Doctor Strange Completes Box Office Run On A High Note

Domestically, Doctor Strange now occupies the #9 spot on the all-time MCU chart, sitting right between Captain America: The Winter Soldier with $259 million, and Thor: The Dark World with $206 million. Strange sits at an even higher perch worldwide, at the #7 spot, still between Cap 2 and Thor 2 (the discrepancy in numbering is due to the fact that Iron Man and Iron Man 2 both performed much better domestically than they did overseas)

This means that while Scott Derrickson’s movie is an undeniable hit, it’s not quite a Guardians level breakout, possibly tempering where the Sorcerer Supreme will go in the future.

When it comes to films released in 2016, Doctor Strange is the #13 best performer domestically, coming in just shy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s $233 million total. Of the films topping Strange on the 2016 domestic list, four of them are fellow superhero movies – Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, further showing its limitations. That said, Strange did easily beat out X-Men: Apocalypse, which maxed out at $155 million.
Before any potential further standalones, Stephen Strange will be back in Thor: Ragnarok for a brief appearance where he teams up with the God of Thunder and Loki, before a pivotal role in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Culled from Screenrant

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