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2011 Comic Book Movie Winners and Losers

2011 was a decent year for comic book movies.  The majority were decent, but there are none that go down in my mind as “classics.”  Below is a breakdown as to which were this year’s winners and losers.  All data is from BoxOfficeMojo.  Keep in mind, The Adventures of Tintin is currently still running in theaters and only recently came out in the United States.

Top 5 Domestic Gross for 2011

Thor $181,030,624
Captain America: The First Avenger $176,654,505
X-Men: First Class $146,408,305
Green Lantern $116,601,172
Cowboys & Aliens $100,240,551

Top 5 International Gross

Thor $268,295,994
The Adventures of Tintin $239,100,000
X-Men: First Class $207,215,819
Captain America: The First Avenger $191,953,858
The Green Hornet $129,037,206

Top 5 Total Gross

Thor $449,326,618
Captain America: The First Avenger $368,608,363
X-Men: First Class $353,624,124
The Adventures of Tintin $263,207,000
The Green Hornet $227,817,248

Gross vs. Budget – worldwide gross compared to budget

Thor 3.00
Captain America: The First Avenger 2.63
X-Men: First Class 2.21
The Green Hornet 1.90
Priest 1.31

Global Legs – worldwide gross versus domestic opening

The Adventures of Tintin 27.12
Thor 6.84
The Green Hornet 6.80
X-Men: First Class 6.42
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night 6.14

Domestic Legs – domestic gross versus domestic opening

The Green Hornet 2.95
Thor 2.75
Cowboys & Aliens 2.75
Captain America: The First Avenger 2.72
X-Men: First Class 2.66

As requested here’s the Rotten Tomatoes current score versus the worldwide gross

Name All Critics Top Critics Audience Worldwide
X-Men: First Class 87% 70% 88% $353,624,124
Thor 77% 64% 80% $449,326,618
The Adventures of Tintin 75% 67% 80% $263,207,000
Captain America: The First Avenger 79% 78% 75% $368,608,363
Cowboys & Aliens 44% 51% 49% $174,822,325
Green Lantern 27% 18% 48% $219,851,172
The Green Hornet 44% 21% 47% $227,817,248
Priest 17% 8% 37% $78,309,131
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night 6% 0% 28% $4,634,062

Comic Movies Rule the Weekend. Thor Remains on Top.

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Marvel Studios Thor PosterIt was a good weekend for comic book movies as Thor remained at the top spot in the box office, something I wasn’t expecting.  The movie earned $34.5 million for the weekend, only dropping 47.5%, which is similar to what Iron Man experienced.  I actually expected Bridesmaids to be number one, but it debuted with a better than expected $24.4 million.  Thor has now earned $119.3 million, but will likely lost it’s top spot next weekend when the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie debuts.

Priest also debuted this weekend and took forth place for $14.5 million.  It’s been playing overseas for two weeks where it’s earned $25.6 million.  The movie’s audience was 57% male and 57% over 25 and hasn’t received the best ratings on sites like Rottentomatoes.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, which is another movie based on comic books, is now playing in just 34 theaters where it averaged a joke $226 per venue.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Trailer

Official Press Release

DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world’s most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads “No Pulse? No Problem.” Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans.