‘Doctor Strange’ already a hit, say overseas audiences
Far easier to predict than a presidential election are the chances of a different prominent November candidate: “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, should win its top seat handily at the American box office this weekend.
And perhaps the best bellwether so far occurred over Halloween weekend: Disney/Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” grossed $86 million overseas, upon opening in 33 foreign markets.
Amid that impressive take, “Doctor Strange” grossed $7.8 million from Imax screens — the highestgrossing October international debut from Imax receipts, Entertainment Weekly reports.
And “Strange” has yet to open in such large markets as Brazil, China, Japan and Russia.
Surgeon-turned-sorcerer Dr. Stephen Strange was created, of course, by the great Steve Ditko — and first appeared in 1963 in Marvel’s “Strange Tales.”
The film co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in “Doctor Strange.”