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List Rules Superhero films with the biggest (top-grossing) opening weekends since 2000—animated films excluded.

When it comes to opening weekends at the box office, superhero movies are no strangers to big numbers and full-on sellouts. From The Avengers to The Dark Knight, there's a load of superhero films coming out each year, and one always seems to top the last. However, plenty of these films and their domestic opening-weekend sales stand the test of time and remain some of the top-grossing movies

Whether it's a sequel, prequel, or the first of its kind, these action-packed superhero flicks constantly break records and completely "bust the block". In other words, films like Black Panther and Batman typically gross some seriously high ticket sales—regardless of how they end up performing later. But which films had the biggest opening weekends of them all? Check out the list below for the highest-grossing superhero films since the year 2000—during their opening weekend, of course.

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Avengers: Infinity War 2018

Opening weekend gross: $258.2 million

All-time worldwide gross: $258.2 million

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Avengers 2012

Opening weekend gross: $207.4 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1.5 billion

Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Black Panther 2018

Opening weekend gross: $202 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1.3 billion

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

Opening weekend gross: $191.2 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1.4 billion

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Captain America: Civil War

Opening weekend gross: $179.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1.1 billion

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Iron Man 3 2013

Opening weekend gross: $174.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1.2 billion

Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

Opening weekend gross: $166 million

All-time worldwide gross: $873.6 million

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics characters. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Dark Knight Rises 2012

Opening weekend gross: $160.8 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1 billion

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Dark Knight 2008

Opening weekend gross: $158.4 million

All-time worldwide gross: $1 billion

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Spider-Man 3 2007

Opening weekend gross: $151.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $890.9 million

Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017

Opening weekend gross: $146.6 million

All-time worldwide gross: $863.8 million

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Suicide Squad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Suicide Squad 2016

Opening weekend gross: $133.7 million

All-time worldwide gross: $746.8 million

Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics antihero team. A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated ...more

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Deadpool 2016

Opening weekend gross: $132.4 million

All-time worldwide gross: $783.1 million

Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more

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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Iron Man 2 2010

Opening weekend gross: $128 million

All-time worldwide gross: $623.9 million

Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Deadpool 2 2018

Opening weekend gross: $125.5 million

All-time worldwide gross: $655.3 million

Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Thor: Ragnarok 2017

Opening weekend gross: $122.7 million

All-time worldwide gross: $854 million

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017

Opening weekend gross: $117 million

All-time worldwide gross: $880.2 million

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Man of Steel 2013

Opening weekend gross: $116.6 million

All-time worldwide gross: $668 million

Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Spider-Man 2002

Opening weekend gross: $114.8 million

All-time worldwide gross: $821.7 million

Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Wonder Woman 2017

Opening weekend gross: $103.3 million

All-time worldwide gross: $821.8 million

Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006

Opening weekend gross: $102.8 million

All-time worldwide gross: $459.4 million

X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Iron Man 2008

Opening weekend gross: $98.6 million

All-time worldwide gross: $585.2 million

Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more

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Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

Opening weekend gross: $95 million

All-time worldwide gross: $714.3 million

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

Opening weekend gross: $94.3 million

All-time worldwide gross: $773.3 million

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic criminals ...more

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Justice League

Opening weekend gross: $93.8 million

All-time worldwide gross: $657.9 million

Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fifth installment in the DC Extended ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

Opening weekend gross: $91.6 million

All-time worldwide gross: $709 million

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

Opening weekend gross: $90.8 million

All-time worldwide gross: $747.9 million

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Logan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Logan

Opening weekend gross: $88.4 million

All-time worldwide gross: $619 million

Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Spider-Man 2 2004

Opening weekend gross: $88.2 million

All-time worldwide gross: $783.8 million

Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Thor: The Dark World 2013

Opening weekend gross: $85.7 million

All-time worldwide gross: $644.6 million

Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men 2 2003

Opening weekend gross: $85.6 million

All-time worldwide gross: $407.7 million

X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Doctor Strange 2016

Opening weekend gross: $85.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $677.7 million

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car accident, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009

Opening weekend gross: $85.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $373.1 million

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

Opening weekend gross: $65.8 million

All-time worldwide gross: $543.9 million

X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Thor 2011

Opening weekend gross: $65.7 million

All-time worldwide gross: $449.3 million

Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Captain America: The First Avenger 2011

Opening weekend gross: $65.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $370.6 million

Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is ...more

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Hancock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Hancock 2008

Opening weekend gross: $62.6 million

All-time worldwide gross: $624.4 million

Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. The story was originally ...more

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Hulk 2003

Opening weekend gross: $62.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $245.3 million

Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Ang Lee directed the film, which stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

Opening weekend gross: $62 million

All-time worldwide gross: $757.9 million

The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007

Opening weekend gross: $58.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $289 million

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 superhero film directed by Tim Story, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only ...more

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Ant-Man 2015

Opening weekend gross: $57.2 million

All-time worldwide gross: $519.3 million

Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Fantastic Four 2005

Opening weekend gross: $56.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $330.6 million

Fantastic Four is a 2005 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It was directed by Tim Story, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is the second live-action Fantastic ...more

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Incredible Hulk 2008

Opening weekend gross: $55.4 million

All-time worldwide gross: $263.4 million

The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the second ...more

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Watchmen 2009

Opening weekend gross: $55.2 million

All-time worldwide gross: $185.3 million

Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noir superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick ...more

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men: First Class 2011

Opening weekend gross: $55.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $353.6 million

X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
X-Men 2000

Opening weekend gross: 54.4 million

All-time worldwide gross: $296.3 million

X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Green Lantern 2011

Opening weekend gross: $53.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $219.9 million

Green Lantern is a 2011 action fantasy film written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim and directed by Martin Campbell.

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The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
The Wolverine 2013

Opening weekend gross: $53.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $414.8 million

The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Superman Returns 2006

Opening weekend gross: $52.5 million

All-time worldwide gross: $391.1 million

Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman and serves as an homage sequel to the motion pictures ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
Batman Begins 2005

Opening weekend gross: $48.7 million

All-time worldwide gross: $374.2 million

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more