Doctor Strange Opens to $9.4 Million at Thursday Previews

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel StudiosDoctor Strange opened in theatres across North America grossing $9.4 million. That puts the film ahead of X-Men: Apocalypse ($8.2 million), Thor: The Dark World ($7.1 million) and Ant-Man ($6.4 million). Overseas, Doctor Strange added $10.6 million yesterday to bring the overseas total to $133 million so far.

The key international markets are as follows:

Korea $22.2M

UK $15.0M

France $8.6M

Russia $8.5M

Germany $7.5M

Mexico $7.4M

Australia $6.9M

Taiwan $5.5M

Indonesia $4.8M

Hong Kong $4.5M

Italy $4.4M

Philippines $4.0M

Spain $3.5M

Thailand $3.5M

Malaysia $3.3M

Brazil $3.3M

The film opens in China today and in Japan on January 27.

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton.

Doctor Strange tells the story of talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.