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Doctor Strange to Top Box Office Again in Second Weekend The latest entry into the celebrated MCU canon, Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange had a fairly tall task in front of it, needing to both serve as an effective origin story for the titular character and seamlessly integrate magic and sorcery into the MCU at large. By most accounts, the good doctor passed this test with flying colors, earning critical and audience raves. Financially, Doctor Strange is also already a sizable box office success, after having been in theaters for less than two weeks total.

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Early Reviews: Fun, But Stuffed It has been five years since the final Harry Potter film hit theaters — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011 — and even longer since the release of J.K. Rowling’s seventh novel in the series. Now, Rowling gives fans a new installment in the wizarding world through the upcoming Warner Bros blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

‘Doctor Strange’ Heads to No. 1 for Second Weekend With $45 Million Predictions for the opening of Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi drama “Arrival” and Universal’s holiday-themed comedy “Almost Christmas” are no longer neck and neck for this weekend’s new wide releases. The Amy Adams sci-fi drama is now expected to earn roughly $24 million in its opening weekend for third place, pulling away from “Almost Christmas,” estimated to make $16.2 million. Disney-Marvel’s holdover hit starring Benedict Cumberbatch, “Doctor Strange,” is on its way to making $45 million for No.

Destroy All Monsters: It's Not About You, DOCTOR STRANGE One of the running jokes in Doctor Strange has Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) constantly having to reassert his title to anyone and everyone, because after the accident that shatters his hands sends him scouring the world for a cure, no one will call him "Doctor." This is a useful line of insight the character, and into what the film does with it - which, Stark-ish goatee notwithstanding, sets Doctor Strange somewhat apart from the usual Marvel origin story.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Deleted Scenes Will Include an Ilvermorny School Song Written by Alison Sudol At over two hours long, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has no shortage of magical moments. But even so, director David Yates had to cut out two of his favorite sequences. In a conversation with /Film, Yates spilled the details on the Fantastic Beasts deleted scenes — including one that involving an Ilvermorny school song written by star Alison Sudol (who’s a musician when she’s not too busy finding fantastic beasts).

Can Arrival Beat Doctor Strange at the Box Office? Last week's winner Doctor Strange squares off against Arrival, Almost Christmas and Shut In at the box office this weekend.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Early Buzz: Does It Recapture That Harry Potter Magic? It’s easy to understand why Warner Bros. wanted to make Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter movies were basically a license to print money. Done right, a spinoff could be the perfect way to keep the dough rolling in — and in fact, early box office tracking suggests this film is poised to do just that. But the more relevant question for fans, of course, is whether the film can really conjure up that old Harry Potter magic again. Those who’ve been following this franchise for years have high hopes for this return to the wizarding world.

Doctor Strange’s Mystic $85M Opening Puts Disney Over $6B In 2016 Box Office Remember, remember, the fifth of November, when Bleeding Cool reported that Doctor Strange was heading for an $80 million+ domestic box office take this weekend. The numbers are in, and Marvel Studios’ fourteenth outing earned $85 million in the US, making it the tenth strongest opening weekend for a Marvel Studios film, and second among solo character debuts, with only Iron Man’s first film topping Strange with a $98.6 million take.

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