|Can Thor top Superman in the superhero power rankings?|
A look at which superhero tops the list based on box office performances
By Lucas Shaw
"Thor" has swatted away his lilliputian competitors at the box office for a week now, but the norse god fell short of rarified air: superheroes with $100 million opening weekend.
Only four superheroes have accomplished that feat without the help of some supersized colleagues, which got us thinking: where does "Thor" chart in the realm of movie superheroes?
TheWrap has ranked superheroes based on their business potency (principally box office) in the past, present and future. Only superheroes who star in a movie of their own need apply.
If a studio won't give you a spinoff solo movie, you don't belong on this list.
That means we have to leave out the "X-Men," "Fantastic Four" and "The Avengers" (Sorry guys). "Avengers" would obviously top the list, and the "X-Men" are grossly underrepresented. They have proven to be a formidable group at the box office, but only Wolverine can make our list.
While we can't rank these superhero movies, an individual superhero's influence upon their movies' performance at the box office does affect the rankings. For example, "Iron Man" gets a boost from how his own movie's helped build excitement for "The Avengers."
("Man of Steel"/Warner Bros. "Thor: The Dark World"/Walt Disney Pictures)