Benedict Cumberbatch is now the world’s unlikeliest superhero of the hour, with Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ packing a strong global box office at INR 2180 cr (USD 325 Million) till date.
Despite the strong presence of two Bollywood biggies, India saw an incredibly strong start with a weekend GBOC at 14.03 cr (10.10 cr NBOC total till date). In fact, Sunday was 52% stronger than day one accumulating a GBOC of 5.57 cr (4.01 cr NBOC) on Sunday alone.
Given the strong word of mouth, screens and shows were added during the course of the weekend and this is Marvel’s 14th consecutive hit.
From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
‘Doctor Strange’ stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey.