Marvel Cinematic Universe Breaks $11 Billion Worldwide

MarvelThanks to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 which has already been released in several international markets, the Marvel cinematic universe has now grossed over $11 billion at the global box office.

The universe which kicked off with Iron Man back in 2008 has now taken a total of $4.2 billion domestically with both Avengers films, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War leading the pack of the 15-installments to the MCU which has grossed in total $11,015,200,000 worldwide.

In its first weekend internationally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 made a total of $101.2 million ahead of its domestic debut this Friday. Early tracking reports suggest the film could open with $150 million in the states. The first film saw an opening weekend of $94,320,883 million.

After the Guardians sequel, the MCU will continue this summer with Spider-Man: Homecoming which features Tom Holland in his first solo outing as the web-slinger introduced last year in Captain America: Civil War and then again later this fall with Thor: Ragnarok directed by Taika Waititi. In 2018, the entire MCU thus far will culminate in Avengers: Infinity War when both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy take on The Mad Titan Thanos.

Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kurt Russell.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters this Friday, May 5. You can check out our review here.

Source: Comicbook

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • Marquis de Sade

    …and according to dceu’s #1 fangurl, Kieran, MCU’S $11 BILLION still pales in comparison to dceu’s $2.2+ billion.

    • Marquis DC Sade

      Did you just compare three DCEU films to fifteen MCU films dollar store Marquis? C’mon my boy, you’re sharper then that.

      • Axxell

        You’re right…we can only compare DC’s 22 films to Marvel’s 15 films:

        DC: $8.2B

        Marvel: $11B

        Good catch.

        • Marquis DC Sade

          Once again Axx-hole your ignorance astounds. You want to lump decades of DC films into one pile? Can we lump every sh*tty Marvel film in with the MCU? We are comparing the current franchises… DCEU/MCU, use some common sense for once.

          • Axxell

            We COULD add on every other Marvel movie to the total count…but that wouldn’t help your argument, as unfair as it is to compare almost 40 years of DC movies against 10 years of Marvel directed ones…

            U mad? LOL!

          • Marquis DC Sade

            The MCU JUST hit 11 billion with fifteen movies, the DCEU is already at 2.3 with only three. What are you not understanding?

          • Axxell

            Yes you do; that’s why you try so hard to pretend WB is a newbie in the comic book movie business.

            Can’t have it both ways, bro; you don’t compare a 2017 Tesla Model 3 to a 2010 Chevy Volt, you compare them by year. If you want to compare current franchises you compare them periodically based on the time the current franchise’s titles were released (by which did better each year).

            Do I have to tell you who that ended up being for 2016?


          • Marquis DC Sade

            You’re the idiot who brought up every DC film ever made which goes back to 1966. Not considering the difference in ticket prices or the growth of the Chinese market…not using any logical thought as usual. Once again, I’m comparing the shared universes…DCEU (2013-)/MCU (2008-). I think that is a fair comparison.

          • Axxell

            I was comparing the studios’ own performances in comic book films, not the franchises, you dolt.

            And like I said, so far Marvel is still kicking DC Films’ äss every year…

          • Marquis DC Sade

            You replied to my OP, where I clearly compared the CURRENT franchises. You shouldn’t just reply because you need to scream at someone about something, seek therapy Axx-hole

          • Axxell

            Let’s compare who does better currently then…Fine by me:

            – 2016

            Marvel: $1,831 M
            DCCU: $1,618 M

            – 2015

            Marvel: $1,924 M
            DCCU: $0 M

            – 2014

            Marvel: $1,487 M
            DCCU: $0 M

            – 2013

            Marvel: $1,859 M
            DCCU: $668 M

          • Marquis DC Sade

            You can’t be that stupid, 2016 is the only year where they went head-to-head. Meaning two DCEU films versus two MCU films. Marvel designed Avengers XL (CW) to match or best BvS and won 2016 as a result. Turns out they didn’t even need to after BvS’s reviews…but they got shook.

            Marvel Studios will now be producing three films a year for the foreseeable future. WB/DC will produce, maybe, two. Basic math will tell you why they can’t be fairly compared yearly.The total gross of the first three DCEU films versus the first three MCU and so on, these are fair comparisons.

          • Axxell

            LOL! So wait…Because DC can’t keep up with Marvel, then it’s “not fair”?! Ha-Ha! It takes them longer to produce something of average quality…and we can’t compare that to it’s contemporary films? Man, that’s sad…

    • Keiran S-C

      wow i must of reallyy! touched a nerve with this guy, big time haha. I said, as he knows full well, dceu made over 2 billion in 3 films were as it took the mcu 5 to do so and this is from a conversation were he started talking about who has earnt more when it had nothing to do with my original comment xD brilliant.

      i love the fact im being whinged about in articles i haven’t even commented on aha

      • Keiran S-C

        mcu diehards logic right there xD

        • Ruben C Barron

          You can’t accurately compare Man of Steel (Superman’s 6th film overall) to Iron Man in terms of what they earned. They weren’t on equal footing in terms of popularity of even brand awareness. Iron man was barely known outside the comic community while Superman had been around in in films for nearly 40 years along with multiple live tv shows. Iron Man had a 90s animated tv show. If you really want to compare, just ask if Superman has ever crossed $1 billion in a solo film. How about teamed up with Batman, did he make a billion? Man of Steel barely beat what Doctor Strange made. Let’s not act like Marvel Studios didn’t have to build their brand from the ground up with this cinematic universe. DC was coming off the success of the Nolan films and came out with that turd of a movie Green Lantern. Don’t act as if Marvel didn’t lay the foundation and create the market for what DC is now doing.

          • Keiran S-C

            i never wanted to talk about money xD thats the fun part my original comment was concerning the general tone of how the media reports on the DCEU compared to how they do with the MCU. This guy twisted it into a ,money matters more than quality, discussion.

            Logan made $607 yet id call that one of the best superhero movies to date, second to Man of Steel in my books yet both didnt come close to a billion. Wolverine is probably the most well known character today in superhero movies having been around since 2000 and starred in 7 films plus his cameo in first class, he should be the biggest money maker in the subgenre yet his biggest and best film only just crossed IM1 and didnt managed to surpass MoS.

            Money is not a reliable way to judge quality hence why the “oh he didnt make a billion so he sucks” argument is invalid. A number of the mcu films i would rate close if not on par with GL, AoU for example has to be one of the worst superhero films ive seen yet it crossed a billion easily, they shot a speedster to death in it and had his final words be a joke… and it managed to cross a billion…

            Target audience change, general audience preferences change meaning for a time the more serious plots and character driven superhero movies are more popular as they were around the time the x-men, blade even bales movies were coming out and comedy/actions dont do as well such as Green Lantern(which was a bad film either way), nowadays however the more upbeat action/comedies earn alot more than the much better directed and performed movies do such as Logan or MoS. I mean can you imagine Deadpool coming out a decade or 2 ago? no because their was no audience for that kind of mature/comedy superhero movie or atleast not a big or vocal one, but logan or MoS would fit in perfectly.
            Now the majority of the general audience want to see lighthearted comedies with a rather unimpressive narrative and would rather focus on the funny fights and the mustache twirling bad guys instead of the compelling emotional superheros like Logan or MoS.
            Thats why SS can earn more than a superman movie.