Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which was released just last week, opened to a surprisingly receptive reception from the public. Advance tickets for it had been sold nearly a month beforehand and predictions for its opening day sales are expecting them to reach new heights for films. But with mixed reviews and poor word-of-mouth resulting from some unpleasing aspects found within the film itself; Doctor Strange 2 has seen enormous drop-offs on its first Monday. Despite this, though, when all has been said and done – including worldwide earnings – Doctor Strange 2 will still surpass $100 million USD by the end of its first week.
In this box office report, we examine the success of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness by comparing it to past Hollywood releases. It is not surprising that Doctor Strange 2–which made Rs. 101.49 crore within its first week–has already outperformed past hits like Jurassic World (Rs. 101 crores), Fast and Furious 8 (Rs. 86.23 crores), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (Rs. 86 lakhs).
With these new figures, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness currently ranks as the seventh all-time highest Hollywood grosser in India–though clearly behind other hits such as Avengers: Endgame (Rs. 373 crore) or Avengers: Infinity War (Rs. 227 crore). Nonetheless, DrStrange 2 is projected to continue its current numbers for another week and possibly exceed those rankings after some time passes without competition from rival films.
Currently, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues to play in theaters, and is expected to see another jump in collections over its second weekend. In fact, it will come as no surprise if the business of the film surpasses the lifetime collections of releases like The Lion King which collected Rs. 158.71 cr, and Fast & Furious 7 which collected Rs. 108 cr in the coming days.
All-Time Highest Hollywood grossers in India at a glance:
Avengers: Endgame – Rs. 373.22 cr
Avengers: Infinity War – Rs. 227.43 cr
Spider-Man – No Way Home – Rs. 218.41 cr
The Jungle Book – Rs. 188 cr
The Lion King – Rs. 158.71 cr
Fast & Furious 7 – Rs. 108 cr
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Rs. 101.49 cr
Jurassic World – Rs. 101 cr
Fast And Furious 8 – Rs. 86.23 cr
Spider-Man: Far From Home – Rs. 86.11 cr