With the latest Avengers: Infinity War just out in theaters, Marvel Studios celebrate ten years of box office glory. Back on one of the biggest American franchises that marked the history of cinema.
The Marvel universe continues to make sunny days in Hollywood. The release of the movie Avengers: Infinity War marks the ten years of the franchise and establishes new box office records.
The most lucrative franchise
With nineteen films to its credit, the Marvel saga is the largest franchise in the world of cinema and ahead of the legendary Star Wars saga which has only ten films for the moment. By accumulating global box office revenue, Marvel’s film universe films hit a record high of over $ 13 billion, making it the most lucrative franchise ever. An impressive amount that, once again, exceeds the revenue earned by Star Wars movies ($ 8G).
In detail, five opus stamped Marvel have managed to cross the symbolic billion dollar. The first meeting of superheroes, Avengers (2012) topped the list with $ 1.5 billion, which is currently the 5th biggest success story in history. Follow Avengers: The Ultron Era (7th with $ 1.4G), Black Panther (8th with $ 1.3G), Iron Man 3 (14th with $ 1.2G) and Captain America: Civil War (16th with 1 , $ 15G).
Avengers 3 already breaks records
No doubt Avengers: Infinity War is quickly joining the family of movies to more than a billion dollars of revenue. The third meeting of the Marvel superheroes takes the path anyway since the film has already raised $ 630M worldwide while it was released on April 25 last.
A record that allows him to easily pass in front of Fast & Furious 8, and his $ 531 million accumulated at the end of his first weekend in theaters, and Star Wars: The Awakening of Strength ($ 529M). In the United States, Avengers 3 simply records the best start in history with $ 250M and eclipses the episode VII of Star Wars and its $ 248M.
The Avengers are once again the most popular saga of Marvel. It must be said that his films bring together a host of Hollywood stars. In 2008, Robert Downey Jr. led the way with the first installment of Iron Man. A true global success, more than forty film celebrities have now taken part in superhero films. Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Josh Brolin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Pratt, among others, are the star-studded cast of Marvel films.