Published: Mon, November 07, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

"Doctor Strange" spins magic at re-energized box office

Doctor Strange also opened in an additional 22 material countries this weekend with an estimated $118.7 million, bringing the film's worldwide total to $240.4 million and its global sum to $325.4 million after 13 days. However, the director remarked that is not all fans could expect in the movie.

Gibson hasn't directed a film since "Apocalypto" in 2006. That's better than those of Cap3 (-41%), Ant-Man (-42%), Guardians Of The Galaxy (-44%) and Thor: The Dark World (-46%). Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the arrogant neurosurgeon turned mystical sorcerer, Disney, Marvel and everyone involved hopes that it's as mind-bending and disruptive as the Steve Ditko-imagined comic was at the time. "Trolls" features the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick.

After earning $12.3 million on Friday at 4,060 locations, "Trolls" is also adding a boost, toying with an opening of about $44 million. It would have been nice to get more of this, but the film clearly wants to get to the magical stuff. Hacksaw Ridge grossed US$750,000 in Thursday-night previews, a sturdy start for an adult drama.

As the superhero in the bunch, "Doctor Strange" easily dominated with $85 million in North America theaters according to studio estimates Sunday.

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It wasn't just Cumberbatch's enthusiasm that came across on stage, but the rest of the actors, Swinton (pictured above, beside Mordo actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, as they await Doctor Strange's return from a test) and Mads Mikkelsen (below, in the role of Kaecilius) in particular, were absolutely psyched to become a part of the MCU.

Disney, which announced last week that it had reached $5.85 billion this year in global ticket sales, may yet hit a record $7 billion in 2016 buoyed by "Doctor Strange" and the forthcoming "Moana" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

It seems like Marvel has done a great job in its production of Doctor Strange. The film centers around the Supreme Court case that declared laws prohibiting interracial marriage unconstitutional.

"Generally if the film's successful they tend to carry on, so hopefully people like this and the stars align again".

That doesn't mean it was made on an art house budget or is expected to make art house money. This is actually a really interesting dynamic of internal frustration we haven't really seen with a Marvel hero outside of the Netflix shows.

"Moonlight", perhaps the most acclaimed film of the year, continued to impress as it widened its theatrical footprint.

Doctor Strange collected Rs 6.09 crore nett at the Indian box office on two days. The three openers did what we haven't seen since August - they combined for an opening weekend over $140 million.

As the presidential battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sprints towards Election Day next week, "Doctor Strange" and "Trolls" may have provided a needed break from a campaign that has been among the most negative in history.

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