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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$677,561,661$449,326,618
Foreign Gross$128,620,638$193,915,269$339,109,802$266,762,121$444,919,741$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#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#30#25#23#10#16#22
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#14#13#12#6#9#11
Genre: 3D-#71#67-#45#66
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#46#39#36#14#23#35
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#20#24
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#84-#56#83
Genre: Superhero#46#37#35#14#23#34
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#388#233#219#52#128#217
All Time Worldwide#475#273#159#129#94#200
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#108#50#67-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#94#50#59-
Opening Weeks#179#116#152#54#73#135
Opening Day Gross#136#101#126#55#65#103
Single Day Gross#466#299#415#107#159#306
Single Day Friday Gross#150#102#135#49#59#104
Single Day Saturday Gross#265#172#234#39#71#151
Single Day Sunday Gross-#152-#47#99#162
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#190#143-#57#77#171
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#169#134#200#55#74#151
Summer Starts---#8-#13
Opening Weekends#162#121#149#44#67#117
Opening Weekends - July-#17#25---
Opening Weekends - May---#14-#38
Opening Weekends - Summer#100#72#91#27-#70
Top 10-Day Grosses---#58#72-
Top 3-Day Grosses#156#119#144#45#71#115
Top 4-Day Grosses-#123-#56#79#132
Top 6-Day Grosses-#122-#62#78#138
Top 7-Day Grosses-#127#162#66#78#146
Top 8-Day Grosses---#64#74-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#60#70-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#123#162#62#78#137
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#266#195#248#264
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#265#184#245#263
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#58-#105
Second Weekends---#37#62#107
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#490#459----
Third Weekends---#25#159-
Fourth Weekends---#26#99-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#770#783#664#428#479#406
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1439#1455#1278#874#957#829
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2009#2032#1791#1250#1358#1190
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3927#3959#3617#2744#2922#2656
Rated PG-13#192#131#125#32#73#123
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#103#81#97#34#48#78
Widest Releases#338#211#141#40#135#99
Widest Opening Releases#322#193#134#50#125#94
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#178#106#75#36#69#57
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#189#113#78#28#73#58
Fastest to $100 million#211#134#169#44#79#136
Fastest to $150 million-#166#183#60#72#160
Fastest to $200 million---#63#88-
Slowest to $100 million#424#501#466#591#556#499
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#216#164#238#59#141#210
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#168#141#200#48#96#153
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#303#248-#40#137#221
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#29#45---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#18-#45
Opening Weekends Adjusted#192#161#243#48#118#166
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#122#103#157#31-#107
Second Weekends Adjusted---#43#139#194
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#184#192#41#142#181
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#127#108#150#35#82#112
 
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