Top 5 Superhero Movies in Asia 

Superhero Movies in Asia
Superhero Movies in Asia

Have you ever wondered what the most popular superhero movies in different countries around the world are?

Or, whether a certain country prefers Marvel or DC?

Well, wonder no more!

Keep reading to discover the top 5 most loved superhero movies in Asia; you may be surprised at the results.

Wonder Woman 

This DC movie was released in 2017 and grossed an impressive $821.8 million at the box office, making it the tenth highest-grossing film of that year as well as the highest-grossing film by a solo female director.

Being the number one superhero movie in Asian countries including Taiwan and Vietnam, Wonder Woman stands as a symbol for truth, justice, and equality, plus, she’s the ultimate female warrior!

Interested to hear why other countries love Wonder Woman across the globe? Check out the full results from, “Every Country’s Favorite Superhero Movie”, carried out by Cash Lady here.

Justice League

Another DC offering, Justice League is another favorite in Asia including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Sadly, this movie flopped at the box office over the opening weekend with a domestic total of only $96 million, the lowest opening of any DC Comics Extended Universe release.

Justice League 2 was scheduled to be released in 2019, but this all changed after the release of Batman v Superman. Now fans of the Justice League can look forward to Justice League: The Snyder Cut, which will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.


Yet another DC movie, clearly Asia favors DC over Marvel, Joker is the most popular superhero movie in countries including Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Mongolia. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, this movie is the Joker’s first stand-alone origin story, and unlike most superhero movies, it does not contain many laughs.

That said, due to its relatively small budget, Joker is now the most profitable comic book film of all time, grossing $1.074 billion at the box office with a budget of only $55-70 million.

Captain Marvel

Voted the number one super hero movie in 7 different countries in Asia including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines, Captain Marvel is the first Marvel movie on the list of top superhero movies in Asia.

Starring Brie Larson, Captain Marvel was the first female-led superhero in the Marvel Universe. This movie grossed $1.128 billion at the box office, making it Marvel’s seventh biggest hit.

For fans of this character, Captain Marvel 2 is set to fly into theatres in July 2022.

Black Panther 

Loved in a whopping 10 Asian countries including South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Afghanistan, Jordan and Qatar, this Marvel movie made $1.344 billion at the box office.

One of the first mega budget movies to not only have a predominantly black cast but also an African American director, this movie was not afraid to tackle issues head on and did so in a way that was hugely entertaining.

The highly anticipated sequel, Black Panther 2, is set to be released in May 2022.

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