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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#38#33#31#15#22#30
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe#20#19#18#10#14#17
Genre: 3D-#89#85-#57#84
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#57#50#47#21#31#46
Genre: Fantasy - Live Action----#22#25
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#105-#69#104
Genre: Superhero#58#49#47#22#32#46
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#428#257#243#64#142#241
All Time Worldwide#532#314#192#154#114#234
Yearly 2008#17--#2--
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008#11--#3--
Yearly PG-13 Rated 2008#8--#2--
Worldwide Openings--#135#65#84-
Worldwide Yearly 2008#21--#8--
Foreign Opening Weekends--#122#69#81-
Opening Weeks#204#137#176#68#89#159
Opening Day Gross#159#119#147#69#81#121
Single Day Gross#554#362#496#139#199#369
Single Day Friday Gross#179#122#161#63#75#124
Single Day Saturday Gross#309#203#273#51#88#182
Single Day Sunday Gross-#181-#61#119#192
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#164-#70#92#193
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#188#151-#66#87#168
Summer Starts---#10-#15
Opening Weekends#186#140#171#56#80#136
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#179#138#166#57#84#134
Top 4-Day Grosses-#143-#68#93#153
Top 6-Day Grosses-#143-#76#94#162
Top 7-Day Grosses-#147#187#80#94#171
Top 8-Day Grosses---#77#90-
Top 9-Day Grosses---#73#84-
Top 5-Day Grosses-#144#186#74#93#159
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)--#284#207#263#282
Consecutive Weekends At #1--#283#196#260#281
Memorial Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends---#62-#113
Second Weekends---#47#75#125
Biggest 2nd Weekend Drops#537#504----
Third Weekends---#33#181-
Fourth Weekends---#34#114-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#873#886#752#474#529#446
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1569#1586#1391#936#1025#884
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2163#2188#1925#1320#1437#1253
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4152#4186#3812#2858#3048#2762
Rated PG-13-#148#142#40#82#140
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#120#94#113#43#58#91
Widest Releases#417#268#185#59#179#142
Widest Opening Releases#394#246#177#73#167#135
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings-#135#99#52#93#81
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases-#144#102#42#98#83
Fastest to $100 million#241#156#192#55#94#158
Fastest to $150 million-#187#210#72#85#181
Fastest to $200 million---#75#103-
Slowest to $100 million#448#533#497#634#595#531
Slowest to $200 million---#120#92-
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#236#182#262#69#157#230
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#188#160#221#59#112#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#150-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted-#199-#46#151#196
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#140#121#164#40#92#125
 
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