Avengers: Endgame is #1 while Far From Home Nears $1 Billion

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… we think

This past week, no films from 2018 seem to have earned any new dollars so we’re giving it one more week before we consider 2018 wrapped and we report on how the year went.

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, $4.563 billion internationally, $7.260 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.048 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: $4.563 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.260 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.048 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.3 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $726.0 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $672.0 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!

In second place was Spider-Man: Far From Home which earned an estimated $21 million after two weekends at the top of the box office. Over the week, the film earned $80 million internationally. Domestically, the film has earned $319.7 million and with $651.1 million internationally, the film is nearing the $1 billion mark with $970.8 million worldwide.

In the biggest news, Avengers: Endgame is now the “all-time top-grossing film” officially passing the mark over the weekend. The film earned $1.2 million domestically over the weekend. Over the week it added around $3 million domestically and $6.4 million internationally. The total now stands at $2.790 billion passing Avatar by about $600,000. This does not factor in inflation in which case neither film is the all-time leader.

Dark Phoenix is still hanging on to the box office earning $183,000 domestically improving to #23 from last week’s #29. The film has earned $65.4 million domestically. Internationally, the film added about $2 million over the week to that total to bring it to $186.4 million and $251.7 million worldwide.

Shazam! also didn’t chart but it too has been earning money over the week. The film added $85,000 domestically to its total to bring that to $140.3 million. Along with its $224 million international earnings, the film has earned $364.3 million worldwide.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $1.945 billion
Total International Gross: $4.120 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.065 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.197 billion
Total “Profit”: $4.869 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $243.1 million
Average International Gross: $515 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $758.1 million
Average Budget: $149.6 million
Average Profit: $608.6 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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