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Dark Phoenix Has the Second Biggest Drop Ever

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.562 billion internationally, $7.259 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Dark Phoenix dropped hard to fourth place at the weekend box office tumbling 72.6% and earning an estimated $9 million. That’s the second largest weekend drop for a film playing in over 3,500 theaters in the second weekend. The film has now earned $51.8 million domestically. The film added $24.2 million internationally bringing that total to $152.5 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $204.3 million. With a $200 million budget, the film has just barely passed it in grosses after two weeks.

There is a chance that audiences are ignoring the film partially due to the mixed reviews but also with the impending reboot now that Disney has bought Fox and absorbed the X-Men franchise. No matter how you look at it, the Fox X-franchise is going out on a low note.

Avengers: Endgame came in at #11 earning an estimated $3.5 million domestically to bring that number to $830.5 million.

Captain Marvel fell off the weekend box office results but still is bringing int he dollars. The film earned about $100,000 domestically over the past week and about $17,000 internationally over the same time frame. The film has now earned $426.5 million domestically and $701.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $1.128 billion.

Shazam! didn’t chart for the weekend box office but earned about $270,000 over the week domestically. The film has earned $139.6 million domestically, $223.4 million internationally, and $363.0 million worldwide. It’s about $7.5 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger and most likely won’t pass it.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but it’s still earning dollars. The international earnings increased to about $8,000. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million and international total of $185.3 million, the worldwide total is $375.5 million. It’s the last release of 2018 that’s still earning money. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.259 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.9 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.

Dark Phoenix Flames Out in Its Debut

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.562 billion internationally, $7.259 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Dark Phoenix debuted this past weekend and it sowed death and destruction in its $33 million opening. It’s the first X-film to not even open with $50 million. The studio had a projection of $40-$50 million and the film couldn’t even do that. X-Men: Apocalypse opened three years ago to $65.7 million.

The film received a “B-” CinemaScore. Apocalypse received an “A-” score and that went on to earn $155.4 million domestically and $543.9 million worldwide. Dark Phoenix may struggle to reach $100 million domestically.

Things were a bit better internationally. The film opened in all markets except Japan and earned an estimated $107 million. It opens in Japan on June 21.

The film reportedly cost $200 million to make and has very mixed reviews with a 23% from citics and 64% from the audience on RottenTomatoes, 6/10 on IMDB, 43% on Metacritic, and 74% of Google users liking it.

There is a chance that audiences are ignoring the film partially due to the mixed reviews but also with the impending reboot now that Disney has bought Fox and absorbed the X-Men franchise. Not matter how you look at it, the Fox X-franchise is going out on a low note.

Avengers: Endgame dropped two spots this past weekend to #8 earning an estimated $4.8 million. Domestically, the film stands at $824.4 million. With its $1.906 billion internationally, the film has earned $2.731 billion worldwide. It’s now just $58 million from passing Avatar from being the all-time worldwide top grossing film.

Captain Marvel dropped one spot from the precious week coming in at #21. The film added $156,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $426.4 million after 14 weeks. The film is at $1.128 billion worldwide so far.

Shazam! didn’t chart for the weekend box office but earned about $700,000 over the week domestically. The film has earned $139.4 million domestically, $223.4 million internationally, and $362.8 million worldwide. It’s about $7.8 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger and most likely won’t pass it.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but it’s still earning dollars. The international earnings increased to about $60,000. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million and international total of $185.3 million, the worldwide total is $375.5 million. It’s the last release on 2018 whose total is adjusting. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.259 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.9 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.

Avengers: Endgame Marches Towards Avatar

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.562 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Avengers: Endgame finally dropped out of the top five this past weekend coming in at #6. The film added $6.7 million to its total to bring it to $815.5 million domestically. Internationally, the film added $18 million over the week to bring that total to $1.898 billion. The film has now earned $2.713 billion. That puts it just $75 million shy of the all time record holder Avatar which earned $2.788 billion. While it was expected Endgame would topple that giant, it’ll be close as the summer blockbusters roll in to challenge it for dollars.

Captain Marvel slipped just one spot to #18. It added an estimated $170,000 to its domestic total and bringing it to $426.2 million. Internationally, the film added about $140,000 to its total over the week. That total now stands at $701.3 million for a worldwide gross of $1.128 billion. The film is now $19 million behind Aquaman.

Shazam! didn’t chart for the weekend box office but earned about $102,000 over the week domestically. The film has earned $138.7 million domestically, $223.4 million internationally, and $362.1 million worldwide. It’s about $8.5 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger and most likely won’t pass it.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Alita: Battle Angel has shown some life earning some dollars at the international box office. The film earned $72,000 over the week to bring that total to $319.1 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $404.9 million. It’s $3 million short of X2: X-Men United.

After a few weeks of no earnings, Dragon Ball Super: Broly received a boost at the international box office. The film added $3.3 million to that total and bringing it to $83.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $114.1 million. It has now passed 1995’s Judge Dredd and is now #108 in worldwide earnings for a comic adaptation.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week and looks like its earnings have been adjusted a bit. The international earnings dropped about $30,000. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million and international total of $185.2 million, the worldwide total is $375.4 million. It’s the last release on 2018 whose total is adjusting. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.

Avengers: Endgame Crosses $800 million and Into the Spider-Verse Keeps on Swinging

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.562 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


In third place at the box office this past weekend was Avengers: Endgame. It added an estimated $16.8 million domestically over the three days and will be around $22 million for the four day holiday. The film crossed $800 million domestically, only the second to do so. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the first. Internationally, the film added $15.3 million from 54 markets. It’s now about $111 million behind Avatar to become the highest grossing film worldwide of all time. The film has earned $803.6 million domestically and $1.879 billion internationally for a worldwide total of $2.683 billion.

Captain Marvel came in at #18 adding an estimated $359,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $425.8 million. Internationally the film has earned $701.2 million (a gain of about $1 million over the week) for a worldwide total of $1.127 billion. It’s now about $20.7 million behind Aquaman and remains in 9th place for worldwide grosses for a comic adaptation.

Shazam! come in at #20 this past weekend with an estimated $268,000 adding to its domestic total. That now stands at $138.5 million. Internationally, the film earned about $700,000 over the week to bring that total to $223.4 million and a worldwide total of $362 million.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Hellboy didn’t make any gains over the week, so this one is officially dead in the water.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $10,000 internationally to bring that to $185.2 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.5 million. It’s the last release on 2018 to still be earning money. Once it’s done, we’ll be doing our dive into the year as a whole.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.

Avengers: Endgame Passes Avatar Domestically and Captain Marvel Crosses $700 million Internationally

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.562 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


It had to happen eventually and this weekend was it. Avengers: Endgame was knocked from the top of the box office to come in second place. It earned an estimated $29.4 million after four weeks of release. Domestically, the film has earned $770.8 million and has passed Avatar to be the second highest grossing film domestically. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the top honor having earned $936.7 million in 2015. It’s unlikely Avengers: Endgame will pass it before its run is over. Worldwide, Endgame now stands at $2.615 billion putting it about $174 million behind Avatar to become the highest grossing film worldwide. There’s a chance it’ll pass that film to take the top honor but will have to rely on the foreign box office to do so.

This past weekend Captain Marvel dropped to #14 from #11 earning $727,000 after 11 weeks at the box office. The film stands at $425.1 million domestically. Internationally, the film earned about $700,000 over the week to bring that total to $700.8 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.126 billion. It’s about $22 million behind Aquaman, which looks to have ended its run.

Shazam! was right behind Captain Marvel coming in at #15. The previous week the film was #12. It earned $681,000 to bring its domestic total to $137.9 million after seven weeks. It also earned $1.2 million internationally over the week to bring that total to $222.7 million and $360.6 million worldwide.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that. Still, it’s hard to call the film a failure with its return on its budget.

Hellboy continued to not rank on the weekend box office but over the week earned about $72,000 domestically to bring that total to $21.9 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $36,000 internationally to bring that to $185.2 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.4 million. It’s the last release on 2018 to still be earning money.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.562 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.

Avengers: Endgame Passes the $700 million Mark, 2018’s Releases Continue to Bring in the Dollars

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.561 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Avengers: Endgame has won the weekend box office for a third time in a row with an estimated $63.1 million. That brings the domestic total for the film to $723.5 million making it only the third film ever to cross $700 million. It now stands as the third highest grossing domestic release of all-time passing fellow Marvel Cinematic FilmBlack Panther.

Internationally, the film added #102.3 million to bring that total to $1.762 billion. It’s the second highest grossing film internationally behind Avatar‘s $2.027 billion.

Worldwide, the film stands at $2.485 billion putting it a little over $300 million away from overtaking Avatar as the top grossing film ever. That film earned $2.788 billion. There’s a good chance the film will eventually be number one and most likely will take a month’s time, though it may be tight as the summer box office really kicks off and competition rolls out.

Captain Marvel dropped from #5 last week to come in at #10 adding $1.8 million to its domestic total after 10 weeks. The film has earned $423.8 million so far. The film is about $24 million behind Aquaman but most likely won’t pass it.

Shazam! dropped from #8 last week to #12 this past weekend adding $1.1 million to its domestic total to bring that to $137.1 million after six weeks. The film ranks #60 in all-time worldwide earnings for a comic based film. It’s about $12 million behind Captain America: The First Avenger which ranks #59.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that.

Alita: Battle Angel didn’t rank in the weekend box office but earned an estimated $20,000 over the week to bring its domestic total to $85.7 million. The film also earned about $21,000 over the past week internationally to increase that total to $319.1 million and $404.8 million worldwide.

Hellboy continued to not rank on the weekend box office but over the week earned about $104,000 domestically to bring that total to $21.8 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $80,000 internationally to bring that to $185.2 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.4 million.

Aquaman brought in some money over the past week adding about $100,000 to its international total to bring that to $812.7 million. The film has earned $1.148 billion worldwide.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.561 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.9 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.

Avengers: Endgame Dominates Again While Shazam! Passes First Class

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.561 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.047 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.

While 2018’s films are winding down as far as earnings, they’re still not done!


Its taken just eleven days for Avengers: Endgame to become the second highest grossing worldwide release of all-time. The film has earned $2.189 billion total on its march to topple Avatar‘s $2.788 billion from the top spot. Avatar took 47 days to reach $2 billion.

The filmed earned an estimated $145.8 million over the weekend which is just shy of $149.2 million record setting second weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is possible this will change once final numbers are released.

The film has earned $619.7 million domestically making it the top grossing film of the year and it currently ranks #9 for all time lifetime domestic gross.

Internationally, the film added $282 million to bring that total to $1.569 billion, 71.7% of its earnings.

Rounding out the weekend top five was Captain Marvel which earned an estimated $4.2 million pushing its domestic total $420.8 million and it also earned an estimated $1.2 million internationally to drive that number to $699.3 million and $1.120 billion total. The film is about $26.6 million behind Aquaman.

Shazam! came in at #8 this past weekend, dropping from last week’s #5, earning an estimated $2.5 million to bring its domestic total to $135.2 million. It passed X-Men: First Class and a few other films and now ranks #60 for worldwide earnings.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that.

Alita: Battle Angel improved from last week’s #35 to come in at #34 earning an estimated $21,000 to bring its domestic total to $85.7 million. The film also earned about $300,000 over the past week internationally to increase that total to $319 million and $404.7 million worldwide.

Hellboy dropped off the weekend box office listing but earned about $200,000 domestically to bring that total to $21.7 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $85,000 internationally to bring that to $185.1 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.3 million.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.561 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.047 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.8 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.

Avengers: Endgame Rules the Box Office as 3 Comic Films Take the Top 5

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.561 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.046 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 was a given that Avengers: Endgame would win the weekend box office domestically and worldwide but the film has delivered numbers few predicted. Domestically, the film earned an estimated $350 million over its first three days. In five days, the film has earned $1.209 billion at the global box office. And, those numbers are likely to improve when the final ones are revealed.

The film’s $350 million debut is almost $93 million more than the previous record of $257.69 million set by Avengers: Infinity War last year. It’s also 90% of the market share with the film accounting for 4 out of 5 tickets sold this weekend domestically.

The critics and audience loved the film with it receiving an “A+” CinemaScore. That’s the third Marvel film to receive that score, along The Avengers and Black Panther. The audience was 57% male and 61% was 25 years of age or older.

Here’s the records broken by the film.

Largest Thursday Previews: $60 million
Previous Record: $57 million (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Widest Opening: 4,662 theaters
Previous Record: 4,529 theaters (Despicable Me 3)
Largest Friday, Opening Day and Single Day: $156.7 million
Previous Record: $119.1 million (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Largest Saturday: $109 million
Previous Record: $82.1 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
Largest Sunday: $84.3 million
Previous Record: $69.2 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
Domestic Opening Weekend: $350 million
Previous Record: $257.69 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
1 Movie Market Share: 90%
Previous Record: 84.5% (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Highest Per Theater Average (Wide Opening): $75,075 / 4,662 theaters
Previous Record: $59,982 / 4,134 theaters ()
Largest April Opening, Spring Opening, PG-13 Opening and 3-Day Gross: $350 million
Previous Record: $257.69 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
Biggest Weekend Overall (Top 12 Gross): $389 million
Previous Record: $305.55 million (Dec. 18–20, 2015)
Fastest to $100 Million: 1 Day
Previous Record: 1 Day (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Fastest to $150 Million: 1 Day
Previous Record: 2 Days (Avengers: Infinity War)
Fastest to $200 Million: 2 Days
Previous Record: 3 Days (Avengers: Infinity War)
Fastest to $250 Million: 3 Days
Previous Record: 3 Days (Avengers: Infinity War)
Fastest to $300 Million: 3 Days
Previous Record: 5 Days (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Fastest to $350 Million: 3 Days
Previous Record: 6 Days (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
International Opening Weekend: $859 million
Previous Record: $443.15 million (The Fate of the Furious)
Worldwide Opening Weekend: $1.2 billion
Previous Record: $640.5 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
Global 3D Opening Record: ~$540 million
Previous Record: ~$366 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
Global IMAX Opening Record: $91.5 million
Previous Record: $47.6 million (Star War: The Force Awakens)

Internationally the film crushed records too. It earned more than $400 million more than the previous record holder what was The Fate and the Furious. It’s also the fastest film to ever top $1 billion globally in just five days. It’s the 18th largest worldwide release ever and sixth largest worldwide release for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the 22nd film in that franchise, Marvel has grossed over $19.8 billion worldwide of which nine of those films have earned more than $1 billion at the box office.

The film earned the largest opening in 45 markets and that includes the #1 opening day in China with $107. million and the largest five day in that market with $330.5 million.

The film is released in Russia today as the final international market.

The film is already the fifth highest grossing comic film of all time worldwide.

But, that’s not all for Marvel’s success…

Captain Marvel received the expected boost coming in at #2 with an estimated $8 million three day weekend. The film has earned $413.6 million domestically. It also added $2 million internationally to bring its international total to $696.6 million and $1.110 billion worldwide.

The movie is about $37 million behind Aquaman to move up a spot on the comic movie chart.

The weekend top five was capped off with another comic film Shazam! with an estimated $5.5 million and a domestic total of $131.1 million after four weeks. Internationally the film added $5.4 million from 80 markets to bring that total to $215.2 million and $346.3 million worldwide.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that.

Hellboy dropped to #14 with an estimated $355,000 to bring its domestic total to $21.5 million off of a $50 million budget.

Alita: Battle Angel didn’t chart but gained about $100,000 domestically and $400,00 internationally. The film has earned $85.6 million domestically, $318.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $404.3 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $150,000 internationally to bring that to $185 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.3 million.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.561 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.046 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.8 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.

Shazam! Drops to Second While Captain Marvel Gets a Boost

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.561 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.046 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.


Shazam! dropped to second place at the weekend box office after three weeks earning an estimated $17.3 million to bring its domestic total to $121.3 million. Internationally the film earned $22 million to bring its international earning to $201.5 million for a worldwide total of $322.8 million. With a budget of just $100 million, the film has an average gross to the budget for a DC Cinematic film and will likely remain in the middle of the pack for that. It remains the lowest grossing big-budget DCU film so far and is unlikely to change that.

In fourth place this past weekend was Captain Marvel which saw an increase despite losing locations. It moved up from sixth place last weekend. It’s no doubt seeing a boost due to Avengers: Endgame which opens this week. The film earned an estimated $9.1 million to bring its domestic earning to $400 million. The film also added $6.5 million overseas to bring that total to $689.5 million for a worldwide total of $1.090 billion. That moves the film past The Dark Knight Rises to be the eighth highest grossing comic film worldwide ever. It’s behind Aquaman which is seventh and would need to cross a $63 million gap to pass it.

Hellboy dropped 67.8% from third place last weekend to #10. It earned $3.9 million to bring its domestic total to $19.7 million. With a budget of $50 million, the film is an absolute failure and needs a miracle to turn things around.

Alita: Battle Angel didn’t chart but gained about $120,000 domestically and $172,00 internationally. The film has earned $85.5 million domestically, $318.3 million internationally for a worldwide total of $403.8 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $330,000 internationally to bring that to $184.9 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $375.1 million. The film passed Batman Begins to become the 54th highest grossing comic film worldwide.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.561 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.046 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.8 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.

Shazam! Repeats in First as 2018 Begins to Wind Down

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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.561 billion internationally, $7.258 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.046 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 was a repeat at the top of the box office this past weekend as Shazam! came in first place for the second weekend in a row. The film dropped 53% bringing in an estimated $25.1 million to bring its domestic total to $94.9 million. The film also earned $35.9 million internationally to bring that number to $163.9 million for a worldwide total of $258.8 million. The film ranks 74th so far in worldwide earnings.

In third place this past weekend was Hellboy which struggled in its debut with just $12 million. It was anticipated the film would earn $17-20 million. Negative reviews did not help. The audience was 56% male and 64% aged 25 or older. From the opening crowd the film earned a “C” CinemaScore. The film is DOA and the first comic film flop of the year.

Captain Marvel slipped one spot to come in at #6 with an estimated $8.6 million to bring its domestic total to $386.5 million. With a total of $1.065 billion, it’s just $20 million from passing The Dark Knight Rises to become the 8th highest earning comic adaptation worldwide.

Alita: Battle Angel didn’t chart but gained about $74,000 domestically and $2 million internationally. The film has earned $85.4 million domestically, $318.1 million internationally for a worldwide total of $403.5 million.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film jumped $7.1 million internationally. It has earned $30.7 million domestically, $80.1 million internationally for a worldwide total of $110.8 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $700,000 internationally to bring that to $374.8 million. With a domestic earning of $190.2 million the worldwide total is $374.8 million.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $500,000 internationally to bring its international total to $812.6 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.148 billion.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.697 billion
Total International Gross: $4.561 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.258 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.046 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.8 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.

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