Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Deadpool 2 Debuts With Over $300 Million

It was a solid weekend for Deadpool 2 though it didn’t deliver a record opening weekend domestically as expected. The film was the number one film for the weekend with $125 million domestically over three days. That’s the second largest R-rated opening ever behind the first film’s $132.4 million debut two years ago. It beat It which opened with $123.4 million last September.

The film opened in 81 markets internationally bringing in an estimated $176.3 million. That’s a record debut for Fox International beating X-Men: Days of Future Past. That film had $38.3 million from China. Deadpool didn’t play in China though did play last month at the Beijing International Film Festival. The sequel doesn’t have a release date currently.

Worldwide the film earned $301.3 million. It received an “A” CinemaScore with 62% 25 years or older (up from the previous film’s 53%). It was 61% male.

Avengers: Infinity War was bumped to second. It earned $28.7 million domestically in its fourth week and has earned $595 million after 24 days. It’s the eighth largest domestic release of all time.

Internationally the film added $84.4 million and its foreign total is $1.218 billion. Worldwide the film has earned $1.81 billion and is the fourth largest global release of all time and third largest international release of all time.

Black Panther dropped to #13 with $823,000. The film domestically has earned $697.8 million and worldwide the film has earned $1.344 billion.

The Death of Stalin dipped to #31 with an estimated $61,432 after 11 weeks. The film has earned $7.8 million domestically.

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. All together, the film has earned a reported $263,621 at the foreign box office. 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: $1.426 billion
Total International Gross: $2.054 billion
Worldwide Gross: $3.480 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $625.1 million
Total “Profit”: $2.837 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $285.2 million
Average International Gross: $410.9 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $696.0 million
Average Budget: $156.3 million
Average Profit: $540 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.