Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Deadpool 2 Becomes the Top Grossing X Film

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.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.680 billion domestically, $4.528 billion internationally, $7.208 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.996 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly made waves debuting in the top five and dropped off of the weekend box office quickly. The film crossed the $100 million mark as domestic grosses increased by about $1.2 million an international earnings increased by about $1.6 million. Currently the film has earned $30.4 million domestically and $71.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $102 million.

Aquaman dropped from fourth to #8 at the past weekend’s box office with an estimated $3.3 million to bring its domestic total to $328.5 million. Worldwide it has earned $1.120 billion after opening in Japan this past weekend.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to play right behind Aquaman dropping from fifth to #9 at the weekend box office with an estimated $3 million. Its domestic total stands at $179.8 million. Worldwide the film has earned $352.6 million.

Deadpool 2 got a big boost over the week with $13 million at the international box office. With a total of $784.8 million worldwide, it has passed the original Deadpool to become the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusting for inflation).

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.680 billion
Total International Gross: $4.528 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.208 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.996 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268 million
Average International Gross: $452.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $720.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $588.9 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.