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Box Office History for Super Hero

Ticket Sales and Market Share by Year

Note: Figures for 2017 are at an annualized rate.

Top-Grossing Movies 1995-2017, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
Total GrossInflation-Adjusted
Gross
1 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Action PG-13 $623,279,547 $660,081,224
2 The Dark Knight Jul 18, 2008 Action PG-13 $533,345,358 $626,080,555
3 Spider-Man May 3, 2002 Adventure PG-13 $403,706,375 $585,756,409
4 Spider-Man 2 Jun 30, 2004 Adventure PG-13 $373,524,485 $507,054,974
5 The Dark Knight Rises Jul 20, 2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 $474,599,567
6 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Action PG-13 $459,005,868 $459,005,868
7 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Action PG-13 $408,992,272 $424,084,233
8 Spider-Man 3 May 4, 2007 Adventure PG-13 $336,530,303 $412,347,448
9 Captain America: Civil War May 6, 2016 Action PG-13 $408,063,896 $408,063,896
10 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Action PG-13 $318,604,126 $374,051,130
11 Deadpool Feb 12, 2016 Action R $363,070,709 $363,070,709
12 Batman Forever Jun 16, 1995 Action PG-13 $184,031,112 $356,639,597
13 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Adventure PG-13 $333,172,112 $343,771,168
14 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Adventure PG-13 $312,433,331 $333,816,603
15 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Action R $330,360,194 $330,360,194
16 Suicide Squad Aug 5, 2016 Action PG-13 $308,363,870 $308,363,870
17 Man of Steel Jun 14, 2013 Action PG-13 $291,045,518 $301,785,199
18 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Action PG-13 $234,362,462 $301,629,851
19 X2 May 2, 2003 Action PG-13 $214,949,694 $300,501,807
20 The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 $277,502,323
21 Batman Begins Jun 15, 2005 Action PG-13 $205,343,774 $270,054,291
22 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Action PG-13 $259,746,958 $268,013,076
23 Hancock Jul 1, 2008 Action PG-13 $227,946,274 $267,630,506
24 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Adventure PG-13 $200,120,000 $257,559,017
25 X-Men Jul 14, 2000 Action PG-13 $157,299,717 $246,017,917
Complete List

Year by Year Market Share

YearMovies in
Release
Market
Share
GrossTickets SoldInflation-
Adjusted
Gross
Top-Grossing MovieGross that Year
1995 2 3.48% $185,085,077 42,548,292 $378,679,799 Batman Forever $184,031,112
1996 1 0.30% $17,220,599 3,896,063 $34,674,961 The Phantom $17,220,599
1997 2 1.71% $109,011,624 23,749,808 $211,373,291 Batman & Robin $107,325,195
1998 1 1.04% $70,141,876 14,955,623 $133,105,045 Blade $70,141,876
1999 1 0.41% $29,762,011 5,858,663 $52,142,101 Mystery Men $29,762,011
2000 3 3.28% $247,346,509 45,889,889 $408,420,012 X-Men $157,299,717
2001 1 0.06% $4,965,347 877,269 $7,807,694 Unbreakable $4,965,347
2002 3 5.42% $496,794,907 85,506,868 $761,011,125 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2003 4 5.61% $516,135,650 85,594,633 $761,792,234 X2 $214,949,694
2004 5 5.98% $555,095,131 89,387,298 $795,546,952 Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485
2005 6 5.31% $468,606,480 73,105,532 $650,639,235 Batman Begins $205,343,774
2006 4 5.10% $469,002,085 71,603,369 $637,269,984 X-Men: The Last Stand $234,362,462
2007 3 5.98% $584,254,637 84,920,731 $755,794,506 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2008 8 13.74% $1,339,822,118 186,604,751 $1,660,782,284 The Dark Knight $531,001,578
2009 5 2.93% $311,251,545 41,500,205 $369,351,825 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $179,883,157
2010 3 2.98% $312,724,064 39,635,497 $352,755,923 Iron Man 2 $312,433,331
2011 5 7.06% $719,474,648 90,728,203 $807,481,007 Thor $181,030,624
2012 4 12.08% $1,333,551,220 167,531,558 $1,491,030,866 The Avengers $623,279,547
2013 4 9.51% $1,036,043,846 127,434,665 $1,134,168,519 Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
2014 8 13.86% $1,434,963,971 175,638,181 $1,563,179,811 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,055,258
2015 5 6.26% $706,763,225 83,839,051 $746,167,554 Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868
2016 9 16.93% $1,898,026,547 219,425,030 $1,952,882,767 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349
2017 8 19.03% $1,879,102,295 211,135,085 $1,879,102,257 Wonder Woman $412,563,408

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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