Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Black Panther Nears $700 Million Domestically

In the third week for Marvel‘s Ant-Man and the Wasp dropped 45% earning an estimated $16.1 million to bring its domestic total to $164.6 million. It earned $21.6 million internationally for an overseas total of $188.9 million and worldwide total of $353.5 million. The film will open in Germany, Austria, and Hungry next weekend, the UK August 2nd, Italy on August 14th, and Japan on August 31st. The film seems to be outpacing the original domestically but internationally we’ll have to wait and see after some of those openings. The UK drove a decent amount of earnings for the original some the comparison is difficult.

Deadpool 2 was #19 for the weekend earning $460,000 to bring its domestic total to $317.1 million and worldwide it has earned $732.9 million. It increased about $2.1 million worldwide over the past week. The original earned $363.1 million domestically ($387.4 million adjusted for inflation). The budgets are the biggest difference for the two films. The original’s was just $58 million while the sequel ballooned to $110 million. The sequel would have to cross well in to $825 million to equal the success of the original.

Avengers: Infinity War was right behind at #20 adding $402,000 to its total to bring it to $676.8 million domestically and $2.043 billion worldwide. That’s an increase of about $2 million worldwide over the past week.

Black Panther added $25,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $699.9 million. We’re on our edge to see if it can cross $700 million domestically. Worldwide the film stands at $1.347 billion. It increased about $40,000 over the past week.

The Death of Stalin wasn’t on the chart but still brought dollars in over the week bringing its total to $8,037,203 about a $4,000 increase. That’s a dip from the previous week’s $8,000.

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: $1.866 billion
Total International Gross: $2.631 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.497 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $787.1 million
Total “Profit”: $3.689 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $311.1 million
Average International Gross: $438.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $749.6 million
Average Budget: $157.4 million
Average Profit: $592.1 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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