Overcoming how Marvel's films appeared on their second weekends.
Author: Brian Gallagher and Terri Schwartz
Traditionally, most of Marvel's films have no other competitors on the opening weekend, which often leads to great debuts at the American ticket office. With Captain Marvel only on the second weekend in theaters and after exceeding 200 million dollars in the United States, many may wonder how his second weekend at the box office falls compared to other films from the MCU series. We have an answer.
Here are the movies that have kept their audience the most from weekend to weekend two, ranked in order from the smallest drops to the largest, with all the data downloaded from the Box Office Mojo. Have any of you surprised you?
- Black Panther (2018) – decrease by 44.7%
- Thor (2011) – 47.2% decrease
- Man of iron (2008) – decrease by 48.1%
- Doctor Strange (2016) – Fall by 49.5%
- Marvel & # 39; s The Avengers (2012) – decrease by 50.3%
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – decrease by 53.5%
- Captain Marvel (2019) – decrease by 54.8% (estimated)
- Galactic guards (2014) – 55.3% decrease
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – 55.5% decrease
- Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – 55.5% decrease
- Ant man (2015) – 56.5% decrease
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – decrease by 56.6%
- Thor: Dark World (2013) – 57.3% decrease
- Iron Man 3 (2013) – decrease by 58.4%
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – 59.4% decrease
- Iron Man 2 (2010) – 59.4% decrease
- Captain America. Civil War (2016) – decrease by 59.5%
- Amazing Hulk (2008) – decrease by 60.1%
- Captain America: The first avenger (2011) – decrease by 60.7%
- Ant-Man and Wasp (2018) – decrease by 61.6%
- Spider-Man: Return home (2017) – decline by 62.2%
It is worth noting that the percentage drop between the first and the second weekend cash is not necessarily the success or failure of the film. However, the smaller the decrease from the first to the second weekend, the more likely it is that the film will be continued at the box office compared to the opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the average fall of the second weekend for MCU film is 56%.
A large part of these films began with the big opening weekend, such as the Avengers: Infinity War, which opened $ 257.7 million, so it's quite normal that many people who see the hit in the first opening weekend will lead to a relatively average drop in the second weekend weekend. Other films, such as Black Panther, kept verbally orally during weeks, which led to smaller weekly drops, because people still watched them in cinemas and resulted in a strong cumulative gross national gross.
The Black Panther's low earnings downgrades between the release weeks have led to an impressive $ 700 million in US dollars alone, beating $ 678 million US Infinity War to make Black Panther the most profitable MCU film in the US. (Rankings around the world are different.)
Captain Marvel seems to be on the right track to run similar to (but probably a bit more successful) 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This movie also opened with a healthy number (146.5 million dollars vs. 153.4 million captains) Marvel) and exceeded $ 200 million in the second weekend ($ 248.4 million for GotG Vol. 2 vs. 266.2 million for CM). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ended with a profit of USD 389.8 million in the United States, so if Captain Marvel stays on this track, he has a good chance of hitting a national gross mark worth USD 400 million until the end of his run – what, for the context it would make the seventh highest-paid MCU movie in the US.
All MCU films, but five managed to win at least on the first two weekends, and each of the Avengers and Avengers: Infinity War won the first three weekends, and Black Panther – the largest series of all MCUs, winning the first five weekends in a row – feat so rare, that it was the first Avatar movie that did it.
While every MCU movie opened at # 1 in the box office, only five films in the series have their own dominance for only one week: the bottom four on the above list and one surprise, which took a much higher place.
The first of them is, as you might expect, the MCU of the lowest incomes, The Incredible Hulk from 2008. This film, the second in the history of the MCU, which opened just a few months after Iron Man in the summer of 2008, fell by 60.1% and dropped to second place in the second weekend, for the newcomer Get Smart, which debuted from 38.1 million USD. The second was Captain America: The First Avenger from 2011, who dropped 60.7% on the second weekend with $ 25.5 million, falling to third in his second cage, behind Cowboys & Aliens ($ 36.4 million) and The Smurfs (35.6 million dollars).
The third – a surprise in the mix – was Guardians of the Galaxy from 2014, which fell by 55.3% from USD 42.1 million, falling to second place in the second cage for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USD 65.5 million). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (a decrease of 56.5% from 191.2 million USD gross) ended with a worse result than Guardians; Interestingly, GotG regained first place at the box office in the fourth, fifth and sixth weeks of the release thanks to a positive oral transmission and reception, and then obtained 333 million dollars in the US.
The fourth MCU movie is Ant-Man and Wasp ($ 75.8 million), which fell 61.6% from $ 29 million, and the other from Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ($ 44 million). The finals of the five are the film with the biggest drop from the second weekend of the MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017. In the second film, this movie fell by 62.2%, which gives $ 44.2 million for War For the Planet of the Apes (56.2 million dollars).
Of the five films, only four failed to cross the coveted $ 200 million mark at the national box office. The four cheapest MCU films that could not exceed $ 200 million are Thor ($ 181.1 million), Ant-Man ($ 180.2 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($ 176.6 million) and The Incredible Hulk (134.8 million dollars).