RealD 3D Equipped Theaters Generated An Estimated $24 Million Domestically. Internationally Approximately 45% of the film’s $240.4 came from the 3D Format Led By China (100%), Germany (89%), Brazil (80%), Russia (68%) and France (39%)
Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, captivated audiences this weekend as the well-reviewed and thrilling motion picture generated approximately 47% of its domestic opening weekend gross on 3D equipped screens. RealD 3D accounted for an estimated $24 million of the weekend’s total estimated $85 million domestic box office.
Internationally approximately 45% of the film’s $240.4 million has come from the 3D format led by China (100%), Germany (89%), Brazil (80%), Russia (68%), and France (39%). To date, the film has grossed an estimated $325 million worldwide.
“’Doctor Strange’ is exactly the kind of imaginative and energetic event 3D programming that gets audiences excited to buy tickets to experience this enhanced visual format,” said Anthony Marcoly, president of worldwide cinema for RealD. “In recent days, when reviews started to publish, we saw many critics mentioning the extraordinary 3D effects and that validation is very powerful when consumers connect with that important information. This is exactly the kind of movie that is best experienced when seen in a premium format 3D theater. We could not be happier for the creative team behind the movie or our friends at Disney and Marvel Studios. Doctor Strange is a 3D triumph and we are proud to be a part of this box office success.”
As the world’s leading 3D cinema system, no company has been more instrumental in perfecting, promoting or providing premium quality 3D experiences to audiences worldwide than RealD, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. RealD’s expansive platform, now includes more than 28,000 3D-enabled screens in 72 countries. Over the past decade, moviegoers have chosen RealD 3D in purchasing more than 1.5 billion tickets to more than 200 major motion pictures.
About ‘Doctor Strange’
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, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies. RealD is the world’s most widely used 3D technology and our extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications and products that enable a premium viewing experience in the theatre, the home and elsewhere.
RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, Boulder, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.