Box Office: ‘Downton Abbey 2’ Serves Up $16M, ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Passes $800M

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness– $31.6M/$342M

It’s business as usual for the good doctor. For the third week in a row Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness held the top spot, falling 48% for $31.6M and a $342M domestic total. Worldwide it has hit $803M, making it the top-grossing movie of the year.

2. Downton Abbey: A New Era (review)- $16M

The Crawleys still have their fans, and Downton Abbey: A New Era pulled in $16M this debut weekend. The Focus Features sequel to creator Julian Fellowes’ 2019 film drew less than its predecessor’s $31M start, but that’s okay. For one thing, this is three years later and it’s going up against Doctor Strange‘s third robust weekend in a row. The irony is this film is much more about fan service than the first, which was merely continuing on from the popular TV series.

3. The Bad Guys– $6M/$74.3M

4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2– $3.9M/$181M

5. Men (review)- $3.2M

The first of two back-to-back A24 releases, Alex Garland’s anticipated horror Men opened with just $3.2M. I wa a bit baffled at first because we reviewed this like three weeks ago and it’s only just now getting a domestic release. The number is slightly disappointing, but this was always going to be a tough sell. Garland keeps his films mysterious, as he did Ex Machina ($36M) and Annihilation ($43M), and it’s tough to attract an audience for stuff like that in the current climate.

6. Everything Everywhere All At Once– $3.1M/$52.2M

At $52M, the Daniels’ multiversal family drama/action flick Everything Everywhere All At Once has surpassed Uncut Gems to become A24’s highest-grosing domestic release.

7. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore– $1.9M/$93M

8. Firestarter– $1.9M/$6.9M

9. The Lost City– $1.5M/$99.2M

10. The Northman– $1M/$33M

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.