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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 July 24, 2017
  • DC and Marvel heroes only - so The Incredibles, Hancock, etc... don't count.
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jul 25, 2017
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Year
Gross
Movie
2012
623 m
2008
535 m
2015
495 m
2012
448 m
2013
409 m
2016
408 m
2002
404 m
2017
389 m
2017
387 m
2004
374 m
2016
363 m
2007
337 m
2014
333 m
2016
331 m
2016
325 m
2008
318 m
2010
312 m
2013
291 m
2012
262 m
2014
260 m
Year
Gross
Movie
2017
252 m
1989
251 m
2006
234 m
2014
234 m
2016
233 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
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(77)
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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Aug 10, 2013
(70)
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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Aug 19, 2013
(51)
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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Nov 8, 2014
(20)
Director's Cut of Daredevil is one of the best super hero movies ever made. So good try
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Oct 4, 2013
(71)
Good, coz the version that I saw was dire. Really dire.
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Oct 23, 2013
(44)
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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Dec 7, 2013
(70)
I think he might be jokingly referencing my comment about Watchmen.
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Dec 9, 2013
(70)
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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Sep 11, 2013
(77)
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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Sep 11, 2013
(70)
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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Sep 12, 2013
(32)
Oh Hollywood how creative you can be.
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Sep 11, 2013
(21)
Surely The Incredibles should be on there
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Sep 11, 2013
(77)
Read the note - it's only for Marvel and DC superheroes.
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Sep 11, 2013
(10)
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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Sep 13, 2013
(16)
I can't believe I forgot all the x-men movies! Duh!
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Dec 4, 2013
(33)
I keep forgetting Green Lantern, I think I blocked out its existence too well.
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Dec 15, 2013
(42)
Could you accept superman man of steel?
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Dec 18, 2013
(20)
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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Jan 5, 2014
(60)
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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Jan 24, 2014
(77)
You could also count to come up with 33 instead of 50.
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Oct 16, 2015
(17)
This was a great quiz but you have watchmen and not batman begins
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Mar 6, 2014
(17)
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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Mar 6, 2014
(21)
Actually Watchmen is owned by DC comics.
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Apr 17, 2014
(33)
Heyhey!! you forgot league of extraordinary gentlemen... it grossed more than daredevil... and is from DC
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May 2, 2014
(8)
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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May 15, 2014
(77)
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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Sep 2, 2014
(70)
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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Jun 16, 2015
(28)
Got them all on 1st go, last one I remembered was Ghost Rider.
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May 17, 2014
(36)
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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May 25, 2014
The quiz has been updated for 2014!
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Aug 31, 2014
(14)
how do you post a picure to your quiz
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May 26, 2014
(70)
click your heels together three times and say "wonder twin powers activate!"
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Sep 2, 2014
(37)
can you accept x3 for x-men last stand?
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Jun 1, 2014
(59)
You forgot Elektra and Catwoman !!!
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Jun 8, 2014
(70)
We're all trying to.
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Sep 2, 2014
(21)
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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Sep 28, 2014
(77)
Oh, YOU'RE the one that liked it!
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Oct 16, 2015
(65)
Thank god the Netflix Daredevil series came along and bleached our brains of the Affleck/Garner characters…
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Aug 3, 2017
(66)
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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Sep 2, 2014
(24)
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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Sep 2, 2014
(14)
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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Sep 2, 2014
(24)
Not if you keep missing, there won't be.
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Sep 3, 2014
(77)
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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Sep 2, 2014
(65)
Oh comon... Thor 2
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Sep 3, 2014
(70)
agreed
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Sep 4, 2014
(60)
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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Oct 23, 2014
(13)
xmen isnt a superhero movie
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Apr 19, 2015
(77)
LOL
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Oct 16, 2015
(33)
you should accept "Xmen 3" for the "Xmen last stand"
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Sep 20, 2015
(43)
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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Oct 14, 2015
(70)
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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Oct 14, 2015
(65)
I think the quizmaster should reword the instructions to "based on Marvel/DC comics" to cut down on the controversy.
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Oct 15, 2015
(70)
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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Feb 23, 2016
(58)
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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Jun 14, 2016
(70)
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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Jan 5, 2017
(45)
What about The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?
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Oct 14, 2015
(77)
It didn't make enough money.
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Oct 16, 2015
(65)
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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Oct 15, 2015
(14)
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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Mar 23, 2016
(57)
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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May 30, 2016
(70)
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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Jun 20, 2016
(65)
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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May 22, 2016
Updated
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May 22, 2016
(65)
Woot! Thanks!
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Jun 5, 2016
(70)
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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Jun 20, 2016
(65)
Good heavens. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea it was THAT bad financially too.
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Jul 4, 2016
(36)
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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Jun 21, 2016
(20)
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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Jul 10, 2016
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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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Aug 11, 2016
(32)
YOU SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER PUTTING SUICIDE SQUAD IN THERE!!!
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Sep 21, 2016
(20)
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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Oct 15, 2016
(70)
or which studio makes more movies? Or which studio consistently produces films that are watchable?
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Jan 5, 2017
(70)
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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Jan 5, 2017
(77)
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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Mar 20, 2017
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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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Jun 17, 2017
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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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Jun 17, 2017
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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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Aug 2, 2017
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^ 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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Aug 2, 2017
(66)
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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Apr 29, 2017
(24)
Nice to see all three of the Nolan Batman movies on here, especially with The Dark Knight in second place.
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Apr 30, 2017
(65)
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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May 16, 2017
(11)
It's nice to see my fave characters's movie at the top of the list. #LokiAndHawkeyeFangirlForLife
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Jul 26, 2017
(11)
How is Spider-Man 3 so high up? IT SUCKED!
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Jul 26, 2017
(43)
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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Jul 26, 2017
(60)
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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Jul 26, 2017
Domestic gross
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Jul 26, 2017
(23)
cmon give me thor 2...
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Jul 26, 2017
(51)
6 and that was with cheating. Yawn.
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Aug 2, 2017
(66)
Some of the type ins are kind of confusing. Why not allow Xmen 3 for instance?
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Aug 2, 2017
(70)
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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Aug 2, 2017
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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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Aug 2, 2017
(60)
Shrek 1? Shrek 2? Shrek 3?
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Aug 2, 2017
(43)
I hope you're joking. If not then...just wow.
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Aug 2, 2017
(70)
Maybe you're thinking of The Incredible Hulk
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Aug 13, 2017
(70)
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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Aug 2, 2017
(25)
Only missed 2.
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Aug 2, 2017
(16)
Is X-Men: Apocalypse missing??
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Aug 2, 2017
(70)
Nope. It did $155 million domestic. Just barely off the list. Also, it sucked.
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Aug 13, 2017
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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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Aug 3, 2017
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Why is Hulk not in it?
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Aug 3, 2017
(76)
Looks like list might cutoff at 150mil domestic gross. Incredible Hulk was 135mil and Hulk was 133mil.
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Aug 6, 2017
(47)
I forgot Suicide Squad existed it was so bad...
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Aug 4, 2017
(20)
All but suicide squad - not a bad thing :D
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Aug 9, 2017
(66)
Lego Batman grossed 175m domestically, should make the cut.
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Aug 11, 2017
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