Originally Posted by BMM
I'm pretty sure we had this debate in 2006 and, for better or worse, X-Men won.
At the time Xmen was the Bigger and more popular franchise, it also had a relatively small ammount of competition with only a G rated family movie "cars" coming out a week later. SuperMan however had problems down to the promotion itself, with bizzare "lets make this supposedly comic book action movie look romantic to gain female audience" TV spots. It also came out a week before the Pirates of the Caribbean 2 which was HUGE.