Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness retains the top spot at the box office, but suffers a bigger-than-expected drop in its second weekend.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, after the credits
The Doctor Strange sequel grossed $61 million over the weekend, down 67% from the previous weekend. Deadline reports that while this drop coincides with some weekend, two drops like Spider-Man: No Way Home (-67.5%) and Black Widow (-67.8%), but it seems that the drop is more than a bag mixed has to make mouth. Note that the film earned a CinemaScore of "B+", which is on the lower end of Marvel's effort, and the film seems a bit more divisive than most of his films. That said, the film's strong opening weekend keeps the film from looking too bad in its second weekend. Weekday sales have been strong with the film taking $291.8 million domestically after the weekend and topping $300 million this week. This all looks great on paper, but some may be wondering how to avoid a second weekend drop like this for Marvel in the future.
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In second place we find The Bad Guys with a collection of $6.9 million. That's down 28% from weekend to weekend, as the film continues to find solid word of mouth among family audiences. To date, The Bad Guys has grossed $66.2 million at the domestic box office, and by the end of its run, it seems likely to close around $80 million.
Third place goes to Sonic The Hedgehog 2 with a gross of $4.5 million.
That's just 24% down from last weekend, as our little blue friend continues to turn in handsome profits for Paramount Pictures. Even with a title like Doctor Strange in the mix, the Sonic sequel is still going strong after six weeks of release. To date, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has grossed $175.6 million at the domestic box office.
In fourth place with very little heat, the Firestarter reboot debuts with a gross of $3.8 million. Not even a Friday the 13th release could give this horror title a boost, as there seemed to be little interest from moviegoers to see this in theaters. Some blame Peacock's day-and-date release schedule for hurting the numbers, but it sounds like this would have been DOA no matter what. The movie received a lousy "C-" CinemaScore, which isn't even good for horror. Word spread around town Universal and Blumhouse knew this was a bad smell and Peacock's move was made to try to minimize the damage. Even on a meager $12 million budget, Firestarter is in a mess and Universal will have to change their Peacock numbers to try to call it something of a hit at home.