Top Earning Superhero Movies

No adjustment in this list for inflation or ticket pricing. (For an example of the effect of inflation adjustment, the Tim Burton Batman from 1989 earned $411 million, adjusted for inflation, that converts into $762 million in 2012 dollars; another example, Superman I from 1978 earned $300 million converts to 1.058 Billion in 2012)


Avengers: the #1 earning $1.5 billion Superhero film (thus far)

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How this list works

List based on world wide earnings (not domestic market earnings. For example, using only USA market numbers, Nolan's Dark Knight is #2, and Iron Man III would be in the number 4 slot).

Note on sources: Boxofficemojo, Deadline Hollywood and Thenumbers


Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated Dec 26, 2016

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  4. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  5. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  6. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  7. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  8. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  9. Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
  10. Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
  11. Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
  13. Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
  14. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
  15. Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
  16. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
  17. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
  18. Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $676,867,562 ($232,562,918 Domestic)
  19. Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
  20. Thor The Dark World (2013 Buena Vista) $639,317,634 Million ($205,517,634 Domestic)
  21. The Incredibles (2004 Buena Vista - Pixar) $631.4 Million
  22. Hancock (2008 Sony) $624.4 Million
  23. Iron Man 2 (2010 Paramount) $623.9 Million
  24. Iron Man (2008 Paramount) $585.2 Million
  25. X-Men Apocalypse(Fox) $543,368,024 worldwide
  26. Ant-Man (Marvel Studios 2015) $493.8
  27. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount 2014) $493,333,584
  28. X-Men The Last Stand (2006 Fox) $459.4 Million
  29. Thor (2011 Paramount) $449.3 Million ($181,030,624 Domestic)
  30. The Wolverine (2013 Fox) $414,828,246 ( $132,556,852 Domestic)
  31. Batman (1989 Warner Bros) $411.3 Million
  32. X-Men 2 X-Men United (Fox 2003) $407.7 Million
  33. Superman Returns (2006 Warner Bros) $391.1 Million
  34. Batman Begins (2005 Warner Bros) $372.7 Million
  35. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox 2009) $373.1 Million ($85,058,003 Domestic)
  36. Captain America The First Avenger (2011 Paramount) $368.6 Million
  37. X-Men First Class (Fox 2011) $353.6 Million
  38. The Mask (New Line 1994) $351.6 Million
  39. Batman Forever (Warner Bros 1995) $336.5 Million
  40. Fantastic Four (Fox 2005) $330.6 Million
  41. Megamind (Paramount/Dreamworks 2010) $321.9 Million
  42. Superman (Warner Bros 1978) $300.2 Million
  43. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Fox 2007) $289 Million
  44. Batman Returns (Warner Brothers/Polygram) $266,822,354 worldwide ($162,831,698 domestic)
  45. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows (Paramount 2016) $244,625,744 Worldwide
  46. Batman and Robin(Warner Brothers) $238,207,122 worldwide
  47. The Green Hornet (Sony / Columbia) $227,817,248 worldwide ($98,780,042 domestic)
  48. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (New Line 1990) $201,965,915 ($25,398,367 domestic)
  49. Logan (2017 Fox) $85 million


The Marvel Comics Movie List - 44 released, 10 coming

See a general list of Upcoming Superhero Movies


The Sources:

Box Office Mojo

The-Numbers.com

Nikki Finke Deadline Hollywood

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