Birds of Prey continues to Fight at the Box Office While My Hero Academia Brings in the Dollars
It’s a tale of two R-rated films based on DC properties and an anime at the weekend box office. Despite positive reviews and a push from fans, Birds of Prey continues to fight for every dollar at the box office.
With a drop of two spots to come in at #8 for the weekend, Birds of Prey brought in an estimated $2.2 million domestically. It has earned $82.6 million in its five weeks.
Over two weeks (we missed last week’s update) the film has earned about $10 million domestically and $12 million internationally. Along with its $113.2 million internationally, the film nears $200 million worldwide and has earned $195.8 million.
The film opens in Japan on March 20.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising debuted in fourth place last week. The film opened with $5.9 million domestically. It opened in Japan in December. This past weekend, the anime was #10 after last week’s debut at #4. The film added $1.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $12.7 million. With $15.1 million internationally, the film has earned $27.8 million worldwide.
Joker continues to wind down its run at the box office.
Over the past two weeks, the film earned about $100,000 domestically. The film’s total now stands at $335.5 million.
Internationally, the film added $800,000 over the two weeks. It’s earned $738.7 million internationally.
The movie’s $1.074 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 $6.9 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 19.53x 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 $1.019 billion.
Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.
Total Domestic Gross: $2.368 billion
Total International Gross: $4.964 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.332 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.043 billion
Average Domestic Gross: $236.8 million
Average International Gross: $496.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $733.2 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $604.3 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|