‘Doctor Strange’ draws 3 million viewers in S. Korea

November 4, 2016

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Yonhap) — Marvel Studios and Disney’s “Doctor Strange” has drawn an audience of more than 3 million in South Korea, the film’s local distributor said Friday.

Released on Oct. 26, the Hollywood superhero movie has been seen by 3,012,513 viewers as of 9:30 a.m. Friday, on the 10th day of run, according to Walt Disney Korea.

This pace is as fast as that of “The Avengers,” also a Marvel Studio film which hit Korean theatres back in 2012.

Directed by Scott Derrickson, “Doctor Strange” tells the story of a genius surgeon, once thrown into despair due to an unfortunate accident, who later develops magical powers to transform himself into a world savior.

The hero flick starring Benedict Cumberbatch is expected to ensue the success of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” which had attracted over 8,677,248 local moviegoers earlier this year.

Still image of a news report on the Hollywood film "Doctor Strange" by Yonhap News TV

Still image of a news report on the Hollywood film “Doctor Strange” by Yonhap News TV