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Preview: Aquaman #49

Aquaman #49

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Viktor Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Robson Rocha, Danny Miki
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The truth about how Aquaman lost his memory is finally revealed! But can Arthur handle the shocking truth? Whom will Queen Mera decide to marry? And how will Arthur escape the jaws of the terrifying Mother Shark? The tides of changes are upon us, and it all leads to next month’s landmark AQUAMAN #50!

Aquaman #49

Dark Phoenix Has the Second Biggest Drop Ever

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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Dark Phoenix dropped hard to fourth place at the weekend box office tumbling 72.6% and earning an estimated $9 million. That’s the second largest weekend drop for a film playing in over 3,500 theaters in the second weekend. The film has now earned $51.8 million domestically. The film added $24.2 million internationally bringing that total to $152.5 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $204.3 million. With a $200 million budget, the film has just barely passed it in grosses after two weeks.

There is a chance that audiences are ignoring the film partially due to the mixed reviews but also with the impending reboot now that Disney has bought Fox and absorbed the X-Men franchise. No matter how you look at it, the Fox X-franchise is going out on a low note.

Avengers: Endgame came in at #11 earning an estimated $3.5 million domestically to bring that number to $830.5 million.

Captain Marvel fell off the weekend box office results but still is bringing int he dollars. The film earned about $100,000 domestically over the past week and about $17,000 internationally over the same time frame. The film has now earned $426.5 million domestically and $701.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $1.128 billion.

Shazam! didn’t chart for the weekend box office but earned about $270,000 over the week domestically. The film has earned $139.6 million domestically, $223.4 million internationally, and $363.0 million worldwide. It’s about $7.5 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger and most likely won’t pass it.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but it’s still earning dollars. The international earnings increased to about $8,000. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million and international total of $185.3 million, the worldwide total is $375.5 million. It’s the last release of 2018 that’s still earning money. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


Here’s where this year’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.

Dark Phoenix Flames Out in Its Debut

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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Dark Phoenix debuted this past weekend and it sowed death and destruction in its $33 million opening. It’s the first X-film to not even open with $50 million. The studio had a projection of $40-$50 million and the film couldn’t even do that. X-Men: Apocalypse opened three years ago to $65.7 million.

The film received a “B-” CinemaScore. Apocalypse received an “A-” score and that went on to earn $155.4 million domestically and $543.9 million worldwide. Dark Phoenix may struggle to reach $100 million domestically.

Things were a bit better internationally. The film opened in all markets except Japan and earned an estimated $107 million. It opens in Japan on June 21.

The film reportedly cost $200 million to make and has very mixed reviews with a 23% from citics and 64% from the audience on RottenTomatoes, 6/10 on IMDB, 43% on Metacritic, and 74% of Google users liking it.

There is a chance that audiences are ignoring the film partially due to the mixed reviews but also with the impending reboot now that Disney has bought Fox and absorbed the X-Men franchise. Not matter how you look at it, the Fox X-franchise is going out on a low note.

Avengers: Endgame dropped two spots this past weekend to #8 earning an estimated $4.8 million. Domestically, the film stands at $824.4 million. With its $1.906 billion internationally, the film has earned $2.731 billion worldwide. It’s now just $58 million from passing Avatar from being the all-time worldwide top grossing film.

Captain Marvel dropped one spot from the precious week coming in at #21. The film added $156,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $426.4 million after 14 weeks. The film is at $1.128 billion worldwide so far.

Shazam! didn’t chart for the weekend box office but earned about $700,000 over the week domestically. The film has earned $139.4 million domestically, $223.4 million internationally, and $362.8 million worldwide. It’s about $7.8 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger and most likely won’t pass it.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but it’s still earning dollars. The international earnings increased to about $60,000. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million and international total of $185.3 million, the worldwide total is $375.5 million. It’s the last release on 2018 whose total is adjusting. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


Here’s where this year’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.

Avengers: Endgame Marches Towards 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, $7.258 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Avengers: Endgame finally dropped out of the top five this past weekend coming in at #6. The film added $6.7 million to its total to bring it to $815.5 million domestically. Internationally, the film added $18 million over the week to bring that total to $1.898 billion. The film has now earned $2.713 billion. That puts it just $75 million shy of the all time record holder Avatar which earned $2.788 billion. While it was expected Endgame would topple that giant, it’ll be close as the summer blockbusters roll in to challenge it for dollars.

Captain Marvel slipped just one spot to #18. It added an estimated $170,000 to its domestic total and bringing it to $426.2 million. Internationally, the film added about $140,000 to its total over the week. That total now stands at $701.3 million for a worldwide gross of $1.128 billion. The film is now $19 million behind Aquaman.

Shazam! didn’t chart for the weekend box office but earned about $102,000 over the week domestically. The film has earned $138.7 million domestically, $223.4 million internationally, and $362.1 million worldwide. It’s about $8.5 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger and most likely won’t pass it.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Alita: Battle Angel has shown some life earning some dollars at the international box office. The film earned $72,000 over the week to bring that total to $319.1 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $404.9 million. It’s $3 million short of X2: X-Men United.

After a few weeks of no earnings, Dragon Ball Super: Broly received a boost at the international box office. The film added $3.3 million to that total and bringing it to $83.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $114.1 million. It has now passed 1995’s Judge Dredd and is now #108 in worldwide earnings for a comic adaptation.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week and looks like its earnings have been adjusted a bit. The international earnings dropped about $30,000. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million and international total of $185.2 million, the worldwide total is $375.4 million. It’s the last release on 2018 whose total is adjusting. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 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: $725.8 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.

SDCC 2019: Factory Entertainment Reveals the “Ocean Silver” Hero Trident Limited Edition Prop Replica Exclusive

A high quality, officially licensed ocean silver finish replica of the Trident prop used by Aquaman in the highly anticipated Warner Bros./DC motion picture.

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Each replica includes a display plaque and a certificate of authenticity.

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Avengers: Endgame Crosses $800 million and Into the Spider-Verse Keeps on Swinging

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, $7.258 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


In third place at the box office this past weekend was Avengers: Endgame. It added an estimated $16.8 million domestically over the three days and will be around $22 million for the four day holiday. The film crossed $800 million domestically, only the second to do so. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the first. Internationally, the film added $15.3 million from 54 markets. It’s now about $111 million behind Avatar to become the highest grossing film worldwide of all time. The film has earned $803.6 million domestically and $1.879 billion internationally for a worldwide total of $2.683 billion.

Captain Marvel came in at #18 adding an estimated $359,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $425.8 million. Internationally the film has earned $701.2 million (a gain of about $1 million over the week) for a worldwide total of $1.127 billion. It’s now about $20.7 million behind Aquaman and remains in 9th place for worldwide grosses for a comic adaptation.

Shazam! come in at #20 this past weekend with an estimated $268,000 adding to its domestic total. That now stands at $138.5 million. Internationally, the film earned about $700,000 over the week to bring that total to $223.4 million and a worldwide total of $362 million.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Hellboy didn’t make any gains over the week, so this one is officially dead in the water.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $10,000 internationally to bring that to $185.2 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.5 million. It’s the last release on 2018 to still be earning money. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 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: $725.8 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.

Avengers: Endgame Passes Avatar Domestically and Captain Marvel Crosses $700 million Internationally

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, $7.258 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


It had to happen eventually and this weekend was it. Avengers: Endgame was knocked from the top of the box office to come in second place. It earned an estimated $29.4 million after four weeks of release. Domestically, the film has earned $770.8 million and has passed Avatar to be the second highest grossing film domestically. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the top honor having earned $936.7 million in 2015. It’s unlikely Avengers: Endgame will pass it before its run is over. Worldwide, Endgame now stands at $2.615 billion putting it about $174 million behind Avatar to become the highest grossing film worldwide. There’s a chance it’ll pass that film to take the top honor but will have to rely on the foreign box office to do so.

This past weekend Captain Marvel dropped to #14 from #11 earning $727,000 after 11 weeks at the box office. The film stands at $425.1 million domestically. Internationally, the film earned about $700,000 over the week to bring that total to $700.8 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.126 billion. It’s about $22 million behind Aquaman, which looks to have ended its run.

Shazam! was right behind Captain Marvel coming in at #15. The previous week the film was #12. It earned $681,000 to bring its domestic total to $137.9 million after seven weeks. It also earned $1.2 million internationally over the week to bring that total to $222.7 million and $360.6 million worldwide.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Hellboy continued to not rank on the weekend box office but over the week earned about $72,000 domestically to bring that total to $21.9 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $36,000 internationally to bring that to $185.2 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.4 million. It’s the last release on 2018 to still be earning money.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 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: $725.8 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.

Factory Entertainment Reveals an Aquaman and Chucky San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive

Revos are not your everyday static vinyl figures. Revos (pronounced rē-vōs) are the world’s first vinyl figures with a unique twist—collectability and play value! Each stylized 4 inch tall figure features a proprietary self-righting mechanism built into its base, which means you can spin’em, rock‘em, revolve’em and knock‘em, but you literally can’t put them down!

Factory Entertainment has announced their 2019 Convention Exclusive Revos!

Permission to come aboard? Aquaman joins the growing Revos line up. This Convention Exclusive variant features Arthur Curry ready to defend the seven seas in a translucent “ocean blue” finish.

I’m Chucky, wanna play? From the cult-classic horror series Child’s Play, this 2019 Convention Exclusive Revo features everyone’s favorite trash talking murdering doll as a 2019 Convention Exclusive knife-wielding variant. Warning: he does not play well with others, but he’ll spin and cut like a blender just for you!

Available to pre-order now or at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth # 2743 July 17 – 21, 2019. While supplies last.

DC’s Year of the Villain Delivers Battle-Damaged Logo Covers in August

In 2019 it’s good to be bad for the villains of the DC Universe. “Dark Gifts” is the featured theme for August, as the vilest villains in the DC Universe take up Lex Luthor’s offer to be the ultimate versions of themselves, destroying their arch-foes—DC’s greatest heroes—in the process. 
Fans will see immediate evidence of just how much trouble DC’s heroes are in with a series of covers featuring “battle-damaged” versions of their logos.

From Action Comics to Wonder Woman, these covers, combined with the distinctive “Year of the Villain” cover banner, provide a significant visual cue to the epic struggles within each issue, struggles that the heroes may not be able to overcome. As the Year of the Villain continues to escalate throughout September and beyond, the cover logos will sustain increased damage, leading to a line-wide villain takeover in November. Fans should be sure to check out the following titles when they hit shelves in August: 

  • ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
  • AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
  • BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
  • BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
  • CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
  • DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
  • THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
  • HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
  • HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28) 
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
  • NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
  • RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
  • SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
  • SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
  • TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
  • THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
  • WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14) 

Continuing from July, August will also feature more of the card stock variant covers. These variants are priced at one dollar more than their battle-damaged standard counterparts and feature artwork by some of comics’ top cover artists, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Yasmine Putri, and others.

Preview: Aquaman #48

Aquaman #48

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Robson Rocha
In Shops: May 15, 2019
SRP: $3.99

On the cusp of recovering his lost memories, Aquaman must overcome one final obstacle-a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness itself-the lair of the mysterious Mother Shark! There, Aquaman will face his greatest challenge yet and look into his past, present and future-that is, if he has any future at all!

Aquaman #48
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