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Exclusive Preview: Black Panther #10

Black Panther #10

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Daniel Acuna, Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA: THE GATHERING OF MY NAME” PART 4

T’Challa journeys to the place where N’Jadaka’s rise began – the homeworld of the Between! But what he learns there will lead him to question the rebellion’s very foundation. Will Bast’s Champion ever be fully restored?

Black Panther #10

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends M’Baku Wave

We’re living in Legendary times. That is, holy crap, the Marvel Legends just don’t stop. Even as I type, the Caliban wave is up for pre-order and the first Endgame assortment landed at Toys R US Canada. People that pre-ordered the Professor X and Deadpool Scooter Riders have been getting them, and they’re hitting outlets by the end of the month. And that doesn’t account for the Kingpin assortment or, the subject of today’s write-up, the M’Baku wave.

We’ll be looking at a complete M’Baku, but not a complete wave. I didn’t get the Klaue; I managed to get the BAF torso piece on eBay for $4.50 (plus shipping). I also saved on this wave by getting two of the figures from Walgreens via their $13.99 ML sale (that runs until the 30th, and the ML Mystique exclusive is available online for the sale price); I ordered another on Amazon for $4 less than the regular price, too. So I ended up with five of the six regular figures, plus M’Baku, and I saved at least $40 overall in the process.

A Tale of Two Panthers:

This wave boasts two takes on T’Challa, one leaning on his look from the beginning of the Black Panther film, and the other a charged-up Vibranium look that’s labelled for Infinity War. Alternate heads are included with the “vibranium” figure, and both figures come with the same unmasked T’Challa head. Both of these are solid work with a lot of detail worked into the sculpting, particularly in the lines you find on the torsos.

The downside is that a lot of fans might pass on these since they’re similar to other releases. In all honestly, I almost passed too. However, weighing the high costs of the BAF arms online versus the costs of the figure, I actually saved money by grabbing one at Walgreens, spending less that I would have to obtain one of the auctioned arms. Not to get all Bob Ross here, but how you complete your collection is up to you. I like to get lots of things, but I like to save when I can. That said, these are both fine representations of the character, and they would be particularly good for someone that doesn’t have a T’Challa yet.

Hail to the Previous King:

T’Chaka doesn’t have any accessories apart from the BAF piece, but damn, it’s a nice looking figure. The head sculpt and other pieces are definitely different than the other Panther figures. And the ceremonial garb is tremendously colored. It’s a striking figure and, despite the BP base, it doesn’t look quite like anything else in the line. I wish there would have been swappable heads (maybe the young and old T’Chakas), but it’s a damn nice looking character as it is.

Dora Milaje:

The Dora is the one I got on Amazon for just over $16. This is a terrific example of what Marvel Legends has been doing so well lately, and that’s creating extra pieces that allow you to transform figures or transition them into army-builders. The three heads here let you decide on the look of the Dora (the one that I used is clearly Ayo of “Move or you will be moved” fame). When you put this figure side by side with Okoye and Nakia, you can see that there are a lot of subtle differences (this article explains some of those notes, like the fact that Okoye’s gold elements are markings of rank). The included spear is different from Okoye’s; the rings, however, are the same. If you’re really into Black Panther and the Dora, this is a must have; I can actually see this one becoming rarer as people gobble up multiples for army-building. It looks great.

Erik Killmonger (Tactical):

No slight on the previous figures, but THIS is the Killmonger I wanted. The tribal mask is fantastic and the detail on Killmonger’s costume, belting, and holsters is incredible. The likeness to Michael B. Jordan is pretty top shelf, too. Amazingly, this was a $13.99 Walgreens grab, and I save two more bucks with a coupon. Ridiculous. It’s been remarked on that elements of the design were inspired by, or at least resemble, Vegeta from DBZ, so I tossed an old Bandai Vegeta in one shot to give you the look. This is easily one of my two favorites from the wave. I could see Hasbro taking parts of this (notably the legs) and repurposing them for other military-flavored figures down the road. Man, it’s solid.

M’Baku Build-A-Figure:

Damn, kids. Can we just take a minute to praise Winston Duke? The actors from Black Panther have been widely celebrated, and Duke has been frequently remarked upon as a fan-favorite, but it bears repeating. M’Baku (Man-Ape from the comics) could have been a seriously, seriously problematic character. But a combination of top-flight direction, script, and performance made him a memorable break-out. Duke radiated charisma and unexpected humor in the role; when he showed up in Avengers: Infinity War, the theatre where I was broke out into a small cheer. I have to say: in a short amount of screen time, Duke transformed M’Baku into a bigger and better character.

Which brings us to the BAF. I was disappointed in the first BP go-round that M’Baku wasn’t in the wave. I was not surprised at all to find that he was the BAF this time. And Hasbro did it up right. One of my other favorites in this group, the figure nails the likeness and some of the intricacies of the costume. I’ve written before that the designers are paying more attention to hair and fur elements in costumes, and that’s evident here. They also made the right call on the height; M’Baku’s at least a head taller than the “vibranium” Panther. The staff accessory was the most appropriate choice, too. This is really, really fine work.

A word on Klaue:

I like Andy Serkis. But the figure didn’t do a lot for me. I may yet pick up a loose one on eBay someday, but it wasn’t a thing that I felt like I HAD to have. And that’s okay. I lucked out with a cheap torso pick-up, and this gives me the opportunity to invoke Ross again: get what YOU want.

Overall, this probably won’t turn out to be my favorite assortment of the year. But it’s a really good effort and I feel like it expands the universe of figures and my collection environment. That’s obviously a big positive.

Captain Marvel Continues to Dominate as 2018’s Comic Adaptations Wind Down

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 $2.695 billion domestically, $4.552 billion internationally, $7.247 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.035 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.


Captain Marvel was once again in first place at the weekend box office with an estimated $69.3 million a 54.8% drop, better than the 56% average drop for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That brings the film to $266.2 million domestically. It also makes the first film to cross the $200 million mark domestically this year.

Internationally, the film opened in its final market and brought in $119.7 million from 54 markets. The overseas total now stands at $494 million for a worldwide total of $760.2 million. It’s the first film to cross $700 million worldwide this year.

Alita: Battle Angel slipped to #9 over the past weekend bringing in $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $81.8 million. Internationally the film brought in about $8 million over the week to bring that total to $312.2 million and $394 million worldwide.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. It brought in about $1,000 from international markets. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.8 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped to #21 with an estimated earning of $305,000 to bring its domestic total to $189.5 million. It also brought in about $700,000 from the foreign box office to bring that total to $178.7 million and $368.2 million worldwide.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $300,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $334.1 million. It brought in about $500,000 internationally with $809.6 million for a worldwide total of $1.144 billion.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.695 billion
Total International Gross: $4.552 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.247 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.035 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.5 million
Average International Gross: $455.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $724.7 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $670.6 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.

Diamond Select Toys In Stores Now: Black Panther, Infinity War and Gwenpool!

Fans of the Marvel Universe, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have plenty to look for this week, as six new Marvel items have shipped to comic shops across North America, five of them from the MCU! Black Panther and the Iron Spider each do double statue duty this week, while Thor and Groot team up in action figure form, and Gwenpool does her own thing!

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Gwenpool Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc with a Smirk leaps into the Marvel Premier Collection with this dynamic sculpture! The death artist formerly known as Gwen Poole wields twin katanas as she lands a jetée amid pizza boxes and tiny MODOKs in this limited-edition 12-inch-scale statue. With only 3,000 pieces made, the statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full color box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item # MAY182306, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new “Iron Spider” armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #JUN182325; SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Milestones Black Panther Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Wakanda Forever! To celebrate the monetary milestones reached by the Black Panther movie, DST is returning to Wakanda to create the ultimate Black Panther collectible! This approximately 14” resin statue depicts the Black Panther himself crouching atop a massive panther statue in his native land. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella, this statue is limited to an edition of only 1,000 pieces, this incredible statue is the ultimate collectible for fans of the Black Panther movie or comics. Includes numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. (Item #JUL182504, SRP: $250.00)

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #JUN182322; SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Avengers Infinity War Spider-Man Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This resin statues of Spider-Man in his Iron Spider armor, as he appears in Avengers: Infinity War, is approximately 12-inch scale, and features high-quality sculpting and paint details. This statue is limited to a production run of 3,000 pieces, and each is hand-numbered, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. (Item #APR182165, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Select Avengers Infinity War Thor and Groot Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! These 7-inch scale action figures of the Avengers Thor and Groot are based on their appearances in the new movie Avengers: Infinity War. Each features approximately 16 points of articulation with interchangeable parts and accessories, and they come packaged in the full-color, display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #APR182167, SRP: $24.99)

Captain Marvel Dominates the Weekend Delivering the First Hit of the Year

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 $2.694 billion domestically, $4.551 billion internationally, $7.245 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.033 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.


The box office has had some issues in 2019 and Captain Marvel gave it a much needed power up. The 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe delivered the seventh largest opening weekend of all time and earned more in three days than the combined totals of any previous three-day weekend so far this year.

With an estimated $153 million earned domestically Captain Marvel is already the top grossing domestic film of the year after one weekend. Based on that opening and past MCU films, the movie should have a domestic earning somewhere above $400 million. It also means that the domestic earnings alone covered the reported budget of $152 million.

The film played to an audience that was 55% male and 45% female and 64% of the film’s crowd was aged 25 or older. That’s one of the smallest gender divides of a Marvel film and one of the older audiences. Wonder Woman opened with a crowd that was 52% female. The film also earned an “A” CinemaScore.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $302 million which is the fifth highest international opening weekend of all-time and the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. The film also boasts the biggest global launch for a female-fronted film and second-largest for superhero film. The top market internationally was China where the filmed earned $89.3 million and is the third highest MCU opening there. The film delivered an opening weekend where the film earned $455 million worldwide.

After one weekend the film ranks #44 for worldwide earnings for comic films passing Thor, The Wolverine, X2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, X-Men: First Class and so much more.

Alita: Battle Angel rounded out the top five this past weekend and saw a 55.7% drop from the previous weekend where it was third. The movie earned an estimated $3.2 million to bring its domestic total to $78.3 million. It also added $11.6 million from 74 overseas market to bring that total to $304.3 million and $382.7 million worldwide. That film was targeted to boost by incel/MRA types in protest of Captain Marvel. Their protest clearly didn’t work showing their buying power is directly inverse to how loud they are online and ability to review bomb films.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.8 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped from 11th last week to 15th this week earning an estimated $650,000 to bring its domestic total to $188.8 million. It earned about $3.5 million over the week to bring its international total to $178 million and $366.8 million worldwide.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $600,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $333.8 million. It brought in about $4 million internationally with $809.1 million for a worldwide total of $1.143 billion.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.694 billion
Total International Gross: $4.551 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.245 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.033 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.4 million
Average International Gross: $455.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $724.5 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $670.4 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: Into the Spider-Verse Gets a Big Post Oscar Boost

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 $2.692 billion domestically, $4.545 billion internationally, $7.237 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.025 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.

Alita: Battle Angel dipped one spot to come in third place for the weekend. The film earned earned an estimated $7 million. Domestically the film has now earned $72.2 million after three weeks. It also earned $40.4 million internationally from 81 markets to bring that total to $278.2 million for a worldwide total of $350.4 million.

The film shot up a lot of spots breaking the top 60 and sits at #59 for comic film adaptations and worldwide grosses. It has passed X-Men, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Wanted in worldwide earnings (not adjusted for inflation).

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film overall earned about $200,000 over the week bringing the domestic total to $30.7 million, international total to $72.8 million and worldwide earnings of $103.5 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved from #16 last week to #11 this past weekend with a post Oscar win boost. The film increased 137.5% with an estimated $2.1 million to bring its domestic total to $187.4 million. The film also earned around $600,000 over the week internationally where it has earned $175.4 million for a worldwide total of $362.8 million.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $260,000 over the week to bring its domestic total to $333.2 million. It remained static internationally with $805.9 million for a worldwide total of $1.139 billion.

Next weekend sees the opening of Captain Marvel which is expected to earn around $140 million over the three days.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.692 billion
Total International Gross: $4.545 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.237 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.025 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.2 million
Average International Gross: $454.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.7 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $669.5 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 Fair 2019: Diamond Select Toys Round-Up: Bruce Lee, Godzilla, Kingdom Hearts & More!

Diamond Select Toys dazzled visitors with a variety of new product lines at this year’s New York Toy Fair, including new Bruce Lee action figures, Godzilla Vinimates, and a Captain Marvel Gallery PVC! Now we have official images of some of those products, as well as ordering information – pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer for a fall 2019 delivery!

Bruce Lee Select Yellow Jumpsuit Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! This 7-inch scale action figure of Bruce Lee features some of the most dynamic articulation ever in a Select figure! Wearing his most famous outfit, the martial arts master sports 21 points of articulation, allowing him to strike the most action-packed poses, and includes an interchangeable head, six interchangeable hands and fists, as well as nunchuks and spinning nunchuks. Designed by Yuri Tming and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAR192442, SRP: $29.99)

DC Comic Gallery Deluxe Dark Knight Returns Batman & Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dark Knight returns! As seen in the classic Frank Miller mini-series, an older Batman teaches the finer arts of slingshot usage to his newest Robin, Carrie Kelly. This 9-inch-scale Deluxe PVC Diorama measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-grade plastic, and features detailed sculpting and paint details. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Alterton! (Item #MAR192441, SRP: $69.99)

DC Comic Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 6

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s a bat-tastic bunch of Vinimates in DC Comics VInimates Series 6! Each from a popular new Batman comic series, The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: Damned and Batman: White Knight each get the 4-inch vinyl figure treatment in this series, based on the popular Minimates block figure-style. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Batman Damned (Item #MAR192454, SRP: $9.99)

Batman White Knight (Item #MAR192455, SRP: $9.99)

Batman Who Laughs (Item #MAR192456, SRP: $9.99)

DC TV Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest heroine on the CW is none other than Batwoman! Based on her appearance in the Arrowverse crossover, this PVC diorama of Batwoman hanging from a radio antenna bears the likeness of actress Ruby Rose and is made of high-grade plastic. This approximately 9-inch sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Cortes Studios! (Item #MAR192440, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys release! The King of All Monsters is now the King of All Vinimates! Godzilla and Mechagodzilla headline the first series of 4” vinyl figures based on the classic Godzilla films! The black-and-white Godzilla of 1954 and the full-color Godzilla of 1999 team up against their robot doppelganger, and each has an articulated neck to customize their pose. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Godzilla 1954 (Item #MAR192451, SRP: $9.99)

Godzilla 1999 (Item #MAR192452, SRP: $9.99)

Mechagodzilla (Item #MAR192453, SRP: $9.99)

John Wick Gallery Chapter 1 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s back! The hitman with a heart of iron returns in an all-new Gallery PVC Diorama. This approximately 9-inch sculpture depicts Wick running through a doorway with his gun drawn, chasing down his next target. Cast in high-quality plastic, this piece features detailed sculpting and paint details, as well as the likeness of actor Keanu Reeves. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #MAR192443, SRP: $49.99)

Kingdom Hearts 3 Select Action Figures Series 2 Asst

A Diamond Select Toys release! The new Kingdom Hearts game is final here, and DST has more figures to celebrate! Based on Kingdom Hearts 3, this assortment of three multi-packs includes Hercules with a Dusk, Toy Story Sora with an Air Soldier and the Favorite Deputy Keyblade, and Guardian form Sora with an Air Soldier and the Hero’s Origin Keyblade! Each 7-inch scale action figure features a full range of articulation, and each set comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen! (Item #MAR192444, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Legends in 3D Movie Black Panther 1/2 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hail to the king! T’Challa, the Black Panther, assumes his place in the pantheon of Legends with this regal half-scale bust! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a numbered box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #MAR192446, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Mr. Sinister PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most sinister of X-villains joins the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas! Standing approximately 10 inches tall in a cloud of green smoke, this sculpture of the X-Men foe known as Mr. Sinister is made of high-grade plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. He comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton! (Item #MAR192447, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Green Goblin Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man’s ultimate foe gets the ultimate statue! The Green Goblin stands on his Goblin Glider and throws a smoking pumpkin bomb in this approximately 1/6 scale sculpture. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore based on a design by Yuri Tming, this resin statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and each comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #MAR192445, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Select Sandman Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for lights-out! The Sandman is coming, and he’s got the sand to take on Spider-Man — and all of the heroes in your Marvel Select collection! Wearing his classic striped shirt, Flint Marko features legs that can change to a tower of sand, and interchangeable sand fist, claw, and spiked mace pieces! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, he comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR192448, SRP: $29.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack in Chair Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jack Skellington rests his long, long legs in this new release in the Coffin Doll Collection! Coming with a stylish office chair, Jack stands approximately 16 inches tall and features a real cloth costume, making him look like he just stepped off the screen. He also features 9 points of articulation and an exclusive head sculpt, and comes packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. (Item #MAR192449, SRP: $74.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sleigh PVC Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sandy Claws is coming! This deluxe PVC set from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas features Jack in his coffin sleigh, pulled by three skeletal reindeer and led by a tiny figurine of Zero! Set it up on your mantle to let everyone know that a horrific Christmas is on its way! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #MAR192450, SRP: $124.99)

Aquaman Crosses $800 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 $2.689 billion domestically, $4.544 billion internationally, $7.234 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.022 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.

Alita: Battle Angel dipped one spot to come in second place for the weekend. The film dropped 58% in its second weekend for a three-day $12 million. So far it has earned $60.7 million domestically. Internationally it debuted in China where it earned $62.2 million of its $92.4 million overseas take for the weekend. That’s $202.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $263.4 million. Already, Alita: Battle Angel has passed Ghost in the Shell domestically and internationally.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. Domestic grosses increased by about $100,000 million an international earnings increased by about $300,000 million. Currently the film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.3 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped a few spots at the weekend box office to come in at #15 earning an estimated $865,000. The film has earned $184.9 million domestically. With an Oscar win for “Best Animated Feature,” we’ll see if the movie gets a boost over the next week.

Aquaman continues to be right behind that film coming in at #16 and earning an estimated $765,000 to bring its domestic total to $332.9 million. The film gained $5 million over the week to bring its international earnings to $805.9 million and a worldwide total of $1.139 billion. The film has relied heavily on its international earnings where it has made 70.76% compared to 60.65% for the average DCU film

Deadpool 2 is still bringing it in internationally adding about $155,000 to that total. With a total of $785 million worldwide, it is the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusted for inflation).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.689 billion
Total International Gross: $4.544 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.234 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.022 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268.9 million
Average International Gross: $454.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.4 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $669.1 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.

It was a Great Night at the Oscars for Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Black Panther

Black Panther can call itself an Oscar winning film… a multiple winning Oscar film.

Ruth Carter won for “Costume Design.” The film also won for “Production Design” with Hannah Beachler being honored for production design and Jay Hary being honored for set decoration. The film’s third win of the night was “Original Score” for Ludwig Goransson‘s work.

Black Panther tied with Roma and Green Book for the second most Oscar wins for the night tied. Bohemian Rhapsody won 4 times.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

It was a Marvel night with Sony‘s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse taking home best “Animated Feature Film” with Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller sharing the award.

But, Marvel didn’t win for everthing. Avengers: Infinity War lost to First Man for “Visual Effects.” Black Panther also lost out to Green Book for “Best Picture.”

Check out below for Tweets from the show including quotes from the winners.




Preview: Black Panther #9

Black Panther #9

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Daniel Acuna
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA: THE GATHERING OF MY NAME” Part 3

The Panther faces a creature of nightmares! In the fight against N’Jadaka and his empire, the Maroons embark on a journey through myth. But the loss of their leader N’Yami continues to haunt them. And the true monster lies in wait.

Black Panther #9
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