HeroicHollywood.com reports that the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Doctor Strange has garnered over $616 million worldwide, which trumps the $585 million earned by Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man. That’s a $31 million difference, so no small defeat en route to becoming Marvel’s most profitable single character debut.
Doctor Strange may reign supreme over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s Tobey Maguire‘s Spider-Man that holds the ultimate record for single character debuts with a whopping $822 million. However, given Doctor Strange‘s relatively recent release, experts expect it will squash Sony’s Spider-Man for the title.
When the list of competitors is expanded to include sequels, it’s Iron Man 3 that comes out well in front. The third film in the franchise earned a seemingly insurmountable $1.2 billion.
Have you seen Doctor Strange? Are you surprised to learn that it’s Marvel’s top earning single character debut? Let us know what you think! ~Matthew Pariselli