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MCU Single Character Intros

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


Movie SummaryThe Incredible HulkCaptain AmericaAnt-ManIron ManDoctor StrangeThor
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#23#20#19#10#15#18
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#33#28#26#12#19#25
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#17#16#15#8#12#14
Genre: 3D-#76#72-#51#71
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#50#43#40#17#27#39
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#21#24
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#90-#61#89
Genre: Superhero#50#41#39#17#27#38
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#402#241#227#57#135#225
All Time Worldwide#495#290#172#141#104#215
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#117#57#75-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#105#58#67-
Opening Weeks#189#125#161#61#81#144
Opening Day Gross#146#109#135#62#72#111
Single Day Gross#498#323#445#119#174#330
Single Day Friday Gross#161#110#145#56#66#112
Single Day Saturday Gross#283#185#250#43#79#164
Single Day Sunday Gross-#164-#53#107#174
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#199#151-#62#84#179
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#177#141-#60#81#158
Summer Starts---#9-#14
Opening Weekends#172#129#158#50#74#125
Opening Weekends - July-#18#26---
Opening Weekends - May---#15-#39
Opening Weekends - Summer#106#76#96#30-#74
Top 10-Day Grosses---#64#79-
Top 3-Day Grosses#166#127#153#51#78#123
Top 4-Day Grosses-#132-#62#86#141
Top 6-Day Grosses-#131-#69#86#147
Top 7-Day Grosses-#136#171#73#86#155
Top 8-Day Grosses---#70#82-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#66#77-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#132#171#68#86#146
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#273#199#255#271
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#272#188#252#270
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#60-#109
Second Weekends---#42#68#114
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#509#477----
Third Weekends---#28#167-
Fourth Weekends---#29#103-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#810#823#698#441#495#416
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1489#1506#1321#893#980#845
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2068#2092#1842#1271#1385#1208
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4011#4044#3691#2780#2964#2689
Rated PG-13-#137#131#35#77#129
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#111#87#104#39#54#84
Widest Releases#371#233#161#47#155#119
Widest Opening Releases#351#215#153#57#144#113
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#193#117#85#41#79#67
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#124#89#33#84#69
Fastest to $100 million#223#142#178#49#87#144
Fastest to $150 million-#173#192#65#78#167
Fastest to $200 million---#68#95-
Slowest to $100 million#430#511#475#604#566#509
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#224#172#247#64#149#218
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#176#149#208#53#103#161
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#316#258-#41#143#230
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#30#46---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#19-#46
Opening Weekends Adjusted#200#168#251#51#125#173
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#126#106#162#32-#110
Second Weekends Adjusted---#45#144#200
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#189#197#42#146#186
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#133#114#156#37#88#118
 
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