Spider-Man movie came out in 2002 breaking records with over 114 million $ in one weekend. It finished with over $400 Million in the US alone. The sequel ended it’s run with just a little less, with a little over $373 million in the US. Compare that to Superman Return’s take at $192 million currently which squeeze out a few million more before it’s done at the box office. Batman Begins made it to $205 million, X-men’s last movie X3 made $233 million, and the big breen money-making machine the Hulk made $132 million. All respectable numbers, but compared to Spidey there just isn’t any comparison.
So What’s Spider-Man go that the others don’t Spider-Man isn’t the strongest superhero; that goest to Superman and the Hulk. He isn’t necessarily the smartest that would have to go to Batman. He’s not as bad as Wolverine. So what makes kids and adults alike flock to see Spider-Man in such great numbers?
Maybe it’s Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s alter ego. Audiences related to Parker’s struggles. He comes across as a real person, just happens to end up with incredible powers. Tobey Maguire does a great job portraying Peter Parker’s emotions, from his high to his lows throughout both Spider-Man movies. When Uncle Ben dies. The audiences feels the pain of Peter Parker Spider-man isn’t portrayed as an overconfident hero who feels he might be somehow above us mere mortals but behaves as insecure and backward as all do at times.
The other reason spider-Man beats out the competition is Sam Raimi, director of Spider-Man, who related well to the material, being a big spider-Man fan himself. Riami is also big fan of the Three Stooges, and he created the fan-favorite “Army of Darkness” that relies heavily on good old slapstick comedy. The star of “Army of Darkness,” Bruce Compbell, is a long time friend of Raimi and has made cameo appearances in both Spider-Man movies. Having a real fan also knows how to make great movies is key to brining a superhero film to the big screen. No one can hope to completely capture the imagination of not only the core comic book audience, but also your average Joe, if the director doesn’t completely get what he’s making. Sam Raimi gets it if someone other than a big Spider-Man comic book fan had gotten the reigns of the movie, another superhero would be at the top of list. Raimi has been quoted as saying. “I love the Spider-Man character. And that’s what’s at the heart of it”