Marvel Cinematic Universe Films Cross $4 Billion at Box Office in 2018, ‘Avengers,’ ‘Black Panther’ Top

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Ant-Man and the Wasp has pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe  over the $4 Billion mark at the worldwide box office in 2018.

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Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ three releases this year — Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp — have emerged in the top ten films of 2018 so far, in first, second, and seventh place, respectively.

 

Crossover event film Infinity War leads with $2.046 billion worldwide, trailed by Black Panther at $1.34 billion. Ant-Man and the Wasp has pulled in a solid $610 million worldwide, putting the Ant-Man followup within range of other lower-end MCU projects like Doctor Strange ($677m) and Thor sequel The Dark World ($644m).

 

Infinity War is the first superhero film to earn more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office and is just the fourth film in history to accomplish the feat, behind only James Cameron-directed heavyweights Avatar ($2.78b) and Titanic ($2.18b), and Disney’s own Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06b).

Domestically, Black Panther ranks first with $700 million — only the third film in history to reach that milestone, after Avatar ($760m) and The Force Awakens ($936m) — topping the second place Infinity War, which earned $678 million of its haul domestically.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Walt Disney Studios; Marvel Comics
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