But the web-slinger has had many cinematic vehicles since 2002. How do the many appearances of Peter Parker stack up against each other? We’ve ranked them by their worldwide gross, according to Box Office Mojo and Deadline.
9. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) $375,469,903
Last but certainly not least, the animated multiverse hit Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse may have been the lowest performing at the box office, but it is the highest rated at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Praised for bringing much-needed diversity – and humour – to the superhero genre, the animated movie will likely get a sequel, too.
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) $708,982,323
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the second in the Andrew Garfield reboot era, and the last. Lower-than-expected reactions and box-office takings meant all future movies and spin-offs were cancelled.
7. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) $757,930,663
A decade after Spider-Man debuted on the silver screen, Sony, Marvel, and Columbia decided to reboot the franchise instead of giving Sam Raimi a fourth film. It was supposed to kick off a shared fictional universe, which would have continued with two sequels and several spin-offs, most notably Venom and the Sinister Six. The reboot starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen. But we already know how it turned out: disappointing takings of “only” $700m.
6. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $783,766,341
Two years after Spider-Man, the sequel arrived in cinemas and won the hearts of fans and critics. Alfred Molina joined the cast as tragic scientist-turned-supervillain Doctor Octopus and it won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Visual Effects.
5. Spider-Man (2002) $821,708,551
The very first feature movie to hit cinemas in both America and abroad, 2002’s Spider-Man introduced a new generation of fans to Peter Parker as more than just a comic-book character. It also garnered an impressive 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
4. Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) $880,166,924
Tom Holland’s first solo outing as Spider-Man proved fruitful for the Sony revamp of the web-slinger. This was also the first time Spider-Man had also appeared in a Marvel Studios movie, which undoubtedly bolstered the takings of his debut.
3. Spider-Man 3 (2007) $890,871,626
This was Sam Raimi’s third and final instalment in his Spider-Man run starring Tobey Maguire. Though the film was pretty much universally disliked by critics, it still comes in the top three highest-grossing Spider-Man movies. It was also not meant to be the last of Raimi’s Spidey flicks.
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2. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) $1,005,000,000
The real winner in the list is Spider-Man: Far From Home, which recently surpassed the one-billion-dollar mark at the global box office according to Deadline. The movie likely benefited from being the last in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was also the first movie post-Iron-Man’s death.
1. Captain America: Civil War (2016) $1,153,304,495
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. No, this is not a Spider-Man movie, but it certainly features the friendly neighbourhood superhero quite heavily. It was also where Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But because it’s really a Captain America movie, of course, it is the highest-grossing of them all. For now…