On the 2nd Weekend “Doctor Strange 2” Continues to Hold the Top Spot.

According to studio estimates, “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness”, remained at the top of the box-office charts for its second weekend. It earned an additional $61million from North American theaters.

On the 2nd Weekend "Doctor Strange 2" Continues to Hold the Top Spot.

It has already been a top-grossing film in the pandemic, with $688 million worldwide. However, a drop of 67% is a significant one — even for superhero movies that are always frontloaded. Still, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” slid 68% in weekend two.

The Walt Disney Co. released ” Doctor Strange2″. This movie was the first Marvel movie after “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” where Benedict Cumberbatch’s sorcerer played an important role.

Sam Raimi directed “Doctor Strange 2”. It builds on the Disney+ series “Wandavision”, and includes a few cameos that viewers didn’t want to spoil. All of these elements combined made “Doctor Strange”, the 11th-largest domestic debut of all times. However, the film received less favorable reviews than the “Spider-Man 2” sequel. This could have a negative impact on the film’s long-term prospects.

On the 2nd Weekend "Doctor Strange 2" Continues to Hold the Top Spot.

It has already surpassed the worldwide earnings of “Doctor Strange”, as well as 11 other Marvel Cinematic Universe titles, and it isn’t even being shown in China.

Paul Dergarabedian is a senior media analyst at Comscore. He stated that audiences want blockbuster movies on the big screen. “This marketplace has allowed Doctor Strange a long runway to succeed until ‘Top Gun.

There was very little new competition. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse released the adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter, which was available in theaters as well as on their streaming service Peacock+.

On the 2nd Weekend "Doctor Strange 2" Continues to Hold the Top Spot.

Starring Zac Emory and Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Firestarter earned $3.8 million in North American theaters. The film received mixed reviews, although they did not drop in the days following its release. However, critics were less than impressed by King’s version of King’s story about an aspiring preteen who has pyrokinetic abilities. The film received a C CinemaScore from the audience, as they weren’t present. However, Dergarabedian pointed out that no film that opens on streaming or in theaters “day and day” is expected to break any records.

Dergarabedian stated, “The notion of a theatrical exclusive premiere giving movies their best chance at success is right.”

“Firestarter,” which debuted fourth, was behind “The Bad Guys”, a family film that has been around since 1994, and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” which took the second-and-third place. Universal’s “The Bad Guys”, now in its fourth weekend, has earned $6.9 million. This brings it’s worldwide gross to $165.6million. “Sonic 2” earned $4.6 million in its sixth week, bringing its total to $175.7 million.

On the 2nd Weekend "Doctor Strange 2" Continues to Hold the Top Spot.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once”, meanwhile, is still strong after eight weeks of release. The film by A24 earned $3.3 million more, which is only 6% less than the weekend before. This brings its total gross to $47,000,000.

Roadside Attractions also launched the faith-based comedy “Family Camp”, which opened this weekend. The PG-rated film was seen on 854 screens and earned $1.4 million. Bleecker Street also released “Montana Story”, a well-reviewed comedy that starred Haley Lu Richardson, who plays a woman who returns home to take care of her ailing father. From four theaters, “Montana Story,” grossed $20,000.

The next few weeks will see a lot of activity. Focus Features’ “Downton Abbey: A New Era”, and A24’s Alex Garland thriller “Men” are both on the horizon. Tom Cruise is set to take the stage in “Top Gun: Maverick” this Memorial Day weekend.

According to Comscore, Friday through Sunday ticket sales were estimated at U.S. theaters and Canadian theatres. Monday will see the release of final domestic figures.

1. “Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness,” $61 Million

2. “The Bad Guys,” $6.9 Million

3. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, $4.6 Million

4. “Firestarter,” $3.8 million.

5. “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, $3.3 Million

6. “Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore,” $2.4 Million

7. “The Lost City,” $1.7 Million

8. “The Northman,” $1.7 million.

9. “Family Camp,” $1.4 million.

10. “The Unbearable Weigh of Massive Talent”, $1 Million