Well, it seems that even before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiers in theaters, it’s already breaking records. Specifically in the ticket presales department. It seems a lot of people want to watch it, regardless of any COVID-19 risks.

The Ticket Presales of Madness?!

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" IMAX 3D poster.
Just how many Doctor Stranges can you get in one movie?

Comic Book has just released a report saying that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has just broken the ticket presales record of 2022 on Fandango. In just 24 hours to boot. Apparently, when Doctor Strange’s latest Marvel adventure went on presale on April 6, 2022; it managed to outdo every other 2022 film thus far in ticket presales. This includes the previous film in first place: The Batman (2022), which went on to gross over $714 million USD against $185-200 million USD budget. Fandango’s official press release gives us a bit more on the subject below:

“Advance tickets went on sale yesterday for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” opening exclusively in theaters on May 6, and within hours, Fandango saw staggering numbers of fans reserving their seats, showtimes selling out and theater partners posting new showtimes to meet the fan demand.

During its first 24 hours of presales, Fandango sold more tickets for “Doctor Strange 2” than for any other 2022 film so far in their first 24 hours of sales, including the previous leader, “The Batman.”  

The first day presales for “Doctor Strange 2” are Fandango’s biggest since “Spider-Man: No Way Home” tickets went on sale on November 29, 2021.”

So yeah, it seems like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is all set to be an even bigger success than The Batman. If you’re interested, then head on over to Fandango to pre-purchase your own ticket now. This multidimensional madness will premiere on Friday, May 6, 2022; so you have plenty of time.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Details

I’m almost scared to ask where did his blood go?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the long-awaited sequel to the original Doctor Strange Marvel film from 2016. Unlike the first film though, which Scott Derrickson directed, this sequel features Sam Raimi (original Spider-Man trilogy, Xena: Warrior Princess) as the director. Also unlike the first film, this sequel will apparently lean into the horror parts a lot more. The action-adventure parts will apparently take second fiddle to the horror.

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" theatrical poster.
All that flying glass doesn’t look good for his health.

The official synopsis from Fandango has more to say on the subject. You can check it out below:

“In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”

Source: Comic Book, Fandango