Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Spider-Man Passes Dawn of Justice
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.
We’re in the holding pattern until the next two big “comic” films, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League debut. But, this year’s releases are still bringing in the dollars.
We missed this last week, but Spider-Man: Homecoming is one of the two big comic stories of the year. A late boost has seen the film surge in the rankings and the film is the top worldwide grossing comic adaptation of the year so far. The film has also passed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the numbers as of now are very similar domestically and internationally. The film now ranks as #8 in the all time grossing comic adaptations and is $11.6 million behind Spider-Man 3.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is still only a few weeks into its run and running behind the first film’s domestic run by about $40 million at the same point. It also has a higher budget by about $23 million. It’s unlikely the film will match its predecessor’s success.
Wonder Woman continues to add to its total as it winds down its run. The film has the highest domestic gross of the year and second highest gross/budget.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is slowing down and crossed the $225 million mark. The film is not a success, but it earned more than its budget fueled by the international box office.
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 $437.4 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. Things aren’t looking good but 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: $1.807 billion
Total International Gross: $2.664 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.471 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 million
Total “Profit”: $3.281 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $150.6 million
Average International Gross: $242.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $372.6 million
Average Budget: $107.9 million
Average Profit: $264.7 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.