Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Nears $40 Million After International Opening Day

Walt Disney is reporting that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has earned $27.2 million in its initial overseas debut.

The MCU sequel, which begins domestic advance-night previews as early as 3:00 pm today,

opened in 20 markets including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea. Of note

it earned $5.9 million in South Korea, $3.8 million in Japan and $3 million in France.

It scored the second-biggest opening day ever in Malaysia behind Avengers: Endgame and scored the biggest Covid-era opening days in several territories

while scoring the biggest opening day since The Rise of Skywalker in Belgium. It’ll essentially be opening worldwide,

save for China, Russia, Ukraine and parts of the Middle East over this week.

Considering the alleged reasons for not approving the last handful of MCU flicks (a brief reference to America Chavez having two mothers