What began as a mere story about a superhuman has turned into a saga complete with origin stories, villains, and lots of money. Unsurprisingly, these superhero movies made their way into the Guinness world records, given their popularity.
But do you know all the Guinness records associated with them? If not, check out this article discussing five unique world records these films have cracked.
- Top-Grossing Female Superhero Film – Captain Marvel
Let us be honest here. The female characters of Captain Marvel are beautiful and badass, like any other superhero. However, it has a set of flaws impossible to overlook. Despite falling into the stereotypical, strong, unfeeling female lead trope, this movie is the largest-grossing film with a female hero.
It made a whopping revenue of $1,129,727,388 at movie theatres, overtaking the previous world record holder – Wonder Woman. With the success of movies like Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel, we now know that the audience loves female superheroes!
- First Superhero Movie – The Adventures Of Captain Marvel
If you were wondering how to watch all Marvel movies in order, here’s the first one. Other lists on the internet may give you a different answer, but the Guinness World Records recognizes this movie as the first superhero film ever! The superhero in this movie is now called Shazam – a DC character.
However, this film placed the superhero trope on the market, and unsurprisingly, it did well. Thus, you may not realize it, but the superhero genre has been around for a longer time than you think.
- Movie With The Most Theatrical Re-runs Attended – Avengers: Endgame
Most people watch a superhero movie once on Netflix or some other streaming platform and call themselves avid fans of the genre. Here’s an eye-opener for them – one Florida resident saw the Avengers: Endgame 119 times in the theatre, setting the world record of the most theatrical productions attended of a single movie! Now that is a real fan!
If you calculate it, this movie lover dedicated 34,571 minutes or 24 full days of his life to watching Avengers: Endgame, and nobody can blame him. After all, the movie was that good!
- Highest-Grossing Superhero “Origin” Movie – Black Panther
The first time we saw T’Challa on screen, he stole our hearts. This movie introduced us to the charismatic character and the beautiful, unforgettable nation of Wakanda. Although T’Challa made his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, it was not his story.
Black Panther raked a hefty $1,336,494,321 at the box office, making it the Highest-Grossing Superhero Origin Movie. Black Panther does not show the full story of the lovable T’Challa, but it tells how he became the leader of Wakanda after his father’s demise. Thanks to this movie, the audience added another character to their list of fandoms.
- Most Portrayed Superhero On Television – Superman
Nowadays, it is hard not to think about Henry Cavill when you think about Superman. The actor portrayed the charismatic superhero so well that he made his mark in the long list of actors that previously played the role. Perhaps it is the role of Superman itself that makes an actor famous.
After all, Superman is an A-lister when it comes to superhero movies and shows. He was not the first, but he is the most badass, dashing, and righteous superhero out there. When compared with modern superheroes, Superman may come off as one-dimensional and bland. However, he is still the best, and the Guinness record proves it.
The craze around superheroes is waning as people begin to understand their flaws. However, this genre gave the audience some unforgettable gems and a look into the ideal world, where humans have a savior.
You can like these superheroes or hate them, but you cannot ignore them. Even the people who do not like this movie genre end up watching at least one film. Hopefully, the audience will get a couple of new superhero movies to smash these world records.