Another Marvel Studios' film, another big win at the opening weekend box office thanks to 'Doctor Strange'. Marvel has proven to be the most consistent studio when it comes to film quality and box office, and their Sorcerer Supreme has continued that trend.

Strange works his magic

'Doctor Strange', starring Benedict Cumberbatch, opened to a strong haul this past weekend, bringing in $85 million after opening on over 3800 theaters. Originally, the film was projected to make around $70 to $75 million domestically, but outpaced its projections, which has proven to be the case with entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It also came close to matching its international opening of of $87 million from the weekend before.

'Doctor Strange' wasn't the only winner at the box office this weekend, as 'Trolls' and 'Hacksaw Ridge' opened to good openings respectively. 'Trolls', which is Dreamworks latest animated feature starring Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, brought in $45 million, providing counter-programming to the other new releases. Then 'Hacksaw Ridge', Mel Gibson's World War II film, earned $14 million, which is a respectable number for a film that is sure to be a big awards contender come oscar season given the acclaim it has received.

Disney prints money

What makes this weekend even bigger in regards to box office is that, thanks to 'Doctor Strange', Disney has crossed the $6 billion mark for the first time. Last week, Disney announced that 2016 has been its biggest year at the box office, surpassing the record it had set in 2015. With a slate that included 'The Jungle Book', 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'Finding Dory', its easy to see why.

The only other studio to cross the $6 billion mark and currently holds the single year record is Universal, also in 2015, thanks to monster hits like 'Jurassic World' and 'Furious 7'.

When looking ahead, though, it is very clear that Disney looks to easily break that record as well. At the time that report was made, 'Doctor Strange' hadn't been released in North America yet. On top of that, there are still two films yet to be released for the company.

The next one on the calendar is 'Moana', the latest from Disney Animation Studios, which has been on a winning streak with 'Frozen', 'Wreck-It Ralph', and 'Big Hero 6'. The real monster, though, will be 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', to be released in December. While it is not expected to hit the monstrous numbers 'The Force Awakens' did, the Star Wars brand is a proven draw, which will more than likely get Disney the single year record.

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