YouTube’s Top 10 Superheroes

Batman is the most popular superhero on YouTube

Batman The Dark Knight Returns

Attention Comic book fans! YouTube have revealed some fun stats on the most popular superhero videos on YouTube.

By the end of 2016 we will finally see Batman vs. Superman, the Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Guardians Of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Amazing Spider-Man 2, sequels to Captain America and Thor as well as a rebooted Fantastic Four.

These mega-franchises are going to all be battling it out for the number one spot on the big screen, but who’s the most popular online? YouTube has just revealed who is the most popular hero of them all according to number of views.

Number one is the Dark Knight himself, Batman with over 3 BILLION views and over 70,000 hours of video uploaded. Bats is followed by Thor, Superman, The Avengers, and Wolverine. Very surprised that Thor made it so high on the list – I guess there a re a lot of Hemsworth and Hiddleston fans out there!

Check out the full list below:

Superhero(es) Views Hours of video
1 Batman 3,000,000,000 71,000
2 Thor 2,100,000,000 66,000
3 Superman 1,700,000,000 14,000
4 Iron Man 1,400,000000 20,000
5 The Avengers 1,000,000,000 31,000
6 Wolverine 540,000,000 7,800
7 Spider Man 340,000,000 7,400
8 Captain America 280,000,000 4,900
9 Justice League 220,000,000 3,200
10 Deadpool 200,000,000 8,900

What’s also interesting if you look at the trend map – Batman has been overtaken in searches by Thor, Iron Man and The Avengers since 2008. In case we didn’t know already (!) Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is clearly paying off!

Warners and DC will be hoping to reverse that trend as they move towards their own shared universe.

SEE MORE: How Marvel Studios Built Its Cinematic Universe [Infographic]

In total the top 10 superheroes make up 10 billion views and 234,000 hours of video – WOW.

If anyone will be happy it’s the studios who have been increasingly reliant over the past decade on big name superheroes to carry them to success. I’m sure they’ll be glad the public thirst for superheroes doesn’t seem to be waning any time soon.

SEE MORE: Marvel vs. DC: Box Office Titans Assemble [Infographic]

The types of videos are made up of trailers (we al saw how the Avengers trailer broke all records for trailers views and was than later eclipsed by the first The Dark Knight Rises trailer), video game vids, reviews and most interestingly by fan made originals – both short films and fan made trailers.

My favourite fan made film in recent years has to be the 70’s set Avengers, Not only is this is a very cleverly made trailer it also packs a pretty damn funky score!

Watch the playlist below for the top 10 superhero videos on YouTube:

Agree with the list? Who’s your favourite?

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