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'Doctor Strange' and 'Trolls' maintain top spots, and 'Arrival' surprises

'Doctor Strange' and 'Trolls' maintain top spots, and 'Arrival' surprises

The weekend saw three new major releases in theaters — Universal’s “Almost Christmas,” Paramount’s “Arrival” and EuropaCorp’s “Shut In” — but holdovers maintained the top spots at the box office.

“Doctor Strange,” the latest comic book offering from Marvel Studios that’s now in its second week in the U.S., came out in first — again —  adding an estimated $43 million in the U.S. and Canada to its gross. It beat analyst expectations of $42 million.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a former neurosurgeon who can manipulate time and space, the picture has pulled in...

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