‘Doctor Strange’ Brings In $9.4M With Thursday Showings

Doctor Strange

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.

Doctor Strange is in theaters everywhere starting today. Are you looking forward to the film? Have you already seen it? Comment below!

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  • Darthmanwe

    ISn’t that slightly low for a Marvel thursday night? Or maybe I’m thinking friday numbers…

    • Maxi Iroh

      This will make for a $80 to $90M this weekend, and yes you’re thinking about the Friday numbers.

    • Rob

      I read it is the largest Thursday night box office for a first movie for a Marvel stand alone superhero movie since Iron Man. This is a huge number for this movie.

      If it was a sequel or a team up, it would be good, not great.

  • Napi

    HA!

  • Rob

    “I knew people were excited to see the Wonder Woman trailer, but WOW! If this many people are going to pay for for that bomb Doctor Strange just to see the Wonder Woman trailer in IMAX and 3D, Wonder Woman is going to $10 billion next year” – Samurai

    • Fenix

      When will he rear his stupid head?

  • Antonio

    That’s not bad at all considering this movie didn’t have a huge promo push like other MCU films, the casting controversy and it titular character being lessor known. I saw the film today and I haven’t enjoyed an MCU film this much since Winter Soldier and GOTG. It’s definitely better than Civil War, AOG and Ant-Man. The performances and visuals were great, the story was strong and consistent and the villain had a believable and relatable motive. I give this film a 9/10, it just felt a tad bit rushed. I predict $85 mil in the US for the opening wknd and it’ll do $200 mil in the US/$600 mil WW overall

    • Matches Malone

      I thought it had a pretty heavy marketing push, at least it did in my neck of the woods. I was sold on this film when they announced the cast and can’t wait until I see it an hour from now.
      Curious to see where it ends up this weekend as it does face some decent competition from Trolls for the family audience, which comprises a decent chunk of Marvel’s audience. $78 Million is my prediction for a solid opening

      • Matias Gagliardone

        So have you seen it? What did you think?

        • Antonio

          I thought it was great honestly. The movie just seemed a bit rushed in places, like we’re never told how long Strange trained with The Ancient One and it jumped into the action pretty quickly without a gradual buildup. Overall, the film worked fine. Great performances, amazing visuals, solid story. The villain didn’t have a lot of screen time and I don’t think he was meant to this huge menacing threat so he worked fine within the confounds of the movie. I did think the CGI Dormammu character was a bit goofy looking but I did enjoy that confrontation scene with him and Strange, it showed an entirely new realm the MCU can explore.

        • Matches Malone

          Fantastic. I was also pleasantly surprised at how much my wife and kids loved it as well.

  • Steve Steve

    Using Guardians and Ant-Man as comparables, Doctor Strange would do $79-80 million. I think the trades are being really conservative ($70-75 million) for the purpose of framing Doctor Strange’s opening as shocking.

    And, to be clear… NOT because they’re biased towards Marvel! But, because they need sensational headlines for Sunday.

  • Axxell

    Saw it on Thursday, planning to go back tomorrow.

    • Napi

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      • Axxell

        You fail…again, b¡tch!

        • Napi

          Repeated comment hahahaha! MCU is for pr¡cks xDxD LEAVE, you’ll never win.

          • Axxell

            Should be right up your alley then…