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Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends  

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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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
2017

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) 27 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 28 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 29 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

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) 30 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 31 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 32 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 33 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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 collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
2009

Opening weekend gross: $85.1 million

All-time worldwide gross: $373.1 million

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Gavin Hood, based on the Marvel Comic character. The early years of James Logan (Hugh Jackman), featuring his rivalry with ...more
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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 36 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 37 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 38 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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. Will Smith portrays an old ...more
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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 40 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 41 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 42 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 43 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 44 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 45 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 46 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 47 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 48 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 49 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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) 50 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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