Sorry, Harry. You lose this round.
Yes, the ever-growing Marvel Universe has achieved yet another superhuman feat: they’ve becoming the best selling franchise ever at the box office, beating out the Harry Potter franchise.
With this weekend’s gross, the MCU has taken in $2.463 billion domestically, which includes Iron Man (2008, $318.4 million), The Incredible Hulk (2008, $134.8 million), Iron Man 2 (2010, ,$312.4 million), Thor (2011, $181 million), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, $176.6 million), Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, $623.3 million), Iron Man 3 (2013, $409 million), Thor: The Dark World (2013, $206.3 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is now at $101.2 million and counting. The eight movies in the Harry Potter franchise earned $2.39 billion during their run between 2002 and 2011.
Of course, adjusted for inflation, the real winner is James Bond. But let’s not dwell on that! Marvel should enjoy their success and hope for more in the future. And “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is amazing, by the way. It leaves even more anticipation for what’s to come.
Source: Movie Web