A film’s success is determined chiefly by its box office earnings. Spider-Man, beloved by generations of fans the world over, has experienced both highs and lows at the box office. The first live-action movie in 2002 was a smash hit, but its sequels sadly failed to replicate the same success.
However, the animated feature, ‘The Amazing Spiderman‘, released in 2012 did extremely well. This article lists the highest-grossing Spiderman movies.
1. Spider-Man 2 (2004) – $789 Million
This superhero movie starred Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson. The film earned a whopping $789 million at the box office and was nominated for an Oscar award in 2004 for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score. It also won three other awards – two Saturn Awards and one MTV Movie Award. The success of this movie inspired a sequel, Spider-Man 3 (2007). However, it was a box office flop and received negative reviews from critics.
2. Spider-Man (2002) – $825 Million
This superhero movie earned $403 million in the United States and $825 million worldwide at the box office. It was released on June 20th, 2002. The sequel, on which this movie is based, was released in 2004. The film starred Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and his best friend and partner-in-crime, Harry Osborne. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and also won many awards at different award ceremonies like Saturn Awards, MTV Movie Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – $758 Million
The 2012 movie was based on the comic book series of the same name. It was released on July 3rd, 2012, in 4D and 3D formats. The film starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. The film became the highest-grossing superhero movie in the world. It earned over $758 million at the US box office, making it one of the biggest hits in superhero movie history.
4. Spider-Man 3 (2007) – $894.9 Million
This third live-action Spiderman movie made a total of $890 million at the box office worldwide. It was released in the United States on May 4, 2007. The film starred Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and also was a box office bomb.
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – $880.2 Million
Since its debut on July 7th, 2017, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ has grossed $880.2 million at the box office. It was the first Spider-Man film to showcase Tom Holland as the leading character. This new film, which is a sequel to the 2012 reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, introduced numerous new characters towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson and Michael Keaton as the antagonist The Vulture. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s most popular characters, and this film is the fifth highest-grossing film of 2017.
6. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) – $1.132 Billion
Spider-Man: Far From Home became the first movie to ever gross over $1 billion, when it earned $1.132 billion at the box office in 2019. The film is the third-biggest movie of all time and the second-highest-grossing superhero film, surpassing Avengers: Endgame. This was a $200 million increase over its predecessor Spider-Man 3 and more than double that of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which earned $619 million for Sony in 2017. The movie also became the first live-action film with four Oscar nominations out of a total of five nominations to earn more than $1 billion.
Which Spiderman movie earned the most? Surprisingly, not Spider-Man 3! While it did earn more than the first two films combined at the box office, it only netted $890 million. That’s still pretty impressive for a third sequel to a franchise! But if you’re curious which film has made more money than any other superhero film ever made so far, take a guess…
Well, the Spiderman movie which earned the most, according to Comscore, is the 2019 version of the franchise Spider-Man: Far From Home with $1.132 billion in global ticket sales.