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The Highest-Grossing Movies in the Marvel Universe

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Marvel seems to be the gift that keeps on giving for movie makers and audiences alike. There’s even a collective term for the gift — the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) — that describes superhero films produced by Marvel Studios, based on characters from Marvel comics. 

24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of the Marvel movies that did best at the box office, and the numbers are staggering. Some of these movies made more money than the gross domestic products of some countries, with nine of them bringing in more than a billion dollars. 

It can be difficult to keep track of Marvel’s prolific output, with all the individual superheroes, teams, and sagas. To make things harder, characters have been played by different actors. For example, Tobey Maguire played Peter Parker in the Spider-Man trilogy from 2002 to 2007; Andrew Garfield played him in the Amazing Spider-Man duology; and Tom Holland starred in the most recent movies. Click here for 25 sequels that are much better than the original movie.

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Our list is dominated by Avengers movies, which feature such popular characters as Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor, holding the top four places on this list. This series began with “The Avengers” in 2012 and has gone from strength to strength. “Avengers: Infinity War,” released in 2018, grossed $2 billion. “Avengers: Endgame,” released in 2019, topped that with $2.80 billion, becoming the second highest-grossing movie of all time — after “Avatar.” These are the 50 top-grossing movies of all time.

To determine which Marvel movies did best at the box office, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data for films produced by Marvel Studios from The Numbers, an online movie database owned by consulting firm Nash Information Services. Movies were ranked based on the total worldwide box office as of June 2021. In addition to box office data, information on production budget, distributor, and cast also came from The Numbers. 

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49. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
> Worldwide box office: $10.2 million (#5,410 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $8.1 million (#5,358 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $35 million (#1,642 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Lionsgate
> Starring: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

“Punisher: War Zone” is a reboot rather than a sequel to 2004’s “The Punisher.” It got generally bad reviews and was a box-office bomb.

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48. The New Mutants (2020)
> Worldwide box office: $44.6 million (#2,677 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $23.9 million (#3,255 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $67 million (#787 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga

In “The New Mutants,” the 13th and final installment in the X-Men series, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves. It was released in August 2020 after many delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It got mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office.

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47. The Punisher (2004)
> Worldwide box office: $54.5 million (#2,371 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $33.7 million (#2,534 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $33 million (#1,784 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Lionsgate
> Starring: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

This is a vigilante action film whose central character is a psychologically troubled anti-hero named Frank Castle, who battles villain Howard Saint.

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46. Elektra (2005)
> Worldwide box office: $56.8 million (#2,311 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $24.4 million (#3,217 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $65 million (#793 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

A spin-off from the 2003 film “Daredevil,” “Elektra” stars Jennifer Garner as the title character — an assassin who must protect a man and his prodigy daughter from another assassin.

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45. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
> Worldwide box office: $149.2 million (#1,106 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $51.8 million (#1,672 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $57 million (#992 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido

“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” is a standalone sequel to the 2007 movie “Ghost Rider” and once again Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider. It got worse reviews than the original movie but did well at the box office.

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44. Fantastic Four (2015)
> Worldwide box office: $167.8 million (#957 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $56.1 million (#1,528 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $. million (#. most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

This is the third and final Fantastic Four movie to be produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox and a reboot of the franchise. The team must learn to use their superhuman abilities to save Earth from a friend turned enemy.

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43. Daredevil (2003)
> Worldwide box office: $182.8 million (#868 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $102.5 million (#709 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $80 million (#558 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan

“Daredevil” stars Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights for justice in the courtroom and on the streets as a masked vigilante. Jennifer Garner plays his love interest. Affleck and Garner married in real life in 2005 (they divorced 13 years later).

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42. Hulk (2003)
> Worldwide box office: $245.0 million (#617 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $132.2 million (#470 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $137 million (#236 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Universal
> Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and directed by Ang Lee, this film explores Bruce Banner’s origins and his transformation into the Hulk after a lab accident involving gamma radiation. It made $245 million worldwide and was one of the highest-grossing films of 2003.

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41. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
> Worldwide box office: $246.4 million (#610 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $65.8 million (#1,264 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

“Dark Phoenix” is a sequel to 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Mutant Jean Grey struggles to control her powers and emotions as childhood trauma causes her to become mentally unstable and consumed by rage, turning her into the Phoenix.

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40. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
> Worldwide box office: $265.6 million (#555 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $134.8 million (#454 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $137.5 million (#235 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Universal
> Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Described as a “requel” — a reboot and a sequel — to 2003’s “Hulk,” this iteration of the story stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, who goes on the run from the military while attempting to cure himself of the condition that turns him into the Hulk.

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39. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
> Worldwide box office: $289.5 million (#502 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $131.9 million (#473 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $120 million (#298 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

In this sequel to “Fantastic Four” the superheros confront and later join forces with the Silver Surfer to save Earth from the planet-eating Galactus. It was only the second live-action Marvel film to receive a PG rating after the ill-fated “Howard the Duck.”

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38. X-Men (2000)
> Worldwide box office: $296.9 million (#487 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $157.3 million (#347 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $75 million (#646 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

“X-Men” is the 2000 superhero movie with an ensemble cast that kicked off the series. It’s the story of a world where some people are mutants whose superhuman powers make them distrusted by normal human beings.

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37. Fantastic Four (2005)
> Worldwide box office: $333.1 million (#409 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $154.7 million (#357 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $87.5 million (#505 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba

This was the second live-action Fantastic Four movie. A previous effort was a B movie made by Roger Corman that went unreleased. A team of astronauts gain superpowers due to cosmic radiation and use them to fight their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.

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36. X-Men: First Class (2011)
> Worldwide box office: $355.4 million (#368 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $146.4 million (#390 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $160 million (#146 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

“First Class” is set in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It tells the story of Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto and the origins of the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants as they battle a supremacist bent on nuclear war.

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35. Marvel Studios’ Captain America: the First Avenger (2011)
> Worldwide box office: $370.6 million (#333 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $176.7 million (#273 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $140 million (#218 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Paramount Pictures
> Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

During World War II, Steve Rogers, a weakling played by Chris Evans, is transformed into the super-soldier Captain America and must stop the Red Skull from achieving world domination.

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34. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
> Worldwide box office: $374.8 million (#328 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $179.9 million (#262 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $150 million (#168 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

As the title suggests, this is the origin story of James Logan/Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. It deals with his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed and his service in the special forces team Weapon X.

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33. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $375.7 million (#326 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $190.2 million (#232 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $90 million (#457 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a computer-animated movie featuring the character Miles Morales in an alternative setting called the “Spider-Verse.” It tells how Morales becomes the new Spider-Man and joins other Spider-People to save New York City from the Kingpin.

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32. The Wolverine (2013)
> Worldwide box office: $416.5 million (#279 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $132.6 million (#467 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $115 million (#317 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

The sixth installment in the X-Men series, this is the second of the Wolverine films after “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and a spin-off/sequel to “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Wolverine must battle deadly samurai without his healing powers following Jean Grey’s death.

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31. Thor (2011)
> Worldwide box office: $449.3 million (#250 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $181.0 million (#257 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $150 million (#168 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Paramount Pictures
> Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

“Thor” stars Chris Hemsworth as the title character alongside an ensemble cast that includes Anthony Hopkins. Thor is banished from Asgard and stripped of his powers and his hammer Mjölnir, and becomes a defender on Earth.

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30. Ant-Man (2015)
> Worldwide box office: $518.9 million (#201 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $180.2 million (#259 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $130 million (#251 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

A comedy as well as a superhero movie, “Ant Man” It stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who has a super-suit that makes him shrink in size but increase in strength. He must help his mentor Hank Pym pull off a heist that will save the world.

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29. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
> Worldwide box office: $542.5 million (#185 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $155.4 million (#351 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $178 million (#102 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

In this movie, the X-Men battle the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, who plans to wipe out civilization and take over the world after being inadvertently revived.

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28. Iron Man (2008)
> Worldwide box office: $585.2 million (#165 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $318.6 million (#74 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $186 million (#82 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Paramount Pictures
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

“Iron Man” was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Jon Favreau, it stars Robert Downey Jr. as world-famous industrialist and master engineer Tony Stark. Following his escape from a terrorist group, he builds a mechanized suit of armor and becomes the eponymous superhero.

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27. Logan (2017)
> Worldwide box office: $614.2 million (#154 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $226.3 million (#161 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $127 million (#272 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

“Logan” is the third and final installment in the Wolverine trilogy. The aged Wolverine and an extremely ill Charles Xavier defend a young mutant named Laura from the villainous Reavers.

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26. Iron Man 2 (2010)
> Worldwide box office: $621.2 million (#150 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $312.4 million (#80 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $170 million (#124 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Paramount Pictures
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

In the sequel to “Iron Man,” Tony Stark uses his special suit for peaceful purposes even though the palladium core is harming his health, and resists calls from the government to hand over the technology. Meanwhile, Russian scientist Ivan Vanko is using his own version of the technology to pursue a vendetta against Stark’s family.

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25. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $623.1 million (#148 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $216.6 million (#178 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $130 million (#251 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

In the sequel to “Ant-Man” the superhero joins forces with the Wasp to retrieve Janet van Dyne from the Quantum Realm.

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24. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
> Worldwide box office: $644.6 million (#140 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $206.4 million (#201 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $150 million (#168 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Thor teams up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves in an adventure that will reunite him with Dr. Jane Foster.

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23. Doctor Strange (2016)
> Worldwide box office: $676.4 million (#126 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $232.6 million (#152 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $165 million (#138 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

In “Doctor Strange” Benedict Cumberbatch plays Stephen Strange, who learns the mystic arts from a sorcerer after a car crash ends his career as a neurosurgeon.

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22. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
> Worldwide box office: $709.0 million (#115 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $202.9 million (#207 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti

This is the sequel to 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the final movie in The Amazing Spider-Man series. Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, tries to have a friendship with Gwen Stacy as he investigates his parents’ murder and battles the supervillain Electro.

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21. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
> Worldwide box office: $714.4 million (#113 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $259.7 million (#119 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $170 million (#124 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

In this sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Captain America joins forces with Black Widow and Falcon to expose a conspiracy within the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. He faces an adversary known as the Winter Soldier, who turns out to be his childhood friend Bucky Barnes.

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20. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
> Worldwide box office: $757.9 million (#102 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $262.0 million (#115 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $220 million (#31 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

“The Amazing Spider-Man” stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. He gains superpowers after being bitten by a genetically altered spider and must save his city from the Lizard.

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19. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
> Worldwide box office: $770.9 million (#97 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $333.7 million (#66 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $170 million (#124 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, and a group of extraterrestrial criminals go on the run after stealing a powerful artifact.

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18. Deadpool (2016)
> Worldwide box office: $784.2 million (#95 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $363.1 million (#51 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $58 million (#977 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Both a comedy and a superhero action movie, “Deadpool” stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a former special forces operative with terminal cancer. He acquires mutant abilities and physical scars to become the antihero Deadpool.

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17. Deadpool 2 (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $786.5 million (#94 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $324.6 million (#71 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $110 million (#329 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: 20th Century Fox
> Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

In this sequel to “Deadpool,” the hero forms the X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable, a cybernetic soldier from the future.

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16. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
> Worldwide box office: $794.7 million (#88 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $373.5 million (#46 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Two years after the events of “Spider-Man,” Peter Parker tries to balance his superhero and private lives. He ends up battling villainous scientist Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Dr. Octopus, who aims to recreate a fusion-based experiment that could destroy New York City.

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15. Spider-Man (2002)
> Worldwide box office: $821.7 million (#80 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $403.7 million (#36 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $139 million (#232 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

“Spider-Man” is the first installment in the Spider-Man trilogy. It stars Tobey Maguire as outcast teen genius Peter Parker, who develops remarkable abilities after being bitten by a genetically altered spider.

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14. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
> Worldwide box office: $850.5 million (#76 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $315.1 million (#79 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $180 million (#92 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

In “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor must escape the planet Sakaar in order to save Asgard from Hela, Goddess of Death, and the Ragnarok, a series of cataclysmic events.

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13. Venom (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $853.5 million (#75 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $213.5 million (#188 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $116 million (#316 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

In “Venom,” failed investigative journalist Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, gains superpowers after bonding with an alien symbiote whose species plans to invade Earth.

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12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
> Worldwide box office: $869.1 million (#72 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $389.8 million (#41 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

“In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while helping Peter Quill learn more about his mysterious parentage.

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11. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
> Worldwide box office: $880.2 million (#67 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $334.2 million (#64 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $175 million (#106 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

In “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Peter Parker has to balance high school life with being a superhero, while confronting a criminal arms dealer called the Vulture.

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10. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
> Worldwide box office: $894.9 million (#61 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $336.5 million (#60 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $258 million (#15 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

“Spider-Man 3” is the final installment in this trilogy, which stars Tobey Maguire. Spider-Man battles a trio of villains and faces a new challenge when he bonds with a strange entity from another world that increases his abilities but brings out his less-pleasant side.

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9. Captain Marvel (2019)
> Worldwide box office: $1.1 billion (25 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $426.8 million (#25 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $175 million (#106 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law

Set in 1995, this is the story of Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, who becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught up in a conflict between two alien civilizations.

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8. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
> Worldwide box office: $1.1 billion (24 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $390.5 million (#40 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $160 million (#146 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Sony Pictures
> Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, is recruited by Nick Fury and Mysterio to battle the Elementals — a group of characters based on the elements of water, earth, air, and fire — while he is on a school trip to Europe.

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7. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
> Worldwide box office: $1.2 billion (22 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $408.1 million (#33 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $250 million (#16 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

In this sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014), the Avengers are divided into two factions, one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark.

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6. Iron Man 3 (2013)
> Worldwide box office: $1.2 billion (20 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $409.0 million (#32 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

In “Iron Man 3,” Tony Stark battles a terrorist called the Mandarin. It ends with his suits of armor being destroyed, but he knows he will always be Iron Man.

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5. Black Panther (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $1.3 billion (12 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $700.1 million (#04 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $200 million (#43 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira

“Black Panther” is a superhero story set in the mythical African kingdom of Wakanda. It stars Chadwick Boseman, who sadly died in 2020, as T’Challa/Black Panther, who is challenged as ruler by Killmonger. The movie received numerous accolades for its strong characterizations.

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4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
> Worldwide box office: $1.4 billion (11 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $459.0 million (#20 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $365 million (#03 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the sequel to 2012’s “The Avengers.” Tony Stark and his team reassemble to battle the evil Ultron.

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3. The Avengers (2012)
> Worldwide box office: $1.5 billion (09 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $623.4 million (#08 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $225 million (#26 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

The first of the Avengers movies got a green light following the success of “Iron Man” and brought together an ensemble cast. In the film, Nick Fury and the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. recruit Tony Stark, Thor, and others to stop Thor’s brother Loki from dominating Earth.

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2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
> Worldwide box office: $2.0 billion (05 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $678.8 million (#05 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $300 million (#05 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

In “Infinity War,” the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy unite to prevent Thanos from collecting the six Infinity Stones in an effort to kill half the life in the universe.

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1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
> Worldwide box office: $2.8 billion (02 most out of all movies)
> Domestic box office: $858.4 million (#02 most out of all movies)
> Production budget: $400 million (#01 most out of all movies)
> Distributor: Walt Disney
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

“Endgame” is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and serves as a conclusion to the story up to that point, ending the arcs for several characters. The surviving members of the Avengers and their allies attempt to reverse the destruction caused by Thanos in “Infinity War.”

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