Overseas, the sequel added a further 24 markets on Thursday, bringing the total to 44 so far in release. Across the first two days offshore, the Sam Raimi-directed sequel is running just 12% below Spider-Man: No Way Home, 172% ahead of the original Doctor Strange and 197% above The Batman on a like-for-like basis.
New on Thursday were the UK, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Notable in the mix, Benedict Cumberbatch’s sorcerer had a $6M UK opening day, bigger than No Time to Die, which also bowed on a Thursday. This is the third-highest launch day during the pandemic era and the biggest opening Thursday of 2022 in the market. The film garnered an 83% market share.
So what do comic book fans think of the movie? Here’s a good discussion / spoiler-review with Wes Daugherity and Joe Corallo.