Industry Insider Claims Only 4 Upcoming MCU Movies Will Hit $1 Billion: Is Brie Larson’s The Marvels on the List?

Can Brie Larson's The Marvels repeat MCU's billion-dollar success story?

Industry Insider Claims Only 4 Upcoming MCU Movies Will Hit $1 Billion: Is Brie Larson's The Marvels on the List?


  • The number of movies earning over $1 billion has substantially reduced post the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania prove that the MCU tag is not enough to reach the billion-dollar mark.
  • Brie Larson's The Marvels might not be among the upcoming films that can reach that mark.
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A mere 53 films have managed to surpass the billion-dollar mark, and that momentum has notably waned since the global COVID-19 pandemic permanently altered the landscape of movie attendance. While many might think The Marvels would make it to that list, an industry insider thinks otherwise.

A still from The Marvels
A still from The Marvels

An insider who goes by the Twitter handle @MyTimeToShineHello claims Deadpool 3, Spider-Man 4, and the two upcoming Avengers installments are undoubtedly poised to achieve billion-dollar status. Beyond those, it’s challenging to foresee any other Marvel movie within the Multiverse Saga reaching that milestone.

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The anticipated impact of Deadpool 3 is unquestionable, yet whether it will achieve the monumental $1 billion benchmark remains uncertain. The R-rated superhero comedy is gearing up to reintroduce Ryan Reynolds as the iconic mercenary, accompanied this time by Hugh Jackman reprising his X-Men role as Wolverine, marking their first collaboration within the MCU.

The previous two Deadpool movies enjoyed substantial success at the box office, setting records for the highest-grossing R-rated films of their time. Although they fell short of the billion-dollar milestone, the addition of Jackman’s star power and the incorporation of the beloved character into Marvel Studios’ interconnected cinematic universe bode well for Deadpool 3, positioning it to chart new territory for the irreverent franchise.

Deadpool 3 set photos
Deadpool 3 set photos

Its R-rating, however, may serve as a limiting factor. Notably, only one R-rated film, Todd Phillips’ Joker, has ever surpassed the $1 billion mark. Achieving this feat would mark a groundbreaking moment for the film industry. Other films to replicate this success could be the fourth installment of Spider-Man, starring Tom Holland, and the two upcoming Avengers films.


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The Marvels Might Not Make It To The List

The reception of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was influenced by the mixed feedback from fans in response to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a film that merely doubled its initial domestic box office earnings, culminating in a total of $214.5 million.

In addition to this, the varied responses to the Disney+ streaming series linked to the franchise have contributed to a decline in the excitement among casual fans. Many have found it increasingly difficult to navigate the intricate narrative threads that have seemingly woven the post-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe into a complex and fragmented web, which has left some viewers feeling disconnected.

The Marvels Villain
The Marvels

Moreover, the preliminary pre-sales figures for a Marvel Studios project are raising concerns due to their remarkably low numbers. Present trends indicate a 69 percent deficit compared to Guardians Vol. 3, a 72 percent drop relative to Quantumania, and a 42 percent shortfall compared to Eternals.

Furthermore, the month of November poses a substantial challenge, with significant contenders such as The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and, notably, Disney’s Wish, both set to debut during the second and third weekends of The Marvels. Whether the film can defy the odds and triumph or risk fading into obscurity is a question that awaits an answer.

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Written by Vishal

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Vishal Kawadkar is a seasoned writer specializing in writing engaging and informative content on various topics. He is a cinephile with a keen interest in sci-fi and thriller movies and TV shows. With an eye for detail, Vishal likes offering readers a fresh perspective on the latest trends and developments.