What Are The Chances Captain America Civil War Outgrosses Batman V. Superman On Opening Weekend?

civilwarReaders of this blog and listeners to our podcast know that I love box office numbers.  I’ve also recently become intrigued by the Good Judgment project after hearing about them on the Freakonomics podcast.  Their website has a number of political, news, and pop culture questions they invite the public to predict and they recently asked what were the chances that Civil War would outgross Batman v. Superman (which brought in an amazing $166M on opening weekend).

I was surprised to see so many people saying Civil War would outgross Batsoup with almost not thought into the matter, so I decided to make my own prediction and analysis.  Jump after the break to read why I think it is unlikely for Civil War to beat Batsoup and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Spoilers After The Break: Amazing Spider-Man #10 Review

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The latest issue of the Amazing Iron Man Spider-Man hit store shelves (for Jenny) and digitally for everyone else today.  (How many of you guys still read the majority of your books that are made from dead trees?)  Let’s take a look at it, and the post-Secret Wars Spider-Man in general after the break.  Careful, this way be spoilers.

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If DC Wrote Captain America Civil War

  It’d probably go a little something like this exchange after the break. 
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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #60: Ronin

You'll never guess who's behind the mask. Seriously. Even I'm not sure here.
You’ll never guess who’s behind the mask. Seriously. Even I’m not sure here.

When Brian Michael Bendis took over the Avengers titles, he decided to blow up the team.  That was literal in more than a few cases, like Jack of Hearts.  Hawkeye, who Bendis claimed was his favorite character, died in another massive explosion but emerged later thanks to House of M.  These things happen.

But Bendis then brought in a new team that he saw as a chance to do an all-star team like the original Avengers line-up was, but with the all-stars that existed then.  Not all of them made sense, and some of them were questionable picks.  But among the promotional art was a “new” character called Ronin.  Who was Ronin?  Well, that depended on what comic you were reading.

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The Punisher Problem

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The second season of Daredevil dropped today.  I’m not one for binge watching, personally, so I have no idea how long it will take me to watch the show, but as of this typing I’ve watched the first episode and liked what I saw.

But the promised appearance of the Punisher had me reflecting that, no matter how popular a character he is, he is a weird anomaly in the Marvel pantheon of a character with little discernible personality and few memorable appearances.

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Marvel’s Birthday Gift To Me: Spider-Man In New Civil War Trailer!

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Expect to see this picture a lot. Spider-Man!

I’m too excited to even look too closely at the suit yet.  Classic Spidey, not sure what I think about the flairs.  I like that his eye slots are animated…which make no sense “real life” wise, but is typical Spidey.

Oh, yeah, the new trailer itself is awesome and you can check it out after the cut.

Spider-Man!

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars 55 (Spider-Island Edition)

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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading articles at Gabbing Geek then you probably know I may have an unhealthy obsession with Spider-Man.  So it only seems fitting that for my (at long last!) final Secret Wars post, it would be Spidey related.

After the break a continuation of the Spider-Island story line with the usual twist on the ending, “what if Spider-Man hadn’t saved the day?”

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Bento Review: Lola XOXO Volume One

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I’ve never really read anything by Aspen Comics before.  Most of that was due to, well, the covers.  The late Michael Turner was heavily involved with the company, and he probably more or less designed the company’s house look.  His work tended to go towards willowy females in skimpy outfits.  The handful of times I read stuff where he did interiors didn’t do much for me.

But, quite frankly, I tend to avoid comics where the major draw seems to be a scantily clad female on the cover.  There never seems to be much going on there, so I passed.  But, Comics Bento doesn’t just ship stuff to my tastes, so I have now read the first volume of a series called Lola XOXO.

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Super Bowl 50 – Captain America: Civil War

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The Cap 3 commercial after the break is short but gives us a clear drawing of lines between the Avengers in the upcoming Civil War.  Still no sign of a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

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Happy Friends Day Captain America

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Enjoy your buddies while you can Steve, not all friendships are built to last…(see more after the cut).

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