Great start for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which grossed from US premieres, starting at 3p.m., $ 36M.
This is the second-best grossing from previews after Spider-Man: No Way Home ($ 50M) during the pandemic and the best of 2022, ahead of The Batman ($ 21.6M).
Also this is the eighth best result ever:
Avengers Endgame $ 60M
Star Wars: The Force Awakens $ 57M
Spider-Man: No way Home $ 50M
Star Wars: The Last Jedi $ 45M
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $ 43.5M
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker $ 40 M
Avengers Infinity War $ 39M (previews started at 7p.m.)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $ 36M
The Dark Knight Returns $ 30.6M
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II $ 30.4M
Finally, it is the fifth highest grossing ever, $ 4.2M (11.7% of the total of $ 36M) for previews on Thursday, for IMAX theaters .
Recall that Sam Raimi ‘s film is present in 4,534 screens, the seventh largest opening ever. Then we add the incredible number of shows that some rooms offer, such as the AMC Empire in NY which today has 73 shows, until 3 am, in numerous formats: IMAX, Dolby Cinema, Prime, 3D, subtitled in Spanish, 2D.
The film received 77% positive from critics on Rotten Tomatoes , the first film has 89%, while Spider-Man: No Way Home 93%.