7 years. 12 films. A whole lot of entertainment!
Since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has supplied us with a steady stream of blockbusters featuring the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The franchise is at the forefront again, thanks to its newest (and tiniest) hero – Ant-Man. Though this is Ant-Man‘s cinematic debut, the other heroes have already made their presence felt at the box office. Want to know which Avenger has ruled tthe box office with the highest numbers? We did the math, and here’s what we found out.
1. Avengers, assemble! Unsurprisingly, the Avengers are the mightiest when they’re together. The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are the highest grossing films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, they ruled the box office right from the weekend they released. Yes, both films had the highest opening weekends in the MCU too!
So, which of the two fared better? You might be inclined to think it was the bigger, badder sequel, but it was actually The Avengers!
2. The Avengers was a bigger hit than Avengers: Age of Ultron. So phase 1 must have done better, right?
Both phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have raked in more money than most big blockbusters combined. However, phase 2 has been much more profitable for the franchise than phase 1!
Each film in phase 1 had an average box office collection of $29,11,15,897, whereas the average for phase 2 is $29,51,70,717. And Ant-Man has only just hit theatres!
3. But who is the most bankable Avenger? According to box office collections, it’s none other than Iron Man a.k.a. Tony Stark.
Stark has been a part of the five highest grossing films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! All the earth’s mightiest heroes appeared in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, Tony Stark has starred in the rest of the top five movies as well – three of which are Iron Man films!
4. But that’s not all for Tony Stark, who is also the star of the most critically acclaimed MCU film (so far)! Iron Man has a Metascore of 79 and a Tomatometer rating of 94%, which are higher than any other film in the franchise!
Iron Man is the most bankable Avenger so far. But is he your favourite? Let us know in the comments!