Filipino Marvel fans showed their unwavering support for the MCU creating new box office records.
A fortnight after the local theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the film is now reported to be the Highest Grossing Film in the Philippines in 2022.
Fans of the Marvel franchise expressed their warm reception of the movie as it created new records in the Philippines: the 9th highest opening film of all time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 10th in the highest opening of all time for a Disney film, and placed 13th in terms of the highest opening weekend of all time in the local box office.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiered in the Philippines on May 4. It is a sequel to its first installation, Doctor Strange (2016).
The movie follows the narrative of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who connives with both old and new mystical allies—Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), and Wong (Benedict Wong), among others—to unlock the secrets of the Multiverse and push its boundaries further than ever before. The film is a work of award-winning filmmaker Sam Raimi, and produced by Kevin Feige.