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Doctor Strange had North American moviegoers spellbound in its opening weekend.

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The Walt Disney Co. announced that Marvel Studio’sDoctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” grossed an estimated $185 million at the box office during its first weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, Variety reported.

Internationally, the timeline-bending superhero blockbuster did even better, grossing an estimated $265 million since opening on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The “Doctor Strange” sequel outgrossed the original 2016 adventure on its first day, grossing $90 million in North America, Variety reported. The first movie brought in $85 million between Friday and Sunday, the entertainment website reported.

Friday’s numbers marked the seventh biggest debut of all time and gives the Marvel Cinematic Universe five of the top 10 opening days ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Spider-Man partially boosted the film’s debut, according to The Associated Press. Benedict Cumberbatch’s powerful sorcerer appeared prominently in ” Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which has become the third biggest movie of all time since opening in December, grossing $1.89 billion worldwide, Variety reported.

“Doctor Strange 2″ picks up several months after the events of “No Way Home,” and adds Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff character on the heels of the recent Disney+ series, “WandaVision,” according to the AP.

Stephen Strange comes to the aid of a young woman, America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) who can jump across various universes. But a demonic force (Wanda Maximoff) is trying to steal her powers.

“Doctor Strange 2″ is playing in 4,545 theaters, the widest location count of the pandemic era and the fifth-biggest of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.