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Top films based on comic books:
Comic book characters have been popular subjects for film makers ever since the 1930s. The characters are already familiar, so are immediately appealing to audiences. The exploits of superheroes such as Superman and Batman are perfect for exciting action films, many of which have been hugely popular and successful.

MovieComic first 
published
Movie releasedWorld total
($US million)
Spider-Man19622002821.7
Spider-Man 219622004784.0
Spider-Man 319622007890
Men in Black19901997587.2
Men in Black 219902002441.8
Men in Black 319902012624
Batman19391989413.4
X2: X-Men United19632003406.4
Batman Begins19392005371.9
The Mask19911994351.4
Batman Forever19391995336.5
Fantastic Four19612005330.1
Superman19381978300.2
X-Men19832000296.0
The Dark Knight193920081,004,558,444
The Dark Knight Rises'193920121,081,041,287
James Bond films:

Film Year Bond actor World total
($US million)
Dr NO 1963 Sean Connery 59.6
From Russia with Love 1963 Sean Connery 78.9
Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery 124.9
Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery 141.2
You Only Live Twice 1967 Sean Connery 111.6
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby 64.6
Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery 116.0
Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore 126.4
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 Roger Moore 97.6
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Roger Moore 185.4
Moonraker 1979 Roger Moore 202.7
For Your Eyes Only 1981 Roger Moore 195.3
Octopussy 1983 Roger Moore 183.7
A View to a Kill 1985 Roger Moore 152.4
The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton 191.2
Licence to Kill 1989 Timothy Dalton 156.2
GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan 350.7
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Pierce Brosnan 339.3
The World is Not Enough 1999 Pierce Brosnan 390.0
Die Another Day 2002 Pierce Brosnan 456.0
Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig 599.0
Quantum of Solace 2008 Daniel Craig 586.0
Skyfall 2012 Daniel Craig 1.1 billion

Top Documentary films:


Film Year Subject World total
($US million)
Into the Deep 1994 Underwater exploration 65.0
Antartica 1991 Exploration/nature 65.0
Mysteries of Egypt 1998 Historical 70.8
Blue Planet 1990 Earth from space 71.9
Space Station 3D* 2002 International Space Station 77.8
Jackass: The Movie 2002 Comedy stunts 79.5
To Fly* 1976 History of flying 115.7
Grand Canyon:
The Hidden Secrets
1984 Exploration 116.7
March of the Penguins 2005 Nature 117.9
Everest 1998 Exploration 128.0
The Dream is Alive* 1985 Space Shuttle 150.0
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 War on terrorism 222.4

Computer games and films:
Computer games are big business and a number of recent blockbuster films have been based on some of the most popular games. These include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (movie 2001, game 1996), Mortal Kombat (movie 1995, game 1992). The link between movies and games also works another procedure with games based on live action and animated films- such as: The Incredibles (game and movie 2004) and The lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth (2004)- a game based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003).

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