Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is the culmination of the Multiverse saga for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, continuing stories directly setup in WandaVision, Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home. So a grand box office for the film has always been the expectation from fans and box office experts alike. After tickets were finally put on sale for the film in just three hours of ticket Pre-sales being open for the film, box office analysts started to report that the film had already surpassed the previous biggest opening weekend for the year, WB’s The Batman’s 24 hour Ticket Pre-sales amount. Trades like Box Office Pro have early forecasted the film for a $165 – 205 Million opening weekend. It’s finally time for the film’s release, the previous forecasts have been increased reflecting the stellar ticket sales and online trends Marvel already announced that they had already made $42 Million in pre-sales as of last week so a big opening weekend is expected.
Our Early Forecast:
Domestic Opening Weekend – $195-225 Million
Domestic Total – $450-550 Million
Worldwide Opening Weekend – $450-500 Million
Worldwide Total – $950 Million – $1.1 Billion
Box Office Breakdown
Fandango also reported their highest 24 hour ticket pre-sales for the year, beating The Batman in this aspect too. Along with this news, the film was also able to crash AMC servers even with the early 6 am PT ticket sales start. So it became very obvious that the film was heading for a big opening weekend and a massive Domestic and Global gross to follow. Box Office analyst meJat32 reported in a tweet that the film was easily the second biggest non-avengers pre-sale start and early predictions had the 24 hour pre sales number at $15 million+. This number was already double the amount The Batman made in it’s first 3 days of ticket pre-sales, which had a $134 Million opening weekend. We have learned this week that the actual number is $19 Million+ so It’s 24 hour pre-sales numbers are only comparable to that of Spider-Man: No Way Home which mad $35 Million in it’s ticket pre-sales, the number for the Doctor Strange sequel is still far away from this but this is just an early estimate and the actual number is expected to be significantly higher. Box office Pro has thus also upped their forecasts for the film.
The film premieres tomorrow and has a lot of things going in it’s favor, trending daily along with Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch. It is also a direct continuation of the events in Spider-Man: No Way Home which was the Box Office King of the last 2 years, making almost $1.9 Billion worldwide. Doctor Strange has also become a household name since his first film, playing a big role in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home which currently stand as the No.2, No.5 and No.6 highest box office grosses of all time. While, Wanda Maximoff of The Scarlet Witch has also become a fan-favorite character after she got her own hit series WandaVision. So the sky is the limit for the film, we should be getting some official numbers very soon which will give us a better indication of how big the film will open.
Stay tuned for all the latest updates for Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness and many more as the film hits theaters May 6.
Also check out our review for Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness.