Superhero movies are always a treat to our eyes. After all, we all grew up dreaming of becoming a superhero with the ability to wipe out evil. DC and Marvel’s cinematic universe has truly added fodder to our imagination, by bringing these characters out of the comic books and onto the big screen.
Be it an otherworldly demigod who has special powers or an eccentric billionaire who can create an army of ‘Otherworldly creatures,’ we have seen it all. These movies not only captured our hearts and imagination, but also got the bank rolling.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming ($879.1 Million)
Tom Holland as Spider-Man didn’t have too many takers, but when he stepped into the superhero’s shoes, he stunned critics with his performance. The effort to make the movie different from all the previous installments also worked for the team as they went on to earn more than any of the previous movies which featured Spider-Man. Now that sounds like one hell of a successful job. The second part is scheduled to release in the second half of 2019.
2. Wonder Woman ($821.2 Million)
This movie was a total game-changer for DC. From being loved by critics to the viewers, this movie created a buzz across the globe. Gal Gadot, as Wonder Woman, received massive critical acclaim for her acting while director, Patty Jenkins, was praised by everyone for her skilled handling of the character. ‘Wonder Woman’ went on to become the highest grossing movie ever directed by a woman. ‘Wonder Woman 2’ is scheduled to release in 2019.
3. Deadpool ($783.1 Million)
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Our favourite R-rated antihero, Deadpool, is third on this list. The film received praise for staying true to the comic books. Reynolds was loved for his comic timing and better approach to acting than in Green Lantern. It also received several nominations and awards. Deadpool 2 is scheduled for an early 2018 release.
4. Doctor Strange ($677 Million)
‘Doctor Strange’ was a feast for our eyes, owing to the visual effects implemented in the movie. Such was the quality that it was even nominated for an Academy Award for its use of visual effects. A part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange is now expected to make an appearance in the next ‘Avengers’ movie.
5. Thor ($449.3 Million)
Part-god, part-superhero, ‘Thor’, was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011 as the fourth film of the franchise. Since then, it has had a sequel in 2013, and the third film, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is set to hit the theatres this year. Any ‘Thor’ fan here?
6. Batman Begins ($374.2 Million)
With the first part of ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, Christopher Nolan used ‘Batman Begins’ to re-introduce Bruce Wayne and Batman to the world. With a darker undertone than the previous Batman movies and a concentration towards building Batman more than his enemies, ‘Batman Begins’ is hailed as one of the best superhero films ever made. And well, we couldn’t agree more. The story-arc came to an end with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, which released in 2012.