Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the latest MCU film to be released in 2022. The film, which involves Sam Raimi as the director, is scheduled to be released in a number of theaters starting May 6. However, less than a month from its release, the film has managed to break the latest cinema world record in 2022.
This happened because on April 6, Doctor Strange 2 had pre-sale ticket sales in the United States ahead of its release. Well, launching Deadline, the film reportedly managed to break the record as the film with the most pre-sale ticket sales so far in 2022. In fact, this achievement managed to beat the pre-sale ticket sales of The Batman (2022) some time ago.
Deadline does not reveal the exact number of pre-sale ticket sales for Doctor Strange 2. However, if you refer to The Batman’s revenue which reached 134 million dollars on its inaugural day, Doctor Strange 2 is likely to exceed that figure. Moreover, there are still a number of countries that have not yet opened pre-sale ticket sales for the film, so the number could still increase.
The number of people hunting for Doctor Strange 2’s pre-sale tickets is actually not too surprising. You see, this film is a continuation of Spider-Man: No Way Home which also successfully broke the record for pre-sale tickets to the Box Office as a whole in 2021.
In addition, this film will also reportedly feature cameos from many Marvel characters, including members of the X-Men. So, it’s also possible that this film can finally beat No Way Home’s record when it’s released on May 6.