Check This Out: The Evolution of the Superhero Movie Graph
There's really no denying that superhero movies are in their prime right now. Years ago, no one thought comic book adaptations would become the mainstream mega-hits that they are today. And to show us the history and evolution of that genre, we've got another great graph to feature today called The Evolution of the Superhero Movie. This comes from the guys who made the Sequels That Bombed, $400 Million Club, and Harry Potter Directors graphics previously. This is one of my all-time favorites though, just because it's dealing with an area of cinema that I'm very familiar with. And so with that, check this out fullsize below.
This graphic originally comes from KoldCast TV, although I was given permission by the creators to run it here. There are a lot of fascinating stats found on this chart. For example, 68% of all superhero movies are from Marvel, which is an impressive majority. Not sure if that includes movies like Blade, but it's still a good number. Additionally, it's both amusing and completely unsurprising that the three biggest bombs are the three Punisher movies. They might as well give up - a Punisher adaptation will never work. And of course, I'm glad to see Batman as the top-grossing franchise, slightly above Spider-Man. Now your thoughts?