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Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Justice League Debuts While Thor Crosses $700 Million

2017 feels like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Justice League failed to top $100 million domestically in its opening three day weekend earning an estimated $93.8 million. The film won the weekend but fell short of expectations which saw it earning between $100 and $110 million. The film earned $13 million on Thursday previews which was $2 million more than Wonder Woman. That film earned $103.2 million. It’s the lowest opening for any of the DC Extended Universe films so far.

But, things weren’t all bad as the film also brought in $185.5 million from 65 foreign markets to bring its worldwide total to $278.8 million. The film had the second largest opening ever for a Warner Bros. film in China and it has yet to open in Japan. That happens on November 23. With a reported budget of $300 million, the film will need to earn about $600 million to break even.

Reviews of the film were mixed with a B+ CinemaScore. The audience was 58% male and 69% over the age of 25. We predict the film will earn between $200 and $250 million domestically with $500-$600 at foreign markets to be around $750 million total, a number that’s nothing to sneeze at.

This coming week sees the release of Coco which will likely bump Justice Leaguefrom the top of the box office and add to a narrative of its failure.

Thor: Ragnarok came in third for the weekend and brought in an additional $21.8 million domestically to bring that total to $247.4 million. It also added an estimated $24.1 million internationally to bring that total to $490.7 million and the worldwide total over $700 million. Worldwide the film has earned $738.1 million so far. The movie pass Logan and currently is at #19 in the all time comic earnings. It has also shot pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Doctor Strange, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, and the original Thor. It will likely surpass Suicide Squad, X-Men Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man, and maybe Guardians of the Galaxy this week.

My Friend Dahmer expanded in theaters and increased its earnings 2x. The film how stands at $485,675. Blade of the Immortal didn’t do all that much domestically with its total only standing at $110,615, a $12,000 increase from the previous week.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has slowed down and right now is fighting to pass the $400 million mark. It stands at $393.3 million

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. Things have shifted a lot due to the debut of Justice League. On average DC films earn $291 million domestically while Marvel earns $309.6 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $483.8 million and DC lags behind with $387 million. This will change a lot over the next few weeks and traditionally DC films out earn Marvel films domestically.

Already, the year is an interesting one with five clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade of the Immortal are generally disappointments. We’ll wait and see about My Friend Dahmer and Justice LeagueMarvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.162 billion
Total International Gross: $3.444 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.606 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.667 million
Total “Profit”: $3.928 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $135.1 million
Average International Gross: $246 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $350.4 million
Average Budget: $128.2 million
Average Profit: $222.1 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.

DC Rebirth: Recap and Review Comics Released 11/8

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pic up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


DTC_Cv968_dsAction Comics #991 Mr Oz. is actually Jor El, and he wants to take the Kents off Earth so they can live in a place that deserves them. Clark is less than enthused as he battles against Oz’s plans to ruin the world through the worst of humanity, but Jon is tempted… This is a relatively Friendly issue, but it’s not the best you’ll ever read. 6.5/10

Batgirl and the Birds Of Prey #16 In a perfect case of not judging a book by it’s cover… this Friendly book is a very interesting read – especially in today’s climate – that looks at toxic masculinity through some decidedly comic book lenses that almost work. 7/10

Detective Comics #968 So there’s a Batman from the future trying to kill Batwoman to prevent his future from happening. Future Batman is Tim Drake, and Present Tim is back and trying to stop his future….. look this sounds unFriendly, but it’s not. Not really. 7/10

The Flash#34 The first part of a new arc, aaaaaaaaand it’s Friendly. Flash has somehow gained the Negative Speed Force (I don’t remember how, and it’s not relevant here), and…. the rest basically revolved around an evil speedster called Godspeed who would steal the powers of other speedsters. 6/10

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32 features a Dark Knights Metal tie-in. Not the best time to start reading the series.

Justice League of America #18 Part one of a new arc that finds the JLA facing off against Prometheus. The first part is quite Friendly, all things considered, and as a  set up for the story to come it isn’t too bad, but it won’t set you world on fire either. 6/10

New Super-Man #17 Despite remembering very little about the previous issue, I found this to be quite Friendly, all things considered. Quality wise the comic isn’t too bad – just nothing overly spectacular. 6.25/10

REDHOTO_Cv16_dsRed Hood and the Outlaws #16 The Outlaws were recently captured by Batwoman her team of heroes in Gotham, despite their mission to fight Gotham’s underworld undercover (which the Outlaws haven’t shared with many people other than Batman). The issue opens with the Outlaws having been dropped off where super criminals typically are, and it’s pretty Friendly, although not the strongest entry in the series. 7/10

Superwoman #16 The unfortunate thing with this series is that I really don’t care about it – or for it – so I tend to not read it more often than not. So while there’s no recap here, the comic is kinda Friendly… but I’m still waiting for an issue to get excited over 6/10

Wonder Woman #34 Darksied’s daughter is hunting the children of Zeus in order to give their life essence to her father in order to restore him from his current childlike age. Her next target? Wonder Woman’s brother. No, you read that right. Wonder Woman has a brother, and this is a Friendly comic. 6.25/10


That’s a wrap for this week folks. I’ll see you next time!

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone looking forward to? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – October 2017 comics sales estimates: Metal #3 near 159k copies, four over 100k; Here’s Negan a $3.9 million book – For those enjoy the numbers race.

Newsarama – Marvel Hires Ron Richards as VP/Managing Editor of New Media – Interesting.

CBR – Wonder Woman 2 Lands Earlier Release in 2019 – We won’t have to wait as long!

 

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Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Domestic Earnings Cross $2 Billion

2017 feels like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Thor: Ragnarok repeated at the top of the box office with an estimated $56.6 million over the weekend. The film also added $76 million to its international total as well.

The film has earned $211.6 million domestically, $438.5 million internationally, and $650.1 million worldwide. That domestic total in ten days is more than the first two films’ entire domestic run. It will easily pass Doctor Strange‘s $232 million which opened the same weekend last year. It has also passed the worldwide totals of the first two films.

My Friend Dahmer expanded in theaters and increased its earnings 6x. The film how stands at $243,207. Blade of the Immortal didn’t have as much domestically with its total only standing at $98,581.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has passed Superman Returns’ worldwide total.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $307.5 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $480.7 million and DC lags behind with $437.4 million. There’s still work for DC when it comes to the international film market and it’ll be interesting to see how the new Thor and Justice League impact these totals.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. We’ll wait and see about My Friend Dahmer and Blade of the ImmortalMarvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $2.030 billion
Total International Gross: $3.206 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.236 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.367 million
Total “Profit”: $3.859 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $135.3 million
Average International Gross: $246.6 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $349.0 million
Average Budget: $113.9 million
Average Profit: $235.1 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.

Preview: Wonder Woman #34

Wonder Woman #34

(W) James Robinson (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“CHILDREN OF THE GODS” part three! Wonder Woman and her brother, Jason, finally come face-to-face! But after years apart and little knowledge of each other, can the two see eye to eye? Does Jason want anything to do with his divine family? Or does he have another agenda entirely?

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Three Comic Films Debut

2017 feels like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Thor: Ragnarok is the beginning of the holiday movie season and it started out strong domestically with a little over $121 million opening in North America. That’s the seventh largest opening for a Marvel Cinematic film and beat this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming which opened with $117 million. Thor opened with $65.7 million to go on and gross $181 million (not adjusted) domestically and $449.3 million worldwide in 2011 while Thor: The Dark World opened with $85.7 million and went on to gross $206.3 million (not adjusted) domestically and $644.6 million worldwide in 2013.

The film received an “A” Cinemascore with an audience that was 56% male and 44% female, and 63% over the age of 25.

Overseas, the film opened with an estimated $55.6 million in China, the largest ever for a November release. It also debuted with $5.2 million in India, $10.8 million in Mexico, $8.9 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Japan, and $3.7 million in Russia.

The film’s debut has pushed Marvel over $13 billion globally and $5 billion domestically.

But, Thor: Ragnarok wasn’t the only debut for comic films this week.

My Friend Dahmer opened in four theaters earning $45,000. That’s a very healthy per-theater average. Blade of the Immortal also made its domestic debut earning $42,000 in 30 theaters. The film already has earned $6.7 million from its release in Japan earlier in the year.

We missed this last week, but Spider-Man: Homecoming is still bringing in money adding about $100,000 to its domestic total. The film still leads this year’s comic adaptations.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is now at $389.6 million passing Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, and Batman Begins in worldwide earnings.

Wonder Woman continues to add to its total as it winds down its run. The film has the highest domestic gross of the year and second highest gross/budget. The film has passed the 2002 Spider-Man when it comes to worldwide gross. It now sits at #11.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $302.1 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $472.9 million and DC lags behind with $437.4 million. There’s still work for DC when it comes to the international film market and it’ll be interesting to see how the new Thor and Justice League impact these totals.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Thor: RagnarokWonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. We’ll wait and see about My Friend Dahmer and Blade of the ImmortalMarvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $1.938 billion
Total International Gross: $3.071 billion
Worldwide Gross: $5.009 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.367 million
Total “Profit”: $3.632 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $129.2 million
Average International Gross: $236.2 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $333.9 million
Average Budget: $113.9 million
Average Profit: $220 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.

Diamond Select Toys Coming in 2018: Pacific Rim Uprising, Kingdom Hearts and Justice League!

It’s November, which means the new Previews catalog is in comic shops! With several big blockbusters on the horizon, Diamond Select Toys is offering a dozen new items that will ship in the first half of 2018, based on new movies like Justice League and Pacific Rim: Uprising, but also venerated video games like Kingdom Hearts, timeless cartoons like Justice League and Batman Beyond, and current comics and TV shows from Marvel! Read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Batman Beyond Version 2 Animated Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Our first Batman Beyond bust did so well that we’re revisiting the hero in an all-new sculpt! This action-packed interpretation of Terry McGinnis, the Batman of a future Gotham City, shows him with his wings extended, preparing to hurl a Batarang! This approximately 6-inch resin bust is posed atop a building base capturing the architecture of Neo-Gotham, and is limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV172427, SRP: $59.99)

DC Gallery Justice League Movie PVC Dioramas

A Diamond Select Toys release! How big is your gallery? The biggest DC movie so far has inspired a movie-based expansion to our DC Gallery line, starting with these five PVC Dioramas! Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash lead the charge in five dynamic sculptures, each depicting the hero prepared to charge into the fray. Sculpted in approximately 9” scale, each PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Coming soon: Wonder Woman!

Aquaman PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172421, SRP: $45.00)

Batman PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172422, SRP: $45.00)

Cyborg PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172423, SRP: $45.00)

The Flash PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172424, SRP: $45.00)

Superman PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172425, SRP: $45.00)

Justice League Animated Wonder Woman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Complete the League! Between the Batman, Superman and Justice League lines, Diamond Select Toys has released all of the members of the original animated Justice League except one, and now it’s time for the crown jewel in the tiara! Wonder Woman completes the league with this approximately 6-inch resin bust, posed atop a section of the Justice League’s Watchtower satellite. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV172426, SRP: $59.99)

Kingdom Hearts Minimates Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most popular video game franchises of all time is joining the Minimates family! The 2-inch mini-figure line that brought fans the highly popular Nightmare Before Christmas series will jump back into the world of Disney, with three new two-packs: Sora with Donald, Mickey with Goofy, and Space Paranoids Donald with Tron! Each mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts and 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories, including Keyblades, identity discs and more! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #NOV172432, SRP: $9.99 each.)

Marvel Gallery X-23 Wolverine PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s the best there is at what she does, and she gets it from her dad’s side! The all-new Wolverine (formerly X-23, now just Laura Kinney) is the newest entry in the Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this detailed sculpture is made of high-quality PVC, and features collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box.

Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #NOV172443, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Minimates Series 75 Defenders Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Marvel Minimates line has reached its 75th assortment! That’s 15 years of mini-figures, each assortment featuring characters and costumes available exclusively at comic book shops! While DST has made nearly 400 different Marvel characters over the years, for the landmark Series 75 DST chose to revisit the street-level world of the Defenders, whose comic relaunch recently topped the sales charts. The team’s new costumes highlight this assortment, which pairs Luke Cage with Iron Fist, Daredevil with Ghost Rider (the first Robbie Reyes Minimate!), Punisher with Moon Knight, and Jessica Jones with the Purple Man (his first comic-style Minimate!). Plus, this series features the first-ever Minimates build-a-figure! Collect all four sets to build a full-sized Minimate of SHIELD agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake! Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV172445, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Gallery Netflix Iron Fist PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! He is the Immortal Iron Fist! The fourth member of the Defenders on Netflix joins the Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas, completing the team of crimefighters! This approximately 9-inch sculpture depicts Danny Rand, defender of K’Un Lun, atop a New York City rooftop, brandishing his glowing fist. Made of high-grade plastic, this sculpture features collectible-quality paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV172444, SRP: $45.00)

Pacific Rim Uprising Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to return to Pacific Rim! With a sequel to the fan-favorite mechs-vs.-monsters movie headed to theaters in early 2018, DST is preparing for the apocalypse with a line of action figures depicting the film’s all-new Jaeger robots! Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena and Bracer Phoenix make up Series 1, each with a full range of articulation and each packaged in the famous Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. These specialty-exclusive versions include weapons and accessories not available at any other retailer! Don’t let the kaiju onslaught take you by surprise! Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks! (Item #NOV172420, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Thor Ragnarok Debuts Internationally

2017 feels like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… not opinions.

Thor: Ragnarok opened in 36 international markets with $107.6 million. That opening is 4% above Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and 22% above Doctor Strange. The film opens in North American theaters this coming week as well as Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, Austria, and more (almost 100% of the global marketplace).

We missed this last week, but Spider-Man: Homecoming is still bringing in money adding about $200,000 to its domestic total. The foreign box office was adjusted down over the week by $1 million. The film still leads this year’s comic adaptations with two more looking to dethrone it.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle added $33 million over the week worldwide. The film is still behind the original and can be considered a mediocre success. The film is now beating this year’s comic adaptation’s “profit” average.

Wonder Woman continues to add to its total as it winds down its run. The film has the highest domestic gross of the year and second highest gross/budget. It added a little over $33,000 to its total over the weekend. The film is just $74,000 behind the 2002 Spider-Man when it comes to worldwide gross. It currently sits at #12 at the all time comic adaptation list with a chance to move to #11.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.8 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.3 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $437.4 million. There’s still work for DC when it comes to the international film market and it’ll be interesting to see how the new Thor and Justice League impact these totals.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers. With a new film opening the averages have dipped.

Total Domestic Gross: $1.815 billion
Total International Gross: $2.748 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.563 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.187 million
Total “Profit”: $3.373 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $151.3 million
Average International Gross: $249.8 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $380.2 million
Average Budget: $107.9 million
Average Profit: $272.3 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.

Kidrobot Releases New Wonder Woman Medium Art Figure by Tara McPherson

Kidrobot has teamed up once again with New York City based artist, Tara McPherson, for something wonder full! In conjunction with DC Comics and just in time for the Justice League movie premiere, Kidrobot has unveiled the stunning Wonder Woman Art Figure by Tara McPherson.

In this 11 inch tall art figure, Tara McPherson has reimagined the unconquerable female warrior, Wonder Woman. Holding her signature lasso of truth and packaged in a beautifully crafted box, this collectible art piece puts a signature stamp on comic and art lovers alike.

This epic figure comes in two must-have color ways: the beautifully designed traditional color way and the Kidrobot.com exclusive grayscale version (limited to 300 pieces world-wide). Diana Prince’s alter ego is ready to make a statement of truth, justice and the Amazonian way in your collection.

Don’t wait!  Catch this highly anticipated art piece before the Justice League calls again!

Preview: Wonder Woman #33

Wonder Woman #33

(W) James Robinson (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) Bryan Hitch
RATED T
In Shops: Oct 25, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“TIMES PAST” part one! Grail, the daughter of Darkseid, has been on a quest to restore her father to his full power and glory after the events of Darkseid War! She must challenge children of the gods to steal their energy for the almighty Darkseid. Will any hero of myth be able to withstand her onslaught?!

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