Box Office History for Super Hero Movies

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

1995: 3% market share 1996: 0% market share 1997: 2% market share 1998: 1% market share 1999: 0% market share 2000: 3% market share 2001: 0% market share 2002: 5% market share 2003: 6% market share 2004: 6% market share 2005: 3% market share 2006: 5% market share 2007: 6% market share 2008: 13% market share 2009: 3% market share 2010: 3% market share 2011: 7% market share 2012: 12% market share 2013: 10% market share 2014: 9% market share
   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2014, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $623,279,547 $638,939,832
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $585,975,751
3 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $548,234,646
4 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $474,574,584
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $459,398,869
6 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $408,992,264
7 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $385,933,732
8 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $362,070,836
9 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $333,734,131
10 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $327,835,731 $327,792,643
11 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $312,433,331 $322,809,543
12 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Action PG-13 $291,045,518 $291,045,511
13 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Action PG-13 $234,362,462 $282,308,374
14 X2 May 2, 2003 Action PG-13 $214,949,694 $281,251,390
15 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 $268,614,348
16 Hancock Jul 1, 2008 Action PG-13 $227,946,274 $250,486,923
17 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 $241,060,582
18 X-Men Jul 14, 2000 Action PG-13 $157,299,717 $230,258,770
19 Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Adventure PG-13 $206,360,018 $206,360,011
20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Action PG-13 $202,853,933 $202,853,928
21 Fantastic Four Jul 8, 2005 Action PG-13 $154,696,080 $190,413,110
22 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 8, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $189,588,745 $189,588,738
23 X-Men Origins: Wolverine May 1, 2009 Action PG-13 $179,883,157 $189,237,082
24 Thor May 6, 2011 Action PG-13 $181,030,624 $186,281,196
25 Batman & Robin Jun 20, 1997 Action PG-13 $107,325,195 $184,458,109
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 1 3.48% $183,997,904 42,298,369 $335,003,082 Batman Forever $183,997,904
1996 1 0.31% $17,220,599 3,896,063 $30,856,819 The Phantom $17,220,599
1997 2 1.67% $108,994,757 23,746,135 $188,069,389 Batman & Robin $107,308,328
1998 1 1.03% $70,001,065 14,925,600 $118,210,752 Blade $70,001,065
1999 1 0.41% $29,762,011 5,858,664 $46,400,619 Mystery Men $29,762,011
2000 3 3.31% $247,346,509 45,889,890 $363,447,929 X-Men $157,299,717
2001 1 0.06% $4,965,347 877,270 $6,947,978 Unbreakable $4,965,347
2002 3 5.41% $496,763,171 85,501,406 $677,171,136 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 4 5.52% $516,114,945 85,591,202 $677,882,320 X2 $214,948,780
2004 5 6.09% $554,478,414 89,287,988 $707,160,865 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 5 2.95% $263,260,417 41,070,268 $325,276,523 Fantastic Four $154,695,569
2006 4 5.06% $468,644,002 71,548,704 $566,665,736 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 3 6.07% $584,253,232 84,920,528 $672,570,582 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 8 13.47% $1,339,822,118 186,604,752 $1,477,909,636 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 6 2.93% $311,996,031 41,599,470 $329,467,802 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $179,883,157
2010 3 2.96% $312,439,078 39,599,375 $313,627,050 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345
2011 5 7.06% $719,474,648 90,728,200 $718,567,344 Thor $181,030,624
2012 4 12.32% $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 $1,326,849,939 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 4 9.50% $1,035,567,339 126,907,760 $1,005,109,459 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 5 8.83% $723,684,204 88,686,787 $702,399,353 Guardians of the Galaxy $327,792,643