HOLLYWOOD—Aliens were no match for a comic book superhero at the box-office this weekend. Benedict Cumberbatch and his wizardry superhero “Doctor Strange” remained on top adding another $43 million to its tally to bring its domestic total to over $150 million in less than 10 days. Making another bold prediction here: “Doctor Strange” will stay on top for a third consecutive weekend.
Landing in second place was the animated flick “Trolls” who added another $35 million to its total. Very important to point out the flick didn’t see a significant drop in revenue from opening weekend. Last week it earned $45 million; which is only a $10 million drop. The flick definitely has legs and has already crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office.
The Amy Adams thriller “Arrival” teased audiences to the tune of $24 million. For a flick with stellar reviews from critics, it poked the interest of audiences, but not enough to rise to the top. The comedy “Almost Christmas,” not to be confused with the 2007 dramedy “This Christmas” landed in fourth place with $15.6 million. Rounding out the top five was the drama “Hacksaw Ridge” with $10.8 million.
This weekend sees the release of the boxing tale “Bleed For This” starring Miles Teller and the hotly-anticipated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne.