Dr. Strange 2016


Dr. Cumberbatch at $647 million Worldwide

Dr Strange - Cumberbatch

December 13, 2016 - Dr. Strange continues to pile on new revenues. If the film can stay through the crowded holiday season it could eclipse DC's Man of Steel, which might be further evidence of how things stand vis-a-vis Marvel and DC Comics at the cineplex, that is, probably the world's best known superhero (Superman) is bested by a second tier Marvel character. Cumberbatch's film is well-done, but it doesn't break any mold and fits neatly into the ongoing Marvel Movie cycle. Zach Snyder's Man of Steel was meant to be a game changer for DC (in 2013), as was Batman V Superman, which also failed to break into the billion-dollar superhero movie club (only DC's Dark Knight films from Chris Nolan have thus far done so, all the other billion-dollar superhero movies are Marvel characters)


Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated Dec 26, 2016

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  4. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  5. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  6. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  7. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  8. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  9. Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
  10. Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
  11. Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
  13. Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
  14. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
  15. Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
  16. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
  17. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
  18. Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
  19. Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $656,065,966 Million
  20. Thor The Dark World (2013 Buena Vista) $639,317,634 Million ($205,517,634 Domestic)

See a complete list: The Top Earning Super Hero Movies

The Marvel Comics Movie List - 44 released, 10 coming

See a general list of Upcoming Superhero Movies


Dr. Cumberbatch at $574 Million

Doctor Strange Cumberbatch

After 2 weeks in release, Marvel Entertainment's $165 million dollar production of Dr. Strange has grossed past the half-billion dollar mark. More or less staying true to the mechanics of Steve Ditko's 1963 origin of the character (Strange Tales #110), star Benedict Cumberbatch has managed to match the physical appearance of the mystical doctor, and the film in general keeps with Ditko's quasi-Lovecraftian synthesis of old movie serial magician adventurers (like Chandu the Magician, mentioned by Stan Lee as a model for the character*) with superheroes. Antecedents for the character also include golden age comic book heroes like Dr. Midnight, Dr. Fate, Ibis the Invincible, and those in turn partially drew off of the pulp-age character Doc Savage.

Current earning breakdown for the film [source: Boxofficemjo.com]

Domestic: $183,592,935
Foreign: $390,462,294
Worldwide: $574,055,229

Dr Stephen Strange - Benedict Cumberbatch

*Origins of Marvel Comics, 1974, Published by Simon and Schuster


The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Amazon

These three screen adaptations, Henry VI in two parts and Richard III, tell the story of The Wars of the Roses, an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. Shakespeare's plays are filmed in the visually breathtaking landscape and architecture of the period. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Okonedo & Tom Sturridge, these exhilarating and emotionally charged films feature some of Shakespeare's most eloquent and powerful language.


Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated Dec 26, 2016

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  4. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  5. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  6. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  7. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  8. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  9. Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
  10. Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
  11. Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
  13. Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
  14. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
  15. Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
  16. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
  17. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
  18. Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
  19. Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $656,065,966 Million
  20. Thor The Dark World (2013 Buena Vista) $639,317,634 Million ($205,517,634 Domestic)

See a complete list: The Top Earning Super Hero Movies

The Marvel Comics Movie List - 44 released, 10 coming

See a general list of Upcoming Superhero Movies


It's official: Cumberbatch is Dr. Strange

Cumberbatch is Strange

Dec 5, 2015: Big News: Cumberbatch to play Doctor Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange, neurosurgeon and Marvel's top-gun sorcerer.

CNN: Cumberbatch takes on 'Dr. Strange,' Reynolds to reprise 'Deadpool'

Deadline: Cumberbatch ‘Doctor Strange’ Deal Closes At Marvel

CNET: Cumberbatch officially to make magic as Doctor Strange


Original November 2016

DC New Talent Showcase now open

Feb 2017: DC's effort to look at new artists is underway for the month of February (the writers workshop will be in March). To see the artist application page, go here: www.dccomicstalentworkshop.com

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