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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.

Preview: Shazam! #6

Shazam! #6

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Billy Batson finds himself face to face with the one person who could tear apart his family: his father! But when Billy discovers the trouble he’s father is in and the reason he’s sought him out, he’ll have to not only use the power of Shazam to help him, but also fend off the lethal team of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind!

Shazam! #6

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.

Disney’s Aladdin Takes Off at the Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin was the top film of the weekend box office earning an estimated $86.1 million. The film is expected to do somewhere around $105 million for the four-day weekend though some predict it’ll be over $110 million. The film received an “A” CinemaScore from opening audiences. The crowd was 54% female and 54% age 25 or older.

The film also debuted internationally in every major market other than Japan (it opens there June 7). It earned an estimated $121 million to bring its weekend total to $207.1 million.

Aladdin bumped John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum to second place where it earned an estimated $24.4 million. It’s expected to be a bit over $30 million for the four-day weekend. It has earned over $100 million after ten days of release. It’s already the highest grossing film of the franchise so there shouldn’t be a surprise we’re getting a fourth film in two years exactly as we predicted. Internationally, the film earned an estimated $24.8 million to bring that total to $74.4 million for a worldwide total over $175 million.

In third place was Avengers: Endgame which 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.

In fourth place was Pokemon: Detective Pikachu which added $13.3 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $116.1 million. It’s expected to earn about $17.5 million over the four days. Internationally, the film added $24.3 million from 72 markets to its total to bring that to $236 million.

Brightburn debuted in fifth place with an estimated $7.5 million for the three days which is a bit under the $8 million expectation. It’ll earn around $9 million for the four day weekend. While the film received a “C+” CinemaScore and played to an audience 58% male and 64% age 25 and older, the film is already a success with a budget of just $6 million. Internationally, the film brought in $4.5 million from 50 markets. In one weekend it’ll have about double its budget.

In other comic film news…

Captain Marvel came in at #18 adding an estimated $359,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $425.8 million.

Shazam! still charted coming in at #20 with an estimated $268,000 adding to its domestic total. That now stands at $138.5 million.

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.

John Wick Comes Out Guns Blazing to Take Out the Avengers

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Something eventually had to unseat Avengers: Endgame from the top of the box office, and it was John Wick that did it. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was the top of the box office with a better than expected $57 million. The film was a crowd favorite receiving an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The film “debuted” with a $5.9 million Thursday night preview which is the largest for Lionsgate behind Twilight and the Hunger Games franchises. It’s more than double the $2.2 million John Wick: Chapter 2 earned two years ago.

Parabellum continues the trend of the movie franchise improving upon itself showing it has been gaining an audience over the years. The debut, John Wick, earned $14.4 million opening weekend going on to gross $43 million ($46.7 million adjusted for inflation) domestically in 2014. Worldwide, that film earned $88.8 million. John Wick: Chapter 2 opened with $30.4 million and went on to gross $92 million ($93.8 million adjusted for inflation) domestically and $171.5 million worldwide. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has almost out-earned the second film having already made $149.2 million worldwide (it has earned $92.2 million at the foreign box office).

With that success, there’s little doubt we’ll be seeing John Wick: Chapter 4 before too long.

In second place was Avengers: Endgame which earned $29.4 million after four weeks. 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. 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 it but will have to rely on the foreign box office to do so.

Detective Pikachu came in third place and expanded its theater count. It earned an estimated $24.8 million to bring its domestic total to $94 million. The film has earned $112.4 million at the foreign box office. That brings the worldwide total to $112.4 million after two weeks. With a budget of $150 million, it does have a bit to go to get in the profitable realm. It currently ranks fourth domestically when it comes to video game adaptations

In fourth place was the debut of A Dog’s Journey. The film earned an estimated $8 million. That film received an “A” Cinemascore from audiences and should have a nice run as a family friendly film.

Rounding out the top five was The Hustle which earned $6.1 million to bring its total to $23.1 million.

When it comes to comic films….

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.

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.

Stay tuned, we’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive look at this year and last year’s comic adaptations.

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 Wins the Weekend While Detective Pikachu Sets a Record

Avengers: Endgame

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 fourth film ever to cross $700 million. It now stands as the third highest grossing domestic release of all-time passing fellow Marvel Cinematic Film, Black 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.

Detective Pikachu debuted a strong second with an estimated $58 million. That’s the largest opening weekend for a video game adaptation ever beating Lara Croft Tomb Raider‘s $47.7 million back in 2001. The film earned an “A-” CinemaScore.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $103 million for an overseas total of $112.4 million. It opened in Japan last weekend.

In third place was The Hustle which brought in an estimated $13.5 million in its debut weekend. The film earned a “B” CinemaScore with 72% of the crowd being female and 66% under 35 years old.

The film also debuted internationally where it earned an estimated $13.7 million from 36 locations.

The Intruder dipped 39.4% from the previous weekend, a solid number, to come in fourth place. It earned $6.6 million over three days.

Rounding out the top five was Long Shot which also did well only dipping 37%. It earned an estimated $6.1 million over the three days.

In other comic news…

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.

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.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive in to 2018 and 2019’s comic film releases.

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