A rivalidade entre fãs da Marvel e da DC Comics é um clássico no mundo do entretenimento. É claro que, com o advento – e recente crescimento no número- dos filmes baseados em quadrinhos, era certeza que essa disputa ficaria mais intensa.

No quesito “filmografia”, a DC Comics tinha tudo para sair na frente, já que Hollywood faz adaptações de quadrinhos deles há muito tempo, enquanto a Marvel só conseguiu engrenar bons filmes no final da década de 1990 e começo dos anos 2000. Foi nessa época que foram lançados o primeiro X-Men e Homem-Aranha.

Mas, mesmo com a vantagem de sair, a DC fica muito atrás da Marvel em termos de bilheteria. Ao menos é isso que indica o The Verge. Eles elaboraram um estudo comparando as receitas atualizadas das adaptações de quadrinhos já feitas pelo cinema, utilizando informações do Box Office Mojo e IMDB. Com esse estudo chegaram a conclusão que a Marvel arrecadou U$17,7 bilhões enquanto a DC arrecadou US$8,9 bilhões, menos da metade, desde 1978, quando foi lançado o primeiro filme do Superman.

Abaixo temos a lista dos filmes:

Empresa Filme Lançamento Bilheteria Atualizada Bilheteria Mundial Bilheteria nos EUA Bilheteria fora dos EUA
Marvel Avengers 2012 $1,575,847,963 $1,518,594,910 $623,357,910 $895,237,000
Marvel Iron Man 3 2013 $1,243,055,923 $1,215,439,994 $409,013,994 $806,426,000
DC The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $1,125,323,899 $1,084,439,099 $448,139,099 $636,300,000
DC The Dark Knight 2008 $1,111,624,312 $1,004,558,444 $534,858,444 $469,700,000
DC Superman 1978 $1,097,039,000 $300,218,018 $134,218,018 $166,000,000
Marvel Spider-Man 2002 $1,088,227,139 $821,708,551 $403,706,375 $418,002,176
Marvel Spider-Man 3 2007 $1,023,671,832 $890,871,626 $336,530,303 $554,341,323
Marvel Spider-Man 2 2004 $988,524,779 $783,766,341 $373,585,825 $410,180,516
DC Batman 1989 $790,353,880 $411,348,924 $251,188,924 $160,160,000
Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 $786,505,660 $757,930,663 $262,030,663 $495,900,000
Marvel X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 $744,047,433 $744,047,433 $232,485,000 $511,562,433
Marvel Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 $714,025,900 $714,025,900 $259,708,900 $454,317,000
Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 $708,219,235 $708,219,235 $202,778,224 $505,441,011
DC Man of Steel 2013 $683,224,134 $668,045,518 $291,045,518 $377,000,000
Marvel Iron Man 2 2010 $681,718,448 $623,933,331 $312,433,331 $311,500,000
Marvel Thor: The Dark World 2013 $659,433,213 $644,783,140 $206,362,140 $438,421,000
Marvel Iron Man 2008 $647,542,108 $585,174,222 $318,412,101 $266,762,121
Marvel X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 $542,869,117 $459,359,555 $234,362,462 $224,997,093
Marvel X2: X-Men United 2003 $527,919,981 $407,711,549 $214,949,694 $192,761,855
DC Batman Forever 1995 $526,102,812 $336,529,144 $184,031,112 $152,498,032
Marvel Thor 2011 $475,915,989 $449,326,618 $181,030,624 $268,295,994
DC Superman Returns 2006 $462,178,046 $391,081,192 $200,081,192 $191,000,000
DC Batman Begins 2005 $456,516,123 $374,218,673 $206,852,432 $167,366,241
DC Batman Returns 1992 $453,103,534 $266,822,354 $162,831,698 $103,990,656
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 $418,681,000 $418,681,000 $222,281,000 $196,400,000
Marvel X-Men 2000 $410,005,182 $296,339,527 $157,299,717 $139,039,810
Marvel Fantastic Four 2005 $403,280,174 $330,579,719 $154,696,080 $175,883,639
Marvel Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 $392,498,627 $370,569,774 $176,654,505 $193,915,269
Marvel X-Men: First Class 2011 $374,550,200 $353,624,124 $146,408,305 $207,215,819
DC Batman & Robin 1997 $353,600,292 $238,207,122 $107,325,195 $130,881,927
Marvel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 $332,135,455 $289,047,763 $131,921,738 $157,126,025
Marvel Hulk 2003 $317,701,817 $245,360,480 $132,177,234 $113,183,246
DC Superman II 1980 $312,806,365 $108,185,706 $108,185,706
Marvel The Incredible Hulk 2008 $291,503,667 $263,427,551 $134,806,913 $128,620,638
DC Constantine 2005 $281,660,453 $230,884,728 $75,976,178 $154,908,550
Marvel Ghost Rider 2007 $262,835,905 $228,738,393 $115,802,596 $112,935,797
DC Green Lantern 2011 $232,861,094 $219,851,172 $116,601,172 $103,250,000
DC League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 $232,119,211 $179,265,204 $66,465,204 $112,800,000
Marvel Daredevil 2003 $232,008,521 $179,179,718 $102,543,518 $76,636,200
DC Watchmen 2009 $205,735,853 $185,258,983 $107,509,799 $77,749,184
Marvel Blade II 2002 $205,287,049 $155,010,032 $82,348,319 $72,661,713
Marvel Blade 1998 $191,745,252 $131,183,530 $70,087,718 $61,095,812
Marvel Blade: Trinity 2004 $162,581,808 $128,905,366 $52,411,906 $76,493,460
DC V for Vendetta 2005 $161,652,607 $132,511,035 $70,511,035 $62,000,000
DC Superman III 1983 $143,405,983 $59,950,623 $59,950,623
Marvel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2012 $137,561,767 $132,563,930 $51,774,002 $80,789,928
Marvel Kick-Ass 2010 $105,097,366 $96,188,903 $48,071,303 $48,117,600
DC Catwoman 2004 $103,551,571 $82,102,379 $40,202,379 $41,900,000
Marvel Howard the Duck 1986 $82,524,005 $37,962,774 $16,295,774 $21,667,000
Marvel Elektra 2005 $69,146,867 $56,681,566 $24,409,722 $32,271,844
Marvel The Punisher 2004 $68,990,471 $54,700,105 $33,810,189 $20,889,916
Marvel Kick-Ass 2 2013 $62,177,326 $60,795,985 $28,795,985 $32,000,000
DC The Spirit 2008 $43,191,298 $39,031,337 $19,806,188 $19,225,149
DC Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 $32,887,350 $15,681,020
DC Supergirl 1984 $32,782,737 $14,296,438 $14,296,438
DC The Losers 2010 $32,100,704 $29,379,723 $23,591,432 $5,788,291
DC Batman: The Movie 1966 $22,060,185 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
DC Jonah Hex 2010 $11,913,114 $10,903,312 $10,547,117 $356,195
Marvel Punisher: War Zone 2008 $11,176,498 $10,100,036 $8,050,977 $2,049,059
DC Steel 1997 $2,539,807 $1,710,972 $1,710,972
Marvel The Punisher 1989 $1,024,880 $533,411 $533,411
DC The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 $370,471 $192,816 $192,816
Marvel Captain America 1990 $18,544 $10,173 $10,173

Vale lembrar que o cálculo leva em conta todos os personagem da Marvel, independente do estúdio ao qual estão licenciados. A imagem abaixo explica que personagem pertence a qual estúdio. 

Personagens Marvel

Via The Verge e The Twin Geeks