MCU movies are the biggest box-office performs. As of May 2018, the total box office gross worldwide is $16.7 billion dollars. We can expect this to grow with every new MCU movie.
Recently, Business Insider released a list of films that earned at least one billion dollars each. And unsurprisingly, five of the 19 MCU movies made the list. Let’s look at which MCU movies hit the billion dollar mark.
MCU Movies that are part of the
Billion Dollar Box Office Club
5. Black Panther (2018)
Marvel Studios started this year with a loud and resounding growl from “Black Panther”. The film’s earnings hit the billion mark in less than a month. “Black Panther” was an action-packed spectacle which featured strong characters, compelling narrative, and immense cultural value. Its celebration of African heritage and people of color were major factors in driving in high sales. “Black Panther” currently ranks as Rotten Tomatoes’ highest-rated movie in history.
When it comes to creative visuals, engaging action and likable characters, “Black Panther” stands confidently next to the best fare offered up by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. – Matthew Rosza, Salon.com
4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
“Captain America: Civil War” was the first movie to earn $1 billion in 2016. It was the first film to explicitly feature the Avengers fight one another, thanks to the Sokovia Accords, which seek to regulate vigilante action against criminals. “Civil War”‘s narrative was about defending beliefs as much as other war dramas, which is why many critics loved it. This is also the film which introduced Black Panther to commercial film audiences. “Captain America: Civil War”‘s total earnings are at $1.1 billion worldwide.
At the heart of Captain America: Civil War is an amazing shape-shifting ability. It is a film that confronts the consequences of super-heroic intervention, while also providing a popcorn-worthy bang-pow experience. – Eli Glasner, CBC News
3. Iron Man 3 (2013)
2008’s “Iron Man” started it all. Then 2013’s “Iron Man 3” solidified Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark as one of the most iconic characters in movie history. Though the film had a fair share of critique, it earned $1.2 billion in less than a month.
The best entry of the trilogy. Downey Jr. is once again sensational. – Fico Cangiano, CineXpress
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Sophomore efforts are always tricky, and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was no exception. But despite the lukewarm reception, the film went on to rake in a staggering $1.5 billion in less than a month. The film is Marvel Studios’ first attempt to include AI concept in its narrative. It was also the first film which introduced Vision and Wanda Maximoff to the film crowds.
For the most part, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the hard-charging, mind-boggling spectacle fans are looking for. Smash indeed. – Tom Long, Detroit News
1. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
This was “the idea” that worked. The first “Avengers” movie was a major success, amassing $1.5 billion in sales in 19 days. Critics and commercial audiences loved it. It was funny, entertaining, and full of great CGI and action. “The Avengers” is a cinematic gem that will keep on gleaming in the years to come.
This film is stylish, intelligent and, one hopes, influential on the next generation of superhero movies; it should leave a lasting legacy. – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune