Doctor Strange

‘Doctor Strange’ opens big internationally with $86 million

Doctor Strange

The Sorcerer Supreme weaved some box office magic this weekend as “Doctor Strange” opened to a sterling $86 million overseas.

The latest Marvel adventure doesn’t hit the U.S. until next week, but it’s already proving to be a hit with foreign crowds. Disney, Marvel’s parent company, said that “Doctor Strange’s” opening is nearly 50% ahead of “Ant-Man,” 37% ahead of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and 23% ahead of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” That’s a strong result given that Doctor Strange isn’t as widely known as other comic-book characters.

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