Monday, June 17, 2024

“Dr. Strange” Cures the Box Office With Rockin’ $36 Mil Thursday Previews


Last night’s previews for “Doctor Strange and the Madness of the Multiverse” were off the hook, baby!

The Marvel Benedict Cumberbatch sequel took in a whopping $36 million on Thursday night.

Why is it such a big deal? The first “Doctor Strange” movie released in 2016 did $9 million on preview night. The next night. Friday, was $32.5 million and that was its biggest night of the opening weekend.

So look for ol’ Doc Strange to rake in a fortune this weekend and break records.

Meantime, Thursday night’s box office had some weird stuff. That Celine Dion movie in French from Roadkill Attractions, “Aline,” made just $14 last night. “Father Stu” and the Nick Cage movie didn’t do much.

More tomorrow morning…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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