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The 10 WORST MCU movies by box office numbers
Photo: © ANP

The 10 WORST MCU movies by box office numbers

The 10 WORST MCU movies by box office numbers
Photo: © ANP

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated the box office over the past 15 years or so.

Of the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time, four of them are from the MCU - Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Avengers.

Endgame is the second-highest-grossing movie ever with takings of $2,797,501,328 at the box office.

But, what about the other end of the scale - MCU movies that have perhaps underperformed?

The Marvels is officially the least successful MCU movie ever with pitiful worldwide takings of just $197m against a reported budget of $274m.

It is a low point for Marvel, who are desperately trying to recapture the magic that they developed through the Infinity Saga and the original batch of Avengers. Things have gotten so desperate that there has even been talk of bringing back Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson as Iron Man and Black Widow respectively, but those rumours have been shot down by Kevin Feige.

In at number two for low box office takings is The Incredible Hulk, which is indeed part of the MCU despite Edward Norton, not Mark Ruffalo, playing Bruce Banner.

It isn't all poorly-received movies that are in the top 10, as Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor all feature. This can be attributed to the MCU just starting out, with no characters established yet. It was only when all the heroes came together for The Avengers that box office figures started hitting the stratosphere.

Lowest MCU box office movies



Year of Release

Box Office

1. The Marvels 2023 $197m
2. The Incredible Hulk 2008 $265m
3. Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 $371m
4. Black Widow 2021 $380m
5. Eternals 2021 $402m
6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2021 $432m
7. Thor 2011 $449m
8. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 2023 $474m
9. Ant-Man 2015 $519m
10. Iron Man 2008 $585m

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