Disney and Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is more likely to gross $185 million to $200 million in its domestic debut and become one of the greatest openings of all time in the domestic market after scoring a massive $90 million on Friday.
Included $36 million in the previews on Thursday, Friday’s haul lands the seventh biggest opening day of all time.
Doctor Strange, which is directed by Sam Raimi with a huge budget of $200 million, witnesses Benedict Cumberbatch’s return in the titular role. Doctor Strange 2 came to the oversea market on Wednesday, achieving an outstanding $139.3 million so far for an originally global sum of $229.3 million through Friday.
After the successful performance in the first Doctor Strange, Cumberbatch’s character gained more attraction as he joined other projects including Avengers: Infinity War and, recently, the $1.9 billion blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home by Marvel and Sony, achieving a near-record $122 million on its first Friday ($50 million in previews is also counted) for its debut recording $260.1 million in the domestic market.
If it beats $200 million, Raimi’s film would become the sixth biggest superhero-titled opening behind Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($260.1 million), Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million), The Avengers ($207.3 million), Black Panther ($202 million).