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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-#6n/a---
Actor: Clark Gregg---#2-#4
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.n/a--#7--
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#26#22#21#12#17#20
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#37#31#29#14#22#28
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#20#18#17#10#14#16
Genre: 3D-#84#80-#56#79
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#55#47#44#19#30#43
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#22#25
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#98-#67#97
Genre: Superhero#56#46#44#20#31#43
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#416#252#238#63#142#236
All Time Worldwide#520#306#185#150#112#227
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#129#63#82-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#116#66#76-
Opening Weeks#199#135#171#68#89#154
Opening Day Gross#154#117#143#69#80#119
Single Day Gross#544#357#489#139#198#364
Single Day Friday Gross#173#120#157#63#74#122
Single Day Saturday Gross#301#200#266#51#88#179
Single Day Sunday Gross-#179-#61#117#189
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#162-#70#92#191
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#185#149-#66#87#166
Summer Starts---#10-#15
Opening Weekends#180#137#166#56#80#133
Opening Weekends - July-#19#27---
Opening Weekends - May---#16-#41
Opening Weekends - Summer#111#81#101#33-#79
Top 10-Day Grosses---#70#86-
Top 3-Day Grosses#174#135#161#57#84#131
Top 4-Day Grosses-#140-#68#93#149
Top 6-Day Grosses-#140-#76#94#156
Top 7-Day Grosses-#145#181#80#94#165
Top 8-Day Grosses---#77#90-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#73#84-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#140#180#74#93#154
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#280#204#261#278
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#279#193#258#277
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#62-#113
Second Weekends---#47#75#122
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#524#491----
Third Weekends---#33#176-
Fourth Weekends---#34#111-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#846#859#727#461#516#435
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1535#1552#1359#918#1007#869
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2124#2149#1890#1301#1418#1237
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4095#4129#3763#2829#3018#2737
Rated PG-13-#145#139#40#82#137
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#117#93#110#43#58#90
Widest Releases#396#252#173#56#168#132
Widest Opening Releases#376#234#166#67#157#126
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings-#130#94#48#88#76
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#137#97#39#93#78
Fastest to $100 million#234#151#187#55#94#153
Fastest to $150 million-#182#203#72#85#176
Fastest to $200 million---#75#103-
Slowest to $100 million#441#524#488#620#581#522
Slowest to $200 million---#116#88-
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#234#180#257#69#157#228
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#186#158#218#59#110#170
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#331#270-#46#150#242
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#31#47---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#19-#48
Opening Weekends Adjusted#208#176#259#55#131#181
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#131#111#167#34-#115
Second Weekends Adjusted---#49#150-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#196-#45#151#193
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#139#120#162#40#92#124
 
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