Marvel Has Crushed DC Films at the Global Box Office | Fanboys Anonymous

Marvel Has Crushed DC Films at the Global Box Office

Posted by Unknown Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As a big Marvel fan, it is gratifying to see the company doing so well, especially since it has not always been this way. Around the end of the 20th century, Marvel was a hair's breadth away from bankruptcy and things were looking so grim they were selling off office furniture at their headquarters. That's not a joke, but a true story.

dc comics can't compete with marvel at the box office
Now they rule the roost. Adjusting for inflation, films based on DC comics have made just shy of $9 billion in tickets sales, while Marvel has made almost $18 billion. That's double the income in less than half the time. I'm no mathematician, but that's a gigantic gap between the two comic giants. Take away Batman and Superman, and DC disappears like a candle in the wind.

That's right, DC is all about Bats and the Boy Scout. Without them, they are nothing, just flat out nothing, and hence the push to get the two of them together in a movie, now called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It reeks of desperation, whereas Marvel (taking into all studio licenses) has multiple properties firing on all cylinders.

X-Men: Days of Future Past made the highest ever box office total for the franchise and the highest critical reviews. Guardians of the Galaxy is now the biggest hit of the summer. Captain America: Winter Soldier crushed it in every way possible: making bank, impressing both critics and audiences, and expanding the story told in The Avengers. Even the properties that may be hitting a dip (Spider-Man), are still making money hand over fist. And then we have the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot coming soon. Plus, Deadpool may finally make it into theaters.

Is there any stopping Marvel? Does DC even have a chance of catching them or is it too late? Sound off below.

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