Marvel Films Reportedly Account for 30% of Total Box Office in 2021
What is perhaps the most dominant, interconnected, film franchise of all time has once again proven its incontestable status with a recent story that states Marvel films reportedly account for 30% of the total box office in 2021.
It has been a horrid few years for the film industry; with 2020 bringing a global pandemic that nearly decimated the market base for an activity-dependent on social interaction, there was little room for growth in a year so dedicated to people quarantined for their own safety.
Even the biggest film companies on the planet were not safe from these harrowing realities, as Marvel had to place every 2020 MCU project on the backburner, shifting their schedule to accommodate an endangering circumstance.
2021 represented a major time for change, adaptability, and a return to form for many of those same studios; as audiences showed a willingness to come out in certain qualities and reengage with this incredible medium.
The year stood out, however, as ultimately an incredible bounce back for Marvel Studios; there was some trial and error involved- specifically in the failed dual distribution model of Black Widow- but films like Shang-Chi and the record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home showed a clear return.
What is remarkable, however, is just how much Marvel’s return seems to have meant to the film industry as a whole.
According to the media news site, The Wrap, Marvel films reportedly account for 30% of the total box office in 2021.
This is even more incredible considering that Marvel was able to release a total of 5 films this year, the aforementioned Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Eternals, and the Sony helmed Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Due to the continued censorship issues in China, Marvel’s total box office dominance is only relative to domestic earnings, but still, place the company in rarified air.
The five films combined, Marvel films made a whopping $1.35 billion in North America in 2021; which accumulates to 30% of the overall $4.45 billion in total ticket sales last year.
With a continued Phase Four slate that rivals 2021 films, it doesn’t appear Marvel is in any position to slow down at all.
And we cannot wait to see what’s in store.