7. Black Widow (2021)
Black Widow will go down in history poorly for two reasons. Number 1, it came at the wrong time. It was set between the events of Civil War and Infinity War but the movie came out AFTER Endgame, meaning you knew Natasha was never to survive. If the movie came out back then, it may have been different. Number 2, Covid. Unfortunately, this was the first movie Marvel released during the pandemic’s peak and was only released via PPV on Disney+. To be fair, it didn’t do too badly given the circumstances the world was in at the time.
6. Eternals (2021)
Another film that was affected by the Covid pandemic. Around the time the movie came out, alongside Shang-Chi, the world was still an odd place. Eternals wasn’t a generally favorable film, to begin with, not to mention battling against social distancing and masks within the cinema.
5. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Shang-Chi was the first Marvel film to be released in theatres during the pandemic. You can see immediately by the numbers that this is the reason. Shang-Chi was a fantastic film with a lot to love about it. I do believe the sequel will more than make up for it but this is the world we expected to live in. It’s strange to see Shang-Chi only reach this but Captain Marvel got over $1b.
4. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
What a shame this film is. It’s become one of the most disliked films of the entire MCU. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t HATE it. I can however see where the public is coming from. It’s filled with jokes at every turn. Ragnarok had the perfect mix of this but Love & Thunder took it way too far. “EAT MY HAMMER” is something that gives me nightmares.
3. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
- $787,135,551 (ongoing)
The film that we were all nervous about after Chadwick Boseman’s untimely and sad death. We’re currently sitting at $787m as of December 18th. It’s not far from the $800m mark. Wakanda Forever’s numbers do show we’re slowly reaching back to the numbers we’re used to for Marvel. Not to mention, Ryan Coogler did a fantastic job with the Black Panther sequel. I honestly can’t wait to watch it again when it hits Disney+.
2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
We knew this film was going to be bat-shit crazy and oh boy, it was. It featured Scarlet Witch as our villain and as always, Elizabeth Olsen did a phenomenal job in bringing that villainy to the big screen. MoM was also the first film to fully explore the multiverse properly and it was very intriguing. It definitely sets something huge up for Marvel moving forward.
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
It was clear from the off No Way Home was going to slap at the box office. There were rumors both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire were reprising their roles as Spider-Man for months ahead of the release of the movie. No Way Home is up there as one of the best superhero movies of all time.