Marvel Motion pictures Accounted for 30% of the Home Field Workplace for 2021


The MCU remains to be the film trade’s greatest money cow, and final yr was no exception. Whereas 2021 was slower yr when it comes to field workplace income, Marvel motion pictures nonetheless raked within the money, accounting for practically a 3rd of ticket gross sales in North America.

In numbers reported by The Wrap, Marvel’s share of the North American field workplace in 2021 was an astounding 30%. This contains income from the 5 Marvel motion pictures launched final yr: Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, and Spider-Man: No Manner Residence, together with Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage. In 2018, MCU motion pictures claimed 18% of the home field workplace complete.

Spider-Man particularly is smashing the field workplace, reaching $611 million, reaching the highest ten highest-grossing movies ever in North America. The movie is just a few million {dollars} away from passing Star Wars: The Final Jedi and The Avengers.

Disney launched Black Widow, its first new theatrical launch for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, day and date on Disney Plus, which led to star Scarlett Johansson suing Disney over an alleged contract breach. Since then, all subsequent MCU motion pictures have launched solely in theaters. Even amongst COVID-19 considerations all through the final yr, the Marvel motion pictures have nonetheless introduced in a ton of revenue.

The identical cannot be mentioned for different theatrical releases, nevertheless. In accordance with numbers from Field Workplace Mojo, 2021 as an entire introduced in roughly $4.5 billion on the home field workplace. Whereas that is considerably higher than 2020’s $2.1 billion, its a far cry from the final pre-pandemic yr, 2019, the place the field workplace hauled in $11.3 billion. So, whereas Marvel motion pictures are definitely performing, it appears different, lower-profile releases aren’t faring the storm practically as effectively.

Regardless when you’re completely satisfied about Marvel’s runaway success, or involved for the well being of the remainder of the film trade, the Marvel prepare is not slowing down anytime quickly. 2022 seems to be a giant yr for MCU sequels, with Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally all due out this yr. For extra, try what to anticipate from Marvel in 2022.

Logan Plant is a contract author for IGN. You’ll find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.


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