Superhero movies have been said to be a “dying fad” for years now. Though they’re still breaking box office records. Here’s a lit of the Top Ten Highest Grossing Superhero Movies
according to worldwide gross.
1. Avengers: Endgame (film still playing in places around the world) $2,714,136,528 – 2019
As of June 3, 2019, Avengers: Endgame has grossed $816.6 million in the United States and Canada. The end of a 20-year-long connected storytelling experience ranging 22 films, fans and critics alike expected Endgame to be a huge film. But few expected it to be quiet this big.
2. Avengers: Infinity War $2,048,359,754 – 2018
Avengers: Infinity War grossed $678.8 million in the United States and Canada. Many felt like Infinity War felt like an extended trailer or setup for Endgame, but the film has a lot of great qualities, character moments and plot conclusions that Endgame didn’t have.
3. The Avengers $1,518,812,988 – 2012
The Avengers grossed $623.4 million in the United States and Canada. The first film of its kind; combining multiple stand alone franchises into one new theater experience was history in the making and something many fans loved. Nothing like it had been done before, or since to date.
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron $1,405,403,694 – 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $459 million in the United States and Canada. The much anticipated sequel to the first Avengers movie, introducing new characters and villains, Age of Ultron took the threat from New York based to world-based and set things in motion that wouldn’t come to a conclusion until Infinity War or Endgame.
5. Black Panther $1,346,913,161 – 2018
Black Panther grossed $700.1 million in the United States and Canada. While not the first black super hero on film, Black Panther was the first Black Superhero Film, as in the cast, crew, director, and composers were majority black. It was a cultural phenomenon that the U.S. had yet to see. It meant a lot to many people, and it’s status on this list is proof of that.
6. Incredibles 2 $1,242,805,359 – 2018
Incredibles 2 grossed $608.6 million in the United States and Canada. Incredibles 2 had a lot going for it on its own. Incredible voice work, beautiful CGI, but it also brought something else to the table. Nostalgia. Incredibles first came out in 2004. 14 years later and many of the folx that came to see the sequel had grown up with the film. Some were even bringing their own children to see it.
7. Iron Man 3 $1,214,811,252 – 2013
Iron Man 3 grossed $409 million in the United States and Canada. Dealing with the affects of PTSD, Iron Man 3 gave movie goers a different look into the mind and world of Tony Stark. While not a perfect movie, its still a fan favorite that is hotly contested by fans even today.
8. Captain America: Civil War $1,153,304,495 – 2016
Captain America: Civil War grossed $408.1 million in the U.S. and Canada. Civil War gave fans their first look at Spider-Man next to other major superheroes, as well as their first look at Black Panther. The movie adaptation of a comic book event of the same name, Civil War is one of the most talked about movies in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
9. Aquaman $1,147,761,807 – 2018
Aquaman grossed $335.1 million in the United States and Canada. Aquaman is the only DC Comics film to appear on the list. Fellow DCEU film Wonder Woman came in ranked at 19 with $821,847,012 worldwide in 2017. The Dark Knight Rises ($1,084,939,099 in 2012) and The Dark Knight ($1,004,558,444 2008), like not part of the connected DCEU, came in at 11 and 12, respectively.
10. Captain Marvel (film still playing in places around the world) $1,127,549,584
As of June 2, 2019, Captain Marvel has grossed $426.2 million in the United States and Canada. The first female-led, directed, and composed film of the MCU, Captain Marvel met and exceed expectations. It was met with a campaign to try and sabotage the film by internet trolls claiming to be comic book fans, when in reality they are just sad, lonely men who can’t stand to see a woman with power exert said power.