10 Biggest Superhero Movie Opening Weekends


Super Hero Movies. We all love and watch them here at Furious FanBoys. And if you don’t, then why else are you here? Listed in this entry are 10 super hero opening weekends of all time.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Also considered the greatest superhero movie of all time, it should come as no surprise that its enthroned in this list. The Dark Knight raked in as much money as Bruce Wayne with $158,411,483.

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Hyped up due to the introduction of fan favorite, “Venom,” it didn’t quite match up to the critical and fan reception of its predecessors, but still managed to run away with $151,116,516.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

The stocks for Stark Enterprise must be soaring with this year’s Summer blockbuster. Ironman 2 earned $128,122,480 with it’s success.

Spider-Man (2002)

Any fan would tell you that this was the adaptation everyone was waiting for. However, some critics were skeptical due to the number of hands it changed over the decades including James Cameron’s. At the time it was ranked with the highest opening weekend earning $114,844,116before the others listed above were released.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Even though Brian Singer left the project, the prospective conclusion to the X-Men franchise didn’t stop fans from clamoring to theaters. It did away with $102,750,665 even though some fans and critics were disappointed with its outcome.

Iron Man (2008)

This B-List hero surprised critics and audiences with its success and propelled Robert Downey Jr. even further down the path as a character actor. Tony Stark’s income rose $98,618,668 opening weekend.

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Proving that critical adoration doesn’t necessarily translate to financial success as demonstrated by the income of it’s other installments, Spider-Man 2 still made $88,156,227.

X2: X-Men United (2003)

The sequel to the originator of this decade’s “superhero boom” was undoubtedly going to meet with financial success with an opening weekend of $85,558,731.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Audiences were eager to discover the origins of Marvel’s most mysterious mutant and shelled out $85,058,003 opening weekend.

The Incredibles (2004)

Everything Pixar weaves is pure cinematic gold so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their own take on the superhero genre was met with equal parts financial and critical success. It’s funny that the Fantastic Four, the very comic it was inspired by, couldn’t quite meet up to it’s opening success of $70,467,623.