After the success of ‘Doctor Strange 2’, Disney CEO says the studio doesn’t need China

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ was banned from Saudi Arabia and Egypt for bringing a scene that references the homosexuality of America Chavez’s mothers (Xochitl Gomez).

As the countries mentioned are extremely conservative, gay representation in the media is strictly illegal.

In addition, the film was also banned from China, one of the most lucrative markets for cinema due to the number of people in the region.

So far, the reason for the decision has not been revealed, but the country does not receive a film from marvel studios since ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‎‎‎‎’ (2019).

The hero’s newest movie even received approval there, but it didn’t get a premiere date.

Anyway, ‘Doctor Strange 2′ has already passed the mark of US$ 500 million around the world in less than a week in theaters.

In a statement, the president of the disney celebrated the title’s financial success and said that China’s restriction is not that significant and the studio is doing very well.

“We have a long track record of success, and a strong fan base for our brands and franchises in this market… We will continue to ship our films for release in any country that wants to receive our content. And it’s worth noting that at a time when we’re having some difficulty getting our movies out of China, the new movie from ‘Doctor Strange‘ is doing extraordinarily well.” (via deadline).

He continued:

“So we’re pretty confident that even without China, it won’t detract from our success, given the relatively lower acceptance rate we get there compared to the rest of the world.”

Remembering that ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ already accumulated US$ 532.5 million around the world.

Only in the USA were US$ 222.7 millionwhile the others US$ 309.8 million are from the international market.

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