Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Homecoming Gets a Big Swing
2017 feels like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the big news this week with its China debut. The film saw a massive boost that has it going from a debatable success to an actual one. The movie is now $30 million above Spider-Man film averages after getting an influx of $70.8 million from China.
Wonder Woman continues to impress and is now the fifth highest grossing superhero film domestically.
Atomic Blonde is approaching $100 million and will be a moderate success.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is making a comeback and has finally crossed the threshold so that its worldwide total is greater than its budget. Still not good, but also not a disaster of Titanic proportion.
Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.3 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.3 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $436.6 million. There’s still work for DC when it comes to the international film market.
Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecomning, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and Valerian, Wilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue.
Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers:
Total Domestic Gross: $1.709 billion
Total International Gross: $2.398 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.107 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.083 million
Total “Profit”: $3.021 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $155.4 million
Average International Gross: $239.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $373.4 million
Average Budget: $108.3 million
Average Profit: $302.1 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.