Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Domestic Earnings Cross $2 Billion

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 and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Thor: Ragnarok repeated at the top of the box office with an estimated $56.6 million over the weekend. The film also added $76 million to its international total as well.

The film has earned $211.6 million domestically, $438.5 million internationally, and $650.1 million worldwide. That domestic total in ten days is more than the first two films’ entire domestic run. It will easily pass Doctor Strange‘s $232 million which opened the same weekend last year. It has also passed the worldwide totals of the first two films.

My Friend Dahmer expanded in theaters and increased its earnings 6x. The film how stands at $243,207. Blade of the Immortal didn’t have as much domestically with its total only standing at $98,581.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has passed Superman Returns’ worldwide total.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $307.5 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $480.7 million and DC lags behind with $437.4 million. There’s still work for DC when it comes to the international film market and it’ll be interesting to see how the new Thor and Justice League impact these totals.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. We’ll wait and see about My Friend Dahmer and Blade of the ImmortalMarvel’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: $2.030 billion
Total International Gross: $3.206 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.236 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.367 million
Total “Profit”: $3.859 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $135.3 million
Average International Gross: $246.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $349.0 million
Average Budget: $113.9 million
Average Profit: $235.1 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.

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