IMAX Conjures Up Biggest May Global Opening Ever with $33 Million Debut of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"
Strong Global Bow Led by Historic Performances Around the World, with 48 out of 68 International Markets Notching Top Ten All-Time IMAX Opening Weekends
The strong debut was led by a slew of historic performances around the world, where "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" delivered a top ten all-time IMAX opening weekend in 48 out of 68 international markets. That includes eight international markets where the film delivered the biggest IMAX opening weekend of all time, including
A Filmed for IMAX release, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" was shot with IMAX cameras and the entire film features IMAX-exclusive expanded aspect ratio. The film delivered
"Summer blockbuster season is off to a roaring start with 'Doctor Strange'— an excellent sign for the phenomenal slate ahead representing some of the most bankable franchises, filmmakers, and stars in the world," said
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" was preceded by the theatrical exclusive teaser of "Avatar: The Way of Water", the hotly anticipated sequel to
"We are very happy to see the great fan reaction to the 'Avatar' teaser and, given our historic performance on the first film, we're looking forward to this great franchise returning to theatres to cap off a strong year at the movies," added Gelfond.
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