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Spider-Man: Far From Home Sets Records while Avengers: Endgame Inches Closer to the All-Time Record

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 wraps up…

With no films from 2018 grossing dollars in the past week, it looks like the year is finally wrapping up. If no film earns any money in the next week, we’ll officially call it and post our roundup and dive looking at 2018 compared to previous years. But, so far…

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.562 billion internationally, $7.259 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

Here’s where 2018’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.259 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.9 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.


And on to 2019!

There was no doubt Spider-Man: Far From Home would win the weekend box office. The film had the largest six-day opening ever for a Tuesday release with $185.1 million. The film helped the top 12 films outperform the same weekend last year, the first time in four weeks this has happened.

The film earned about $91 million in its first three days and then topped that over the weekend bringing in another $93.6 million. That’s the 22nd largest six-day performance of all-time. It also earned the largest Tuesday opened day ever and second widest opening ever with 4,634 locations.

Far from Home is outpacing Spider-Man: Homecoming for the six days by over $30 million. It shouldn’t be a surprise the movie is a hit as it earned an “A” CinemaScore from opening crowds and a high rating online. The opening weekend crowd was 60% male and 42% aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film earned $244 million from 66 markets to bring its overseas total to $395 million so far. Already the movie has earned $580.1 million worldwide off of a $160 million budget.

Avengers: Endgame dropped 49.3% to come in at #9 this past weekend. The movie added $3.1 million to its domestic total to bring that to $847.9 million. Internationally, the film earned $4.6 million over the past week bringing that total to $1.925 billion. Worldwide, the film has earned $2.772 billion.

The move to re-release the film with an extended scene gave the movie a boost but may not put it over the top of all-time worldwide box office leader of Avatar. It’s still about $16 million short. There’s still a chance it’ll break the record but it’ll be close.

Dark Phoenix continues its slide coming in at #15 with an estimated $439,000 to bring its domestic total to $64.6 million. Internationally, the film earned just $5,000 over the past week. There it has earned $181.1 million for a worldwide total of $245.7 million. The film moved up to #79 for worldwide earnings passing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, 2003’s Hulk, and 2014’s Hercules.

Captain Marvel isn’t charting but still earning a decent chunk of change. Over the week, the film added $37,000 domestically and $60,000 internationally to bring those totals to $426.8 million and $701.4 million. That’s a worldwide total of $1.128 billion.

Shazam! also didn’t chart but it too has been earning money over the week. The film added $84,000 domestically to its total to bring that to $140.1 million. Along with its $224 million international earnings, the film has earned $364.1 million worldwide.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $1.802 billion
Total International Gross: $3.848 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.649 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.197 billion
Total “Profit”: $4.453 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $225.2 million
Average International Gross: $480.9 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $706.2 million
Average Budget: $149.6 million
Average Profit: $556.6 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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