'Doctor Strange' Dominates Weekend Box-Office With $84M Opening

"Doctor Strange" exceeded projected expectations that it would debut with a $60-75M opening weekend. Its tally of almost $85M places it as the tenth biggest opening of any MCU movie, just .8M behind "Thor: Dark World" in sixth place. 

Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" proved yet again that fall movie audiences are really looking for smart, story-driven, adult entertainment as its R rating didn't stop it from getting close to $15M this weekend, placing it as a possible awards contender in the process and helping Gibson's comeback in the industry.

"Trolls," the latest animation ditty from DreamWorks racked up a solid $45.6M, placing it just behind "Doctor Strange." Animation has proven yet again how strong, sustainable and a sure-thing it can be for movie execs. 

Source: Box Office Mojo