Doctor Strange passes Iron Man for Marvel’s top single character debut

Doctor Strange is now Marvel's top earning single character debut

According to ticket sales, Iron Man‘s superhuman strength is no match for Doctor Strange‘s mystical powers. 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.

Currently seated in third position is Ant-Man with Paul Rudd, which boasts a sum of $518 million.

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

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  1. Dolores • November 29, 2016 @ 4:57 PM

    It’s so sad that the films making this kind of money are all trash. Where are the storylines?!

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