Move over, Batman. There’s a new sheriff in town.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness–the high-flying sequel to the 2018 Marvel hit–made history this Memorial Day weekend, passing The Batman as the year’s highest-grossing movie, according to a report in Forbes.
The sorcery-filled and frightening Sam Raimi-helmed film had another strong showing at the box office this weekend, and now stands at more than $350 million domestically and another $465 million overseas–bringing its global total to more than $815 million…and counting. The Batman currently stands at $770 million.
Industry estimates now point to the second film starring the Master of the Mystic Arts hitting at least the $950-million mark globally–with an outside shot at the magic $1-billion barrier.
Of course, a lot of this hinges on the success of such box office rivals as Top Gun: Maverick (which opened this weekend to huge numbers) and next month’s premiere of Jurassic World Dominion. Both films are projected to be monstrous blockbusters.
The Doctor Strange sequel–directed by Raimi from a screenplay by Michael Waldron–stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the box office success of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness–and for how Jurassic World Dominion impresses moviegoers.