Tonight marks the release of the latest film in the Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises. This film arrives immediately in the wake of the latest Spider-Man flick, The Amazing Spider-Man, which has already grossed over $521M at the box office.
Film buffs all over the country are already placing bets on which of these two films will earn more money this year. Many are banking on The Dark Knight Rises, but we can’t help but wonder: Does that mean we find it easier to idolize the wealthy?
After all, Peter Parker, the alter-ego of Spider-Man, is just an ordinary, average guy. Bruce Wayne is a member of Gotham City’s upper crust.
Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, recently told The Huffington Post he believes Spider-Man has endured because he is a normal guy.
These characters have both been around for generations now, so it seems fair to say both heros are equally well-known around the world. What makes us regular mortals idolize one over the other?
Of course, the lifestyles of the two heroes isn’t the only thing impacting the box office performance of the films. Actors, advertisements and budgets are just a few of the other factors. But PerkStreet can’t help but wonder about the economic stuff anyway…
Enter H&R Block. They’ve compiled an awesome infographic that provides a detailed comparison of the personal economics behind Peter Parker and Bruce Wayne. Check it out below.
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How do you think a person’s wealth impacts his or her ability to be a role model? Who do you like more, Bruce Wayne or Peter Parker? Weigh in below.