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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--#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#22#19#18#9#14#17
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#32#27#25#11#18#24
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#16#15#14#7#11#13
Genre: 3D-#74#70-#49#69
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#49#42#39#16#26#38
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#21#24
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#88-#60#87
Genre: Superhero#49#40#38#16#26#37
Genre: Superhero - Origin#22#17#15#6#10#14
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#399#238#224#55#133#222
All Time Worldwide#491#284#169#139#102#211
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#114#55#72-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#101#56#65-
Opening Weeks#187#123#159#59#79#142
Opening Day Gross#143#106#132#59#69#108
Single Day Gross#487#314#434#114#168#321
Single Day Friday Gross#158#107#142#53#63#109
Single Day Saturday Gross#278#180#245#41#76#159
Single Day Sunday Gross-#161-#51#104#171
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#196#148-#60#81#176
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#174#138-#58#78#155
Summer Starts---#9-#14
Opening Weekends#169#126#155#48#71#122
Opening Weekends - July-#18#26---
Opening Weekends - May---#15-#39
Opening Weekends - Summer#106#76#96#30-#74
Top 10-Day Grosses---#62#77-
Top 3-Day Grosses#163#124#150#49#75#120
Top 4-Day Grosses-#129-#60#83#138
Top 6-Day Grosses-#129-#67#84#145
Top 7-Day Grosses-#134#169#71#84#153
Top 8-Day Grosses---#68#80-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#64#75-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#129#168#66#83#143
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#270#198#252#268
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#269#187#249#267
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#60-#109
Second Weekends---#40#66#112
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#502#471----
Third Weekends---#28#165-
Fourth Weekends---#29#102-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#794#807#685#436#490#411
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1467#1483#1302#884#971#836
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2042#2065#1820#1261#1375#1198
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3971#4003#3655#2761#2945#2670
Rated PG-13#200#135#129#34#76#127
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#109#85#102#38#52#82
Widest Releases#361#226#154#47#148#112
Widest Opening Releases#342#208#146#57#137#106
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#190#115#83#41#77#65
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#122#87#33#82#67
Fastest to $100 million#220#139#175#47#84#141
Fastest to $150 million-#171#190#63#76#165
Fastest to $200 million---#66#93-
Slowest to $100 million#428#509#473#601#564#507
Slowest to $200 million---#113#86-
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#222#170#245#62#147#216
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#173#146#205#51#100#158
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#311#254-#41#140#227
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#30#46---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#19-#46
Opening Weekends Adjusted#197#165#248#49#122#170
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#126#106#162#32-#110
Second Weekends Adjusted---#45#142#198
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#188#196#42#145#185
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#131#112#154#36#86#116
 
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