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Box Office Performance for Super Hero Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 5/1/2009 Action PG-13 $179,883,157 23,984,421
2 Watchmen 3/6/2009 Action R $107,509,799 14,334,640
3 Astro Boy 10/23/2009 Adventure PG $19,452,359 2,593,647
4 The Dark Knight 7/18/2008 Action PG-13 $2,343,780 312,504
5 The Spirit 12/25/2008 Action PG-13 $2,062,450 274,993
Total Gross of All Movies$311,251,545
Total Tickets Sold41,500,205

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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