Benedict Cumberbatch and Sam Raimi Conjure Up $450 Million in Worldwide Winnings

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness shows that familiar things tilt differently in parallel universes. Indeed, somewhere out there, like in the movies, red means go, and green means stop. But one thing is for sure where we all live: Benedict Cumberbatch and director Sam Raimi Coming together for a comic book movie means big business for theaters and for Disney.

The 28th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (along with several plot-related TV series, such as WandaVision) caught the eye of ticket buyers globally this weekend. Domestically, the story of the former Sorcerer Supreme earns $185 million, according to Diversity. Overseas markets brought in $265 million with a cumulative score of $450 million.

These earnings come despite the film not showing in China, which has overtaken the United States as the number one movie market during the coronavirus pandemic.

Besides, Guardians reported late last month that censors representing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar had asked Disney to cut 12 seconds of “LGBTQ content.” (In the film, the character America Chavez do Xochitl Gomez, reflecting on her childhood with two mothers.) “It was a simple edit,” said Saudi Arabia’s cinema classification supervisor general. (Having seen the film, I would say it erases character motivation if you don’t know who the two women in her flashback are.) Disney “has so far denied the edits. requested,” Guardians reported.

However, the film is still the 11th highest grossing opening film in history, according to Diversity. As for director Raimi, whose roots in indie horror can be found in masterpieces like Demon of Death 2 and Army of Darknessand whose love of fantasy schtick can be found in dramas like Xena: Warrior Princess, this is a return form. This is his first movie in theaters since 2013 Great and mighty Ozand a win for the early thinking man Spiderman trilogy, predating the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the basis for modern comic book films.

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Zack Zwiezen

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