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Where the Data Ranks 2017’s (and 2018’s) Comic Book Films. Black Panther Crosses $1 Billion and Death of Stalin Debuts

Black Panther was won the weekend for the fourth straight weekend a first for a movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film earned an estimated $41.1 million domestically and it now has earned $562 million domestically.

The film also debuted in China, its final major market. There it opened with an estimated $66.5 million. Internationally the film earned an estimated $100 to bring its foreign earnings to $516.6 million.

The film has earned $1.079 billion. It’s the second highest domestic total ever for a comic adaptation, behind Marvel’s The Avengers. It’s ranked #7 overall not adjusted for inflation. When it comes to worldwide total, the film is just $6 million behind The Dark Knight Rises and is currently #21 for all films released also not adjusted for inflation. There it’s #6 for comic adaptations. The way the film is going, it should move into the top four worldwide earners for a comic film. It is $80 million short of Captain America: Civil War.

The film has earned more than every comic adaptation released in 2017.

The film is still earning far more domestically than the average Marvel film with 52.11% earned versus 41.17% on average. Things should shift even more internationally now that China has opened as that market can bring in 20% of a film’s total earnings.

The Death of Stalin debuted in four theaters earning $181,308 an impressive $45,327 per theater. The film has a comic adaptation tied with it which was released before the film debuted. It debuted internationally last year, with controversy in Russia. It earned $7.6 million in foreign markets.

We’ll have a deeper analysis of 2018’s releases as more are released (and one more comes out this March) but lets do the time warp to 2017…


Justice League continues to fight at the box office and stands at $657.8 million worldwide, an increase of $66,000 since last week. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earned 65.2% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s now just $42,000 behind Big Hero 6‘s worldwide earnings and currently sits at #26 all time for comic adaptations.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $66,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $853.9 million. The film is about $9.5 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

My Friend Dahmer has held steady at $1,361,611, the same amount as last week so it’s possible this film’s theatrical earnings are done.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down and stands at $410.9 million. That’s an increase of $42,000 over the week.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.365 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.752 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.117 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.439 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. Black Panther is included, so Marvel’s totals will increase over time. On average DC films earn $317.6 million domestically while Marvel earns $327.4 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $488.3 million and DC lags behind with $435.7 million.

2017 has had five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.365 billion
Total International Gross: $3.752 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.117 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.439 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.8 million
Average International Gross: $268 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382.3 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $254.1 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s (and 2018’s) Comic Book Films. Black Panther Nears $900 million

In what shouldn’t be a surprise, Marvel‘s Black Panther won the weekend pulling off a three-peat and continuing to dominate the movie market worldwide. The film earned an estimated $65.7 million over the weekend pushing the film over the $500 million mark domestically. It has earned $501.1 million in 17 days, the third fastest a film has crossed the $500 million mark. That tied Jurassic World and one day behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The film also added $56.2 million internationally. Overseas it has earned $396.6 million and now is at $897.7 million worldwide. The film opened in Japan with $4.2 million including previews. The film opens in China this coming weekend.

The movie has earned more in these three weeks than every comic film released in 2017.

The film is the tenth highest grossing domestic release of all time and third highest comic adaptation domestically. It’s also now the seventh highest grossing comic adaptation ever. It’ll need to cross the billion dollar mark to move higher, which is very possible as the film has yet to open in China. There’s $107 million between it and the next highest grossing film, The Dark Knight.

The film is still earning far more domestically than the average Marvel film with 55.8% earned versus 41.37% on average. Things should shift once China opens as that market can bring in 20% of a film’s total earnings. If that’s the case here, this film will easily reach the top five comic adaptations of all time.

We’ll have a deeper analysis of 2018’s releases as more are released (and two come out this March) but lets do the time warp to 2017…


Justice League continues to fight at the box office and stands at $657.7 million worldwide, an increase of $100,000 since last week. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earned 65.2% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s now just $100,000 behind Big Hero 6‘s worldwide earnings and currently sits at #26 all time for comic adaptations.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $200,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $853.8 million. The film is about $9.5 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,361,611 about a $6,000 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down and stands at $410.8 million. That’s an increase of $100,000 over the week.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.365 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.752 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.117 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.439 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. Black Panther is included, so Marvel’s totals will increase over time. On average DC films earn $317.6 million domestically while Marvel earns $324 million. This is the first time Marvel has out averaged DC domestically. Internationally, Marvel rules with $481.6 million and DC lags behind with $435.7 million.

2017 has had five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.365 billion
Total International Gross: $3.752 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.117 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.439 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.8 million
Average International Gross: $268 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382.3 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $254.1 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s (and 2018’s) Comic Book Films. Black Panther Crosses $700 million

In what shouldn’t be a surprise, Marvel‘s Black Panther won the weekend becoming the fourth film ever to earn over $100 million in its second weekend and the second fastest film to top $400 million domestically.

The film earned an estimated $108 million domestically over the weekend. The film has now brought in a little over $400 million at the domestic box office. Internationally it added an estimated $83.8 million from 55 markets bringing that number to $304 million. That’s $704 million worldwide in two weeks. It has yet to open in Japan, that’s next weekend and it debuts in China March 9.

The film currently sites at 56.82% of its grosses coming from the domestic box office an almost complete flip for Marvel films which on average earn 58.57% from the international box office and 41.43% domestically. The film also has a 3.52 multiplier based on its reported $200 million budget. The average Marvel film has 4.26 and this one should have no problem passing that.

Last week the film debuted as #50 when it comes to worldwide grosses for a comic adaptation and after this past weekend’s earnings the film is now #22. When next weekend is done the film should be around the top 15 films after three weeks.

We’ll have a deeper analysis of 2018’s releases as more are released (and two come out this March) but lets do the time warp to 2017…


Justice League continues to fight at the box office and stands at $657.6 million worldwide, an increase of $200,000 since last week a jump from the previous week’s $1,000,000. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earning a little over 65.5% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s now just $200,000 behind Big Hero 6‘s worldwide earnings and currently sits at #26 all time for comic adaptations.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $200,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $853.6 million. The film is about $10.1 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,355,191 about a $2,000 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down and stands at $410.7 million. That’s an increase of $400,000 over the week.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.365 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.752 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.117 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.439 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. Black Panther is included, so Marvel’s totals will increase over time. On average DC films earn $317.6 million domestically while Marvel earns $318.4 million. This is the first time Marvel has out averaged DC domestically. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.5 million and DC lags behind with $435.7 million.

2017 has had five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.365 billion
Total International Gross: $3.752 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.117 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.439 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.8 million
Average International Gross: $268 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382.3 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $254.1 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s (and 2018’s) Comic Book Films. Black Panther Dominates

As shouldn’t be a surprise Black Panther dominated the box office shattering expectations for a record setting weekend. The film has earned an estimated $201.7 million for the three-day weekend (beating our conservative prediction of $175 million). That’s the fight largest three-day domestic opening in history. The film will earn around $235 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

That’s the largest February opening of all-time, the largest President’s Day weekend opening of all-time, and the second largest opening for the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind The Avengers‘ $207.4 million.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $169 million from 48 markets for a three day debut of $361 million, the fifteenth largest global opening of all-time. It doesn’t debut in China until March 9, Japan on March 1, and Russia, Vietnam, Trinidad, Peru, and Venezuela next weekend.

The film is #50 for lifetime earnings worldwide for a comic adaptation (bumping X-Men: First Class from the spot) and in its debut earned more than the entire run of last year’s The LEGO Batman Movie.

The film received an “A+” CinemaScore and played to a 55% male audience and 61% over the age of 25. Expect the film to have impressive legs and dominate the next month and with a reported $200 million budget, it should be doing fine and make a nice sum of money for Marvel.

We’ll have a deeper analysis of 2018’s releases as more are released (and two come out this March) but lets do the time warp to 2017…


Justice League continues to fight at the box office and stands at $657.4 million worldwide, an increase of $1,000,000 since last week a jump from the previous week’s $300,000. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earning a little over 65.5% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s now just $400,000 behind Big Hero 6‘s worldwide earnings and currently sits at #25 all time for comic adaptations.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $400,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $853.4 million. The film is about $10.3 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,353,812 about a $1,200 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down but has passed the $400 million mark. It stands at $410.3 million. That’s an increase of $700,000 over the week.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.364 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.752 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.116 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.438 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. Black Panther is included, so Marvel’s totals will increase over time. On average DC films earn $317.5 million domestically while Marvel earns $306.8 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $469 million and DC lags behind with $435.7 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.364 billion
Total International Gross: $3.752 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.114 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.438 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.8 million
Average International Gross: $268 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382.1 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $254 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. $6.11 Billion Worldwide and Counting

2017 has been a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Maybe the lesson of the year is to not count a film down? With what can only be described as a disappointing opening, Justice League continues to fight at the box office and stands at $656.4 million worldwide, and increase of $300,000 since last week. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earning a little over 65.5% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $400,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $853 million. The film is about $10.7 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,352,636 about a $7,000 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down but has passed the $400 million mark. It stands at $409.6 million. That’s an increase of $900,000 over the week. The film also passed X2: X-Men United to now sit at #43 for worldwide earnings for comic adaptations.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.364 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.750 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.114 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.436 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $317.4 million domestically while Marvel earns $313.5 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $486.6 million and DC lags behind with $435.5 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.364 billion
Total International Gross: $3.750 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.114 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.436 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.7 million
Average International Gross: $267.9 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382.1 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $253.9 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. $6.11 Billion Worldwide and Counting

2017 has been a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Maybe the lesson of the year is to not count a film down? With what can only be described as a disappointing opening, Justice League continues to fight at the box office and after some adjustments stands at $656 million worldwide, and increase of $450,000 since last week. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earning a little over 65.5% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s $1.8 million behind Big Hero 6 when it comes to worldwide earnings and there’s a chance it’ll pass the film before ending its run. The film is currently ranked #25 for worldwide earnings for a comic film adaptation.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $700,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $852.6 million. The film is about $11.1 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,345,104 about a $7,000 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down but has passed the $400 million mark. It stands at $408.7 million. That’s an increase of $1.4 million over the week. The film has earned more than the original at the international box office with $308.5 million compared to $286.1 million but trails domestically with $100.2 million to the original’s $128.2 million.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.363 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.749 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.112 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.434 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $317.4 million domestically while Marvel earns $313.5 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $486.6 million and DC lags behind with $435.5 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.363 billion
Total International Gross: $3.749 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.112 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.434 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.7 million
Average International Gross: $267.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $253.8 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.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Returns to the Top of the Box Office. Passes Thor

In its seventh week, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle topped the weekend box office knocking off Maze Runner: The Death Cure which was last week’s top film. Jumanji earned an estimated $11 million to bring its domestic total to $352.6 million. Worldwide the film has earned $855.7 million. It passed Thor: Ragnarok for worldwide grosses and now is sititng in eighth. The film will likely pass Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this week. The film still has yet to hit theaters in Japan. That doesn’t happen until April 6.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure dropped to second place with an estimated $10.2 million with a domestic total of $39.8 million and worldwide total of $182.6 million.

Winchester debuted in third place. The film earned an estimated $9.3 million. It earned a “B-” CinemaScore and had a 58% female audience with 64% overthe age of 25.

Holding steady in fourth place was The Greatest Showman which added $7.8 million to its domestic total. The film is at $137.5 million after seven weeks. The film has earned $290.5 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Hostiles which dropped down from third place last week. The film earned an estimated $5.5 million to bring its domestic total to $21.2 million.

When it comes to comic film adaptations…

Thor: Ragnarok earned $249,000 domestically. The film has earned $314 million and $852.6 million worldwide.

My Friend Dahmer keeps plugging along adding an estimated $2,200 to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $1,345,104.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive and look at 2017’s comic film adaptations.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. $6.1 Billion Worldwide and Counting

2017 has been a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Maybe the lesson of the year is to not count a film down? With what can only be described as a disappointing opening, Justice League continues to fight at the box office and after some adjustments stands at $655.5 million worldwide, and increase of $300,000 since last week. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earning a little over 65.5% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s $2.3 million behind Big Hero 6 when it comes to worldwide earnings and there’s a chance it’ll pass the film before ending its run. The film is currently ranked #25 for worldwide earnings for a comic film adaptation.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $400,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $851.9 million. The film is about $11.8 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,338,071 about a $11,000 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down but has passed the $400 million mark. It stands at $407.3 million. That’s an increase of $2.1 million over the week. The film has earned more than the original at the international box office with $307.1 million compared to $286.1 million but trails domestically with $100.2 million to the original’s $128.2 million.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.362 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.747 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.110 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.431 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $317.4 million domestically while Marvel earns $313.5 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $486.6 million and DC lags behind with $435.5 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.362 billion
Total International Gross: $3.747 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.110 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.431 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.7 million
Average International Gross: $267.7 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $381.9 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $253.6 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.

The Maze Runner Wins the Weekend Bumping Jumanji Into Second

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was the top film at the weekend box office bumping off last weekend’s champ. The film earned an estimated $23.5 million. That’s about $7 million less than the previous film and $9 million less than the first. This third film also has the largest budget of the three films, $62 million. It also earned $15 million overseas in four markets the previous week. This weekend it added almost 70 markets and brought in $62.7 million. Worldwide the film has earned $105.5 million.

The film earned a “B+” CinemaScore and was 51% female.

In second pace was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which added an estimated $16.4 million. It has now earned $338.1 million domestically and has passed Spider-Man: Homecoming for domestic earnings. The film also passed Wonder Woman for worldwide earnings and now stands at $822.1 million.

In third place was Hostiles which earned an estimated $10.2 million in its sixth week. The film has earned $12.1 million domestically. The film shot up from last week’s place of #23 after it expanded the number of theaters it was in.

The Greatest Showman switched spots with the Post and came in fourth. The film added an estimated $9.5 million to its domestic total which is $126.5 million. Worldwide the film has earned $259.5 million.

The Post came in fifth with $8.9 million to bring its domestic total to $58.5 million. Worldwide the film has earned $83 million.

When it comes to comic adaptations…

Thor: Ragnarok came in at #28 and earned $183,000. Its domestic total is $313.7 million and $851.9 million worldwide.

My Friend Dahmer is still bringing in the dollars after 13 weeks with $1,500. The domestic total for the film is now $1,338,071.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2017’s comic adaptations on the big screen.

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. $6.1 Billion Worldwide and Counting

2017 has been a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Maybe the lesson of the year is to not count a film down? With what can only be described as a disappointing opening, Justice League continues to fight at the box office and after some adjustments stands at $655.2 million worldwide. While the film is lagging other DC films, it’s also earning much more at the foreign box office than any other film beside Batman v Superman. The film is earning a little over 65.5% of its dollars from the foreign box office. The DCU on average has earned 58%. The higher percentage is partially due to lower domestic earnings, but the film is definitely not to be counted out at the worldwide box office. It’s $2.7 million behind Big Hero 6 when it comes to worldwide earnings and there’s a chance it’ll pass the film before ending its run. That’d place it at #24 for worldwide earnings for a comic adaptation.

Thor: Ragnarok added an estimated $700,000 worldwide to its total. Worldwide the film has earned $851.5 million. The film is about $12.2 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it’s possible it might pass it, though not likely.

My Friend Dahmer continues to gain and now sits at $1,327,841 about a $13,000 increase from the previous week. That’s an improvement in earnings from last week’s $9,000 gain.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down but has passed the $400 million mark. It stands at $405.2 million. The film has earned more than the original at the international box office with $304.9 million compared to $286.1 million but trails domestically with $100.2 million to the original’s $128.2 million.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. With over a month to go the films have earned $2.362 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.745 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.107 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.428 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least another month, if not more.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $317.3 million domestically while Marvel earns $313.5 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $486.6 million and DC lags behind with $435.5 million.

Already, the year is an interesting one with five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. My Friend DahmerJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area. ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.362 billion
Total International Gross: $3.745 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.107 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.428 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.6 million
Average International Gross: $267.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $381.7 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $253.4 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.

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