‘Doctor Strange’ raises $450 million

If a movie exceeds box office expectations, can we start talking about the recovery of cinema after the pandemic? The answer is a resounding “no”. However, what we can say is about people’s interest… and for better or for worse, it’s superhero movies. And in this 2022, that place is occupied by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

We do not say it, but the numbers at the box office support it. According to the figures, the sequel to Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch is the highest grossing film so far this year by grossing in its opening weekend, a total of $450 million around the world.

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Doctor Strange’s locker

The total box office Doctor Strange in the Multivese of Madness it’s impressive, so in the United States alone it added about 185 million dollars. Those more than 450 million, in reality, were achieved without having been released in China (the largest market in the world), Russia or Ukraine.

And that’s not the most impressive thing. The expectations with this second part of Doctor Strange were higher than we thought. So you will have an idea, Doctor Strange in the Multivese of Madness collection 90 million dollars last Friday, May 6. In 2016, Doctor Strange raised on its first Friday about 85 million dollars.

Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ / Photo: Marvel Studios

But expectations indicate that within the next few weeks, it will exceed more than a billion dollars at the box office. Single Spider-Man: No Way Home has broken this line, collecting since its first weekend 260 million dollars (US)becoming the highest grossing film of the pandemic.

Another film that shows us the place that superhero cinema occupies is batmanwhich raised in its first end a total of 134 million dollarsthe second highest grossing film of this 2022. Other films that have grossed well but not as much as Doctor Strangeit is Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Y Eternals.

Christine Palmer, Doctor Strange and America Chavez in 'In The Multiverse of Madness'
Christine Palmer, Doctor Strange and America Chavez in ‘In The Multiverse of Madness’ / Photo: Marvel Studios

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness bring back to Stephen Strange, who protects the sanctuary of New York. One day, the protagonist faces a creature from another reality within the multiverse to discover what is behind it. a teenage girl who has the ability to travel between universes by opening star-shaped portals.

His name is America Chavez (HERE we tell you more about this character), and is played by Xochitl Gomez. So Strange, along with Wong (now the Sorcerer Supreme), must watch over America and discover who is behind the plan to steal his powers.

This is how we see again Wandanow as the Scarlet Witch after the events of WandaVision, already Christine Palmer, the love interest of Stephen Strange. The film brings us back to Cumberbatch with Gomez, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen and Rachel McAdams.

Christine Palmer, Doctor Strange and America Chavez in 'In The Multiverse of Madness'
Christine Palmer, Doctor Strange and America Chavez in ‘In The Multiverse of Madness’ / Photo: Marvel Studios