With no real big releases, Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” understandably stayed atop the US box office in its second weekend.
Raising $16.7 million on Friday, that marks an 81% drop from its whopping $90 million opening day tally a week ago.
The drop is expected to even out somewhat by the end of the weekend, with the movie likely grossing $60-65 million this weekend to balance out with a drop of around 67% the second weekend, one of the biggest drops yet. uttered to date for a Marvel Studios movie. .
The Sam Raimi-led feature has topped $550 million globally in just nine days and should top the $300 million domestic gross sometime over the next week.
The only new wide release this weekend is the Zac Efron-directed remake of “Firestarter,” which also premieres simultaneously on Peacock. The film earned $1.5 million on Friday and is aiming for a $3.6 million weekend overall. Bad critical reviews and a pitiful C. CinemaScore isn’t going to help.