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‘Doctor Strange’ Continues to Dominate North American Box Office

‘Doctor Strange’ Continues to Dominate North American Box Office

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Doctor Strange held onto the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row. The Marvel superhero movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams, opened on November 6 with an impressive $85 million haul, and the film has continued to outperform the competition by taking an additional $43 million this weekend.

Doctor Strange continues to do well in the international market as well, bringing in an additional $60.2 million in its third week of release outside the U.S. and Canada – thus bringing the film’s global gross to $492.6 million. It’s expected that the film will break the $500 million mark this week, and will surpass the global box office success of Marvel’s Ant-Man which brought in $520 million last year.

Holding onto second place this weekend was Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick’s Trolls. The film brought in an additional $35 million. Coming in third was the debut of Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner’s Arrival with $24 million ($47 million production budget).

Meanwhile, Danny Glover and Gabrielle Union’s comedy Almost Christmas debuted at four with $15.6 million, and Mel Gibson’s real-life war drama, Hacksaw Ridge, rounds out the top five with $10.8 million.

Opening Friday, November 18, 2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Edge of Seventeen, Manchester By The Sea, Nocturnal Animals, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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