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Box office revenue: The biggest US movie franchises

New Spider-Man release adds to MCU's fast success
Posted: 6:44 AM, Jul 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-12 11:45:19Z

The latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise has just hit the big screen. Since it's release on Friday, Spider-Man: Homecoming has pulled some $117 million at the domestic box office over the weekend, according to  movie data website The Numbers . It is the latest superhero movie adding to the very successful array of MCU movies.

As the below infographic shows, MCU franchise revenue has skyrocketed in a very short time in comparison to the other big franchises, like James Bond, Star Wars, Batman or Harry Potter. It's important to note that this is the first Spider-Man film released as part of the MCU. The previous 5 Spider-Man films, released since 2002, don't count towards it, which makes MCU's success even more noteworthy. 

Now grossing at more than $5 billion cumulated since Iron Man was released in 2008, the MCU franchise is closing in on the James Bond series which stands at almost $5.5 billion since Dr. No was released in 1963. Star Wars is still the biggest franchise in history, having accumulated $6.3 billion since the first film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was first screened in 1977. The figures are adjusted for inflation.

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