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Joker Dances Along as it Challenges Batman

Joker

Joker held steady at the weekend box office coming in at #10 adding an estimated $1.04 million to its domestic total bringing it to $332.1 million. Over the week, the film added about $5 million to its international total to bring that to $722.8 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.055 billion on a budget of just $55 million.

The movie is currently ranked #11 in worldwide total for a comic adaptation. It’s about $26 million from passing The Dark Knight Rises and will crack the top ten at that point.

When it comes to DC films, it’s a most interesting one. The film is marching along and will likely pass Aquaman‘s domestic total by the time its domestic run is over. And after the next couple of weeks, the film has a chance of winding up in second place as far as that statistic:

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Wonder WomanWB$412,563,408
AquamanWB$335,061,807
JokerWB$332,141,623
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$330,360,194
Suicide SquadWB$325,100,054
Man of SteelWB$291,045,518
Justice LeagueWB$229,024,295
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$29,790,236

Joker has been doing quite well in international earnings where Warner Bros. has had issues in the past. Aquaman indicates a shift for the company and lessons seem to be continued with Joker.

FilmStudioInternational Gross
AquamanWB$813,100,000
JokerWB$722,800,000
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$542,900,000
Justice LeagueWB$428,900,000
Suicide SquadWB$420,500,000
Wonder WomanWB$409,283,604
Man of SteelWB$377,000,000
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$22,300,000

The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the movie has an 19.18x return so far. That’s the highest factor for any movie based on a comic beating The Mask which was the previous leader with a 15.29x factor.

The film hasn’t earned the most compared to the budget, that record is held by Avengers: Endgame. Despite a $356 million budget, that movie earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $999.9 million. The film will cross the $1 billion “profit” mark during this week.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.365 billion
Total International Gross: $4.945 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.309 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.021 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $236.5 million
Average International Gross: $494.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $730.9 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $602.1 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,373,000
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$390,532,085
Joker WB $332,141,623
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$12,180,032
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,939,427,564
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,396,434
JokerWB$722,800,000
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$3,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony $1,131,928,519
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Joker WB$1,054,941,623
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,571,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$15,880,032
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,441,800,564
JokerWB$999,941,623
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,9285,519
Shazam!WB$264,571,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$21,119,968
FilmStudioGross/Budget
JokerWB19.18
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.86
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.65
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.43

Frozen II Threepeats at the Weekend Box Office

Frozen II

It should be no surprise, Frozen II won the weekend box office again with an estimated $34.7 million to bring its domestic total to $337.6 million. The film also added $90.2 million internationally to bring that total to $582 million. It’s a sure thing the film will cross the billion-dollar mark, the eighth film in 2019 to do so. Disney has released six of those.

In second place was Knives Out which earned an estimated $14.2 million to bring its domestic total to $63.5 million. It also added $18.7 million internationally to bring that total to $60.6 million for a global total just shy of $125 million. It opens in Brazil on December 12, Germany on January 2, and Japan on January 31.

Ford v Ferrari took third place earning an estimated $6.5 million to bring its domestic total to $91.1 million.

Queen & Slim took fourth place also with $6.5 million. Just $7,000 separated it and third place. Domestically, the film has earned $26.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with an estimated $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $43.1 million.

The top five was a repeat in order compared to the previous week.

In notable movie news, Playmobil: The Movie tanked with one of the worst openings of the year. The movie earned just $660,000 from 2,337 theaters. It’s the third-worst opening average for a film opening in 2,000 or more locations at $282. What’s interesting is the film was picked for domestic distribution after Global Road filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The studio decided to go with variable pricing for the film including a $5 a ticket experiment. It was to encourage audiences to see the fil and allow theaters to explore the concept for first-run movies. It clearly didn’t help.

In comic film news….

Joker held steady at #10 adding an estimated $1.04 million to its domestic total bringing it to $332.1 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019’s comic films.

Joker Nominated for 4 Golden Globes, Watchmen Snubbed

Joker

Today, the nominees for the 77th Golden Globes were announced. Joker was nominated for four awards including “Best Motion Picture,” “Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama,” “Best Director – Motion Picture,” and “Best Original Score – Motion Picture.”

Joker crossed the billion-dollar mark in the last few weeks and the controversial film is one of the most profitable in history.

Watchmen, an expansion of the heralded comic, was snubbed in this year’s awards. The show which focuses on the generational trauma of an African-American family was one of the highest profile snubs, especially due to its praise.

Check out below for the full list of nominees.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • “The Irishman” (Netflix)
  • “Marriage Story” (Netflix)
  • “1917” (Universal)
  • “Joker” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Two Popes” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
  • Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
  • Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
  • Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
  • Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
  • Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)
  • Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
  • Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • “Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix)
  • “Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)
  • “Knives Out” (Lionsgate)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)
  • “Rocketman” (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)
  • Awkwafina (“The Farewell”)
  • Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)
  • Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)
  • Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)
  • Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  • Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
  • Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • “Frozen 2” (Disney)
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Universal)
  • “The Lion King” (Disney)
  • “Missing Link” (United Artists Releasing)
  • “Toy Story 4” (Disney)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • “The Farewell” (A24)
  • “Les Misérables” (Amazon)
  • “Pain and Glory” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Parasite” (Neon)
  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Neon)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)
  • Annette Bening (“The Report”)
  • Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
  • Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
  • Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
  • Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)
  • Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
  • Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
  • Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)
  • Sam Mendes (“1917”)
  • Todd Phillips (“Joker”)
  • Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
  • Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)
  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (“Parasite”)
  • Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)
  • Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  • Steven Zaillian (“The Irishman”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Alexandre Desplat (“Little Women”)
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir (“Joker”)
  • Randy Newman (“Marriage Story”)
  • Thomas Newman (“1917”)
  • Daniel Pemberton (“Motherless Brooklyn”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)
  • “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)
  • “Into the Unknown” (“Frozen 2”)
  • “Spirit” (“The Lion King”)
  • “Stand Up” (“Harriet”)

Best Television Series – Drama

  • “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
  • “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)
  • “Succession” (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
  • Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
  • Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)
  • Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)
  • Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Brian Cox (“Succession”)
  • Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
  • Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)
  • Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • “Barry” (HBO)
  • “Fleabag” (Amazon)
  • “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
  • “The Politician” (Netflix)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
  • Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
  • Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)
  • Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
  • Bill Hader (“Barry”)
  • Ben Platt (“The Politician”)
  • Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”)
  • Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “Catch-22″ (Hulu)
  • “Chernobyl” (HBO)
  • “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
  • The Loudest Voice (Showtime)
  • “Unbelievable” (Netflix)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Kaitlyn Dever (“Unbelievable”)
  • Joey King (“The Act”)
  • Helen Mirren (“Catherine the Great”)
  • Merritt Wever (“Unbelievable”)
  • Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Spy”)
  • Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)
  • Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
  • Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)
  • Toni Collette (“Unbelievable”)
  • Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)
  • Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
  • Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
  • Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”)
  • Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Joker Passes Civil War and Batman v Superman

Joker

Joker improved spots at the weekend box office coming in at #9 from last week’s #10 after nine weeks. The film added an estimated $2 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $330.6 million. Internationally, the film added about $9 million over the week. That total is now $717.7 million. Worldwide, the movie has earned $1.048 billion off of a reported budget of just $55 million.

The movie is currently ranked #11 in worldwide total for a comic adaptation. It passed Captain America: Civil War this past week and leads the movie by about $4 million. It’s about $33 million from passing The Dark Knight Rises and will crack the top ten at that point.

When it comes to DC films, it’s a most interesting one. It’s improved from last week passing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a domestic total. And after the next couple of weeks, the film has a chance of winding up in second place as far as that statistic:

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Wonder WomanWB$412,563,408
AquamanWB$335,061,807
JokerWB$330,601,522
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$330,360,194
Suicide SquadWB$325,100,054
Man of SteelWB$291,045,518
Justice LeagueWB$229,024,295
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$29,790,236

Joker has been doing quite well in international earnings where Warner Bros. has had issues in the past. Aquaman indicates a shift for the company and lessons seem to be continued with Joker.

FilmStudioInternational Gross
AquamanWB$813,100,000
JokerWB$717,700,000
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$542,900,000
Justice LeagueWB$428,900,000
Suicide SquadWB$420,500,000
Wonder WomanWB$409,283,604
Man of SteelWB$377,000,000
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$22,300,000

The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the movie has an 19.06x return so far. That’s the highest factor for any movie based on a comic beating The Mask which was the previous leader with a 15.29x factor.

The film hasn’t earned the most compared to the budget, that record is held by Avengers: Endgame. Despite a $356 million budget, that movie earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $993.3 million. There’s a chance the film will cross the $1 billion “profit” by its run is done.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.363 billion
Total International Gross: $4.940 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.303 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.014 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $236.3 million
Average International Gross: $494.0 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $730.3 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $601.4 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,373,000
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$390,532,085
Joker WB $3306,601,522
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$12,180,032
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,939,427,564
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,396,434
JokerWB$717,700,000
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$3,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony $1,131,928,519
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Joker WB$1,048,301,522
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,571,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$15,880,032
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,441,800,564
JokerWB$993,301,522
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,9285,519
Shazam!WB$264,571,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$21,119,968
FilmStudioGross/Budget
JokerWB19.06
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.86
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.65
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.43

Frozen II Won’t Let Go of the Top of the Box Office Setting Thanksgiving Records

Frozen II

In its second weekend, Frozen II held on to the box office with a commanding estimated $85.3 million. That brings the film’s domestic total to $287.6 million. The weekend earnings delivered the largest three and five-day grosses over Thanksgiving. After ten days the film trails just Incredibles 2 when it comes to animated films and their earnings.

Internationally, the film added $163.8 million over three days bringing the international total to $451 million. Globally, the film has earned $738.6 million after 12 days. It has yet to open in South Africa, Uruguay, and Paraguay which happens next weekend and then Brazil remains which happens on January 2. There’s little doubt the film will be the next film to cross $1 billion for this year’s releases.

In second place was Knives Out which was ahead of expectations. The film earned $41.7 million over the five days and $27 million over the weekend. The film received a good word of mouth and got an “A-” from CinemaScore. Online ratings remain high. The opening weekend audience was 51% male and 68% of the crowd was aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film added $28.3 million for a worldwide opening of $70 million. It opens in 14 more markets this coming weekend.

In third place was Ford v Ferrari which dropped just 17%. The film’s earnings was an estimated $13.2 million for three days and $19 million for five days. Domestically the film has earned $81 million. Internationally, the film added $10.2 million to its total to bring that number to $62.3 million and a worldwide total o $143 million. It opens in South Korea, Thailand, Panama, and Chile next weekend and then in Japan on January 10.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood came in fourth dropping just 11% in its second weekend. It earned an estimated $11.8 million for three days and $17.3 million for five days. Domestically, the film has earned $34.3 million.

Rounding out the top five was Queen & Slim which earned an estimated $11.7 million over three days and $15.8 million over five days. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore and was 51% female with 61% of the audience being aged 25 or older.

When it comes to comic-based films…

Joker improved spots coming in at #9 from last week’s #10 after nine weeks. The film added an estimated $2 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $330.6 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic film adaptations.

Joker Nears Civil War While Far From Home Swings On

Joker

Joker dropped to #10 for the weekend adding an estimated $2.8 million to its domestic total after eight weeks. Over the week, the film added $14.8 million to its international total. The movie has made $326.9 million domestically and $708.8 million at the international box office. That brings its current worldwide total to $1.036 billion.

The movie is currently ranked #12 in worldwide total for a comic adaptation. It’s $9.1 million away from Captain America: Civil War and will likely pass that film this coming week. After that, it needs $45.3 million to pass The Dark Knight Rises and crack the top ten.

When it comes to movies released this year, the film passed Captain Marvel when it comes to international earnings. It also passed Spider-Man: Far From Home when it comes to gross after budget is taken out.

When it comes to DC films, it’s a most interesting one. It’s improved from last week passing Suicide Squad for a domestic total. And after the next couple of weeks, the film will likely wind up in second or third place as far as that statistic:

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Wonder WomanWB$412,563,408
AquamanWB$335,061,807
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$330,360,194
Joker WB$326,931,813
Suicide SquadWB$325,100,054
Man of SteelWB$291,045,518
Justice LeagueWB$229,024,295
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$29,790,236

Joker has been doing quite well in international earnings where Warner Bros. has had issues in the past. Aquaman indicates a shift for the company and lessons seem to be continued with Joker.

FilmStudioInternational Gross
AquamanWB$813,100,000
JokerWB$708,800,000
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$542,900,000
Justice LeagueWB$428,900,000
Suicide SquadWB$420,500,000
Wonder WomanWB$409,283,604
Man of SteelWB$377,000,000
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$22,300,000

The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the movie has an 18.83x return so far. That’s the highest factor for any movie based on a comic beating The Mask which was the previous leader with a 15.29x factor.

The film hasn’t earned the most compared to the budget, that record is held by Avengers: Endgame. Despite a $356 million budget, that movie earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $980.7 million. There’s a chance the film will cross the $1 billion “profit” by its run is done.

Spider-Man: Far From Home saw some dollars come in at the international box office. The film added about $83,000 to that total. That’s an improvement from last week’s $14,000 gain.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.359 billion
Total International Gross: $4.931 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.290 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.002 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $235.9 million
Average International Gross: $493.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $729.0 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $600.2 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,373,000
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$390,532,085
Joker WB $326,931,813
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$12,180,032
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,939,427,564
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,396,434
JokerWB$708,800,000
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$3,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony $1,131,928,519
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Joker WB$1,035,731,813
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,571,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$15,880,032
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,441,800,564
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
JokerWB$980,731,813
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,9285,519
Shazam!WB$264,571,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$21,119,968
FilmStudioGross/Budget
JokerWB18.83
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.86
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.65
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.43

Frozen II Sets November and Animated Records in Its Debut Weekend

Frozen II

Frozen II not surprisingly debuted in first place for the weekend box office setting numerous records in doing so. The film earned an estimated $127 million. That’s the largest animated opening outside of summer releases. It’s also a record animated opening for November. It’s the fifth-largest November opening of all time.

The movie’s audience was 59% female and families making up 70% of the crowd.

Internationally, the film opened with an estimated $223.2 million. Worldwide, that means the film opened with $350.2 million, not a bad start. The film opens in Italy, Russia, Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Trinidad, Chile, and Venezuela next weekend.

In second place was Ford v Ferrari which earned an estimated $16 million in its second weekend bringing its domestic total to $58 million after two weeks.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood debuted with an estimated $13.5 million for second place meeting expectations. The film’s audience was 52% female with 75% of the crowd aged 25 or older.

In fourth place was 21 Bridges which brought in an estimated $9.2 million in its first week. That’s a bit below expectations from the studio. The film’s opening day audience was 56% make and 75% of the crowd was aged 25 or older. The film also earned an estimated $2.7 million from 20 international markets.

Rounding out the top five was Midway which brought in an estimated $4.7 million to bring its domestic total to $43.1 million after three weeks.

In comic related films, Joker dropped to #10 for the weekend adding an estimated $2.8 million to its domestic total after eight weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

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Joker is the first R-rated Film to Cross $1 billion

Joker

Joker came in eighth at the weekend box office adding $5.6 million to its domestic total. That stands at $322.6 million. Internationally, the film added $13 million to its total to bring that to $694 million. That’s a grand total of $1.017 billion making it the first R-rated film to cross the billion-dollar mark. It’s also:

  • The fourth DC Comics adaptation to cross the billion-dollar line
  • Seventh film to earn $1 billion in 2019
  • The third film to cross $1 billion with a China release

When it comes to DC films, it’s a most interesting one. It’s right in the middle when it comes to domestic earnings. And after the next couple of weeks, the film will likely wind up in second or third place as far as that statistic:

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Wonder WomanWB$412,563,408
AquamanWB$335,061,807
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$330,360,194
Suicide SquadWB$325,100,054
JokerWB$322,599,593
Man of SteelWB$291,045,518
Justice LeagueWB$229,024,295
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$29,790,236

Joker has been doing quite well in international earnings where Warner Bros. has had issues in the past. Aquaman indicates a shift for the company and lessons seem to be continued with Joker.

FilmStudioInternational Gross
AquamanWB$813,100,000
JokerWB$694,000,000
Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$542,900,000
Justice LeagueWB$428,900,000
Suicide SquadWB$420,500,000
Wonder WomanWB$409,283,604
Man of SteelWB$377,000,000
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesWB$22,300,000

The film is now one of the most profitable comic film adaptations of all time. With a reported budget of $55 million, the movie has an 18.48x return so far. That’s the highest factor for any movie based on a comic beating The Mask which was the previous leader with a 15.29x factor.

The film hasn’t earned the most compared to the budget, that record is held by Avengers: Endgame. Despite a $356 million budget, that movie earned a “profit” of $2.442 billion. Joker has cracked the top ten though having so far earned a “profit” of $961.6 million. There’s a chance the film will cross the $1 billion “profit” by its run is done.

Spider-Man: Far From Home saw some dollars come in at the international box office. The film added about $14,000 to that total.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.355 billion
Total International Gross: $4.916 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.271 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.289 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.983 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $235.5 million
Average International Gross: $491.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $727.1 million
Average Budget: $128.9 million
Average Profit: $598.3 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,373,000
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$390,532,085
Joker WB $322,599,593
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$12,180,032
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,939,427,564
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$741,313,717
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Joker WB $694,000,000
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,200,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$3,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony $1,131,845,802
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Joker WB$1,016,599,593
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,571,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$15,880,032
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,441,800,564
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$971,845,802
JokerWB$961,599,593
Shazam!WB$264,571,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$21,119,968
FilmStudioGross/Budget
JokerWB18.48
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.86
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.07
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.65
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.43

Ford v Ferrari Finishes in First While Joker Crosses $1 Billion

Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari won the weekend coming in first place at the domestic box office. It earned an estimated $31 million beating forecast. The film received an “A+” CinemaScore. That indicates a positive word of mouth was likely behind the solid box office performance. The opening day crowd was 62% male and 79% were aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film earned $21.4 million from 41 markets for a $52.4 million debut. The film opens on December 5 in South Korea and in Japan on January 10.

Midway dopped to second place dropping 51% earning an estimated $8.8 million to bring its domestic total to $35 million after ten days. It’s possible the film’s position may drop when the actual numbers come in.

Charlie’s Angels finished third earning an estimated $8.6 million in its debut. The film was expected to open between $12-13 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore from the opening weekend audience. The audience was 61% female and 55% of the audience was 25 or older.

Internationally, the film opened in 26 markets with an estimated $19.3 million. That gives it a $27.9 million global debut. With a budget of $48 million, that total isn’t horrible and long term it should make a tiny profit but this looks like a possible franchise reboot that stumbled out of the gate. It opens in the UK on November 29, Spain on December 5, France on December 25, Mexico on January 1, Germany on January 2, Italy on January 9, Japan on January 21, and South Korea on February 26.

Playing with Fire dropped 33% to come in fourth bringing in an estimated $8.55 million bringing its domestic total to $25.4 million. Internationally, the film earned $1.3 million for a total of $4.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was Last Christmas which earned an estimated $6.7 million to bring its domestic total to $22.6 million after ten days. Internationally, the film earned $13 million to bring its worldwide total to $35.5 million.

In comic film news…

Joker came in eighth at the weekend box office adding $5.6 million to its domestic total. That stands at $322.6 million. Internationally, the film added $13 million to its total to bring that to $694 million. That’s a grand total of $1.017 billion making it the first R-rated film to cross the billion-dollar mark. It’s also:

  • The fourth DC Comics adaptation to cross the billion-dollar line
  • Seventh film to earn $1 billion in 2019
  • The third film to cross $1 billion with a China release

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s films.

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