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News 10 May 2022 - 2 min read

Doctor Strange drives cinema's biggest weekend of 2022

By Sam Buckingham-Jones - Deputy Editor
Doctor Strange

Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic Park: Dominion, Lightyear, Elvis and Minions: Rise of Gru are all set for release in the next six weeks.

Superhero films continue to create the biggest weekends in cinema, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness becoming the best performing film of 2022 so far. More than 930,000 people saw the film over its opening Wednesday to Sunday weekend.

What you need to know:

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the best performing film of 2022 so far, driving 933,000 admissions on its Wednesday to Sunday opening weekend.
  • It is the biggest result since Spiderman: No Way Home in December.

Marvel Studios’ latest film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has become the biggest film of the year so far, driving 933,000 admissions over its opening weekend.

It’s the biggest release since December’s Spiderman: No Way Home, and is 50 per cent ahead of the figures for The Batman.

The Wednesday to Sunday opening weekend period saw 1.2 million moviegoers – the largest weekend so far.

Guy Burbidge, Val Morgan Cinema’s Managing Director, said about 70 per cent of the audience was in the 14- to 39-year-old demographic. “As one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, it’s no surprise to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness deliver such exceptional box office and audience results across its opening weekend,” he said.

Upcoming films include Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic Park: Dominion, Lightyear, Elvis and Minions: Rise of Gru.

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