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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#12--#4--
Producer: David Maisel#5#4-#1-#3
Producer: Kevin Feige#26#23#22#12#17#21
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#39#34#32#15#22#31
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#20#19#18#10#14#17
Genre: 3D-#92#88-#59#87
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#59#52#49#22#32#48
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#22#25
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#108-#71#107
Genre: Superhero#60#51#49#23#33#48
Genre: Superhero - Origin#24#19#17#7#11#16
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#431#261#247#65#144#245
All Time Worldwide#537#319#193#156#116#238
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#136#65#84-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#122#69#81-
Opening Weeks#205#138#177#69#90#160
Opening Day Gross#160#120#148#69#81#122
Single Day Gross#556#363#497#139#199#370
Single Day Friday Gross#180#123#162#63#75#125
Single Day Saturday Gross#311#203#274#51#88#182
Single Day Sunday Gross-#182-#61#119#193
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#164-#70#92#193
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#189#151-#66#87#168
Summer Starts---#10-#15
Opening Weekends#187#141#172#56#80#137
Opening Weekends - July-#19#28---
Opening Weekends - May---#16-#41
Opening Weekends - Summer#112#81#102#33-#79
Top 10-Day Grosses---#71#87-
Top 3-Day Grosses#180#139#167#57#84#135
Top 4-Day Grosses-#144-#68#93#154
Top 6-Day Grosses-#144-#76#95#163
Top 7-Day Grosses-#148#188#81#95#172
Top 8-Day Grosses---#78#91-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#74#85-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#145#187#74#94#160
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#286#209#265#284
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#285#198#262#283
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#62-#113
Second Weekends---#48#76#126
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#542#509----
Third Weekends---#33#183-
Fourth Weekends---#34#115-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#882#895#761#481#536#453
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1585#1602#1407#948#1037#896
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2181#2206#1942#1333#1450#1266
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4176#4210#3835#2877#3067#2781
Rated PG-13-#150#144#41#83#142
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#121#95#114#43#58#92
Widest Releases#426#274#188#61#182#145
Widest Opening Releases#402#252#180#75#170#138
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings-#138#100#53#94#82
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#147#103#43#99#84
Fastest to $100 million#242#157#193#55#95#159
Fastest to $150 million-#188#213#73#86#182
Fastest to $200 million---#76#104-
Slowest to $100 million#454#539#503#641#601#537
Slowest to $200 million---#122#94-
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#237#183#261#69#158#230
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#189#160#222#59#111#172
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#333#273-#46#150#244
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#31#47---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#19-#48
Opening Weekends Adjusted#210#178#263#55#131#183
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#131#111#167#34-#115
Second Weekends Adjusted---#49#151-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted---#46#152#198
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#140#121#164#40#92#125
 
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