Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ Conjures Up Huge $85 Million Debut
Disney and Marvel have done it again, as Doctor Strange has conjured up $85.1 million at the weekend box office, delivering $20 million above expectations.
With this huge debut, Disney can now claim five of the top 10 openings of 2016 in North America. And business is just as strong internationally, as the movie earned an additional $118.7 million overseas to bring its foreign total to $240.4 million, and its worldwide gross to $325.5 million.
The film has already recouped its $165 million budget, although it still has a way to go before it turns a profit. But considering how well the movie is doing in its first weekend, Disney and Marvel probably won’t have a lot to worry about, in that regard.
In fact, it was kind of a great weekend all-around for box office profits, as the weekend’s other two newcomers performed above expectations.
Fox and Dreamworks Animation collaboration Trolls came in at No. 2 with $45.6 million, a number that easily would have earned it the top spot on just about any other weekend this fall. Following at No. 3 was Mel Gibson’s critically-acclaimed R-rated World War II epic Hacksaw Ridge, which raked in $14.8 million.
The top 5 was rounded out by Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween and Inferno. The Tyler Perry comedy earned $7.7 million, while the Tom Hanks-led Inferno dropped to No. 5 with $6.2 million in its second weekend.
But how did the rest of the films perform at the weekend box office? Check out the full Top 10 below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 11/08/2016
1. Doctor Strange ($85.1 million)
2. Trolls ($46.6 million)
3. Hacksaw Ridge ($15.2 million)
4. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ($7.7 million)
5. Inferno ($6.2 million)
6. The Accountant ($5.9 million)
7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back ($5.5 million)
8. Ouija ($3.9 million)
9. The Girl on the Train ($2.7 million)
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ($2.1 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the theaters this weekend, and what do you want to see at the movies in the weeks to come? Sound off in the comments!
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