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Doctor Strange Passes Iron Man 2 at Global Box Office

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Doctor Strange Passes Iron Man 2 at Global Box Office

Tony Stark may be a billionaire, but Stephen Strange has the money where it really counts: the global box office.

Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” has earned $634.9 million worldwide, slipping past “Iron Man 2,” which ended its theatrical run in 2010 with $623.9 million. The film had already passed the lifetime totals of “The Incredible Hulk” ($263 million), “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($371 million), “Thor” ($449 million), “Ant-Man” ($520 million) and “Iron Man” ($585 million).

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Even before this weekend the Scott Derrickson film was the biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe debut for a single character.

Overseas “Doctor Strange” has raked in $419.6 million, squeaking by “Deadpool” ($419. 5 million) on its way to beat “Suicide Squad’s” $420.5 million total. However, Deadline points out that unlike “Doctor Strange,” the other two didn’t benefit from distribution in China, the world’s second-largest film market. The Marvel Studios film has earned $110.3 million in that country alone.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, “Doctor Strange” follows the story of world-renowned surgeon Stephen Strange, whose life changes following a career-ending car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he searches for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He soon learns the people there are at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces determined to destroy reality.

The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton.

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