Originally Posted by MessiahDecoy123
You're not giving Marvel enough credit.
Spider-man and Batman have always been waaaaay bigger than Iron Man. So the fact that he's crushing Spider-man and beating Batman at the box office is no small feat.
To be fair if SM1 were released today it with the hype it recieved in 2001 then it would pass a billion, similarly if IM were released in 2001 Spidey would be the one doing the crushing. Things move in cycles and it will be interesting to see if IM is still as popular in 10 years.