Every movie in the franchise, ranked by box office gross
The famous superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first appeared in a TV movie in 1977 with Nicholas Hammond in the lead role. Since, Spider Man has been picked up, rebooted, and reimagined across several different mediums and even became the third highest-grossing movie franchise of all time. Among the most popular films are those of Sam Raimi Spider Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire, Marc Webb’s amazing spider man films with Andrew Garfield and, of course, the MCUs Spider Man trilogy with Tom Holland.
The different movie franchises not only saw different Spider-Man costumes and actors playing Spider-Man, but also different results at the worldwide box office. Since No coming home for Into the Spider-Versehere are all ten Spider Man films, ranked according to their box office success.
9 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – $375,084,923
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the franchise’s first animated film. The film did exceptionally well at the domestic box office, as well as the worldwide box office grossing over $375 million against a budget of $90 million. It became one of the few non-Disney/Pixar films to win Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards. The plot follows Miles Morales as he teams up with different Spider-Men from parallel universes to fight against Kingpin. The following Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Versewhich was recently announced to have two parts, would take Miles to places unimaginable.
8 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $708,996,336
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb, did not do as well as Sony expected. The series was to have two other suites and numerous spinoffs, but due to its mixed reviews from critics and poor box office performance, all plans were shelved. The film was praised for the chemistry of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as the plot revolves around Peter Parker protecting Gwen Stacy while he investigates the cause of her parents’ death and battles Electro. After Garfield’s appearance in No coming home, many nostalgic memories have been brought back and people are asking for the third movie.
7 The Amazing Spider-Man – $757,890,267
The first movie of The Amazing Spider-Man The series has done very well, numbers-wise, grossing over $757 million worldwide. Critics mostly praised Andrew Garfield’s visual style and acting performance. The plot itself focuses on the aftermath of Peter Parker being bitten by a genetically modified spider while trying to save the city from The Lizard. As already mentioned, after Garfield’s appearance in No coming homeeveryone is eager to see if we will end up getting The Amazing Spider-Man 3 — Garfield and Tom Holland included.
6 Spider-Man 2—$794,697,557
by Sam Raimi Spiderman 2 received critical acclaim for its emotional weight and visual effects. Although it had the lowest global box office of the trilogy, earning $794 million, sometimes the numbers don’t necessarily define the quality of the film. In the same way as Holland Far from home, the film sees Maguire struggle to maintain his personal life and the life of the superhero, while battling his mentor-turned-villain, Dr. Octavius, who would later reprise his role in Spider-Man: No Coming Home with Maguire.
5 Spider-Man – $821,706,375
It’s safe to say that without Sam Raimi’s first Spider Man 2002 episode with Tobey Maguire, No coming home wouldn’t have been as successful as it is. Spider Man became the third highest-grossing film of 2002, grossing over $821 million at the worldwide box office. He was praised for redefining the superhero genre and was known as the summer blockbuster of that year. The plot follows an outcast Peter Parker, who is bitten by a genetically modified spider and takes it upon himself to fight crime in New York while facing the villainous Green Goblin. Recently, Marvel fans called out Sam Raimi Spiderman 4after declaring that “Anything is possible in the Marvel Universe”.
4 Spider-Man: Homecoming – $878,346,440
Everyone was thrilled when Tom Holland was introduced as the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, when he was recruited by Tony Stark to join his team. A year later, in 2017, the MCU’s first Spider-Man movie was released, and it was an immediate box office success, grossing over $878 million worldwide. Spider-Man: Homecoming received praise for its lighter tone and focus on Peter’s high school life mixed with his duties as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man as he takes on The Vulture (Michael Keaton).
3 Spider-Man 3 – $894,860,230
Raimi’s last episode Spider Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire didn’t disappoint with the numbers. Spiderman 3 earned over $894 million at the worldwide box office and was praised for its action sequences and visual effects. The story follows Peter Parker as he prepares for his life with Mary-Jane while battling three new enemies: Uncle Ben’s Killer The Sandman, his best friend Harry Osborne and Venom. Peter himself bonds with a symbiote, which not only increases his strength, but also his rage issues.
2 Spider-Man: Far From Home – $1,132,532,832
As the final film in the MCU’s Phase Three, Spider-Man: Far From Home became the first film of the Spider Man franchised to gross over $1 billion worldwide. In the film, Peter Parker is recruited by Nick Fury and Mysterio to help them fight the Elementals, while trying to take advantage of his school trip to Europe. It was praised in particular for Holland and Gyllenhaal’s performances, humor and visuals. We’re given the long-awaited love story between Peter and MJ (Zendaya), which could have been done as a slow burn, but was heart-warming nonetheless.
1 Spider-Man: No Homecoming – $1,890,908,188
And now, on to the highest-grossing movie of 2021: Spider-Man: No Coming Home grossed over $1.89 billion at the worldwide box office. Directed by Jon Watts, the plot follows Peter Parker begging Doctor Strange to help the world forget his identity as Spider-Man. When the spell goes awry, it opens up the multiverse, which attracts iconic visitors from other alternate realities. It was highly praised for the story, direction, and cast chemistry. Despite an impressive digital home release record, No coming home lost his only Oscar nomination to Dunes.
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