Special Report

The Highest-Grossing Movies in the Marvel Universe

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49. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
> Worldwide box office: $10.2 million (#5,410 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $8.1 million (#5,358 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $35 million (#1,642 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Lionsgate
> Starring: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

“Punisher: War Zone” is a reboot rather than a sequel to 2004’s “The Punisher.” It got generally bad reviews and was a box-office bomb.

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48. The New Mutants (2020)
> Worldwide box office: $44.6 million (#2,677 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $23.9 million (#3,255 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $67 million (#787 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga

In “The New Mutants,” the 13th and final installment in the X-Men series, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves. It was released in August 2020 after many delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It got mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office.

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47. The Punisher (2004)
> Worldwide box office: $54.5 million (#2,371 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $33.7 million (#2,534 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $33 million (#1,784 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Lionsgate
> Starring: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

This is a vigilante action film whose central character is a psychologically troubled anti-hero named Frank Castle, who battles villain Howard Saint.

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46. Elektra (2005)
> Worldwide box office: $56.8 million (#2,311 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $24.4 million (#3,217 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $65 million (#793 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

A spin-off from the 2003 film “Daredevil,” “Elektra” stars Jennifer Garner as the title character — a hitwoman who must protect a man and his prodigy daughter from a hitman.

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45. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
> Worldwide box office: $149.2 million (#1,106 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $51.8 million (#1,672 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $57 million (#992 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido

“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” is a standalone sequel to the 2007 movie “Ghost Rider” and once again Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider. It got worse reviews than the original movie but did well at the box office.

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