The movie and movies made for TV season are under full sail, which began with the Netflix subscription channel, with the March 18th release of 13 Season 2 episodes of Daredevil.
The major movie studios have their summer fall line up ready to launch, with a movie that comic book fans will want to see. This isn’t your Richard Donner / Christopher Reeve innocent action soiree.
Release Schedule :
- Batman vs. Superman March 25, 2016
- Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016
- X-Men: Apocalypse May 27, 2016
- Ghostbusters July 15, 2016
- Star Trek Beyond July 8, 2016
- Suicide Squad August 5, 2016
- Doctor Strange November 4, 2016
There’s $mega$ riding on these works of movie fiction. In the comic book publishing world of DC & Marvel, Marvel is the overall winner at the box office, despite the many less than stellar various releases of Punisher & Fantastic Four, Elektra, and Ghost Rider. DC’s major accomplishment were the Christopher Nolan Batman (Dark Knight), trilogy.
Zack Snyder’s first efforts with, “Man of Steel”, production brought in just under $700 million world wide. However this film cost over $200 million to produce and with the normally required promotion / distribution costs, which usually end up equalling the production cost, it’s not what you call a runaway hit at the box office. Still, it was respectable and made it possible for Superman vs Batman to be made. There’s a lot riding on the success of this film, because there’s a string of follow up films which many be shelved if this one tanks.
People remember what a disappointment the movie, Green Lantern was, even to the point where the actor playing the lead role, spoofs his own part. Ryan Reynolds finally got his chance to portray a character he seems born to act as, Deadpool. None the less, the box office bomb for the DC Universe was certainly, Green Lantern.
Budget : $200,000,000
Box office: $219,851,172
Estimated losses: $90,074,414
Disney Studios has a lot riding on their movie rights with Marvel & Star Wars. They have some significant losses which would have brought lesser studios to their knees.
Disney Studio Losses
Treasure Planet (2002)
Budget : $140,000,000
Box office: $109,578,115
Estimated losses: $85,210,943
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Budget : $150,000,000
Box office: $38,992,758
Estimated losses: $130,503,621
John Carter (2012)
Budget : $250,000,000
Box office: $282,778,100
Estimated losses: $108,610,950
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Budget : $225–250,000,000
Box office: $260,502,115
Estimated losses: $94,748+
These are the top 20 grossing movies (as of this post). This chart is adjusted for inflation. The figures represent the total amount of money a movie has taken in domestically over its lifetime, adjusting for the cost of tickets.
Released Film Name Total Box Office
- 1977 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $1,385,076,305
- 1997 Titanic $1,147,349,023
- 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $1,132,713,953
- 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $932,324,258
- 2009 Avatar $832,120,706
- 1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back $813,975,948
- 1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi $783,793,564
- 1994 The Lion King $761,640,898
- 1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $761,329,663
- 1993 Jurassic Park $760,802,636
- 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $708,393,874
- 1994 Forrest Gump $677,605,996
- 2012 The Avengers $660,081,224
- 2015 Jurassic World $652,198,010
- 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind $627,524,656
- 2008 The Dark Knight $626,080,555
- 1978 Grease $602,892,685
- 2004 Shrek 2 $592,504,152
- 2002 Spider-Man $585,756,409
- 1996 Independence Day $583,851,987
There are far fewer small films being made and released to the general public. The cost of doing business and attracting an audience sufficient in size is highly competitive. These films are not an endorsement, rather an indicator of how the film industry has progressed to date.