Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets a Big Post Oscar Boost

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 $2.692 billion domestically, $4.545 billion internationally, $7.237 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.025 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 third place for the weekend. The film earned earned an estimated $7 million. Domestically the film has now earned $72.2 million after three weeks. It also earned $40.4 million internationally from 81 markets to bring that total to $278.2 million for a worldwide total of $350.4 million.

The film shot up a lot of spots breaking the top 60 and sits at #59 for comic film adaptations and worldwide grosses. It has passed X-Men, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Wanted in worldwide earnings (not adjusted for inflation).

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film overall earned about $200,000 over the week bringing the domestic total to $30.7 million, international total to $72.8 million and worldwide earnings of $103.5 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved from #16 last week to #11 this past weekend with a post Oscar win boost. The film increased 137.5% with an estimated $2.1 million to bring its domestic total to $187.4 million. The film also earned around $600,000 over the week internationally where it has earned $175.4 million for a worldwide total of $362.8 million.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $260,000 over the week to bring its domestic total to $333.2 million. It remained static internationally with $805.9 million for a worldwide total of $1.139 billion.

Next weekend sees the opening of Captain Marvel which is expected to earn around $140 million over the three days.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.692 billion
Total International Gross: $4.545 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.237 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.025 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.2 million
Average International Gross: $454.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.7 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $669.5 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.

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