Captain America: Civil War Is The Top Grossing Domestic Movie This Year, But Where Does It Rank In The ‘Of All Time’ Numbers?

Marvel must be secretly run by robots. Every movie they put out is a hit. Every time they drop a new movie, Marvel and their parent company Disney rake in hundreds of millions of dollars. That may actually be a contributing factor as to why we fans care so much about the box office these days. But I digress.

Captain America: Civil War is the highest grossing movie of the year!… Domestically. For anyone new to box office analysis, domestic means here in the United States. Yes, Captain Rogers has passed up Deadpool, and Batman v Superman for the top rung on the American box office ladder. What does that really mean though? Did Civil War topple the records set by Star Wars, and Jurassic World? Before you get too excited, let’s remember that Civil War has taken the record for this year only, and that may be temporary with all of the other films we’ve yet to see this year.

So, in terms of ‘all time’ numbers, how do Cap and his amazing friends fare? Where does Civil War rank, on the list of top domestic films of all time? Let’s make our way down the list, and see how long it takes to reach Cap!

1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Remember that movie? Even my parents saw it more than once! Maybe that’s why it made a whopping $936,641,878 just here in the U.S.!

2: Avatar


James Cameron’s foray into sci-fi sucked us in, due to it’s beauty, and emotional story. Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be releasing a section of the park based on the movie next year! It made $760,507,625 domestically.

3: Titanic


James Cameron’s other movie made a ‘titanic’ $658,672,302 here in the states!

4: Jurassic World


This return to the Jurassic franchise was bound to be a cash cow. It made $652,198,010 domestically! That’s a big cow!

5: The Avengers


Remember how I was saying Marvel makes a ton of cash? Well, the first assembly of the Avengers grossed $623,279,547 domestic!

6: The Dark Knight


This was one of the best super hero films of all time. We all miss Heath Ledger. He was a massive talent. The Dark Knight grossed $533,345,358 in the U.S.

7: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


Star Wars was back! Little did we know it was bringing Jar Jar Binks with it! Star Wars Episode 1 took in $474,544,677 despite what people think of it.

8: Star Wars: A New Hope


The first ever Star Wars film is a box office legend! It took in millions, back when that was extremely uncommon! It made $460,998,007 domestic.

9: Avengers: Age of Ultron


It may not have been what we wanted, but we paid $459,005,868 to see it. That says something.

10: The Dark Knight Rises


The final film of the Bat-Trilogy brought in $448,139,099. Not bad!

So those are the top ten. Let’s move a little faster to get down to Civil War‘s spot, shall we?

  • Shrek 2 $441,226,247
  • ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
  • The Lion King $422,780,140
  • Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
  • Iron Man 3 $408,992,272
  • The Hunger Games $408,010,692
  • Spider-Man $403,706,375
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870
  • Frozen $400,738,009
  • Jurassic Park $395,708,305
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 $381,011,219
  • Finding Nemo $380,529,370
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King $377,845,905
  • Spider-Man 2 $373,524,485

Ok, seventeen entries later, we’ve made it back to Cap. Captain America: Civil War has made $372,610,948. Why is Civil War so low on the list?

Well, remember this is a Cap movie. The Marvel movies that draw the gigantic crowds tend to have ‘Avengers’ in the name. Also keep in mind that Civil War is still in theaters. It has plenty of time left to climb higher in the rankings.

I’d call it a success. For a non-Avengers Marvel movie to make so much, is quite a feat. It must have something to do with Iron Man’s involvement, considering how well Iron Man 3 did. Yes, according to the numbers, Captain America: Civil War is one of our favorite Marvel films of all time! That’s definitely something the Russo brothers can brag about!