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Old Yesterday, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Most Popular Superhero in the World? (...and it's not even close)

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Much has been made of the arms race between Disney's Marvel Studios and Warner Bros.' DC Comics to create superhero movies through 2020. Less debated is a key financial underpinning of the war: Licensing revenue generates tens of billions of dollars for Hollywood companies, and DC needs a heroic effort to catch Marvel in licensing profits.

On Oct. 15, Warners CEO said that if they can close the current gap by half, the studio could earn an additional $150 million a year in profits. How big is the gap?

In May, License Global placed Disney first among licensors with sales of about $41 billion in 2013; Warners was a distant seventh with $6 billion.

The Licensing Letter listed Marvel's Spider-Man as the most popular with global retail sales at $1.3 billion. No other superhero comes close.

Marvel's The Avengers comes in at $325 million but is considered to have the most growth potential. Compared with DC's Batman at $494 million and Superman at $277 million.

In other words, Spider-Man himself outsells The Avengers, Batman, and Superman combined.


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Avengers shouldn't count because they are a bunch of superheroes put together.
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Good to know theres a lot of kids out there who wants to be themselves instead of more like their mentor/father figure
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I would have said that he's top 3, but not dominating the list like that...
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Spider-Man is huge with kids. Hell, he was my favorite growing up. Not surprised at all
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Honestly thought it was going to be either Batman or Superman.
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Honestly thought it was going to be either Batman or Superman.

If you're going on the criteria of the most well known, iconic superhero it's Superman.

But the OP's criteria is BO/Licensing numbers which Spidey crushes everyone in.
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Yeah most popular things are really fvking stupid
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Yeah most popular things are really fvking stupid

What? Peter Parker is one of the smartest characters in all of Marvel.

Silly Macho...
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What? Peter Parker is one of the smartest characters in all of Marvel.

Silly Macho...
In comics maybe but not in the movies. Garfield/Parker is a common dumbass....
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Spidey is always a fan favorite. He just has much more appeal to all ages.
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Makes sense, my nephew loves Spiderman and never mentions any other superheroes.
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Default Re: Most Popular Superhero in the World? (...and it's not even close)

that does make sense I loved spiderman as a kid mainly because of the cartoons on fox but then again batman was badass as well.

I think spiderman just as way more appeal to all peoples.. i mean batman is an only child/loner/playboy/billionaire while superman is a demi-god alien...

spiderman was just a normal kid going to school until he got into one little fight and his mom got scared
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