Marvel’s films outgross DC’s; Batman’s films are the most popular

The Lego Batman Movie

For decades, fans have debated who the most popular superheroes are. The “Big Two,” DC and Marvel, are more than glad to feed into this with constant crossovers, heroes fighting other heroes (see “Batman V Superman”), or whatnot. One popularity gauge might be who brings in the most money. While Marvel’s comics these days outsell DC’s, how do the companies’ superhero movies compare?

Top 10 grossing films of 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It’s now the first weekend of 2016, so here’s a look at the top 10 grossing domestic films that were released in 2015. (Yes, I’m almost done with these “year in review” blog posts.) Information is taken from Box Office Mojo. All statistics are as of January 1, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $686.4 … Read more

Top 10 grossing animated films of 2015

Minions

This marks the final weekend of the year for 2015, so I thought I’d look at the year’s top-grossing animated films. While there’s a few days left in 2015, I don’t think it’ll make enough of an impact at this point. The domestic top 10 grossing animated films released in 2015 are listed below. Figures are taken … Read more

“The Force Awakens” breaks tons of records, “Road Chip” survives?

MacBook, notepad, and iPhone

As expected, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” awoke the box office big time, as its opening weekend broke tons of records. Box Office Mojo outlines all of the records broken, but among the more noteworthy: A $247.9 million domestic opening weekend, breaking the previous record holder, “Jurassic World.” A $529 million global opening weekend, also breaking … Read more

The “Jem” movie is one of the year’s biggest flops

"Jem"

This weekend’s box office figures are in, and the “Jem and the Holograms” movie did worse than even initially low expectations projected. The live-action film based on the popular 80s cartoon opened this weekend with a total of $1.3 million. It’s the fourth worst opening ever for a film opening in more than 2,000 theaters, … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: “The Martian” is #1

Hotel Transylvania 2

This week’s top film at the box office is “The Martian.” The film’s earned $55 million; including overseas earnings, it’s so far made $100.2 million globally, almost matching its $108 million budget. As I expected, Matt Damon’s recent controversial remarks about diversity didn’t hurt “The Martian” one bit. The recent news about water being found … Read more