‘Doctor Strange’ conjures big box office opening for Marvel
If that wasn’t enough, the film’s debut more than doubled the opening weekend of the original “Doctor Strange,” which notched an $85 million weekend in 2016. “Multiverse of Madness” easily stands as the biggest opening of 2022 so far.
The film, which has Doctor Strange battling evil forces across parallel universes, has already made $450 million worldwide.
A Marvel movie doing well at the box office is not a surprise. The franchise has garnered more than $25 billion in ticket sales since 2008 and holds multiple box office records. However, this news is great for a theater industry that is still trying to reach a level of normalcy after the pandemic decimated business.
Luckily for Hollywood, there are several films on the docket this season that could help theaters bring in audiences.
There’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the beloved 1986 action film starring Tom Cruise. “Jurassic World: Dominion,” is the latest entry in the dinosaur saga, and “Elvis,” a biopic about The King starring Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker is due in June. Notable family films include “Lightyear” from Pixar and “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, “Nope,” opens in July.
As for Marvel, the hit machine isn’t done with the summer just yet.
“Thor: Love and Thunder,” the next film in the blockbuster franchise starring Chris Hemsworth as the electrifying Avenger, hits theaters in July.
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Published for: Ipodifier