If analysts are correct, then it looks like “Doctor Strange” will cast another spell on the box office this weekend and remain in the top spot. As reported by the LA Times, box office analysts are predicting that the Benedict Cumberbatch Marvel movie will add another $42 million to its domestic haul in its second week in release.
This is good news for “Doctor Strange,” which at $165 million was one of Marvel’s more modestly budgeted films. The superhero movie earned $85 million domestically during its opening weekend. The film’s opening weekend outgrossed “Incredible Hulk,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor.” Added to that number is the film’s international gross, which so far stands at $240M. That brings “Doctor Strange’s” current worldwide total at $331.9M as it goes into its second weekend.
Challenging the film this weekend are new films “Arrival” and “Almost Christmas,” but both of them are expected to duke it out for third place. That’s because Dreamworks’ animated film “Trolls” is expected to hold steady at number two for the second week in a row.
Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and more, “Doctor Strange” is in theaters now.
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