DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS has $185 million dollar opening.

These are good numbers: “Doctor Strange and his questionably effective book of spells has summoned a blockbuster $185 million at North American movie theaters over the weekend, reaffirming the box office dominance of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe after a shakier, pandemic-battered year for the sprawling franchise.” They’re also going to be annoying numbers for some, because there is already a vocal contingent online who are upset in various ways about DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS.

Without giving anything away, there’s a bunch of people who are upset about a major plot point of the movie (personally, I thought it was about time the issue was addressed). And there’s another bunch of people who apparently don’t know what you’re going to get when Sam Raimi directs a movie called DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. I’ll address that one directly: what the Hell were you expecting, neighbors? People smoking cigarettes in diners at 2 AM, while talking about modern theater? No, you are not. You are going to get Raimi’s peculiar and highly entertaining ghoulish humor. And I have no sympathy if you are surprised. The Internet exists for a reason.

Moe Lane

PS: Look, I’m not gonna lie: Raimi toned it down a little, because he was working for the Mouse. But I made my peace with that. Dude needed to get a hit, if he wanted to get work again. We needed the dude to get a hit. And they’re all suddenly remembering his number now

10 thoughts on “DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS has $185 million dollar opening.”

  1. Assuming I’m willing to be spoiled because I am, where could one go to read about the controversial plot point.

  2. Glad to see those numbers. Sam Raimi’s been gone too long and hopefully this means more of him and his unique work. And I’ve finally come to accept that we’ll likely never see his version of The Shadow. Dang it.

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