Weekend Wrap Up - a look at this week’s Industry Updates

May 9, 2022

This past weekend, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness became the biggest box office opening of 2022 so far. From last weekend, the box office total increased 247.2% with a total revenue of $217.9M.


Doctor Strange opened higher than forecasts predicted at $185M with approx 15M admissions. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, Dr. Strange (Cumberbatch) casts a forbidden spell that opens up the multiverse to dangerous versions of himself and other adversaries. The film was the 11th highest opening in history and double the first Doctor Strange opening of $85M. Its per-screen average was an extremely impressive $40,802 in 4,534 theaters nationwide. The film shattered multiple records as the seventh biggest opening day of all time at $90M, the third biggest opening weekend in May, and the third highest grossing PG-13 film of all time. The Doctor Strange sequel fared well with both audiences and critics with a 75% fresh score and 87% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.


PG films stand strong with The Bad Guys grossing $9.7M. The animated film has now amassed a box office total of $57.5M.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 grossed $6.2M in its fifth weekend in theaters, bringing its gross total to $169.9M.


In its fourth week in theaters, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore grossed $3.9M. Its total gross now sits at $86M.


After seven weeks in theaters, Everything Everywhere All At Once continues to wow audiences bringing in $3.3M. Its gross total is at $41.5M and it remains highly rated at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.


Next weekend, Firestarter is a day and date release with Peacock on May 13. The film starring Ryan Kieran Armstrong and Zac Efron is based on the novel by Stephen King and tells the story of a young girl who has the ability to set things on fire with her mind. 


Don’t Worry Darling – Coming September 23, 2022, the film stars Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, and global pop star Harry Styles. The trailer first premiered at CinemaCon and gives a sneak peek into the film’s 1950s utopian society in which things are not so idealistic all the time.

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