Yea the iron man movies did better than a terrible superman movie and superman isn't as popular as he once was but there's no way Iron man is more popular even if his movies grossed more.
Thats like saying in 2008 before the Dark Knight came out that Iron man was more popular than batman because the first Iron man movie made more than Batman Begins.
Those Iron Man movies are just more popular because the movies themselves appeal to more ppl not Iron Man the character, and besides ppl who are really into comic books or Iron man fans the average person knows more about and probably cares more about Superman than any hero besides Spiderman and Batman.
Not true because batman 1989 grossed 400 million which when adjusted for inflation is almost 800 million worldwide
Much more than iron man.
Iron man was an origin movie. The hardest to sell. And usually the lowest earner. But it still pulled in double what superman did
Batman begins was different. Relatively unknown director commercially, coming off horrible Schumacher movies.
TDK and TDKR proved that batman is still the most popular superhero. Each grossed a billion. Spiderman has seen 800 Million 3 times out of 4 movies
Iron man hit 600 million both outings
Most popular is what's right now. Maybe if you ask 40-50 year olds you'll get spiderman but nowadays it's all about batman, spiderman, iron man
Superman can make a comeback but it'll have to be with man of steel. If that movie fails I think he's done. I'm not sure Warner will even make another superman movie if this one fails