Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will easily reign in its second weekend without any truly fire-breathing competition from rival majors, expected to draw $74M-$80M, a 57% to 60% decline.Yesterday the Sam Raimi directed sequel collected $7.7M at 4,534 theates, off 15% from Wednesday’s $9.1M, for a running seven-day total of $230.4M.
Abroad, the wizard has $321.2M for a global $551.6M take.Universal has Blumhouse’s theatrical-day-and-date on Peacock release Firestarter, a remake of the Stephen King classic.
The Zac Efron movie is expected to be the most potent with women, and it’s not expected to make much at 3,412 theaters, between $5M-$7M.
Last night, previews at 5PM saw $375K from 2,700 venues. The movie also hit Peacock last night. It is what it is for this estimated $12M production which has been slaughtered by critics at 24% Rotten, and continued experimentation by the entertainment conglom with its OTT service.Read more on deadline.com