Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Black Panther Rules 2018 as it Winds Down

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not. This past weekend, Ant-Man and the Wasp came in at #13 earning an estimated $2.6 million to bring its domestic total to $208.4 million. Internationally the film has earned $257.2 million for a worldwide total of $465.6 million. The film is still shy of the original’s total though it has earned $28 million more domestically unadjusted for ticket price inflation. Worldwide the sequel is shy $54 million.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies dipped a few spots to come in at #18. The film added $710,000 to its total to bring its domestic earnings to $27.3 million. Internationally the film stands at $5.3 million for a worldwide total of $32.6 million off of a $10 million budget. While the film’s earnings might seem low, it has a multiplier of 3.26, better than Ant-Man and the Wasp. That means the film should be profitable at this point and with earnings still coming in, it’ll continue to be the film of 2018 which in the surface seems like a dud but overall is a winner.

Despite its home release, Avengers: Infinity War continues to bring in money. The film was #32 with $97,000 to bring its domestic total to $678.6 million. Worldwide the film has earned $2.046 billion.

Deadpool 2 wasn’t on the chart for the weekend, but the film added about $500,000 to its total over the week. Domestically, the film has earned $318.3 million and also $415.3 million at the foreign box office for a worldwide total of $733.6 million. The sequel lags the original in every way and with a much higher budget, it’s unlikely it’ll be as profitable as the original. It is the second most successful “X” film domestically behind the original (not adjusted for inflation) and worldwide the film is in third place (again unadjusted).

Black Panther has slowed down finally ending its theatrical run. The film is the top grossing domestic film of 2018 so far and isn’t likely to be passed. The film added about $20,000 internationally over the week. Worldwide, the film has brought in $1.347 billion. The movie is the rare blockbuster that has earned more domestically than it has internationally.

The Death of Stalin didn’t shift at all and looks like it’ll stay at earning $8,041,828 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: $1.941 billion
Total International Gross: $2.705 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.646 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $797.1 million
Total “Profit”: $3.828 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $277.3 million
Average International Gross: $386.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $663.7 million
Average Budget: $132.9 million
Average Profit: $530.8 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.