Negative reviews didn’t seem to impact the T-Rex-sized opening weekend audience, who lifted the six film in the franchise to a $143 million opening.
Although many on social media were happy to proclaim that “Morbin’ Time” was back this weekend, only a small amount of Morb-Maniacs made their way to the theater to say goodbye.
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.
The Doctor is in for a third weekend box office win to the tune of $31 million.
While some Hollywood pundits are concerned about the sharp drop-off from Madness’ opening weekend, the hold percentage is only slightly under a typical super hero tentpole film’s decline.
Even though critics and fans alike have greeted Stephen Strange with less of a warm reception this time around, the current state of the MCU had them lining up around the block for this reality-bending superhero film.