Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has captured the imagination of hundreds of millions of movie lovers all over the world. Here are the 12 highest grossing MCU movies…
12) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
James Gunn returned to deliver the second chapter of Guardians of the Galaxy. After upsetting the Sovereign, Star Lord and the gang are brought to Ego, the living planet, who has a startling revelation. Meanwhile, Nebulae is hell bent on getting her revenge on Gamora.
Worldwide box office in 2017: $869,113,101
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $929,951,018
11) Spider-Man: Homecoming
Following our brief intro to Tom Holland’s webslinger in Captain America Civil War, the likable newcomer was given his own solo adventure in Spider-Man Homecoming. After being given a cool new tech-packed suit by Tony Stark, Spidey begins to hunt down The Vulture – a winged villain who is stealing alien tech from the battle of New York to create dangerous weapon for the black market.
Worldwide box office in 2017: $880,166,350
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $941,777,995
10) Captain Marvel
Hotly anticipated after the Infinity War post-credit scene, Captain Marvel hit screens in 2019. Caught in a war between the Skrull and the Kree, a young woman named Vers ends up crash landing on Earth, where she discovers that she might not be who she thinks she is, and has powers beyond her wildest dreams.
Worldwide box office in 2019: $1,129,727,388
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,163,619,210
9) Spider-Man: Far From Home
Peter Parker is going on a school trip to Europe, where he plans to admit his feelings for MJ. But the plan goes to hell when an Elemental turns up and destroys half of Venice. Mysterio, a powerful hero from the multiverse, turns up to save the day, and Nick Fury employs Peter to help Mysterio fend off another Elemental, which looks set to attack Prague. But is all as it seems?
Worldwide box office in 2019: $1,131,219,645
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,165,156,234
8) Captain America: Civil War
When Wanda accidentally blows up a building full of people, the Sokovia Accords are triggered – once signed, the Avengers will answer to the world’s governments. Whilst Tony Stark is onboard, Steve Rogers is opposed, and two sides quickly form. Things get heated when Stark learns a dark truth about Bucky, and seeks to bring him to justice; but Captain America has other ideas.
Worldwide box office in 2016: $1,151,918,521
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,267,110,373
7) Iron Man 3
A dangerous new villain named The Mandarin starts wreaking havoc on the world. Suffering from PTSD panic attacks following the Battle of New York, can Tony Stark pull it together and save the day?
Worldwide box office in 2013: $1,215,392,272
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,373,393,267
6) Black Panther
Following the death of T’Challa’s father, he is made king of Wakanda and given the mantle of Black Panther – protector of the secretive African nation. Meanwhile, a forgotten son of Wakanda – a dangerous killer – is making his way home, with his eyes set on the throne, and a plan to use Wakanda’s advanced tech to arm persecuted black people around the world.
Worldwide box office in 2018: $1,336,494,321
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,403,319,037
5) Avengers: Age of Ultron
Tony Stark attempts to launch his Ultron Peacekeeping Program, which he describes as a ‘suit of armour around the world,’ but things go drastically wrong when the dangerous AI decides the best way to keep peace is to eradicate the destructive human race. The Avengers assemble once again to take on Ultron’s army of Sentries.
Worldwide box office in 2015: $1,395,316,979
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,548,801,847
4) The Avengers
Thor’s brother Loki arrives on Earth to claim the tesseract, summon an army of Outriders, and rule the planet. But Nick Fury has other plans, and has been building a team of mighty heroes to take down such threats. The team comes together for the first time.
Worldwide box office in 2012: $1,515,100,211
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $1,742,365,243
3) Spider-Man: No Way Home
In a stunning homeage to Spider-Man movies of the past, Tom Holland’s third solo outing as Spidey sees him come up against a series of fan-favourite villains. He even has a little help from a couple of former web-slingers.
Wordwide box office in 2021: $1,811,655,686
2) Avengers: Infinity War
Ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to a head in 2018’s Infinity War. Powerful infinity stones are dotted around the universe and Thanos, the mad Titan, is collecting them together to add to his Infinity Gauntlet. Once he has all six, one snap of his fingers will erase half of all life forms from existence. Can The Avengers stop him?
Worldwide box office in 2018: $2,044,540,523
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $2,146,767,549
1) Avengers: Endgame
Picking up immediately after the devastating events of Infinity War, the Avengers have to find a way of undoing Thanos’ actions, but the mad Titan has destroyed the infinity stones. They plan a daring time heist to collect the infinity stones from the past so that they can bring back everyone that vanished. But will it work?
Worldwide box office in 2019: $2,797,800,564
Adjusted for inflation in 2021: $2,881,734,581
There you have it – the 12 highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe movies!