Originally Posted by DrCosmic
Because horror/romance/drama films don't have to make 300M to break even and be considered a success.
Also, while superhero films vary in tone and setting, horror films vary widely in terms of character types, story arcs and outcomes, as well as tone and setting. So, there are fewer rules, and even when those are broken, the film is lauded for being groundbreaking not sniped because "I didn't see enough horror tropes." So there's more variety in horror, same with romantic comedies, so much so that they have sub categories like bromances. This is in addition to if a film is "one film too many" the company loses something like 30M instead of 300M.
And there can be too many cop dramas, they too have limited character types and settings.
So X-Men, Batman 89, Daredevil, Blade, Punisher, Ghost Rider (the first) and Chronicle weren't considered "successes," because they didn't "break even" at 300 mil....? Okay.
The superhero genre does not *require* a $150 million budget. The upcoming Netflix shows showcasing Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones will be proof of that. Not all superheroes fly, fling enemies through skyscrapers, or shoot lightning bolts out of their ass. Some are just pretty ordinary dudes in some extraordinary circumstances.