'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Projected To Earn $175 Million USD in Opening Weekend

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is gearing up for its worldwide premiere in theatres this weekend as the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Benedict Cumberbatch-led superhero adventure is projected to earn between $160 million USD to $180 million USD in the North American domestic market. According to Variety, Marvel is expected to tally a number closer to $200 million USD for opening weekend. In terms of its overseas data, the upcoming film debuts day-and-date in most countries and is on target to receiving $125 million to $140 million USD.

Based on the global estimates, Doctor Strange 2 is expected to hit an impressive $285 million USD to $340 million USD in international sales. It is important to note that Doctor Strange 2 cost approximately $200 million USD to produce. In pre-sales alone, the film raked in $65 million USD domestically. Currently The Batman stands as this year’s largest opening weekend, hitting $134 million USD. Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home still ranks on top as the pandemic’s biggest opening weekend with $260 million USD.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has a 79% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, arguably in the lower range of the average Marvel films. Sam Raimi returns to direct this film which sees Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor and America Chavez act alongside Cumberbatch for the film.

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