So "The Dark Knight Rises" comes out in about an hour on the East Coast, which means it's time to take a look at the comic book movie rankings before this one inevitably shakes them up.
The full rankings are available here but here are some quick tidbits on how things stand:
- The Amazing Spider-Man is all the way up to No. 18 just 16 days into its box office run. It's current made $214M at the box office (through Wednesday) and looks like it should be able to crack the top 15 overall.
- The Avengers has settled in at No. 2, just one full point (out of 100) behind "The Dark Knight". It's not going to be able to pass TDK, though it has a nice cushion about No. 3 (currently "Iron Man") that should hold off TDKR.
- That said, once Amazing Spider-Man passes Road to Perdition for No. 17 and TDKR moves into its likely spot near the top, the top 18 movies will have a pretty obvious character slant to them. There'll be four Batman movies (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Batman and The Dark Knight Rises), three Iron Man-led movies (Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 2), three Spider-Man movies (Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) and three X-Men movies (X2, X-Men, X-Men: First Class). That's 13 of the top 18 movies, with the only interlopers being 300, Superman, Men in Black, The Crow and Sin City. And only one of those -- 300 -- is in the top 10.