Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness crossed $800 million worldwide this weekend, now with $803.2M after three frames. This side $342.1M is of domestic origin and $461.1M of the international box office. The offshore decline was 53% with $40 million of 49 markets.
Last weekend, we posed the question of just how far that cape and swagger can go, and now we think the Doctor could hit around $950 million worldwide when all is said and done. And that’s without China and Russia in the mix.
Among 28 MCU features (and excluding China and Russia), the Sam Raimi-led spin on the Wizard lands at No. 11 so far on a worldwide basis. It also became the world and international No. 1 release of 2022 and the second biggest Hollywood film of the pandemic. In IMAX, Benedict Cumberbatch’s star has now grossed $55.8 million.
Overall abroad, Korea remains the top game at $45.9 million (a new local movie went crazy this session – see below). Rounding out the Top 5 are the UK ($43.8 million), Mexico ($35.7M), Brazil ($29.2M) and Australia ($23 million).
In general, takes were good at the international box office this weekend, boding well for next weekend when Tom Cruise returns to the big screen in Top Gun: Maverick following a worldwide press tour that could probably be seen from space.
There were also a few milestones in the mix as Sony Unexplored surpassed $400 million worldwide and Universal/DreamWorks Animation The villains stole over $100 million overseas.
The villains became one of only five anime titles in the $100 million offshore benchmark during the pandemic. The weekend was good for $6.6M across 68 markets, down only 4% from the previous image. This brings the offshore total to $107.8M and worldwide to $182.2M.
One of the few films to make decent numbers at the end of China, The villains has now grossed $25.5 million there, topping The Batman and closing on Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets to become the No. 1 Hollywood movie of the year on the market. Other notable cume include the UK ($15.6M), Australia ($10.9M), Spain ($7.2M) and France ($6.3 million). Japan comes out in October.
sony Unexploredmeanwhile, surpassed the four-century mark this weekend globally, reporting $400.7 million. The Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg star is the 4th greatest video game adaptation of all time worldwide. Overseas, he mapped $253.1M since its release in January.
Among the photos in local language, those of Megabox The roundup had a five-day opening of $29.2 million Korea, including $700,000 from IMAX across 17 screens for the 2nd highest launch weekend for a Korean title ever in the format. Director Lee Sang-yong’s sequel to 2017 The Outlaws follows a cop who travels to a foreign country to extradite a suspect. But shortly after his arrival, he discovers other murder cases and learns of a vicious killer who has been committing crimes against tourists for several years. It’s wonderful to see the Korean box office rebound.