Marvel made over $2.4bn in box office takings in 2017, $1.3bn more than DC
- Marvel plans to release eight films this year, compared to only one for DC
- Marvel’s Black Panther is the most pre-ordered superhero film in history
- Marvel has a median Rotten Tomatoes rating of 73 percent compared to only 48 percent for DC
Ahead of the release of Marvel’s widely anticipated Black Panther, set to be the most successful superhero film to hit the box office, finder.com has settled the Marvel vs. DC debate once and for all. According to research collected by the price comparison site, Marvel dominates in both ratings and box office takings for comic book films.
Last year Marvel made over $2.4 billion from its movies, maintaining a median score of 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. In comparison DC took home $1.1 billion in box office takings last year with a 48 percent median rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This was despite the fact that Marvel produced only four films in 2017 compared to nine for DC.
More superhero films have hit the big screen in the past two years than ever before, with a total of 18 films released by Marvel, DC and others. Marvel has dominated the number of superhero movies released over the past seven years and is expected to hit an unprecedented eight superhero films this year, compared to just one from DC.
Due to be released on 12 February, 2018 in the UK, Black Panther is already breaking box office records. Black Panther has outsold Captain America: Civil War to become Marvel’s most pre-ordered film in the first 24-hours and has already overtaken DC’s Batman v Superman in advanced ticket sales to become the most anticipated superhero film in history.
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