What Marvel Just Did Has Never Been Done Before
There may not be an Avengers movie out until 2015, but all still looks rosy for Marvel Comics - 2014 looks set to be their greatest year to date. For the first time ever, three movies originating from a single creative source are sitting atop the worldwide box office charts for the year to date - all of them Marvel.
What’s all the more fascinating is that the three films come from three different studios - but all bear that distinctive Marvel seal. So far, Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads the way with $709.3 million worldwide, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 close behind on $690 million, and the more recently released X-Men: Days of Future Past on $500.2 million.
The three are also the only films to break $500 million worldwide so far this year - and with Guardians of the Galaxy set for release in August, there’s a very real possibility that the year’s box office will be defined by Marvel Comics.