Marvel’s Doctor Strange is off to an impressive start at the domestic box office, bringing in over $9.4 million during Thursday night showings. With these numbers as a starting indication, this is likely to be one of the biggest weekends at the fall box office.
Compared to other Marvel movies with early showings, Thor: The Dark World made $7.1M and Ant-Man came in at $6.4M for Thursday showings.
Doctor Strange has already been with its haul internationally at the box office. It has already earned $133M and will be opening in China today. The film has already broken records overseas at the box office and in IMAX. Doctor Strange conjured the strongest international IMAX debut to date at $7.8 million, more than doubling the previous record holder, Gravity, which brought in $3.2 million.
Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
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