With the release of the movie Eternals last week, the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially grosses over $ 9 billion in the United States alone.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially grossed over $ 9 billion in the United States alone. At this point, it’s no secret that the MCU is the biggest blockbuster franchise in Hollywood history. Avengers: Endgame was (beforeAvatar reissue) the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing over $ 858 million at the domestic box office and a gargantuan sum of $ 2.7 billion in total. Including End of Game, the MCU brought nine different films into the billion dollar club, and before the Covid-19 pandemic, five of the last six Marvel films had done so (with the one exception being Ant-Man and the Wasp).
As with most things, Marvel’s box office changed dramatically after the pandemic began. The global box office works for both Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings are well below previous Marvel entries, with Black Widow earning a total of $ 379 million ($ 183 million domestic) and Shang-Chi collecting $ 430 million ($ 223 million national). However, Black Widow is still the third highest grossing film of the year in the United States while Shang-Chi holds the first place. The latest release from Marvel Studios, that of Chloe Zhao Eternals, is currently doing strong business, but its opening of $ 71 million is lower than the previous two MCU releases this year. Despite Eternals not performing as well as some had hoped, the film pushed the MCU past another box office milestone.
According to a new report from Forbes, Eternals took in $ 5.25 million in domestic revenue on Tuesday, pushing the MCU above the $ 9 billion mark at the U.S. box office. The film has now totaled $ 80.8 million nationally in five days, roughly the same Black Widow done in his first three. Although the Eternals Domestic box office could be Marvel’s lowest since The ant Man in 2015 he still had the fourth highest opening of the year behind Venom: let there be carnage, Black Widow, and Shang-Chi.
When it comes to the MCU’s overall box office, it’s no surprise that the franchise has crossed that threshold, as Eternals is the 26th Marvel Studios film in the past 13 years. The studio is producing hit after hit and is now at a point where they typically release at least three films in a year, with box office hits almost universally. To add a bit of perspective, we had to wait for the studio’s 5th film (Captain America: The First Avenger) that they have crossed the billion dollar mark nationally. Now, on average, the MCU typically adds an additional $ 1 billion to its US total every two or three films.
Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe was supposed to pass the $ 9 billion mark nationally at some point, it’s incredibly impressive nonetheless. The superhero studio has become Hollywood’s biggest juggernaut, and with a list of upcoming films, including Spider-Man: No Path Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it probably won’t take too long for the franchise to break through the $ 10 billion mark.
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