Who’s ready for more superhero goodies? If you are, we’ve got two cool new pieces of comic movie-related material well worth checking out.
First up, if you’re in the market for a new mansion, why not consider this listing for Xavier Institute for Higher Learning aka The X-Mansion?
This 76,000 square foot building has all the modern amenities and then some – including acrobatics rooms, dorms, state of the art computer labs, library and a “Danger Room” for all your training needs. Spread out over five floors, this massive mansion is located in New Salem, New York – where, according to the infographic below, a square foot of real estate goes for $759 on average. Multiply that by 76,654 square feet, and the X-Mansion can be yours for $58,180,386. That’s probably a steal when you think of all the secret technology housed inside those walls – too bad the place doesn’t actually exist.
Check out the infographic below for some cool details about the mansion and what a buyer would be getting. [via Movoto]
Speaking of money, our next infographic showcases just how much money all the superhero films are making and pits rival teams Marvel and DC head-to-head.
It’s obviously not surprising to anyone who pays attention to these things, but Marvel is destroying DC at the box office. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises keep the company competitive (and Man of Steel is certainly pulling its own weight so far), but everything else in the DC canon has struggled to compete. Marvel, on the other hand, has the big guns of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 leading the way, followed by the rest of the Phase One offerings. Interesting to note the two Hulk films were the lowest earners on the Marvel chart.
As /Film points out, the most interesting number isn’t included on the graph – it’s the earning per film number, where Marvel again comes out ahead. Marvel’s movies take in an average of $620 million. DC lags behind at $365 million.
Of course, this doesn’t factor in the Fox and Sony Marvel films, which would probably skew things even more. The real lesson here? DC and Warner Bros. have spotted Marvel a huge lead – if they want to remain competitive, they need to step it up. Luckily, they appear to be doing that finally with Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, and hopefully getting Justice League going at last.