Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Spider-Man Enters the Mix!

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened up this past weekend and we’ve still got two more comic adaptations to hit theaters in July alone! 2017 has seen over $3.1 billion earned by comic films making it the fifth most earned by comics and we still have about half the year to go!

Wonder Woman continues to impress and will likely pass Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in domestic earnings in the next week or two. It also is challenging Logan for the best gross to budget for the year. This week DCU films crossed $3 billion earned worldwide, an impressive amount.

Wonder Woman is also driving the gap between earning averages for the Marvel and DC adaptations. On average DC films earn $328.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $308 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.8 million and DC lags behind with $429.4 million.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened up with the second highest opening for a Spider-Man film (not adjusted for inflation). I’m predicting it’ll wind up with around the average earning for a Spider-Man film which is about $800 million worldwide. Though, folks will say it’s a “success” compared to those other films.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village are in that debatable area, and Wilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’ll wait and see.

Here’s where this year’s movie crop stands as far as the actual numbers (numbers have dipped due to a new film opening):

Total Domestic Gross: $1.359 billion
Total International Gross: $1.794 billion
Worldwide Gross: $3.154 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $876 million
Total “Profit”: $2.278 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $170.0 million
Average International Gross: $256.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $394.2 million
Average Budget: $109.5 million
Average Profit: $284.7 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. Those in green are above average while those below are red.

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