PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Although this is Doctor Strange's first outing in an MCU solo movie, the character has been teased in earlier movies. In Thor (2011); the Orb of Agamotto can be seen among the treasures in Odin's treasure chamber. In Thor: The Dark World (2013), the Crossroads is among the various phrases written on Selvig's chalkboard; the Crossroads is an other-dimensional reality that has a prominent role in the "Doctor Strange" comics. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Jasper Sitwell mentions Stephen Strange as one of the high-risk targets that HYDRA keeps under surveillance.
The Ancient One:
Master Kaecilius. That ritual will bring you only sorrow.
(at around 36 mins) When Wong inquired about Strange's Sanskrit, he said that he was fluent on Google Translate. Sanskrit isn't available on Google Translate.
Part of the closing credits appears in a sequence of shifting mandalas.
$85,058,311 6 November 2016