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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.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Takes First and $253 Million Worldwide

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald topped the weekend box office and earned an estimated $62 million, about $13 million shy of the first film in the series.

The film should do well over the holidays but the reviews have been mixed with just 40% on RottenTomatoes and 53 on Metacritic. It received a “B+” CinemaScore, which is a dip from the first film’s “A.” The audience was 57% female and 69% of the audience age 25 years or older.

Internationally, the film brought in $191 million from 79 markets setting a record in 18 of them. Overall the film earned $253.2 million worldwide.

Dropping to second place was Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch which added an estimated $38.2 million to its domestic total bringing that to $126.5 million. The film also earned $9.4 million from 23 foreign markets for a new total of $25.2 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody came in third bringing in an estimated $15.7 million for a domestic total of $127.8 million. Internationally the film earned an estimated $45.5 million bringing its foreign total to $256.4 million and $384.3 million worldwide so far off of a $52 million budget.

In fourth place was the new film Instant Family which earned an estimated $14.7 million off of a $48 million budget. It was the lower end of expectations but the film did get an “A” CinemaScore. The film’s audience was 65% female and 61% over 35 years old.

Rounding out the top five was another new film, Widows. With an estimated $12.3 million, that opening was a bit below expectations. The film added 18 markets over the weekend earning an estimated $2.8 million to bring that total to $7.3 million.

When it comes to comic film adaptations…

Venom came in at #11 with an estimated $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $210 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look into this year’s comic adaptations and their box office earnings.

Diamond Select Toys In Stores Now: Venom, Black Panther, Pacific Rim and More!

This week is a big week for giant robot fans, as the first-ever assortment of D-Formz PVC Figurines, based on Pacific Rim Uprising, hits stores! They’re actually very small, but it’s still a big deal! They’re joined on shelves by  two new Nightmare Before Christmas Coffin Dolls and four – four! – new Marvel Gallery PVC Dioramas: Venom, Star-Lord, Black Panther and Cloak & Dagger!

Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dimorphic Duo shine their light on the Marvel Gallery line! Representing the forces of darkness and light, Cloak and Dagger are the newest PVC diorama to come out of DST, with the lithe figure of Tandy Bowen throwing her light daggers as Tyrone Johnson materializes behind her from the Darkforce Dimension. This 9-inch PVC diorama captures them in their timeless costumes, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, and hand-sculpted by Jon Matthews! (Item #JUN182324, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Venom PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Can you smell what the Brock is cooking? Peter Parker-hating Eddie Brock reunites with his partner in hate, the alien symbiote, to become Venom once more in the latest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture depicts Venom mid-merge, with Brock visible under the symbiote, and is made of a high-grade plastic with detailed scupting and paint applications. Diorama comes pakaged in a full-color window box. (Item # MAY182304,SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Version 2 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How hot is your Gallery? The Black Panther braves the flames to become the newest PVC Diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! Vaulting over the flaming wreckage of a car chase gone bad, T’Challa is sculpted in a 9-inch scale and cast in opaque and translucent plastic for a realistic flame effect. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, the diorama comes in a full-color window box. (Item #MAY182305, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Star-Lord! Who? You know, Star-Lord? The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, comrade of the Avengers, enemy of Thanos and his cohorts? No? Well, this 9” scale PVCdiorama stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the space hero rocketing up with his jet-pack, element guns drawn. This exclusive unmasked version features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #JUN182326, SRP: $45.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Deluxe Coffin Dolls

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Coffin Dolls line just got super-sized! Just in time for the 25th anniversary, these two new releases of Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas feature new facial expressions and new accessories – a podium for Jack and a cauldron and spoon for Sally! Each 14” scale doll features a real cloth costume and multiple points of articulation, looking like it just stepped off the big screen! Each comes packaged in an oversized coffin-shaped window box. Heads not final.

Podium Jack Doll (Item # MAY182295, SRP: $74.99)

Cauldron Sally Doll (Item # MAY182294, SRP: $74.99)

Pacific Rim D-Formz PVC Figurines Blind Box Asst

Join the Uprising! The new Pacific Rim Uprising movie has introduced the world to new heroic Jaeger robots and new evil Kaiju monsters, and now you can get them all in a tiny, collectible format! Each blind-packaged box contains either a Jaeger or a Kaiju, sculpted in the adorable “chibi” style, including Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena, Bracer Phoenix and the hideous Raijin! There are 7 different variations to collect! Sculpted by Bigshot Toy Works. A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #APR182180, SRP: $7.99/ea.)

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Takes the Weekend’s Top Spot. Venom Debuts in China with $111 Million

The holiday season was good to the Grinch as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch debuted at the top of the box office with a $66 million weekend. That’s the third largest animated film opening in November and should do well through the holidays. It received an “A-” CinemaScore with a 71% score on Rottentomatoes.

The film opened internationally in 23 location with $12.7 million for a $78.7 million global debut from a reported $75 million budget.

Bohemian Rhapsody dropped to second place after debuting in first. It earned an estimated $30.9 million and has now crossed $100 million domestically. It also earned $63 million internationally to bring that total to $185.3 million for a worldwide total of $285.3 million.

Overlord, another debut for the weekend, opened in third and an estimated $10.1 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore with an audience that was 69% male.

In its second weekend, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms dropped to fourth with an estimated $9.6 million to bring its total to $35.3 million. Internationally, the film also added $13.5 million from 45 markets to increase that total to $96.7 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story which also debuted this weekend. The film earned an estimated $8 million from a $43 million budget. The film earned a “B” CinemaScore from an audience that was 52% female and 74% aged 25 years or older.

Internationally the film continued its roll-out to 49 markets where it earned an estimated $6.2 million for an international total of $8.3 million.

When it comes to comic adaptations…

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.

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

Preview: Venom #8

Venom #8

(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello (CA) Ryan Stegman
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE ABYSS” CONTINUES!
• After the gut-wrenching events of last issue, Eddie Brock finds himself alone for the first time in a LONG time, and the silence is deafening…
• A can’t-miss issue for those looking to see the beginnings of next summer’s VENOM epic!

Deadpool Goes Big in the New Legends in 3D Bust Line!

They say bigger is better, and Diamond Select Toys is going to put it to the test! Starting this week, the Legends in Three Dimensions line of resin busts is shipping to comic shops and specialty stores, and each half-scale bust measures at least 10 inches tall! Deadpool kicks off a series of icons from the worlds of comics, film, TV and video games, forming a bust collection unlike any other! Read on for details, and reserve your favorites at a store near you!

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Deadpool ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with finely sculpted details and exacting paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182170, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jaeger alert! The Legends in 3D line goes on the attack with this bust of Gipsy Danger from the first Pacific Rim movie. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this massive bust features incredible sculpted and painted detail, and is the ultimate cinematic collectible from the Pacific Rim movies. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, the bust comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks! (Item #JUN182315; SRP: $200.00)

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Venom ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Don’t get tongue-tied! Shout out your love for all things Venom with this breathtaking and drool-inducing half-scale bust of Venom! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this bust of Spider-Man’s least favorite dancing partner is based on a design by Joe Allard, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. This bust is limited to only 1,000 numbered pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color hand-numbered box. (Item #JUL182501, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Watchmen Movie Rorschach ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The conspiracy is real! Diamond Select Toys and Legends in Three Dimensions have colluded on a line of colossal half-scale busts of pop-culture icons, and up next is the ultimate whistle-blower, Rorschach! The anti-hero of the Watchmen movie is now an epic 10” bust, with detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it’s the ultimate Watchmen collectible! Bust comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box with a numbered base and a certificate of authenticity. (Item #AUG182581, $150.00)

Legends in 3D Iron Giant Movie Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The largest-scale Iron Giant collectible ever made is the newest Legend in Three Dimensions! The Legends in 3D line expands to the world of animation with this 10-inch bust of the Iron Giant, star of the animated film of the same name. With his pal Hogarth perched on his shoulder, this bust is the ultimate gift for any fan of The Iron Giant, or of iron giants in general. Limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard! (Item #SEP182331, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D The Muppets AnimAL ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Another Legend is in the making! One of the Muppet Show’s most iconic Muppets, Electric Mayhem drummer Animal, is the first felt fellow to be made into a half-scale bust in the Legends in 3D line! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this resin bust of Animal was sculpted by Rocco Tartamella from a design by Joe Allard. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each bust comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.  (Item #OCT182226, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Spider-Gwen ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghost Spider strikes! The breakout spider-hero breaks into the Legends in 3 Dimensions line as the newest half-scale resin bust. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a webbed-up pillar base, Spider-Gwen is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (SRP: $150.00)

Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks Into First as New Movies Take 1, 2, 3

Bohemian Rhapsody topped the weekend domestic box office with an estimated $50 million. The film has a reported budget of $52 million.

The film was hit by some critics for accuracy but audiences loved it giving it an “A” CinemaScore. With an audience of 51% female and 78% of the crowd age 25 years or older, the film should have solid legs for a while iwht little direct competition.

Internationally, the film expanded to 64 total overseas markets. It debuted in the UK last weekend. This weekend it earned an estimated $72.5 million for a global total of $141 million so far. It adds another 14 markets next weekend including Japan.

In second place was The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which opened with an estimated $20 million which is the lower end of expectations. The film didn’t receive good reviews or word of mouth receiving a “B+” CinemaScore and poor Metacritic and RottenTomatoes scores. The film also debuted in 45 international markets bringing in an estimated $38.5 million for a $58.5 million global debut.

Nobody’s Fool opened in third place with an estimated $14 million. It received an “A-” CinemaScore playing to an audience that was 61% female and 77% of the audience age 18-44. The film should do fine with a budget of just $19 million.

A Star is Born dropped to fourth place with an estimated $11.1 million to bring its domestic total to $165.6 million. Internationally, the film added another $13.9 million for an international total of $128.3 million and a global total of $293.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was Halloween which dropped quite a bit in its third week release. The film added $11 million over the three days to bring its domestic total to $150.4 million. It also added $18.3 million internationally to bring that total to $79.2 and $229.6 million worldwide after three weeks. With a budget of just $10 million, it’s a guarantee we’ll see a sequel and a return of the slasher horror genre.

When it comes to comic films….

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.

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

Halloween Repeats in First Place at the Weekend Box Office

It was a repeat of 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the weekend box office as Halloween repeated with an estimated $32 million domestically to bring that total to $126.7 million after 2 weeks.

Internationally, it was also the top film with an estimated $25.6 million from 62 markets for an international total of $45.6 million.

Worldwide, the film has earned $172 million on just a $10 million budget all but guaranteeing a sequel and a return of the slasher franchises to theaters. Expect a fast track to bring back other classics and create some new ones.

In second was A Star is Born with an estimated $14.1 million domestically to bring that total to $148.7 million. The film also earned $17.6 million from 75 international markets to bring that to $104.6 million and a worldwide total over $253.3 million.

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.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween earned an estimated $7.5 million to come in fourth. The film has earned $38.3 million domestically. It also earned an estimated $10.3 million internationally bringing that number to $24.2 million for a global total of $62.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was a new film, Hunter Killer which earned an estimated $6.7 million domestically. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 55% male and 93% were aged 25 years or older.

There were no other comic adaptations that charted over the weekend and it’ll be about a month and a half until we get some more comic films at the box office. Venom has the market cornered. We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

Halloween Scares Up the Second Largest October Opening Weekend of All-Time

It was the second largest October weekend ever headed up by Halloween which earned an estimated $77.5 million for its debut weekend.

The three day debut is the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, just $3 million shy set by Venom earlier in the month. It did have the largest October opening day of all-time and the second largest ever opening for an R-rated horror film.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $14.3 million from 23 markets. It will open in another 46 markets with France next weekend followed by Australia, Brazil, Italy, Germany, and Spain the following weekend. It then opens in South Korea October 31.

With just a $10 million budget, the film’s team must be happy with the results. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 53% males and 59% were age 25 or older.

In second place, and holding on to the spot three weeks in a row, was A Star is Born. The movie earned an estimated $19.3 million to bring its domestic total to $126.4 million on a $36 million budget. Internationally, the film added an estimated $22.8 million from 75 overseas market. It still has to open in Japan which doesn’t happen until December 21.

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.

In fourth place was Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween which held steady at that spot from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $9.7 million to bring its domestic total to $28.8 million on a $35 million budget after two weeks. The film also added $6.2 million internationally to its total to bring its worldwide earnings to $39.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was First Man which earned an estimated $2.35 million over the three days. Domestically its earned just shy of $30 million. The film added 25 new markets to bring that total to 47. Internationally it earned an estimated $13.4 million to bring that total to $25.5 million.

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

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