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Spider-Man: Far From Home Passes Spider-Man 3 while Avengers: Endgame Inches Closer to the 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… or not

It looks like there’s still life when it comes to 2018’s films. Venom, which debuted in October 2018 saw an increase in its international earnings. The film added about $70,000 to its international total. Whether that’s actual dollars in or an adjustment is unknown but it pushes off our final evaluation of the year for another week.

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 what wasn’t a surprise, Sony‘s Spider-Man: Far From Home took first place again, repeating on last week’s performance. The film brought in an estimated $45.3 million which is a 51% drop from the previous week. Domestically the film has earned $274.5 million.

Internationally, Spider-Man: Far From Home added $100 million to bring that total to $572.5 million. When it comes to the international total, the film is in first place, beating Spider-Man 3‘s $554.3 million.

Globally the film has earned $847 million after 17 days. The movie is $33.2 million behind 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and $43.9 million behind 2007’s Spider-Man 3 for worldwide total.

Avengers: Endgame came in at #12 earning an estimated $1.7 million to bring its domestic total to $851.2 million. It also added $5 million to its international total over the week. It seems like the film is struggling to take the worldwide all-time total despite the “re-release,” but has gotten closer and now stands less than $8 million away from that record.

Dark Phoenix continues to slide coming in at #25 the past weekend. The film added an estimated $189,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $65.1 million after six weeks. The film has shown some life internationally, where it added $3.5 million to that total. With $249.6 million worldwide, the film now ranks #77 for all-time comic films when it comes to grosses.

Captain Marvel isn’t charting but still earning a decent chunk of change. Over the week, the film added $7,000 domestically. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.128 billion.

Shazam! also didn’t chart but it too has been earning money over the week. The film added $135,000 domestically to its total to bring that to $140.2 million. Along with its $224 million international earnings, the film has earned $364.2 million worldwide.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $1.895 billion
Total International Gross: $4.030 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.925 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.197 billion
Total “Profit”: $4.728 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $236.8 million
Average International Gross: $503.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $740.6 million
Average Budget: $149.6 million
Average Profit: $591.0 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.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Repeats in First

Spider-Man: Far From Home

In what wasn’t a surprise, Sony‘s Spider-Man: Far From Home took first place again, repeating on last week’s performance. The film brought in an estimated $45.3 million which is a 51% drop from the previous week. Domestically the film has earned $274.5 million.

Internationally, Spider-Man: Far From Home added $100 million to bring that total to $572.5 million. When it comes to the international total, the film is in first place, beating Spider-Man 3‘s $554.3 million.

Globally the film has earned $847 million after 17 days. The movie is $33.2 million behind 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and $43.9 million behind 2007’s Spider-Man 3 for worldwide total.

In second place was Toy Story 4 which dropped 39% and earned an estimated $20.7 million. Domestically, the film has earned $36.4 million. Internationally, the film added $48.1 million for an overseas total that now stands at $424.7 million. Worldwide the film has earned $771.1 million. The film’s final key market is Germany where it opens August 15.

In third place was the new film Crawl. It fell just shy of estimates earning $12 million. The film played to an audience that was 51% male and 64% aged 25 or older. It received a “B” CinemaScore.

In fourth place was Stuber which opened with an estimated $8 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore with an audience that was 56% male and 61% aged 25 or older.

Rounding out the top five was Yesterday with an estimated $6.8 million. That’s a drop of 33% in its third week. The film domestically has earned $48.3 million. Also, the film added $7.8 million internationally from 42 markets to bring that total to $32.2 million and a worldwide total of $80.5 million.

In other comic film stats…

Avengers: Endgame came in at #12 earning an estimated $1.7 million to bring its domestic total to $851.2 million. It seems like the film is struggling to take the worldwide all-time total despite the “re-release,” but has gotten closer and now stands less than $8 million away from that record.

Dark Phoenix continues to slide coming in at #25 the past weekend. The film added an estimated $189,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $65.1 million after six weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive in to 2019’s comic film adaptations!

Marvel Tops 40% in Both Dollars and Units in June 2019

Marvel saw gains in June in both dollar share and unit share as June saw a general improvement for the year. Marvel held the top comic on the month in Black Cat #1 according to data provided by Diamond COmic Distributors.

Compared to the previous month, which saw massive gains, June was down across the board in both dollars and units for comics, graphic novels, and toys. Compare the June 2018, June 2019 saw gains in comics, total comics/graphic novels, and huge gains in toys in dollar share. Toys also saw a gain in unit shares. Comics and graphic novels saw a dip compared to the same time last year in units.

The year to date is showing some improvement. Comics are up in dollars by 0.21% while units are down 5.03%. Graphic novels are having issues this year down in both dollars (2.25%) and units (7.19%). Combined, comics and graphic novels are down 0.49% and down 5.19% in units.

Toy sales is the unreported story of the year. Compared to the same time last year, toys are up 24.92% in dollars and up 27.33% in units. The closure of Toys ‘R’ Us is most likely a factor in the boom.

Compared to the first quarter of 2019, the second is up in dollars for comics and comics and graphic novels in both dollars and units. Graphic novels is up in dollars and down in units. Toys is down in both dollars and units.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 43.38% dollar share (+2.92) and a 48.93% unit share (+9.18). Marvel’s gains was almost entirely on DC’s loss. In second, DC had a 26.71% dollar share (-1.51) and a 26.44% unit share (-12.14). Image Comics was third for the month at 7.58% in dollars (+0.67) and 8.01% in units (+2.48), followed by Dark Horse Comics at 3.23% in dollars (-0.55) and 2.16% in units (-0.03), IDW Publishing at 3.08% in dollars (-0.53) and 2.83% in units (-0.15), BOOM! Studios at 2.43% in dollars (+0.22) and 2.31% in units (+0.55), and Dynamite Entertainment at 2.15% in dollars (+0.37). and 2.02% in units (+0.52).

Marvel Comics had four books in the top ten. DC had five titles in the top ten. Image Comics‘ The Walking Dead #192, the penultimate issue of Robert Kirkman’s long-running zombie series, ranked #8. Among the premier publishers, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo #1 was IDW Publishing‘s top book for June at 61; BOOM! Studios‘ Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 ranked #85; Stranger Things: Six #2, a prequel to the Netflix series, was Dark Horse Comics‘ top book at #110; and Dynamite Entertainment‘s Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1, telling the origin of the sword-and-sorcery character, was their top book at #125.

Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker from Image Comics, the first volume of their modern fantasy series about adults facing the same monstrous evil they faced as teenaged role-players, was June’s best-selling graphic novel. DC had five titles in the top ten. Tokyopop has success with two in the top ten, Action Lab Entertainment had one, and VIZ Media had one as well.

When it comes to dollars invoiced, DC had 5 titles in the top ten, Tokyopop had one, Marvel had two, Dark Horse had one, and Image had one as well.

UDON Entertainment’s Mega Man Zero: Official Complete Works, an artbook that looks at the Capcom video game, was June’s best-selling book and one of the four UDON books among the top ten. Also in the top ten, BOOM! Studios’ Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, the novelization of the beloved film, ranked #10.

Funko’s POP! DC Heroes: Harley Quinn with Boombox Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was June’s best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had two items in the top ten: the Marvel Gallery: Carnage Comic PVC Figure ranked #2 and the Marvel Gallery: Avengers Endgame: Hulkbuster Deluxe PVC Figure ranked #4. DC Collectibles also had two products in the top ten: the DC Designer Series: Supergirl by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Statue ranked #8 and the Batman Animated Series: Batcycle & Figure Set ranked #10.

Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set was June’s best-selling game product and one of the six products from Paizo in the top ten. Green Ronin Publishing’s Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Settingrulebook placed in the top ten for the third consecutive month and the fourth time in the past six months, ranking #2 for the month.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS43.38%48.93%
DC26.71%26.44%
IMAGE COMICS7.58%8.01%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.23%2.16%
IDW PUBLISHING3.08%2.83%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.43%2.31%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.15%2.02%
VIZ MEDIA1.61%0.59%
ONI PRESS0.74%0.53%
ARCHIE COMICS0.57%0.60%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.52%5.59%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
JUNE 2019 VS. MAY 2019
COMICS-6.44%-6.55%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-18.39%-15.92%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-10.09%-7.26%
TOYS-2.86%-15.02%
JUNE 2019 VS. JUNE 2018
COMICS3.56%-4.63%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-7.11%-13.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN0.36%-5.27%
TOYS35.23%14.34%
YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018
COMICS0.21%-5.03%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-2.25%-7.19%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-0.49%-5.19%
TOYS24.92%27.33%
SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2019
COMICS3.15%6.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS3.01%-3.86%
TOTAL COMICS/GN3.11%5.72%
TOYS-9.68%-11.18%
SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2018
COMICS-6.71%-7.62%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-8.72%-16.49%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-7.28%-8.29%
TOYS30.69%24.68%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTALSHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS104430147
DC5020171
IMAGE COMICS4611057
IDW PUBLISHING3017047
DARK HORSE COMICS1922041
BOOM! STUDIOS2011031
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT187025
VIZ MEDIA023023
ARCHIE COMICS112013
ONI PRESS55010
OTHER NON-TOP 1012118418323
TOTAL42434519788

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BLACK CAT #1$4.99APR190773-MMAR
2DCEASED #2$3.99APR190459-MDC
3SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1$3.99APR190783-MMAR
4BATMAN: DAMNED #3 (MR)$6.99MAR190493-MDC
5THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6$4.99APR190454-MDC
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24$3.99APR190824-MMAR
7THE IMMORTAL HULK #19$3.99APR190792-MMAR
8THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)$3.99APR190202-MIMA
9BATMAN #73$3.99APR190448-MDC
10BATMAN #72$3.99APR190446-MDC

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BLACK CAT #1$4.99APR190773-MMAR
2BATMAN: DAMNED #3 (MR)$6.99MAR190493-MDC
3SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #1 (MR) [*]$7.99APR190432-MDC
4DCEASED #2$3.99APR190459-MDC
5SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1$3.99APR190783-MMAR
6THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6$4.99APR190454-MDC
7WAR OF THE REALMS #6$5.99APR190726-MMAR
8THE IMMORTAL HULK #19$3.99APR190792-MMAR
9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24$3.99APR190824-MMAR
10THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)$3.99APR190202-MIMA

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)$9.99MAR190080IMA
2DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC$19.99MAR190576DC
3DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU TP$24.99OCT180551DC
4DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP$9.99JUN180439DC
5DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP$15.99FEB192149TOK
6DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 1 TP$15.99JAN192254TOK
7TEEN TITANS: RAVEN TP (DC INK)$16.99FEB190469DC
8BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP$14.99MAR190568-MDC
9MIRACULOUS TALES: LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON 2 VOL. 4 TP$8.99SEP181357ACT
10MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 19 GN$9.99APR192159VIZ

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BLACKEST NIGHT OMNIBUS: 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC$150.00NOV180548DC
2DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU TP$24.99OCT180551DC
3BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC$75.00NOV180534DC
4DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC$19.99MAR190576DC
5BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 7 HC$125.00OCT180558DC
6DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP$15.99FEB192149TOK
7MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 HC$75.00DEC181027-MMAR
8BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2  HC (MR)$49.99FEB190389DAR
9DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)$9.99MAR190080IMA
10HULK BY LOEB & MCGUINNESS OMNIBUS HC$100.00DEC181029MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1MEGA MAN ZERO: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC$44.99APR192142UDO
2THE ART OF DARKSIDERS HC$49.99FEB192162UDO
3ROLLED AND TOLD VOL. 1 HC$39.99APR191818LIO
4THE ART OF DARKSIDERS II HC$49.99MAR192161UDO
5THE ART OF DARKSIDERS III HC$49.99DEC188955UDO
6PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL III: A-J$29.95STAR00178GEM
7PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL 3 & 4 SET$50.00STAR18847GEM
8NEIL GAIMAN: THE SLEEPER & THE SPINDLE SC$9.99JAN198509HAR
9THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS HC$20.00JAN192102TAS
10JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL SC$14.99FEB191275BOO

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGUREAUG188545FUN
2MARVEL GALLERY: CARNAGE COMIC PVC FIGUREJAN192550DST
3X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURESNOV188066HAS
4MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME: HULKBUSTER PVC FIGUREJAN192549DST
5CAPTAIN MARVEL LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURESJUL188377HAS
6SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURESMAY198658HAS
7ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: GHOSTBUSTERS DELUXE 4-PIECE FIGURE SETFEB188377MEZ
8DC DESIGNER SERIES: SUPERGIRL BY STANLEY LAU STATUENOV180595DC
9ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC SOVEREIGN KNIGHT BATMAN FIGUREMAR188642MEZ
10BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: BATCYCLE & FIGURE SETJAN190709DC

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME CORE SETMAR198499PAI
2CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HCJUN173357GRE
3MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER AND THE ILLUMINATI BOOSTER BRICKFEB193072NEC
4STARFINDER RPG: BEGINNER BOXFEB193069PAI
5PATHFINDER RPG: OCCULT ADVENTURES POCKET EDITIONMAR193051PAI
6PATHFINDER ACG ADVENTURE PATH: CURSE OF THE CRIMSON THRONEMAR198498PAI
7STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HCJUN173371PAI
8PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE WILDERNESS POCKET EDITIONMAR193052PAI
9THE EXPANSE RPG HCNOV182869GRE
10MARVEL HEROCLIX: WOLVERINE VS. CYCLOPS REGENESISDEC188863NEC

Collector’s Paradise Takes Over Blastoff Comics

Collector's Paradise Takes Over Blastoff Comics

Blastoff Comics and Collector’s Paradise have announced that they have entered into an agreement that will allow Collector’s Paradise to take over Blastoff’s popular brick-and-mortar location at 5118 Lankershim Boulevard. The new Collector’s Paradise NoHo store, joining Collector’s Paradise’s existing locations in Canoga Park and Pasadena, is expected to open its doors August 2019.

Blastoff Comics co-owner Jud Meyers’ relocation to San Diego for a new position at IDW Publishing is the primary reason behind the closing.

Collector’s Paradise will continue Blastoff’s tradition of emphasizing “graphic novels, personalized customer service, and a respect for the history of comics.” They will also introduce their “one-of-a-kind online subscription service and graphic novel club, a wide selection of exciting new product lines, and their many special themed events and release parties designed to bring creators and readers together.”

Customers should watch both Blastoff and Collector’s Paradise’s social media for the latest news on the birth of Collector’s Paradise NoHo.

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.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Opens with a Record $185 Million and Wins the Weekend Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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.

In second place was Toy Story 4 for its third weekend. The film earned an estimated $34.4 million to bring its domestic total to $306.6 million. Internationally, the film earned over $43 million to bring that total to $343.4 million with a worldwide total of almost $650 million.

Yesterday dipped just 37% to come in third in its second weekend. The film earned an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $36.8 million. It also added seven new international markets to bring that total to 35. There it earned nearly $8 million to bring the foreign box office total to over $20 million and a worldwide total of $57 million since opening.

Annabelle Comes Home came in fourth with an estimated $9.8 million. Domestically the film has earned $50.2 million after 12 days. Internationally, the film added over $20 million from 9 markets to bring its overseas total to nearly $85 million. Its worldwide total is $134.8 million so far off of a budget somewhere in the $27-32 million range.

Rounding out the top five was the live-action version f Aladdin which earned an estimated $7.6 million domestically after seven weeks. That total now stands at $320.8 million. Internationally, the film earned $16.2 million for a foreign box office total of $600.9 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $921.7 million so far.

Other comic films…

Avengers: Endgame dropped 49.3% to come in at #9. The movie added $3.1 million to its domestic total to bring that to $847.9 million. 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.

Dark Phoenix came in at #15 with an estimated $439,000 to bring its domestic total to $64.6 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019, and maybe 2018’s films based on comics.

MAD Magazine Ends Newsstand Sales and Changes New Material to Just End-of-Year Specials

MAD Magazine #1 2018

Numerous rumors have been swirling regarding the future of MAD Magazine in the last 24 hours with some claiming that the influential magazine was ending and others claiming they’re still making new material. As usual, the truth is somewhere in between.

While DC, the magazine’s publisher, hasn’t released an official statement, we’ve received more details from well-placed sources.

Due to lagging newsstand sales, MAD will no longer be found there. Instead, the magazine will still be available in comic shops, aka the direct market, as well as subscribers.

When it comes to new material, after issue #10 this fall, there will no longer will be new content in the monthly magazine. There WILL be new material in the end-of-year specials which will always be new.

Starting in MAD Magazine #11 it will feature “classic,” “best-of,” and nostalgic content from the last 67 years.

DC will also continue to publish MAD books and special collections.

Launched in 1952 by Harvey Kurtzman and William Gaines, the magazine received a relaunch and new #1 issue in 2018.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Opens with the Largest Tuesday Debut of All Time

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home is going to win the weekend box office easy but the question is how high will it swing?

The film opened with the largest Tuesday debut of all time with $39.25 million. That beats the previous record holder which was The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man opened with $137 million over six days in 2012. Sony is predicting $125 million for six days for Spider-Man: Far From Home. It’s likely the studio is underestimating the grosses due to 2019 seeing a string of films failing to meet expectations.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117 million in July 2017. It’s hard to compare the two films due to their opening days and when July 4th falls this year. Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected by some to bring in over $175 million over six days.

The film has opened up internationally with openings in China, Japan, and Hong Kong. So far it has earned $111 million. It expands to the rest of the world, minus Italy, this coming weekend. It opens in Italy on July 10.

Wynonna Earp Returns to Production. Season 4 Debuts Summer 2020

IDW Entertainment, SEVEN24 Films, Space, and SYFY announced today that Wynonna  Earp, the series based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith, has been greenlit to start production for its fourth season. With production slated to begin later this year, Season 4 is expected to debut in Summer 2020 on SYFY in the US and Space in Canada. Additionally, IDW Entertainment announced that Cineflix Studios has come aboard to co-produce with Cineflix Rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series.

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Winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Wynonna Earp follows the life of the great, great granddaughter (Melanie Scrofano, “Bad Blood”) of famous lawman Wyatt Earp. The action-packed supernatural sci-fi series stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and Katherine Barrell

Known for having one of the most active social media communities – from arranging fan conventions around the world to raising money for LGBTQ charities – Wynonna Earp has been praised for its “fierce and committed performances”*, and has received and been nominated for numerous awards including Canadian Screen Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Directors Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Canada and Alberta Film & Television Awards.

SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, in addition to Cineflix’s Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock, serve as Executive Producers along with Todd Berger and Rick Jacobs.

Avengers: Endgame Closes in on Avatar

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 $2.697 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.

It looks like 2018’s films have stopped bringing in money so we’ll give it one more week and then do our overall dive into how the year ranked.


The big news over the past week was the “rerelease” of Avengers: Endgame. The movie got a boost expanding into 2,025 locations, an increase of 1,040. The film added an introduction from director Anthony Russo, an unfinished deleted scene, and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home. estimates had the film earning $2.5 million. It exceeded that, earning an estimated $5.5 million over the weekend. That’s an increase of 178.5% from the previous week. Internationally the film added $5 million over the week.

Domestically, the film has earned $841.3 million. Internationally, the film stands at $1.920 billion for a worldwide total of $2.761 billion. The “rerelease” is a ploy to topple Avatar as the top grossing film of all time (though it still wouldn’t be when you take into account inflation). The move has closed the gap though and stands now just $26.7 million away from becoming the “top grossing” film worldwide.

Dark Phoenix continues its slide coming in at #13. The film added $1.7 million to its domestic total for the weekend bringing that to $63.6 million after four weeks. The movie also earned $8.3 million internationally over the week. That total stands at $181.1 million for a worldwide total of $244.7 million. The movie has passed Batman & Robin to become #80 when it comes to worldwide grosses for a comic adaptation.

Captain Marvel isn’t charting but still earning a decent chunk of change. Over the week, the film added $38,000 domestically and $6,000 internationally over the week 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 $160,000 domestically to its total to bring that to $140.0 million. It film also added $600,000 to its international total to increase that to $224 million. Worldwide, the movie has earned $364 million.

We’re still waiting for 2018’s films to wrap up their earnings. Aquaman saw a boost of $200,00 in its international total. Domestically, the film has earned $335.1 million, $812.9 million internationally, and $1.148 billion worldwide.


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.

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