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The National Nightmare is Over, Disney and Sony Strike a Deal for One More Spider-Man Movie

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It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone but Disney and Sony have struck a deal to work on one more Spider-Man movie together. The film will be released July 16, 2021 and will most likely pick up where Spider-Man: Far From Home left off.

In 2015 Marvel and Sony entered into a partnership where Marvel would help create Sony’s Spider-Man films. The two released Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home together and brought the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe appearing in Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige said:

I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.

Feige’s statement hints that the relationship might see the character continue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper as well.

The deal fell apart in August after Disney wanted a bigger piece of the pie and more control over other Spider-Man characters Sony controls.

Both companies have found success with the character who has become important in the MCU and the two films grossed more than the previous Sony Spider-Man films as well as the average solo character Marvel film. Marvel also gets the benefit of merchandising sales of the character.

On average, Sony has just had more success on their own compared to Marvel on their own. When you take out the three Avengers team films, the average Sony live-action Spider-Man film grosses more than Marvel films. Worldwide, Sony sees $803.2 million per film compared to Marvel’s $758.6 million (and that includes Marvel’s four billion dollar solo films). Domestically, the two are similar with Marvel grossing $309.3 million compared to Sony’s $298.7 million. Internationally, Sony wins with $504.5 million to Marvel’s $449.3 million. While Sony’s average budget is higher, they still have a higher “profit” of $606.2 million compared to Marvel’s $586.3 million. The multiplier for Sony is 4.65x on average to Marvel’s 4.17x. So, Sony has had success with their films before Marvel ever became involved (just because you didn’t like the film doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success).

Interestingly, the two are stronger together as their joint ventures beat both studios separately. On average the two joint Spider-Man films have earned $355.4 million domestically, $636.1 million internationally, $991.5 million worldwide, $824 million “profit,” and a 5.96 multiplier. Sony’s original Spider-Man trilogy has still performed better than this third volume which has really seen its success at the international box office.

Sony is in the process of setting up their own cinematic universe involving a sequel to Venom, the upcoming Morbius and more rumored films.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

“For the Moment the Door is Closed” for Spider-Man’s MCU Return

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Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra has stated that “for the moment the door is closed” when it comes to Spider-Man‘s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But there’s a chance of a return.

Speaking at Variety‘s Entertainment & Technology summit, Vinciquerra also said “it’s a long life” cryptically hinting there is a chance for a return down the road.

Vinciquerra also stated that there’s “no ill will” between Marvel and Sony after the failure to reach an agreement and it’s been “an interesting couple of weeks” for the studio due to the fan reaction to the news.

Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige being stretched thin with the next phases of the MCU bwas part of the issue.

Sony is going ahead with their own Spider-Man universe as the company is in production on a sequel to Venom, a film based on Morbius, and “five or six” television series set in the Spider-Man world in the works.

Vinciquerra pointed towards Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Boys as to evidence their future endeavors will be fine and the studio is “pretty capable of doing what (they) have to do here.”

In the same talk, Vinciquerra stated Sony Studios wasn’t for sale and touched upon the studios’ decision to stay out of the streaming wars. That decision allows them to be “more transparent” to creators by not becoming “beholden to any platform.”

Sony Comments on their Break-Up with Marvel

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News broke yesterday that the partnership between Sony and Marvel concerning the Spider-Man films is shifting.

The two studios couldn’t agree on a new financial relationship concerning films and a possible expansion of their partnership involving other characters in Sony’s Spider-Man portfolio. Disney wanted more of the pie and refused counteroffers by Sony.

In the current arrangement, Marvel would produce Sony’s Spider-Man films and the character would, in turn, be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sony puts the blame squarely on Disney over the impasse.

Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-Man film.

We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him — including all their newly added Marvel properties — do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.

If reporting is correct, Disney asked Sony to take less money than they have made in their solo Spider-Man ventures. With the success of Venom and an Oscar win for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it’s unclear how Disney thought they had the upper negotiating power.

This is also the first time since the Fox purchase Disney has been pushed back upon as far as their machinations. The 800 lb gorilla isn’t so unstoppable. The statement by Sony would also point the finger at Disney for the initial leak of the news. The scenario being that the outcry by the internet would force Sony to come back to the table. Sony appears to have called their bluff.

In likelihood, the two parties will continue negotiations and come to a deal as their two joint ventures have averaged more than Sony’s Spider-Man films and Marvel’s solo films when it comes to worldwide grosses.

You can read more of our analysis of the numbers.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Sony and Marvel are on a Break Over Spider-Man

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Disney and Sony are taking a break when it comes to the Spider-Man property after the two studios couldn’t come to a new agreement. The dispute has taken place over the past few months and has resulted with Marvel Studios‘ president Kevin Feige no longer producing the Sony franchise and no more future involvement from Marvel.

Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement and there were discussions of extending that to other Spider-Man related films. Sony rejected that but offered other options. Disney currently receives “in the range of 5% of first-dollar gross” under the current deal.

But financially, it makes little sense for Sony to take Marvel’s deal. 100% of the average $742.1 million is better than 50% of the $991.5 million average of the two joint ventures.

Venom

Sony has also found recent greater success with the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Venom grossing $856.1 million. A sequel to that film is in the works and the Spider-Verse team is being tapped for more projects with Sony and are easy replacements for Feige along with producer Amy Pascal.

But, on average, Sony has just had more success on their own compared to Marvel on their own. When you take out the three Avengers team films, the average Sony live-action Spider-Man film grosses more than Marvel films. Worldwide, Sony sees $803.2 million per film compared to Marvel’s $758.6 million (and that includes Marvel’s four billion dollar solo films). Domestically, the two are similar with Marvel grossing $309.3 million compared to Sony’s $298.7 million. Internationally, Sony wins with $504.5 million to Marvel’s $449.3 million. While Sony’s average budget is higher, they still have a higher “profit” of $606.2 million compared to Marvel’s $586.3 million. The multiplier for Sony is 4.65x on average to Marvel’s 4.17x. So, Sony has had success with their films before Marvel ever became involved (just because you didn’t like the film doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success).

Interestingly, the two are stronger together as their joint ventures beat both studios separately. On average the two joint Spider-Man films have earned $355.4 million domestically, $636.1 million internationally, $991.5 million worldwide, $824 million “profit,” and a5.96 multiplier. Sony’s original Spider-Man trilogy has still performed better than this third volume which has really seen its success at the international box office.

The two studios’ latest joint project, Spider-Man: Far From Home became Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time passing the James Bond film Skyfall.

It is expected director Jon Watts and actor Tom Holland will continue their involvement with the franchise for at least the next two films.

Sony has numerous Spider-Man related films in the works including a sequel to Venom with Andy Serkis directing and Tom Hardy returning to star. Morbius with Jared Leto is coming and films based on Kraven the Hunter, Silver Sable, and Black Cat are all rumored. Then there are the spinoffs to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. All of which will prevent a reversion of rights to Disney.

In reality, Sony has all the cards and Disney is the one that’ll have to pay up for once.

(via Deadline)

Spider-Man: Far From Home Repeats in First

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In what wasn’t a surprise, Sony‘s Spider-Man: Far From Home took first place again, repeating on last week’s performance. The film brought in an estimated $45.3 million which is a 51% drop from the previous week. Domestically the film has earned $274.5 million.

Internationally, Spider-Man: Far From Home added $100 million to bring that total to $572.5 million. When it comes to the international total, the film is in first place, beating Spider-Man 3‘s $554.3 million.

Globally the film has earned $847 million after 17 days. The movie is $33.2 million behind 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and $43.9 million behind 2007’s Spider-Man 3 for worldwide total.

In second place was Toy Story 4 which dropped 39% and earned an estimated $20.7 million. Domestically, the film has earned $36.4 million. Internationally, the film added $48.1 million for an overseas total that now stands at $424.7 million. Worldwide the film has earned $771.1 million. The film’s final key market is Germany where it opens August 15.

In third place was the new film Crawl. It fell just shy of estimates earning $12 million. The film played to an audience that was 51% male and 64% aged 25 or older. It received a “B” CinemaScore.

In fourth place was Stuber which opened with an estimated $8 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore with an audience that was 56% male and 61% aged 25 or older.

Rounding out the top five was Yesterday with an estimated $6.8 million. That’s a drop of 33% in its third week. The film domestically has earned $48.3 million. Also, the film added $7.8 million internationally from 42 markets to bring that total to $32.2 million and a worldwide total of $80.5 million.

In other comic film stats…

Avengers: Endgame came in at #12 earning an estimated $1.7 million to bring its domestic total to $851.2 million. It seems like the film is struggling to take the worldwide all-time total despite the “re-release,” but has gotten closer and now stands less than $8 million away from that record.

Dark Phoenix continues to slide coming in at #25 the past weekend. The film added an estimated $189,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $65.1 million after six weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive in to 2019’s comic film adaptations!

Spider-Man: Far From Home Opens with a Record $185 Million and Wins the Weekend Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home

There was no doubt Spider-Man: Far From Home would win the weekend box office. The film had the largest six-day opening ever for a Tuesday release with $185.1 million. The film helped the top 12 films outperform the same weekend last year, the first time in four weeks this has happened.

The film earned about $91 million in its first three days and then topped that over the weekend bringing in another $93.6 million. That’s the 22nd largest six-day performance of all-time. It also earned the largest Tuesday opened day ever and second widest opening ever with 4,634 locations.

Far from Home is outpacing Spider-Man: Homecoming for the six days by over $30 million. It shouldn’t be a surprise the movie is a hit as it earned an “A” CinemaScore from opening crowds and a high rating online. The opening weekend crowd was 60% male and 42% aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film earned $244 million from 66 markets to bring its overseas total to $395 million so far. Already the movie has earned $580.1 million worldwide off of a $160 million budget.

In second place was Toy Story 4 for its third weekend. The film earned an estimated $34.4 million to bring its domestic total to $306.6 million. Internationally, the film earned over $43 million to bring that total to $343.4 million with a worldwide total of almost $650 million.

Yesterday dipped just 37% to come in third in its second weekend. The film earned an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $36.8 million. It also added seven new international markets to bring that total to 35. There it earned nearly $8 million to bring the foreign box office total to over $20 million and a worldwide total of $57 million since opening.

Annabelle Comes Home came in fourth with an estimated $9.8 million. Domestically the film has earned $50.2 million after 12 days. Internationally, the film added over $20 million from 9 markets to bring its overseas total to nearly $85 million. Its worldwide total is $134.8 million so far off of a budget somewhere in the $27-32 million range.

Rounding out the top five was the live-action version f Aladdin which earned an estimated $7.6 million domestically after seven weeks. That total now stands at $320.8 million. Internationally, the film earned $16.2 million for a foreign box office total of $600.9 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $921.7 million so far.

Other comic films…

Avengers: Endgame dropped 49.3% to come in at #9. The movie added $3.1 million to its domestic total to bring that to $847.9 million. The move to re-release the film with an extended scene gave the movie a boost but may not put it over the top of all-time worldwide box office leader of Avatar.

Dark Phoenix came in at #15 with an estimated $439,000 to bring its domestic total to $64.6 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019, and maybe 2018’s films based on comics.

Spider-Man, Magneto Lead New PREVIEWS Exclusive Marvel Egg Attack Figures

Beast Kingdom and Diamond Comic Distributors are celebrating an iconic Marvel hero and Marvel villain with three new PREVIEWS Exclusive Egg Attack Action figures! Featuring the webslinger himself the infamous X-Men foe, these figures honor Spider-Man and Magneto.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker goes back to basics and is reminded that even without his advanced spider suit, he is still a hero! Wearing his homemade suit, he still manages to save the day and defeat the conniving Vulture. Beast Kingdom revisits the Egg Attack Action series with the latest cloth-clad 6-inch action figure: PREVIEWS Exclusive EAA-074 Spider-Man: Homecoming Homemade SuitWith a focus on detailed tailoring, this suit is the ultimate homage to Peter Parker’s very own ingenuity. Featuring 28 points of articulation and measuring about 6.5” tall, this action figure features not only 3 pairs of magnetic replacement eyes and 4 pairs of replaceable hands, but also a fully tailored suit with elasticity in the pants and t-shirt. Real fabric with real zippers makes this a perfect collector’s piece. Spidey also includes four varying lengths of webbing effects and a Homecoming branded base for easy display.

The Marvel Animated series from the 90’s introduced fans to some of the most iconic character designs of all time, and now, following the release of the popular Egg Attack Action Wolverine and Cyclops comes arguably their most infamous foe: Magneto! This highly articulated 6″ PREVIEWS Exclusive EAA-083 X-MEN Magneto figure includes a magnetic helmet to protect Magneto from Professor X’s brainwave manipulation. With a focus on detail, the helmet has high grading paint-work using metallic like effects along with an impressive cloth costume that includes a cloak with adjustable built-in wiring, for the ultimate in possibility. Magneto even comes with effect accessories that include magnets built in for authentic magnetic action! Also included are two replacement faces, three pairs of replacement hands, a pair of magnetic Shock Wave special effect accessory discs, and one X-Men branded platform stand.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive EAA-083DX X-MEN Magneto Deluxe Version comes with the same accessories as the standard version – two replacement faces, three pairs of replacement hands, a pair of magnetic Shock Wave special effect accessory discs, and one X-Men branded platform stand – but also includes exclusive accessories, such as an additional Erik Lehnsherr expression face and a large sculped gravel ruin scene.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive EAA-074 Spider-Man: Homecoming Spider-Man Homemade Suit (MAY198499; SRP $80.00), EAA-083 X-Men Magneto (MAY198500; SRP $80.00), and EAA-083DX X-Men Magneto Deluxe Version (MAY198501; SRP $100.00) are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of February 26, 2020.

Unboxing: One:12 Collective Spider-Man: Homecoming – Homemade Suit Edition

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker swings through New York to stop crime as Spider-Man! But, before the classic outfit we’ve come to know and love, a superhero has to start somewhere wearing something to hide their identity.

This Mezco Exclusive One:12 figure depicts Peter Parker/Spider-man in his first costume from Spider-Man: Homecoming.

We open up the box and show off what you can get!

You can get yours now:
Mezco (waitlist)

Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Prints from Mondo on Sale this Tuesday

This Tuesday, Mondo will have the first round of online releases with posters including Captain America: The First Avenger by Francesco Francavilla, The Avengers (Regular and Variant) by Amien Juugo, Iron Man (Regular and Variant) by Chris Koehler, Thor by Becky Cloonan and finally Spider-Man: Homecoming by Sara Deck!

The posters will be available at a random time on Tuesday (10/23). Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER by Francesco Francavilla. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $55

THE AVENGERS by Amien Juugo. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 300. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $50

THE AVENGERS (Variant) by Amien Juugo. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $75

IRON MAN by Chris Koehler. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $50

IRON MAN (Variant) by Chris Koehler. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Ships to US Addresses OnlyExpected to Ship in November 2018. $75

THOR by Becky Cloonan. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $50

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING by Sara Deck. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in November 2018. Ships to US Addresses Only. $55

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s (and 2018’s) Comic Book Films. Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $1 Billion While 2017 Wraps Up

Unsurprisingly Avengers: Infinity War won the weekend easily with an estimated $112.5 million a 56.4% drop from the previous weekend. That beat the second place film by almost $100 million.

Avengers: Infinity War has earned $450.8 million domestically after ten days which only paces Star Wars: The Force Awakens which did that in nine.

Internationally the film remained in first place with an estimated $162.6 million from 54 markets. The weekend brought in $275.1 million for the film which has now earned $1.16 billion worldwide.

The film’s 11 day run to $1 billion worldwide is the fastest any film has crossed the line. It’s the sixth Marvel film to cross that mark and 17th for Walt Disney Studios. 34 films have crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The film is the fifth highest grossing comic adaptation and will likely move up a spot after this week. It’s $50 million behind Iron Man 3 and $175 million behind Black Panther.

Black Panther was #7 for the week with an estimated $3.1 million. Domestically the film has earned $693.1 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.338 billion.

The film is still earning far more domestically than the average Marvel film with 51.79% earned versus 41.02% on average. International earnings seem to have slowed down as the percentage has increased for the domestic ever so slightly. The film is an outlier as far as that and we’ll have a deeper dive in a few weeks to see where it over performed and where it might have under performed.

The Death of Stalin improved one spot to come in at #23 for the week. The film earned $181,623 to bring its domestic total to $7.5 million.

I Kill Giants continues to be a weird one when it comes to numbers. Some more numbers have come in. In Russia, the film has earned $163,289, Ukraine, $13,599, Australia it’s $926, United Arab Emirates it’s $85,002, and United Kingdom it’s $805. All together, the film has earned a reported $263,621 at the foreign box office. No domestic numbers have been released. The movie was released on demand at the same time in theaters, so the film has made money it’s just unknown how much.

We’ll have a deeper analysis of 2018’s releases as more are released but lets do the time warp to 2017…


It looks like 2017’s films have wrapped up their earnings as no film has brought in any money over the past week. The last holdover was Thor: Ragnarok. We’ll wait one more week to see if this has completely wrapped up or not.

2017 has been a record year for comic adaptations. The films have earned $2.365 billion domestically beating the previous year’s $1.901 billion. Internationally, films have earned $3.755 billion beating the previous record of $3.215 billion set in 2014. Worldwide comic adaptations have earned $6.120 billion beating the 2016 record of $5.026 billion. “Profits” too have seen a record year with $4.442 billion versus 2016’s record of $3.812 billion.

We’ll continue to report on 2017’s statistics until all dollars are in, at least a few more weeks.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. Black Panther is included, so Marvel’s totals will increase over time. On average DC films earn $317.6 million domestically while Marvel earns $333.6 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $495.1 million and DC lags behind with $435.7 million.

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

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.365 billion
Total International Gross: $3.755 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.120 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $4.442 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $147.8 million
Average International Gross: $268.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $382.5 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $254.3 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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