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Box Office Milestone: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Soars Past $800M Globally

Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has raced past the $800 million mark at the global box office in a notable feat. The Marvel and Disney tentpole finished Sunday with $803.2 million in worldwide ticket sales to rank as the No. 2 Hollywood film of the pandemic era behind Spider-Man: No Way […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Beats ‘Downton Abbey’ Sequel as Older Adults Remain Skittish

In another universe — i.e., before the pandemic — Downton Abbey the movie blew away all expectations when opening to $31 million in September 2019, a record best for specialty house Focus Features. Much has changed in the time since. The 2019 big-screen adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ hit British TV series was fueled by moviegoers […]

Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Peasants’ Revolt for Paul Greengrass Period Drama ‘The Hood’

Paul Greengrass is set to direct Benedict Cumberbatch in upcoming period drama The Hood, sources close to the project have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Greengrass, the film is set to take place during the Peasants’ Revolt, a major uprising that took part across large parts of England in 1381 in response to […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Snags $61M as ‘Firestarter’ Flames Out

Marvel Studios and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, finished its second weekend with nearly $700 million in global ticket sales. Directed by Sam Raimi, the sequel grossed $61 million from 4,534 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $291.9 million. The film dipped 67 percent from its $187 million […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Screenwriter Michael Waldron Shares Some Insight Into Film’s Most Unbelievable Moments

[The following story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.] Now that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been released to the tune of $507 million worldwide, many questions have been answered, but many more still remain. Is John Krasinski a lock to reprise his role as Reed Richards in […]

Jodie Comer to Star in ‘The End We Start From’ Thriller

Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer is set to star in the thriller The End We Start From from Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch, Hera Pictures, Anton and BBC Film. Mahalia Belo will direct the film from a script by Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession) and adapted from the novel by Megan Hunter. Sébastien Raybaud’s production and financing […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Wisely Plants Fail-Safe Should the Multiverse Require Endgame

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness makes it crystal clear that Marvel Studios is now very much in the multiverse business. Following last year’s Loki premiere season on Disney+ and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sam Raimi’s Multiverse of Madness is not only […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Flies to Stunning $187M Opening, $449M Globally

Summer is off to a sizzling start at the box office. Marvel Studios and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, grossed $187 million in its debut to land one of the biggest openings of all time domestically — and the second best of the pandemic era — for a global […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Tackles Roe v. Wade, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Trial

Saturday Night Live’s cold open on May 7 tackled everything from the Supreme Court leak signaling that Roe v. Wade would be overturned to the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation trial. The 13th century England-set sketch — so placed due to a reference in Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe to a “treatise” […]

How ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Intriguingly Moves MCU Multiverse Narrative Forward and Why That’s Important

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.] What is it that disturbs you, Stephen? No, that’s not a line from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, though it very well could be. It’s the title of the 1997 Eisner-winning Marvel one-shot by Marc Andreyko and P. Craig Russell that […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Scores Heroic $27M Opening Day Overseas

The return of the summer box office is here after two years of woe due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness kicks off the action this weekend as it rolls out across the globe. So far, so good. On Wednesday, the Marvel Studios pic grossed an impressive $27.2 […]

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Stars Tease Surprises and Discuss Importance of Representation at Hollywood Premiere

Marvel brought the multiverse to Hollywood Monday night for the world premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the Dolby Theatre. All the film’s stars made their way down the red carpet, some even taking time to mingle with adoring fans lining Hollywood Boulevard, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel […]