As is the norm for Hollywood tentpoles, IMAX and 4DX are driving the sales, with over Rs. 5 crores in sales for the large-screen format and nearly Rs. 2 crores for the moving seats. 3D remains popular with the Indian audience, making up almost 60 per cent of the total tickets sold. PVR leads the sales among all the chains making up a third of the total ticket sales, while in money’s worth as high 40 per cent with Rs. 8.20 crores. Geographically, South India makes up 40 per cent of total sales while the biggest circuit remains Mumbai followed by Delhi/UP and Mysore.
The film has another four days to go before release and has a good shot at taking out the final sales of No Way Home which finaled with 14 lakhs ticket sales before release. The biggest openers for Hollywood in India are three Marvel movies, with two Avengers movies taking the top spot and No Way Home at number three with Rs. 39.30 crores. Dr Strange is currently projected to open over Rs. 30 crores (Rs. 25 crores Nett) on Friday and a weekend north of Rs. 90 crores (Rs. 75 crores Nett).