Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange added $43m in its second weekend of domestic release and another $60.2m internationally for a global weekend of $103.2m and a total of $492.6m worldwide.
The Scott Derrickson-directed film has already surpassed the total grosses of The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger and, soon, Ant-Man. The comic-book adventure stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton.
In second place was DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls with a $35m second weekend, a 24.8% drop from its opening. The film’s domestic total so far is $94m. It cost $150m to make.
In third place was new release Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s superb sci-fi drama starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner (read our review here). The film earned $24m from 2,317 theatres on a $47m budget. Its demographic breakdown was 52% male and 48% female, with 85% of the audience over the age of 25. Paramount acquired the film for domestic distribution at the Cannes Film Festival for $20 million.
TriStar Pictures and Studio 8’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was projected to take in an estimated $120,300 this weekend for a $60,150 per screen average. The film is playing in a special immersive format in two theaters, the world famous Cinerama Dome at the Arclight in Hollywood and AMC Loews Lincoln Square in NY.