Marvel movies have long been a driving force in the movie industry. There is always a sense of heightened anticipation upon the announcement of a new film. This almost makes it seem like everything Marvel touches turns into box-office gold. The now iconic superhero characters, action-packed scenes, and compelling plots continue to keep audiences hooked to these films. So with the plethora of Marvel movies that have already come and gone, ExploreTalent is gathering the highest-grossing films released so far.
5 of the Highest-Grossing Marvel Movies
5. Spider-Man (2002)
Box office: $403 million
Spider-Man has been remade multiple times, with Tom Holland ready to take on the role as the web-slinging hero this coming 2017. But the most successful Spider-Man movie is still the original one, which featured Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker and Kirsten Dunst as his love interest, Mary Jane.
4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Box office: $408 million
This recent Marvel film is currently the number # 1 box office movie of 2016, and it also happens to be the latest installment of MCU. The movie focuses on a disagreement on an international policy presented to the Avengers, and as a result, the once-solid team is split into two—with one side led by Tony Stark and the other led by Steve Rogers.
3. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Box office: $409 million
There is no doubt that Robert Downey Jr. is unarguably the most iconic Marvel actor yet. His convincing portrayal of Tony Stark makes it difficult for audiences to separate the two in real life. In the third installment of the Iron Man franchise, he takes on the evil terrorist persona Mandarin while dealing with his own PTSD following the events of The Avengers.
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Box office: $459 million
The combined efforts of Marvel’s biggest stars make up the top-grossing films of the Cinematic Universe. At number two, we have Age of Ultron wherein the superhero team is introduced to two new characters: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, otherwise known as the Maximoff twins. The team also has to go head to head with Ultron, the supervillain that is the product of the idea of Tony Parker and Bruce Banner.
1. The Avengers
Box office: $623 million
The Avengers has to be one of the most groundbreaking Marvel movies of all time. For one thing, this is the first Marvel film that actually gathered all its lead stars in one massive feature. It also helps that the film made sure to include Loki, the most charismatic villain of the entire Marvel universe. The movie may have a rather simple plot, but the combined efforts of the main cast made it worth watching.
How many of these Marvel movies have you watched?