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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$231,292,720$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$231,292,720$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%36.8%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, 2008n/aAugust 25, 2011
In Releasen/a112 days / 16 weeks154 days / 22 weeksn/a74 days / 11 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$659,237,554$449,326,618
Foreign Gross$128,620,638$193,915,269$339,109,802$266,762,121$427,944,834$268,295,994
Foreign % of Worldwide48.8%52.3%65.3%45.6%64.9%59.7%
Domestic Gross$134,806,913$176,654,505$180,202,163$318,412,101$231,292,720$181,030,624
Domestic % of Worldwide51.2%47.7%34.7%54.4%35.1%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--#5--
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#20#17#16#8#12#15
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#29#24#22#10#16#21
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#14#13#12#6#9#11
Genre: 3D-#70#66-#44#65
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#45#38#35#14#23#34
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#19#23
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#82-#55#81
Genre: Superhero#44#36#34#14#23#33
Genre: Superhero - Origin#21#16#14#5#9#13
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#381#231#217#52#127#215
All Time Worldwide#465#269#156#127#99#198
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#104#48#65-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#90#48#56-
Opening Weeks#177#115#151#54#72#134
Opening Day Gross#134#99#124#54#63#101
Single Day Gross#458#294#407#104#155#301
Single Day Friday Gross#148#100#133#48#57#102
Single Day Saturday Gross#261#168#230#38#70#148
Single Day Sunday Gross-#150-#46#97#159
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#187#141-#56#76#169
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#166#132#197#54#73#149
Summer Starts---#8-#13
Opening Weekends#159#119#146#43#65#115
Opening Weekends - July-#17#25---
Opening Weekends - May---#14-#38
Opening Weekends - Fall#160#119#146#43#65#115
Opening Weekends - Summer#100#72#91#27-#70
Top 10-Day Grosses---#58#72-
Top 3-Day Grosses#153#117#141#44#69#113
Top 4-Day Grosses-#121-#55#77#130
Top 6-Day Grosses-#121-#62#77#137
Top 7-Day Grosses-#126#161#66#77#145
Top 8-Day Grosses---#64#73-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#60#70-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#121#159#61#76#135
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#265#194#242#263
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#264#183#238#262
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#58-#105
Second Weekends---#37#62#106
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#482#452----
Third Weekends---#25#156-
Fourth Weekends---#26#98-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#758#771#655#422#473#400
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1423#1439#1266#866#949#821
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1991#2013#1777#1240#1348#1180
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3904#3935#3599#2730#2908#2643
Rated PG-13#190#131#125#32#72#123
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#102#81#96#34#48#78
Widest Releases#332#207#138#39#132#96
Widest Opening Releases#316#189#131#49#122#91
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#176#105#75#36#69#57
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#187#112#78#28#73#58
Fastest to $100 million#207#132#166#43#77#134
Fastest to $150 million-#164#181#59#71#158
Fastest to $200 million---#62#87-
Slowest to $100 million#418#493#459#582#548#491
Slowest to $200 million---#110#85-
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#215#163#237#59#131#209
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#166#139#198#47#83#151
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#299#246-#39#118#219
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted---#81#198-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#29#45---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#18-#45
Opening Weekends Adjusted#190#159#240#47#112#164
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Fall#191#159-#47#112#164
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#122#103#157#31-#107
Second Weekends Adjusted---#43#119#193
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#184#192#41#134#181
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#127#108#149#35#81#112
 
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