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Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer Doctor Strange has become Marvel Studio’s highest-grossing solo movie with USD 616 million worldwide, surpassing Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr which grossed USD 585 million in 2008. The film opened in theatres across the globe earlier this month. In North America, the superhero movie has collected an estimated USD 205.1 million as of this weekend, reported AceShowbiz. Internationally, it has grossed a massive USD 410.9 million. In Asian markets, especially China and Korea, the movie earned over USD 109.6 million and USD 40.9 million respectively.
The studio’s other single-character movie debuts include The Incredible Hulk with USD 263 million, Thor with USD 450 million, Captain America: The First Avenger with 370 million and “Ant-Man” with USD 519 million.
Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch says he loves being at home and misses his family when out for work. The Doctor Strange actor said he doesn’t feel like a big Hollywood star as he is very down to earth and loves simple things, reported Female First. “I don’t think of myself as this huge Hollywood star. I have a new family and I have close friends who have known me since I first started and don’t think of me like that.
“They’re always happy to remind me who I am, which is good. I don’t find it difficult to stay grounded. Every time I come back to London, I love the feeling – it’s my home town and I’m very happy with my creature comforts. I’m actually quite a homely person, although I still enjoy being on the red carpet,” Cumberbatch, 40, said.