Marvel’s Doctor Strange has opened at $86 million at international market. Doctor Strange is yet to open in the United States and in other markets, including China and India on Nov. 4, 2016. An early projection had predicted a relatively low figure of $55-60 million but apparently Marvel has surpassed it with $86 million debut.
“Top markets includes South Korea, which had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original Marvel release with $18.1 million, along with an all-time best opening for an IMAX film, and the United Kingdom, earning $11.1 million. IMAX garnered a record estimated $7.8 million, the best international IMAX debut for a film in the month of October”
Korea was the biggest market for Doctor Strange on opening weekend, as expected. The 33 countries the film is currently playing in amounts to 45 percent of the film’s overall market reach. Doctor Strange is also IMAX’s biggest October international opening ever, playing on 213 IMAX screens across 32 countries.
Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Scott Derrickson, who wrote the screenplay with C. Robert Cargill from a story by the duo and Jon Spaihts, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. In Doctor Strange, surgeon Stephen Strange learns the mystic arts from the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident.