Birds of Prey Drops to Second While Joker Gets a Bounce
It’s a tale of two R-rated films based on DC properties at the weekend box office. Despite positive reviews and a push from fans, Birds of Prey continues to struggle at the box office.
With about a 48% drop, the film brought in an estimated $17.1 million over the three days and $19.6 million for the four days. That brings the domestic total to $61.7 million. Internationally, the film added $23 million from 78 markets, about a 46% drop. The international total now stands at $83.6 million for a worldwide total of $145.3 million. The film should be well profitable by the time its run is over but the film will definitely send Warner Bros. back to the drawing board. The film opens in Japan on March 20.
Joker continues to wind down its run but saw a bit of a boost going into the Oscars.
Over the past week, the film earned about $170,000 domestically which is a decrease from the $200,000 it earned over the previous week. It’s the same amount as of two weeks ago. The film’s total now stands at $335.3 million.
Internationally, the film added $600,000 over the week which is up from the previous week’s $500,000. It’s earned $737.4 million internationally.
The movie’s $1.073 billion is an amazing haul for a movie whose budget was just $55 million. It caps off a record-setting year for films based on comics.
The movie is currently ranked #11 in worldwide total for a comic adaptation. It’s about $8.4 million from passing The Dark Knight Rises and will crack the top ten at that point. It’s unlikely to do so but you never know.
When it comes to DC films, it’s a most interesting one. The film is marching along and it’s possible it will pass Aquaman‘s domestic total by the time its domestic run is over:
|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||WB||$330,360,194|
|Man of Steel||WB||$291,045,518|
|Teen Titans Go! To the Movies||WB||$29,790,236|
Joker has been doing quite well in international earnings where Warner Bros. has had issues in the past. Aquaman indicates a shift for the company and lessons seem to be continued with Joker.
|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||WB||$542,900,000|
|Man of Steel||WB||$377,000,000|
|Teen Titans Go! To the Movies||WB||$22,300,000|
The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the movie has a 19.5x return so far. That’s the highest factor for any movie based on a comic beating The Mask which was the previous leader with a 15.29x factor.
The film hasn’t earned the most compared to the budget, that record is held by Avengers: Endgame. Despite a $356 million budget, that movie earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $1.018 billion.
Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.
Total Domestic Gross: $2.368 billion
Total International Gross: $4.962 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.330 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.042 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $236.8 million
Average International Gross: $496.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $733.0 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $604.2 million
Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.
|Spider-Man: Far From Home||Sony||$390,532,085|
|Alita: Battle Angel||Fox||$85,710,210|
|Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNamation Films||$30,712,119|
|Spider-Man: Far From Home||Sony||$741,396,434|
|Alita: Battle Angel||Fox||$319,142,333|
|Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNamation Films||$83,390,702|
|Spider-Man: Far From Home||Sony||$1,131,928,519|
|Alita: Battle Angel||Fox||$404,852,543|
|Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNamation Films||$114,102,821|
|Spider-Man: Far From Home||Sony||$971,9285,519|
|Alita: Battle Angel||Fox||$234,852,543|
|Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNamation Films||$105,602,821|
|Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNamation Films||13.42|
|Spider-Man: Far From Home||Sony||7.07|
|Alita: Battle Angel||Fox||2.38|