How much money will the movies that make up Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe make at the worldwide box office? Well-known financial site Motley Fool is predicting that Marvel Studios will rake in over $5 billion at the worldwide box office with the five films that make up Phase 2. Here’s the rational behind their prediction.
According to Motley Fool, the six films that made up Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe made $5 billion at the worldwide box office. However, their math might be just a little off on this one, as according to Box Office Mojo, those six films only made $3.8 billion at the box office.
The second point that Motley Fool makes is that the Phase 2 films will vastly out earn the comparable Phase 1 films, and there are some pretty good indications that they are right on this prediction. Iron Man 3 kicked off Phase 2 as the highest earning Iron Man film yet, bringing in $1.2 billion at the box office.
The third point that Motley Fool makes is that the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series could help build momentum for the remaining four Phase 2 films. It’s a solid argument, because essentially Marvel Studios is getting a one hour a week ad for their films on ABC. If the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is the hit that many expect, it could bring in even more viewers for Marvel Studios films.
While Motley Fool didn’t try to break down what each remaining film would make to reach the $5 billion, we thought it would be fun to take a stab at it. Here’s our own predictions: Avengers: Age Of Ultron = $2 billion, Thor: The Dark World = $700 million, Captain: America The Winter Soldier = $600 million, and Guardians Of The Galaxy = $700 million. Adding in the $1.2 billion from Iron Man 3, the five Phase 2 films would make $5.2 billion at the worldwide box office if our predictions come true.