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15 Highest Earning Marvel Movies

Welcome to! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. If you’re not subscribed yet, you’re missing out. Hello Aluxers and welcome back for another original video presented to you by our team here at! Today we’re talking about Marvel, a dominant force in the movie industry. As of 2019, there are 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, and of these only two are not among the top 50 highest-grossing superhero films. Those two are Captain America: The First Avenger and The Incredible Hulk, in case you were wondering, and both of those films brought in over 250 million dollars, which just proves how lucrative the superhero genre is. Marvel has claimed the top five highest-earning superhero films of all time. DC is their main competitor, but it’s not even close. DC only has two of the top 10 highest-grossing superhero movies, while the other eight films on the list are Marvel. Marvel also has the only superhero film to surpass two billion dollars at the box office, and in fact, it has two films that have reached this milestone, but more about that later. Today we are going to run through the list of the 15 highest earning Marvel movies and see just where your favorite stands—if it even made the list. These figures are not adjusted for inflation and have been rounded to the nearest million or billion, so just keep that in mind. ‘That said, let’s get started. We start our list with one of the Marvel characters that has been around the longest. This creation of Stan Lee has always been a fan favorite, but production on this film was held up for almost 25 years until Sony acquired the rights to the character. Once Spider-Man was finally released in 2002 by Sony and Marvel Enterprises, it became the first film ever to bring in 100 million dollars in a single weekend, and it actually even passed that by earning nearly 115 million in its first three days. In total, Spider-Man grossed over 821 million dollars worldwide. Thor: Ragnarok, released in 2017, was the third and most successful Thor movie to be produced by Marvel Studios. The production budget totaled 180 million dollars, but the film brought in almost five times that at the box office with a total gross of just under 854 million dollars. The next title in the series, Thor: Love and Thunder, is expected to be released in November 2021. The first known script for a Venom movie dates back to 1997 when Dolph Lundgren was originally slated to play the character, but then the rights to Venom were transferred to Sony along with Spider-Man, and the idea was shelved for many years. Sony planned on releasing a series of films featuring Venom, and the first film draft was written around 2008. The script went through several different rewrites before Sony was ready to produce the film in association with Marvel Entertainment. The film was finally released in 2018 and earned 856 million dollars, a nice return for its 100 million dollar production budget. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 outpaced the first film in the franchise and brought in 91 million more dollars at the box office with a total gross of 863 million dollars. If you’re a fan of the film, you can look forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but you’ll have to be patient as it isn’t scheduled to be released until 2022. After a bit of a dispute, Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal in February 2015 to share the character rights of Spider-Man. This gave Marvel the opportunity to reboot the franchise with Tom Holland playing the title character. Spider-Man: Homecoming was released in 2017 and was the sixth-highest-grossing film of the year, bringing in 880 million dollars. One of the earliest films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on this list, Spider-Man 3, was released in 2007 after a long three-year wait following the release of Spider-Man 2. People flocked to the theatre to see the final installment of this Tobey Maguire led trilogy, bringing in an impressive 891 million dollars worldwide. Its production budget was a steep 258 million dollars, which made it the most expensive film ever made up to the time of its release. Captain Marvel, the first female-led superhero film released by Marvel, was an immediate hit at the box office. Actress Brie Larsen played the main role, and she had to share several scenes with a cat named Goose. In reality, any time when she interacted with the cat, her stunt double-stepped in because Larsen is very allergic to felines. But no matter, the film went on to earn over one billion dollars and was the first female-driven superhero film to do so. This sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming was released in 2019 and became the first Spider-Man film to surpass the billion-dollar benchmark. Spider-Man Far From Home remains Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film. The film was made with a 160 million dollar budget, and it brought in 185 million dollars in just its first six days in theaters. The next film in the series is slated to be released in July 2021. The writers of Captain America: Civil War, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, originally had a very different vision for the film that did not feature the Avengers, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige steered them in a different direction. T’Challa from Black Panther also was only supposed to play a minor role, but his part was expanded because Marvel wasn’t sure if they would have the rights to Spider-Man at the time the film was released. The movie cost 250 million to make and brought in over 1.1 billion dollars worldwide. After Iron Man 2 was released, there was a major dispute between Paramount Pictures and The Walt Disney Company over who would have the distribution rights for a third Iron Man film. Ultimately, Disney ended up paying 115 million dollars to Paramount for the worldwide distribution rights for Iron Man 3, back in 2010 before the film was even created. It was released in 2013 and brought in 1.2 billion dollars in earnings worldwide. Wesley Snipes was in talks to play Black Panther in a film back in 1992, but that never quite came to be. Twenty-six years later, Marvel released Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, and we think it’s safe to say that the timing was right for this story to be told. After spending approximately 200 million on production, the film brought in 1.3 billion dollars at the worldwide box offices. Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in 2015 as the anticipated sequel to the original Avengers movie. It quickly became the fifth-highest grossing film up to that time with a worldwide gross of 1.4 billion dollars. A more significant figure is how much the film actually cost to make. With an estimated budget of 365 million dollars, it is the second most expensive film that’s ever been made behind Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The Avengers broke box office barriers in 2012, and Marvel was gambling a bit on the success of the film. They started making The Avengers before either Thor or Captain America was released, and they were just counting on audiences embracing these characters. They had 220 million dollars invested in the budget, and it paid off big time with 1.5 billion dollars in earnings. This set up the rest of the Avengers franchise for massive success. Avengers: Infinity War was released in 2018 as a follow-up to Age of Ultron. The exact amount of the production budget isn’t known, but it is estimated to be between 316 and 400 million dollars. It was the first superhero film to bring in over two billion dollars, and it became the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time with its over 2 billion dollars in earnings. However, it only held the top spot at Marvel for a brief time before it was replaced by the next film on our list. Well Aluxers, we’ve reached number one on our list, and this is not only the highest-earning Marvel film of all time but also the highest-grossing film of all time. Avengers: Endgame was a highly anticipated film that was released in 2019, serving as the culmination of a 22-film story arc. It was originally entitled Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, but that title was eventually scrapped. It’s a good thing that it was a success as if there were any question it would be, because this was also one of the most expensive films ever made with a production budget of 356 million dollars. Its earnings surpassed those from Infinity War after just 11 days in theatres. In total, the film brought in an incredible 2.8 billion dollars worldwide. And that wraps up our list, Aluxers. These top 15 highest-earning films have collectively brought in over 18.5 billion dollars, and this doesn’t even include the many other successful films that have been created in the Marvel Universe. Now that we’ve reached the end of our list we’d like to know: Let us know in the comments. And, of course, for sticking with us until the end, here’s the bonus fact you’re waiting for. If you had to identify one person that’s responsible for the massive success of Marvel films over the past 10 years, it would be Kevin Feige. He has been the president of Marvel Studios since 2007, and the films he has produced collectively have a worldwide box office gross of over 26.8 billion. At just 46 years old, his estimated net worth exceeds 150 million dollars. Thank you for spending some time with us Aluxers. Make sure to like and subscribe so you never miss another video. 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