While Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has left quite the impression to draw in a crowd at the box office, we now also finally know what CinemaScore the film has received from audiences. Eternals surprised people back during its release when it received Marvel Studios’ worst Audience Score with a B, which might very likely be connected to its very different storytelling approach and even something like the inclusion of a sex scene that sometimes rubs general audiences the wrong way. Now, Multiverse of Madness has received its rating and now stands at a B+.
the score is the same that Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore received as well as The Lost City. Even The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and Uncharted were given a B+ rating from audiences. 2022’s Scream also got a B+ rating earlier this year and given Multiverse of Madness’ horror roots, it wouldn’t be too surprising that it played a key role in how the general audience reacted to the film. While some believe B+ or even a B rating signals “bad quality,” it’s more a reflection of elements in that film potentially catching audiences off-guard.
So far, it seems Morbius was one of the few films to actually get hit with the lowest CinemaScore, as it received a C+. The original 2011 Thor was for some time given the “worst” Marvel Cinematic Universe rating with B+ before Eternals release in theaters. Still, the film seems to be pulling in quite a few people into theaters and it’s horror roots may potentially also give it an extra boost, as even with lower CinemaScores they have pretty strong legs at the box office.