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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 Repeats in First as it Becomes the First Film to Cross $200 million Domestically and First to Cross $700 Worldwide

Captain Marvel

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.

In second place was Wonder Park which beat expectations with an estimated $16 million. It received a “B+” CinemaScore with a crowd that was 59% female and 62% families.

Internationally the film opened in 19 markets and earned an estimated $4.3 million for a $20.3 million worldwide total.

In third place was Five Feet Apart which also beat expectations and earned $13.1 million. It earned an “A” CinemaScore. That audience was 82% female with 65% of the audience under the age of 25. 45% of the audience was under the age of 18 and they gave the film an “A+” CinemaScore.

In fourth place was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which earned an estimated $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $135.6 million. The film also earned an estimated $9.4 million internationally to bring that total to $330.9 million for a worldwide total of $466.5 million.

Rounding up the top five was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral which earned an estimated $8 million to bring its domestic total to $59.1 million.

In other comic films…

Alita: Battle Angel slipped to #9 over the past weekend bringing in $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $81.8 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.

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

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.

Captain Marvel Opens with a Gravity Defying $153 million Domestically and $455 million Worldwide

Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel (2019) poster CR: Marvel Studios

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.

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 top market internationally was China where the filmed earned $89.3 million and is the third highest MCU opening there. The film also boasts the biggest global launch for a female-fronted film and second-largest for superhero film.

The film delivered an opening weekend where the film earned $455 million worldwide.

In second place was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which earned an estimated $14.7 million to bring its domestic total to $119.7 million. It added $21.7 million internationally to bring that total to $315.5 million for a worldwide total of $435.2 million.

In third place was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral which delivered an estimated $12.1 million to bring its domestic total to $45.9 million.

In fourth place was The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part which brought in an estimated $3.8 million to bring its domestic total to $97.1 million. Internationally the film added $3.9 million to bring that total to $67.3 million for a worldwide total of $164.4 million.

Rounding out the top five was Alita: Battle Angel which 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 targeting as a 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.

In other comic films….

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.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the earnings of 2018 and 2019’s comic adaptations.

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.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Holds on to First for a Second Weekend

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World dropped 45% in the second weekend but it was still able to hold on to first place. The film earned an estimated $30 million to bring its domestic total to $97.7 million.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $52 million which mostly came from its debut in China where it earned an estimated $33.4 million. The film still has eight markets to release in with the last being Japan on August 23. Internationally the film has earned $277.7 million for a worldwide total that stands at $375.4 million.

In second place was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral which earned an estimated $27.1 million in its debut week. That’s the fourth largest in the franchise. It received an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening audiences. The film’s opening audience was 67% female and 78% of the crowd was age 25 and over.

In third place was Alita: Battle Angel which 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 LEGO Movie 2 came in fourth place with an estimated $6.6 million to bring the domestic total to $91.7 million. Internationally, the film also added $6.1 million to bring the international total to $61.1 million and $152.8 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Green Book which received a massive post Oscar boost. The film saw a 121% jump with an estimated $4.7 million to bring the domestic total to $75.9 million. The film also earned $31.9 million from 63 markets for an international total of $112.1 million and a worldwide total of $188 million.

In comic adaptations…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved from #16 last week to #11 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.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive looking at 2018 and 2019’s comic adaptations.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets Limited Theatrical Re-Release – It’s still in theaters… so weird.

Comicbook – ‘Suicide Squad 2’: Will Smith Exits James Gunn’s DC Comics Movie – This is not too surprising.

ICv2 – New Board Members, Officers Elected at ComicsPRO – Congrats to all!

The Comichron – He-Man, Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile lead mid-February reorders – Now, this is a bit unexpected.

Aquaman Crosses $800 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 $2.689 billion domestically, $4.544 billion internationally, $7.234 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.022 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 second place for the weekend. The film dropped 58% in its second weekend for a three-day $12 million. So far it has earned $60.7 million domestically. Internationally it debuted in China where it earned $62.2 million of its $92.4 million overseas take for the weekend. That’s $202.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $263.4 million. Already, Alita: Battle Angel has passed Ghost in the Shell domestically and internationally.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. Domestic grosses increased by about $100,000 million an international earnings increased by about $300,000 million. Currently the film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103.3 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped a few spots at the weekend box office to come in at #15 earning an estimated $865,000. The film has earned $184.9 million domestically. With an Oscar win for “Best Animated Feature,” we’ll see if the movie gets a boost over the next week.

Aquaman continues to be right behind that film coming in at #16 and earning an estimated $765,000 to bring its domestic total to $332.9 million. The film gained $5 million over the week to bring its international earnings to $805.9 million and a worldwide total of $1.139 billion. The film has relied heavily on its international earnings where it has made 70.76% compared to 60.65% for the average DCU film

Deadpool 2 is still bringing it in internationally adding about $155,000 to that total. With a total of $785 million worldwide, it is the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusted for inflation).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.689 billion
Total International Gross: $4.544 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.234 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.022 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268.9 million
Average International Gross: $454.4 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $723.4 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $669.1 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. Those in green are above average while those below are red.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Takes First with a Franchise Best

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World debuted in first place this weekend with a $55.5 million debut. That’s the largest debut of the year so far and a franchise best. The second film opened with $49.4 million in 2014. The film also earned $2.5 million from an event by Fandango earlier in the month to bring the domestic earning to a little over $58 million.

The film received an “A” CinemaScore and a 91% score on RottenTomatoes from critics. Men made up 51% of the audience the first film to have a majority male audience. The first two films were 45% and 47%. 39% of the audience was aged 25 or older with the first two films being 51% and 44%.

The film is actually in its seventh weekend in foreign markets and has brought in $216.9 million overseas. Worldwide that’s a total of $275 million off of a $129 million budget.

Dropping to second place was Alita: Battle Angel. The film dropped 58% in its second weekend for a three-day $12 million. So far it has earned $60.7 million domestically. Internationally it debuted in China where it earned $62.2 million of its $92.4 million overseas take for the weekend. That’s $202.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $263.4 million.

In third place was The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part which earned $10 million to bring its domestic total to $83.6 million. The film earned just $10.3 million from 73 foreign markets. The foreign total is just $53 million for a worldwide total of $136.6 million.

Fighting With My Family expanded its theater count to come in fourth. The film earned $8 million for a domestic total of $8.2 million. It opened in four theaters the previous weekend.

Isn’t It Romantic rounded out the top five with an estimated $7.5 million to bring its domestic total to $33.8 million.

When it comes to comic adaptations…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped a few spots to come in at #15 earning an estimated $865,000. The film has earned $184.9 million domestically. With an Oscar win for “Best Animated Feature,” we’ll see if the movie gets a boost over the next week.

Aquaman continues to be right behind that film coming in at #16 and earning an estimated $765,000 to bring its domestic total to $332.9 million.

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

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PTSD

We’re still recovering from watching the Oscars last night! What’d you all think of the show and the winners? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CNET – Zachary Levi asks fans to stop pitting Captain Marvel against Shazam – Fandom can really suck some times.

iO9 – This Exclusive Into the Spider-Verse Deleted Scene Features Another Emotional Spider-Pep Talk – Check it out!

Critical Hit – Netflix secures film rights for The Old Guard comic series with Charlize Theron set to star – Can’t wait for this.

Newsarama – Syfy’s Wynonna Earp Future In Question – This is a popular one. A hell of a fandom.

The Comichron – January comics sales start 2019 strong, up 14%; Batman Who Laughs #2, Conan top charts – For those that like the horse race.

The Comics Journal – Dammit Jim, I’m a Comics Retailer, Not a Doctor! – A rather interesting read. What are your thoughts?

Reviews

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #2
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