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Doctor Strange Has Stellar Opening At Box Office

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 14:27

The opening for Doctor Strange kept in line with estimates as Marvel's first supernatural movie brought in $84.9 million for its U.S. opening.

While Doctor Strange started out ahead of Thor: The Dark World this weekend, by the time Sunday came around, Doctor Strange fell just short of Thor 2's opening of $85.7 million. Obviously that's no cause for concern as Doctor Strange also beat out the likes of Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man, Thor and Incredible Hulk to give Doctor Strange the second best opening for a Marvel origin/single character film (trails Iron Man's $98.6 million).

To date, Doctor Strange has brought in a worldwide gross of $325,389,000, with a current international haul of $240,400,000.

Rotten Tomatoes has Doctor Strange listed with a 90% favorable response from critics and 91% from fans.

You can read our own Doctor Strange movie review here.

"Doctor Strange" is 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.