someone is supposed to be making more icons

anonymous asked:

No matter what fans of the murderverse say, the mcu made more money, that is a fact

I have answered a question like this before, but I’ll gladly answer it again.

Let’s look at the money (all of these numbers come from Box Office Mojo and are easily verifiable):

There are a few things we can see here:

- each of the first three movies in the DCEU made more than each of the first three movies in the MCU;

- Man of Steel made more than 8/14 MCU movies; BvS more than 10/14; Suicide Squad more than 9/14;

- the total of the first three movies in the DCEU is bigger than the total of the first three movies in the MCU ($1,472,535,104);

- it took the MCU five movies to surpass the amount the DCEU made in three;

- Suicide Squad made that money without China;

- the DCEU is the third fastest franchise to reach $2 billion (right after Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter);

- it’s not fair to compare 3 movies with 14; it is fair, however, to compare 3 movies with 3 movies, and when you do that, the DCEU wins.

I know what you’re thinking: it’s Batman and Superman; they are cultural icons, they should have made more money. And, as I did before, allow me to quote someone else (http://kingarthurofgeek.tumblr.com/post/145732515012/allons-y-areli-stephenstrvnge):

1. Due to the popularity of the heroes, everyone has an idea of what Batman and Superman are “supposed” to be like, thus making many people disappointed, unlike with Guardians. It is also the third cinematic Superman and sixth Batman, so it had to live up to their standards.

2. Controversial casting

3. The mixed reactions to Man of Steel

4. A month after Deadpool, a month before Civil War

5. Generally shit on by the media, including over-exaggerating the negative responses and saying stuff like it failed ^^

6. Coming after years of MCU movies, which have made people think there is only one way to make a superhero movie (A serious superhero movie? What??? They have to be self-mocking because superheroes are for NERDS)

7. Mass confusion due to it coming only four years after Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

8. A three-year wait that made many people lose interest.

9. An attempt to start a franchise eight years after Marvel did. 

If you’re going to talk about money, then be accurate.