‘Wonder Woman’ Just Passed ‘Spider-Man’ to Become the Highest-Grossing Superhero Origin Movie of All-Time
According to website Box-Office Mojo, Wonder-Woman broke another record, becoming the highest-grossing superhero origin movie ever. With a projected cumulative box-office of $404,008,376, the Amazon princess slipped by the former champion, 2002’s Spider-Man, which ended its run with a cumulative total of $403,706,375.
While Wonder Woman is already in first place, it isn’t quite done making money and should build on its lead over the next few weeks as it slowly moves out of theaters.
The record does come with some caveats. The totals are not adjusted for inflation, and many sequels to superhero movies have made more. But they have never adjusted for inflation and sequels always make more — that’s why they are counted separately. By the only metric that anyone in Hollywood cares about, Wonder Woman is the champion.