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Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

Updated April 29, 2019 5.1k views52 items

List RulesSuperhero 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: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRobert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Opening weekend gross: $356 million

    All-time worldwide gross (opening weekend): $1.222 billion

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    Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRobert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Opening weekend gross: $258.2 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $2.048 billion

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRobert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Opening weekend gross: $207.4 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1.5 billion

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    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsChadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    Opening weekend gross: $202 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1.3 billion

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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRobert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Opening weekend gross: $191.2 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1.4 billion

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    Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    Opening weekend gross: $179.1 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1.1 billion

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    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsGwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce

    Directed byShane Black

    Opening weekend gross: $174.1 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1.2 billion

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsBen Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Opening weekend gross: $166 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $873.6 million

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

    ActorsChristian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Opening weekend gross: $160.8 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1 billion

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsChristian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Opening weekend gross: $158.4 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $1 billion

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsTobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Opening weekend gross: $151.1 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $890.9 million

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsChris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Opening weekend gross: $146.6 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $863.8 million

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

    ActorsWill Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Opening weekend gross: $133.7 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $746.8 million

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    Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRyan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano

    Directed byTim MIller

    Opening weekend gross: $132.4 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $783.1 million

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

    ActorsRobert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Opening weekend gross: $128 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $623.9 million

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    Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRyan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Opening weekend gross: $125.5 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $655.3 million

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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsChris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Opening weekend gross: $122.7 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $854 million

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsTom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon

    Directed byJon Watts

    Opening weekend gross: $117 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $880.2 million

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    Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsHenry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Opening weekend gross: $116.6 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $668 million

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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsTobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Opening weekend gross: $114.8 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $821.7 million

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    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsGal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Opening weekend gross: $103.3 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $821.8 million

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    X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsHalle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Kelsey Grammer

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Opening weekend gross: $102.8 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $459.4 million

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    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsRobert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Opening weekend gross: $98.6 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $585.2 million

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    Captain America: The Winter So is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsScarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Olsen

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Opening weekend gross: $95 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $714.3 million

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Superhero Movies Ranked By Biggest Opening Weekends

    ActorsChris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Opening weekend gross: $94.3 million

    All-time worldwide gross: $773.3 million

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