Originally Posted by RedBlueWonder
The amount of money a film makes has nothing to do with quality. Spider-Man 3 was hated by fans, critics, and to a lesser extent the GA. It was the top Marvel Movie at the BO till TA.
In the case of the Fox films, I would argue that their quality has a lot to do with their box office performance. The X franchise has been chugging along for over a dozen years with many installments but it has never
caught fire, despite being based on some of the most popular comic books in history. In contrast, Iron Man shot to A-list status with a character whom many derided as a D-list hero nobody other than geeks knew about. Iron Man/Tony Stark is now more popular and recognized than Wolverine, who was long touted as Marvel's second most popular character behind Spider-Man. The difference between the Iron Man and the X-Men films is quality
, plain and simple.