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How Much Money Have the Stan Lee Cameos Earned?

A breakdown of how much money every movie starring Stan Lee has made.

Stan Lee, the infamous moustached man behind the modern day Marvel as we know it. He’s repsonsible for The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Black Widow and The Incredible Hulk just to name a few.

One of the most memerorable aspects of Stan Lee was his frequent cameoing. He appeared in EVERY single MCU and a large amount of other Marvel movies, as well as a few other ones throughout the year. This trend having started in 2000’s X-Men. Before hand he had only cameod in two other smaller films. So, out of boredom I decided to find out how much money all of the movies with Stan Lee cameos made in total.

Note: This does not account for inflation

The Year 01 Million – 1.9 million ( 1973 )

Mallrats – 2.123 million ( 1995 )

X-Men – 269.3 million ( 2000 )

Spider-Man – 825 million ( 2002 )

Daredevil – 179.2 million ( 2003 )

Hulk – 245.4 million ( 2003 )

Spider-Man 2 – 789 million ( 2004 )

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement – 134.7 million ( 2004 )

Fantastic Four – 333.5 million ( 2005 )

X-Men: The Last Stand – 739.9 million ( 2006 )

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer – 301.9 million ( 2007 )

Iron Man – 585.3 million ( 2008 )

The Incredible Hulk – 264.8 million ( 2008 )

Iron Man 2 – 623.9 million ( 2010 )

Thor – 449.3 million ( 2011 )

Captain America: The First Avenger – 370.6 million ( 2011 )

Marvel’s The Avengers – 1.519 billion ( 2012 )

The Amazing Spider-Man – 757.9 million ( 2012 )

Iron Man 3 – 1.25 billion ( 2013 )

Thor: The Dark World – 644.8 million ( 2013 )

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 1.359.2 billion ( 2014 )

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 709 million ( 2014 )

Guardians of the Galaxy – 772.8 million ( 2014 )

Big Hero 6 – 657.8 million ( 2014 )

Avengers: Age of Ultron – 1.403 billion ( 2015 )

Ant-Man – 519.3 million ( 2015 )

Deadpool – 783.1 million ( 2016 )

Yoga Hosers – 38.784$ ( 2016 )

Captain America: Civil War – 1.153 billion ( 2016 )

X-Men: Apocalypse – 543.9 million ( 2016 )

Doctor Strange – 677.7 million ( 2016 )

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 – 863.8 million ( 2017 )

Spider-Man: Homecoming – 880.2 million ( 2017 )

Thor: Ragnarok – 854 million ( 2017 )

Black Panther – 1.344 billion ( 2018 )

Avengers: Infinity War – 2.048 billion ( 2018 )

Ant-Man & The Wasp 622.7 million ( 2018 )

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies – 50.1 million

Venom – 856.1 million ( 2018 )

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 375.5 million ( 2018 )

Captain Marvel – 1.128 billion ( 2019 )

Avengers: Endgame – 2.798 billion ( 2019 )

Avengers: Endgame was unfortunately the last Stan Lee movie cameo ever made. He passed just before he could shoot for Spider-Man: Far From Home ( 2019 ). So, I calculated all of these movies box offices together, now I’vepretty much confirmed my theory that Stan Kee is the highest grossing actor of all time. Leading to a grand total of ( drumroll please )

31.092.638.784 USD$Of those 31 billion$. Meaning that in total 21.921.768.000.00$ were from the MCU. 9.170.870.784$ were non-MCU movies, and only 188.861.784$ were from non-Marvel movies.

In all fairness, it makes sense that he wouldn’t be in many non-Marvel movies. Marvel and to a lesser degree is Stan Lee’s legacy. A legacy he’s spent decades working on, pleasing hundreds of million of fans all around the world. Sure, there were some not so-great movies in the mix, including ones he’s been in, but on the other hand there are some “Marvel” movies that have been made he thankfully hasn’t been in. Take Man Thing for example, it flopped at the box office and the test audience walked out before the movie even ended. Could he have fit a cameo in there? I mean, probably? Maybe they didn’t want him. Maybe he didn’t have time.

Point is, Stan Lee is a legend who pathed the way for the biggest cinematic universe in the history of mankind. Not only that, anyone who’s seen any interviews of him, or was lucky enoguh to meet him in person, would know he was one of the kindest people alive. Stan Lee, RIP.

– The Screenwriter

Photo taken from Wikimedia Commons. Photo belongs to Alan Light. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stan_Lee_in_1975_(close-up).jpg Liscense- https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

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