'Doctor Strange' Beats 'Iron Man' as Marvel's Highest-Grossing Solo Movie Debut


'Doctor Strange' Beats 'Iron Man' as Marvel's Highest-Grossing Solo Movie Debut


As of this weekend, the Benedict Cumberbatch-led superhero flick has bagged $616 million worldwide, surpassing the first 'Iron Man' movie which grossed $585 million.
Marvel Studios has a new dimension to source dollars. The studio has a new champion to become the highest-grossing solo movie of all time, as the first big-screen outing of Scott Derrickson's "Doctor Strange" has amassed $616 million worldwide since it opened in theaters across the globe earlier this month.

In North America, the superhero movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme has collected an estimated $205.1 million as of this weekend. Internationally, it has grossed a massive $410.9 million.

In Asian markets, especially China and Korea, the flick has grossed $109.6 million and $40.9 million respectively. It excludes Japan, however, as the flick is not coming in the land of cherry blossoms until January 27 next year. Meanwhile, the superhero movie has bagged $27.5 million from the U.K.'s theaters, $21.9 million from Russia's and $20.9 million from Brazil's.

As of now, the "Doctor Strange" huge opening has surpassed that of Robert Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man", which grossed $585 million back in 2008. The studio's other single-character movie debuts include "The Incredible Hulk" ($263 million), "Thor" ($450 million), "Captain America: The First Avenger" ($370 million) and "Ant-Man" ($519 million).


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