“Dr. Strange” stumbles but still leads North American box office

LOS ANGELES UNITED STATES.- “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” The Disney group, experienced a sharp drop this weekend but remains at the top of the box office in North America, according to provisional figures released on Sunday by the specialized industry watcher Exhibitor Relations.

The superhero sequel from Marvel studios, again starring benedict cumberbatchearned $61 million after its terrific opening last week, when it took in $187 million, the biggest weekend gross of the year.

So far, “Doctor Strange” has earned $292 million domestically and an additional $396 million overseas, a global total of $688 million.

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Far behind in second place in the Friday-to-Sunday period was Universal’s animated action-comedy “The Bad Guys” (“The Bad Guys”).

The DreamWorks Animation production, with a voice cast led by Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina and Anthony Ramos, grossed $6.9 million.

In third place for the second weekend in a row figure of Sonic 2, the sequel to “Sonic” (2020) with the animated adventures of the famous blue hedgehog from video games. The tape released by Paramount studios totaled 4.6 million dollars.

“firestarter”a new Universal release based on Stephen King’s horror thriller, grossed $3.8 million, a disappointing opening for a major studio film.

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It stars Zac Efron (the one-time “High School Musical” heartthrob) and Sydney Lemmon (of “Fear the Walking Dead”) as parents trying to hide their daughter Ryan Kiera Armstrong from a shadowy federal agency.

The film received a dismal rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website, in stark contrast to this weekend’s fifth-place film, A24’s sci-fi tale “Everything Everywhere,” which was very well received and earned $3.3 million in its eighth weekend in theaters.

Michelle Yeoh is the main protagonist of this film as the beleaguered owner of a laundromat who is asked to save the world.

The next five movies on the most viewed list were:

6. “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” ($2.4 million)

7. “The Lost City” ($1.7 million)

8. “The Northman” ($1.7 million)

9. “Family Camp” ($1.4 million)

10. “The Weight of Talent” ($1.1 million)

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