box office result is 185 million dollars, deadline, however, assumes that the actual grossing is even a bit higher.
4th place in the MCU ranking
Overall, “Doctor Strange 2” after the long launch weekend with worldwide grossing of $450 million (as of May 9, 2022), which is also an estimated number. In any case, one thing is certain: “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness” is already a hit.
With around 450 million dollars, “Doctor Strange 2” is not only the second best start of a Hollywood film during the corona pandemic, but it is also the fourth best start of an MCU film ever – behind the mega hits “Avengers: Endgame”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home“.
“Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness“ has been running in German cinemas since May 4, 2022.