Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) “Doctor Strange”, Still Highest Grossing Film In North America

Now on its second week, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) “Doctor Strange” has added $43 million in North America over the past week, beating analysts’ expectations of $42 million and maintaining the top spot in last week’s top 10 highest grossing films in the region.

Disney “Doctor Strange” Continues Being A Hit

Domestically, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film has already pulled in more than $150 million to date. Globally, it is already about to pull in half a billion dollar.

Disney “Doctor Strange”, inspired by the Marvel comic book character, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, a former neurosurgeon who found his way to manipulate time and space.

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Top 10 Highest Grossing Films in North America (November 13)

Placing second in the list is “Trolls”, having ended last week with $35.10 million in revenue. Since its release, the film has already grossed $94 million.

Coming in third is “Arrival”, having grossed $24 million on its first week, beating analysts’ projections of at least $17 million.

“I think it was a culmination of a truly great movie by a visionary director with an incredible cast,” boasted Kyle Davies, Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) Paramount Pictures Head of Distribution, of the film’s performance.

Ranking fourth is “Almost Christmas”, having grossed $15.60 million on its first week and meeting analysts’ expectations of $15 million.

Claiming the fifth place in the list is “Hacksaw Ridge”, having pulled in $10.80 million during the week. Since the film’s release, it has already grossed $32.30 million.

Landing on the sixth spot is “The Accountant” with $4.60 million in revenue last week and $77.70 million in revenue since its release; on the seventh spot is “Shut In” with $3.70 million in revenue on its first week; on the eighth spot is “Boo! A Madea Halloween” with $3.60 million in revenue last week and $70.40 million in revenue since its release; on the ninth spot is “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” with $3.33 million in revenue last week and $54.60 million in revenue since its release; and on the last spot is “Inferno” with $3.25 million in recenue last week and $31.60 million in revenue since its release.

This week, viewers and film enthusiasts in North America are looking forward to the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, starring Eddie Redmayne; “Bleed for This”, starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart; and “The Edge of Seventeen”, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgwick.

While all of these titles are highly anticipated to make it to the upcoming weekend’s list, Disney “Doctor Strange” is still likely to rank first by then.

On Friday, Walt Disney has closed at $97.68 while Viacom has closed at $38.42.

 

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