Statistics do not lie when it comes to blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War
When the first Avengers came out everyone was freaking out. With good reason, it was the first movie in which our favorite heroes came together to fight crime! The Avengers movie peaked at the third place when it came out in 2012 with $1.5 billion* in worldwide sales. Currently, it resides in fifth place.
Then, came Avengers: Age of Ultron, which grossed $1.4 billion in worldwide sales peaking at fifth place in 2015 and currently residing at seventh.
Now I know what you’re thinking — Age of Ultron came out in the fifth place and peaked lower, but here’s why Avengers: Infinity War could be different.
Avengers Infinity War is the culmination of major plan
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is possibly at its peak with so many sequels and characters they have unveiled. It’s hard to imagine where the MCU will evolve to in the next 10 years.
I’m not saying they can’t continue to create. I am sure they will but like anything, people eventually want something different. I believe, what they’ve built in the last 10 years will likely be able to get them to a number one film.
Coming off the success of Spiderman: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok coming November 3, 2017, and Black Panther early next year, they are priming themselves for a masterpiece. I believe Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4 will likely reach the top three and possibly hit number one, beating out Avatar who has held the spot since 2009.
However, Avatar 2 is in the works for 2020. It will no doubt make things interesting in terms of a potential competition between Marvel and Avatar in the coming years.