'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Suffers Historic MCU Box Office Drop In Second Opening Weekend

Despite holding the top spot at the weekend box office.

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Since the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, audiences flooded to the theaters to watch the most recent Marvel film. The film later earned $187.4 million USD at the domestic bo office and $265 million USD globally. While the second Doctor Strange installment garnered the 11th highest-grossing opening weekend of all-time, the second weekend saw the film suffer a historic box office decline as an MCU film.

In it second weekend, Doctor Strange 2 grossed only $16.7 million USD, a 67.5% drop from the over $180 million USD opening weekend. The number stats show an 81% decline from the $90.7 million USD earned on opening day. Projections for the second weekend see the film dropping between 65-69%, with a gross of $60-$65 million USD.

To put into perspective, while Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped 67.5% in its second weekend, which just so happened to be a Christmas holiday, the film was still able to become the third highest-grossing film of all time, hitting a domestic box office at $804.6 million USD. Other second weekend slumps comparable to Doctor Strange 2 include Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice which fell 81.6%, Black Widow whih fell 79%, Eternals went down 74.6% and Captain America: Civil War falling 74%. Despit the decline for Doctor Strange 2, the film has raked in $688 million USD worldwide, in comparison to the first film which hit $677 million USD.

In other entertainment news, Benedict Cumberbatch reveals how turning down Thor villain role led to Doctor Strange.

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