Only two weeks after Marvel and Disney got summer off to a strong start with “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” attendance has returned to its anemic state. This weekend will amass around 74 million for yet another sub-100 million total — virtually unprecedented for May.
That’s half of the same weekend in 2019, reducing our ongoing four-week comparison to 58 percent for the same 2019 period. That’s close to the all-time low for this year.
“Top Gun: Maverick” has an anticipated four-day take of 100 million; considerably more is possible. It should lead Memorial Day weekend to 2019 parity, when “Aladdin” took in 116 million. For the month overall, we’re looking at 75 percent. Strong individual results don’t make up for