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

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
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
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
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
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, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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
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
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 supervillain team. A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits ...more

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 "bad ...more

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 25 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