Doctor Strange In The Madness Multiverse: The Box Office Skyrockets To $450 Million In Its First Weekend

On its first weekend, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness grossed a projected $450 million (about Rs. 3,482 crore) globally. After Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, and the aforementioned No Way Home, this is the second biggest global debut for a Hollywood film during the current COVID-19 epidemic, and the fourth biggest of all time for a Marvel Cinematic Universe story. The $12.7 million (about Rs. 98 crore) opening weekend in India for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is also the fourth highest for Hollywood, with the top three places taken by the same films.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness made an estimated $185 million (about Rs. 1,431 crore) in theatres in the United States and Canada, with the remaining $265 million (roughly Rs. 2,051 crore) coming from 49 other nations. South Korea is the largest market outside of the two North American markets, with $30 million (roughly Rs. 232 crore), followed by the UK at $24.7 million (roughly Rs. 191 crore), Mexico at $21.5 million (roughly Rs. 166 crore), Brazil at $16.3 million (roughly Rs. 126 crore), India at $12.7 million (roughly Rs. 126 crore), Australia at $12.6 million (roughly Rs. 97 crore), Germany at $12 million (roughly Rs. 92 crore), France (about Rs. 69 crore).

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness rose to fifth place in Malaysia and sixth place in South Korea, in addition to having the fourth largest opening for a Hollywood film in India (assuming you include previews). The new MCU film also set a new IMAX record for May, bringing in $33 million (about Rs. 255 crore) of the $450 million total. That $33 million opening is Marvel Studios’ eighth biggest worldwide IMAX opening.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third Harry Potter spin-off film, earned an additional $14.8 million (about Rs. 114 crore) this weekend, bringing its total to $363.8 million (about Rs. 2,815 crore). The largest markets are the United States and Canada, with $86 million (roughly Rs. 665 crore), Japan, $32.3 million (roughly Rs. 250 crore), Germany, $27.4 million (roughly Rs. 212 crore), the United Kingdom, $25.5 million (roughly Rs. 197 crore), China, $24.6 million (roughly Rs. 190 crore), and France, with $20.5 million (roughly Rs. 190 crore) (about Rs. 158 crore).

Finally, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — the sequel to the video game film starring Idris Elba — grossed $14.4 million (about Rs. 111 crore) globally over the weekend. With that, it currently has a global gross of $349.4 million (about Rs. 2,704 crore). The United States and Canada are responsible for $169.9 million (approximately Rs. 1,315 crore), followed by the United Kingdom at $27.4 million (approximately Rs. 212 crore), Mexico at $18.7 million (approximately Rs. 144 crore), France at $16.1 million (approximately Rs. 124 crore), Australia at $14.8 million (approximately Rs. 114 crore), and Brazil at $10.2 million (approximate (about Rs. 78 crore). Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released in Hong Kong on July 21 and in Japan on August 19.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are all currently playing in Indian and international cinemas.