Marvel Vs DC: Every Movie's Box Office Takings, Ranked (Part One)

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Which film do you think made more money at the box office: Spider-Man 3 or Batman (1989)? The original Superman or Captain America: Civil War? Here is a list of every DC and Marvel comic-based film released in cinemas*, ranked by their global box office takings.

(There's also videos of either trailers or scenes from each film, in case you need to jog your memory).

  • 1. The Avengers (2012) Marvel: $1.6 Billion
  • 2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Marvel: $1.4 Billion
  • 3. Superman (1978) DC: $1.26 Billion
  • 4. Iron Man 3 (2013) Marvel: $1.25 Billion
  • 5. Spider-Man (2002) Marvel: $1.19 Billion
  • 6. The Dark Knight (2008) DC: $1.17 Billion
  • 7. Captain America: Civil War (2016) Marvel: $1.15 Billion
  • 8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) DC: $1.14 Billion
  • 9. Spider-Man 3 (2007) Marvel: $1.09 Billion
  • 10. Spider-Man 2 (2004) Marvel: $1.06 Billion
  • 11. Superman II (1981) DC: $874 Million
  • 12. Batman (1989) DC: $873 Million
  • 13. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) DC: $872 Million
  • 14. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Marvel: $799 Million
  • 15. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Marvel: $796 Million
  • 16. Deadpool (2016) Marvel: $782 Million
  • 17. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Marvel: $771 Million
  • 18. Suicide Squad (2016) DC: $745 Million
  • 19. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Marvel: $737 Million
  • 20. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Marvel: $730 Million
  • 21. Iron Man (2008) Marvel: $687 Million
  • 22. Man of Steel (2013) DC: $671 Million
  • 23. Thor: The Dark World (2013) Marvel: $668 Million
  • 24. Iron Man 2 (2010) Marvel: $666 Million
  • 25. Batman Forever (1995) DC: $652 Million
  • 26. Doctor Strange (2016) Marvel: $648 Million
  • 27. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Marvel: $588 Million
  • 28. X-Men United (X2) (2003) Marvel: $569 Million
  • 29. Batman Returns (1992) DC: $542 Million
  • 30. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Marvel: $534 Million


Part two continues here.

Marvel Vs DC: Every Movie's Box Office Takings, Ranked (Part Two)

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*Some notes: This list is correct at the date of publication. Amounts are in USD$. The totals are the worldwide box office grosses, adjusted using today's ticket prices so the comparisons are fair. This list only includes live action films - not animated series. All films chosen were based on originating in Marvel and DC Comics, not just made by DC and Marvel studios - hence Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox's inclusion.

[Sources: Movie Rankings, IMDB]

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