The 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies at the Box Office

The 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies at the Box Office

Here is how the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies did at the worldwide and U.S. box office, ranked in order of global performance.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Release Date 2018-07-04
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Director: Tim Heidecker / Tim Heidecker / Stars: Paul Rudd  /  Evangeline Lilly  /  Michael Douglas

Summary: As Scott Lang awaits expiration of his term of house detention, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym involve him in a scheme to rescue Mrs. van Dyne from the micro-universe into which she has fallen, while two groups of schemers converge on them with intentions of stealing Dr. Pym's inventions.

The Incredible Hulk

Release Date 2008-06-12
Rating : 6.1 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Marvel Studios / Director: Susan Marucci / Susan Marucci / Stars: Edward Norton  /  Liv Tyler  /  Tim Roth

Summary: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with a new, deadly foe.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date 2011-07-22
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Viacom Productions / Director: Chris Evans / Chris Evans / Stars: Chris Evans  /  Hugo Weaving  /  Tommy Lee Jones

Summary: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

Thor

Release Date 2011-04-21
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Director: Kenneth Branagh / Kenneth Branagh / Stars: Chris Hemsworth  /  Natalie Portman  /  Tom Hiddleston

Summary: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Ant-Man

Release Date 2015-07-14
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Walter Gasparovic / Walter Gasparovic / Stars: Paul Rudd  /  Michael Douglas  /  Evangeline Lilly

Summary: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Iron Man

Release Date 2008-04-30
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Peter Billingsley / Peter Billingsley / Stars: Robert Downey Jr.  /  Terrence Howard  /  Jeff Bridges

Summary: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Iron Man 2

Release Date 2010-04-28
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Scarlett Johansson / Scarlett Johansson / Stars: Robert Downey Jr.  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  Don Cheadle

Summary: With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

Thor: The Dark World

Release Date 2013-10-29
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Benicio del Toro / Benicio del Toro / Stars: Chris Hemsworth  /  Natalie Portman  /  Tom Hiddleston

Summary: Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Doctor Strange

Release Date 2016-10-25
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Director: Jo Beckett / Jo Beckett / Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch  /  Chiwetel Ejiofor  /  Rachel McAdams

Summary: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Release Date 2014-03-20
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Scarlett Johansson / Scarlett Johansson / Stars: Chris Evans  /  Samuel L. Jackson  /  Scarlett Johansson

Summary: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date 2014-07-30
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Moving Picture Company (MPC) / Director: Benicio del Toro / Benicio del Toro / Stars: Chris Pratt  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Dave Bautista

Summary: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

Thor: Ragnarok

Release Date 2017-10-25
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo / Stars: Chris Hemsworth  /  Tom Hiddleston  /  Mark Ruffalo

Summary: Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Release Date 2017-04-19
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Marvel Studios / Director: Guillermo del Toro / Guillermo del Toro / Stars: Chris Pratt  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Dave Bautista

Summary: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Release Date 2017-07-05
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Sony Pictures Entertainment / Director: Janine Gosselin / Janine Gosselin / Stars: Tom Holland  /  Robert Downey Jr.  /  Michael Keaton

Summary: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

Captain America: Civil War

Release Date 2016-04-27
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Studio Babelsberg / Marvel Studios / Director: David de Vries / David de Vries / Stars: Chris Evans  /  Robert Downey Jr.  /  Scarlett Johansson

Summary: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Iron Man 3

Release Date 2013-04-18
Rating : 6.8 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo / Stars: Robert Downey Jr.  /  Gwyneth Paltrow  /  Don Cheadle

Summary: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Black Panther

Release Date 2018-02-13
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Ryan Coogler / Ryan Coogler / Stars: Chadwick Boseman  /  Andy Serkis  /  Michael B. Jordan

Summary: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release Date 2015-04-22
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Prime Focus / Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo / Stars: Robert Downey Jr.  /  Chris Hemsworth  /  Mark Ruffalo

Summary: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

The Avengers

Release Date 2012-04-25
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo / Stars: Robert Downey Jr.  /  Chris Evans  /  Mark Ruffalo

Summary: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Avengers: Infinity War

Release Date 2018-04-25
Rating : 8.4 Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Director: Mark Ruffalo / Mark Ruffalo / Stars: Robert Downey Jr.  /  Chris Evans  /  Chris Hemsworth

Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.