Marvel's Doctor Strange Delights At The Box Office

Doctor Strange - The young comic book collector in me was absolutely giddy with anticipation as we stood in line waiting to see the latest movie in the Disney Marvel Universe. And why wouldn't I be, I grew up reading the pages of this comic and Doctor Strange never failed to excite me with unusual stories, situations, and villains.

Benedict Cumberbatch is Dr. StrangeBenedict Cumberbatch is Dr. Strange

Stephen Strange is an incredible hero of redemption, showing how even the most selfish, arrogant individual can learn humility and humanity. He is the mystical, spiritual version of Tony Stark. It can sometimes be worrisome to go into a movie that you are so hyped up for, but this time the hype lived up to the expectation. But before we get into that, let me give you a quick summary:

Doctor Strange is the story of a brilliant neurosurgeon who gets into a horrible accident and looses his ability to use his hands. After trying everything that western medicine can offer, he travels to a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj searching for a miracle eastern cure. From this point on, the Marvel hero movie machine kicks in and the reluctant Dr. Strange must choose to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend
the world and become the hero he is destined to be.

I love this movie - I know, shocking. If your not a superhero movie person, you may also enjoy it. It is a part love story, part tragedy, and all action. Doctor Strange links the mystical with the fantastical in the Marvel universe, bringing another viewpoint, opening parallel dimensions, alternate dimensions and the multiverse to unlock an entirely new area of storytelling.

I'm not the only one who enjoyed the movie as weekend box numbers are already showing Marvel and Dr. Strange an enormous amount of love. Here in the U.S., the box office estimate so far is that Doctor Strange brought in an estimated $85 million dollars while international box office reports an estimated $325 million. These are huge numbers for such a new and different hero than the fan base of used to. This could be the beginning of a whole new Marvel, and I am so happy to see it.

Dr. Strange Movie Tickets

Doctor STrange is open in theaters everywhere now. Use Fandango and pre-order your tickets to go see Doctor Strange today!

Thanks so much to Erik H. for this guest post. Erik is a long time Marvel fan and is a regular contributor for us on the Marvel Universe as well as keeping track of the all things Star Wars.

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