Doctor Strange Nears $500 Million
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.
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.