Doctor Strange set a new milestone this weekend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film has overtaken Iron Man’s box office record and set a new global benchmark for a single-character introduction film.
It captures the imagination of audiences like never before, providing a refreshing take on the genre and opening new portals within the shared universe. The film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, now has worldwide earnings total that stands at $616 million.
Doctor Strange is now in first place, ahead of Iron Man’s lifetime record of $585 million. Ant-Man with $520 million, Thor with $449 million and Captain America: The First Avenger with $317 million trail further behind.
Additionally, Doctor Strange is now among the year’s top 10 highest earning films in North America, internationally, and worldwide. The movie has been an incredible hit in China, serving as the number one overseas market for the film.
While Iron Man relies on the gift of intellect and skill, using his iconic armor, Doctor Strange turns to the mystic arts to defeat the bad guys.
With Doctor Strange’s success, Marvel knows that it has feet to stand on regarding new characters. It should be interesting to see how the next few installments fare at the box office.
Let’s take a look at some of the cool images from the movie below:
Harnessing The Power
Doctor Strange In Action
Battling The Evil
Mystic Powers On The Rise