DOCTOR STRANGE Nears $700m & CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER Box Office

Still from "Doctor Strange"
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Updated December 29, 2016: To date, Doctor Strange has earned $656.5m in worldwide box office receipts, making it Marvel Studios' seventh-best grossing film of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo. The film, which has been in North American theaters for 54 days, remains playing in 832 screens.

The next-highest grossing film is Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a cumulative $714.m box office.
 

Updated November 28, 2016: After its first month in the box office, Doctor Strange has earned $615.9m worldwide (via Deadline), surpassing Iron Man's lifetime box office total of $585m to become Marvel's top-grossing solo debut film of all time.

The next closest in Marvel's movies is Iron Man 2 with $623.9m, followed by Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers.

Doctor Strange earned $23.2m over Thanksgiving weekend from its combined domestic and overseas ticket sales, maintaining its third place position on the charts.
 

Updated November 22, 2016: Now in its third weekend, Doctor Strange slipped to number two at the box office behind Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Benedict Cumberbatch-led film has accumulated $571.6m globally according to BoxOffice, eclipsing Ant-Man's $518.6m and coming within striking distance of Iron Man's $582.4m. 
 

Updated November 14, 2016 at 10:06 a.m. EST: Doctor Strange maintained the #1 box office spot in its second week, with an estimated $43.03m domestic gross over the weekend for a lifetime-to-date of $153.01m in North America and $339.6m internationally for a combined $492.6m total according to BoxOffice. Although it hasn't performed as strong as Captain America: Civil War or Deadpool, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer had the lowest second-weekend decline of any 2016 films at 49.4% domestically.

Doctor Strange's $493m worldwide box office to date in just its third weekend of release already puts it head of the lifetime worldwide grosses of Incredible HulkThor, and Captain America: The First Avenger. It will pass Ant-Man this week and Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor: The Dark World are all within eventual striking distance. 
 

Outside of North America, Doctor Strange's top markets are China ($83.5m), South Korea ($37.1m), the United Kingdom ($24.2), and Russia ($20m).
 

Updated November 7, 2016 at 9:22 a.m. EST: Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange summoned up a $85m domestic opening weekend for a total $325.4m across the globe, according to Deadline.

The film was exceptionally strong in China, which had a same-day opening as North America, raking $44.4m. According to the Hollywood trade, Doctor Strange is now the highest three-day debut weekend for "an original IP/first installment superhero film." Interestingly, reportedly all of China's box office came from 3D showings of the movie.
 

Updated November 4, 2016: Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange summoned up $9.4m in its Thursday evening North American opening box office, according to Deadline. Debuting with a 90% 'Certified Fresh' Rotten Tomatoes score, the Benedict Cumberbatch-led film comes ahead of its fellow Marvel Studios' films Ant-Man ($6.4m) and Thor: The Dark World ($7.1m) but behind Guardians of the Galaxy ($11.2m) and Captain America: Civil War ($25m). It also opened ahead of November 2015's big movie, Spectre ($5.25m).

With these first hard numbers from North American theaters in, Box Office has upgraded their opening weekend projections from $75m to $80-$95m.

Although just now debuting in North America, Doctor Strange has already accumulated $133m internationally.
 

Original Story: Although it won't debut in North America until November 4, Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange has already opened in to $86 million in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and over 30 other territories. According to Deadline, this $86m overseas start beat the movie's predicted revenue - and the actual same territory earnings of Ant-Man (by 49%), Guardians of the Galaxy (by 37%), and even Captain America: The Winter Soldier (by 23%).

The top ten territories and their earnings are: Korea ($18.1m), United Kingdom ($11.1m), France ($5.7m), Australia ($4.9m), Germany ($4.8m), Mexico ($4.6m), Taiwan ($4.3m), Hong Kong ($3.2m), Indonesia ($3.1m), Philippines ($2.7m).

It remains to be seen if Doctor Strange will beat the relatively conservative $75m estimage for its domestic opening weekend.

Doctor Strange opens in North America, China, and numerous other territories on November 4.

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