Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films.
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.
This past week has been pretty quiet when it comes to comic adaptations. The latest film to debut, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, has been mixed as it’s running behind the previous film’s domestic run and ahead of its foreign run. So… a wash? It also keeps up the trend of the foreign box office saving this year’s movie industry.
Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to get a late boost and is the top grossing comic adaptation of the year passing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and then some. The film has crossed $700 million when it comes to its budget and worldwide earnings and has a 5x multiplier. The big question is if it’ll cross $900 million at the box office.
Wonder Woman continues to impress as it winds down its run. It’s still the highest earning domestic earner for a comic film this year so far. It has a 5.51x multiplier of its budget and earnings.
Atomic Blonde will fall short of $100 million and will be a moderate success.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is slowing down and will likely end around $225 million as long as there’s no more debuts.
Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.7 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.3 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $437.3 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. We’ll see about Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.
Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.
Total Domestic Gross: $1.797 billion
Total International Gross: $2.639 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.435 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 million
Total “Profit”: $3.245 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $149.7 million
Average International Gross: $239.9 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $369.6 million
Average Budget: $107.9 million
Average Profit: $261.7 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.