Comics at the Box Office
While there wasn’t any new “comic” based movies debuting this past weekend, there were still quite a few in the theaters. Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow is still doing decent at the box office, dropping 37.4% in its third weekend and earned $10.3 million. Domestically the film has earned $74.5 million, and will wind up somewhere around $100 million when its domestic run ends. Internationally the film added $21.5 million to bring its international total to $218.3 million. Japan has yet to open, so internationally the film should wind up around $300 million.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is still going strong in its fifth week. It earned $6.2 million domestically and is up to $216.8 million. Globally the film has earned $692 million.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still in theaters and earned $600,000 for $199.5 million domestically. Globally, the film is at $702.8 million.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned $197,000 and globally it has earned $710.7 million. The film is the top earner globally this year and tied with The Lego Movie to be the top earner domestically.
The top earning films so far this year are movies based on comic books. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is on top but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to be close, and might top the film. X-Men: Days of Future Past is right now in third and doing well, so we’ll see where it ends up.
This coming week sees the opening of Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Snowpiercer, based on the graphic novel.