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Doctor Strange Nears $500 Million

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:33

Doctor Strange will hit the $500 million mark at the box office some time in the next couple of days.

Doctor Strange held on to the #1 spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row netting $43 million domestically and hitting over $150 million in ten days with a current worldwide gross of $492.6 million.

Doctor Strange also managed to drop only 49% from its first week, which is the second best percentage in the last ten Marvel movies (by comparison, Batman Vs. Superman dropped 69%).

On top of its $153+ million U.S. box office, Doctor Strange has netted $339.6 million internationally, which passes the foreign box office grosses for The Incredible Hulk ($129m), Captain America: The First Avenger ($194m), Iron Man ($266m), Thor ($268m), Iron Man 2 ($310m) and Ant-Man ($339m).

Box Office Mojo also notes, with the addition of Doctor Strange, Disney has now scored its best year on record at the domestic box office with $2.3 billion, surpassing its previous record high of $2.278 billion set in 2015.

"Doctor Strange" has a November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen.

Synopsis:

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe. 

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