Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ended its run in first place at the domestic box office over the Memorial Day Weekend, with Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick earning a jet-fueled $124 million, leaving all other films in the dust.
Top Gun 2 (which is projected to hit $151 million after the Monday holiday) impressed both critics and fans alike with a 96% fresh rating and a 99% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes and a rare grade of A+ from CinemaScore. With a start like that, expect Maverick to rule the box office (at least until the dinosaurs return in Jurassic World: Dominion on June 10).
Doctor Strange 2 finished in second place with $16.4 million, bringing its four-week domestic box-office total to a healthy $375.5 million. With $497.9 million in ticket sales overseas, Strange’s current worldwide total now stands at a magical $873.4 million. With a few weeks left in its run, the latest Marvel blockbuster does have a chance to cross the elusive $400 million threshold in the United States, but increased competition may curtail the Sorcerer Supreme even further.
Stop back next week to see how Top Gun: Maverick fares in it its second week of release.