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Transformers Reigns at the 2014 Box Office, Snowpiercer Shows Strength

Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Poster-Optimus-and-GrimlockTransformers: Age of Extinction ruled the 2014 box office, bringing in $1.087 billion at the box office. It was the top earning film worldwide of the year earning hundreds of millions more than the next film. It was also the most profitable. Taking away its estimated budget, the film made $877.4 million what was 4.18 times its budget, the best of the bunch for both stats.

Domestically, Guardians of the Galaxy was the top earner, bringing in $333 million. Globally that film earned $772.6 million.

But, when it comes to films with the best legs, Snowpiercer blows all the competition out of the water. The film opened to limited release, and earned $171,187 its first weekend domestically. The film went on to earn $4.6 million. That’s an earning of 26.66 times what it opened with. Fellow small film We Are the Best!, which was based on a graphic novel, earned 10.22 times what it opened with.

All together films based on comics, or had a comic tie-in, brought in $7.7 billion. Films based on Marvel properties earned $2.94 billion of that.

2014 Comic Film Earnings

Apes Top Robots at the Box Office

dawn of the planet of the apesIt’s not much of a surprise, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes topped the weekend box office earning an estimated $73 million. That debut is about a 33% improvement from 2011’s Planet of the Apes which debuted with $54.8 million.

The film’s audience was 58% male and 55% over the age of 25. Diversity was also present with the crowd roughly 48% Caucasian, 23% African-American, 16% Hispanic, and 14% Asian. The film received an A- CinemaScore and is currently at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

When it comes to other comic related movies, Transformers: Age of Extinction dropped to second, earning $16.5 million. Domestically the film has earned $209 million and internationally $543.5 million.

The Edge of Tomorrow earned an additional $1.865 million the past weekend to bring it’s domestic gross to $94.55 million in it’s sixth week at the box office. Internationally the film has earned $256 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was in 16th place adding a little over $1 million to bring the domestic total to $229.2 million. Internationally the film has earned $731.4 million.

Snowpiercer added $677,000 to it’s total and brings the domestic amount to $2.7 million. Internationally the film has earned $80.2 million. Interestingly in this third week of release the film was released on video on demand, so the amount earned that way isn’t reflected in the total.

As far as worldwide grosses for 2014 of comic related movies, Transformers is now on top with $752.5 million, X-Men is second at $731.4 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is third at $712.4 million, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is fourth at $705 million, the Edge of Tomorrow is in tenth place at $350.6 million, 300: Rise of an Empire is twelfth with $331.1 million, Snowpiercer is 33rd with $82.9 million, and We Are the Best! has earned $157,000 to be at spot 150. At the end of the month Guardians of the Galaxy opens, which is likely to vault into one of the top earning spots of the year.

Transformers 4 Remains On Top of the Box Office

Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Poster-Optimus-and-GrimlockAccording to reports, the Fourth of July weekend was weak at the box office. Without any blockbuster competition,Transformers: Age of Extinction remained at the top of the box office with an estimated $36.4 million. That has the film dropping 64% from the previous weekend and in two weeks it has racked up a domestic total of $714.7 million. Overseas the film has topped $400 million already.

As far as other “comic book” movies Edge of Tomorrow, which is based on the Japanese light novel/manga series All You Need Is Kill, fell to #10 in its fifth weekend. The film added $3.6 million which brings its domestic total to $90.9 million. The film has earned $248.6 million overseas.

Snowpiercer is one of the summer’s best-reviewed action films, around 93% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, based on a French graphic novel, expanded from 8 to 250 theaters. The film earned just under $1 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was in 13th and earned $1.84 million which brings its domestic total to $227.1 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned $338,000 and brought its domestic total to $257.8 million. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finally fell off the charts.

When it comes to 2014, domestically, Cap remains in 1st place, Days of Future Past in third, and Spidey is fifth. Globally Days of Future Past is in first with $724.7 million, The Winter Soldier is second at $711.8 million, and Spider-Man 2 is third at $704.2 million.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Tops the Box Office

Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Poster-Optimus-and-GrimlockAs expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction topped the box office, bringing in an estimated $100 million in North America, with a $41.6 million opening day. What’s amazing is, the film has also done amazing overseas bringing in around $90 million in China over its first three days. That’s a record for that market, and the film’s final act was set in the country with a high profile Chinese actress in it as well. The film also earned $111.3 million from other foreign markets. That puts it at $301.3 million for the opening weekend. Transformers: Age of Extinction cost an estimated $325 million.

The movie received an A- CinemaScore, and %17 on Rotten Tomatoes, showing off the polarizing reviews.

Not shockingly the film was mostly male, 64%, and older with 57% over 35. Only 27% of the crowd was under the age of 18.

On the other comic book movie front, Edge of Tomorrow has now earned $84.1 million in North America.

X-Men: Days of Future Past wound up in ninth place after its sixth weekend. The film has earned $233.4 million domestically.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 crossed the $200 million mark domestically, with a global total of $703 million.

When it comes to the 2014 rank, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is sitting at the top domestically $257.2 million, Days of Future Past is in third with $223.4 million, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in fifth at $200.2 million.

Globally, things are a bit different. Days of Future Past is sitting on top globally at $712.7 million, The Winter Soldier is second at $711.2 million, and Spider-Man 2 is third at $703.7 million.

Comics at the Box Office

edge of tomorrowWhile there wasn’t any new “comic” based movies debuting this past weekend, there were still quite a few in the theaters. Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow is still doing decent at the box office, dropping 37.4% in its third weekend and earned $10.3 million. Domestically the film has earned $74.5 million, and will wind up somewhere around $100 million when its domestic run ends. Internationally the film added $21.5 million to bring its international total to $218.3 million. Japan has yet to open, so internationally the film should wind up around $300 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is still going strong in its fifth week. It earned $6.2 million domestically and is up to $216.8 million. Globally the film has earned $692 million.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still in theaters and earned $600,000 for $199.5 million domestically. Globally, the film is at $702.8 million.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned $197,000 and globally it has earned $710.7 million. The film is the top earner globally this year and tied with The Lego Movie to be the top earner domestically.

The top earning films so far this year are movies based on comic books. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is on top but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to be close, and might top the film. X-Men: Days of Future Past is right now in third and doing well, so we’ll see where it ends up.

This coming week sees the opening of Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Snowpiercer, based on the graphic novel.

Edge of Tomorrow, Days of Future Past, Spider-Man & Cap’s Weekend Box Office

edge of tomorrowThere were some high profile sequels debuting at the box office this past weekend, so it’s not a surprise they topped the box office. But, there were still quite a few “comic” movies in the theaters.

Edge of Tomorrow, based on the book All You Need is Kill (which is also a graphic novel) dropped 43.8% from it’s debut week. It earned $16.2 million, and so far has earned $56.6 million domestically. Overseas the film has earned $237 million. The film came in fourth for the week.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is in its fourth week, and came in sixth place. The film earned $9.5 million had has earned a total of $205.9 million domestically and $455.8 overseas. It’s now the top earning moving of the summer so far. Domestically it ranks third for “X” films, and fourth adjusted for inflation, though has a good chance of moving up some spots.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is in its seventh week and is now in 12th place domestically. It has earned a total $198.4 million domestically. The total is disappointing compared to previous Spidey films.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is close to being the top movie domestically of 2014. The Lego Movie currently has the top spot. Globally, Cap is in the lead with Spidey about $10 million behind. In fact Cap, Spidey, and DOFP make up the top three films so far in 2014 globally.

Days of Future Past Crosses $600 Million, Edge of Tomorrow Stumbles

days of future past movie posterThere was some good and some bad when it came to comic book movies at the box office this past weekend.

X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped 55 percent and earned an estimated $14.7 million. The movie’s 17-day total is now about $189.1 million. At the international market, the film grossed $42.1 million over the weekend. In China, it added $7.5 million and passed $100 million total. Overall, the movie has earned $421 million overseas and $610 million worldwide. It will probably reach the $700 million mark when it’s over.

Domestically, the film ranks third for X-Men films, but fifth when you adjust it for inflation. Worldwide, the film is in first not adjusted.

edge of tomorrowThe new “comic film” Edge of Tomorrow stumbled in its first week, even with good reviews. The movie is based on the Japanese book All You Need is Kill, which is also adapted as a graphic novel. The film came in third for the weekend with an estimated $29.1 million.

Edge‘s audience was 61 percent male and 73 percent over the age of 25. Showings in 3D accounted for 47 percent of ticket sales, while IMAX delivered $4.2 million.

The film is currently around 89 percent on Rotten tomatoes and a decent B+ CinemaScore.

Overseas, the film earned $82 million, which includes $25 million in the China debut, the largest ever opening for Tom Cruise in the country. In South Korea, it earned $16.6 million, and $8.6 million in Russia, $3.2 million in France, $3.1 million in Mexico, and $2.8 million in Australia. The film opens in Japan July 4th.

 

 

Around the Tubes

It’s a nice long weekend! Hope everyone enjoys it.

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – Oishinbo Manga Suspended Amidst Nuclear Furor – Sigh.

AV Club – A brief history of the alternate histories of the X-Men – This is awesome.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Amazing X-Men #7

CBR – Batman Eternal #7

Talking Comics – Brain Boy: The Men From GESTALT #1

CBR – Daredevil #3

Comic Vine – Devilers #1

Talking Comics – The Last Broadcast #1

Talking Comics – Magneto #4

Talking Comics – MPH #1

 

Movie Reviews Around the Tubes

CBR – X-Men: Days of Future Past

iO9 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

iO9 – Edge of Tomorrow

Review: All You Need is Kill

all-you-need-is-killThis week sees the release of All You Need is Kill, the official graphic novel adaptation of the book turned movie, tough the movie is titled Edge of Tomorrow. The graphic novel is written by Viz Media‘s editor of their Haikasoru imprint, and sci-fi author Nick Mamatas and features artwork by Lee Ferguson.

The original novel, written by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka is set in the future when aliens called Mimics invade. Keiji Kiriya is just one of the many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent to kill. But he dies on the battlefield after only a few minutes, only to reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?

While I haven’t read the book (someone else on our site is doing that), I’ve known a little about this story through the various trailers for the upcoming film based on the story starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton.

The graphic novel is interesting, in at times it reads more like a poem with pictures, as it flashes through Keiji’s experiences. Since the character is Japanese, his dialog reflects that, and can come of stilted, creating an interesting flow to the narrative.

What to me was very interesting was the narrative as a whole, and the various themes of the story. There are parts that come off as a video game in story form, and below that layer there’s the story of discipline and the focus of a warrior. Overall, it’s a fascinating story, through all of the action, gets you think. It’s the type of story that’ll get you talking for hours with friends, and then seeking out others to do so (I’ve already been on the track).

How well this graphic novel adapts the book it’s based on, I personally can’t say. It’s been said in the press information I’ve gotten that it “stays true to the original source novel.” I’ve discussed my reading experience of the story with our contributor who read the novel, and what we took away varies greatly. The video game aspect to me came across stronger, something not taken away from the novel. Is that the story telling, or our experiences?

It’s fun to be able to experience a “the same” story in three different ways, graphic novel, book, and an upcoming movie, and each varying slightly. It’s especially cool, when the story is this entertaining.

Original Story: Hiroshi Sakurazaka Story: Nick Mamatas Art: Lee Ferguson
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Viz Media provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

 

Viz Media’s Edge of Tomorrow Movie Tie-In

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint is releasing a movie tie-in novel for the upcoming sci-fi action film, Edge of Tomorrow. The novel will be released April 29th. The new Edge of Tomorrow paperback release will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN. The book features a cover with the official movie poster featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in their title roles from the film. The Edge of Tomorrow novel was written by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka, and was previously published as All You Need is Kill.

The Haikasoru imprint has also announced the May 6th release of the All You Need is Kill official graphic novel adaptation. Written by Haikasoru editor and noted sci-fi author, Nick Mamatas, and featuring full-color artwork by popular comic book artist Lee Ferguson, the new graphic novel offers a single-volume retelling of the original All You Need is Kill novel that inspired the Edge of Tomorrow movie. The graphic novel carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN, and features an oversized North American graphic novel trim size of 6 5/8″ x 10 ¼”. An eBook edition will also be available worldwide for $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, and the Kobo eBooks Store. North American fans can also access the graphic novel digitally on the VIZ Manga App as well as through VIZManga.com.

The Edge of Tomorrow feature film is slated for U.S. release from Warner Bros. Pictures on June 6th, and will be presented in 3D and 2D in select theaters, and 3D IMAX. The movie is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.

The story is set in the future when aliens called Mimics invade. Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. But he dies on the battlefield after only a few minutes, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?

AYNIK-GraphicNovel-Cover EdgeOfTomorrow_cover