Marvel’s hits and misses over 20 years

British actor Martin Freeman arrives for the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' in London
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Los Angeles (AFP) – “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

* Source: comScore

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