Marvel's Incredible Money Making Machine

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Marvel Comics are known all over the world. X-Men, The Avengers and other figures were all created by Marvel. Most people I know have seen at least one Marvel movie, and no one questions how much money Marvel makes through these movies. Nevertheless, the real numbers are incredible.

1. The Avengers

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Source: Nerdsofcolor.org

With over $1,518,594,910 in earnings, The Avengers has made more money than any other movie Marvel has ever produced. It’s the fourth highest money maker out of all movies in history. The first place goes to The Avatar with $2.788 billion and #2 is Titanic with $2.186 billion, which were both directed by James Cameron.

2. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Source: Kotaku.ocom

This movie is ranked #6 in best income grossing movies of all time. Since its release, Avengers: Age of Ultron has generated $1.398 billion. Because of Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy during shooting, this situation forced the team to have three stunt doubles on set at all time. The doubles looked so much like her, that even co-actor Chris Evans reported constantly getting in to conversations with them before realizing they weren’t her.

3. Iron Man 3

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Source: Series-entertainment.com

Iron man secures its place as #7 in best income grossing movie of all time. At first, the movie had a budget of $140 million. But during shooting, they rethought their strategy and added another $60 million after seeing what kind of success The Avengers had. Iron Man 3 was the first Iron Man movie to make over $1 billion and the second Marvel movie to break the billion dollar mark after The Avengers. Up to date, it has made $1,215,439,994.

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4. Spider Man 3

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Source: Gamedevprofessor.com

This is the movie in the list that doesn’t hit $1 billion. Spider Man 3, which starres Tobey Maguire, made $890,871,626. During filming, many things went wrong. An example is how Hayden Church broke three knuckles by punching a wall, which the crew told him was fake.

Many movies aren’t in this list. Spider Man one and two, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spiderman one and two, Thor, Big Hero 6, all X-Men movies, Deadpool etc. In total, all Marvel movies have grossed an impressive amount of income.The movie industry keeps growing and promises greater income if we look at the statistics. Marvel has scheduled 13 movies for the theaters before 2021.

  • Captain America, Civil War (5/6/2016)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (5/27/2016 – not a Marvel Studios film but Marvel Entertainment gets a cut. Projected to earn $700 million)
  • Doctor Strange (11/4/2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (5/5/2017)
  • Spider Man (7/28/2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (11/3/2017)
  • Black Panther (2/16/2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (5/4/2018)
  • Ant Man and the Wasp (7/6/2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (5/3/2019)
  • Captain Marvel (3/8/2019)
  • Inhumans (7/12/2019)
  • Untitled Marvel Movie #1 (5/1/2020)
  • Untitled Marvel Movie #2 (7/10/2020)
  • Untitled Marvel Movie #3 (11/6/2020)
(Sources: BoxOfficeMojo.com, IMDB.com)
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Marvel's Incredible Money Making Machine

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Marvel Comics are known all over the world. X-Men, The Avengers and other figures were all created by Marvel. Most people I know have seen at least one Marvel movie, and no one questions how much money Marvel makes through these movies. Nevertheless, the real numbers are incredible.

1. The Avengers

theavengers001.jpg

Source: Nerdsofcolor.org

With over $1,518,594,910 in earnings, The Avengers has made more money than any other movie Marvel has ever produced. It’s the fourth highest money maker out of all movies in history. The first place goes to The Avatar with $2.788 billion and #2 is Titanic with $2.186 billion, which were both directed by James Cameron.

2. Avengers: Age of Ultron

npq4wssijqjb4gublkad

Source: Kotaku.ocom

This movie is ranked #6 in best income grossing movies of all time. Since its release, Avengers: Age of Ultron has generated $1.398 billion. Because of Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy during shooting, this situation forced the team to have three stunt doubles on set at all time. The doubles looked so much like her, that even co-actor Chris Evans reported constantly getting in to conversations with them before realizing they weren’t her.

3. Iron Man 3

7-christmas-movies-for-people-who-hate-christmas-movies-image-7.jpg

Source: Series-entertainment.com

Iron man secures its place as #7 in best income grossing movie of all time. At first, the movie had a budget of $140 million. But during shooting, they rethought their strategy and added another $60 million after seeing what kind of success The Avengers had. Iron Man 3 was the first Iron Man movie to make over $1 billion and the second Marvel movie to break the billion dollar mark after The Avengers. Up to date, it has made $1,215,439,994.

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4. Spider Man 3

spiderman-3-logo-wallpaper.jpg

Source: Gamedevprofessor.com

This is the movie in the list that doesn’t hit $1 billion. Spider Man 3, which starres Tobey Maguire, made $890,871,626. During filming, many things went wrong. An example is how Hayden Church broke three knuckles by punching a wall, which the crew told him was fake.

Many movies aren’t in this list. Spider Man one and two, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spiderman one and two, Thor, Big Hero 6, all X-Men movies, Deadpool etc. In total, all Marvel movies have grossed an impressive amount of income.The movie industry keeps growing and promises greater income if we look at the statistics. Marvel has scheduled 13 movies for the theaters before 2021.

  • Captain America, Civil War (5/6/2016)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (5/27/2016 – not a Marvel Studios film but Marvel Entertainment gets a cut. Projected to earn $700 million)
  • Doctor Strange (11/4/2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (5/5/2017)
  • Spider Man (7/28/2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (11/3/2017)
  • Black Panther (2/16/2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (5/4/2018)
  • Ant Man and the Wasp (7/6/2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (5/3/2019)
  • Captain Marvel (3/8/2019)
  • Inhumans (7/12/2019)
  • Untitled Marvel Movie #1 (5/1/2020)
  • Untitled Marvel Movie #2 (7/10/2020)
  • Untitled Marvel Movie #3 (11/6/2020)
(Sources: BoxOfficeMojo.com, IMDB.com)
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