Special Report

The Highest-Grossing Movies in the Marvel Universe

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19. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
> Worldwide box office: $770.9 million (#97 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $333.7 million (#66 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $170 million (#124 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, and a group of extraterrestrial criminals go on the run after stealing a powerful artifact.

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18. Deadpool (2016)
> Worldwide box office: $784.2 million (#95 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $363.1 million (#51 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $58 million (#977 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Both a comedy and a superhero action movie, “Deadpool” stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a former special forces operative with terminal cancer. He acquires mutant abilities and physical scars to become the antihero Deadpool.

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17. Deadpool 2 (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $786.5 million (#94 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $324.6 million (#71 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $110 million (#329 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

In this sequel to “Deadpool,” the hero forms the X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable, a cybernetic soldier from the future.

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16. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
> Worldwide box office: $794.7 million (#88 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $373.5 million (#46 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Two years after the events of “Spider-Man,” Peter Parker tries to balance his superhero and private lives. He ends up battling villainous scientist Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Dr. Octopus, who aims to recreate a fusion-based experiment that could destroy New York City.

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15. Spider-Man (2002)
> Worldwide box office: $821.7 million (#80 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $403.7 million (#36 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $139 million (#232 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

“Spider-Man” is the first installment in the Spider-Man trilogy. It stars Tobey Maguire as outcast teen genius Peter Parker, who develops remarkable abilities after being bitten by a genetically altered spider.