‘Doctor Strange’ Passes ‘Ant-Man’ At Worldwide Box Office

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Doctor Strange’s quest to become the most successful stand alone Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has just taken a huge boost as it has surpassed Ant-Man at the box office.

This weekend Doctor Strange’s box office total has risen to a huge $571 million,and having only been released three weeks ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s introduction to the Sorcerer Supreme has got plenty of steam left in it.

Ant-Man was of course seen as a more light-hearted Marvel Studio’s release, and although audiences were generally positively surprised at the quality of a film that contained a character they might not have been all that familiar with, as well as the lack of an appearance from one of the MCU A-listers (sorry Falcon, you’re not quite there yet). This means that the success of Ant-Man could have of course contributed to the success of Doctor Strange. Audiences now know that these stand-alone Marvel movies about a lesser known character can be executed extremely well, which might be why everyone has been more willing to head out to see Doctor Strange despite the November release date rather than Ant-Man’s July release in 2015.

This does also raise the conversation of a Doctor Strange sequel. Given that Ant-Man is all set for a sequel in the coming years, you’d have to assume this means we’ll be getting a sequel to Doctor Strange too due to the impressive box office so far.

‘Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.’

Doctor Strange is currently playing in theaters everywhere.

Source: ComicBook.com

Joe Hart

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  • Vegas82

    I may have to see it again as part of a magical double feature with Fantastic Beasts.

  • Antonio

    Oh wow… $570 mil after 3 wks is huge, the movie will be out of theatres by the new year and I’m sure by then it’ll have did at least $750 mil

    • Maxi Iroh

      I don’t think it can reach $700M, the movie just made $17M domestically, this week.

    • SAMURAI36

      LMAO, did you see this week’s numbers? It’s already down like 60-70% domestically. FB is already eating it up. Plus, doesn’t a Star Wars movie come out this year? OMG, that thing is so dead.

      • Antonio

        Lol and I guess you’re forgetting the US isn’t the only film market in the world, if it did $17-20 mil this week, that’ll round out to around $40-50 mil internationally, which means over the 4 weeks, the movie, could still generate close to $100 mil globally which would put it at least $670 mil

        • SAMURAI36

          LOL, good luck with that. Anything to mete out a victory.

      • Antonio

        I don’t really know what your issue is with Marvel but it’s sad that a C list comic book character like Doctor Strange can come close to out performing a solo Superman film, oh have the mighty have truly fallen ✌?️

        • SAMURAI36

          I’ve already outlined my issues with Marvel over a dozen times on here. If you’re new here, then go back into my post history for the details.

          As far as outgrossing MOS, been there, done that. But you might wanna come up with a better talking point, because MOS has already outgrossed more than 70% of all Marvel films (both Disney & non-Disney). And that was with their first shared universe film. ✌

  • SAMURAI36

    LMAO, so now Ant-Man is the goal post for a Mighty Marvel film. Talk about (not) reaching… How the mighty have fallen.