Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is getting closer to becoming the 11th feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The tentpole sequel with $803.2 million in worldwide ticket sales, ranking it as the number two Hollywood release of the pandemic era. It is still behind Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.89 billion) and has recently passed up Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film No Time to Die ($774.2 million) and WB/DC’s The Batman ($768.5 million).
What is miraculous about these figures is that Multiverse of Madness has yet to release in China, which would ultimately put the film over the billion-dollar mark. Disney is also currently not releasing any of its films in Russia, due to their attack on the Ukraine, which likely will not change in time to help Doctor Strange. Though, a Chinese release could come in the coming weeks.
In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. Not to mention, the film is loaded with fun appearances, which we still will not spoil.
The film is directed by Sam Raimi (original Spider-Man trilogy), and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Scott Derrickson, and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron, who is coming off the hit Disney+ series, Loki, now streaming on Disney+. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters.