Doctor Strange sequel had the 10th biggest worldwide box office opening weekend of all time
Five of the top 10 biggest worldwide box office weekends are from the MCU.
Disney and Marvel continue to absolutely dominate the box office with the arrival of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which made an estimated $450 million at the global box office in its first weekend.
That would put it in 10th place in the list of biggest global box office opening weekends ever, replacing Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice's $423 million total from back in 2016.
This also makes it the fifth Marvel entry in the top 10, and could be joined by two more before 2022 is out, with both Thor: Love And Thunder and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever landing in cinemas before the end of the year.
Critically, the movie has been generally well-received (you can read JOE's spoiler-free review right here), with a score of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes and 61% on Metacritic, which - if you leave out the black sheep of the family, Eternals - is the lowest score for a Marvel movie since 2013's Thor: The Dark World.
Here are the 10 biggest worldwide opening box office weekends of all time:
10. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - $450 million
9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - $451 million
8. Captain Marvel - $457 million
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two - $483 million
6. Jurassic World - $526 million
5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $529 million
4. The Fate of the Furious - $542 million
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home - $601 million
2. Avengers: Infinity War - $641 million
1. Avengers: Endgame - $1.223 billion
In the meantime, why not check out our chat with the man himself Benedict Cumberbatch about all things Multiverse of Madness right here: