Marvel’s 20 years hits and misses

“Black Panther,” the 18th release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series and the latest of dozens of movies based on Marvel Comics characters, is expected to rake in more than $150 million this coming weekend in its US debut.

Here is a list of movies based on Marvel Comics properties released over the past two decades, with their domestic opening weekend box office and their final global totals:

2017: “Thor: Ragnarok” (Disney): $122.7 million, $852.7 million; “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Sony): $117 million, $880.2 million; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Disney): $146.5 million, $863.6 million; “Logan” (20th Century Fox): $88.4 million, $616.8 million.

2016: “Doctor Strange” (Disney): $85.1 million, $677.6 million; “X-Men: Apocalypse” (Fox): $65.8 million, $544.1 million; “Captain America: Civil War” (Disney): $179.1 million, $1.2 billion; “Deadpool” (Fox): $132.4 million, $783.6 million.

2015: “Fantastic Four” (Fox): $25.7 million, $169.1 million; “Ant-Man” (Disney): $57.2 million, $519.3 million; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Disney): $191.3 million, $1.4 billion.

2014: “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Disney): $94.3 million, $773.3 million; “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (Fox): $90.8 million, $747.9 million; “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (Sony): $91.6 million, $709 million; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Disney): $95 million, $714.3 million.

2013: “Thor: The Dark World” (Disney): $85.7 million, $644.6 million; “The Wolverine” (Fox): $53.1 million, $415.4 million; “Iron Man 3” (Disney): $174.1 million, $1.2 billion.

2012: “The Amazing Spider-Man” (Sony): $62 million, $767.5 million; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (Disney): $207.4 million, $1.5 billion; “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance” (Sony): $22.1 million, $149.2 million.

2011: “Captain America: The First Avenger” (Paramount): $65.1 million, $370.6 million; “X-Men: First Class” (Fox): $55.1 million, $353.9 million; “Thor” (Paramount): $65.7 million, $448.7 million; “Iron Man 2” (Paramount): $128.1 million, $623.7 million.

2009: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (Fox): $85.1 million, $374.3 million.

2008: “Punisher: War Zone” (Lionsgate): $4.3 million, $10.2 million; “The Incredible Hulk” (Universal): $55.4 million, $263.3 million; “Iron Man” (Paramount): $102.1 million, $582 million.

2007: “Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer” (Fox): $58.1 million, $286.6 million; “Spider-Man 3” (Sony): $151.1 million, $890.9 million; “Ghost Rider” (Sony): $45.4 million, $231.1 million.

2006: “X-Men: The Last Stand” (Fox): $102.8 million, $457.4 million.

2005: “Fantastic Four” (Fox): $56.1 million, $328.5 million; “Elektra” (Fox): $12.8 million, $55.9 million.

2004: “Blade: Trinity” (New Line Cinema): $16.1 million, $107.2 million; “Spider-Man 2” (Sony): $88.2 million, $786.9 million; “The Punisher” (Lionsgate): $13.8 million, $47.6 million.

2003: “The Hulk” (Universal): $62.1 million, $245.2 million; “X2: X-Men United” (Fox): $85.6 million, $406.5 million; “Daredevil” (Fox): $40.3 million, $181.6 million.

2002: “Spider-Man” (Sony): $114.8 million, $821.6 million; “Blade II” (New Line Cinema): $32.5 million, $121.5 million.

2000: “X-Men” (Fox): $54.5 million, $295.3 million.

1998: “Blade” (New Line Cinema): $17.1 million, $114.3 million.

Grand totals: $9.9 billion; $24.5 billion



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