Disney is very proud of movies starring their new generation heroes. If you think about it, Doctor Strange would wasn’t as big as the other three solo films (Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel), but it actually was the means to their success, setting a base for the new heroes. To follow that, Spider-Man: Homecoming became a great success, Black Panther shattered major records, and now Captain Marvel is also doing the same.
Captain Marvel has become the 10th Superhero movie to pass the $1 Billion mark. It currently stands at $1.038 Billion and still has some juice to go on and beat many other big name films. Till now, it has actually beaten some major franchises within a month of its release. Here are 10 major franchises (and movies) that the film has already taken down:
The Whole X-Men Franchise
One of the major competitors in the Superhero Genre for Captain Marvel was Fox’s X-Men Universe, and Captain Marvel has taken every movie out with ease. Box Office: X-Men ($296.3 Million), X2 ($407.7 Million), X-Men: The Last Stand ($459.3 Million), X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($373.0 Million), X-Men: First Class ($353.6 Million), The Wolverine ($414.8 Million), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($747.8 Million), X-Men: Apocalypse ($543.9 Million), Deadpool ($783.1 Million) and Logan ($616.8 Million).
All Spider-Man movies
Sam Raimi’s trilogy has been bludgeoned, The Amazing Spider-Man Duology has been Photon Canoned and not even MCU’s very own Spider-Man: Homecoming proved to be as lethal and profitable against MCU’s first every female led movie. Box Office: The Amazing Spider-Man ($757.9 Million), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($708.9 Million), Spider-Man ($821.7 Million), Spider-Man 2 ($783.6 Million) Spider-Man 3 ($890 Million) and Spider-Man Homecoming ($880 Million). What’s great is that the new animated movie – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($374 Million) was also no match for Captain Marvel, and neither was Venom ($855 Million).
Almost the Entire Worlds of DC
Aquaman is the only film that is ahead of Captain Marvel as it currently stands at $1.147 Billion. Captain Marvel does have a chance to beat this number, and it just might be able to do that by the end of its Box Office run. But it has easily smashed the rest of the DCEU: Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice ($873 Million), Wonder Woman ($821 Million), Suicide Squad ($745.6 Million), Man of Steel ($668 Million) and Justice League ($658 Million). Shazam! will not beat Captain Marvel at any chance.
Every Harry Potter Movie except Deathly Hallows Part II
Box Office: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974 Million), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($878 Million), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796 Million), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($896 Million), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($942 Million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($935 Million), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($960 Million), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($803 Million) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ($653.7 Million). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II with $1.34 Billion won’t be beaten by Captain Marvel.
The Whole Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise
Box Office: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($634 Million), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963 Million), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($794 Million). Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($1.06 Billion) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1.04 Billion) are still ahead of Captain Marvel, but within this month, it will certainly gross past the two.
All These Fast and Furious movies
Box Office: The Fast and the Furious ($206 Million), 2 Fast 2 Furious ($236 Million), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ($157 Million), Fast & Furious ($363 Million), Fast and Furious 6 ($789 Million). Captain Marvel could cannot beat the last two Fast & Furious outings, as it would require at least $500 Million more for that – The Fate of the Furious ($1.23 Billion) and Furious 7 ($1.5 Billion).
Almost all the James Bond Movies
Box Office: Dr. No ($59 Million), From Russia With Love ($78 Million), Goldfinger ($124 Million), Thunderball ($141 Million), You Only Live Twice ($111 Million), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ($82 Million), Diamonds Are Forever ($116 Million), Live and Let Die ($161 Million), The Man with the Golden Gun ($97 Million), The Spy Who Loved Me ($185 Million), Moonraker ($210 Million), For Your Eyes Only ($195 Million), Octopussy ($187 Million), Never Say Never Again ($160 Million), A View to a Kill ($152 Million), The Living Daylights ($191 Million), Licence to Kill ($156 Million), Goldeneye ($356 Million), Tomorrow Never Dies ($339 Million), The World is Not Enough ($361 Million), Die Another Day ($431 Million), Casino Royale ($594 Million), Quantum of Solace ($591 Million) and Spectre ($879 Million).
Captain Marvel is about $70 Million short of Skyfall ($1.11 Billion), but it may actually have legs to bring in a $100 Million more at least. So this highest grossing James Bond movie will also be taken down.
All these MCU Films
Box Office: The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 Million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.5 Million), Thor ($449.3 Million), Ant-Man ($519.3 Million), Iron Man ($585.1 Million), Iron Man 2 ($623.9 Million), Thor: The Dark World ($644.5 Million), Doctor Strange ($677.7 Million), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.2 Million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($773.3 Million), Thor: Ragnarok ($850 Million), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863 Million) and Spider-Man Homecoming ($880 Million).
Captain Marvel does stand a chance to make more than Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 Billion), but it most definitely won’t be able to take down Iron Man 3 ($1.21 Billion), Black Panther ($1.3 Billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 Billion), The Avengers ($1.5 Billion) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 Billion).
8/10 Star Wars Films
While the MCU hype has clearly taken over the Star Wars fandom, we just cannot cast these films out of the list because they have had a major impact upon the Box Office. Captain Marvel has managed to take down all of the original 6 Star Wars movies, and it only stands behind Episode VIII – The Last Jedi ($1.316 Billion) and Episode VII – The Force Awakens ($2.068 Billion). It is $12 million behind Rogue One as well, but the film will beat the Star Wars spin-off in no time.
Box Office – Solo: A Star Wars Story ($393 Million), Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back ($534 Million), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi ($572 Million), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($656 Million), Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($786 Million), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($848 Million), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($1.027 Billion) and Rogue One – A Star Wars Story ($1.049 Billion).
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Just imagine, a hero that no one had ever seen on the big screen has come in and made more than $1 Billion. Batman in his entire onscreen career has only reached up to $1.084 Billion with The Dark Knight Rises. This number will be scratched off the list soon enough, by Captain Marvel. The names that have already been beaten are Batman Begins ($374 Million), The Dark Knight ($1.004 Billion). This doesn’t mean that Captain Marvel is a better movie than The Dark Knight, but it sure does flaunt how huge the MCU is now!
Bonus – The Transformers franchise
Well, Captain Marvel hasn’t officially beaten two of the highest grossing Transformers films –Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.12 Billion), Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1.1 Billion), but it will do that pretty soon. The other 4 Transformers movies that Captain Marvel has beaten are: Transformers ($708 Million), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836 Million), Transformers: The Last Knight ($603 Million) and Bumblebee ($466 Million).
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