Tag Archives: black widow

Search for Hu banner ad

Shang-Chi Repeats at the Weekend Box Office Beating Dear Evan Hansen

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

It’s four weekends in a row for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film earned an estimated $13.3 million to bring its domestic total to $196.5 million. That makes the film the top grossing domestic film of the year passing Black Widow‘s $183.6 million. Over the week the film grossed about $23.2 million at the international box office. That total now stands at $166.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $363.4 million, about $15 million behind Black Widow which sits in fifth place.

Dear Evan Hansen debuted in second place earning $7.5 million. No international box office has been reported.

Free Guy slipped on spot the third place earning $4.1 million. The film has been a surprise hit earning $114.1 million domestically. The film grossed about $13.6 million over the week at the international box office where it has now earned $203.3 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $317.4 million.

Candyman came in fourth place earning an estimated $2.5 million. The film has grossed $56.8 million domestically. It also added about $1.3 million to its international total which stands at $14.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $71.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was Cry Macho which dropped two spots from last week. The film grossed an estimated $2.1 million to bring its domestic total to $8.3 million. The film earned about $412,000 internationally to bring that total to $762,000. Worldwide, the film has grossed $9.1 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #14 with an estimated $115,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.6 million. The international total has moved adding about $350,00 million over the week where it now stands at $194.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $378.4 million.

Old was #15 with an estimated $105,000. Domestically, the film has grossed just under $48.1 million. Internationally, the film added about $470,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $200,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.6 million. The film added about $900,000 to its international gross bringing that to $110.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $166.5 million.

Initial numbers have 22 films earning $37,642,599 from 33,155 theaters. That’s around $10 million less than last weekend’s 52 films which earned $47,691,306 from 33,155 theaters. The average earning was $1,198.31 this past weekend, a drip from the previous weekend’s $1,438.44.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Goes Three in a Row at the Weekend Box Office

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Without major competition, it’s not surprising that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was at the top of the box office for the third weekend. The film dropped just 37.5% from the previous weekend earning an estimated $21.7 million. That brings the domestic total to $176.9 million, one of the best of the year so far and will likely become the top film this week.

The movie is also continuing to perform strong at the international box office. Over the week it earned about $31.7 million to bring that total to $143.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $320.6 million placing it in sixth place so far this year.

In second place was Free Guy which continues a strong showing. In its sixth week, the film grossed an estimated $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $108.6 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $15 million at the international box office to bring that to $189.7 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $298.3 million so far.

In third place was the new film Cry Macho. It earned an estimated $4.5 million in its first week. Internationally, it grossed $350,000. Worldwide, that brings Clint Eastwood’s latest to $4.9 million.

Candyman held on to fourth place earning an estimated $3.5 million Domestically, the film has grossed $53.2 million. Over the week, the film added about $2.3 million to its international total. That now stands at $13.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $66.7 million.

Rounding out the top five was Malignant which continues to tumble dropping 50.7% from the previous week. The film grossed an estimated $2.7 million bringing its domestic total to $9.8 million. It has done a bit better internationally where it added about $5.3 million to bring that to $14.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $24.6 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #14 with an estimated $181,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.4 million. The international total has moved adding about $4.8 million over the week where it now stands at $194.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $377.9 million.

Old was #15 with an estimated $160,000. Domestically, the film has grossed just under $48 million. Internationally, the film added about $1,500,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $41.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $89.4 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $500,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.4 million. The film held steady with its international gross of $110 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $165.4 million.

Initial numbers have 52 films earning $47,691,306 from 33,155 theaters. That’s around 25% less than last weekend’s 45 films which earned $61,321,811 from 31,299 theaters. The average earning was $1,438.44 this past weekend, about 50% less than the previous weekend’s $1,959.23.

Preview: Black Widow #11

Black Widow #11

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Adam Hughes
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

FRIEND OR FOE?
With Apogee in her rear view, Natasha pushes forward with her plans to become the hero San Francisco needs. When an old source sends Natasha and her team looking for a mysterious pair known only as THE TWINS, the Black Widow has to confront the fact that Apogee may not be as behind them as she’d hoped. But are the Twins friends or foe?

Black Widow #11

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Primordial #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman ’89 #2 (DC Comics) – It’s been fun going back to the “film universe” of Batman and we want to see where it goes, especially with what has been hinted at.

Batman: The World (DC Comics) – Batman stories from creative teams from around the world in a new anthology.

Black Widow #11 (Marvel) – This series has delivered with every issue. It mixes great action, with real emotion, and the sexiness this sort of “spy” story can deliver. It’s just perfect entertainment.

Campisi #2 (AfterShock) – The mob vs. dragon. That’s all you really need to know about this one.

Eternals: Thanos Rises #1 (Marvel) – The Eternals have been shaken up in their own series delivering a story that makes them “A” level in the Marvel Universe. What this spin-off brings to the table has us intrigued.

Hellboy & the BPRD 1957 Family Ties (Dark Horse) – Hellboy is always fun. This one-shot focuses on an unwanted house guest that Hellboy and BPRD agent Susan Xiang need to take care of.

I Am Batman #1 (DC Comics) – John Ridley has been delivering an interesting take on the next Batman with a story that features a lot of emotion and depth.

Kang the Conqueror #2 (Marvel) – The first issue did a solid job of streamlining the character’s convoluted history. We’re excited to see where this second issue goes as a young Kang begins to confront his different versions in a twisted version of “this is your life”.

MAW #1 (BOOM! Studios) – What happens when one woman becomes the real monster society has always made her out to be? That alone has us intrigued to read this one.

Nobody’s Child #1 (Behemoth Comics) – Albino rhinos have a genetic code that holds the properties to regenerate man. This leads to their near extinction. This is the story of a boy who decides to dedicate his life to protecting this rhino.

Primordial #1 (Image Comics) – Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino launch this new series about some of the animal test subjects during the early years of the space program. The animals never came back… they were taken and all of these years later, they’re coming home.

Stray Dogs (Image Comics) – If you missed this series as individual issues, you need to get the trade. It’s a murder mystery from the perspective of the dogs that might have witnessed it. Amazing art and full of tension.

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story (DC Comics) – A new take on Jessica Cruz’s origin story. We’re fans of the character and interested in seeing what new ideas can be done with her.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a good introduction to this faction and the world delivering solid art and action. Individuals who enjoy a straightforward “space marine kills alien” type story should check this out.

X-Men: Trial of Magneto #2 (Marvel) – The debut was full of emotion as the attempt to figure out who killed the Scarlet Witch began. But, we’re expecting a lot of twists and turns before this one is over.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Holds on to First Place in the Weekend Box Office

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings repeated as champ of the weekend box office. The film added an estimated $35.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $145.6 million. That weekend total was a drop of 52.5% which is a little bit better than average for a comic book film which can easily drop 55% to 60% in their second weekend.

Internationally, the film rocked, with an almost similar amount as the previous weekend’s gross during the week. It earned about $55.8 million bringing the international gross to $112 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $257.6 million.

In second place was Free Guy which moved up a slot from the previous weekend. The film added an estimated $5.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $101.8 million. The film has continued to do well overseas adding about $27.3 million over the week to bring that total to $174.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $276.5 million.

Malignant debuted in third place with a dual opening on HBO Max. It’s unknown how many watched the film there. It’s unknown if the numbers are good if they’d be released as it would provide more ammunition for theater owners to say that same day digital releases are hurting box office grosses. But, a solid number would also push back against any negative narrative the film is a failure. The film grossed $5.6 million domestically and $9.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of $15.1 million.

Candyman slipped to fourth place from last weekend’s second. The film earned an estimated $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $48 million. The film earned just $300,000 internationally over the week to bring that gross to $11.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $59.2 million.

Rounding out the top five was Jungle Cruise which has held in the top five for some time now. The film added an impressive $2.5 million after seven weeks to bring its domestic total to $109.9 million. The international gross stands at $86.9 million. Worldwide the film has grossed $196.8 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #12 with an estimated $282,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.1 million. The international total has held steady at $189.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $372.7 million.

Old was #13 with an estimated $244,585. Domestically, the film has grossed $47.7 million. Internationally, the film added about $1,900,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $39.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $87.7 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $500,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $54.9 million. The film added $1.9 million to its international gross over the week to bring that to $110 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $164.9 million.

Initial numbers have 53 films earning $61,321,811 from 31,299 theaters. That’s around $50 million less than last weekend’s 45 films which earned $110,438,478 from 30,852 theaters. The average earning was $1,959.23 this past weekend, about 50% less than the previous weekend’s $3,579.62.

Preview: Black Widow #11

Black Widow #11

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Adam Hughes
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

FRIEND OR FOE?
With Apogee in her rear view, Natasha pushes forward with her plans to become the hero San Francisco needs. When an old source sends Natasha and her team looking for a mysterious pair known only as THE TWINS, the Black Widow has to confront the fact that Apogee may not be as behind them as she’d hoped. But are the Twins friends or foe?

Black Widow #11

A Trip to the Past Reveals Black Widow’s Greatest Defeat

Natasha Romanoff’s long career as Marvel’s premiere superspy hero is filled with dark secrets, dangerous missions, and mysterious enemies. This December, one of the deadliest battles in her storied history will be revealed in Black Widow #13. Writer Kelly Thompson continues her Eisner Award-winning work on the character alongside guest artist Rafael Pimentel in his Marvel Comics debut with a special flashback issue that will see the return of Black Widow’s iconic grey costume, best known from Frank Miller’s groundbreaking run on Daredevil.

The Black Widow knows no fear, but that all changes as she faces a threat from her past! But how could someone have such a hold over the Black Widow? You think you know the story of Natasha Romanoff’s time in Madripoor, but you never witnessed her greatest fight – and her most decisive defeat.

Check out covers of this below, including Pimentel’s take on the classic grey costume, and behold this legendary tale in the life of Natasha Romanoff when Black Widow #13 hits stands on December 15! Additional covers by Adam Hughes and Peach Momoko.

Shang-Chi Takes the Box Office with a Labor Day Record but Short of Black Widow’s Debut

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings easily took the weekend box office setting a Labor Day weekend record… but all is not perfect. The film earned an estimated $75.4 million over the three day weekend and is projected to earn between $83 and $90 million over the four days. The previous weekend best was Rob Zombie’s Halloween which earned $30.5 million in 2007. The film also earned $56.2 million internationally for a worldwide debut of $127.6 million.

Where things can be debated is whether the “theater only” strategy paid off for Disney and Marvel Studios.

In July, Black Widow debuted with $80.4 million domestically and $78 million internationally. In both of those measurements that film did better than Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but it also debuted on Disney+ for an extra $30 plus subscriptions and reportedly generated an additional $60 million. That offer wasn’t available for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. So, did the film miss out on revenue?

What can be argued is that the lack of a Disney+ didn’t boost box office receipts like theaters might have expected. Black Widow so far is the top opening film of the year and Shang-Chi is second beating F9 by about $1 million. Theater owners will argue the lack of digital release did help to boost Shang-Chi‘s debut due to the record setting weekend. But, when it comes to “origin” films, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is on the lower end of Marvel Cinematic Universe debut earnings with only The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor lower. And, when adjusted for inflation only Ant-Man is lower with The Incredible Hulk being close with $70.3 million. Disney likely lost out on money by not releasing the film on Disney+.

What really needs to be watched is the film’s second weekend and if it sees a massive drop-off like Black Widow though the two are very different in reviews with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings receiving much higher reviews from both critics and the audience. It’s possible a positive word of mouth will soften the second weekend drop. What’s clear is that audiences are being picky about what they see in theaters in the age of COVID. Studios need to be much more strategic for the next year in deciding what to release only in theaters and what to dual release on-demand.

In second place was Candyman which dropped 52% from its debut weekend. The film earned an estimated $10.6 million to bring its domestic total to $39.1 million. Internationally, the film earned about $5.7 million over the week to bring that to $10.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $50 million after two weeks.

Free Guy slipped one spot to third earning an estimated $8.7 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $91.9 million after four weeks. Over the week the film added an impressive $47.1 million to bring that to $147.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $239.3 million.

PAW Patrol: The Movie grossed an estimated $4 million to bring its domestic total to $30.3 million. $12.5 million was added to its international total over the week to bring that to $50.3 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $80.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was Jungle Cruise which added a little under $4 million to its domestic total. It now has grossed $105.6 million. Its international total stands at $86.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $192.5 million.

In comic films…

The Suicide Squad came in at #8 with an estimated $905,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $54.4 million. The film added $16 million to its international gross to bring that to $108.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $162.5 million.

Black Widow came in at #9 with an estimated $748,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $182.5 million. The international total has held steady at $189.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $372.1 million.

Old was #12 with an estimated $470,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $47.3 million. Internationally, the film added about $500,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $38 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $85.3 million.

Initial numbers have 45 films earning $110,438,478 from 30,852 theaters. That’s around $45 million more than last weekend’s 51 films which earned $61,351,651 from 37,222 theaters. The average earning was $3,579.62 this past weekend, over double the previous weekend’s $1,648.26.

Candyman takes the Weekend Box Office

Candyman

Candyman was the top film for the weekend. The film debuted with an estimated $22.4 million. Internationally, the film also earned a little over $5.2 million. Worldwide, the film earned around $27.6 million.

In second place was the previous champ of the past two weekends, Free Guy. The film dipped just 26.7% in its third weekend and earned an estimated $13.6 million. Its domestic total now stands at $79.3 million. Internationally, the film added about $47.2 million over the week to bring that total to $100.3 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $179.6 million, an absolute success for these times.

PAW Patrol: The Movie slipped one spot to come in third place. The film added $6.6 million to its domestic total to bring that to $24.1 million. Over the week, the film earned about $16.3 million to bring that to $37.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $61.9 million.

Jungle Cruise slip to fourth place, down one spot from the previous weekend. The film added a little over $5 million to its domestic total which now stands at $100.1 million. Internationally, the film added about $5.7 million over the week to bring that to $86.9 million. Worldwide, the film has earned a little over $187 million at the box office.

Rounding out the top five was Don’t Breathe 2 which earned an estimated $2.8 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $24.6 million. $3.2 million was added its international earnings over the week which now stands at $10.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $35.3 million.

In comic film news…

The Suicide Squad came in at #7 adding a little over $2 million to its domestic total. That now stands at $52.8 million. Internationally, the film added about $600,000 to its total which now stands at $92.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $144.9 million.

Black Widow came in at #10 with an estimated $855,000. Domestically, the film has earned $181.5 million. The international total has held steady at $189.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $371.1 million.

Old earned about $830,000 to come in at #11. Domestically, the film has grossed $46.5 million. Over the week, the film added about $2.2 million to bring its international total to $37.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $84 million.

Initial numbers have 51 films earning $61,351,651 from 37,222 theaters. That’s slightly down from last weekend’s 50 films which earned $63,388,045 from 38,027 theaters. It’s close to the results from three weekends ago. The average earning was $1,648.26 this past weekend, a slight dip from the previous weekend’s $1,666.92.

Free Guy Repeats in First Place while Paw Patrol: The Movie Takes Second

Free Guy

Free Guy took the top spot at the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row. The film dropped just 33.8% from the previous weekend and earned an estimated $18.8 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $58.8 million after two weeks. Internationally, the film grossed about $30.6 million over the week to bring that total to $53.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $111.9 million.

In second place was Paw Patrol: The Movie which received a heavy push by Paramount. The film also premiered digitally on Paramount+. Domestically, the film grossed an estimated $13 million. Internationally, the film has grossed $21.5 million. The worldwide total stands at $34.5 million after one week.

Jungle Cruise held on to third place with an estimated $6.2 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $92.5 million after four weeks. Over the week, the film also grossed about $9 million to bring its international gross to $81.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $173.7 million.

Don’t Breathe 2 slipped to fourth place earning an estimated $5.1 million to bring its domestic gross to $19.7 million. Over the week, the film also grossed $4.1 million to bring that to $7.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $27.2 million.

Rounding out the top five was Respect which earned an estimated $3.8 million to bring its domestic total to $15.1 million. Internationally, the film has grossed $569,000. Worldwide, the film has earned $15.7 million.

In comic films…

The Suicide Squad came in sixth place and earned an estimated $3.4 million to bring its domestic total to $49.3 million. Over the week, the film grossed $16.3 million to bring its international total to $91.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $140.8 million.

Black Widow was #10 with an estimated $1.2 million to bring its domestic total to $180.2 million. The film has held steady at $189.6 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has grossed $369.8 million.

Old came in at #11 with an estimated $1.1 million to bring its domestic earnings to $45.2 million. Over the week, the film earned around $3.6 million at the international box office to bring that to $35.3 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $80.5 million.

Initial numbers have 50 films earning $63,388,045 from 38,027 theaters. That’s down from last weekend’s 48 films which earned $75,601,843 from 35,206 theaters. It’s close to the results from two weekends ago. The average earning was $1,666.92 this past weekend, down from the previous weekend’s $2,147.41.

Almost American
« Older Entries