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Doctor Strange

(2016)

Director(s)
Stars
Benedict Wong
Mads Mikkelsen
Tilda Swinton
Michael Stuhlbarg
Benjamin Bratt
Scott Adkins
Zara Phythian
Alaa Safi
Katrina Durden
Topo Wresniwiro
Umit Ulgen
Linda Louise Duan
Mark Anthony Brighton
Meera Syal
Amy Landecker
Adam Pelta-Pauls
Sarah Malin
Eben Young
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Elizabeth Healey
Guillaume Faure
Daniel Dow
Ezra Khan
Kimberly Van Luin
Pat Kiernan
Mairead Armstrong
Raj Awasti
Annarie Boor
Dante Briggins
Jill Buchanan
Bern Collaco
Anna Elizabeth Eaton
Daniel Eghan
Juani Feliz
Cliff Ferraro
Sian Francis
Ulises Galeano
Alison Garner
Martavious Gayles
Leigh Holland
Mo Idriss
Tamika Katon-Donegal
Stan Lee
Faith Logan
Tyrone Love
Pezh Maan
Cameron Moon
Shina Shihoko Nagai
Emily Ng
Emeson Nwolie
Jag Patel
Andreas Pliatsikas
Michelle Santiago
Tina Simmons
Rachel Emma Slack
Clem So
Tony Paul West
Ruolan Zhang
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There is no other film to talk about this weekend other than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which without any problem becomes the top film of the week.

A massive opening weekend of $155 million for Rogue One was good, its not the highest of the year and not as high as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens from last year, but this is new territory for the Star Wars franchise.

Despite what way you look at it Rogue One has a good start, and like Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them from earlier in the year it shows that these worlds can survive beyond the core story.

Moana fell into the runner up spot this week with $11 million, it gives Disney the top 2 films in the US, not bad, and brings Moana's total to $161.8 million.

Collateral Beauty, new from Will Smith, also opening in the top 10, at 4, with a $7 million debut weekend.

Longest running film and highest grossing for again this week is Doctor Strange at 9 with $226 million after 7 weeks.

The final chart in America before the movie event of the year (well it will be for many!) has Moana from Disney staying at the top for a 3rd straight weekend.

A relatively small drop in weekend takings means the animated feature takes $18.8 million which brings its total to $145 million.

The film wont go down as an absolute Disney classic but it will be one of their good grossing films in the same vein as say Tangled.

Office Christmas Party comes in at 2 this week, maybe bette than expected for a brain out comedy. It takes $17.5 million for the weekend.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week is Doctor Strange which is still in the top 5, at 5, and has taken $222.3 million.

Longest total running film of the week is split 3 way between Doctor Strange, Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge all having spent 6 weeks.

Rounding out November of 2016 with another good weekend at the global box office is Fantastic beasts and Where To Find Them which on its third week makes $177.1 million from 68 countries.

This brings the films total gross to $473.7 million and it wont be long before the film crosses the half a billion mark in global takings.

It might struggle though to make its way to the $1 billion mark though as the film is not yet climbing the heights experienced by the Harry Potter series and many die hard Potter fans are not warming to the new adventures.

Highest new film of the week is Disney's Moana which makes its debut at number 2 with $71 million from 13 countries, it hits most other countries this coming Friday.

Interestingly although the film did well in America China did not do so well with the film only taking $12 million.

Fantastic Beasts is still the film released in the most number of countries and Doctor Strange has the highest total gross on the top 10 this week with $617 million in global takings.

Disney threw their latest film hoping to hit the heights of Frozen at US audiences this weekend in the shape of Moana, they are hoping that the long holiday weekend would give it a boost.

With a debut weekend of $55 million over the Friday to Sunday they can't complain, and the long weekend from Wednesday night saw the film gain over $80 million.

With many families out shopping on the big retail weekend that includes black Friday this isn't such a bad debut, and with good reviews this could well go on and on for Disney.

Next weekend will be the big test, no new child friendly film are set for a release in the coming weeks which is good for Moana but then they get the Galaxy Far Far away to deal with, but who from, yes Disney, the Mouse House should have a good holiday.

Last weeks top film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fell to number 2 this weekend and gained $45 million, this brings the films US total to $156 million, not the heights of Harry Potter.

Also new this week is America is Allied starring Brad Pitt at number 4 with $13 million and Bad Santa 2 at number 7 with $6 million and very bad reviews.

Longest stay on the US box office is split between 3 films, Doctor Strange, Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge all on 4 weeks, although the highest total grossing by a long margin is Doctor Strange with $205 million.

The release of a new era in the Wizarding World was always going to be a big event, and as Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them makes is cinematic debut it goes straight to number 1 at the global box office.

Released on its debut in 64 countries is takes an excellent $218 million far outstripping anything else this week and setting itself up for a very good holiday season.

Despite taking $75 million (£60 million) in America the film did very well in Europe especially here in the UK where it took $18 million (£14 million).

With most of the world going to the cinema to see how JK Rowling would continue her fantasy world Doctor Strange fell off the top to number 2 with $43.6 million (£35 million).

This brings the films total gross after 4 weeks of play to $571 million (£463 million), the film is still released in 54 countries.

Also worthy of note is I Am Not Madame Bovary from China which takes $28 million (£22 million) from 5 countries and is at number 4 this week.

Highest total grossing movie this week is Doctor Strange while the widest release is still Trolls which is out in 67 countries and this weeks sites at number 4.

This week saw Arrival make its debut at the top of the UK box office among great reviews and last weeks top film fell to number 2.

Starring Amy Adam and directed by acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve Arrival makes its UK debut at the top of the UK box office charts with just shy of £3 million pound.

This is a better opening that in many other countries like America where is could only manage a top 3 entry, although Doctor Strange is still only 10 days old over there.

Talking of Doctor Strange, in the UK it falls from the top to number 2, after 2 weeks at number 1 and a 3rd weekend of £2.3 million the films total gross is not £19.5 million.

For a second weekend the longest running film and highest total grossing film of the week is Bridget Jones's Baby, 9 weeks on the film has grossed £47.5 million, and its the second highest grossing film of the year.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spectre spent its third week at the top of the box office while top new film was The Lady In The Van at number 2.

Five years ago
Henry Cavill starred in Immortals which made its debut at the top while The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was still at the top of the UK box office with the top new film coming in at 2 in the shape of The Prestige.

Fifteen years ago
The Others stayed at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Kiss of The Dragon at number 4.

Twenty years ago
Liam Neeson starred in Michael Collins which debuted at the top knocking Dragonheart down to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
The Fisher King was the top new film of the week, it knocked Dead Again down to number 2 after a couple of weeks at the top.

There is no stopping Doctor Strange across the globe at the moment as the Marvel film notches up a third week at the top of the global box office.

A third week gross of $103.2 million from 54 territories brings its total gross to nearly half a billion dollars, the film is still top in America and most of Europe and will get close to a billion before its run ends.

Highest new film of the week is Arrival which lands at number 3 on the global box office, Trolls stays at number 2 this week.

Arrival on its debut takes $34 million from 26 countries, after the hype and the very good reviews and audience feedback a bigger opening might have been expected, but this could be a grower and hang around for a while.

Doctor Strange is the highest total grossing movie on the box office this week but Trolls at number 2 is the widest release in 69 countries.

Keeping a strong hold of the US box office on its second week of release is Doctor Strange which held off not only smash animated film Trolls but top new film Arrival.

A second weekend gross of $43 million brings the US gross of the Marvel film to $153 million after 10 days of release.

This is keeping the film well in line with many of the Marvel film and its looking good for the Benedict Cumberbatch film going forward.

Highest new film of the week is the Denis Villeneuve directed Arrival, which lands on the US box office at number 3.

The high brow drama of aliens arriving on earth with no communication with anyone stars Amy Adams and takes $24 million on its opening weekend.

Doctor Strange is the highest total grossing film on the US box office this week but the longest running film is The Accountant which notches up 5 weeks this week and is at number 6

There were plenty of contenders this last weekend that tried to topple the Marvel film Doctor Strange but none were good enough so the good doctor spends another week at the top.

A weekend gross of £3.4 million takes the films total UK gross to £15.7 million, very good indeed and on course to be one of the better Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Coming in highest is The Accountant starring Ben Affleck, a debut weekend gross of £1.6 million brings it in at number 3.

There are 3 other new film this week, at 4 is a Street Cat Named Bob, at 5 is Nocturnal Animals and at number 6 is The Light Between Oceans.

Bridget Jones's Baby is the top total grossing film of the week with an incredible £46.1 million and its is also the longest running film at 8 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spectre spent its second week at the top of the UK box office while Brooklyn came in highest at number 3.

Five years ago
The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn spent its second week at the top while In Time came in highest at number 2.

Ten years ago
Making its debut at the top of the box office was Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan while Saw III dropped to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Others was new at the top of the chart, it knocked off American Pie 2 which fell to number 2.

Twenty years ago
British film Brassed Off landed on the chart at the top, it knocked Dragonheart down to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.

Twenty five years ago
Dead Again remained at the top of the box office and on this week there were no new releases.

Marvel/Disney continue their dominance across the globe this week with Doctor Strange, the title being released in one of the biggest territories, America.

A second week gross $203 million from 54 countries brings the films total global gross to $325 million after 2 weeks of play.

Highest new film of the week is the Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge which lands at number 5 this week with $16.4 million from 4 countries.

This is quite impressive considering the troubles career the actor/director has had in recent years and show that the name can still pull in the crowds.

Wides release of the week is Trolls which is at number 2 with $75.6 million from 68 countries while Doctor Strange is the film with the highest total gross.

Marvel and Disney continue their run of top film by taking their latest Doctor Strange to the top head of 2 other new releases.

Its a new IP for the superhero studio but these days that doesn't matter as Doctor Strange takes $84.9 million on its opening weekend of release.

Not as high as the more established series in the MCU but still a good opening and one which should see the film go up their with some of the best in the long running series.

Second on the chart this week is Troll which debuts with $45.6 million and coming in third is Hacksaw Ridge which takes $14.7 million.

Falling from the top after 2 weeks is Boo! A Madea Halloween, the film lands at 4 this week with $7.8 million, still good considering Halloween is a distant memory now.

Longest run on the UB box office this week is Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children which has now been around for 6 weeks, but the highest total grosser, on its debut, is Doctor Strange.

This week marvel proved they can add new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in style by taking the latest addition to the top of the UK box office.

With a £9.2 million opening it is very good for a new IP in the Marvel series, in comparison Ant-Man made £4 million on its opening.

With Doctor Strange hitting the top, last week top film, Trolls, falls to number 2, a second weekend take of £3.5 million sees the film get to £ 14 million after 10 days.

Bridget Jones's Baby is the top total grossing film on the chart at the moment with £46.6 million and has out grossed all the other Bridget Jones films.

The BFG is the longest running film, the Steven Spielberg film has now been on the chart for 14 weeks.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Spectre made its debut at the top of the box office and because the highest debuting film of all time while Hotel Transylvania 2 fell to number 2.

Five years ago
The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn made its debut a the top knocking off Paranormal Activity 3 which fell to 2.

Ten years ago
Saw III was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top, it knocked off The Departed which fell to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 remained at the top for a second weekend while Legally Blonde was the top new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Dragonheart stayed at the top and with nothing of note being released Dracula Dead and Loving It was the top new film at number 6.

Twenty five years ago
Dead Again made its debut at the top of the box office, it knocked off City Slickers which fell to number 2.

Marvel continue their run of really strong hit film and introduce a new character to the MCU in the shape of Doctor Strange which this week enters the global box office at the top.

Released in 33 countries the Benedict Cumberbatch film took $86 million on its debut week, a figure which is double that of the film at number 2.

At number 2 is Inferno which this weeks gets its US release and holds firm at number 2, a $44.1 million week from 62 countries brings the total gross to $147.7 million.

Last weeks top film, Jack Reacher Never Go Back, falls to number 4 this week with $21.1 million from 47 countries, this brings the total gross to $93.8 million.

Boo! A Madea Halloween is still at number 5 and is still only released in a single country, America! Top total grossing movie on the global top 10 this week is Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children which has now grossed $243 million.

After a fairly lacklustre summer season of 2016 where the highlight was a bunch of anti-heroes in the shape of the Suicide Squad, will the Autumn schedule deliver?

We had high hopes but had few thrills, out side of the DC movie Suicide Squad Ghostbusters gave us a good laugh but didn't deliver as expected Finding Dory pulled in the audiences but left us flat.

The rest of the year has some highlights but there is caution as the 2 biggest films are both sequels outside of their parent film series.

Before we even get to them in the latter part of the year we have a number of promises, Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen looks promising and American hit Kubo and The Two String gives a refreshing animation outside Disney.

Of course we have British favourite Bridget Jones's Baby which is getting good reviews at the moment and a bit after that the recently announced Blair Witch remake/reboot/sequel.

Getting a lot of marketing hype is the remake/retelling of The Magnificent Seven and the looking promising, and a return to form for Tim Burton is Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children.

Tom Hanks returns to detective mode for a third time in Inferno, although I didn't like the previous 2 films and then another sequel emerges mid October with Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher Never Go Back.

Marvel return to their cinematic universe with a new hero in the shape of Doctor Strange and another sequel/reboot come in early November with Rings, the next in (surprise) The Ring series.

After the hotly anticipated Arrival starring Amy Adams arrives the season kicks up a gear with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first move into the Wizarding World outside Harry Potter.

The film, penned by J. K. Rowling, is being hyped to death and not surprisingly, the 8 Potter films did fantastic business at the box office and this is directed by series expert David Yates whic just seems to get the ideas Rowling writes about.

Warner Bros. will be hoping this shows there is still life in the seemingly dormant series and please fans of the original and set up a new generation, 2 more film are already planned.

After that injection things go quiet with unwanted sequel Bad Santa 2 and Tom Hanks (again) in Scully the story of the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River.

Then to finish the year off another much lover series goes off piste with Rogue One A Star Wars Story, taking place just before the events of the original Star Wars.

The trailer have looked good and after the excellence of Star Wars: The Force Awakens expectation are massive.

This is a massive risk for Lucasfilms and Disney, and it will either boost the series to height never imagined or will do to the series what Episodes I - III did and nearly kill it, fortunately it has recovered!

To round the rear off we have Michael Fassbender trying to do what many other have failed to do and bring a video game series to the screen in Assassins Creed.

Doctor Strange trailer.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 8

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
1 / N
£9,288,898
1 / ▼▲
£3,445,203
2 / 
£2,357,258
5 / 
£941,628
7 / 
£454,088
12 / 
£216,719
14 / 
£133,899
13 / 
£42,542
Non-chart history
23 December 2016
£6,454
30 December 2016
£5,990
6 January 2017
£7,648
13 January 2017
£6,766
20 January 2017
£656
27 January 2017
£703
3 February 2017
£702
10 February 2017
£603
Finer details

Total UK gross £23,194,019 and the 168th top grossing film in the UK

Total World gross $677,718,395 and the 96th top grossing film globally

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