What a magnificent year it has been for the Marvel. Captain Marvel joined the billion-dollar club, Avengers Endgame became the highest-grossing movie of all time and Far From Home became the first Spider-Man movie to join the billion-dollar club. 2019 is the first year where all Marvel movies joined the billion-dollar club.
The success of Avengers Endgame was inevitable. The movie concluded several characters story arc and bid an emotional farewell to these legends. Avengers Endgame was able to surpass the dominance of James Cameroon Titanic and Avatar. The sequel to Infinity was able to broke Titanic record in just two weeks.
Avengers Endgame took 13 weeks to defeat James Cameroon Avatar. The movie opened with a massive 1.2 billion dollars. However, the movie slowed down at an exponential rate. It was quiet understandable because of its huge opening weekend. The movie broke several records including fastest to billion, fastest to 2 billion, fastest to 2.5 billion and many more.
Avengers Endgame not only helped itself but helped Captain Marvel and Spider-Man Far From Home. Captain Marvel was the appetizer, Endgame was the main course and Far From Home was the desert.
The post-credit scene of Avengers Infinity War was Nick Fury giving Captain Marvel a heads up about the decimation. The curiosity increased among fans on Captain Marvel characters, power and how she ties into Avengers Endgame. If the movie was not coming right after Infinity War and before Endgame the movie would not have made 1.128 billion dollars.
The marketing for Captain Marvel was very aggressive. Despite the trailers not being able to blow fans sock, the marketing created enough buzz among movie fans. There were some fragile cupcakes who were grinding on Brie Larson comments and tried bashing the movie. Despite the vocal minorities backlashes, the movie was able to join the billion the club.
The movie opened with massive 153.4 million dollars in the United States and 456.7 million dollars Worldwide. The movie became the first female-led Superhero movie to join the billion-dollar club. Captain Marvel is currently the second highest-grossing movie of 2019. The success of Captain Marvel has given Marvel chance to make more movies with female-led. “The future is Female” for Phase 4.
Spider-Man Far From Home also had some helped from Avengers Endgame. The movie was set right after Avengers Endgame and Peter Parker was still feeling the survival guilt. He was still mourning the death of Tony Stark and the consequences of decimation.
Nick Fury and Maria Hill were also the part of Spider-Man Far From Home. The first Spider-Man movie had Tony Stark help and the second movie had Endgame. Spider-Man Far From Home officially crossed the billion-dollar mark. Despite being dead, Tony Stark is still the hero at the box office and making an impact in the storyline. I still think there is a way to bring Tony Stark back in MCU.
Spider-Man Far From Home not only concluded Phase 3 but opened a door for a new future. The movie might have done some damage to Tony Stark legacy. Thanks to Avengers Endgame, both Captain Marvel and Far From Home have become a member of billion-dollar club.