THE HITS AND MISSES OF MARVEL COMICS MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS

While the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy dominated the charts, it’s easy to forget that Marvel soundtracks have a long and varied history, ranging from massive hits to forgettable misses. Let’s trace the mark left by Marvel soundtracks since before the Marvel Cinematic Universe seemed to be releasing a new movie every few months.
  1. Blade (1998) / Blade
    Budget: $40 million Box office: $131.2 million Soundtrack sales: 631,000 copies Peak Billboard chart: No. 36
  2. Blade II (2002) / Blade II: The Soundtrack
    Budget: $50 million Box office: $155 million Soundtrack sales: 278,000 copies Peak Billboard chart: No. 26
  3. Spider-Man (2002) / Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man
    Budget: $140 million Box office: $821.7 million Soundtrack sales: 2 million copies Peak Billboard chart: No. 4
  4. Daredevil (2003) / Daredevil: The Album
    Budget: $78 million Box office: $179.1 million Soundtrack sales: N/A Peak Billboard chart: No. 9
  5. Spider-Man 2 (2004) / Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2
    Budget: $200 million Box office: $783.8 million Soundtrack sales: 1 million copies Peak Billboard chart: No. 7
  6. Blade: Trinity (2004) / Blade: Trinity
    Budget: $65 million Box office: $128.9 million Soundtrack sales: N/A Peak Billboard chart: No. 15 (Soundtracks)
  7. Elektra (2005) / Elektra: The Album
    Budget: $43 million Box office: $56.7 million Soundtrack sales: N/A Peak Billboard chart: No. 62
  8. Fantastic Four (2005) / Fantastic Four: The Album
    Budget: $100 million Box office: $330.6 million Soundtrack sales: N/A Peak Billboard chart: No. 77
  9. Spider-Man 3 (2007) / Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 3
    Budget: $258 million Box office: $890.9 million Soundtrack sales: N/A Peak Billboard chart: No. 33
  10. Punisher: War Zone (2008) / Punisher: War Zone Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Budget: $35 million Box office: $10.1 million Soundtrack sales: N/A Peak Billboard chart: No. 16