The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Doctor Strange’ comes in at $14.9 million on Friday. This makes it likely that it took the box office for the whole weekend. Given the unique adaptation of The Sorcerer Supreme, the film has been incredibly received by critics, with some calling it one of the best Marvel movies to date. But you can read exactly what we think in our review of the film.
‘Arrival‘ misses out on the top spot below ‘Doctor Strange‘ and ‘Trolls‘. The Dreamworks Animation took $12.2 million on Friday and supposedly looking at $34 million for the weekend. The Denis Villeneuve sci-fi thriller took $9.3 million on the Friday and could be taking a total of $24 million for it’s opening weekend. ‘Arrival‘ has opened to a fantastic reception from critics and audiences alike. It currently stands on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% “fresh” rating.
‘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.’