A few days ago, the much-anticipated “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Doctor Strange 2: Runaway Multiverse) was officially released, surpassing the $500 million mark in less than a week, and it performed very well.
Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Madness (Dr Strange 2), like many Disney films, was banned from the Chinese market. In this regard, Disney’s chief CEO said that Disney Pictures will still not be deeply affected by any negative effects and will achieve absolute success in box office results.
Dr Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness
Since the release of Avengers: Endgame in China. Disney CEO Bob Chapek pointed out in the second-quarter earnings call that even without China, the company’s brands and franchises in this market have a long track record of success and strong supporters. Living up to expectations, Doctor Strange 2 crossed the $500 million mark in less than a week.
He pointed out that even if it is difficult for corporate films to be released in China, this does not hinder their chances of success at the box office. The relationship between China and Hollywood has always been complicated. Disney US executives said that since 2018, censorship related to the film industry has been directly controlled and kept out of the door by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department, although usually not outright rejection, but hovering after submission, with a distant release date.