10 Highest-Grossing Movies Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Twelve years in and 23 movies later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accumulated total earnings of $8.545 billion domestically and $22.588 billion worldwide. Based on this number, the MCU is considered to be the most lucrative movie franchise of all time. When Spider-Man: No Way Home was released in cinemas, it has broken numerous records and even climbed the ladder as the third highest grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Considering that the movie was released during the pandemic which may have hindered huge amount of people from going to the movie theaters, this is a huge win for the MCU. Many may be wondering, which Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has made to the top ten highest grossing movies, the top movies are listed below.

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10 Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel comes in at the tenth spot with a total of $426.8 million domestic gross and $1.128 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last March 8, 2019 had just about $160 to $175 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck is about the extraterrestrial Kree warrior, Captain Marvel, who found herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic feud between the Skrulls and her people. It is up to her to end the war using her special superpowers.

9 Spiderman: Far From Home

Spiderman: Far From Home comes in at the ninth spot with a total of $390.5 million domestic gross and $1.13 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last July 2, 2019 had just about $160 million budget range for the movie; this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Sony Pictures Entertainment. The movie directed by Jon Watts is about the relaxing European trip of Peter Parker which soon got interrupted when Nick Fury showed up at his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. With world being endangered by as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, water, air and fire, it is up to Spiderman to save the day with the help of Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio.

8 Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War comes in at the eighth spot with a total of $408 million domestic gross and $1.15 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last May 6, 2016 had just about $250 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo is about the political pressure to monitor the movements of the Avengers lead which then lead to a collateral damage. This movement has divided the members of Avengers, one team lead by Captain America who believes that they should still be free to defend the humanity without the interference of the government and Iron Man who thinks that they need to follow the government on this one.

7 Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 comes in at the seventh spot with a total of $409 million domestic gross and $1.2 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last May 3, 2013 had just about $200 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Shane Black is about Tony Stark plagued by worry and insomnia after he saved New York from destruction. This has affected all the aspect of his life which includes his relationship with Pepper.

6 Black Panther

Black Panther comes in at the sixth spot with a total of $700 million domestic gross and $1.3 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last February 16, 2018 had just about $200 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Ryan Coogler is about the death of T’Challa’s father where he was forced to return to his home, the African nation of Wakanda, to replace his father as the king. However, he was met with a powerful enemy who suddenly appeared to challenge his position as a king.

5 Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes in at the fifth spot with a total of $459 million domestic gross and $1.4 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last May 01, 2015 had just about $250 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Joss Whedon is about Tony Stark who jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program which went terribly and forced the Avengers including Thor and Incredible Hulk to reassemble.

4 The Avengers

The Avengers comes in at the fourth spot with a total of $220 million domestic gross and $1.5 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last May 4, 2012 had just about $220 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Joss Whedon is about Loki who gained access to unlimited power because of a cube called Tesseract. Nick Fury then initiated a superhero recruitment movement to defeat Loki who is destroying Earth. This is where the dream team was formed which consists of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).

3 Spiderman: No Way Home

Spiderman: No Way Home comes in at the third spot with a total of $721 million domestic gross and $1. $1.69 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last December 17, 2021 had just about $200 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Sony Pictures Entertainment.. The movie directed by Jon Watts is about Spider-Man’s identity which was revealed to the public. Now that he is finally unmasked he can no longer live a normal life. Peter Parker then asked the help of Dr. Strange however the stakes become even more dangerous.

2 Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War comes in at the second spot with a total of $678.8 million domestic gross and $2.05 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last April 27, 2018 had just about $321 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie directed by Anthony and Joe Russo is about Avengers uniting to battle the most powerful enemy ever: Thanos. The fate of the universe lies to the power of Avengers to stop Thanos from dong his dream of eliminating most of the human beings.

1 Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame comes in at the first spot with a total of $858.4 million domestic gross and $2.8 billion worldwide box office. The movie released last July 2, 2019 had just about $356 million budget range for the movie, this is great return on investment for the distributor of the movie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. This masterpiece from the Russo brothers is the highest earning Marvel movie to date. The movie is about Tony Star who sent Pepper Potts a message when his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. The remaining members of Avengers must figure a way to bring back the lives of the people who vanished.

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Sources: Box Office Mojo, Business Insider, The Numbers

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