Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
This modern era of successful superhero movies started with first Blade movie in 1999. It has been going on for 15 years, with no signs of slowing down.
I would say the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movie in 2002 really kicked it off.
"why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?"