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Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Aquaman Nabs Over $93 Million in China

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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.165 billion domestically, $3.609 billion internationally, $5.773 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.758 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman opening domestically and expanding internationally, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open, as well as the PG-13 recut of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

This past weekend Venom came in at #17 improving one spot from the previous weekend with an estimated $305,000 to bring its domestic total to $212.7 million. Internationally, the film added $7 million over the past week to bring that total to $638.6 million. There’s a chance the film will become the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film before its run is done and make it into the top ten superhero films of all time. 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 8.51x 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 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 75.01% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Aquaman debuted in China two weeks ahead of the domestic release where it earning an impressive $93.6 million. That’s 85% of the total market share for the weekend in China and is the the studio’s largest opening weekend ever in China and the largest industry opening in the market in December. It expands internationally next weekend with 40+ more overseas market including the UK, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $42,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $406 million internationally, and $622.6 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and is above $100 million over the original. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $760,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.165 billion
Total International Gross: $3.609 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.773 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.097 billion
Total “Profit”: $4.652 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $270.6 million
Average International Gross: $401 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $641.5 million
Average Budget: $137.1 million
Average Profit: $504.3 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. Venom Nears $850 Million

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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.164 billion domestically, $3.508 billion internationally, $5.672 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.750 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open as well as the PG-13 recut of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

This past weekend Venom came in at #17 at the weekend box office with an estimated $380,000 to bring its domestic total to $212.3 million. Internationally, the film added $21 million over the past week to bring that total to $631.7 million. There’s a chance the film will become the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film before its run is done and make it into the top ten superhero films of all time. 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 8.44x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.82x 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 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 74.85% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $1,600 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $406 million internationally, and $622.6 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and is above $100 million over the original. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $10,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.164 billion
Total International Gross: $3.508 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.672 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.750 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $270.5 million
Average International Gross: $438.5 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $709 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $580.8 million

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

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Venom Bests Infinity War and Black Panther!?

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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.164 billion domestically, $3.487 billion internationally, $5.650 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.728 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open as well as the PG-13 recut of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

This past weekend Venom came in at #15, down from #12 last week. The film earned an estimated $780,000 over the three day weekend to bring its domestic total to $211.7 million. It gained over $42 million over the week worldwide and has earned $822.5 million. That makes it #14 when it comes to comic films all-time earnings passing Wonder Woman. 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 8.23x it beats Avengers: Infinity War‘s 6.82x 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 worst performing Spider-Man related film domestically for Sony but 3rd (out of 7) 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 74.26% of its earnings compared to 62.65% for other Spider-Man films.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $136,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $406 million internationally, and $622.6 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and is above $100 million over the original. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $213,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.164 billion
Total International Gross: $3.487 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.650 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.728.5 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $270.4 million
Average International Gross: $435.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $706.3 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $572.8.1 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Venom Passes Deadpool 2 Worldwide

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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.162 billion domestically, $3.446 billion internationally, $5.608 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.686 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open as well as the PG-13 recut of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

Venom came in at #11 with an estimated $1.9 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $210 million. It also earned $103.2 million internationally over the week to bring that total to $570.5 and $780.5 million worldwide. The film passed Deadpool 2 to become the third highest grossing comic adaptation this year.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be 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 worst performing Spider-Man related film for Sony but 5th (out of 7) currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. In fact, the film’s multiplier is the best of any Spider-Man film and will likely pass Avengers: Infinity War, the year’s best comic film, before it’s done. This past week it passed Black Panther‘s multiplier. How well the film does after its massive debut in China will be interesting and the movie potentially has another $100 million left in it before its run is up.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $2,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $405.8 million internationally, and $622.5 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and is above $100 million over the original. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $7,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.162 billion
Total International Gross: $3.446 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.608 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.686 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $270.2 million
Average International Gross: $430.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $701 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $572.8 million

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

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Venom Debuts with $111 Million in China

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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.158 billion domestically, $3.343 billion internationally, $5.501 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.579 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open as well as a mysterious Deadpool film and those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

Venom brought in an estimated $4.9 million domestically to come in at #8 and bring its domestic total to $206.2 million. Internationally, the film opened in China earning an estimated $111 million. That’s the second highest debut ever for a superhero film there and Sony’s largest debut in the country. Internationally the film earned $118.2 million to bring that total to $467.3 million and $673.5 million.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be 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 worst performing Spider-Man related film for Sony but 5th (out of 7) currently internationally. The difference is the budget is almost half the other films allowing for a healthy profit. In fact, the film’s multiplier is the best of any Spider-Man film and will likely pass Avengers: Infinity War, the year’s best comic film, before it’s done. This past week it passed Black Panther‘s multiplier. How well the film does after its massive debut in China will be interesting and the movie potentially has another $100 million left in it before its run is up.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $2,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $405.8 million internationally, and $622.5 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and is above $100 million over the original. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $10,000 to its international earnings.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.158 billion
Total International Gross: $3.343 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.501 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.579 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $269.8 million
Average International Gross: $417.9 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $687.6 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $559.5 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Venom Awaits Its China 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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.150 billion domestically, $3.218 billion internationally, $5.369 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.447 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open as well as a mysterious Deadpool film and those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

Venom dropped from 3rd to 6th with an estimated $7.9 million, a drop of 26.3%. It now has earned $198.7 million domestically. Internationally the film added $15.6 million to bring that total to $342.9 million and $541.6 million worldwide. With China opening this coming weekend, the film will do quite well when its run is up and likely will end up earning an average amount for SONY’s Spider-Man films.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be 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. It’s about average when it comes to domestic vs. international earning averages for previous films and that’s without a few major markets opening. It should swing to heavily favoring international earnings once China opens. The film’s budget though is less than half the average Spider-Man film which average $209.5 million. So, the film needs to make far less to be as profitable.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $26,000 domestically and $7,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $405.8 million internationally, and $622.5 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and be somewhere above $100 million over the original when it’s all over. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther both gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $6,000 to its international earnings. Black Panther added about $330 internationally.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.150 billion
Total International Gross: $3.218 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.369 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.447 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $268.8 million
Average International Gross: $402.3 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $671.1 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $543 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. Venom Holds on to Third

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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.139 billion domestically, $3.197 billion internationally, $5.336 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.414 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open as well as a mysterious Deadpool film and those three should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

Venom came in third place with an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $187.3 million and $17.3 million added overseas. The film has earned $187.3 million domestically and $321.1 million for a worldwide total of $508.4 million. It next opens in Japan on November 2 and an opening in China November 9. The film is a success surviving poor reviews from critics.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be 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. It’s about average when it comes to domestic vs. international earning averages for previous films and that’s without a few major markets opening. It should swing to heavily favoring international earnings once China opens. The film’s budget though is less than half the average Spider-Man film which average $209.5 million. So, the film needs to make far less to be as profitable.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $57,000 domestically and $35,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $405.8 million internationally, and $622.4 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and be somewhere above $100 million over the original when it’s all over. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther both gained some dollars. Avengers: Infinity War added about $33,000 to its international earnings. Black Panther added about $3,000 internationally.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.139 billion
Total International Gross: $3.197 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.336 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.414 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $267.4 million
Average International Gross: $399.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $667 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $538.8 million

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

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. On Pace for a Record Setting 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 shaping up to be a record setting year for comic film adaptations. It looks like it’ll top 2017’s record year and then some. Currently, comic adaptations have earned $2.123 billion domestically, $3.166 billion internationally, $5.289 billion worldwide, with a “profit” of $4.367 billion. That’s off of 5 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. 2018 still has Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet to open and those two together should easily add another billion to this year’s total.

Venom dropped from first place last weekend to third place with an estimated $18.1 million. That brings its domestic total to $171.1 million. It also added $32.3 million from 65 markets to bring that total to $290.7 million and a worldwide total of $461.8 million. It next opens in Japan on November 2 and an opening in China November 9. The film is a success surviving poor reviews from critics.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be 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. It’s about average when it comes to domestic vs. international earning averages for previous films and that’s without a few major markets opening. It should swing to heavily favoring international earnings once China opens. The film’s budget though is less than half the average Spider-Man film which average $209.5 million. So, the film needs to make far less to be as profitable.

Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t chart for the weekend but still earned about $47,000 domestically and $161,000 internationally over the past week. It now stands at $216.6 million domestically, $405.8 million internationally, and $622.3 million worldwide.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and be somewhere above $100 million over the original when it’s all over. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Deadpool 2 wasn’t on the chart for the weekend, but the film added about $1,000 to its domestic total. The film has earned $318.5 million domestically and $415.8 internationally for a worldwide total of $734.2 million. The sequel lags the original in every way and with a much higher budget, it’s unlikely it’ll be as profitable as the original. It is the second most successful “X” film domestically behind the original (not adjusted for inflation) and worldwide the film is in third place (again unadjusted).

Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther both gained some dollars. It’s unknown if this was actual gains or adjustments. Avengers: Infinity War added about $1,000 to its international earnings. Black Panther added about $1,000 internationally.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.123 billion
Total International Gross: $3.166 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.289 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.367 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $265.4 million
Average International Gross: $395.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $661.1 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $533 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. Over $5 Billion Worldwide

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.

Venom dropped just 55.5% and earned an estimated $35.7 million to bring its domestic earnings to $142.8 million. That’s impressive as everyone expected a drop of at least 60%+ based on past movie performances. It’s outperforming expectations in every way.

Internationally, the film was in first place as well adding an estimated $69.7 million from 54 markets. It has now earned $235.3 million. It next opens in Japan on November 2 and an opening in China hasn’t been determined yet. That’s a worldwide total of $378.1 million after two weeks on just a $100 million budget. The film is a success surviving poor reviews from critics.

With a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which earn on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. It’s about average when it comes to domestic vs. international earning averages for previous films and that’s without major markets opening. It should swing to heavily favoring international earnings once China opens. The film’s budget though is less than half the average Spider-Man film which average $209.5 million. So, the film needs to make far less to be as profitable.

Ant-Man and the Wasp came in at #26 for the weekend adding $90,00 to its domestic total to bring that to $216.5 million. Internationally the film gained about $400,000 million internationally over the week to bring that amount to $405.6. Worldwide the film has earned $622.1 million.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and be somewhere above $100 million over the original when it’s all over. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Deadpool 2 wasn’t on the chart for the weekend, but the film added about $1,000 to its domestic total. The film has earned $318.5 million domestically and $415.8 internationally for a worldwide total of $734.2 million. The sequel lags the original in every way and with a much higher budget, it’s unlikely it’ll be as profitable as the original. It is the second most successful “X” film domestically behind the original (not adjusted for inflation) and worldwide the film is in third place (again unadjusted).

Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther both gained some dollars. It’s unknown if this was actual gains or adjustments. Avengers: Infinity War added about $78,000 to its international earnings. Black Panther added about $3,000 internationally.

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.094 billion
Total International Gross: $3.110 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.205 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.283 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $261.8 million
Average International Gross: $388.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $650.6 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $522.4 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.

Where the Data Ranks 2018’s Comic Book Films. Venom’s Record Opening

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.

It was a record weekend at the box office. Sony‘s Venom delivered an estimated $80 million opening topping the previous October best opening by more than $20 million. That opening is better than Marvel’s $75.8 million opening for Ant-Man and the Wasp earlier this year and just behind Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s $84.4 million.

The film appears to be bullet proof from reviews as it received largely negative ones from critics and a “B+” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The audience was 59% male and 36% of the audience was age 25 years or older. That’s much younger audience than expected and indicates kids are driving this film’s success.

Internationally, the film opened with $125.2 million from 58 markets for a record October opening of over $205 million. The film opens in France next weekend, Japan in November, and China’s release has yet to be dated.

Without superhero competition for the foreseeable future, it’s unknown what the drop will be in the second weekend. But, with a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which earn on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. It’s about average when it comes to domestic vs. international earning averages for previous films and that’s without major markets opening. It should swing to heavily favoring international earnings once China opens. The film’s budget though is less than half the average Spider-Man film which average $209.5 million. So, the film needs to make far less to be as profitable.

This past weekend, Ant-Man and the Wasp Ant-Man and the Wasp held steady at #27 earning an estimated $132,000 to bring its domestic total to $216.4 million. Internationally the film gained about $900,000 million internationally over the week to bring that amount to $405.2. Worldwide the film has earned $621.6 million.

The film has not only passed the original domestically (both adjusted and not-adjusted for inflation) but it also has passed it internationally. The film should keeping adding dollars to its total for the next month and be somewhere above $100 million over the original when it’s all over. The sequel has a budget of about $32 million more than the original so it’ll need to that to even out profitability.

Deadpool 2 wasn’t on the chart for the weekend, but the film added about $4,000 to its domestic total. The film has earned $318.5 million domestically and $415.8 internationally for a worldwide total of $734.2 million. The sequel lags the original in every way and with a much higher budget, it’s unlikely it’ll be as profitable as the original. It is the second most successful “X” film domestically behind the original (not adjusted for inflation) and worldwide the film is in third place (again unadjusted).

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

Total Domestic Gross: $2.031 billion
Total International Gross: $2.998 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.030 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $897.1 million
Total “Profit”: $4.108 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $253.9 million
Average International Gross: $374.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $628.7 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $500.6 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.

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