Was Doctor Strange A Box Office Success?

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All box office figures are as of December 1, 2016

Over the past eight years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has established itself as one of the most lucrative film franchises in all of Hollywood. To date, the fourteen installments have collectively grossed $10.8 billion at the worldwide box office, and most of them have been both critically and commercially successful. The only real outlier is 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, which grossed $263.4 million globally and earned generally positive (though not very enthusiastic) reviews. Marvel Studios has done an incredible job of taking arguably second and third tier comic book properties and turning them into international movie stars that can carry a massive blockbuster series.

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Arrival Reaches $100 Million Global Box Office Milestone

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Arrival
 has already managed to earn its share of respect from critics. The science fiction drama from director Denis Villenueve racked up plenty of great reviews and various accolades in the few weeks since opening in theaters. Star Amy Adams is certainly getting her share of praise as well for her portrayal of a linguistics professor brought in by the government to help decipher a reason for why aliens have come to Earth. The question then comes down to whether or not an audience would hold it in the same regard.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Jon Favreau on Happy Hogan’s Role

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Marvel Studios keeps expanding its Cinematic Universe by introducing new heroes, such as Doctor Strange and Black Panther, and bringing other heroes back for new adventures, like the Guardians of the Galaxy. But the MCU is not limiting itself, and after reaching a deal with Sony, it’s now adding Spider-Man to the mix.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Arrives Tomorrow

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Marvel Studios and Disney have concluded their 2016 slate in impressive fashion. Both Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange have been financially successful in addition to being well-received by critics and general audiences. While this year was just the beginning of Phase 3, it is the last time Marvel will release only two movies in a year. In 2017, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will get three new installments on the big screen, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicking off this new plan.

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First Assassin’s Creed Clip: Callum Enters the Animus

dfThe Assassin’s Creed video game movie adaptation is directed by Justin Kurzel and reunites the filmmaker with several of his collaborators on his acclaimed Macbeth (2015)adaptation; including, co-writer Michael Lesslie, stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, and cinematographer Adam Arkpaw. Going from adapting a play by William Shakespeare to bringing a highly-popular Ubisoft gaming IP is certainly an unusual move on Kurzel’s part, but also one that suggests that in his hands, Assassin’s Creed could be something special – and not just by the (admittedly, low) standards of video game-inspired cinema, either.

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