It looks like Marvel Studios can do no wrong. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel has another massive hit on their hands. The film has collected a whopping total of $427.6 million dollars worldwide.
While comparisons between Marvel and DC Comics are inevitable, their success is unprecedented. Since 2008, Marvel superhero films have collected $11 billion across 15 titles worldwide. With films like GOTG, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Marvel has earned more than $1.17 billion in combined profits.
And the next few years will belong to this one studio. This year alone, they have two major films coming out. Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated to release this July while Thor: Ragnarok will make an appearance in November. Similarly next year we will see the release of Black Panther (February 2018), The Avengers: Infinity War (May 2018) and Ant-Man & The Wasp (July 2018). 2019 will see the rise of Captain Marvel and The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie.
When asked why Marvel is at the top of its game, Marvel chief Kevin Fiege explained: “I never believed in the superhero or comic book genre. Genres are diverse with novels, and it’s the same thing when it comes to Marvel titles. It gets us excited. We don’t feel like we’ve made 15 comic book movies, but a fantasy epic (Guardians of the Galaxy), a political thriller (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and a heist film (Ant-Man).”
Point taken but is DC Comics listening?