In domestic holdover news not related to Top Gun: Maverick ($25 million or -52% from last Friday), Walt Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness earned $2.622 million (-42%) on its 29th day for a new $382 million domestic cume. The Sam Raimi-directed MCU sequel, which just announced a Disney+ premiere date of June 22, should earn $9.15 million (-43%) over its fifth weekend for a $388.61 million domestic cume. It should crawl past $400 million domestic by the end, and it should be just over/under $900 million worldwide by tomorrow night. It won’t crack $1 billion, but you can blame China for that, and it’s still a massive commercial win for a film that, pre-release buzz about cameos and universe-shattering events aside, is just a solid Doctor Strange sequel.
20th Century Studios’ Bob’s Burgers: The Movie earned another $1.378 million (-73%) on its second Friday, setting the stage for a $4.46 million (-64%) weekend and $22.2 million ten-day total. That’s obviously a big drop, post-holiday weekend variables aside, and it’s clear the fans and casually curious who wanted to see this animated musical in theaters did so over Memorial Day weekend. It should finish just over/under $30 million domestic. DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys passed $200 million worldwide over the holiday and should earn $3.33 million (-24%) in weekend seven for an $87.2 million domestic cume from a $23.5 million debut weekend. Once again, DWA toons are incredibly leggy in almost every circumstance. Downton Abbey: A New Era earned $970,000 (-47%) for a $3 million (-48%) weekend and $35.7 million 17-day total.
A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once continued to do its thing, earning another $566,930 (-18%) on Friday to bring its cume to $59 million. It should earn $1.94 million (-21%) in weekend 11 to pass the $60 million mark domestically. With $75 million worldwide, it’s (at the moment) right below Lady Bird ($71 million) and Hereditary ($81 million) as A24’s third-biggest global grosser. Paramount’s other 2022 smash, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, will earn $1.62 million (-34%) despite being released into post-theatrical (EST) and streaming (on Paramount+) over the last week. It’ll have $188.2 million domestic and possibly over/under $400 million worldwide (on a $110 million budget) by tomorrow night. Paramount’s The Lost City will earn $1.36 million (-33%) in weekend 11 (even as it too is available at home) for a $104 million domestic cume.
Sony reissued Morbius into 1,037 theaters in weekend ten. The poorly reviewed and poorly received (a C+ from Cinemascore and a 1.89x multiplier means audiences didn’t like it either) Jared Leto superhero movie earned another $85,000 (+922%) on Friday for a $280,000 (+840%) weekend and still -lousy $73.6 million domestic cume. Its $270 per-theater average is the lowest in the top twenty. The online mockery and “memes” doesn’t mean a damn thing in terms of general audience interest. It is well past time the media stopped treating this foolishness as anything other than amusing but irrelevant comedy. That’s to say nothing of treating random racists bitching about Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who, Percy Jackson, etc., etc. as even a partial representative of general consumer consensus. Here’s hoping Sony was merely playing along.