Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is tied with a Marvel movie debut for the second-worst CinemaScore in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is on par with 2011s Thor for the second-worst CinemaScore in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After his film debut, Multiverse of Madness earned a CinemaScore of B+, a score it shares with the former Thor movie starring Chris Hemsworth. However, the two films are only the second lowest rated films in the MCU, the worst being Eternals with a B

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While that rating might be less than stellar for an MCU movie, Multiverse of Madness holds an audience score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and a critics score of 76% at the time of writing. According to aggregate reviews, some moviegoers have described certain elements of the strange doctor sequel as “cheesy” and underdeveloped. However, audiences seem to agree that Sam Raimi’s distinct directing style has resulted in a film unlike any other installment in the MCU.

Multiverse of Madness opened in 4,545 theaters across the United States on May 6, the widest spread since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After earning $36 million in its Thursday night previews and over $90 million on its first day of theatrical release, current projections put Multiverse of Madness on track for the biggest domestic box office opening of 2022. Initially, the film was expected to gross between $160 million and $180 million at the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters. However, Multiverse of Madness is now expected to gross over $200 million, making it the highest-grossing film of the year so far.

Although his numbers on Thursday are significantly lower than Spider-Man: No Coming Homewhich grossed $50 million during the same period, industry analysts also predict that Multiverse of Madness could also make its way into the top 5 opening weekends of all time.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness resumes after the events of Spider-Man: No Coming Home and ties directly into two of Marvel’s Disney+ series, Wanda Vision and Loki, both of which dealt heavily with the multiverse. However, while the strange doctor sequel will delve deeper into the multiverse, writer Michael Waldron explained that the multiverse will not be used as a plot device or “MacGuffin”, but will instead act as the emotional core of the film.

After the box office success of Spider-Man: No Coming Homeit has been reported that Multiverse of Madness would have “more fun with the multiverse”. This included even more cameos and character introductions than originally anticipated, such as the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor X, an appearance by Captain Carter, which was featured in Marvel’s What if…? series, and the live debut of America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez.

Doctor Stange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters.

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