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‘Doctor Strange’ pushes the MCU past the DCEU at the 2016 global box office

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Marvel Studios reigns supreme at the global box office for superhero movies. After locking up the genre’s highest grossing film—Captain America: Civil War—for the seventh year in a row, Marvel Studios now leads all superhero moviemakers in total box office revenue for 2016. In a very competitive year, Marvel was put over the top this past weekend by its latest hit, Doctor Strange.

This was a big year for superhero movies, especially for the genre’s three biggest players—20th Century Fox, Warner Bros./DC Films, and Marvel Studios. While there are a few smaller films that can also be attributed to the genre, the main competitors were responsible for six films this year, two entries in each studio’s shared universe.

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