RESULTS: Which 2012 Superhero Movie Do You Think Will Win The Battle Of The Box Office?

Over 15,000 of you voted and our winner came in with a huge majority of 65.39% of the results! So, which movie came out on top out of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and TDKR? Find out here...

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By Josh Wilding - 11/9/2011
This year saw The Green Hornet, THOR, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern and Captain America: The First Avenger hit the big screen. As it stands right now, THOR was victorious in the 2011 battle of superhero movies at the box office. Each of them were new properties (well, apart from X-Men: First Class, but it DID feature an entirely new cast) so it was always going to be a surprise no matter who eventually came out on top. 2012 is an entirely different matter altogether. Not only do we have the culmination of every Marvel Studios movie ever in the form of The Avengers, but we have a sequel to the incredibly successful The Dark Knight and a new Spider-Man movie, a franchise which was previously very financially successful in the hands of Sam Raimi. Oh, and there's also Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

The question I asked you guys to answer was simple. Which of these superhero movies do you think will be the victor come 2012? Well, here are the results in full...





It's not that shocking a result when you think about it! After all, The Dark Knight is the most financially successful comic book movie EVER and Christopher Nolan's last movie - Inception - was another big hit, so it's hard to imagine The Dark Knight Rises not following in their footsteps. But will it really be able to topple the might of The Avengers? You guys clearly think so...




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Sanderman - 11/9/2011, 12:02 PM
i am so..startled
ManOfKrypton - 11/9/2011, 12:05 PM
TDKR will definitely win the box office battle without a doubt!
AiyalKilU - 11/9/2011, 12:06 PM
lmao what did you people expect?

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/CoastToCoastStation/news/?a=46757&t=POLL_RESULTS_Whos_Your_Favorite_SuperHero_Movie_Director

http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=46773

It's also a bit sad to see 1 guy beat out 6 "main" characters for a team up film
write33 - 11/9/2011, 12:06 PM
i love love love how Avengers looks........but my brain tells me that TDKR will get the win. just makes sense with the box office pedigree mentioned in the write up. well said Josh.
jeffncarrie4234 - 11/9/2011, 12:16 PM
Avengers then Batman, Spiderman could be the surprise.
BLITzSTREAK - 11/9/2011, 12:17 PM
forget about your iron suits!, forget about your stars & stripes shield!, forget about your hammers!, forget about your green men!, forget about your bow & arrow!, & forget about your black widow! 2012 BELONGS TO THE KNIGHT !!!!!!!!!
Blagyver - 11/9/2011, 12:19 PM
@dragonking

I dunno, man....the general public still isn't sold on the reboot. People I know that don't even care about movies or comics much have been saying how ridiculous it is that they're already rebooting.
Greengo - 11/9/2011, 12:21 PM
I told you so.
Thegoddamnrobin - 11/9/2011, 12:25 PM
seems nobody cares about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance at all......LOL
brewtownpsych - 11/9/2011, 12:28 PM
Who cares what the general public does beyond guaranteeing continued interst in CBMs. Hobbit will crush all of them anyway.
TyrannicalOverlord - 11/9/2011, 12:29 PM
How did Toast Rider even get considered? After that last steaming pile of poo I'm suprized anyone would give money to the studio that brought us Johnny "I so wanna be Elvis" Blaze.

Fail.

AS much as I'm looking forward to Avengers, I gotta agree with TDKR just because Batman has such a history with film and will be more know to folks outside of the CM community. Either way, I'll be at the Midnight Premier of both!
rodsvilaca - 11/9/2011, 12:30 PM
DC is Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger than Marvel.
JackBauer - 11/9/2011, 12:31 PM
Ha! What do you expect when the Nolanites vote at least 10x each.

What really will happen:

1. The Avengers
2. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. The Dark Knight Regurgitates

and a distant

4. Ghost rider: SOV

:)
TyrannicalOverlord - 11/9/2011, 12:31 PM
They need to reboot Howard the Duck. Best CMB ever...
blkyank - 11/9/2011, 12:33 PM
@Blagyver

Sony hasn't even started the roll out for The Amazing Spider-Man yet.Yeah some people in the general public will upon hearing about a reboot say "Why did they replace Maguire and Ramie?" But that doesn't mean they won't see the movie, especially if they have kids.True the tone of TASM appears to be darker then the Ramie films but the little bit of action we saw appears to be a lot better.TDKR will come out on top followed by Spider-Man then The Avengers.
CaptainTall - 11/9/2011, 12:34 PM
Whoa, TDKR dominated. I didn't even know we had 10,000 + on here.
CaptainTall - 11/9/2011, 12:35 PM
@Superguy

Spider-Man is gonna make a ton. Lots of little boys will go see it just because it's Spidey.
Action - 11/9/2011, 12:36 PM
Are you kidding me! Who voted for the avengers to beat batman? Nolan's Batman franchise will crush all superhero movies for the year 2012. Batman:DKR is the epic conclusion which everyone will no doubt see. Batman=WINNING!
comiccow6 - 11/9/2011, 12:36 PM
TDNR will fail. Maybe not at the BO, but critic-wise. Everyone will compare it to TDK. TDK cannot be beaten.
gambgel - 11/9/2011, 12:37 PM
The avengers didnt win???

wow, that was unexpected.

at the end of the day, Marvel hasnt get what Warner and Nolan have.

one day, marvel fans... one day :D
Mechagino - 11/9/2011, 12:39 PM
Knew it.
headlopper - 11/9/2011, 12:40 PM
Called it . Simple logic. The general public KNOWS Batman, comic book buyer or not, they WILL go see this movie before any other CBM.
Jordanstine - 11/9/2011, 12:44 PM
^ Oops meant to post this on the column about "Best Super Hero Category".
KNIGHT3000 - 11/9/2011, 12:44 PM
See, thats what happens when you reboot Spidey with TWILIGHT as your inspiration, and a crappy costume, with a gay fighting technique(crotch-attack), nobody gives a shit.
Spidey91 - 11/9/2011, 12:44 PM
what a shock ._.
Sephiroth925 - 11/9/2011, 12:44 PM
Yeah, I don't really care what movie makes the most, they will all be getting money from me. Except Ghost Rider.
UltimateMarvel - 11/9/2011, 12:45 PM
I doubt that TDKR will dominate. Avengers and Spider-man have a much more broad appeal than Batman. There are a large number of my friends that are very hyped for the Avengers and not the DKR.
Ryguy88 - 11/9/2011, 12:46 PM
This isn't about DC or Marvel being better than the other, it's about how Nolan's Batman films have transended just being CBMs and have become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon. It goes beyond which film will include the more popular characters.
mainstream05 - 11/9/2011, 12:48 PM
What might? Only Iron Man has come close to making Batman money. People keep talking as if Avengers will bomb or be the highest grossing film ever made. I think it'll make average summer blockbuster money, adjusted for inflation.
SageMode - 11/9/2011, 12:48 PM
I honestly think that someone clears their cookies on their computer and constantly votes again and again and again. The Avengers will blow everyones asses out the box office. just wait and see
headlopper - 11/9/2011, 12:51 PM
Just finished reading 'Uncanny X-Force #17 '. Mind officially blown!!!
None better on the market right now- NONE!
Fantomex FTW!

Mrcool210 - 11/9/2011, 12:51 PM
of course, why am i not [frick]ing suprised?
Mrcool210 - 11/9/2011, 12:51 PM

of course, why am i not [frick]ing suprised?
headlopper - 11/9/2011, 12:54 PM
@Ryguy88- Exquisitely enunciated.
(translation: Well said- 100% agree :)
blkyank - 11/9/2011, 12:54 PM
@Pendaghast

Thats just it,the appeal of the Avengers will be strongest to comic.book movie fans.
Does Joe Six pack and Jane the Housewife really give a sh.. that Cap and Ironman will hook up in the Avengers? Frick no.Whatever legs The Avengers has will be those provided by Robert Downey Jr and the popularity of Ironman.So a number of Marvel Studios franchises are coming together in The Avengers,great,but to many people this will come off as Ironman and friends,not a gathering of equals.Spider-Man has been the flagship of Marvel for nearly 50 years and is well entrenched in popular culture with television shows and a mega film franchise behind it and up and coming hot young stars(Garfield and Stone)in the new film.Batman has had the same position as flagship character at DC since the mid 80's and a television history going back to the 60's.Iroman has only been an "A" level character since Downey put him there in 2008.
ArthurNumeriano - 11/9/2011, 12:55 PM
Blah blah blahtman.
coderaven - 11/9/2011, 12:55 PM
Avengers

Will have similiar numbers to thor, unless the critics responses are extremily positive like Iron Man's.

TDKR

Is either going to be somewhat less than TDK. TDK attracted a lot of fans of the late Ledger and string of positive reviews attracting older and less comic book viewers. TDKR will not live up to TDK's succes, but with a larg portion of positive reviews it could come close since it has a large audience already invested in the stories conclusion.

ElBicho - 11/9/2011, 12:57 PM
I'm guessing Chris Nolan voted 9,000 times.
TheBatman50k - 11/9/2011, 1:01 PM
Originally I thought that the Avengers would win at the boxoffice just because nothing like this has been done before on a big screen. But now I realize that the appeal really isnt broad enough. Batman has a much more broad appeal to it, many people even my grandparents like Batman, even my dad who is not a big hollywood guy has liked the Nolan Batman films, even my sister who basically isnt a nerd or comic book fan at all liked Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Rises will be a much much much better film and....................THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WILL TAKE THE BOX OFFICE...THE KNIGHT SHALL RULE THE NIGHT!!!
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