Doctor Strange takes portal to $325 million globally
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios‘ Doctor Strange dominated the domestic box office this weekend, earning an estimated $85 million from 3,882 theaters, an average of $21,893. This is the 14th consecutive #1 debut for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (out of 14 films) and the debut tops the openings of Thor ($65.7 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($65.1 million) and Ant-Man ($57.2 million), and is close to Thor: The Dark World‘s $85.7 million.
Doctor Strange also opened in an additional 22 material countries this weekend with an estimated $118.7 million, bringing the film’s international total to $240.4 million and its global sum to $325.4 million after 13 days. Here are the key international markets so far:
Hong Kong $6.0M
Doctor Strange earned $24.2 million globally from 1,001 IMAX screens in 66 markets this weekend, marking the biggest November IMAX release ever. Domestically, the movie earned $12.2 million from 380 IMAX locations, a $32.1K per-screen average. The global IMAX total for Doctor Strange, including last weekend’s opening results, has reached $35 million.
With the global weekend driven by Doctor Strange, The Walt Disney Studios has surpassed the $6 billion mark at the global box office ($6.070 billion to date). This is the first time Disney has achieved this milestone and only the second time in industry history. Disney earlier this week surpassed its own previous global box office record of $5.843 billion set in 2015.
Made for $165 million and receiving an A CinemaScore, Doctor Strange was directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton.
Doctor Strange Takes Portal to $325 Million Globally