“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” grossed $ 185 million on its home debut

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The blockbuster summer season started with a bang. by Disney The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” grossed $ 185 million nationwide during its debut weekend, the highest tally of any film released in 2022.

“Nothing says theaters are back more than a Marvel movie releasing a monumental debut,” said Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore’s senior media analyst. “This is great news for the industry, viewers and the list of films that will be released in the coming weeks.”

An estimated 13.5 million viewers watched “Doctor Strange” over the weekend, the second most watched movie since the start of the pandemic, according to EntTelligence data. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the current record holder with 20.6 million users in its first weekend.

Internationally, the film generated $ 265 million in ticket sales, bringing its global total to $ 450 million.

While the first four months of the year saw a limited number of movie releases, after “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” there is a steady stream of new, highly anticipated films.

Next up is “Top Gun: Maverick” followed in quick succession by “Jurassic World: Dominion”, “Lightyear”, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “Thor: Love and Thunder”. All of these films will debut between now and the end of July.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” shows “the global demand for big screen events, premium formats and shared experiences in a movie theater,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com. “It’s exactly the kind of launch for this summer that the entire industry was hoping for, and perfectly sets the pace for a good slate of films coming out in the coming months.”

The average ticket price for the film was just under $ 13, according to EntTelligence, with premium-sized tickets costing $ 16.25 and 3D tickets costing $ 15.44.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal is the distributor of “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru”.