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Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies But Viewers Don’t

Despite a positive word of mouth, people didn’t go to see Teen Titans Go! To the Movies during its debut weekend. The film brought in an estimated $10.5 million. That’s far short of expectation which had the film opening in the mid-teens. We expected the film to easily be second for the weekend but it came in a distant fifth. The film has a budget of just $10 million, so the poor performance isn’t a disaster. The film also opened in eight small markets internationally bringing in an estimated $1 million. What’s strange is the film has a very positive word of mouth receiving a “B+” Cinemscore, 90% on Rottentomatoes, and 70 on Metacritic.

Ant-Man and the Wasp brought in an estimated $8.4 million bringing the domestic total to $183.2 million which pushed it past the original. The film has a reported budget of $162-$195 million more than $30 million than the original which had a budget of $130 million. Worldwide the film stands at $394.2 million where the original earned $519.3 million. The film opens in 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 which makes the comparison difficult.

Avengers: Infinity War earned an estimated $388,000 to bring its domestic total to $677.5 million and come in at #21 for the weekend. Worldwide, the film has earned $2,044,151,008 which is about $1 million more than the previous week.

Deadpool 2 brought in an estimated $270,000 to come in at #24 for the weekend. Its domestic total is $317.7 million so far and worldwide it has earned $731.6 million. It dipped from the previous week due to some adjustments. 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.

Black Panther gets closer to that elusive $700 million domestically by bringing in an estimated $3,000 and coming in at #44 for the weekend. It stands at $699,955,434 domestically. 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 $20,000 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 $8,041,828 about a $4,000 increase. That’s about the same amount as the previous week.

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: $1.897 billion
Total International Gross: $2.652 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.550 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $797.1 million
Total “Profit”: $3.731 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $271 million
Average International Gross: $378.9 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $649.9 million
Average Budget: $132.9 million
Average Profit: $517.1 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.

Comic Films Domestic Gross Comic Films International Gross Comic Films Worldwide Gross Comic Films Gross to Budget Comic Films Gross to Budget