Marvel has become one of Hollywood’s most powerful forces, with the bulk of its 20+ films, making over $ 2 billion worldwide, which isn’t bad for a company that has filed its balance sheet in 1996.
That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t huge differences in the amount of money his films have made. Although the company has never seen a real box office flop since the launch of the MCU with Iron Man in 2008, there was over $ 700 million difference between his lowest grossing film in the United States and his highest.
Read on for all 23 Marvel movies, from Iron Man at Spider-Man: Far From Home, ranked according to their US box office receipts. (This article will be updated when Black Widowbox office receipts are known.)
Which MCU movies had the biggest box office?
Ticket numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo
23. The Incredible Hulk, 2008 – $ 135 million
The second MCU movie has long been the black sheep of the franchise – not only is the character the only one of the four main Avengers to be recast (with that film’s Edward Norton becoming Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers), but the Hulk is also the only one of them who doesn’t have his own sequel.
22. Captain America: The First Avenger, 2011 – $ 177 million
Although Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers became the emotional heart of the MCU, his first solo film failed to set the box office on fire, although every Captain America the film performed better than the previous one.
21. The ant Man, 2015 – $ 180 million
It’s sort of fitting that the Marvel movie about littleness has one of the smallest numbers at the box office.
20. Thor, 2011 – $ 181 million
Although director Kenneth Branagh and actors like Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins try to bring Shakespearean greatness to the premiere Thor film, all British talent led the film to underperform in the United States compared to other territories.
19. Thor: The Dark World, 2013 – $ 206 million
While considered by most critics to be the worst of all MCU movies, this Thor the sequel managed to squeeze past its predecessor at the box office.
18. Ant-Man and the Wasp, 2018 – $ 217 million
One of two Marvel movies released between the titans who were the last two Avengers movies, the The ant Man the sequel was eclipsed by the two, but was still a huge success that it is soon to be to get a sequel.
17. Doctor strange, 2016 – $ 233 million
Weirdest of MCU movies, the majority of audiences were still aboard the Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle, the sequel to arrives in 2022.
16. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2014 – $ 260 million
For his second outing, which saw Steve Rogers take on Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, the Captain America The franchise got a major boost at the box office after its pivotal role in The Avengers.
15. Iron man 2, 2010 – $ 312 million
In the same way Age of Ultron, Iron man 2 is one of the first two sequels of a Marvel movie that did not gross more money at the US box office than the original film.
14. Thor: Ragnarok, 2017 – $ 315 million
Taika Waititi’s perspective on the Thor the franchise got rid of some of the high fantasy (goodbye, dark elves) and welcomed more comedy. Marvel, meanwhile, laughed all the way to the bank.
13. Iron Man, 2008 – $ 319 million
The original MCU movie, and the riskiest of all, had Iron Man Flopped, Marvel would have lost the rights to all of the Avengers and several of its greatest characters to Merrill Lynch. Fortunately for them, the film was a success and one of the biggest franchises in the world was created.
12. guardians of the galaxy, 2014 – $ 333 million
guardians of the galaxy saw Marvel truly reach their Imperial phase – if they could make this rather obscure group of superheroes one of the biggest movies of the year, what couldn’t they do at the box office?
11. Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017 – $ 334 million
Despite being the third version of Spider-Man in 15 years, Marvel has managed to garner enough fan interest in his “comeback to Marvel” to make it a big hit, helped by a memorable cameo in Civil war.
ten. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2017 – $ 390 million
The Guardians’ success remained breathtaking with its sequel, released just before Back home-Who would have thought 10 years ago that a talking tree, a raccoon and a green girl would possibly beat Marvel’s most popular character, Spider-Man at the box office?
9. Spider-Man: Far From Home, 2019 – $ 391 million
Spidey, however, reaffirmed his dominance in his sequel, the first post-End of Game Marvel movie — and until Black Widow, the last MCU movie to hit theaters in two years.
8. Captain America: Civil War, 2016 – $ 408 million
Cap’s third solo outing (although it contains so many other MCU characters that it can hardly be considered) more than doubled the US gross of its first outing, with Rogers overtaking Thor to become the second-most senior Avenger. popular among viewers. …
7. Iron man 3, 2013 – $ 409 million
… Although the frontman of the Avenger Institute edged it out with its third release, the MCU’s first and only Christmas movie, even though it released in May.
6. Captain Marvel, 2019 – $ 427 million
The film may have been hit by numerous social media and IMDb attacks by sexist trolls, but it was clear that there was a huge following for Marvel’s first film with a female solo role, which ‘it took them over 20 movies to get it too.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015 – $ 459 million
The second Avengers The film may have underperformed both critics and audiences alike, but that is only relative to the other three films – it still managed $ 459 million in the US and $ 1.4 million. billion dollars in the world.
4. The Avengers, 2012 – $ 623 million
The Avengers may have spawned many smaller attempts to create cinematic shared universes (we’re watching you, Justice League and Universal’s “Dark Universe”), but that’s only because the original decision to do so was such a box office juggernaut.
3. Avengers: Infinity War, 2018 – $ 679 million
It has long been claimed that a happy ending is one of the keys to box office success, but Infinity warThe $ 2 billion box office gross worldwide proved that a movie can still have a disappointing ending and become the fifth highest grossing film of all time.
2. Black Panther, 2018 – $ 700 million
Although he was beaten internationally by Age of Ultron, Infinity War and the original Avengers, the star of Chadwick Boseman Black Panther has been so adopted by the black American public that it is the second highest turnover in the United States
1. Avengers: Endgame, 2019 – $ 858 million
The second highest grossing film of all time behind Avatar, End of Game is the culmination of a decade of MCU movies and a box office high point it may never reach again.