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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.

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.

Aquaman Passes Batman vs. Superman While Alita Beats Expectations

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 $2.686 billion domestically, $4.536 billion internationally, $7.222 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $6.010 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 came in first place at the box office this past weekend beating expectations with an estimated $27.8 million for the three-day weekend and is expected to earn a bit over $33 million for the four-day weekend. Over five days the film will have earned around $41 million which is well ahead the $30 million expectation. Still, the film has a $170 million price tag and would need somewhere around $500-$550 million worldwide to break even.

Internationally the film debuted in 11 markets last weekend and expanded to 86 markets this weekend. There it earned $56.1 million to bring its foreign earnings to $94.3 million. It’ll release in China and Japan on February 22.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still bringing in the dollars though not charting on the weekend box office. Domestic grosses increased by about $250,000 million an international earnings increased by about $700,000 million. Currently the film has earned $30.7 million domestically and $72.3 million internationally for a worldwide total of $103 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped two spots from the previous weekend to come in at #11. It earned an estimated $2 million to bring its domestic total to $182.7 million after 10 weeks. With foreign earnings of $173.3 million the film has earned $356 million worldwide. It has passed X-Men: First Class in worldwide earnings.

Aquaman has crossed $331 million domestically and is now the second highest grossing domestic release for a DC Extended Universe film only behind Wonder Woman’s $412.6 million. It came in at #12 for the weekend down from last weekend’s #8. The film earned $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $331.4 million. Internationally the film has earned $799.4 million to bring its worldwide total to $1.131 billion.

Deadpool 2 is still bringing it in internationally adding about $90,000 to that total. With a total of $784.9 million worldwide, it is the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusting for inflation).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.686 billion
Total International Gross: $4.536 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.222 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $6.010 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268.6 million
Average International Gross: $453.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $722.2 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $590.3 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Deadpool 2 Becomes the Top Grossing X Film

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 $2.680 billion domestically, $4.528 billion internationally, $7.208 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.996 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.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly made waves debuting in the top five and dropped off of the weekend box office quickly. The film crossed the $100 million mark as domestic grosses increased by about $1.2 million an international earnings increased by about $1.6 million. Currently the film has earned $30.4 million domestically and $71.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $102 million.

Aquaman dropped from fourth to #8 at the past weekend’s box office with an estimated $3.3 million to bring its domestic total to $328.5 million. Worldwide it has earned $1.120 billion after opening in Japan this past weekend.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to play right behind Aquaman dropping from fifth to #9 at the weekend box office with an estimated $3 million. Its domestic total stands at $179.8 million. Worldwide the film has earned $352.6 million.

Deadpool 2 got a big boost over the week with $13 million at the international box office. With a total of $784.8 million worldwide, it has passed the original Deadpool to become the top grossing “X” film ever (not adjusting for inflation).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.680 billion
Total International Gross: $4.528 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.208 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.996 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268 million
Average International Gross: $452.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $720.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $588.9 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Continues to Rock

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 $2.671 billion domestically, $4.506 billion internationally, $7.176 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.965 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.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly made waves debuting in the top five and dropped off of the weekend box office quickly. The film earned about $150,000 domestically and $200,000 internationally to $29.1 million and $70 million for a worldwide total of $99.1 million.

Aquaman dropped one spot to come in fourth place. It earned an estimated $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $323.6 million. It also added $4.6 million internationally to bring that total to $783.4 million and $1.1 billion worldwide. The film opens in Japan February 8 so is looking at quite a few more dollars before its run is over. There’s a chance the film passes Captain America: Civil War before its run is over, it needs just $47 million.

Rounding out the top five was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with an estimated $4.4 million to bring its domestic total to $175.3 million. It also added $1.6 million internationally to bring that total to $172 million and $347.3 million worldwide.

Deadpool 2 has slowed domestically but earned a little over $4.4 million internationally. The film stands at $324.6 million domestically and $447.4 million internationally. The film is now the second highest grossing X film behind Deadpool. It’ll have to earn a lot more to be as successful as that film as it has a budget about double of it. The film has passed both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther when it comes to budget multiplier. It’s in second for the year with a current 7.02x.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.671 billion
Total International Gross: $4.506 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.176 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.965 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $265.1 million
Average International Gross: $450.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $717.6 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $585.7 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Passes Dark Knight Rises

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 $2.657 billion domestically, $4.490 billion internationally, $7.148 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.936 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 2019 way of comic based films has launched and already making news. This past weekend at the box office Dragon Ball Super: Broly dropped 63.3% from last weekend and earned an estimated $3.6 million to bring its domestic total to $29 million. The film has also earned $69.8 million from foreign markets for a worldwide total of $98.8 million. This is after a debut weekend in the top five of the box office.

Aquaman came in third place and brought in $7.4 million to bring its domestic total to $316.6 million. The film has now earned $1.091 billion making it the top grossing film based on a DC character. It’s also the third largest WB movie of all time and 25th largest worldwide release ever. It’s the seventh highest grossing comic film and it’s unlikely it’ll move higher as the film has $63 million to go to do that.

Rounding out the top five was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which repeated in that spot. It earned an estimated $6.2 million to bring its domestic total to $169 million. It will likely become the highest grossing domestic release ever for Sony Animation some time this week. Internationally the film added $2.8 million to bring that total to $169.1 million to bring its worldwide total to $338.1 million.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $25,000 domestically and $1,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.5 million domestically and $642.3 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.8 million.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.56x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Deadpool 2 opened in China earning $21 million and giving the film new life. The film stands at $324.6 million domestically, about $5,000 more than last week and $443 million internationally an increase of $24 million. The film is now the second highest grossing X film behind Deadpool. It’ll have to earn a lot more to be as successful as that film as it has a budget about double of it. The film has passed both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther when it comes to budget multiplier. It’s in second for the year with a current 6.98x.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.657 billion
Total International Gross: $4.490 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.148 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.936 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $265.7 million
Average International Gross: $449.0 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $714.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $582.9 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Spider-Verse Passes LEGO Batman

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 $2.618 billion domestically, $4.420 billion internationally, $7.038 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $5.826 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 2019 way of comic based films has launched and already making news. In third place this past weekend was a surprise with Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The movie is based on the popular manga which has spun out numerous anime shows and films. The film was close with Aquaman and is expected to beat that film with an estimated earning between $9.3 million and $10.7 million for the weekend. The studio isn’t reporting domestic grosses so this one is definitely estimates. On the lower end, the film will be in fourth place with Aquaman in third. The film opened on Wednesday so is estimated to have earned around $21 million domestically since then. Internationally, the film is in its seventh week and earned an estimated $5.3 million from 18 markets for an international total of $65.8 million for a worldwide total of $87 million. An anime film debuting in the top five is big news and kicks off the year nicely.

Aquaman earned an estimated $10.3 million domestically this past weekend to bring that total to $304.3 million. It also added $14.3 million from 79 international markets to bring that total to $759.1 million internationally. Worldwide the film has earned $1.06 billion and will likely pass The Dark Knight Rises to become to the top grossing DC Comics adaptation worldwide.

Interestingly, the film is the third lowest (really the middle of the pack out of six films) DC Cinematic film so far beating just Justice League and Man of Steel. There’s a chance it will beat both Suicide Squad and Dawn of Justice domestically when its done in the theater. The film is first when it comes to international earnings by over $200 million. That’s the difference. It’s also rather average when it comes to the budget for those films.

Rounding out the top five this past weekend was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which had a small drop of 19.8% from the previous weekend and earned $7.25 million for the three day and around $9 million for the for day. The domestic total is $158.3 million. Internationally the film added $4.7 million to bring that total to $164.6 million for a worldwide total of $322.9 million. The film passed last year’s animated release LEGO Batman for worldwide earnings.

This past weekend Venom didn’t chart but earned about $50,000 domestically and $60,000 internationally over the week. The film now stands at $213.5 million domestically and $642.3 internationally for a worldwide total of $855.8 million.

The film also shows that budget isn’t everything. It has the best return in multiplier when it comes to budget for a comic film of 2018, so far. With 8.56x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.83x and 6.73x for Black Panther.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which previously earned on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film is likely to be the second or third worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but first currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. The film is leaning heavily on the international market where it has earned 75.07% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Deadpool 2 will soon be opening in China which will give the film a nice boost. It’s still bringing in money as is adding about $12,000 to its domestic total and $230,000 to its international total. Those amounts are being added to the original film, Deadpool 2‘s, earnings. Deadpool 2 has earned $324.6 million domestically, $419.3 internationally, and $743.9 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War saw an adjustment for its international earnings bringing that total down by about $300,000.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.618 billion
Total International Gross: $4.420 billion
Worldwide Gross: $7.038 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.826 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $261.8 million
Average International Gross: $442.0 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $703.8 million
Average Budget: $131.9 million
Average Profit: $571.9 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.

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