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Where the Data Ranks 2016’s Comic Book Films

The summer movie season is wrapping up and we’ve seen an interesting year when it comes to comic book films. For months debates have raged as to who is more successful, Marvel or DC, which movies were successes, and which were flops. The answers aren’t so simple and black and white, which is why I like to turn to data to give actual rankings as to who were winners and losers.

So far this year, seven films have been released based on comic books (counting Batman: The Killing Joke). This feature will be weekly until the end of the year, as some films are still in the box-office and there’s till more to come.

Here’s where this year’s movie crop stands as far as the actual numbers:

Total Domestic Gross: $1.640 billion
Total International Gross: $2.632 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.272 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.050 billion
Total “Profit”: $3.222 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $234,295,908
Average International Gross: $438,629,083
Average: Worldwide Gross: $610,263,694
Average Budget: $149,928,571
Average Profit: $460,335,122

Now that we have those numbers down we can get a better idea as to how films have actually done this year. Below are various rankings of where films stand so far and if the films are above average (green) or below average (red):

film domestic 9.5.16 film international 9.5.16 film worldwide 9.5.16 film profit 9.5.16 film gross budget 9.5.16


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