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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 $855 million in 2020 dollars; another example, Superman I from 1978 earned $300 million converts to $1.187 Billion in 2020. In both cases, adjustment for ticket pricing would probably boost the earning power of both films by 40% in 2020 dollars.)



How this list works

List based on world wide earnings (not domestic market earnings).

Note on sources: Boxofficemojo, Deadline Hollywood and Thenumbers


Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated April 29, 2020

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. Avengers: Endgame (2019 Walt Disney/Marvel) $2,797,800,564 worldwide
  2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018 Walt Disney/Marvel) $2,048,359,754 worldwide
  3. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  4. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  5. Black Panther (2018 Walt DIsney/Marvel) $1,346,913,161 woeldwide
  6. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  7. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  8. Aquaman (2018 Warner Bros) $1,148,461,807 worldwide
  9. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019 Walt Disney/Marvel) $1,131,927,996 worldiwde
  10. Captain Marvel (2019 Walt Disney Marvel) $1,128,274,794 worldwide
  11. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  12. Joker (2019 Warner Bros) $1,074,251,311 worldwide
  13. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  14. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  15. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017 Marvel-Disney) $863,365,406 Worldwide
  17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017 Walt Disney/Marvel) $853,977,126 worldwide
  18. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony 2017) $823,973,588
  19. Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
  20. Wonder Woman (2017 Warners) $816,501,312 Million
  21. Deadpool 2 (2018 20th Century Fox) $785,794,179 worldwide
  22. Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
  23. Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
  24. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
  25. Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
  26. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
  27. Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
  28. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
  29. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
  30. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2019 Walt Disney/Marvel) $622,674,139 worldwide
  31. Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $677,563,581 Worldwide
  32. Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
  33. Big Hero 6 (2014 Walt Disney) $657,827,828 worldwide
  34. Thor The Dark World (2013 Buena Vista) $639,317,634 Million ($205,517,634 Domestic)
  35. The Incredibles (2004 Buena Vista - Pixar) $631.4 Million
  36. Hancock (2008 Sony) $624.4 Million
  37. Iron Man 2 (2010 Paramount) $623.9 Million
  38. Logan (2017 Fox) $617,415,993 million
  39. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017 Paramount) $605,425,157 Worldwide
  40. Iron Man (2008 Paramount) $585.2 Million
  41. Kong: Skull Island (2017 Warners) - $566,152,812 Worldwide
  42. X-Men Apocalypse(Fox) $543,368,024 worldwide
  43. Ant-Man (Marvel Studios 2015) $493.8
  44. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount 2014) $493,333,584
  45. X-Men The Last Stand (2006 Fox) $459.4 Million
  46. Thor (2011 Paramount) $449.3 Million ($181,030,624 Domestic)
  47. The Wolverine (2013 Fox) $414,828,246 ( $132,556,852 Domestic)
  48. Batman (1989 Warner Bros) $411.3 Million
  49. X-Men 2 X-Men United (Fox 2003) $407.7 Million
  50. Superman Returns (2006 Warner Bros) $391.1 Million
  51. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018 Sony Pictures) $375,540,831 worldwide
  52. Batman Begins (2005 Warner Bros) $372.7 Million
  53. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox 2009) $373.1 Million ($85,058,003 Domestic)
  54. Captain America The First Avenger (2011 Paramount) $368.6 Million
  55. Shazam! (2019 Warner Bros) $365,971,656 worldwide
  56. X-Men First Class (Fox 2011) $353.6 Million
  57. The Mask (New Line 1994) $351.6 Million
  58. Batman Forever (Warner Bros 1995) $336.5 Million
  59. Fantastic Four (Fox 2005) $330.6 Million
  60. Megamind (Paramount/Dreamworks 2010) $321.9 Million
  61. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017 Warners) $310,850,384 Worldwide
  62. Superman (Warner Bros 1978) $300.2 Million
  63. X-Men (2000 20th Century Fox) $296,339,528 worldwide
  64. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Fox 2007) $289 Million
  65. Batman Returns (Warner Brothers/Polygram) $266,822,354 worldwide ($162,831,698 domestic)
  66. The Incredible Hulk (2008 Universal Pictures) $264,770,996 worldwide
  67. Unbreakable (2000 Walt Disney) $248,118,121 worldwide
  68. Hulk (2003 Universal Pictures ) $245,285,165 worldwide
  69. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows (Paramount 2016) $244,625,744 Worldwide
  70. Batman and Robin (Warner Brothers) $238,207,122 worldwide
  71. The Green Hornet (Sony / Columbia) $227,817,248 worldwide ($98,780,042 domestic)
  72. Green Lantern (2011 Warner Bros) $219,851,172 worldwide
  73. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017 STX Entertainment) $219,536,630 Worldwide
  74. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (New Line 1990) $201,965,915 ($25,398,367 domestic)
  75. Harley Quinn Birds of Prey (2020 Warners) $201,858,461 worldwide
  76. Watchmen (2009 Warner Bros) $185,382,813 worldwide
  77. Ghost in the Shell (2017 Paramount) - $169,801,921 worldwide
  78. Hellboy The Golden Army (2008 Universal Pictures) $168,319,243 worldwide
  79. Blade II (2002 New Line Cinema) $155,010,032 worldwide
  80. Power Rangers (2017 Lionsgate) - $140,246,402 worldwide
  81. V for Vendetta (2005 Warner Bros) $132,511,035 worldwide
  82. Blade (1998 New Line Cinema) $131,183,530 worldwide
  83. Blade: Trinity (2004 New Line) - $128,905,366 worldwide
  84. Judge Dredd (1995 Walt Disney) $113,493,481 worldwide
  85. Superman II (1980 Warner Bros) $108,185,706 (domestic)
  86. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017 Fox) - $104,685,194 worldwide
  87. Hellboy (2009 Revolution Studios) $99,378,985 worldiwde
  88. Kick-Ass (2010 Lionsgate) - $96,188,903 worldwide
  89. TMNT (2007 Warner Bros) $95,802,916 worldwide
  90. Spawn (1997 New Line Cinema) $87,840,042 worldwide
  91. Sky High (2005 Walt Disney) $86,369,815 worldwide
  92. Catwoman (2004 Warner Bros) $82,102,379 worldwide
  93. Kick-Ass II (2013 Lionsgate) - $60,795,985 worldwide
  94. Teen Titans Go! (2018 Warner Bros) $52,090,236 worldwide
  95. The Crow (1994 Miramax) - $50,693,129 domestic
  96. Darkman (1990 Universal Pictures ) $48,878,502 worldwide
  97. The Shadow (1994 Universal Pictures) $48,063,435 worldwide
  98. The Rocketeer (1991 Buena Vista) - $46,704,056 domestic/worldwide
  99. Hellboy (2019 Lionsgate) $44,664,690 worldwide
  100. Mystery Men (1999 Universal Pictures) $33,461,011 Wworldwide
  101. Bloodshot (2020 Sony) 28,428,855 Worldwide
  102. The Powerpuff Girls (2002 Warner Bros) $16,426,471 worldwide
  103. Supergirl (1984 Tristar) $14,296,438 (domestic)
  104. Punisher: War Zone (2008 Lionsgate) $10,161,493 worldwide
  105. Batman Mask of the Phantasm [1993 Warner Bros) $5,635,204 Domestic only
  106. The Batman Movie (1966 William Dozier Productions / 20th Century Fox) $3,900,000 box office
  107. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989 Millimeter Films) $192,816 worldwide
  108. Defender (2009 Darius Films) $44,462 Worldwide

Unknown Box Office

Swamp Thing (1982 Embassy Pictures) Unknown box office ($3 million production budget)

The Toxic Avenger (1984) Unknown Box Office

Doc Savage (1975) Unknown Box Office

 




Original Page May 2012 | Updated April 2020


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