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  •  Marvel Is Out-Earning DC At The Box Office (12+ / 0-)

    From /Film:

    While it isn’t included, the most interesting number might be the per-film average: $365m for DC pictures and $620m for Marvel. DC has many more films on the chart, but each studio has two big earners that make up for some of the smaller movies. (Nolan’s second and third Batman movies for DC, and The Avengers and Iron Man 3 for Marvel.)

    Take out DC’s three lamest dogs (Catwoman, Jonah Hex, and The Losers) and their per-film average leaps to $473m per film. That’s a lot better, but Marvel’s sense of control is working in the company’s favor. If Marvel had made The Runaways and released it as effectively a B-picture, we could have seen the company’s per-film average dip by $100m. Was DC taking chances with those films, or was each just a calculated risk based on then-current factors?

    And while Constantine may have been a risk, it still outperformed Green Lantern, which featured a more familiar character, and was more heavily marketed.

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