Special Report

The Highest-Grossing Movies in the Marvel Universe

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29. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
> Worldwide box office: $542.5 million (#185 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $155.4 million (#351 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $178 million (#102 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

In this movie, the X-Men battle the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, who plans to wipe out civilization and take over the world after being inadvertently revived.

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28. Iron Man (2008)
> Worldwide box office: $585.2 million (#165 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $318.6 million (#74 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $186 million (#82 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Paramount Pictures
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

“Iron Man” was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Jon Favreau, it stars Robert Downey Jr. as world-famous industrialist and master engineer Tony Stark. Following his escape from a terrorist group, he builds a mechanized suit of armor and becomes the eponymous superhero.

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27. Logan (2017)
> Worldwide box office: $614.2 million (#154 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $226.3 million (#161 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $127 million (#272 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

“Logan” is the third and final installment in the Wolverine trilogy. The aged Wolverine and an extremely ill Charles Xavier defend a young mutant named Laura from the villainous Reavers.

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26. Iron Man 2 (2010)
> Worldwide box office: $621.2 million (#150 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $312.4 million (#80 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $170 million (#124 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Paramount Pictures
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

In the sequel to “Iron Man,” Tony Stark uses his special suit for peaceful purposes even though the palladium core is harming his health, and resists calls from the government to hand over the technology. Meanwhile, Russian scientist Ivan Vanko is using his own version of the technology to pursue a vendetta against Stark’s family.

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25. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $623.1 million (#148 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $216.6 million (#178 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $130 million (#251 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

In the sequel to “Ant-Man” the superhero joins forces with the Wasp to retrieve Janet van Dyne from the Quantum Realm.