From Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' to Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers.'
In the golden age of comic book movie adaptations, which ones are actually making impacts? A new video from Coinage, Time Inc.’s personal finance video company, takes a look at the top-grossing titles from this category.
To be clear, these numbers are based on domestic total and the top seven spots of the genre’s global box office are different. But in the U.S., Marvel’s The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is the reigning champ with $623.4 million. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, which pit Christian Bale’s Batman against Heath Ledger’s Joker, comes in a close second with $534.9 million.
The Dark Knight Rises, the third chapter in Nolan’s Bat-trilogy, makes an appearance in the fourth spot with $448.1 million. But the rest of the top seven is dominated by Marvel, including Sony’s Marvel adaptation of Spider-Man with Toby Maguire as Peter Parker ($403.7 million).
Worldwide, The Avengers still holds the title of highest-grossing comic book movie ($1.5 billion), but its sequel, Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), is in second, followed by Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion) and Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion).
Watch Coinage’s breakdown of the domestic top seven in the video above.