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Franchises

DC Comics



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total GrossRelease
Date
1 The Dark Knight Rises WB $160,887,295 35.9% 4,404 $36,532 $448,139,099 7/20/12
2 The Dark Knight WB $158,411,483 29.7% 4,366 $36,283 $533,345,358 7/18/08
3 Man of Steel WB $116,619,362 40.1% 4,207 $27,720 $291,045,518 6/14/13
4 Watchmen WB $55,214,334 51.4% 3,611 $15,291 $107,509,799 3/6/09
5 Green Lantern WB $53,174,303 45.6% 3,816 $13,935 $116,601,172 6/17/11
6 Batman Forever WB $52,784,433 28.7% 2,842 $18,572 $184,031,112 6/16/95
7 Superman Returns WB $52,535,096 26.3% 4,065 $12,923 $200,081,192 6/28/06
8 Batman Begins WB $48,745,440 23.7% 3,858 $12,634 $205,343,774 6/15/05
9 Batman Returns WB $45,687,711 28.1% 2,644 $17,279 $162,831,698 6/19/92
10 Batman and Robin WB $42,872,605 39.9% 2,934 $14,612 $107,325,195 6/20/97
11 Batman WB $40,489,746 16.1% 2,194 $18,454 $251,188,924 6/23/89
12 Constantine WB $29,769,098 39.2% 3,006 $9,903 $75,976,178 2/18/05
13 V for Vendetta WB $25,642,340 36.4% 3,365 $7,620 $70,511,035 3/17/06
14 Red Sum. $21,761,408 24.1% 3,255 $6,686 $90,380,162 10/15/10
15 Red 2 LG/S $18,048,422 33.9% 3,016 $5,984 $53,262,560 7/19/13
16 Catwoman WB $16,728,411 41.6% 3,117 $5,366 $40,202,379 7/23/04
17 Superman II WB $14,100,523 13.0% 1,397 $10,093 $108,185,706 6/19/81
18 Superman III WB $13,352,357 22.3% 1,759 $7,590 $59,950,623 6/17/83
19 The Losers WB $9,406,348 39.9% 2,936 $3,204 $23,591,432 4/23/10
20 Superman WB $6,535,784 4.9% 806 $8,108 $134,218,018 12/15/78
21 Supergirl TriS $5,738,249 40.1% 1,608 $3,568 $14,296,438 11/21/84
22 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace WB $5,683,122 36.2% 1,511 $3,761 $15,681,020 7/24/87
23 Jonah Hex WB $5,379,365 51.0% 2,825 $1,904 $10,547,117 6/18/10
24 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm WB $1,189,975 21.2% 1,506 $790 $5,617,391 12/25/93
25 Steel WB $870,068 50.9% 1,260 $690 $1,710,972 8/15/97
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 25 Movies):
$40,065,09114,246.3%2,812$14,246$132,462,955-

Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted
Opening
Unadjusted
Opening
TheatersAdjusted
Average
Unadjusted
Average
Release
1 The Dark Knight WB $179,150,600 $158,411,483 4,366 $41,000 $36,283 7/18/08
2 The Dark Knight Rises WB $167,918,400 $160,887,295 4,404 $38,100 $36,532 7/20/12
3 Man of Steel WB $113,001,100 $116,619,362 4,207 $26,900 $27,720 6/14/13
4 Batman Forever WB $98,530,900 $52,784,433 2,842 $34,700 $18,572 6/16/95
5 Batman Returns WB $89,393,800 $45,687,711 2,644 $33,800 $17,279 6/19/92
6 Batman WB $82,815,300 $40,489,746 2,194 $37,700 $18,454 6/23/89
7 Batman and Robin WB $75,844,300 $42,872,605 2,934 $25,800 $14,612 6/20/97
8 Superman Returns WB $65,127,500 $52,535,096 4,065 $16,000 $12,923 6/28/06
9 Batman Begins WB $61,749,300 $48,745,440 3,858 $16,000 $12,634 6/15/05
10 Watchmen WB $60,099,200 $55,214,334 3,611 $16,600 $15,291 3/6/09
11 Green Lantern WB $53,570,100 $53,174,303 3,816 $14,000 $13,935 6/17/11
12 Superman II WB $41,185,700 $14,100,523 1,397 $29,500 $10,093 6/19/81
13 Constantine WB $37,710,600 $29,769,098 3,006 $12,500 $9,903 2/18/05
14 Superman III WB $34,419,400 $13,352,357 1,759 $19,600 $7,590 6/17/83
15 V for Vendetta WB $31,788,700 $25,642,340 3,365 $9,400 $7,620 3/17/06
16 Superman WB $22,679,700 $6,535,784 806 $28,100 $8,108 N/A
17 Red Sum. $22,060,300 $21,761,408 3,255 $6,800 $6,686 10/15/10
18 Catwoman WB $21,873,500 $16,728,411 3,117 $7,000 $5,366 7/23/04
19 Red 2 LG/S $18,693,000 $18,048,422 3,016 $6,200 $5,984 7/19/13
20 Supergirl TriS $13,867,400 $5,738,249 1,608 $8,600 $3,568 11/21/84
21 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace WB $11,802,300 $5,683,122 1,511 $7,800 $3,761 7/24/87
22 The Losers WB $9,692,800 $9,406,348 2,936 $3,300 $3,204 4/23/10
23 Jonah Hex WB $5,543,200 $5,379,365 2,825 $2,000 $1,904 6/18/10
24 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm WB $2,334,000 $1,189,975 1,506 $1,500 $790 12/25/93
25 Steel WB $1,539,200 $870,068 1,260 $1,200 $690 8/15/97
AVERAGE:$52,895,600$40,065,0912,812$18,800$11,980-






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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 3/25/16
Untitled DC Film (2016) WB 8/5/16
Untitled DC Film (June 2017) WB 6/23/17
Untitled DC Film (Nov. 2017) WB 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film (March 2018) WB 3/23/18
Untitled DC Film (July 2018) WB 7/27/18
Untitled DC Film (April 2019) WB 4/5/19
Untitled DC Film (June 2019) WB 6/14/19
Untitled DC Film (April 2020) WB 4/3/20
Untitled DC Film (June 2020) WB 6/19/20