Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the first of three MCU films to be released this year, and early indications are that the follow-up to 2016's Doctor Strange will enjoy a very successful opening weekend. Fandango is reporting that the second spotlight outing for Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is selling five times as many tickets as his debut feature and is beating out the presale for every film of 2022 so far:
In addition, Fandango sites Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Thor: Ragnarok as other MCU entries that aren't measuring up to the presale numbers being seen byMultiverse of Madness.For context, each one of those films grossed more than $300 million at the domestic box office, with Captain Marvel getting as high as $426 million by the end of its run in 2019. If Multiverse of Madness can sustain the momentum being built off of its presale numbers, a gross north of $400 million isn't out of the question.