RESULTS ARE IN: Benedict Cumberbatch as DOCTOR STRANGE has made an estimated $185 million domestically for its opening this weekend, according to Disney..

That is on the higher end of expectations..It had the been predicted that it would make around $170 million to $185 million in North America. It also makes “Multiverse of Madness” the 11th biggest opening in domestic box office history.

 The film’s more than doubled the opening weekend of the original “Doctor Strange.” ..

The summer box office season appears to have started with a bang.. call it the post COVID boom?

Other films are slated to be big hits in the summer months.

Marvel will premiere another potential hit in July:

“Thor: Love and Thunder,” the next film in the blockbuster franchise starring Chris Hemsworth in the mid summer..

INTERESTINGLY, the newest STRANGER did not get the grand ratings that SPIDER-MAN did.. Right now on Rotten Tomatoes, the critics score is hovering in the mid 70% range and fan rating did not have the movie above 90%..

The Strangest Moments In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

The horror version of Doctor Strange?

Some felt the Sam Raimi style made the film more of a horror than action–but that played well among several demos..

But… perhaps who cares when showcased aside of the box office results..

Money talks.

Rotten Tomatoes walk.