Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Ant-Man and the Wasp Continues to go Big Internationally
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 dropped to #19 for the weekend with an estimated $1.3 million to bring its domestic total to $213.5 million after nine weeks. Internationally, the film gained about $50 million over the week to bring that total to $381.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $595.2 million.
The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should do quite well with its final international openings and be somewhere above $100 million over the original. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.
Avengers: Infinity War is #33 despite home release and has brought in $62,000 to bring its domestic total to $678.8 million. The film is the top grossing film of the year so far with $2.046 billion but is second when it comes to domestic earnings. Black Panther still holds that crown and is one of a few films to have crossed $700 million domestically.
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies continues to be off the radar but is bringing in the dollars. Internationally, the film added about $4 million to its total to bring that to $13.8 million and domestically it earned about $700,000 to bring that total to $28.4 million for a worldwide total of $42.2 million. While that might not seem like a high amount, the film has a 4.22x multiplier to its budget so is quite profitable.
Deadpool 2 wasn’t on the chart for the weekend, but the film added about $100,000 to its total over the week. Domestically, the film has earned $318.4 million and also $415.6 million at the foreign box office for a worldwide total of $734.1 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 domestically. It earned about $90,000 at the international box office. The film is the top grossing domestic film of 2018 so far and isn’t likely to be passed. 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.
Total Domestic Gross: $1.948 billion
Total International Gross: $2.842 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.790 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $797.1 million
Total “Profit”: $3.968 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $278.2 million
Average International Gross: $406 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $684.2 million
Average Budget: $132.9 million
Average Profit: $551.4 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.