Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Infinity War Nears $2 Billion. Comic Films Cross $4 Billion Worldwide in Total.
Things are strong but slowing down for comic related films and with the summer box office blockbusters regularly coming, we’ll be seeing how many of these have long term legs.
This past weekend Deadpool 2 slid to third place with an estimated $13.7 million to bring its domestic total to $278.7 million. Internationally the film added $18.5 million to bring that total to $376.6 million and a worldwide total of $655.3 million.
The film moved up five slots and is now the 28th highest grossing comic movie adaptation. It’s also the third highest grossing “X” film worldwide (not adjusted for inflation).
Capping of the top five this past weekend was Avengers: Infinity War which earned an estimated $6.8 million to bring its domestic total to $654.7 million. It added $10.9 million internationally to bring its worldwide total to $1.998 billion. It’ll be the fourth film ever to top $2 billion. There’s no doubt it’ll cross that number this week.
Black Panther dropped a few spots to come in at #22 with an estimated $137,000. The film has brought in $699.4 million domestically and $1.346 billion worldwide.
The Death of Stalin wasn’t on the chart but still brought dollars in over the week bringing its total to $7,958,023 about an $18,000 increase.
My Friend Dahmer which was released domestically in 2017 opened up in Australia and the United Kingdom where it has brought in $59,491 so far.
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: $1.641 billion
Total International Gross: $2.377 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.017 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $625.1 million
Total “Profit”: $3.374 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $328.2 million
Average International Gross: $475.3 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $803.5 million
Average Budget: $156.3 million
Average Profit: $647.2 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.