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Highest Grossing Comic Book Movie Franchises

Total box office gross: $306.1 million Created by Marvel Comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Hulk first appeared in comic-book form in May 1962. In its two recent film iterations, the Hulk’s alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, was portrayed first by Eric Bana and later by Edward Norton. The Hulk will also appear in the upcoming film, “The Avengers,” set for May 2012 release. Hulk (2003): $163.6 million The Incredible Hulk (2008): $142.5 million

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10. Hulk

Total domestic gross: $306.1 million

Created by Marvel Comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Hulk first appeared in comic-book form in May 1962. In its two recent film iterations, the Hulk’s alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, was portrayed by Eric Bana and later by Edward Norton. Mark Ruffalo portrays Banner and the Hulk in “The Avengers,” which was released in May 2012.

Top Performing Films:
"Hulk" (2003): $163.6 million
"The Incredible Hulk" (2008): $142.5 million

Photo: Universal Pictures