The Benedict Cumberbatch-led movie, directed by Sam Raimi, will put a spell over the box office once again this weekend, where it faces no major competition in theaters. The only other notable new release is Zac Efron’s “Firestarter,” a remake of the Stephen King novel from Universal that’s failing to spark many positive reviews. It earned 375,000 in Thursday previews, and it’s also available to stream on Peacock.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” debuted to a powerful 185 million last weekend, marking the 11th highest domestic opening of all time and the biggest launch of 2022. It was also the second biggest opening of the pandemic era, following last year’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which set the stage for the universe-crossing,