Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Box Office Rockets to $450 Million Opening Weekend

The Multiverse of Madness grossed $12.7 million (about Rs. 98 crore) from India.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Box Office Rockets to $450 Million Opening Weekend

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Highlights
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness made $33 million in IMAX
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore up to $363.8 million global
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 box office worldwide total is $349.4 million

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has rocketed to an estimated $450 million (about Rs. 3,482 crore) at the worldwide box office on its opening weekend. That is the second biggest global debut for a Hollywood movie during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first — and the fourth biggest of all time for a Marvel Cinematic Universe chapter, after Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, and the aforementioned No Way Home. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' $12.7 million (about Rs. 98 crore) opening weekend in India is also the fourth biggest for Hollywood, with the top three slots occupied by those exact same movies.

Of that $450 million worldwide, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness grossed an estimated $185 million (about Rs. 1,431 crore) from cinemas in the US and Canada, with the remaining $265 million (about Rs. 2,051 crore) coming in from 49 markets elsewhere. The biggest markets outside of the two North American markets are South Korea with $30 million (about Rs. 232 crore), followed by the UK at $24.7 million (about Rs. 191 crore), Mexico at $21.5 million (about Rs. 166 crore), Brazil at $16.3 million (about Rs. 126 crore), India at the aforementioned $12.7 million, Australia at $12.6 million (about Rs. 97 crore), Germany at $12 million (about Rs. 92 crore), France at $11 million (about Rs. 85 crore), Japan at $9.4 million (about Rs. 72 crore), and Italy at $9 million (about Rs. 69 crore).

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Aside from scoring the fourth biggest opening for a Hollywood movie in India, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness jumped to the fifth position in Malaysia and sixth in South Korea (assuming you include previews). The new MCU movie also delivered a new IMAX record for the month of May, with the big format responsible for $33 million (about Rs. 255 crore) of that $450 million total. For Marvel Studios, that $33 million figure is the fifth best global opening in IMAX.

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Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
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Elsewhere, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — the third Harry Potter spin-off movie — brought in an additional $14.8 million (about Rs. 114 crore) worldwide this weekend to take its total to $363.8 million (about Rs. 2,815 crore). The biggest markets are the US and Canada at $86 million (about Rs. 665 crore), followed by Japan at $32.3 million (about Rs. 250 crore), Germany at $27.4 million (about Rs. 212 crore), the UK at $25.5 million (about Rs. 197 crore), China at $24.6 million (about Rs. 190 crore), and France at $20.5 million (about Rs. 158 crore).

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And lastly, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — the sequel to the video game movie that now also stars Idris Elba — added $14.4 million (about Rs. 111 crore) at the worldwide box office this weekend. With that, its global gross now stands at $349.4 million (about Rs. 2,704 crore). The US and Canada are responsible for $169.9 million (about Rs. 1,315 crore), followed by the UK at $27.4 million (about Rs. 212 crore), Mexico at $18.7 million (about Rs. 144 crore), France at $16.1 million (about Rs. 124 crore), Australia at $14.8 million (about Rs. 114 crore), and Brazil at $10.2 million (about Rs. 78 crore). Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases July 21 in Hong Kong, and August 19 in Japan.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are playing in cinemas in India and around the world.


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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Book Your Tickets

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

  • Release Date 6 May 2022
  • Language English
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Superhero
  • Duration 2h 6min
  • Cast
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, Patrick Stewart
  • Director Sam Raimi
  • Music Danny Elfman
  • Producer Kevin Feige
  • Production Marvel Studios
  • Certificate U/A
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Book Your Tickets

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

  • Release Date 8 April 2022
  • Language English
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Cast
    Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Mads Mikkelsen, William Nadylam, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Victoria Yeates, Richard Coyle, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Oliver Masucci
  • Director David Yates
  • Music James Newton Howard
  • Producer David Heyman, J. K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, Tim Lewis
  • Production Heyday Films
  • Certificate 16+
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Book Your Tickets

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Release Date 22 April 2022
  • Language English
  • Genre Adventure, Comedy
  • Cast
    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Idris Elba, Jim Carrey
  • Director Jeff Fowler
  • Music Tom Holkenborg
  • Producer Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno
  • Production Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet, Blur Studio
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