Doctor Strange 2 tops US box office into week three as Top Gun looms

Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was the highest-grossing US film of the weekend for the third year in a row, according to studio estimates.

Figures showed that the film grossed $31.6 million (£25.2 million) in 4,534 North American theaters over the weekend as of Friday (May 20) when worldwide box office earnings topped the $800 million (637 .6 million pounds) exceeded.

Sam Raimis Doctor Strange 2 was the first Marvel release this year and builds on the success of Tom Holland Spider-Man: No Way Home in December 2021.

Doctor Strange 2, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Dr. Stephen Strange is set to be replaced by Tom CruiseTop Gun: Maverick upon its release on Friday May 27th – almost 40 years since the original.

During his stormy performance at the Cannes Film Festival last week, where Top Gun: Maverick Cruise was asked if he had considered debuting the sequel on streaming platforms as the pandemic pushed back the release date further.

“That would never happen,” Cruise said. “I make films for the big screen.”

Following Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on the list, Downtown Abbey: A New Era raked in $16 million in ticket sales at 3,820 theaters across the region during its opening weekend,

Family films with leftovers The Bad Boys and Sonic the Hedgehog finished third and fourth, with the former earning $6.1million (£4.8million) in his fifth week. sound 2 earned $3.9 million (£3.1 million) in its seventh week since its release.

In the meantime, Everything everywhere at once still going well nine weeks after its release. The A24 film took in a further $3.3million this weekend – just six per cent down on the previous weekend – bringing its total box office to $47million (£37.4million).

Additional coverage from the Associated Press. Doctor Strange 2 tops US box office into week three as Top Gun looms

Bobby Allyn

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