‘Doctor Strange’ Sweeps The Box Office With $85 Million

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Doctor Strange has had a magical weekend. The film, which follows the adventures of Doctor Stephen Strange as he navigates his new life of magic and sorcery after a car accident leaves him incapable of being a neurosurgeon, was forecast to make $70 million its opening weekend.

Unsurprisingly, after all the buzz and generally positive reviews, Doctor Strange has soared higher than expected, topping the box office weekend at $85 million. This makes it the fourteenth Marvel film to debut at number one at the box office. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Benedict Wong.

Doctor Strange beat out Thor, which made $65.7 million, and even Captain America: The First Avenger, which topped the box office at $65 million its opening weekend. But for its first foray into the MCU and for a lesser known character within the Marvel universe, Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange has done really well for itself. The film had a $165 million budget and has thus far surpassed $325 million worldwide after debuting with $44.3 million in China, so Disney and Marvel have more than made their money back and after only the opening weekend.

In second place is DreamWorks animation Trolls, with the voice talents of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, which made a solid $45.6 million. In third place, with $14.7 million is Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield.

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween dropped to fourth place with $7.8 million and rounding out the top five is Inferno, starring Tom Hanks, with $6.3 million.

Did you see Doctor Strange this weekend?

Source: Variety

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • bingeit 45

    sweep is a strong word especially when other movies have also done well

    • Rob

      It did make more money than the other movies in the top five combined.

  • Napi

    Sweeps? More like weeps hahahaha

    • Axxell

      U mad bro?

      • Napi
        • Axxell

          Aww..You look adorable in that picture

          • Napi

            Ok, it is obvious that you aint that boy… he is way more intelligent HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA…. LEAVVVE

          • Axxell

            Yeah…you were WAAAY more intelligent when that picture was taken than your are now…

          • Napi

            Sorry I didn’t understand you, it seems that your Down’s limits you to write with coherency… I’m sorry if I exposed your ailment, you better LEAVE now.

          • Axxell

            Like I said, you get dumber with age…That’s why you still don’t get how useless your comments are…

    • Marquis de Sade

      $325 million global cume in its official worldwide release! – And if memory serves me right, yo’ cheerleader squad captain, Sammy-rai was implyin’ Dr. Strange was gonna be a flop out the gate. He be constantly tryin’ to lump Marvel with y’alls weak azzz dceu’s coma-inducin’, under-performin’ abortions…btw, how long before James Wan drops out of Waterman, nappy?

      • Napi
        • Marquis de Sade

          Well as it pertains to dceu’s mos; bvs and ss, don’t you mean 3 STRIKES? – I guess ww will be dceu’s version of a HAIL MARY, huh, nappy?

          • Napi

            Glad you finally came out of your cave after the punishment you received from Suicide Squad hahaha

          • Marquis de Sade

            Son, you have no sense of shame! How anyone can use that embarrassment of a film as ammo to win a game of one-up-manship?
            Ya’ see, nappy, yo’ problem is you’re young, boy…you still wet behind the ears…you still got the price tag on you.

          • Napi

            Ouch! Still burns right? SS was such A success and you can’t deal with it… I feel sorry for you

          • Marquis de Sade

            LOL!
            Ya’ know, nappy, you’re the like that pesky lil’ butt nugget that no matter how many times you flush, it still finds some way to float back up top. You’re like THA’ LIL’ NUGGET WHO CAN! – Kudos, nappy.

          • Napi

            “”I know you are but what am I?” (Stupid Doctor Strange joke activated!)

          • Carl

            Financial success without critical success is pretty hollow.

          • Napi

            Hello Carl, back too soon?

          • Justin Jules

            Punishment is a great word to use for SS.

            David Ayer, writer/director of such films as End of Watch, Sabotage and Fury. Check.

            Viola Davis. Amazing in How To Get Away With Murder. Check.

            Cara Delevigne. God I love her eyebrows. Check.

            Will Smith, in dire need of a hit. Check.

            Went in thinking this will be way better than Assault on Arkham…

            Walked out thinking, what sin have I commited to be punished by such incoherent (in tone,) 90s CGI, wanna be Gaurdians of The Galaxy tur d sandwich. Please dear lord, Huggies, pampers, or whatever nappy brand was used on you, ever use that pile steaming excuse of a film as a weapon to insult anyone again.

      • Justin Jules

        Isn’t that almost half of SS global BO revenue in less than a week?

        • Marquis de Sade

          LOL! Yep.

      • Rob

        They fell into the trap of the early tracking. Early tracking is almost always way too conservative. I never thought there was a realistic chance that this movie was going to do $55 million (the low end of the early track). While the DC fan boys acted like it was a forgone conclusion that it would make only $55 million this weekend.

        • Marquis de Sade

          Yeah, you’d think these dceu pootbutts would learn that there’s one truism in life: MARVEL RUNS THIS BYTTTCH!

        • Steve Steve

          Early tracking is based on averages and is meant to be a reasonable expectation. Doctor Strange was destined for ~$55-75 million based on observable patterns, but was driven higher by extremely positive reviews and word-of-mouth.

          Conversely, Fan4stic was tracking for $35 million the day before release ($45 million the week before release). But, Fan4stic managed only $25 million due to terrible reviews and extremely poor word-of-mouth.

          Tracking provides a baseline by which to reasonably judge a film’s opening.

          Doctor Strange over-performed the expectations set by previous, similar films.

          Fan4stic under-preformed the expectations set by previous, similar films.

          Often a movie will fall within its tracking like Ant-Man. These movies preformed as they were supposed to.

          • Rob

            I’m sorry I should have said it is typically conservative if the movie is a massive critical and fan positive response like this movie. Should have clarified that better.

          • Steve Steve

            Not to harp on this, but I think if you call the tracking conservative you are understating the incredible surge of enthusiasm generated after the film opened. The tracking could not forecast the audience response to the actual film, nor could it forecast the incredible performance of the premium format screens.

            Tracking is purely a statistical forecast, without any intuition or interpretation. It is not pessimistic or optimistic. It is just what the probabilities say. It is as accurate as any model, but also subject to failure as it moves further from its center. Outliers like Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode VII cannot be accurately predicted because they are things that haven’t happened yet. The fact that Doctor Strange fell well within the outlying boundaries and still over-preformed is all the more impressive!

            Incidentally, Boxoffice.com made a forecast for an $88 million dollar opening on September 9th. That was made before tracking was available. They kept their original projection even after the tracking was released (they don’t usually) and held strong to $88 million for their pre-weekend forecast. Boxoffice.com had a bullish projection and they were almost bang-on!

          • Rob

            Tracking is almost always conservative. Even tracking on Friday by Deadline and other media sources had Doctor Strange maxing out at $75 million. Yes, there are examples of bombs that were way overestimated or movies that are on the money, but more often than not the tracking is conservative especially tracking a month out (which is the tracking we are talking about).

            BoxOfficeMojo was the outlier in this case because they were far more aggressive than the official tracking numbers.

          • Steve Steve

            Those Friday projections are usually conservative, for sure. I wouldn’t call that “tracking” because they are based on the pre-release tracking and “midnight” numbers. Thursday night numbers don’t correlate well with the opening weekend, so the metrics they use must be incredibly inaccurate.

            The biggest example of conservative Friday projections is Jurassic World. Early tracking (2 weeks early) said Jurassic World would do $100-130 million opening. After doing $18.5 million Thursday night, it was projected to beat Man of Steel with $115-135 million… It did $208.8 million.

      • DoYouFeelInCharge?

        Except WB isn’t in the business of outdoing Marvel, they are in the business of making money through film, merchandising, home video etc.This isn’t a head to head competition dummy. While these fat cat execs are counting their millions, you’re busy being a childish fanboy acting like you have some vested interest in Marvel’s success. Also, what comic book fan delights in the failure of a comic book movie, be it Marvel or DC? You’re probably a MCU bandwagon jumper who never even read a comic or simply just a miserable person.

        • Marquis de Sade

          …and you sound like CAPTAIN BUTT OF HURT!
          Calm down, Amber, what I do is only as serious as you take it.

          • DoYouFeelInCharge?

            “What I do”… what is that exactly? Desperately scream out for attention? You got mine today, congrats, you don’t have to cry into your Avengers pillow tonight.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Clown you dceu fangurls when the mood suits me…which is equally fun when watching you project your dceu fangurlish frustrations by way of catharsis.

          • DoYouFeelInCharge?

            You seem to be in that kind of mood everyday, ALOT of time on your hands. Also, why am I a DC “fangurl”? I know you derive some kind of weird pleasure from taunting the other idiots on here, but don’t lump me in with them. You’ll never get under my skin, in fact, if you’re any older then fourteen I actually feel sorry for you.

          • Marquis de Sade

            How do I know you’re a dceu fangurl??? – I clicked your name, Amber, and perused your PRO dceu comments. You have a propensity to cape for your home team, boo.

          • DoYouFeelInCharge?

            Is that really the same as trashing Marvel every chance I get? If I ever even mention Marvel it’s part of a reasonable response to a biased “Marvel fangurl” like yourself.

          • Marquis de Sade

            I’m merely trashing dceu’s ineptness, which is akin to admonishing the inattentive class dunce…It’s not my fault you choose to allow my comments to get UNDER YOUR SKIN, Amber.

          • DoYouFeelInCharge?

            Ah you got me! I’m wounded! I’m going to retreat back to the real world where all the fresh air is. Go celebrate your victory with your five fingers or Amber…whoever that is. Bye.

          • Marquis de Sade

            “You’ll never get under my skin”

            Yes I did get you, Amber. I’m glad you finally figured it out.

        • Chris W

          Ya I think most of these people that need to pick a side never read comics. Nobody I know that reads comics is this simple.

    • Rob

      The debut Marvel stand alone of superhero movie since the first Iron Man. Doctor Strange is a monster hit. You are confusing Disney’s executives’ tears of joy.

  • Marquis de Sade

    $325 million global cume in its official worldwide release!

  • Rob

    How does Samurai spin this monster debut of Doctor Strange:

    A. “I knew people were excited about the Wonder Woman trailer, but this is crazy.”

    B. “Wow! What a major disaster! The bar for any Marvel movie is an $100 million opening weekend. This one didn’t even come close.”

    C. “People just know that Fantastic Beasts is coming out in two weeks and seeing this movie early. This movie will make $5 million next weekend.”

    D. “Samurai? Samurai? Has anyone seen Samurai?”

    • Justin Jules

      I’ll go with C as the million dollar question!!!

      • Maxi Iroh

        WTF are you people talking about?

    • Carl

      I love it!

    • 39steps

      Don’t worry about Sammy, to him this comment section is blank.

      Because he’s blocked us all! What a crybaby.

      • Marquis de Sade

        LOL! Tru Dat.

        • Justin Jules

          His life if filled with ignorant bliss, DC stands for Destorying the Compeition. Real magic comes from the world of JK Rowling… Sammy must be 14 right?

          • Marquis de Sade

            Nawww, I think he’s older, but on the same token, he got that whole arrested development thing goin’ on when it comes to dceu. Them voices in his head be leadin’ Sammy astray.

    • Rob

      The correct answer is B. Samurai is arguing that $85 million is a horrible opening.

  • Carl

    Great to see it doing so well. Even better knowing that it’s a success with critics and audiences. A sequel is now guaranteed. I can’t wait for more Doctor Strange!

    • Maxi Iroh

      The sequel was guaranteed from the get go though, just like Ant-Man.

      • Justin Jules

        Sammy is that you?

      • Maxi Iroh

        I just blocked you dude, i’m not even arguing anything with you.

      • Carl

        Not true. Ant-Man absolutely did not have a sequel guaranteed until it made enough money and got a good enough reception to warrant one. They added it’s sequel into the Phase 3 slate and had to move things around.

        • Maxi Iroh

          Yeah, forgot about that.

  • Antonio

    $325 global opening is MASSIVE for a film that hardly no one outside of die hard Marvel Comics fan ever heard of. I honestly only predicted a solid $175 mil opening global weekend. I’m sure it’ll have the usual 50-60% second weekend most comic book films have which means $150-175 mil in the 2nd weekend is still big, which means in just 3 weeks the movie will have $500-550 mil and by the end of the year, at least $750-800 million which means, the character will now have a new found fan base and a sequel could do least 1 billion

    • Maxi Iroh

      That’s 2 weeks internationally and one week in the US. The openings worldwide combined were around $173M(85+88).

      • Marquis de Sade

        Opening exclusively overseas ain’t considered worldwide, so technically this current weekend is the official worldwide release.

        • Maxi Iroh

          But it just inflates the numbers.

          • Marquis de Sade

            …and it’s the same rules that both dceu and Marvel plays by as set forth by their industry standards. Don’t hate the playas’, hate the game.

          • Maxi Iroh

            I don’t think any DCEU film opened first internationally.

          • Marquis de Sade

            bvs and ss opened in a few territories overseas one week prior to opening in the U.S./Canada…It’s the current practice.

          • Steve Steve

            Actually BvS opened (very nearly) everywhere on the same weekend and nowhere early. That’s why WB touted it as the biggest CBM worldwide opener. It really showed their lack of faith in the film as an early international reaction would have further dampened the domestic run.

          • Kenny Ok

            no it doesnt. different studios release movies with different strategies

          • Steve Steve

            You know what? You’re right.

            I just looked through some of WB’s major releases from the past three years and discovered that most of them were not released in major international markets prior to the domestic release. I remembered Hobbit being released early overseas and it turns out that was one of the few exceptions. Touche sir.

          • Justin Jules
          • Kenny Ok

            no it isnt. you are rolling two weeks of figures into one week. no one does that

      • Antonio

        Yeah I know, funny thing is, I predicted the actual numbers would be only $170 mil lol

  • Antonio

    A sequel will definitely be a lot darker in tone and structure, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sequel is similar to The Dark Knight and has a villain test he very limits of Strange’s morality and powers like how Joker tested Batman’s.

  • Kenny Ok

    great for strange. I always wondered how the bar for success for this movie was set so low. a movie like suicide squad debuted to 133mil, just above the original 120mil predictions and a record for august yet still got attacked.
    it was actually leggier than civil war and grossed 750mil without china.
    it seems odd that at 70mil projections for strange people were acting like that would be an amazing opening.

    anyway I dont want people to start also being unfair to mcu rather i want people to start giving the guys in the dceu some credit for the good things they have done so far

    • Carl

      The concept that SS was leggier than Civil War is moot. Civil War opened the summer, had more to compete with and still far surpassed SS. SS opened after a pretty awful summer, had just about no competition and suffered a very large 2nd week drop off. It’s all jus about the circumstances of release, you can’t compare the two that way.

      • Kenny Ok

        the legginess of a film isnt mute because it shows just how well that film was recieved. and rabid fanboy trolls are happy to undermine it using all sorts of opinions but ignore some of the facts that shows that by all intents at purposes it was a success.

        • Carl

          It was a box office success but it’s a bad movie that wasn’t received well by critics or audiences.

          • Kenny Ok

            again a matter of opinion. the legginess of the movie suggests it was not bad at all. I am not giving my opinion of said film, merely stating the longevity in performance of the movie at the box office is more akin to a well liked blockbuster.

    • Rob

      The legginess of Suicide Squad is misleading because it was the last major film released of the summer. So it stayed in the theaters longer because there were no big time blockbusters coming in after it to take away screens from it. It is one of the few advantages of opening a large movie in August rather than May.

      Look at Guardians of the Galaxy. It was the leggiest Marvel movie to date and that was because it was released in August and was still pulling in decent money through October.

      • Kenny Ok

        again more inaccuracies. the scary thing is the twisted rationale applied to objective situations to undermine dc’ success, but yet when it comes to marvel this same critical analysis goes missing.

        You should know The decision as to what movie plays in theatre is purely down to demand, that is to say that if people werent watching suicide squad the theatre would take it down. Hence legs. If it was an independence day type flop and people werent going back and watching it, it would be out of theatres. The only reason it stayed long is because of demand. simple as.

        • Rob

          How is it inaccuracies?

          It isn’t just demand. It is about demand and the number of screens available. During the summer movie season, there is a new major movie coming out every other week (sometimes two a week). When a major movie opens they take up over 3,000 plus screens. You start to get a glut of big movies and someone has to lose screens. So major summer movies released early do major business up front and go away.

          In late August and the first hald of the fall there are only smaller movies that get released for the most part and they do not command as many screens and do a fraction of the business summer blockbusters do. So a big movie like Suicide Squad can stick around because they make more money than some of these smaller movies.

          You are oversimplifying things. There is far more to it. It is a mixture of demand and the demand of the movie’s competition.

          • Kenny Ok

            yes and you are over simplifying it too. Demand and competition are important. But demand is the main thing that decides a movies success.
            case in point madea and jack reacher, reacher was supposed to be the bigger movie with but there was more demand for madea, likewise there were expectations for inferno and madea still hung up to top spot.

            Im not then going to sit here and try and undermine madea.
            if you analysed any movie that has ever been released including the MCU ones it would have some things going for it and some things going against it. But one thing is for certain the only way the movie stays in the cinema is if there is repeat consistent business for it.

            its ok to just hold your hands up and say well done, the problem is that people look for excuses to over praise marvel and then look for excuses to over criticise dc. this is wrong

          • Rob

            Movies like Madea, Jack Reacher, and Inferno all underperformed, but they weren’t supposed to be huge hits. But all those movies came over months after Suicide Squad was released and none of them were supposed to be monster hits. The biggest movies that were released during the first two months of Suicide Squad’s release were Sausage Party ($97.7 million), Sully ($123 million) and Magnificent Seven ($92 million)

            Now look at Civil War. In the two month after it was released, the following movies came out:

            Finding Dory ($485 million)
            Secret Life of Pets ($366.5 million
            XMen ($155.4 million)
            Central Intelligence ($127.4 million)
            Angry Birds ($107.5 million)
            Independence Day 2 ($103 million)

            There was far more glut of big time movies with only so many screens.

            And I am not doing this to trash DC. I am saying this to point out it isn’t a fair comparison because of the different times of the year. I don’t consider Suicide Squad being a bust. It did well at the box office. I just don’t think it a valid comparison to compare its legs to Civil Wars.

            I think if Suicide Squad opened in May, it would have done far less than it did opening in August. But you can probably say the same thing for Guardians of the Galaxy.

          • Kenny Ok

            first and foremost Madea did not underperform, it overperformed and a big part of that was due to Jack reacher and co underperforming.

            secondly suicide squad might even have done more owing to the prime time release schedule of that time of year.

            Its important to note every movie when broken down has some things going for it and other things not going for it. All i can definitely tell you is that suicide squad was leggier than civil war and that a big part of the reason people poll cinemascores and do all sorts of film ratings is to give an indication as to the films staying power. The idea being that a good movie will play well over a period and have longevity.

            With Hindsight as we have now there is no argument that suicide squad played well over a long period of time. I am in the mindsight that if it was a bad movie that would not be the case. But hey you are free to think what you like.

          • Rob

            Huh?!?

            Civil War’s Cinemascore was an A and Suicide Squad’s was a B+. Captain America’s audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 90%, Suicide Squad’s is 66%. Civil War’s IMDB rating is 8.0, Suicide Squad’s is 6.6. Every audience score has Civil War far higher rated with viewers than Suicide Squad.

            You point to one metric that can easily be explained away with the fact there was little strong competing movies out there. But you ignore the fact that Civil War grossed over $80 million more than Suicide Squad domestically and over $400 million more internationally. You also ignore the fact that Civil War had only a 59.5% drop from weekend one to weekend two while Suicide Squad had a 67.4% drop.

            And I don’t even know if you would consider Suicide Squad having more legs than Civil War either. I looked it up. Civil War went 9 weeks where it made a million dollars or more and Suicide Squad went ten weeks. Civil War went 5 weeks where it made $10 million or more which is the same as Suicide Squad did. You can argue that Suicide Squad had slightly longer legs, but not nearly as much as you are intimating. And that could easily be explained by the lack of competitors taking up screens in September and October.

            And even if Medea overperformed, it has only done $65 million at the box office. It isn’t like it is a blockbuster hit. For what it cost, it is a huge success. But in terms of grosses no matter the film budget, it is a modest hit.

          • Kenny Ok

            you are one of those thats so much in denial its crazy

            http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/09/13/box-office-suicide-squad-is-now-leggier-than-captain-america-civil-war/#233d3ca44d3e

            civil war did gross more, no question

            madea overpeformed but the point im trying to make is that it was set up for movies like Jack reacher and Inferno to perform better but they didnt.

            Your movie needs regular consistent repeat business to have longevity and suicide squad had that. hence why it had good consistent business over a good period of time

            regardless of your perception of quality that movie played very much like a well liked movie.

            you might want to put it down to competition but frankly its all relative.

            you seem like one of those i hate dc so much types you will happily convince yourself the sun is the moon to suit your narrative. Feel free to think what you like.

          • Rob

            Thank you! You proved my point that Suicide Squad benefitted from an August release that gave it it’s legs. Did you even read the article or just look at the headline? This article argues exactly what I was saying. Here is an excerpt from the article:

            “Yes, that’s trivia, because most movie studios would have rather more money than longer legs. The fact remains that Suicide Squad still ended up with a relatively healthy multiplier (for a fan-friendly franchise installment in 2016) despite taking a brutal 66% second-weekend plunge. It leveled off a bit after that, owing to the August legs, the lack of any hardcore blockbuster competition, and various other factors like Will Smith’s star power, sheer curiosity, the fact that word-of-mouth was arguably better than Dawn of Justice.

            “The “last to open, last to die” strategy worked like a charm, just as it did for any number of August biggies (Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, Straight Outta Compton, etc.) in years past. So, just for curiosity and to see if it would unearth any wisdom, I used Box Office Mojo’s list of the biggest second-weekend drops of all time to determine if any other movies had ever taken comparable plunges in weekend two only to recover accordingly. And while Suicide Squad isn’t the leggiest of the biggest droppers, it’s awfully close to the top of said skewed list.”

            So we both can agree that Suicide Squad benefitted from lack of competition of releasing in August.

            Again, thank you for proving my argument when you thought you were disproving it.

          • Kenny Ok

            like I said, “you will happily convince yourself the sun is the moon to suit your narrative.” Your comments above is a good example of that. carry on

          • Rob

            LOL! You could have just said “I’m sorry Rob0729. You were right.”

            I happily used your article to back up my original point. I said comparing the legs of Civil War and Suicide Squad wasn’t a fair comparison because Suicide Squad was released in August and it benefitted from lack of competition from big movies while Civil War was released at the beginning of the summer blockbuster season. The article that YOU PROVED argued that exact point.

            Again, thank you! There is nothing sweeter than winning an argument so decisively as I did by using materials provided by the person who is arguing against you.

            All this could be avoided if you actually read the article and saw that I was right rather than reading the headline.

            My point stands! Suicide Squad had SLIGHTLY longer legs than Civil War because Suicide Squad was released in August rather than May.

          • Kenny Ok

            or i could have told you to carry on thinking what you like as you are ignorant and have a set view mind. Oh! i DID already! its my polite way of telling you to get lost, but once again take it how you like.

  • SAMURAI36

    LMAO at people cheering for the first game in the season, as if that’s the playoffs. This film has some HUGE films (FB) to compete with. We’ll see if it does as good as everybody thinks it will do.

    Just bear in mind, though, you still have to account for 2nd week drop offs as well, with or without the competition.

    • Steve Steve

      The coveted “A” Cinemascore implies a potential 3x multiplier (opening to final total). That would put Doctor Strange at $255 million domestic.
      {I think $225 million domestic is the most probable}

      A second week drop-off less than 60% would be a success. Thor 2 and Ant-Man each saw a 57% decline on lesser “A-” Cinemascores. Guardians saw a 55% decline with an “A” Cinemascore. Doctor Strange should be in the same range, pulling roughly $35-37 million in its second weekend.

      All of those marvel titles are superior to the horrendous 67.4% decline of Suicide Squad and the horrific 69.1% decline for BvS.

    • Rob

      Delete

  • SAMURAI36

    Plus, why is an $85M opening that much of a success? Especially compared to all those other MCU stinkers that the author compared this film to? Plus, I’m nothing that you didn’t mention Ant-Man, who is also a lesser known character.

    But hey, spin away.

    • Steve Steve

      $85 million is essentially tied with Thor 2 for 12th highest November opening. It is behind several Harry Potters, Twilights, Hunger Games, and a James Bond… So the biggest ever except for several absolutely phenomenal franchises… That’s an excellent weekend.

    • Rob

      The only stand alone superhero movie put out by Marvel that was the debut of the character that grossed more money than Doctor Strange was the first Iron Man. This is a monster success for Marvel.

      The only person doing spinning is you.

    • Rob

      For those who were keeping track the answer to my question of what Samurai’s spin on the massive weekend for Doctor Strange would be, the correct answer is B “Wow! What a major disaster! The bar for any Marvel movie is an $100 million opening weekend. This one didn’t even come close.”.

      Thank you everyone for playing along.

  • SAMURAI36

    Oh, and to every one of you idiots on here who are cheering, each of you were the exact same ones that thought Suicide Squad would be a fail, even though it CRUSHED this film’s opening weekend. But feel free to act all holier than though.

    • Steve Steve

      Suicide Squad starred the top female character in comics (Harley Quinn, duh) and opened on a summer weekend when kids were out of school.

      Also… it’s “holier than thou”

      • Chris W

        Did you really expect him to know how to spell?

    • Rob

      Don’t count me as one of the ones who said Suicide Squad failed. I think it was a success for WB/DC even if it was a mess of a movie. Now BvS, now their was a box office disappointment.

    • Rob

      BTW, for those who were keeping track the answer to my question of what Samurai’s spin on the massive weekend for Doctor Strange would be, the correct answer is B “Wow! What a major disaster! The bar for any Marvel movie is an $100 million opening weekend. This one didn’t even come close.”.

      Thank you everyone for playing.

  • Carl

    Hey look Sammy had to comment 3 times in a row to try to justify how wrong he was about Doctor Strange.

    He’s making sad excuses like, it’s going to have to compete with FB even though Dr.S is going to have the usual week to week drop off and likely have legs due to its great reception by critics and audiences.
    Then, $85 million isn’t that much of a success even though it is and it had a huge international number.
    Finally, SS did better even though that’s a hollow victory because SS was a terrible movie, destroyed by critics and not well liked by audiences.