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Box Office Performance for Super Hero Movies in 2012

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2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Avengers 5/4/2012 Action PG-13 $623,279,547 78,301,450
2 The Dark Knight Rises 7/20/2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 56,298,881
3 The Amazing Spider-Man 7/3/2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 32,918,425
4 Mugamoodi 8/31/2012 Action Not Rated $101,911 12,802
Total Gross of All Movies$1,333,551,220
Total Tickets Sold167,531,558

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. 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.