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“The spin is strong with this one”: The Marvels Abysmal Box-Office Record Gets Desperately Turned Into Nia DaCosta’s Win Only to Backfire Without Mercy

A desperate stance supporting The Marvel's director Nia DaCosta got shut down by fans

the marvels abysmal box-office record gets desperately turned into nia dacosta’s win only to backfire without mercy


  • The Marvels continues to be a Box Office disappointment in every way
  • It has been universally criticized for following the same Marvel formula that has become trite now
  • There is simply no way for anyone to show The Marvels in a positive light anymore

The Marvel Cinematic Universe used to be at the apex of the world of Cinema at one time, especially thanks to the massive hit of the Avengers films. Since 2008’s Iron Man, fans were immediately drawn into the world created by several talented people, as it was evident they were planning something incredible.

All of that culminated in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, as it brought an end to many stories and it was truly the perfect gift for fans, who were watching every single Marvel Cinematic movie since 2008. However, many fans feel that the MCU has fallen off quite a bit after Avengers: Endgame, with The Marvels‘ current plight being the biggest example of Marvel’s downward slope.

Also read: Upsetting Box Office Collection of The Marvels: MCU Might Lose Millions of Dollars After Spending $220 Million on Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Sequel

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Iron Man (2008)

The Marvels Failed To Make An Impact At The Box Office

The Marvels featuring Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, and Teyonah Parris, made its debut on November 10th, 2023. Despite the star-studded cast, the film failed to deliver on all accounts, which was a sign that fans were genuinely tired of the same tropes Marvel has been doing for the last four years.

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As per Variety, the film made the record for the lowest-grossing domestic weekend opening for any Marvel movie in history, as it crossed just $47 million domestically. It also has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 62% and IMDB of 6/10, making it just above average at best.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie received a 78-80% drop-off in its second weekend at the box office, making it the worst drop of any Hollywood superhero movie ever. Therefore, it’s no exaggeration to say the film continues to fail in every single way.

Also read: “I was trying to get him swear at me”: Iman Vellani Went Above and Beyond to Make Samuel L Jackson Go Berserk in The Marvels

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The Marvels (2023)

The Marvels‘s Poor Box Office’s Narrative Was Changed To Reflect The Director’s Win But It Didn’t Go As Well As Intended

Nia DaCosta directed The Marvels – something that many fans feel she shouldn’t ever mention ever again. That said, a pro-Marvel Twitter account desperately tried to spin the fact that the film grossed over $110M during its worldwide box office opening weekend as a positive. They did so by noting that it was the highest-grossing theatrical release of all time by a Black woman director.

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The Marvels director Nia DaCosta

Also read: Brie Larson Did the Cutest ‘Big Sister’ Thing for Iman Vellani to Prepare for The Marvels: “It was really nice to have someone hold my hand…”

Naturally, the account was just trying to clutch at straws knowing how badly the film has performed so far. Fans on Twitter were not having it, as they were aware of how much the account was reaching and blasted the poster without mercy.


The Marvels is on track to continue becoming a disappointment at the Box Office and it is unlikely the film will remain in theaters for long. Regardless, fans certainly hope this comes as a wake-up call for Marvel so that they can improve future moves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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