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Top-Grossing Superhero Movies

These are the top-grossing superhero movies of all time. Name as many as you can.
  • Domestic gross as of June 14, 2018
  • DC and Marvel heroes only - so The Incredibles, Hancock, etc... don't count.
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jun 15, 2018
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Year
Gross
Movie
2018
700 m
2018
659 m
2012
623 m
2008
535 m
2015
495 m
2012
448 m
2017
413 m
2013
409 m
2016
408 m
2002
404 m
2017
390 m
2004
374 m
2016
363 m
2007
337 m
2014
333 m
2016
331 m
2016
325 m
2008
318 m
2017
315 m
2010
312 m
2013
291 m
2012
262 m
Year
Gross
Movie
2014
260 m
2017
334 m
2018
286 m
1989
251 m
2006
234 m
2014
234 m
2016
233 m
2017
229 m
2017
226 m
2003
215 m
2005
207 m
2013
206 m
2014
203 m
2006
200 m
1995
184 m
2011
181 m
2015
180 m
2009
180 m
2011
177 m
1992
163 m
2000
157 m
2005
155 m
Answer Stats
Year
Gross
Movie
% Correct
Your %
+4
level ∞
Dec 22, 2012
Why do we only allow DC and Marvel heroes? Because an earlier version of this quiz didn't have this restriction and there were big debates about the definition of a superhero.
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level 73
Jan 25, 2013
Marvel had a Transformers comic for many years. Also GI Joe.
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level 80
Apr 10, 2013
But neither one qualifies as a superhero by any logical definition of the word. GI Joe, by the way, was my favorite comic book ever - highly underrated.
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level 73
Aug 19, 2013
If Superman can be a superhero why not Optimus Prime? They're both aliens with superhuman abilities that do heroic things. But okay whatever... was an earlier version of this quiz named top-grossing comic book movies? I think it was when I made the above comment but I might be misremembering.
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level 49
Jun 2, 2014
Kalbahamut, Marvel owns neither GI Joe nor the Transformers, making them void for this list.
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level 73
Sep 2, 2014
When I made this comment it was after the Marvel/DC caveat had been added, but I believe before something was changed from "comic book" to "superhero." The Transformers comic actually was produced by Marvel.
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level 73
Sep 2, 2014
they also did the GI Joe comic, and the GI joe/ Transformers crossover one...
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level 16
Sep 13, 2013
Are any of the Blade films on here??
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level 73
Sep 18, 2013
nope
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level 45
Apr 2, 2014
Nick Fury (ultimate version)
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level 80
Sep 2, 2014
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
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level 73
Sep 3, 2014
Yes, Wolvie. Though Fury was the latest addition to that quiz. I suppose he's heroic but not very super.
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level 34
Aug 11, 2016
Nick Fury, as badass as he is, is not a superhero
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level 73
Jun 17, 2017
^ he makes it on to the top superheroes quiz.
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level 46
Jul 5, 2018
Robert Downey Jr. has now played Iron Man in seven different movies (not counting end-credit scenes). :)
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level 73
Jul 11, 2018
That quiz counts end-credit scenes but I haven't updated it in a while
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level 46
Jul 12, 2018
Yeah...Robert Downey, Jr. has actually played Iron Man in 8 different movies now--Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers:Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infininity War, Captain America:Civil War, and Spiderman: Homecoming--not counting end credit scenes. And if you count Captain America's cameo in the school video Peter and his classmates had to watch in Homecoming, Chris Evans has been Cap in 7 different movies now: Captain America (1st one), Winter Soldier, Civil War, Avengers (1st one), Age of Ultron, Infinity War, and Spiderman: Homecoming. Of course if you don't count the (somewhat overrated) MCU, Wolvie still reigns supreme.
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level 46
Oct 5, 2015
If you included non-Marvel and DC, you run into the definition of superhero. Does the Matrix count? Indiana Jones? The Crow? Dick Tracy?
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level 51
Oct 15, 2015
WARREN G. HARDING?
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level 71
Jul 25, 2016
Alfred E Newman?
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level 73
Jul 26, 2017
William F. Buckley?
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level 73
Oct 16, 2017
Filliam H Muffman?
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level 37
Mar 19, 2013
yeah, skipped Ghostrider but included Watchmen?
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level 73
Aug 19, 2013
I love Watchmen. The director's cut is easily among the best superhero movies ever made.
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level 36
Apr 23, 2013
all on first try. EZ.
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level 73
Jul 11, 2013
I have MAYBE watched 5 of these. Clearly, the 2000s have been supersaturated with super heroes. I just haven't been interested.
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level 68
Oct 27, 2015
You're missing out. They're getting better and better; especially the Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings!
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level 73
May 23, 2016
Since this post I saw a few of them. Captain America and then the first Avengers were pretty awesome...and of course the Dark Knight is one of the best movies of all time. But I hated Man of Steel, Thor, and pretty much any of the X-Men movies.
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level 68
Jul 4, 2016
buck1017, based on what you liked/didn't like (as well as subjective & objective critical opinions), I'd recommend you also try the second and third Captain America movies: The Winter Soldier and Civil War; both arguably in the top three of all the MCU movies, inarguably in the top five. Also, the first Iron Man is widely considered to be excellent. To top off my suggested list of must-watches, I'll say that Ant-Man was unexpectedly wonderful, and certainly the funniest of the MCU flicks. And finally: Guardians of the Galaxy! It was bloody brilliant and a DO NOT MISS film!
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level 32
Mar 20, 2017
but deadpool beats them all
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level 66
Aug 2, 2017
As a general rule, Marvel movies have been better than DC since The Dark Knight. Wonder Woman was quite good, but that's the only DC movie of the last eight or nine years that I would say is must-see. Suicide Squad was a confused mess, Man of Steel was terrible, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was mostly a missed opportunity with a few good parts. The two Thor films are among the weakest of the Marvel films (by which I mean films actually made by Marvel, not the X-Men franchise or the godawful Fantastic Four films). Otherwise, most of them are quite good and they all tie in together.
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level 68
Aug 3, 2017
Oh yes, and Deadpool is a don't-miss – I agree wholeheartedly with coolbrain1 :-)
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level 44
Jul 21, 2016
I'm actually a little surprised you hated all the X-Men movies. The ones that Bryan Singer directed (X men 1 and 2, Days of Future Past, Apocalypse) and I'm not sure about First Class are decent movies in my opinion. Just curious why did you hate it?
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level 73
Aug 4, 2016
I personally loved the first X-Men, and I think X2, First Class, and Days of Future Past were all among the top 10, possibly top 5 superhero films of all time. However, I think these films are more for comic book geeks than general audiences, perhaps counter-intuitively as the X-Men films stray more from comics lore than the MCU films. I just think as large ensemble films they can be a bit confusing to people not already familiar with the characters. The only X films as accessible to non-fans as, say, Iron Man or Thor are probably The Wolverine and Deadpool.

The Last Stand, Apocalypse, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine were all pretty awful. This inconsistency is another thing dragging the franchise down. But if buck thought Avengers and Captain America were "awesome," then I think he would probably at least enjoy watching First Class + Days of Future Past, and probably Deadpool.
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level 34
Aug 11, 2016
I don't think anyone disagrees than Origins:Wolverine was the worst. Even Jackman and Reynolds hated it afterwards.
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level 73
Jun 17, 2017
I'd add Logan to the list of X-Men films that skeptics should give a shot to. Excellent film. I know people who like superhero films who hate it.... but for people who don't generally like superhero films I think that is to the film's credit.
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level 73
Jul 26, 2017
Recent update on my Superhero movie watching. I DID watch Iron Man and Iron Man II as of my original post. Iron Man was great...2 not so much. I watched Guardians and Guardians 2 with my daughter recently. They were definitely fun. Deadpool is next on my list. I have a feeling I'm going to like it. And to clarify...I liked the first X-Men movie, but they got repetitive. Most of the time, I don't like sequels...especially in ensemble films. Part of the fun is getting the team together. I usually enjoy the first film of a franchise because there's a built-in character arc with the origin story taking up about 30% of the film's run time. I guess I want more out of my moviegoing experience than just gratuitous special effects and fight scenes. That's the biggest reason I hated Man of Steel. That final fight scene vs Zod was so over the top and gratuitously destructive I just lost interest.
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level 73
Aug 2, 2017
did you see First Class and Days of Future Past? First Class was actually the "getting the team together" film... though it was the 5th film in the franchise. The 1st, X-Men, took place when the team had already long since been together. There are some serious character arcs throughout those films.... very little that's completely gratuitous I get bored by that, too... though disappointingly the film they try to tie up the arcs in (Apocalypse) was a huge let-down.
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level 68
Aug 3, 2017
Yeah, Iron Man two was (and is widely considered) to be a hot mess. Have you seen Dr. Strange yet? … And then there is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which feels like the Spider-Man I've waited all my life for!
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level 73
Aug 3, 2017
At least Iron Man 2 was better than Iron Man 3.
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level 73
Aug 3, 2017
I found Homecoming boring. Much preferred the Tobey Maguire movies. Even 3 which I felt was underrated.
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level 80
Aug 10, 2013
You're going to have to update this one for "The Wolverine" again soon (which will thankfully remove that godawful Daredevil movie from the list). It's pretty much a losing battle updating this before the end of summer "superhero season". Every year, you'll be adding 2 or 3 more to the list by the time fall arrives.
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level 73
Aug 19, 2013
true. It's strange people didn't figure out that superhero movies made big box office long ago and line up to start copying the formula... I mean Superman from 1978 is still on this list even without being adjusted for inflation. It wasn't really until the first X-Men movie that it caught on big time. That snowballed into Spider-man, and then The Dark Knight, and finally Avengers. After last year and the billions that superhero movies made, I have a feeling we might get to a point where there is over-saturation and superhero fatigue, though.
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level 53
Nov 8, 2014
I think until CGI the effects were really lame. It's one thing to have Superman fly around and bend metal and all (and that's all the effect you need for Superman) but there were some made for TV Spiderman and the Flash shows in the 70s and the effects were so bad it was unwatchable. I think once the first Spiderman movie came out then people realized what you could do. Although that hasn't stopped some SGI-filled movies from stinking up the place like Green Lantern.
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level 66
Jul 5, 2018
To be fair, there have been some huge flops in the superhero genre too, which probably account for the relative lack of superhero films until recent years. Superman 4, Batman & Robin, the Hulk, pretty much every attempt at a live-action Marvel superhero before the 21st century (with the exception of Blade I suppose).
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level 20
Oct 4, 2013
Director's Cut of Daredevil is one of the best super hero movies ever made. So good try
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level 71
Oct 23, 2013
Good, coz the version that I saw was dire. Really dire.
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level 44
Dec 7, 2013
Did the director's cut include GOOD acting, a sensible plot, and less chaotic time-line? In other words... was it a different movie?
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level 73
Dec 9, 2013
I think he might be jokingly referencing my comment about Watchmen.
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level 73
Sep 11, 2013
got 'em all again though took me a few minutes to recall The Amazing Spider-man. I often forget that one.

According to boxofficemojo The Wolverine has grossed $129,000,000 so far ($362 million worldwide) so can we finally kick DareDevil ($102M domestic/$179M global) off this list?
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level 80
Sep 11, 2013
I was very hopeful when I saw it on the front page today, but alas no. Quizmaster updates these things quite awhile before posting them to the front page. I think it was updated in early August, before The Wolverine had crossed the Daredevil threshhold. BTW, I just rewatched Daredevil a week ago (yes, I bought the blu-ray for $4 at one point), and it just gets worse with repeat viewing.
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level 73
Sep 12, 2013
haha.. I haven't seen that movie in many years but, I think it at least had its moments? Maybe it just seemed better at the time since there weren't many good superhero movies back then. Before the huge glut of them that we have now. At least it was better than the spinoff Elektra.
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level 32
Sep 11, 2013
Oh Hollywood how creative you can be.
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level 21
Sep 11, 2013
Surely The Incredibles should be on there
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level 80
Sep 11, 2013
Read the note - it's only for Marvel and DC superheroes.
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level 10
Sep 13, 2013
I can't believe I missed The Avengers and I just named all the superheroes there too. Got too carried away of thinking up superheroes I guess
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level 16
Dec 4, 2013
I can't believe I forgot all the x-men movies! Duh!
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level 33
Dec 15, 2013
I keep forgetting Green Lantern, I think I blocked out its existence too well.
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level 42
Dec 18, 2013
Could you accept superman man of steel?
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level 20
Jan 5, 2014
hancock is a superhero? the incredibles is a film about superheroes? the green hornet? all 3 of them would of made top 50 for highest grossing superhero films, needs to be more defined for what's classified a superhero film...
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level 59
Jan 24, 2014
Or youcould just read this quiz information where it says: "DC and Marvel heroes only - so The Incredibles, Hancock, etc... don't count"
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level 80
Oct 16, 2015
You could also count to come up with 33 instead of 50.
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level 17
Mar 6, 2014
This was a great quiz but you have watchmen and not batman begins
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level 17
Mar 6, 2014
Sorry you do have batman begins but watchmen is not DC or Marvel so you could put in tons of other superhero movies
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level 21
Apr 17, 2014
Actually Watchmen is owned by DC comics.
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level 34
May 2, 2014
Heyhey!! you forgot league of extraordinary gentlemen... it grossed more than daredevil... and is from DC
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level 8
May 15, 2014
To the guy who said GI Joe was underrated…Larry Hamma himself said in a Robot Chicken episode it was basically a toy catalog with word balloons. When was the last time you read that? When you were 12? GI Joe sucks!!
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level 80
Sep 2, 2014
Do you think just *maybe* the things people say on Robot Chicken might just possibly be said tongue-in-cheek? Just a theory, but you might want to look into it. GI Joe was the pinnacle of Hama's career and was *anything* but a toy catalog - the storylines were never dictated by Hasbro, only a very basic sketch of available characters. He fleshed them out and created the backstories, the inter-relationships between characters, and the overall direction. Everything beyond a black-and-white simple line sketch of the character and a job description ("commando") was created by him. And it was the most successful project in his career. And you think he agrees with you? Issue 21 is recognized as one of the best comic book issues of any series... EVER. You and people like you are exactly the reason that it's underrated - you dismiss it as a toy catalog and never bother to read it.
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level 73
Jun 16, 2015
To be fair, that IS what the cartoon series basically was. So it's not hard to see where the misconceptions come from.
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level 28
May 17, 2014
Got them all on 1st go, last one I remembered was Ghost Rider.
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level 35
May 25, 2014
You need to add Thor the Dark World, Captain America the Winter Soldier, X-men Days of Future Past, Amazing Spiderman 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
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level ∞
Aug 31, 2014
The quiz has been updated for 2014!
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level 14
May 26, 2014
how do you post a picure to your quiz
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level 73
Sep 2, 2014
click your heels together three times and say "wonder twin powers activate!"
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level 38
Jun 1, 2014
can you accept x3 for x-men last stand?
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level 65
Jun 8, 2014
You forgot Elektra and Catwoman !!!
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level 73
Sep 2, 2014
We're all trying to.
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level 21
Sep 28, 2014
Those were awful movies that didn't gross very much. But the DAREDEVIL movie was highly underrated, i really like it!
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level 80
Oct 16, 2015
Oh, YOU'RE the one that liked it!
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level 68
Aug 3, 2017
Thank god the Netflix Daredevil series came along and bleached our brains of the Affleck/Garner characters…
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level 66
Sep 2, 2014
Missed a couple because "Captain America 2" and "Thor 2" weren't accepted. Not saying they should be, as the "2" wasn't in either movie title. But I couldn't remember the "post-colon" words so I tried. :D I also knew I was missing an X-Men and a Batman movie but couldn't think of them either. Missed 5 in total (the other being a Superman movie I didn't even think about). Great quiz, QM! Love the variety on this site!!! :D
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level 24
Sep 2, 2014
Newest version (September 2, 2014) is great, but I somehow forgot that Superman existed and missed three answers because of it. Great quiz, thank you!
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level 14
Sep 2, 2014
Wow. I knew every one of these besides "Batman" and "Superman", but I only got like, 3/8. I am now trying to kick myself in the butt, and failing badly... Now I'm trying to kick myself in the butt for failing to kick myself in the butt... Man, my butt and my heel are going to have horrible bruises tomorrow.
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level 24
Sep 3, 2014
Not if you keep missing, there won't be.
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level 80
Sep 2, 2014
Gah! I typed Thor 2 the Dark World. Didn't think to delete the 2, and it ended up being the only one I missed.
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level 67
Sep 3, 2014
Oh comon... Thor 2
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level 66
Oct 23, 2014
I know they aren't the exact title, but could you accept answers like "xmen 3" or "thor 2" please? They're often colloquially referred to by those names so I think it's fair.
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level 13
Apr 19, 2015
xmen isnt a superhero movie
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level 80
Oct 16, 2015
LOL
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level 32
Sep 20, 2015
you should accept "Xmen 3" for the "Xmen last stand"
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level 43
Oct 14, 2015
For everyone complaining about what constitutes a superhero, I believe Marvel and DC hold a trademark for that title. GI Joe and Transformers FILMS are not products of Marvel or DC
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level 73
Oct 14, 2015
The X-Men films are products of Fox. The Batman films are products of Warner Brothers. The Spider-man films are products of Sony.
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level 67
Oct 15, 2015
I think the quizmaster should reword the instructions to "based on Marvel/DC comics" to cut down on the controversy.
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level 73
Feb 23, 2016
that wouldn't help because, as I pointed out above, Marvel did in fact produce the GI Joe and Transformers comic books.

Marvel, however, does not produce all of the films made about their comic books.
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level 56
Jun 14, 2016
Marvel Studios doesn't produce them, but they're official Marvel films, signified by the Marvel logo at the start of all of them. Transformers etc. don't have that.
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level 73
Jan 5, 2017
Not sure how a logo makes a difference. The reason it's not before the Transformers movies is because Transformers are a property of Hasbro. A property licensed by Marvel to produce Marvel comic books. My argument stands.
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level 45
Oct 14, 2015
What about The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?
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level 80
Oct 16, 2015
It didn't make enough money.
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level 67
Oct 15, 2015
Would you accept answers like Captain America 2 instead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, or Avengers 2 rather than just Avengers Age of Ultron?
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level 20
Mar 23, 2016
Am I the only one who thinks that they should have accepted Avengers 2 or Captain America 2? They did it for X-Men
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level 57
May 30, 2016
X-Men 2 is just called X2, sometimes promoted as X2: X-Men United (or internationally X-Men 2 (that's how I know it)) while movies like The Avengers 2 have their own name without the number. I'm surprised X-Men: First Class is not on the list. It seems to have a higher box office outcome than Fantastic Four.
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level 73
Jun 20, 2016
First Class used to be on here. But in spite of being one of the best-reviewed X-Men movies it also happened to be the lowest-grossing of the entire series (domestically); though, unless Apocalypse gets a second wind, it could beat First Class's underperformance record (and have reviews nowhere near as positive).
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level 68
May 22, 2016
This quiz is in desperate need of an update! Several new movies are sure to make the list: definitely Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Deadpool; possibly the latest Fantastic Four?
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level ∞
May 22, 2016
Updated
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level 68
Jun 5, 2016
Woot! Thanks!
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level 73
Jun 20, 2016
The new Fantastic Four movie was a giant failure. It grossed only $56 million in domestic box office. For the sake of comparison, the 2005 Fantastic Four movie, also considered a failure, made 3x that much money.
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level 68
Jul 4, 2016
Good heavens. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea it was THAT bad financially too.
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level 36
Jun 21, 2016
I can't believe I was doing so well, and I completely forgot Spiderman!!! (my 2nd favourite superhero). If I'd've thought of him id've got 5 more points! Grrrr
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level 20
Jul 10, 2016
This quiz is great and all but once I got to the "X-Men", "Captain America", and some of the "Avengers" movies, is it really necessary to know the exact subtitle for every sequel? Just throwin' that out there.
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level 34
Aug 11, 2016
Yes, otherwise it is way too easy. Otherwise you could get away with Batman 1, batman 2, batman 3... etc when the movies are definitely never referred to as that.
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level 32
Sep 21, 2016
YOU SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER PUTTING SUICIDE SQUAD IN THERE!!!
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level 20
Oct 15, 2016
That's the other thing I noticed about this quiz, too. There seems to be a lot more Marvel movies on the docket than DC. Oughta say something about which studio has been playing it safe.
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level 73
Jan 5, 2017
or which studio makes more movies? Or which studio consistently produces films that are watchable?
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level 73
Jan 5, 2017
though I actually agree with you. MCU movies are a bit boring and cookie-cutter. but... that's not why more Marvel movies show up on the list above.

Also, Suicide Squad suuuuucked
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level 80
Mar 20, 2017
I guess it depends on your definition of cookie cutter. MCU's version of the superhero formula is actually pretty divergent from the ordinary. Films like Capt. America-First Avenger, Winter Soldier, and Ant Man are not really superhero movies so much as genre films (war, spy, and heist movies, respectively). The Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and X-Men flicks (with a few notable exceptions like Deadpool and Logan) are the ones that "play it safe" by sticking to the formula.
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level 73
Jun 17, 2017
I disagree. Slightly changing up the "genre filter" they place over the bones of the film doesn't disguise the cookie-cutter shape to me. They're all very obviously the sorts of films that are made to appeal to mass audiences. They've got the same kinds of jokes. The same laugh-to-action ratio. The same basic plot structure. The same mix of characters archetypes. Predictable stories with predictable outcomes always leading to the set-up for the next film in the credits, too busy constantly world-building to tell a truly interesting or compelling story on their own. But... it still can be fun to watch them build, even if you know exactly what's going to happen and where they're going to take the story every time.
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level 73
Jun 17, 2017
Days of Future Past, Superman Returns, Superman 2, The Dark Knight, Batman vs. Superman, Logan, The Wolverine, Deadpool, Watchmen, Sin City, X2, even Rattner's The Last Stand were all waaaaaay more risk-taking in terms of what they did with the characters, the story, and the tone/art of the films than anything in the MCU. The riskiest MCU films to date were... what? Winter Soldier? For taking a *very slightly* more serious tone? Ant-Man? For embracing it's somewhat silly character and taking a *slightly* goofier tone? But does anyone really believe those films were risks? With the MCU universe-comes-before-individual-film and every-film-appeals-to-everybody strategy, where they control everything from top-down and make sure it's all basically the same so that it "fits" in the universe... none of these films are truly risky. We know they're all going to make loads of money. Even Guardians, based on relatively unknown characters, because the MCU is the brand now not the characters.
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level 66
Aug 2, 2017
I'd say that Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange were risky in that none of them were hugely popular characters. You can argue that the films themselves stuck to a proven successful formula, and I wouldn't argue the point, but a huge part of the appeal of comic book films is the characters themselves. That's why none of the X-Men films have been as successful, because they don't capture the characters nearly as well (and in fact, some of them were just blatantly poor adaptations of characters).
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level 73
Aug 2, 2017
^ totally disagree. A movie doesn't make a billion dollars worldwide because it passes a certain geek filter. The star of the MCU films is the Marvel logo. People know what they are going to get when they walk in to the movie. Doesn't matter if they are familiar with the character or not. Very few people who were not comic book geeks knew or cared who Iron Man or Thor (the Marvel character) were before they showed up in the MCU. The average non-geek knows Superman, Batman, *maybe* Spider-Man and Wolverine... and that's about it. Dr. Strange was no more risky than Iron Man. Hell it was almost the same movie.
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level 68
Jun 18, 2018
I hope you've changed your mind about this since "Black Panther", Kal! Quite possibly the *riskiest* movie ever made, and is still out there busily making more money than God.
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level 73
Jul 3, 2018
uh.... actually .... exact opposite. :D I have NO idea what people are talking about when they say Black Panther was different or risk taking. It was the most boring predictable samey samey MCU movie ever made. I thought only people who never went to see comic book movies and were confused in to thinking that BP was the first "black" comic book movie (which is very far from being true) were calling it original. But... I know you like comic book movies. So.. ::shrug:: BP is in my bottom 3 MCU all-time. Would be happy not to see it again. and mostly because it was dull.
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level 67
Jul 11, 2018
Black Panther risky? Riskier than the movies by Spike Lee, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Stanley Kubrick, Gaspar Noe, Lars von Trier, Sion Sono, Nicolas Winding Refn, Luis Bunuel, Takashi Miike, Alejandro Jodorowsky? Riskier than Kids, A Clockwork Orange, Natural Born Killers, Caligula, Salo, The Last Temptation of Christ, and, well, Borat? Or are only blockbuster movies real movies? Even then, Mad Max: Fury Road is far riskier than anything by Marvel. Or Titanic, Matrix, and Inception, because they couldn't rely on a franchise with its fanbase, and the last two had potentially confusing concepts. Or the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, because the books were said to be unfilmable before. Or even 300, Watchmen (unusually long as well) and Deadpool, because they were R-rated. Sorry for the rant, but there are more and more people talking about Marvel in superlatives when it comes to anything, and I wanted to give some perspective. There are other kinds of movies out there.
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level 72
Apr 29, 2017
Needs to be updated for Logan, even accounting for inflation it has a higher domestic gross than Fantastic four. Source: http://www.the-numbers.com
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level 30
Apr 30, 2017
Nice to see all three of the Nolan Batman movies on here, especially with The Dark Knight in second place.
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level 67
May 16, 2017
Needs to be updated for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Logan ...this must be one of the most frequently updated quizzes on the site. I wouldn't mind seeing the number of answers expanded a bit though.
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level 14
Jul 26, 2017
It's nice to see my fave characters's movie at the top of the list. #LokiAndHawkeyeFangirlForLife
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level 14
Jul 26, 2017
How is Spider-Man 3 so high up? IT SUCKED!
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level 47
Jul 26, 2017
XMen 3 should be accepted for Last Stand. And why 39 movies? Such an odd number. Unless its all the movies grossing over $150 million.
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level 66
Jul 26, 2017
Where is X-Men: First Class? The Incredible Hulk? The Wolverine? All of those made enough money to be included on this quiz.
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level ∞
Jul 26, 2017
Domestic gross
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level 38
Jul 26, 2017
cmon give me thor 2...
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level 55
Aug 2, 2017
6 and that was with cheating. Yawn.
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level 68
Jun 18, 2018
You're missing out.
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level 66
Aug 2, 2017
Some of the type ins are kind of confusing. Why not allow Xmen 3 for instance?
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level 73
Aug 2, 2017
That's not the film's official title, and now that they make so many of these movies and reboot them so often that the numbering systems could get and in some cases have gotten a little confusing, I guess QM wanted to play it safe and just use official titles.
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level 73
Aug 2, 2017
I've watched a few of these with my kids and grandkids, and I was happy to score 17. Sorry, superheroes are just not my cup of tea but more power to those of you who enjoy them. I'll take a nice Jane Austen film any day.
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level 59
Aug 2, 2017
Shrek 1? Shrek 2? Shrek 3?
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level 47
Aug 2, 2017
I hope you're joking. If not then...just wow.
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level 73
Aug 13, 2017
Maybe you're thinking of The Incredible Hulk
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level 74
Aug 2, 2017
You know, with this quiz being at least five years old (with some updates) and over 120 comments, I'm surprised nobody bothered to bring up Big Hero 6.
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level 28
Aug 2, 2017
Only missed 2.
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level 17
Aug 2, 2017
Is X-Men: Apocalypse missing??
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level 73
Aug 13, 2017
Nope. It did $155 million domestic. Just barely off the list. Also, it sucked.
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level 51
Aug 3, 2017
While I understand that this list is DC/Marvel only, could I just say that the Incredibles and Big Hero 6 are two of the best superhero movies that I've watched. Megaman too -personally think that it's very underrated-, if you want to include supervillain movies.
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level 62
Mar 21, 2018
And Big Hero 6 really should be on here, as it made $222.5 million domestically and is based on a Marvel property. It had Stan Lee in it and everything!
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level 24
Aug 3, 2017
Why is Hulk not in it?
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level 80
Aug 6, 2017
Looks like list might cutoff at 150mil domestic gross. Incredible Hulk was 135mil and Hulk was 133mil.
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level 49
Aug 4, 2017
I forgot Suicide Squad existed it was so bad...
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level 27
Aug 9, 2017
All but suicide squad - not a bad thing :D
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level 67
Aug 11, 2017
Lego Batman grossed 175m domestically, should make the cut.
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level 65
Jul 11, 2018
I agree.
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level 53
Sep 5, 2017
I feel like instead of leaving a note under the title stating that it is only DC and Marvel, it should just say in the title itself "Highest Grossing Marvel&DC Superhero Movies." Also, it would be great to see a list of the top 50 superhero movies INCLUDING inflation. Inflation is always interesting and I feel like it is more legitimate when dealing with what a movie actually made for its time. (101 Dalmatians did more at box office than Avatar, for example) That way we don't have to keep on seeing all of these new movies continuously pop up in nearly every quiz.
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level 73
Sep 22, 2017
I doubt it would make that much of a difference as the market for superhero movies keeps growing, and in the past there just weren't that many made. Donner's Superman would certainly make the cut inflation-adjusted, but other than that there would just be some minor shuffling.
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level 8
Jan 27, 2018
why does it not expect just X-Men Origins or X-Men 3 as answers yet it will except just The Winter Soldier and Civil War as answers
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level 61
Feb 26, 2018
i'm not even a fan of the genre but with the exception of 5, i have seen them all
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level 73
Mar 2, 2018
I've seen every movie on this quiz except for the last 10 minutes of Suicide Squad which I walked out of.
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level 61
May 1, 2018
Maybe update with Black Panther and the new Avengers movie? - Funfact: Actor Chris Evans appears in this list as Captain America but also as The Human Tourch in Fantastic Four - Funfact 2: While Batman has the most movies (7)in this list. Iron Man/Tony Stark makes the most appearances (also in Avengers, Spiderman Homecomming, Thor, and Captain America)
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level 32
May 1, 2018
You need update the quiz to include avengers infinity war, black panther and thor ragnarok
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level 58
May 4, 2018
JetPunk should hire someone (internship payed for by Stark Foundation?) for daily updates of this quiz!
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level 19
Jun 2, 2018
what about the new movies like black panther and avengers infintity war and the ones coming out like aquaman, shazam, ant man and the wasp, new mutants and dark phoenix. It would be best if this was updated every month or something like that
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level 71
Jul 11, 2018
How can you include movies that haven't been out yet on a list of highest-grossing movies?
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level 48
Jun 13, 2018
Hey, nice quiz! Although I suggest updating it!
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level 36
Jun 16, 2018
I got them all by looking at the comments.
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level 68
Jun 18, 2018
I sure hope that made for a satisfying challenge for you.
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level 46
Jul 11, 2018
About as challenging as the filmmakers wondering whether they should make Iron Man 5 or XMen 9 or Superman 7 or Captain America 4 next. Ohh, or maybe they'll mix it up and come out with a Harry Potter 10?! Or a Star Wars 12?? Not a whole lot of creativity coming out of the creative industry these days but it's not as if it's being demanded either.
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level 56
Jul 11, 2018
Two responses to martay: 1. Your last comment is really the one that explains everything. As long as people keep paying, the studios will keep making these films. The audience is to blame for superhero fatigue, not the studios. 2. It's odd to me that we deride repetition in movies but not other media. I've never heard anyone decry Arthur Conan Doyle for writing so many Sherlock Holmes stories, or Agatha Christie for Miss Marple, or Ian Fleming for James Bond. TV shows run for several seasons on the same premise (and only a few had the sense to walk away after four or five seasons when the show still had legs). It's one thing if a studio mindlessly churns out garbage to make money (looking at you, Hangover sequels), but if the sequels are well-made and thoughtful (which everyone seems to think the Marvel movies are; the Batman series certainly was), then what's the problem? Other movies still get made. The superhero movies just exist alongside them.
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level 67
Jul 11, 2018
There are interesting lower-budget movies produced right now, but they hardly ever reach the theater. In the 70s, movies like The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest made big money and were actually seen by audiences and talked about. Middle-budgeted movies in which stories and characters mattered, made by people who cared. But I guess audiences weren't smarter back then, they took what they were given. It was just that studios didn't have huge cash cows for some time, so they were forced to experiment a bit. Today, most of the money is spent on few, big, safe movies which push out the smaller ones. But the attendance figures are actually dropping, and cinema feels less and less relevant to the masses. And the success of some recent TV shows is actually a hint for me that people want something more creative. They will likely only get that in the movie theater if a string of too many blockbusters bombs and Hollywood has to take on a new direction.
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level 44
Jun 18, 2018
Suicide Squad tricked me. Probably the ‘hero’ part of the title.
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level 66
Jul 5, 2018
So is Watchmen off the list because it's not Marvel/DC (though it is owned by DC, until recently it hasn't been part of the main continuity), because they aren't considered superheroes for some reason, or because it didn't make enough at the box office?
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level 73
Jul 5, 2018
It only made $107 million domestic.
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level 27
Jul 5, 2018
Please update ! Infinity Wars' collection is more than Black Panther now according to Wikipedia
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level 73
Jul 5, 2018
Box Office Mojo has Infinity War's domestic total at 672 million. Worldwide, it blows Black Panther away. The rest of the world did not go as stupid crazy for BP as Americans did, but domestically it's still #1. Worldwide Infinity War, Avengers, and Age of Ultron are 1-3 and Black Panther ends up in 4th place.
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level 73
Jul 11, 2018
This really should be updated to reflect world wide box office. Using only domestic totals never really made sense but as overseas markets are only growing more important it makes less sense with every passing year.
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level 58
Jul 11, 2018
Great quiz. Was it just me, or did some answers fill in sequels whereas others didn't? Seem to have got most Xmen movies by just typing 'xmen' but somehow missed Spider-man 2 assuming the same would happen.
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level 73
Jul 11, 2018
just you
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level 71
Jul 11, 2018
Movies that seem to be missing from this list: Big Hero 6 (223 millions), Lego Batman (176 millons) and X-Men Apocalypse (155 millions, about 800K more than Fantastic Four). Also, Ant-Man and the Wasp will be getting on this list in a week or two.
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level 35
Jul 11, 2018
I think Spider-Man Homecoming is in the wrong spot. It shows that it made 334 m, behind The Winter Soldier that made 260 m. Unless you're still updating the totals? lol
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level 36
Jul 11, 2018
Black Panther made more than 1B+ dollars...
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level 73
Jul 11, 2018
worldwide.
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level 37
Jul 11, 2018
Should accept Batman v. Superman, Batman vs. Superman, & Batman versus Superman.
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level 73
Jul 13, 2018
It already does
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level 37
Jul 11, 2018
Domestic gross no longer matters. you should change it for international gross.
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level 44
Jul 13, 2018
So surprised that X-men: First Class isn't up here. It was such a good movie
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