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MCU Single Character Intros

A comparison of the single-character introductions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)


Movie Summary
The Incredible Hulk

Captain America

Ant-Man

Iron Man

Doctor Strange

Thor
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / Adventure
StudioUniversalParamountBuena VistaParamountBuena VistaParamount
Release DateJune 13, 2008July 22, 2011July 17, 2015May 2, 2008November 4, 2016May 6, 2011
Domestic Gross$134,806,913$176,654,505$180,202,163$318,412,101$232,641,920$181,030,624
Production Budget$150 million$140 million$130 million$140 million$165 million$150 million
Running Time1 hr. 54 min.2 hrs. 5 min.1 hr. 57 min.2 hrs. 6 min.1 hr. 55 min.1 hr. 55 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonsequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive contentintense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.sci-fi action violencesome intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive contentsci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequencesequences of intense sci-fi action and violence.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe Incredible HulkCaptain AmericaAnt-ManIron ManDoctor StrangeThor
Total Gross$134,806,913$176,654,505$180,202,163$318,412,101$232,641,920$181,030,624
Opening Weekend*$55,414,050$65,058,524$57,225,526$98,618,668$85,058,311$65,723,338
Theaters3,5053,7153,8564,1053,8823,955
Average$15,810$17,512$14,841$24,024$21,911$16,618
Opening % of Total41.1%36.8%31.8%31.0%36.6%36.3%
Second Weekend Drop-60.1%-60.7%-56.5%-48.1%-49.5%-47.2%
Widest Release3,5083,7153,8684,1543,8823,963
Close DateSeptember 4, 2008November 10, 2011December 17, 2015October 2, 2008March 16, 2017August 25, 2011
In Releasen/a112 days / 16 weeks154 days / 22 weeksn/a133 days / 19 weeks112 days / 16 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe Incredible HulkCaptain AmericaAnt-ManIron ManDoctor StrangeThor
Worldwide Gross$263,427,551$370,569,774$519,311,965$585,174,222$677,718,395$449,326,618
Foreign Gross$128,620,638$193,915,269$339,109,802$266,762,121$445,076,475$268,295,994
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%52.3%65.3%45.6%65.7%59.7%
Domestic Gross$134,806,913$176,654,505$180,202,163$318,412,101$232,641,920$181,030,624
Domestic % of Worldwide51.2%47.7%34.7%54.4%34.3%40.3%
 
People SummaryThe Incredible HulkCaptain AmericaAnt-ManIron ManDoctor StrangeThor
Actor: Chris Evans-#5n/a---
Actor: Clark Gregg---#2-#4
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.n/a--#6--
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson-n/a-n/a-n/a
Producer: Alan Fine-#9---#8
Producer: Avi Arad#11--#4--
Producer: David Maisel#5#4-#1-#3
Producer: Kevin Feige#24#21#20#11#16#19
Producer: Louis D'Esposito-#10-#5-#9
Producer: Stan Lee#21#18-#8-#16
 
Genres & FranchisesThe Incredible HulkCaptain AmericaAnt-ManIron ManDoctor StrangeThor
Brand: Marvel Comics#34#29#27#13#20#26
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#18#17#16#9#13#15
Genre: 3D-#80#76-#53#75
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#52#45#42#18#28#41
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#22#25
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#94-#64#93
Genre: Superhero#52#43#41#18#28#40
Genre: Superhero - Origin#23#18#16#7#11#15
Showdown: Avengers Assemble#6#5-#2-#4
Showdown: MCU Single Character Intros#6#5#4#1#2#3
Showdown: Summer 2011 Comic Book Bash-#2---#1
Showdown: Tony Stark Vs. Steve Rogers-#6-#3--
 
Chart RankingsThe Incredible HulkCaptain AmericaAnt-ManIron ManDoctor StrangeThor
BOM Users' Grades (2011 Releases)-#29---#11
Worldwide Yearly 2011-#17---#15
Yearly (Wide) 2011-#12---#10
Yearly 2011-#12---#10
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2011-#9---#8
Yearly Opening Weekends 2011-#9---#8
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2011-#10---#8
All Time Domestic#408#246#232#60#138#230
All Time Worldwide#512#299#179#146#108#223
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#123#59#78-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#111#63#73-
Opening Weeks#193#129#165#64#84#148
Opening Day Gross#148#111#137#64#74#113
Single Day Gross#515#337#460#127#183#344
Single Day Friday Gross#165#113#149#58#68#115
Single Day Saturday Gross#291#190#256#46#82#169
Single Day Sunday Gross-#169-#56#110#179
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#154-#65#87#183
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#179#143-#62#83#160
Summer Starts---#9-#14
Opening Weekends#174#131#160#52#76#127
Opening Weekends - July-#18#26---
Opening Weekends - May---#15-#39
Opening Weekends - Summer#106#76#96#30-#74
Top 10-Day Grosses---#66#82-
Top 3-Day Grosses#168#129#155#53#80#125
Top 4-Day Grosses-#134-#64#88#143
Top 6-Day Grosses-#134-#72#89#150
Top 7-Day Grosses-#139#175#76#89#159
Top 8-Day Grosses---#73#85-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#69#80-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#134#174#70#88#148
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#277#203#259#275
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#276#192#256#274
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#60-#109
Second Weekends---#44#71#118
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#516#484----
Third Weekends---#31#171-
Fourth Weekends---#32#107-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#833#846#718#457#511#431
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1519#1536#1348#913#1001#864
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2107#2131#1878#1296#1412#1232
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4070#4103#3744#2819#3006#2727
Rated PG-13-#141#135#38#80#133
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#113#89#106#41#56#86
Widest Releases#386#243#165#49#160#124
Widest Opening Releases#366#225#158#59#149#118
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings-#124#89#43#83#71
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#131#92#35#88#73
Fastest to $100 million#228#145#181#51#89#147
Fastest to $150 million-#177#197#68#81#171
Fastest to $200 million---#71#99-
Slowest to $100 million#439#522#486#616#578#520
Slowest to $200 million---#115#87-
BOM Users' Grades#135#239-#10-#91
BOM Users' Grades (2008 Releases)#14--#2--
Yearly (Wide) 2008#16--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2008#11--#3--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#228#175#251#65#152#222
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#179#151#211#55#105#163
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#321#263-#43#145#235
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#30#46---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#19-#46
Opening Weekends Adjusted#202#170#253#52#127#175
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#126#106#162#32-#110
Second Weekends Adjusted---#47#147-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#193-#44#149#190
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#135#116#158#38#90#120
 
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