Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Wonder Woman Passes Guardians
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was the latest comic adaptations to launch in the theaters and it’s debut is nothing but a failure. With a budget over $200 million, the film earned just $17.02 million at the domestic box office. The film needs a miracle.
Spider-Man: Homecoming in its third week dropped 50% and will likely end its run around the last two SONY Spider-Man films receiving no Marvel bump.
Wonder Woman continues to impress and passed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in domestic earnings. It’s now the top earning comic film of the year at the domestic box office. It also is challenging Logan for the best gross to budget for the year.
Wonder Woman is also driving the gap between earning averages for the Marvel and DC adaptations and helping it catch up in a way. On average DC films earn $333.9 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.1 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $432.7 million.
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 Valerian, 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: $1.533 billion
Total International Gross: $1.989 billion
Worldwide Gross: $3.522 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.085 million
Total “Profit”: $2.437 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $170.4 million
Average International Gross: $284.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $391.4 million
Average Budget: $120.6 million
Average Profit: $270.8 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.