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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#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#37#32#30#15#22#29
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#20#19#18#10#14#17
Genre: 3D-#87#83-#57#82
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#55#48#45#20#30#44
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#22#25
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#103-#69#102
Genre: Superhero#56#47#45#21#31#44
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#421#254#240#64#142#238
All Time Worldwide#527#311#187#152#113#231
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#132#63#82-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#119#67#78-
Opening Weeks#200#135#172#68#89#155
Opening Day Gross#156#117#144#69#80#119
Single Day Gross#546#357#490#139#198#364
Single Day Friday Gross#175#120#158#63#74#122
Single Day Saturday Gross#303#200#268#51#88#179
Single Day Sunday Gross-#179-#61#117#190
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#181#137#167#56#80#133
Opening Weekends - July-#19#28---
Opening Weekends - May---#16-#41
Opening Weekends - Summer#112#81#102#33-#79
Top 10-Day Grosses---#70#86-
Top 3-Day Grosses#175#135#162#57#84#131
Top 4-Day Grosses-#140-#68#93#149
Top 6-Day Grosses-#140-#76#94#157
Top 7-Day Grosses-#145#182#80#94#166
Top 8-Day Grosses---#77#90-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#73#84-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#140#181#74#93#155
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#282#206#262#280
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#281#195#259#279
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#62-#113
Second Weekends---#47#75#123
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#531#498----
Third Weekends---#33#178-
Fourth Weekends---#34#111-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#858#871#738#467#522#440
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1550#1567#1373#926#1015#876
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2140#2165#1904#1309#1426#1244
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4120#4154#3784#2842#3031#2749
Rated PG-13-#147#141#40#82#139
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#118#93#111#43#58#90
Widest Releases#405#257#177#57#171#135
Widest Opening Releases#383#238#170#69#160#129
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings-#132#96#50#90#78
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#140#99#40#95#80
Fastest to $100 million#235#152#188#55#94#154
Fastest to $150 million-#184#205#72#85#178
Fastest to $200 million---#75#103-
Slowest to $100 million#447#530#494#627#588#528
Slowest to $200 million---#118#90-
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#329#270-#46#150#241
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July-#30#47---
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May---#19-#48
Opening Weekends Adjusted#208#175#259#55#131#180
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#131#110#167#34-#114
Second Weekends Adjusted---#49#150-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#198-#46#151#195
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#139#119#162#40#92#123
 
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