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Every Superhero Movie Captain Marvel Has Made More Money Than

Captain Marvel is already a massive box office hit, but how many other superhero movies has it outgrossed so far? In 2018, Marvel Studios celebrated their 10th anniversary in style with a pair of $1 billion smashes (Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War) that rewrote the record books during their respective box office runs. It goes without saying that Avengers: Endgame is expected to add another $1 billion (or maybe $2 billion?) to Marvel's astronomical total, but the MCU has another runaway success on its hands. Their first installment of 2019, Captain Marvel, is soaring to incredible heights.

Carol Danvers' origin story was always going to do well commercially; at this point, Marvel is the closest thing to a guaranteed box office lock. But even the biggest Captain Marvel fans may not have been able to predict just how successful it was. Taking advantage of weak competition, riding waves of positive buzz, and being the subject of multiple "controversial" narratives, Captain Marvel shattered its projections and posted the sixth-highest opening of all-time. As a result, it's well on its way to crossing the $1 billion plateau itself.

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As the film rises up the charts, it passed some high-profile blockbusters in no time at all. To commemorate Captain Marvel's accomplishment, we're taking a look at all the other superhero movies it's passed to this date. For the purposes of this post, we are using $500 million as the cutoff for worldwide gross and $200 million for domestic. We'll continue to update this space as Captain Marvel adds more.

Captain Marvel At the Worldwide Box Office

Figures as of April 28, 2019

Current gross of $1.110 billion is higher than:

  • The Dark Knight Rises ($1.084 billion)
  • The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion)
  • Spider-Man 3 ($890.8 million)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.1 million)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863.7 million)
  • Venom ($855 million)
  • Thor: Ragnarok ($853.9 million)
  • Wonder Woman ($821.8 million)
  • Spider-Man ($821.7 million)
  • Deadpool 2 ($785 million)
  • Spider-Man 2 ($783.7 million)
  • Deadpool ($783.1 million)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy ($773.3 million)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man ($757.9 million)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past ($747.8 million)
  • Suicide Squad ($746.8 million)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.2 million)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($708.9 million)
  • Doctor Strange ($677.7 million)
  • Man of Steel ($668 million)
  • Justice League ($657.9 million)
  • Big Hero 6 ($657.8 million)
  • Thor: The Dark World ($644.5 million)
  • The Incredibles ($633 million)
  • Hancock ($624.3 million)
  • Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million)
  • Ant-Man & the Wasp ($622.6 million)
  • Logan ($619 million)
  • Iron Man ($585.1 million)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse ($543.9 million)
  • Ant-Man ($519.3 million)

Captain Marvel at the Domestic Box Office

Figures as of April 28, 2019

Current gross of $413.5 million is higher than:

  • Wonder Woman ($412.5 million)
  • Iron Man 3 ($409 million)
  • Captain America: Civil War ($408 million)
  • Spider-Man ($403.7 million)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($389.8 million)
  • Spider-Man 2 ($373.5 million)
  • Deadpool ($363 million)
  • Spider-Man 3 ($336.5 million)
  • Aquaman ($334.8 million)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334.2 million)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy ($333.1 million)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3 million)
  • Suicide Squad ($325.1 million)
  • Deadpool 2 ($324.5 million)
  • Iron Man ($318.4 million)
  • Thor: Ragnarok ($315 million)
  • Iron Man 2 ($312.4 million)
  • Man of Steel ($291 million)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man ($262 million)
  • The Incredibles ($261.4 million)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.7 million)
  • Batman ($251.1 million)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand ($234.3 million)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past ($233.9 million)
  • Doctor Strange ($232.6 million)
  • Justice League ($229 million)
  • Hancock ($227.9 million)
  • Logan ($226.2 million)
  • Big Hero 6 ($222.5 million)
  • Ant-Man & the Wasp ($216.6 million)
  • X2: X-Men United ($214.9 million)
  • Venom ($213.5 million)
  • Batman Begins ($206.8 million)
  • Thor: The Dark World ($206.3 million)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($202.8 million)
  • Superman Returns ($200 million)

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Key Release Dates
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
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