When Marvel Studios first started making movies, it was a risky move. Because not only is the superhero genre a brand new addition to the film industry, but also the skeptical minds of people who wonder how ridiculous it will be if a comic character – with their ridiculous and often unexplainable logic – will be adapted to the big screen.
And now they have the most successful movie franchise in Hollywood history! But there were so many things that made this happen. For one thing, these weren’t just superhero movies…they were also very comic book-based and grounded in reality. They also had some low-level directors and cast with arguably small influence in the industry. Plus, they wanted to make more than one film at the same time which is unheard of for any studio. And finally (and probably most importantly), Marvel Studios films are expensive.
Marvel Studios have taken a chance on making superheroes relevant again by introducing them to the modern world. These are characters who are human with real problems – most notably alcoholism, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
One of the most common concerns about Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they are too disconnected from each other – even though this was done purposely by Kevin Feige. And now, the fans are craving crossovers between these characters. These crossovers include everything from team-ups to cameos to just one-liners.
Avengers has reached out to audiences not only with its action-packed scenes but also with its memorable lines. Here are some of the most popular ones that fans love quoting!
“We have a Hulk” – Tony Stark/Iron Man
The time when the Avengers teamed up for the first time is one of the most memorable moments in the entire series! And Tony Stark’s clever remark just reminds everyone that they have a lot to be afraid of.
“I am always angry” – Bruce Banner/The Hulk
This line made an impact because it shows how much anger exists inside The Hulk and how it’s nearly impossible for him to control it. So even though Tony Stark is the one who said it, we all know that this line belongs to The Hulk!
Those memorable catchphrases are real evidence of how popular Marvel movies are, and many of them have been in the top list of some of the highest-grossing movies of all time across all genres. Here, we will have a look at five of the highest-grossing films that Marvel Studios created.
5. Black Panther (2018)
Total domestic gross: $700,059,566
Total worldwide gross: $1,346,913,161
This movie tells the story of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) defending the sanctity of the kingdom of Wakanda. It is the third highest-grossing film domestically of all time. Directed by Ryan Coogler, which successfully delivers a flawless blend of the superhero genre with fantasy and drama, also with gorgeous music of a Ludwig Göransson and Kendrick Lamar-produced soundtrack.
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Total domestic gross: $459,005,868
Total worldwide gross: $1,405,403,694
This movie took us all by surprise as it managed to rank higher than Black Panther on the worldwide charts. As a matter of fact, it’s the eighth highest-grossing film worldwide of all time. The main plot of this movie is about the Avengers facing a threat of Ultron — an AI which was unintentionally created by Bruce Banner and Tony — from destroying the world.
3. The Avengers (2012)
Total domestic gross: $623,357,910
Total worldwide gross: $1,518,812,988
This is the first of the Avengers movies in the MCU, and it was the highest-grossing film of 2012. The popularity of this movie is due to the main plot of this movie where the team comes together for the first time to defeat Loki with the help of Nick Fury. The original members of the Avengers consisted only of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain America, along with Black Widow and Hawkeye.
2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Total domestic gross: $678,815,482
Total worldwide gross: $2,048,359,754
Avengers: Infinity War is the second highest-grossing superhero movie of all time. Here, the Avengers and the many other superheroes come together again to try and save the world from being eliminated in half by the mad titan Thanos.
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Total domestic gross: $854,216,193
Total worldwide gross: $2,790,216,193
This is the second part of the Infinity Saga finale, which directly begins where Infinity War left off. This film is so important for the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it brings the final closure for all of the original members of the Avengers. With such an important agenda in mind, this movie managed to break the records before it was even released. Fandango announced that presales for the upcoming film sold five times the number of tickets that Avengers: Infinity War did over the same period in 2018. It went on to achieve the highest opening weekend gross worldwide and become the highest-grossing movie of all time.