In cinemas, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continued its dominance, earnings an estimated $31.6 million. According to industry observer Exhibitor Relations, the newest Downton Abbey pulled in a respectable second.
Since its premiere three weekends ago, Marvel and Disney’s Strange once again stars the versatile Benedict Cumberbatch. As of now, Doctor Strange has made earnings about $342 million in the United States and $461 million worldwide.
An encouraging hint that elderly viewers have the most reluctant to return to the pandemic-era cinemas. It may be beginning to do so and given the great success of the British TV series that served as inspiration for the film.
According to Gross, writer and director Julian Fellowes is the George Lucas of historical English sitting-room dramas. Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery all reprise their roles from the original Downton Abbey ensemble in the sequel.
Moreover, The Bad Guys, an animated action-comedy from Universal ranked third for the Friday-to-Sunday session. The DreamWorks Animation film, starring Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina and Anthony Ramos, earned $6.1 million at the box office. In fourth place, Paramount’s family-friendly Sonic the Hedgehog 2 earned $3.9 million.