Biggest superhero movies since the birth of MCU

Ian Sandwell
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

From Digital Spy

Since the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man, superhero movies have defined the cinematic landscape.

What might surprise you though is that it's not all MCU movies that are bringing in the big bucks – even if DC are still waiting for their first Worlds of DC movie to hit that magical $1 billion barrier that Marvel has crossed six times (so far).

So we thought we'd go through the stats of all superhero movies since the MCU launched and sort out the 25 biggest to date. Thanks to Box Office Mojo for the numbers which are up-to-date as of December 3, 2018.

This means that Venom (yes, really) can still move up the list...

25. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

US box office: $259,766,572

International box office: $454,497,695

Total: $714,264,267

24. Deadpool 2

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

US box office: $318,491,426

International box office: $415,754,495

Total: $734,245,921

23. Suicide Squad

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

US box office: $325,100,054

International box office: $421,746,840

Total: $746,846,894

22. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

US box office: $233,921,534

International box office: $513,941,241

Total: $747,862,775

21. The Amazing Spider-Man

Photo credit: Sony Pictures

US box office: $262,030,663

International box office: $495,900,000

Total: $757,930,663

20. Guardians of the Galaxy

Photo credit: Disney

US box office: $333,176,600

International box office: $440,152,029

Total: $773,328,629

19. Deadpool

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

US box office: $363,070,709

International box office: $420,042,270

Total: $783,112,979

18. Spider-Man 2

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

US box office: $373,585,825

International box office: $410,180,516

Total: $783,766,341

17. Spider-Man

Photo credit: Sony

US box office: $403,706,375

International box office: $418,002,176

Total: $821,708,551

16. Wonder Woman

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

US box office: $412,563,408

International box office: $409,283,604

Total: $821,847,012

15. Venom

Photo credit: Sony

US box office: $212,300,606

International box office: $633,205,064

Total: $845,505,670

14. Thor: Ragnarok

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

US box office: $315,058,289

International box office: $538,918,837

Total: $853,977,126

13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

US box office: $389,813,101

International box office: $473,942,950

Total: $863,756,051

12. Batman v Superman

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

US box office: $330,360,194

International box office: $543,274,725

Total: $873,634,919

11. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures - Marvel Studios

US box office: $334,201,140

International box office: $545,965,784

Total: $880,166,924

10. Spider-Man 3

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

US box office: $336,530,303

International box office: $554,341,323

Total: $890,871,626

9. The Dark Knight

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

US box office: $534,858,444

International box office: $469,700,000

Total: $1,004,558,444

8. The Dark Knight Rises

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

US box office: $448,139,099

International box office: $636,800,000

Total: $1,084,939,099

7. Captain America: Civil War

Photo credit: Disney

US box office: $408,084,349

International box office: $745,220,146

Total: $1,153,304,495

6. Iron Man 3

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

US box office: $409,013,994

International box office: $805,797,258

Total: $1,214,811,252

5. Incredibles 2

Photo credit: Disney

US box office: $608,549,440

International box office: $632,530,394

Total: $1,241,079,834

4. Black Panther

Photo credit: Disney

US box office: $700,059,566

International box office: $646,853,595

Total: $1,346,913,161

3. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

US box office: $459,005,868

International box office: $946,397,826

Total: $1,405,403,694

2. Avengers Assemble

Photo credit: Disney

US box office: $623,357,910

International box office: $895,455,078

Total: $1,518,812,988

1. Avengers: Infinity War

Photo credit: Marvel Studios

US box office: $678,815,482

International box office: $1,368,859,691

Total: $2,047,675,173

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