Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Avengers: Infinity War is the Top Grossing Comic Film of All Time

With the 2017 films no longer earning money, we can now focus just on 2018 which is already a record year in numerous ways. We’ll have further analysis of 2017 in another article but on to 2018…

Avengers: Infinity War won the past weekend with an estimated $61.8 million. That’s three weekends in a row. Domestically, the film has earned $547.8 million and it all might be even higher once the real higher numbers are revealed. It’s the eighth largest domestic release ever.

The film debuted in China where it earned an estimated $200 million, the second largest debut in the market ever based on local currency. That three day performance beat the lifetime runs of The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3. It’s the ninth largest western release in China ever.

Infinity War is the highest grossing superhero release internationally of all-time. It has eanred $1.059 billion which beats Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s $946.4 million.

The film is the fifth largest global release of all time with $1.607 billion. It’s about $65 million behind Jurassic World and should easily pass that in the next two weeks if not sooner. It’s also the highest grossing comic adaptation of all time beating Marvel’s the Avengers by almost $100 million.

Next weekend Avengers: Infinity War faces tough competition with Deadpool 2 which should topple it from first place.

Black Panther brought in an estimated $1.9 million bringing the domestic total to $696.2 million. It needs less that $4 million and it’ll be the third domestic release ever to cross $700 million. Worlwide the film has earned $1.341 billion and has seen domestic earnings being the driver reversing a long running trend for Marvel films. 51.9% of the film has been brought in domestically.

The film is still earning far more domestically than the average Marvel film with 51.9% earned versus 40.78% on average. International earnings seem to have slowed down as the percentage has increased for the domestic ever so slightly. The film is an outlier as far as that and we’ll have a deeper dive in a few weeks to see where it over performed and where it might have under performed.

The Death of Stalin was #25 for the weekend with an estimated $121,764. The film has earned $7.7 million domestically after 10 weeks of release.

I Kill Giants continues to be a weird one when it comes to numbers. Some more numbers have come in. According to what little we could find, it looks like the film’s domestic box office has brought in $183,754. In Russia, the film has earned $163,289, Ukraine, $13,599, Australia it’s $926, United Arab Emirates it’s $85,002, and United Kingdom it’s $805. All together, the film has earned a reported $263,621 at the foreign box office. No domestic numbers have been released. The movie was released on demand at the same time in theaters, so the film has made money it’s just unknown how much.

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: $1.252 billion
Total International Gross: $1.715 billion
Worldwide Gross: $2.966 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $515.1 million
Total “Profit”: $2.434 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $313 million
Average International Gross: $428.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $741.6 million
Average Budget: $171.7 million
Average Profit: $569.9 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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