‘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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Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for TheCelebrityCafe.com covering everything from music to...

  • 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

      Hey doggie, over here… LEAVE LEAVE! HAHAHAHA!!!!

      • 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…

          • Napi

            The only who is getting back to it’s alley it is you Allexxa, ’cause you are a rrrrrat-MCU-Minecraft-kid!

          • Axxell

            In addition to poor reading comprehension, you also seem to talk to yourself…

          • Napi

            Well f@ggot, express yourself correctly, then. Just look, you judge me for “being” a DC fan but now you tell me that I talk to myself when I refer to you (what you are) as a rrrat-kid MCU lover and MInecraft player. YOU ARE JUST LOSING IT. Leave already I have beaten you once again.

          • Axxell

            You lost. And the longer you beg me to leave and I don’t, the bigger your FAIL! LMAO!

            YOU CAN’T WIN!

          • Napi

            Now I get it, you are here writing nonsense because in your mind you think you are Doctor Strange saying “Dormammu I came to bargain”. I hope that the Eye of Agamotto works also on Minecraft so you can recover your house! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH LEAVE to make it happen.

          • Axxell

            LOL! You fail…again!

          • Napi

            HAHAHAHAHAH And the same ol’ childish response! You know what else is childish? Your minecraft house xDxD LEAVE to rebuild it

          • Axxell

            I’m just stating the fact you’ve failed to get me off this board for weeks…and you’ll continue to fail because you’re too stupid to realize you can’t win this…

          • Napi

            But Allexxa my dear! I’ve been winning all way long. Every time you answer my comments I laugh because I can see all your hate and frustation every time I tell you to LEAAAAVE xDxD

          • Axxell

            I’m not the one writing in caps, which shows how frustrated you are about being stuck in a lose-lose situation where you can’t stop commenting.

          • Napi

            Well well, says so the boy who writes with both bold and cap letters. I write in caps so you can UNDERSTAND, because I realized how is for you to make some cognitive processes.
            Comprehend Allexxa, every time you mention the matter of time or the tedious this game is you are pleaing to me to stop. But… here is the thing “Dormammu I came to bargain xDxD”. LEAVE Dormammu

          • Axxell

            LOL! I never told you to stop, or that I’m frustrated…You’re literally begging me to stop…

          • Napi

            Do you know what does literally means? Do know a thing at least?… No? I think so. LEAVE kiddo I’m enjoying this… and I will for the ETERNITY

          • Axxell

            Of course…You enjoy failure.

          • Napi

            Hahahaha nooo, obviously no. I enjoy how you become ratty everytime I tell you to LEAV V V V VE!

          • Axxell

            I also enjoy your failure to make me leave…LOL!

          • Napi

            Give more fun Allexxa!! Whice of this options makes you rattier? LEAVE or Marvel succs?

          • Axxell

            The fact Marvel has made more money in 8 years, than DC has in 40 years. And better reviews.

            Triggered! LOL!

          • Napi

            LOL, that word “TRIGGERED” Only a teenager “meme lord” use those kind of words. Tell me about the meme of the frog… so bad xDxD Bye meme lord

          • Axxell

            Bye Felicia. Go teach everyone how to be the most pathetic individual at a “party” by staring at a screen for the whole thing…LOL!

          • Napi

            YEESSSS!! I love when I hit a nerve! Meme lord, rat kid, Minecraft player with his house destroyed, Marvel succer, Trump hater that doesn’t why he hates him… what else… hmmm…. Patriots fan? xDxD LEAVE

          • Axxell

            Beg me to leave again, b¡tch!

            I win.

          • Napi

            Repeated and boring. LEAVE

          • Axxell

            Repeated attempt to get me to leave.

            I win. Again.

          • Napi

            Victory x7!

          • Axxell

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

          • Napi

            Victory x21
            Gon Allexxa, LEAVE

          • Axxell

            Repeated attempt to get me to leave. x117

            I win. Again. x117

          • Napi

            Victory x38
            Extra victory for calking x11
            LEAVE <—- to continue the amusement

          • Axxell

            I’m still here.

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

            (Extra fail for pretending to have a life) x140

          • Napi

            Love the repeated comments, proof of my victory. xDxD LEAVEE boy

          • Axxell

            Repeated attempt to get me to leave.

            I win. Again.

          • Napi

            Victory x10!!!
            Wow Axxell Your facking childish way of thinking is incredible. You wont get the LAST COMMENT xDxD Burns right? What burns more? Not getting the last comment or LEAVE? xDxD

          • Axxell

            LOL! There it is…begging me to leave…again. And I’m still here.

            I win, b¡tch.

          • Napi

            Victory x23!
            LEAVE kiddo

          • Axxell

            I’m still here.

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

          • Napi

            Victory x35
            Extra victory for calking x8
            LEAVE

          • Axxell

            I’m still here.

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

            (Extra fail for pretending to have a life) x137

          • Napi

            Victory x50 <——Whoooooaaaa we are halfway there!
            Extra victory for calking x23
            LEAVE <—- to continue the amusement

          • Axxell

            I’m still here.

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

            (Extra fail for pretending to have a life) x152

          • Napi

            Not answering the milepoints? you are exhausted, right?

            Victory x75
            Extra victory for calking x48
            LEAVE <—- to continue the amusement

          • Axxell

            Not answering anything you haven’t directed to me…

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

            (Extra fail for pretending to have a life) x177

          • Napi

            What? Go to sleep idiot
            Victory x88
            Extra victory for calking x61
            LEAVE <—- to continue the amusement

          • Axxell

            LOL! Napi getting tired? Haahahahaa!!

            I’m still here.

            You fail…again, b¡tch!

            (Extra fail for pretending to have a life) x191