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COD Modern Warfare 2 makes $800 million in 3 days to become the biggest ever launch for the IP

Outperformed 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' combined

Hot favorite Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is setting new heights for the franchise. Just after its launch, it has already bagged over $800 million in revenue in just three days. The blockbuster opening outperforms any of 2022’s largest worldwide box office openings, outperforming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ combined.

COD MW 2 launch becomes the biggest for weekend opening

Modern Warfare 2’s opening three days surpassed the previous five-day franchise record, set in 2011 by Modern Warfare 3 in sell-through, resulting in the biggest opening ever in Call of Duty. Players from all over the world participated in the new launch, breaking franchise records for the number of unique players and hours played during the first three days of launch.

Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record books as well as the highest grossing entertainment opening of the year. It is our honor and privilege to deliver such a historic launch weekend for the best fans in the world. As amazing as this opening has been, Call of Duty has much more in store. An unprecedented level of support for the Modern Warfare universe is on the horizon and Warzone 2.0’s launch is right around the corner. It’s an incredible time for the franchise.

Johanna Faries, General Manager, Call of Duty
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Image via Activision

Looking at the quality of the game, its not surprising at all. Although it did disappoint many of the long-term fans, its still much better than the average titles. feel free to check our in-depth COD Modern Warfare 2 review to get a detailed look.

The game brings the class-leading shooting mechanics, guns as well as the core multiplayer features for which the IP is known. With a blistering start, the game is only getting started and we hope to see it breaking and setting newer records.

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