Box Office Domination superhero films lost dominance box office. Looking back, 2008 was a watershed moment in Hollywood history. Marvel Studios features superheroes whose film rights have been pass on by other studios or whose rights revert to Marvel.
Superhero Lost Box Office Domination
However, 2022 seems to be turning a bit as superhero films are losing their grip on the global box office. The 2022 box office is such an improvement over 2021 that is sure to have the studio heave a sigh of relief. It’s worth noting, though, that although this year saw several big superhero films, none of them broke the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
In 2018, the film Venom made over $856 million worldwide. As of 2022, only two of this year’s five superhero films have broken the unlikely benchmark that is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Black Adam, a film that Dwayne Johnson hoped would serve as a re-release for the entire DC Universe, didn’t even top $400 million worldwide. Fashion definitely changes in popular culture.
Looking back, 2019 seems to be the ultimate watermark of the superhero genre. While it’s true that 2020 and 2021 were impact by Covid-19, it’s significant that only one superhero film since 2019 has surpassed $1 billion in revenue and that’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The particular film is uniquely design to appeal to nostalgia as well as it features the return of actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as a rehash of the Spider-Man of yesteryear. Its success may have more to do with Spider-Man’s enduring popularity and appeal to nostalgia than the MCU itself.