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Doctor Strange 2 Box Office Opens Higher Than Raimi’s Spider-Man Movies

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had a $187 million opening weekend, the biggest of Sam Raimi’s career and beating all 3 Spider-Man movies.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness marks a bigger opening weekend than all three of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Raimi returns to the director’s chair after a nine-year absence with the recent release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the highly anticipated new entry in the MCU. The film sees Raimi return to the superhero genre after his work on the Spider-Man trilogy from 2002 to 2007.

Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy was one of the biggest blockbuster franchises of the early 21st century, as the first Spider Man in 2002 was the first film to gross over $100 million in its opening weekend. In fact, all three films broke records with their openings, with 2007 Spiderman 3 scoring what was the best opening weekend at the time. Flashing until today, Doctor Strange 2 caused a stir in its first weekend, with early estimates pointing to the film at an opening weekend of $185 million domestically. It also received the fourth highest global opening for an MCU movie with $450 million.

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With the official figures, Deadline reports that Raimi’s latest film surpassed initial estimates to gross $187 million, making it the best opening weekend of the director’s career. This tops the opening weekend gross for Spider Man ($114 million) and Spiderman 3 ($151 million). The two films, like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessopen the first weekend of May. Spiderman 2 opened on a Wednesday before the July 4 weekend, so its three-day gross was $88. However, his five-day gross vacation income was $180, close to the earnings of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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It should be noted that adjusted for inflation, Spiderman 3opening weekend would be $201 million, while Spider Man would be $181 million, meaning how big those movies were when they were released. It’s an indicator of the MCU’s success that a 2016 sequel strange doctor could see a raise of over $100 million from the previous film in just its opening weekend. Due to the character appearing in blockbuster movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgameand Spider-Man: No Coming HomeDoctor Strange has now become more widely known.

While Doctor Strange 2 opened bigger than Raimi’s Spider-Man films, all eyes will now be on whether he can top them at the box office. Global, Spider Man grossed $821 million, and Spiderman 2 grossed $788 million while Spiderman 3 grossed $894 million. Plus, all of that was back before 2010 and the higher ticket prices for 3D or IMAX screenings. While Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has already grossed $450 million worldwide, the film could see a massive drop in the coming weeks due to the film’s B+ CinemaScore, indicating that audience enthusiasm may not be interested in repeat viewings of the film. same way as with the Spider-Man movies.

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Source: Deadline

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