‘Downton 2’ Fails To Top ‘Doctor Strange 2’ In Weekend Battle of The Sequels

‘Downton 2’ Fails To Top ‘Doctor Strange 2’ In Weekend Battle of The Sequels
Even the strange sight of the lock-jawed Crawley clan frolicking on the French Riviera proved to be no match for the three-week-old Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness over the weekend as Downton Abbey: A New Era failed to unseat Marvel’s latest hand-over-fist blockbuster from the top spot in the battle of fan-service sequels. Landing slightly below expectations, Downton 2 debuted in the runner-up spot with a so-so 16 million while Benedict Cumberbatch’s superhero follow-up held onto first place for the third straight frame with a 31.6 million haul. Meanwhile, A24’s psychological horror film, Men, baffled audiences and bowed quietly in fifth place.

Proving that the third weekend can still be the charm, Disney’s Doctor Strange 2 continued to dominate multiplexes, grossing 31.6 million in North America—a dip of -48.8 from the previous session. The latest installment in the MCU scored a 6,969 per-screen average in 4,534 theaters, bringing its three-week domestic box-office total to 342.1 million.
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