Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has topped the box office again for the second weekend in row.
Last week, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opened in theaters to the top spot at the box office. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, is currently in its second weekend, which it just topped once again.
The Marvel Studios sequel has grossed approximately $61 million this weekend, dropping 68% from last weekend. This brings the domestic box office totals to $291.9 million. In regards to the film’s international performance, it also dropped the same percentage, making $83.5 million overseas, bringing it to a cumulative total of $396.2 million to a worldwide total of $688.1 million.
The sequel received a B+ CinemaScore grade from audiences, which is lower than most MCU films. Although the film has received mostly positive reviews, some have criticized the film for its script issues among other things. Word of mouth on the film is certainly less enthusiastic than something like Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the addition of horror elements may have alienated some of the families with young children from repeat visits.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Michael Waldron, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, and Patrick Stewart.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters now. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the film, as well as the future of the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.