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Far From Home Closes in on Captain Marvel

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. With 2018’s films wrapped up, we’ve turned our focus squarely on 2019.


This past weekend, Spider-Man: Far From Home earned an estimated $665,000. The movie’s domestic total now stands at $389.2 million. Over the week, the film added about $750,000 internationally to bring that total to $739.1 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.127 billion. It’s now less than $1 million away from Captain Marvel‘s total of $1.128 billion. It’ll be a week or two but the film will likely pass it and become the ninth highest-grossing comic adaptation worldwide.

The Kitchen, based on the Vertigo comic miniseries, continues to struggle at the box office but it’s earning dollars. Over the week, the film earned about $85,000 domestically for the week and $300,000 internationally. The movie has brought in just over $12 million domestically, $3 million internationally, and over $15 million worldwide. That’s far short of the $37 million reported budget. It’s also the worst-performing comic adaptation of the year.

Avengers: Endgame is still bringing in money after 21 weeks. The movie earned about $8,000 domestically over the week to bring that total to $858.4 million. Along with its $1.938 billion internationally, the film has grossed $2.796 billion worldwide.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.030 billion
Total International Gross: $4.214 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.244 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.234 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.010 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $225.6 million
Average International Gross: $468.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $693.7 million
Average Budget: $137.1 million
Average Profit: $556.7 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,373,000
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$388,199,554
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$12,049,257
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,937,901,401
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$739,076,642
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,100,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$3,000,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,796,274,401
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$1,127,276,196
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,471,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$15,049,257
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,440,274,401
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$967,276,196
Shazam!WB$264,471,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$21,950,743
FilmStudioGross/Budget
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.85
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.05
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.64
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.41

Review: Venom #18

Venom #18

Absolute Carnage” continues within the pages of Venom #18 with lots of action and some solid humor.

Donny Cates gives us a comic that feels like it stands on its own with the “Absolute Carnage” event. Dylan and Normie Osborn are still with the Maker as we learn about Sleeper. But, the focus is on the Maker who we all know is up to something more than he’s letting on.

Cates is able to mix humor and action to deliver a comic that feels like it’s solidly paced and just pure entertainment. This is a comic you can pick up and just enjoy, no thought needed. Just enjoy the experience.

That’s helped by the art of Iban Coello. There’s something that fits so well with this issue as far as the art. Along with Rain Beredo’s colors and Clayton Cowles’ lettering, it all comes together for a visual treat. The style and choices are entertaining and there’s a cute innocence in the art that belies the more horror nature of the underlying story. Instead the art style plays towards the humorous aspect of the story.

Venom #18 is just a solid comic. It does what it needs to do and does it in an entertaining way. There’s solid jokes in both dialogue and visuals and together it all creates a comic that feels like part of an event and not at the same time.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Iban Coello
Color: Rain Beredo Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Far From Home Challenges Captain Marvel

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. With 2018’s films wrapped up, we’ve turned our focus squarely on 2019.


This past weekend, Spider-Man: Far From Home saw a dip after last weekend’s boost at the box office. The film came in at #13 at the domestic weekend box office. The film added $1.2 million over the weekend to its total to bring that to $388.1 million. It also added $2 million to its international total over the week. That total now stands at $738.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.126 billion. It’s now just $2 million behind Captain Marvel‘s worldwide total of $1.128 billion. There’s a chance it’ll pass that film’s total before the week is up.

The Kitchen, based on the Vertigo comic miniseries, continues to struggle at the box office but it’s earning dollars. The film earned $180,000 domestically for the week and nothing internationally. The movie has brought in just shy of $12 million domestically, $2.7 million internationally, and $14.7 million worldwide. That’s far short of the $37 million reported budget. It’s also the worst-performing comic adaptation of the year.

Avengers: Endgame is still bringing in money after 20 weeks. The movie came in at #42 with an estimated $12,000 to bring its domestic total to $858.4 million. Along with its $1.938 billion internationally, the film has grossed $2.796 billion worldwide.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.029 billion
Total International Gross: $4.212 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.242 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.234 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.009 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $225.5 million
Average International Gross: $468 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $693.6 million
Average Budget: $137.1 million
Average Profit: $556.5 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,365,685
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$388,112,846
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$11,964,741
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,937,901,401
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$738,231,077
Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,100,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$2,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,796,267,086
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$1,122,343,923
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,471,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$14,664,741
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,440,267,086
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$966,343,923
Shazam!WB$264,471,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$22,335,259
FilmStudioGross/Budget
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.85
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.04
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.64
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.40

Preview: Venom #18

Venom #18

(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello (CA) Kyle Hotz
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN!

• Carnage’s unlikely and symbiotic allies swarm Venom and his family!
• As all hell continues to break loose as Carnage’s army swarms the streets of New York, Eddie Brock has his hands full at Rex’s Warehouse!

Venom #18

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

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Far From Home Gets a Boost From Its Extended Cut

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. With 2018’s films wrapped up, we turn our focus squarely on 2019.


This past weekend, Spider-Man: Far From Home saw a big boost at the box office. The film improved up to eighth from last weekend’s 15th by earning $4.3 million. That’s a 153.2% increase over the previous weekend. The film was re-released with extra footage. The film has now earned $385.9 million domestically. Over the week, the film also earned $225,000 at the foreign box office. There it has earned $736.2 million for a worldwide total of $1.122 billion. It’s now just $6 million away from passing Captain Marvel and becoming the ninth highest-grossing comic adaptation worldwide.

The Kitchen, based on the Vertigo comic miniseries, continues to struggle at the box office but it’s earning dollars. The film earned $377,000 domestically for the week and $700,000 million internationally. The movie has brought in $11.8 million domestically, $2.7 million internationally, and $14.5 million worldwide. That’s far short of the $37 million reported budget. It’s also the worst-performing comic adaptation of the year.

Avengers: Endgame is still bringing in money after 19 weeks. The movie came in at #35 for the weekend and added an estimated $80,000 to its domestic total. It has now earned $858.3 million domestically. It also earned about $123,000 internationally over the week. In total the film has earned $2.796 billion.


Here’s where 2019’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.027 billion
Total International Gross: $4.210 billion
Worldwide Gross: $6.238 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.234 billion
Total “Profit”: $5.004 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $225.3 million
Average International Gross: $467.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $693.1 million
Average Budget: $137.1 million
Average Profit: $556.0 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. The bold numbers are above average while those below average are not.

FilmStudioDomestic Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$858,357,001
Captain MarvelBV$426,829,839
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$385,887,588
Shazam!WB$140,371,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$85,710,210
Dark PhoenixFox$65,845,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$30,712,119
HellboyLions$21,903,748
The KitchenWB$11,784,235
FilmStudioInternational Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$1,937,901,401
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$736,225,008
/Captain MarvelBV$701,444,955
Alita: Battle AngelFox$319,142,333
Shazam!WB$224,100,000
Dark PhoenixFox$186,597,000
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$83,390,702
HellboyLions$18,882,732
The KitchenWB$2,700,000
FilmStudioWorldwide Gross
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,796,258,402
Captain MarvelBV$1,128,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$1,122,112,596
Alita: Battle AngelFox$404,852,543
Shazam!WB$364,471,656
Dark PhoenixFox$252,442,974
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$114,102,821
HellboyLions$40,786,480
The KitchenWB$14,484,235
FilmStudioGross-Budget
Avengers: EndgameBV$2,440,258,402
Captain MarvelBV$976,274,794
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony$962,112,596
Shazam!WB$264,471,656
Alita: Battle AngelFox$234,852,543
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films$105,602,821
Dark PhoenixFox$52,442,974
HellboyLions-$9,213,520
The KitchenWB-$22,515,765
FilmStudioGross/Budget
Dragon Ball Super: BrolyFUNamation Films13.42
Avengers: EndgameBV7.85
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSony7.01
Captain MarvelBV4.61
Shazam!WB3.64
Alita: Battle AngelFox2.38
Dark PhoenixFox1.26
HellboyLions0.82
The KitchenWB0.39

Review: Venom #17

Venom #17

Venom #17 drops the series right into “Absolute Carnage,” the event spreading from the Spider-Man titles. It’s also a follow-up in some ways to the one-shot Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety.

Venom is off with Spider-Man attempting to stop Carnage’s plan but that leaves his son/brother with the Maker. Yes, the Maker, the evil Reed Richards from the Ultimate Universe. Some of the issue is hinted at in Absolute Carnage #2, also out this week. And having read that first, I really wanted to know what happened in this issue. What’s entailed is pure action with a style that’s reminiscent of films of the 80s and 90s. Quips. Guns. And just solid action moments.

Writer Donny Cates delivers fantastic pacing and energy in this comic which is one piece of the bigger puzzle of the event. On its own, it doesn’t quite stand but in the bigger picture, it’s great. There’s a good mix of action cliches that just makes the comic work and makes it fun.

The art by Iban Coello is fantastic. The color from Rain Beredo and lettering by Clayton Cowles, it all comes together to really stand out and pop. There’s also some solid page layouts that are really interesting towards the beginning of the comic. Venom is a series as a whole that has consistently solid artwork to accompany fantastic writing.

Venom #17 is a great comic as part of the event. For those not checking that out, it doesn’t quite work. But, there’s still something to it in that being stalked/horror story way. Cates is consistently delivering an interesting Venom and even in an event tie-in finds new aspects to add depth to his world.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Iban Coello
Color: Rain Beredo Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.45 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Doctor Mirage #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Absolute Carnage #2/Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #1/Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1/Venom #17 (Marvel) – Events often don’t live up to the hype but “Absolute Carnage” has delivered so far. There’s only been good to great so far so we’re all in until we see otherwise.

Batman/Superman #1 (DC Comics) – The Batman Who Laughs has poisoned superheroes and this classic team-up returns to deal with it. The next chapter in an epic tale.

Doctor Mirage #1 (Valiant) – How do you solve the case of your own death? That concept is too cool to not check out.

Grass (Drawn & Quarterly) – An anti-war graphic novel about a Korean girl forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

House of X #3 (Marvel) – The big picture is finally revealed and Hickman isn’t giving us a restart of the X-Universe but delivering the next major event.

Killers #2 (Valiant) – A deeper dive into Valiants “Ninja” world. It’s been cool so far adding a lot to this intriguing corner of the universe.

Knights Temporal #2 (Aftershock) – The first issue was really intriguing with a knight transported to modern times. The details are still a mystery but it’s a mystery we’re intrigued by.

Mall #1 (Vault Comics) – The Mall isn’t just a bunch of stores, this consumeristic mecca is filled with tribes and name brand gangs!

Manor Black #2 (Dark Horse) – If you read the first issue, you know why this is on the list. The comic is a mix of horror and superheroes and we’re intrigued to see where it all goes.

Marvel Comics #1000 (Marvel) – We’ve read this one and it’s an intriguing celebration of Marvel’s 80 years.

Mountainhead #1

Mountainhead #1 (IDW Publishing) – A father and son are nomads who think the government is after them. A lone survivor of a climbing expedition is covered in blood. The two will collide in this intriguing debut.

Power Pack: Grow Up #1 (Marvel) – Louise Simonson and June Brigman return to the beloved characters to celebrate 80 years of Marvel.

Red Winter #2 (Scout Comics) – The first issue was solid gritty crime/noir and we’re all in for the second issue.

Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga (Dead Reckoning) – Exploring the bloodiest battle of World War II.

Tommy Gun Wizards #1 (Dark Horse) – An alternate history where Eliot Ness is after Al Capone who’s dealing in magic.

Around the Tubes

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #2

It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What are you all excited for? Let us know in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Nothing stays dead in Raining Knives – Free comics!

Comicbook – Woody Harrelson Returning for Venom Sequel – We’re surprised by this?

Reviews

The Beat – Blank Canvas
Comics Bulletin –
Elfin Lied Omnibus Vol. 2
Sequart –
Grand Slam Romance Vol. 1
Talking Comics –
Once & Future #1
Newsarama –
Superman: Year One #2
Talking Comics –
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #2

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