Aquaman Crosses $800 Million 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.

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 $2.689 billion domestically, $4.544 billion internationally, $7.234 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.022 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.

Alita: Battle Angel dipped one spot to come in second place for the weekend. The film dropped 58% in its second weekend for a three-day $12 million. So far it has earned $60.7 million domestically. Internationally it debuted in China where it earned $62.2 million of its $92.4 million overseas take for the weekend. That’s $202.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $263.4 million. Already, Alita: Battle Angel has passed Ghost in the Shell domestically and internationally.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. Domestic grosses increased by about $100,000 million an international earnings increased by about $300,000 million. Currently the film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.3 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped a few spots at the weekend box office to come in at #15 earning an estimated $865,000. The film has earned $184.9 million domestically. With an Oscar win for “Best Animated Feature,” we’ll see if the movie gets a boost over the next week.

Aquaman continues to be right behind that film coming in at #16 and earning an estimated $765,000 to bring its domestic total to $332.9 million. The film gained $5 million over the week to bring its international earnings to $805.9 million and a worldwide total of $1.139 billion. The film has relied heavily on its international earnings where it has made 70.76% compared to 60.65% for the average DCU film

Deadpool 2 is still bringing it in internationally adding about $155,000 to that total. With a total of $785 million worldwide, it is the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusted for inflation).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.689 billion
Total International Gross: $4.544 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.234 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.022 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268.9 million
Average International Gross: $454.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.4 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $669.1 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.