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 $812 million in 2017 dollars; another example, Superman I from 1978 earned $300 million converts to $1.138 Billion in 2017)

Also see: The Top Ten Movies of 2017 (so far)


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 August 12, 2017

*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. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017 Marvel-Disney) $861,684,590 Worldwide
  10. Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
  11. Wonder Woman (2017 Warners) $796,033,085 Million
  12. Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
  13. Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
  14. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
  15. Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
  16. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
  17. Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
  18. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
  19. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
  20. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony 2017) $679,537,932
  21. Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $677,563,581 Worldwide
  22. Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
  23. Thor The Dark World (2013 Buena Vista) $639,317,634 Million ($205,517,634 Domestic)
  24. The Incredibles (2004 Buena Vista - Pixar) $631.4 Million
  25. Hancock (2008 Sony) $624.4 Million
  26. Iron Man 2 (2010 Paramount) $623.9 Million
  27. Logan (2017 Fox) $617,415,993 million
  28. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017 Paramount) $586,615,576 Worldwide
  29. Iron Man (2008 Paramount) $585.2 Million
  30. Kong: Skull Island (2017 Warners) - $566,152,812 Worldwide
  31. X-Men Apocalypse(Fox) $543,368,024 worldwide
  32. Ant-Man (Marvel Studios 2015) $493.8
  33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount 2014) $493,333,584
  34. X-Men The Last Stand (2006 Fox) $459.4 Million
  35. Thor (2011 Paramount) $449.3 Million ($181,030,624 Domestic)
  36. The Wolverine (2013 Fox) $414,828,246 ( $132,556,852 Domestic)
  37. Batman (1989 Warner Bros) $411.3 Million
  38. X-Men 2 X-Men United (Fox 2003) $407.7 Million
  39. Superman Returns (2006 Warner Bros) $391.1 Million
  40. Batman Begins (2005 Warner Bros) $372.7 Million
  41. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox 2009) $373.1 Million ($85,058,003 Domestic)
  42. Captain America The First Avenger (2011 Paramount) $368.6 Million
  43. X-Men First Class (Fox 2011) $353.6 Million
  44. The Mask (New Line 1994) $351.6 Million
  45. Batman Forever (Warner Bros 1995) $336.5 Million
  46. Fantastic Four (Fox 2005) $330.6 Million
  47. Megamind (Paramount/Dreamworks 2010) $321.9 Million
  48. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017 Warners) $310,850,384 Worldwide
  49. Superman (Warner Bros 1978) $300.2 Million
  50. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Fox 2007) $289 Million
  51. Batman Returns (Warner Brothers/Polygram) $266,822,354 worldwide ($162,831,698 domestic)
  52. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows (Paramount 2016) $244,625,744 Worldwide
  53. Batman and Robin (Warner Brothers) $238,207,122 worldwide
  54. The Green Hornet (Sony / Columbia) $227,817,248 worldwide ($98,780,042 domestic)
  55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (New Line 1990) $201,965,915 ($25,398,367 domestic)
  56. Ghost in the Shell (2017 Paramount) - $169,801,921 worldwide
  57. Power Rangers (2017 Lionsgate) - $140,246,402 worldwide
  58. Blade: Trinity (2004 New Line) - $128,905,366 worldwide
  59. Kick-Ass (2010 Lionsgate) - $96,188,903 worldwide
  60. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017 STX Entertainment) $89,362,969 Worldwide
  61. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017 Fox) - $79,396,454 worldwide
  62. The Crow (1994 Miramax) - $50,693,129 domestic
  63. The Rocketeer (1991 Buena Vista) - $46,704,056 domestic

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The Sources:

Box Office Mojo

The-Numbers.com

Nikki Finke Deadline Hollywood

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