SATURDAY UPDATE: Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is doing wildly at the international box office, now at $139.3M through Friday and headed for $230M+ through Sunday overseas. The world total with Friday’s national departure included is already $229.3M. The sequel is looking to cast a spell over $400 million worldwide over the entire weekend.
Current estimates have the first three days at sea just 17% below Spider-Man: No Coming Home180% front The Batman and +207% above the first strange doctor at constant scope.
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International markets are holding up and setting new records. On Friday, five more hubs were added to bring the total to 49. India debuted the Sam Raimi-directed pic at $4.3 million to No. 1 and the fourth-highest Hollywood launch day ever. SpainThe $2.5M No. 1 startup is the best opening day of the pandemic and TurkeyThe $700,000 set a benchmark for the best opening Friday in history.
That strange doctor runs above pre-weekend projections isn’t a huge surprise, but it’s partly bolstered by a significant Latin American following, which leans into horror and therefore embraces Raimi’s vision on the wizard. to witness it, Mexico ($11.6M) and Brazil ($7.7 million) are through Friday overseas markets Nos. 3 and 4.
Korea, the swing as we noted when entering the frame, is also increasing. With Saturday’s estimates included, it’s now $25 million.
We’ll have more on Sunday, but in the meantime, here are the top 10 performers through Friday: Korea ($19.6m), UK ($12m), Mexico ($11.6m), Brazil (7 $.7M), Japan ($6.7M), France ($6.4M), Australia ($6.4M), Germany ($5M); Italy ($4.8m) and India ($4.3m).
FRIDAY UPDATE, Refresh for latest… Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continued to cast a spell over the international box office on Thursday, lifting the offshore cume running to $85.7M through two days out. Combined with Thursday’s $36 million in domestic previews, the worldwide total so far is already $121.7M – and the weekend has just begun.
Overseas, the sequel added 24 more markets on Thursday, bringing the total to 44 so far. In the first two days at sea, the Sam Raimi-led sequel runs just 12% below Spider-Man: No Coming Home172% ahead of the original strange doctor and 197% above The Batman at constant scope.
New on Thursday were the UK, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Remarkable in the mix, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wizard had $6 million UK opening day, larger than no time to die, which also lost on a Thursday. This is the third highest launch day in the pandemic era and the biggest opening Thursday of 2022 in the market. The film obtained an 83% market share.
In Latin America, there were No. 1s across the board, with the film ranking in the Top 10 All-Time Debut Films in multiple markets including Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Central America and Peru. Brazil at $5.1 million, it was the second-highest opening day during the pandemic and the sixth-highest in industry history. The market share was 93%. With $8 million, Mexico recorded the second best opening day of the pandemic, the ninth in history and held a share of 90%.
In Asia-Pacific, all departures are No. 1. Indonesia had an incredible 99% market share with $1.6 million. Australia took in $4 million for the second-best launch day of the pandemic and has an 83% market share.
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Somewhere else, DSITMOM marked the second-best first day of the pandemic in the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Czech Republic, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia. Market shares vary from 70% to 93%.
Korea, which is a key hub on this title, leads the entire game through Thursday with $14.7 million (including today it’s at $19.4 million). Rounding out the Top 10 are Mexico ($8m), the United Kingdom ($6m), Japan ($5.3m), Brazil ($5.1m), France ($4m). .5 M$), Australia ($4 M), Italy ($3.3 M), Germany ($2.9 M) and Malaysia ($2.8 M).
In Imax, strange doctorThe international two-day total is $5 million across 300 screens. The format’s all-time opening day records were set in the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (the top three made bigger debuts than Avengers: Endgame, while the latter was in the lead wonder woman). Imax also set opening records on Wednesday in Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Korea posted the third-highest opening day ever for Imax on Wednesday, then Thursday’s box office rose 16% to land the biggest Thursday Imax ever on the market and the biggest Imax total Wednesday/Thursday for any movie there – exceeding both Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.
While China, Russia and parts of the Middle East will stay away Strange 2the markets still to come today are Spain, Poland, South Africa, Turkey and India.
We will continue to update throughout the weekend.
BEFORE, Thursday: Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness started offshore release on Wednesday in 20 markets and is already making crazy numbers. With $27.2M through yesterday, overall first day results are only 4% lower Spider-Man: No Coming Home and a staggering 153% ahead of the 2016 original strange doctoras well as 210% ahead The Batman on a comparable basis to today’s rates.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s standout bowed No. 1 in all of Asia-Pacific; the same applies to the European markets which have opened up, including France, Italy and Germany.
The market share of the sequel directed by Sam Raimi exceeds 60% and can reach 90%.
Previews, not included in the $27.2 million to date listed above, are strong for the Sorcerer Supreme, including $3.5 million in Mexico and $2.7 million in Brazil and a total of $10.3 million across the Latin America region. Although these are only previews, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was leading in all Latin American territories yesterday.
Meanwhile, as noted in our global preview, a key part of the international box office weekend is Korea which has been very soft lately amid caution about returning to theaters. But the market is turning in droves for the Doctor. The gross through Thursday, which is not reflected in the $27.2 million total, is estimated at $14.7 million. Today was a national holiday for Children’s Day. The film recorded the second-highest opening day ever for a Disney release on Wednesday, trailing only Avengers: Endgame.
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Taking a closer look at the departures, here’s a look: Malaysia ($1.6M) marked the 2nd highest opening day in industry history; Thailand ($1.2 million) had the best opening day in the pandemic era; the same goes for the Philippines ($1.2 million). Hong Kong and Vietnam notched the second-best opening day of the pandemic. In Japan, DS2 at $3.8 million marked the second-highest non-local opening day during the health crisis and replaced the third-best opening day for any MCU release (behind Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: NWH).
In Europe, France ($3 million) marked its second-highest opening day in the pandemic era, as did Italy ($2.2M) and Germany ($1.8M).
Excluding Thursday’s numbers, Wednesday’s top 5 multiverse trips are: Korea ($5.9 million), Japan ($3.8 million), France ($3 million), Italy (2, $2 million) and Germany ($1.8 million).
Today sees new openings in the UK, Australia, Brazil and Mexico as well as Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, in New Zealand, Argentina and all the small territories of Latin America.
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