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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!

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans Gets an Official Trailer

In Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the universe.

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans features the beloved multi-series cast of the past 17 years: Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire. The cast also spotlights Kevin Michael Richardson as Trigon/Hexagon, Robert Morse as Santa Claus, Grey Griffin as Mrs. Claus, Rhys Darby as Master of Games, Sean Maher as Nightwing, and four-time Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic as Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid.

The movie is out soon on blu-ray and digital.

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.

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.

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.

Toy Story 4 Repeats for the Weekend

Toy Story 4

Without much as far as competition, Toy Story 4 easily took first place again at the weekend box office. The film dropped 52.1% in its second weekend bringing in an estimated $57.9 million. That drop was similar to the second weekend drop of Toy Story 2 which was 51.6% and worse than Toy Story 3 which dropped 46.2%. Those films went on to earn $245.9 million and $415 million domestically (not adjusted for inflation).

Domestically the film has earned $236.9 million. Internationally, the film has earned $259.6 million for a worldwide total of $496.5 million after two weeks. It’s already the fourth highest grossing domestic film of the year.

Annabelle Comes Home was second place with $20.4 million falling very short of the studios’ estimate of $30 million. The third film in the Annabelle series, those films opened with $37 and $35 million. The film did open on Wednesday with a Tuesday preview so all together the film earned $31.2 million for its run so far. The movie has also earned $45 million internationally so far for a worldwide total of $76.2 million.

In third place was Yesterday which earned an estimated $17 million from a $26 million budget. The film overperformed a bit with most thinking it’d earn between $11-14 million. For a summer whose story seems to be movies underperforming, this is a welcome surprise. The $17 million is on the higher side of expectations some projected. The film also has also earned $7.7 million at the foreign box office for a worldwide total of $24.7 million.

Aladdin came in fourth place with $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $305.9 million. That was right in line with predictions. Add in its $568.3 million at the foreign box office, the film has earned $874.2 million worldwide off of its $183 million budget.

Rounding out the top five was The Secret Life of Pets 2 which earned an estimated $7.1 million. Its domestic total now stands at $131.2 million. That total is higher than the $6 million predicted. Internationally, the film has earned $91.8 million for a worldwide total of $223 million off of an $80 million budget.

In comic movie news…

Avengers: Endgame 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. That’s an increase of 178.5% from the previous 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 bringing that to $63.6 million after four weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations at the box office (and any changes to last year’s).

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