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Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Deadpool 2 Becomes the Top Grossing X Film

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.680 billion domestically, $4.528 billion internationally, $7.208 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.996 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly made waves debuting in the top five and dropped off of the weekend box office quickly. The film crossed the $100 million mark as domestic grosses increased by about $1.2 million an international earnings increased by about $1.6 million. Currently the film has earned $30.4 million domestically and $71.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $102 million.

Aquaman dropped from fourth to #8 at the past weekend’s box office with an estimated $3.3 million to bring its domestic total to $328.5 million. Worldwide it has earned $1.120 billion after opening in Japan this past weekend.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to play right behind Aquaman dropping from fifth to #9 at the weekend box office with an estimated $3 million. Its domestic total stands at $179.8 million. Worldwide the film has earned $352.6 million.

Deadpool 2 got a big boost over the week with $13 million at the international box office. With a total of $784.8 million worldwide, it has passed the original Deadpool to become the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusting for inflation).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.680 billion
Total International Gross: $4.528 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.208 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.996 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268 million
Average International Gross: $452.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $720.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $588.9 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 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Continues to Rock

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.671 billion domestically, $4.506 billion internationally, $7.176 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.965 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly made waves debuting in the top five and dropped off of the weekend box office quickly. The film earned about $150,000 domestically and $200,000 internationally to $29.1 million and $70 million for a worldwide total of $99.1 million.

Aquaman dropped one spot to come in fourth place. It earned an estimated $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $323.6 million. It also added $4.6 million internationally to bring that total to $783.4 million and $1.1 billion worldwide. The film opens in Japan February 8 so is looking at quite a few more dollars before its run is over. There’s a chance the film passes Captain America: Civil War before its run is over, it needs just $47 million.

Rounding out the top five was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with an estimated $4.4 million to bring its domestic total to $175.3 million. It also added $1.6 million internationally to bring that total to $172 million and $347.3 million worldwide.

Deadpool 2 has slowed domestically but earned a little over $4.4 million internationally. The film stands at $324.6 million domestically and $447.4 million internationally. The film is now the second highest grossing X film behind Deadpool. It’ll have to earn a lot more to be as successful as that film as it has a budget about double of it. The film has passed both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther when it comes to budget multiplier. It’s in second for the year with a current 7.02x.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.671 billion
Total International Gross: $4.506 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.176 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.965 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $265.1 million
Average International Gross: $450.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $717.6 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $585.7 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 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Passes Dark Knight Rises

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.657 billion domestically, $4.490 billion internationally, $7.148 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.936 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

The 2019 way of comic based films has launched and already making news. This past weekend at the box office Dragon Ball Super: Broly dropped 63.3% from last weekend and earned an estimated $3.6 million to bring its domestic total to $29 million. The film has also earned $69.8 million from foreign markets for a worldwide total of $98.8 million. This is after a debut weekend in the top five of the box office.

Aquaman came in third place and brought in $7.4 million to bring its domestic total to $316.6 million. The film has now earned $1.091 billion making it the top grossing film based on a DC character. It’s also the third largest WB movie of all time and 25th largest worldwide release ever. It’s the seventh highest grossing comic film and it’s unlikely it’ll move higher as the film has $63 million to go to do that.

Rounding out the top five was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which repeated in that spot. It earned an estimated $6.2 million to bring its domestic total to $169 million. It will likely become the highest grossing domestic release ever for Sony Animation some time this week. Internationally the film added $2.8 million to bring that total to $169.1 million to bring its worldwide total to $338.1 million.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $25,000 domestically and $1,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.5 million domestically and $642.3 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.8 million.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.56x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Deadpool 2 opened in China earning $21 million and giving the film new life. The film stands at $324.6 million domestically, about $5,000 more than last week and $443 million internationally an increase of $24 million. The film is now the second highest grossing X film behind Deadpool. It’ll have to earn a lot more to be as successful as that film as it has a budget about double of it. The film has passed both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther when it comes to budget multiplier. It’s in second for the year with a current 6.98x.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.657 billion
Total International Gross: $4.490 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.148 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.936 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $265.7 million
Average International Gross: $449.0 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $714.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $582.9 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 2018’s Comic Book Films. Spider-Verse Passes LEGO Batman

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.618 billion domestically, $4.420 billion internationally, $7.038 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.826 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

The 2019 way of comic based films has launched and already making news. In third place this past weekend was a surprise with Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The movie is based on the popular manga which has spun out numerous anime shows and films. The film was close with Aquaman and is expected to beat that film with an estimated earning between $9.3 million and $10.7 million for the weekend. The studio isn’t reporting domestic grosses so this one is definitely estimates. On the lower end, the film will be in fourth place with Aquaman in third. The film opened on Wednesday so is estimated to have earned around $21 million domestically since then. Internationally, the film is in its seventh week and earned an estimated $5.3 million from 18 markets for an international total of $65.8 million for a worldwide total of $87 million. An anime film debuting in the top five is big news and kicks off the year nicely.

Aquaman earned an estimated $10.3 million domestically this past weekend to bring that total to $304.3 million. It also added $14.3 million from 79 international markets to bring that total to $759.1 million internationally. Worldwide the film has earned $1.06 billion and will likely pass The Dark Knight Rises to become to the top grossing DC Comics adaptation worldwide.

Interestingly, the film is the third lowest (really the middle of the pack out of six films) DC Cinematic film so far beating just Justice League and Man of Steel. There’s a chance it will beat both Suicide Squad and Dawn of Justice domestically when its done in the theater. The film is first when it comes to international earnings by over $200 million. That’s the difference. It’s also rather average when it comes to the budget for those films.

Rounding out the top five this past weekend was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which had a small drop of 19.8% from the previous weekend and earned $7.25 million for the three day and around $9 million for the for day. The domestic total is $158.3 million. Internationally the film added $4.7 million to bring that total to $164.6 million for a worldwide total of $322.9 million. The film passed last year’s animated release LEGO Batman for worldwide earnings.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $50,000 domestically and $60,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.5 million domestically and $642.3 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.8 million.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.56x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Deadpool 2 will soon be opening in China which will give the film a nice boost. It’s still bringing in money as is adding about $12,000 to its domestic total and $230,000 to its international total. Those amounts are being added to the original film, Deadpool 2‘s, earnings. Deadpool 2 has earned $324.6 million domestically, $419.3 internationally, and $743.9 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War saw an adjustment for its international earnings bringing that total down by about $300,000.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.618 billion
Total International Gross: $4.420 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.038 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.826 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $261.8 million
Average International Gross: $442.0 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $703.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $571.9 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 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Crosses $1 Billion

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.607 billion domestically, $4.410 billion internationally, $7.018 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.806 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

In second place at this past weekend’s box office was Aquaman which dropped from first place after three weeks on top. The film added an estimated $17.26 million domestically and $27.9 million internationally. That pushed the film to $1.020 billion worldwide which has it as the second highest grossing DC Comics film worldwide. It’s the first film in the DC Cinematic universe to cross the billion dollar mark and the ninth comic film to do so. It currently is the eighth highest grossing comic film worldwide ever.

Interestingly, the film is the second lowest DC Cinematic film so far beating just Justice League. It needs about another $4 million to pass Man of Steel. The film is first when it comes to international earnings by almost $200 million. That’s the difference. It’s also rather average when it comes to the budget for those films.

The film’s box office success has China to thank where it has earned almost the same amount as it has domestically. Domestically, the film has brought in $287.9 million while in China it has earned $284.9 million.

The film needs to earn $64.6 million to be the top grossing DC film ever and it is likely to do just that before its run is over. It opens in Japan on February 8 so will likely succeed in doing that and more.

In fourth place this past weekend was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse fresh off of its Golden Globe win. The film earned an estimated $9 million in its fifth week. Domestically the film has earned $147.7 million. Internationally it added. $9.4 million to bring that total to $154.6 million and worldwide earnings to $302.4 million. With a budget of just $90 million, the film has done well and will likely have longer legs with award season showering it with accolades.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $70,000 domestically and $100,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.4 million domestically and $642.2 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.7 million. There’s a chance the film will become the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film before its run is done and make it into the top ten comic based films of all time.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.56x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Once Upon a Deadpool didn’t chart for the weekend but did bring in dollars over the week. It added $40,000 to its domestic total and $880,000 to its international total. Those amounts are being added to the original film, Deadpool 2‘s, earnings. Deadpool 2 has earned $324.6 million domestically, $419.1 internationally, and $743.6 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War has gained some more dollars. The film added about $1,200 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.607 billion
Total International Gross: $4.410 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.018 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.806 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $260.7 million
Average International Gross: $441 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $701.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $569.9 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.

Comic Movies Domestic Earnings
Comic Movies International Earnings
Comic Movies Worldwide Earnings
Comic Movies "profits"
Comic Movies multiplier

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Swims to the Top Ten.

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.565 billion domestically, $4.345 billion internationally, $6.910 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.698 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

Aquaman is the little film that could. After a domestic debut that some called a failure the film is now the top grossing DC Cinematic Universe film as it has now earned $940.7 million worldwide and will be the first of that film universe to cross $1 billion (though not the first DC related film).

This past weekend the film earned an estimated $30.7 million to come in first place for the third weekend. It has now earned $259.7 million domestically which is about what Wonder Woman did after the same time period. Wonder Woman went on to gross $407.2 million domestically to be the highest grossing domestic film of the DC Cinematic Universe.

Internationally is where the film has really taken off adding another $56.2 million this past weekend from 79 markets to bring its international total to $681 million. The film has passed Black Panther in international earnings to be the second highest grossing internationally comic film of the year and third for all films.

The film is the top of the new batch of DC films beating the previous king Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by nearly $70 million and that will only expand. As far as all films based on DC Comics, it currently ranks third behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It will need about $150 million to become the highest grossing DC film of all time worldwide and it will likely cross $1 billion. The film still hasn’t opened in Japan and will do so in February 8. That’s the last key market to see release.

The movie is now the ninth highest grossing comic film of all time worldwide and will need to pass those two Batman films to move higher on the list. While there’s a chance it’ll do that, it’d need over $230 million to get to #6 on the list.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse held on to fourth place this past weekend with an estimated $13 million to bring its domestic total to $133.9 million. It added $11.7 million overseas to bring that total to $141.5 million and $275.4 million worldwide. The recent Golden Globe win should boost the film’s box office over the next week or two and a likely Oscar win will do the film well. It shouldn’t be expected for this film to do numbers like other Spider-Man films and with a much smaller budget, the film has done quite fine.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $165,000 domestically and $180,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.4 million domestically and $642.1 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.5 million. There’s a chance the film will become the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film before its run is done and make it into the top ten comic based films of all time.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.56x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Once Upon a Deadpool didn’t chart for the weekend but did bring in dollars over the week. It added $70,000 to its domestic total and $50,000 to its international total. Those amounts are being added to the original film, Deadpool 2‘s, earnings. Deadpool 2 has earned $324.5 million domestically, $418.1 internationally, and $742.7 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War has gained some more dollars. The film added about $3,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.565 billion
Total International Gross: $4.345 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.910 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.698 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $256.5 million
Average International Gross: $434.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $691 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $559.1 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.

Comic Movie's Domestic Gross
Comic Movie's International Gross
Comic Movie's Worldwide Gross
Comic Movie's Profit
Comic Movie's Multiplier

Pharaoh Miles’ Favorite Movies of 2018

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry To Bother You – In one of the most original movies this year, we get a debut movie form Boots Riley, which examines race, codeswitching, pharmaceuticals in a funky science fiction gumbo sure to entertain and provoke thought

Black Panther – In one of the best superhero origin movies to come out ever, we get a movie that has changed how seriously superhero movies are to be taken.

Ant-Man and The Wasp – In one of the better summer movies to come out this year, this movie does something only a handful of superhero movies have done, be better than the first movie.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – In one of the best movies to come out this year, and let’s face it, the best Spider-Man movie yet, Sony has finally cracked the formula on this superhero movie business .

The Death Of Stalin – This movie based on the acclaimed graphic novel and directed by the creator of Veep captures all the absurdities of politics and power.

Annihilation – In this movie, an all-female team must find out what monstrous secrets lie in a jungle where evolution has taken a dangerous turn, one which will still scare the crap out of most.

The Predator – Although this movie had a ton of continuity problems, Shane Black’s dialogue is the saving grace including this stellar cast, which manages to keep the movie entertaining to the end.

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2/Once Upon A Deadpool – As this movie only was better than the original by a slim margin, it’s a good thing Ryan Reynolds decided to re-release for Christmas and pull Fred Savage into it, doing a family friendly version which only made the movie funnier and better than the first.

Avengers: Infinity War – A movie that got all our favorite MCU superheroes into one movie, only to temporarily destroy them.

Overlord – World War II plus Zombies…. Enough said.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Passes Deadpool 2. Venom Passes Ragnarok.

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It has topped 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.463 billion domestically, $4.191 billion internationally, $6.654 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.443 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

It’s not surprising, but Aquaman won the weekend for the second in a row with an estimated $51.6 million and a drop of just 23.5%, the smallest of the DC Cinematic Universe as well as any Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Most DC films drop in the high 60% range in the second week, with Wonder Woman being the exception with the low 40s. Marvel films tend to drop in the mid-50% range in the second weekend. This would indicate that little competition and positive word of mouth are driving the film and DC’s late year gamble is paying off. While the film would fit right in during the summer popcorn film season, this time of year it’s counter-programming to the usual Oscar/adult focused films.

The film has now earned $188.8 million domestically. International earnings is the real story of the film. This past weekend the film earned an estimated $85.4 million from 78 markets to bring its international total to $560 million and a worldwide total of $748.8 million.

The movie is currently third when it comes to worldwide earnings for the DC Cinematic Universe with about $73 million between it and second place Wonder Woman and $125 million between it and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It will likely pass both by the time its run is over. It still has to open in Italy on January 1 and Japan on February 8.

The film currently ranks as 21st when it comes to worldwide earnings for a film based on comics and passed this year’s Deadpool 2 on the list over the past week.

In fourth place this past weekend was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which saw a 11.2% improvement from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $18.3 million in its third week to bring its domestic total to $103.6 million. Internationally, the film added an estimated $27.4 million from 60 markets to bring that total to $109.6 million and a worldwide total of $213.2 million. The film still has Brazil to open which happens January 10 and Japan on March 28. Interestingly when it comes to earnings, the film has a domestic/international split that’s close to Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $170,000 domestically and $480,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.2 million domestically and $642 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.2 million. There’s a chance the film will become the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film before its run is done and make it into the top ten comic based films of all time. It passed Thor: Ragnarok to become #13 for all time.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.55x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Once Upon a Deadpool didn’t chart for the weekend but did bring in dollars over the week. It added $239,000 to its domestic total. That total is being added to the original film, Deadpool 2‘s, earnings. Deadpool 2 has earned $324.5 million domestically, $417.1 internationally, and $741.5 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War has gained some more dollars. The film added about $520,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.464 billion
Total International Gross: $4.191 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.654 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.443 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $246.4 million
Average International Gross: $419.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $665.4 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $533.5 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.

2018 Comic Movie Adaptations Domestic Gross
2018 Comic Movie Adaptations International Gross
2018 Comic Movie Adaptations Worldwide Gross
2018 Comic Movie Adaptations Proft
2018 Comic Movie Adaptations Multiplier

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman is #1 Worldwide

Comic film adaptations are big dollars and we track how they do each week to see trends and what’s working and what’s not.

2018 is shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.308 billion domestically, $3.996 billion internationally, $6.303 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.092 billion. That’s off of 10 films. 2017, with 16 films, saw domestic earnings of $2.365 billion, international earnings of $3.755 billion, worldwide earnings of $6.120 billion, and “profits” of $4.442 billion.

Aquaman won the weekend box office hitting the lower end of expectations and earning an estimated $67.4 million over the three-day weekend. When you add in the $4.7 million from the Amazon Prime showings from the previous weekend it stands at $72.1 million domestically. It’s expected to earned around $105 million over its five days which ends on Christmas.

The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences and played to an audience that was 55% male and 58% aged 25 or older. It also has an 86% rating on RottenTomatoes from the audience as of this writing.

The film was #1 worldwide adding $91.3 million from overseas and 70 markets. Its international total now stands at $410.7 million bringing its worldwide total to $482.8 million. The film is tracking higher than previous DC Universe films driven by the foreign box office. It still has to open in Australia, Italy, and Japan which opens February 8.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped to fourth with an estimated $16.7 million to bring its domestic total to $64.8 million. The second weekend dip was 53% which is a bit higher than expected but it also has a lot of competition. The film opened in China debuting at #1 with an estimated $26.1 million. Worldwide the film brought in $38 million internationally and its foreign earnings now stands at $64.8 million. The film opens in Mexico and Italy December 25, Brazil on January 10, and Japan on March 28.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $200,000 domestically and $1.5 million internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213 million domestically and $641.5 internationally for a worldwide total of $854.5 million. There’s a chance the film will become the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film before its run is done and make it into the top ten comic based films of all time. It passed Thor: Ragnarok to become #13 for all time.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.55x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Once Upon a Deadpool came in at #17 for the weekend dropping from the previous #11. It added $775,000 to its total which stands at $5.7 million. At the foreign box office the film has earned $993,967. Those totals are being added to the original film, Deadpool 2‘s, totals. Deadpool 2 has earned $324.2 million domestically, $417.1 internationally, and $741.3 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $500,000 to its international earnings.

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies also adjusted up. Its domestic total now stands at $29.8 million an increase of about $230,000 from the last week’s reporting.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.308 billion
Total International Gross: $3.996 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.303 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.092 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $230.8 million
Average International Gross: $399.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $630.3 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $498.4 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.

2018 Comic Adaptations Box Office Domestic Totals
2018 Comic Adaptations Box Office International Totals
2018 Comic Adaptations Box Office Worldwide Totals
2018 Comic Adaptations Box Office "Profit"
2018 Comic Adaptations Box Office Multiplier

Aquaman Wins the Weekend Box Office and #1 Worldwide

Aquaman

Aquaman won the weekend box office hitting the lower end of expectations and earning an estimated $67.4 million over the three-day weekend. When you add in the $4.7 million from the Amazon Prime showings from the previous weekend it stands at $72.1 million domestically. It’s expected to earned around $105 million over its five days which ends on Christmas.

The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences and played to an audience that was 55% male and 58% aged 25 or older. It also has an 86% rating on RottenTomatoes from the audience as of this writing.

The film was #1 worldwide adding $91.3 million from overseas and 70 markets. Its international total now stands at $410.7 million bringing its worldwide total to $482.8 million. The film is tracking higher than previous DC Universe films driven by the foreign box office. It still has to open in Australia, Italy, and Japan which opens February 8.

In second place was Mary Poppins Returns which earned an estimated $22.2 million and is looking to bring in about $31 million over the five days. This is about expectations and the film received an “A-” CinemaScore and an audience that was 59% female with 61% of the opening crowd aged 25 years and older.

Internationally the film earned an estimated $20.3 million from 17 markets. The film expands further next weekend into Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Norway with more in early January, Australia and Russia, and February debuts in Japan and South Korea.

In third place was Bumblebee which brought in $21 million over the three days. That again is expectations and the film should do well due to strong reviews. It’s expected to bring in about $32 million over the five days. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore.

Internationally the film opened in 38 markets with an estimated $31.1 million. Next week the film expands into 17 more markets including France, UK, Brazil, Korea, and Spain. In January it opens in China. It then opens March 22 in Japan.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped to fourth with an estimated $16.7 million to bring its domestic total to $64.8 million. The second weekend dip was 53% which is a bit higher than expected but it also has a lot of competition. The film opened in China debuting at #1 with an estimated $26.1 million. Worldwide the film brought in $38 million internationally and its foreign earnings now stands at $64.8 million. The film opens in Mexico and Italy December 25, Brazil on January 10, and Japan on March 28.

Rounding out the top five was The Mule which added $9.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $35.6 million.

In other comic films…

Once Upon a Deadpool came in at #17 for the weekend dropping from the previous #11. It added $775,000 to its total which stands at $5.7 million. At the foreign box office the film has earned $993,967. Those totals are being added to the original film’s totals.

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

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