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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.

Shazam! Debuts in First and Captain Marvel Pass The Dark Knight

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, $4.560 billion internationally, $7.257 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.045 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! won its debut weekend with a higher than expected earning of $53.5 million domestically. Leading up to the film’s release expectations pegged the film at $40 million. The use of early release events, which net the film $3 million, and early preview screenings created a positive word of mouth that helped boost the film.

The film is well received with an “A” CinemaScore and 92% from critics and 90% from the audience on RottenTomatoes. The audience was 57% male and 55% aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film earned $102 million from 79 markets. It opens in Japan on April 19. Worldwide the film has earned $158.8 million so far. With a budget of just $100 million, the film is in a nice place going forward.

The movie has two weeks to really bring in the word of mouth dollars as Avengers: Endgame then opens. It’s possible the film will receive a slight boost from that as people want to see “comic” films and Endgame will be sold out, but more likely just Captain Marvel will see a boost.

Rounding out the top five this past weekend was Captain Marvel which earned an estimated $12.7 million to bring its domestic total to $374.1 million after five weeks. It also added $14.1 million internationally to bring its worldwide total to $1.037 billion moving the film into the top 30 films of all-time. The movie also passed The Dark Knight when it comes to worldwide earnings for a comic film. The film now ranks as the ninth highest worldwide earnings for a comic adaptation.

Alita: Battle Angel dropped from #15 to #20 adding $170,000 to its domestic total and bringing it to $85.3 million after eight weeks. Its international gross was adjusted down to $316.4 million from $317.7 million last week. It has now earned $401.7 million.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film brought in a few thousand dollars internationally. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.9 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t chart this past week but earned $70,000 domestically to bring that to $190.2 million and $1.2 million internationally to bring that to $183.9 million for a worldwide total of $374.1 million.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $200,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $335.1 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.147 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: $4.560 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.257 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.045 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $456 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.7 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.7 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.

Captain Marvel Nears $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 $2.697 billion domestically, $4.558 billion internationally, $7.255 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.043 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.


Captain Marvel dropped to second place this past weekend with a 48.5% dip and an estimated $35 million. Domestically the film has earned $321.5 million. Internationally the film also earned $52.1 million from 54 markets to bring that total to $588.8 million and a worldwide total of $910.3 million. It’s likely to cross $1 billion in the next week or two. The film needs about $14 million to move up and pass The Dark Knight which is currently #9 for all-time worldwide earnings.

Alita: Battle Angel came in at #15 this past weekend earning an estimated $500,000 to bring its domestic total to $84.9 million. The film also earned about $1.5 million over the week to bring that total to $317.7 million. It has now earned $402.6 million worldwide.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. It brought in about $30,000 from international markets. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.9 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse slipped one spot this past weekend at the box office coming in at #21 earning an estimated $180,000 to bring its domestic total to $190.2 million. Internationally, the film earned about $1.6 million over the week to bring that to $182.7 million for a worldwide total of $372.8 million a gain of almost $2 million over the week. The film is about $230,000 behind X-Men: Origins: Wolverine which it’ll likely pass this week.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $330,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $334.9 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.147 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: $4.558 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.255 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.043 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.7 million
Average International Gross: $455.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.5 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.5 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.

Captain Marvel Cracks the Top 10 Comic Film Adaptations, Spider-Verse Passes The First Avenger

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 $2.696 billion domestically, $4.557 billion internationally, $7.253 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.041 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.


Captain Marvel dropped to second place this past weekend with a 48.5% dip and an estimated $35 million. Domestically the film has earned $321.5 million. Internationally the film also earned $52.1 million from 54 markets to bring that total to $588.8 million and a worldwide total of $910.3 million. It’s likely to cross $1 billion in the next week or two.

The film has passed Spider-Man 3 in worldwide earnings and moved in to the top ten worldwide earnings for a comic adaptation (not adjusting for inflation). The film needs about $94 million to move up and pass The Dark Knight which is currently #9 for all-time worldwide earnings.

Alita: Battle Angel came in at #10 and earned a little over $1 million to bring its domestic total to $83.7 million. The film also earned about $4 million internationally over the week as that total now stands at $316.1 million. The movie has earned $399.9 million worldwide.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. It brought in about $200 from international markets. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.8 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved to come in at #19 with an estimated $250,000 to bring its domestic total up to $189.9 million. The film also earned about $3 million over the week internationally and that total now stands at $181 million. Worldwide the film has earned $370.9 million which is enough to have it move past Captain America: The First Avenger in rankings and be #57.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $410,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $334.5 million. It brought in about $2.5 million internationally to bring that total to $812.1 million for a worldwide total of $1.147 billion.

Shazam! also held special screenings through Fandango where it earned an estimated $3.3 million. That beats How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World‘s $2.6 million from Fandango screenings and Aquaman‘s $2.9 million from Amazon Prime screenings.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.696 billion
Total International Gross: $4.557 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.253 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.041 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.6 million
Average International Gross: $455.7 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $725.3 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $671.2 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.

Captain Marvel Continues to Dominate as 2018’s Comic Adaptations 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 $2.695 billion domestically, $4.552 billion internationally, $7.247 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.035 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.


Captain Marvel was once again in first place at the weekend box office with an estimated $69.3 million a 54.8% drop, better than the 56% average drop for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That brings the film to $266.2 million domestically. It also makes the first film to cross the $200 million mark domestically this year.

Internationally, the film opened in its final market and brought in $119.7 million from 54 markets. The overseas total now stands at $494 million for a worldwide total of $760.2 million. It’s the first film to cross $700 million worldwide this year.

Alita: Battle Angel slipped to #9 over the past weekend bringing in $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $81.8 million. Internationally the film brought in about $8 million over the week to bring that total to $312.2 million and $394 million worldwide.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. It brought in about $1,000 from international markets. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.8 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped to #21 with an estimated earning of $305,000 to bring its domestic total to $189.5 million. It also brought in about $700,000 from the foreign box office to bring that total to $178.7 million and $368.2 million worldwide.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $300,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $334.1 million. It brought in about $500,000 internationally with $809.6 million for a worldwide total of $1.144 billion.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.695 billion
Total International Gross: $4.552 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.247 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.035 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.5 million
Average International Gross: $455.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $724.7 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $670.6 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.

Captain Marvel Dominates the Weekend Delivering the First Hit of the Year

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 $2.694 billion domestically, $4.551 billion internationally, $7.245 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.033 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 box office has had some issues in 2019 and Captain Marvel gave it a much needed power up. The 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe delivered the seventh largest opening weekend of all time and earned more in three days than the combined totals of any previous three-day weekend so far this year.

With an estimated $153 million earned domestically Captain Marvel is already the top grossing domestic film of the year after one weekend. Based on that opening and past MCU films, the movie should have a domestic earning somewhere above $400 million. It also means that the domestic earnings alone covered the reported budget of $152 million.

The film played to an audience that was 55% male and 45% female and 64% of the film’s crowd was aged 25 or older. That’s one of the smallest gender divides of a Marvel film and one of the older audiences. Wonder Woman opened with a crowd that was 52% female. The film also earned an “A” CinemaScore.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $302 million which is the fifth highest international opening weekend of all-time and the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. The film also boasts the biggest global launch for a female-fronted film and second-largest for superhero film. The top market internationally was China where the filmed earned $89.3 million and is the third highest MCU opening there. The film delivered an opening weekend where the film earned $455 million worldwide.

After one weekend the film ranks #44 for worldwide earnings for comic films passing Thor, The Wolverine, X2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, X-Men: First Class and so much more.

Alita: Battle Angel rounded out the top five this past weekend and saw a 55.7% drop from the previous weekend where it was third. The movie earned an estimated $3.2 million to bring its domestic total to $78.3 million. It also added $11.6 million from 74 overseas market to bring that total to $304.3 million and $382.7 million worldwide. That film was targeted to boost by incel/MRA types in protest of Captain Marvel. Their protest clearly didn’t work showing their buying power is directly inverse to how loud they are online and ability to review bomb films.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.8 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.6 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped from 11th last week to 15th this week earning an estimated $650,000 to bring its domestic total to $188.8 million. It earned about $3.5 million over the week to bring its international total to $178 million and $366.8 million worldwide.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $600,000 domestically to bring its domestic total to $333.8 million. It brought in about $4 million internationally with $809.1 million for a worldwide total of $1.143 billion.


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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.694 billion
Total International Gross: $4.551 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.245 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.033 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.4 million
Average International Gross: $455.1 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $724.5 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $670.4 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.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets a Big Post Oscar 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 $2.692 billion domestically, $4.545 billion internationally, $7.237 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.025 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.

Alita: Battle Angel dipped one spot to come in third place for the weekend. The film earned earned an estimated $7 million. Domestically the film has now earned $72.2 million after three weeks. It also earned $40.4 million internationally from 81 markets to bring that total to $278.2 million for a worldwide total of $350.4 million.

The film shot up a lot of spots breaking the top 60 and sits at #59 for comic film adaptations and worldwide grosses. It has passed X-Men, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Wanted in worldwide earnings (not adjusted for inflation).

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. The film overall earned about $200,000 over the week bringing the domestic total to $30.7 million, international total to $72.8 million and worldwide earnings of $103.5 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved from #16 last week to #11 this past weekend with a post Oscar win boost. The film increased 137.5% with an estimated $2.1 million to bring its domestic total to $187.4 million. The film also earned around $600,000 over the week internationally where it has earned $175.4 million for a worldwide total of $362.8 million.

Aquaman continues to bring in the dollars though it didn’t chart over the weekend. Over the week, the film earned about $260,000 over the week to bring its domestic total to $333.2 million. It remained static internationally with $805.9 million for a worldwide total of $1.139 billion.

Next weekend sees the opening of Captain Marvel which is expected to earn around $140 million over the three days.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.692 billion
Total International Gross: $4.545 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.237 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.025 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.2 million
Average International Gross: $454.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.7 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $669.5 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.

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