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Weekend Box Office Report: 'Doctor Strange' Conjures a Magical First Weekend Like any new Marvel Studios movie, Doctor Strange was destined to take the number one spot at the box office  —  it was really just a question of how much it would make. Ultimately, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme surpassed expectations, topping the charts with an exceptional $84 million. But this was a strong weekend in general, with Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge performing well in second and third place. Continue reading…

Magic Can Fix Anything in the Latest 'Fantastic Beasts' Clip The way I see it, I’m kind of the target audience for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’ve seen all of the movies but read none of the books, which puts me on a kind of level playing field with everyone else tackling J.K. Rowling’s original screenplay. Granted, a lot of people might know about the history of Newt Scamander or how the events of Fantastic Beasts fits into the Harry Potter universe as a whole, but I don’t mind being left out.

BOX OFFICE: DOCTOR STRANGE Exceed Expectations As It Takes Aim At Sensational $80+ Million Weekend Doctor Strange scored an impressive $32.6 million yesterday, a figure which points to the critically acclaimed release earning an estimated $81 million - $83 million this weekend. Whether or not it will ultimately top Thor: The Dark World's $85.7 million for Marvel's best November opening remains to be seen, but it's obviously worth pointing out that that was a sequel and Doctor Strange is an origin story. Doctor Strange has an A CinemaScore, so there's a chance that ticket sales will continue to increase and it will actually make more than the estimates above.

Doctor Stranger Things: The Tale of Cinema’s Lost Marvel Ripoff Starring Jeffrey Combs as (allegedly) not Doctor Strange.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Tilda Swinton on 'Doctor Strange' and How Kevin Feige Inspired the Ancient One The pleasures of Marvel’s Doctor Strange are, first and foremost, visual. Here is a movie of incredible images and bizarre sights. In comparison to its mind-boggling special-effects sequences, the movie’s characters sometimes feel a little flat and generic. I sometimes found myself wanting the characters to stop talking so they could take us on another wild trip through the multiverse. Continue reading…

Brand New IMAX Featurette Hits For MARVEL'S DOCTOR STRANGE Marvel Studios and IMAX has released a brand new featurette for Doctor Strange. The will feature more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences to fill more of the screen – delivering audiences 26 percent more of the image than standard theatres for a truly unique and immersive experience.From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands.

New Doctor Strange Clip Reveals Big Villain Spoiler Get your first look at a classic Marvel villain in the latest teaser from the Phase 3 superhero adventure Doctor Strange.

The Secret Ingredient Is Magic in the New 'Fantastic Beasts' Clip Do you prefer pie or strudel? It’s a valid question. If you ask the faceless horde over at Yahoo! Answers, the correct response is pie (and it isn’t really even that close). But if you ask Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them character  —  and noted muggle  —  Jacob Kowalski, there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a piping hot strudel for dinner. The secret ingredient? Why, magic, of course. Continue reading…

‘Doctor Strange’ Mystifies With $86 Million International Debut Disney-Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opened this weekend to $86 million in 33 territories. That’s a very strong showing for the film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, even by Marvel standards, as the international debut is 49 percent higher than “Ant-Man,” 37 percent more than “Guardians of the Galaxy” and 23 percent ahead of “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” according to Walt Disney Studios’ weekend estimates. The comic book movie about a brilliant neurosurgeon who gains access to alternate dimensions opened in 213 IMAX locations in

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