‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ Enters $800M+ Dimension WW; ‘Uncharted’ Tops $400M & ‘Bad Guys’ Crosses $100M Overseas – International Box Office

1 worldwide and international release of 2022 and the second biggest Hollywood movie of the pandemic. In IMAX, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer has now grossed $55.8M. 11 so far on a global basis. Among 28 MCU features (and excluding China and Russia), the Sam Raimi-directed spin on the sorcerer lands at No. It has also become the No.
Director Lee Sang-yong's sequel to 2017’s The Outlaws follows a cop who heads to a foreign country to extradite a suspect. It's wonderful to see Korea's box office bouncing back. But soon after arriving, he discovers more murder cases and learns of a vicious killer who has been committing crimes against tourists for several years. Among local-language pics, Megabox’s The Roundup had a $29.2M five-day opening in Korea, including $700K from IMAX on 17 screens for the 2nd highest launch weekend of a Korean title ever in the format.
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Rounding out the Top 5 are the UK ($43.8M), Mexico ($35.7M), Brazil ($29.2M) and Australia ($23M). Overall overseas, Korea remains the top play at $45.9M (a new local movie went bonkers there this session — see below).
Last weekend we posed the question as to how high this cloak and swagger can go, and thinking is now that the Doctor could top out around $950M worldwide when all is said and done. And that's without China and Russia in the mix.
Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness crossed $800M globally this weekend, now with $803.2M after three frames. Of that $342.1M is from domestic and $461.1M from the international box office. The offshore drop was 53% with $40M from 49 markets.
One of the rare movies to do decent numbers of late in China, The Bad Guys has now grossed $25.5M there, overtaking The Batman and closing in on Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore to become the No. Japan releases in October. Other notable cumes include the UK ($15.6M), Australia ($10.9M), Spain ($7.2M) and France ($6.3M). 1 Hollywood movie of the year in the market.
Sony’s Uncharted, meanwhile, muscled past the four-century mark this weekend globally, grossing $400.7M. Overseas it has mapped out $253.1M since releasing in January. The Tom Holland/Mark Wahlberg-starrer is the 4th biggest video game adaptation of all time worldwide.
The weekend was good for $6.6M in 68 markets — just a 4% drop from the previous frame. The Bad Guys became one of only five animated titles to the $100M offshore benchmark during the pandemic. That brings the offshore total to $107.8M and global to $182.2M.
There were also some milestones in the mix as Sony’s Uncharted topped $400M worldwide and Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys stole past $100M overseas.
In general, holds were good at the international box office this weekend, boding well for next weekend when Tom Cruise returns to the big screen in Top Gun: Maverick following a global press tour that likely could be seen from space.

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