No spoilers here, so if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame continue on in this blog post and consider it a safe zone for you.
If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, do it but if you are new to the Marvel universe there might be a few films you should catch up on prior to settling in for the three hour conclusion to the series.
Avengers: Endgame marks the conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s current generation. The film will take fans on a journey through Marvel history while playing out the conclusion for those left hanging after Avengers: Infinity War which was released in 2018. Marvel’s mighty heroes will come together against Thanos as they deal with the losses of those who literally faded away at the snap of Thanos’ finger in the last film.
The current Marvel world is comprised of 22 films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and the latest installment, Captain Marvel. Although this will not mark the end for all of the current Avengers, the cinematic conclusion for many has fans on the edge of their seats to find out the fate of their favorite heroes.
Whether you are new to Marvel or a diehard fan, what order should you watch or re-watch the films to best understand the series? Maybe you saw Avengers: Endgame this weekend and are looking to relive the series or if you are new, you want to get caught up in the way that most makes sense chronologically.
As with many cinematic series, the release of movies is not done in a way that chronologically makes sense so we’ve got the order that does!
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Captain Marvel
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Avengers
- Iron Man 3
- Thor: The Dark World
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Doctor Strange’
- Captain America: Civil War
- Black Panther
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Ant-Man & the Wasp
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Avengers: Endgame
That’s a lot of movies. Get your popcorn ready, grab your favorite candy, settle in with a nice cocktail and prepare yourself for the long haul because this is going to take a while.
In its opening weekend, Avengers: Endgame obliterated box office records, making $1.2 billion globally in just three days. In North America alone, the film grossed an unheard-of $350 million.
Avengers: Endgame is set to be only the fifth film in cinematic history (not adjusted for inflation) to break the $2 billion mark and is on track to surpass Avatar’s current record of $2.8 billion.
According to Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “Knocking Avatar off its perch atop the box office mountain has been attempted by many films. No movie as of yet has been able to reach the heights attained by that box office juggernaut almost a decade ago”
Film analysts believe Avengers: Endgame is likely to surpass Titanic as the number 2 film of all time with $2.3 billion but it will need to keep the opening momentum by bringing in more than 2.3 times its opening to break the record set by Avatar a decade ago.
The film is on pace to make in just one week at the box office what it’s predecessor Avengers: Infinity War made in an entire month.
The Avengers are not going out without a fight and for many it isn’t a question of “if” but a question of “when” Avengers: Endgame will surpass the $2 billion mark at the box office and for many, there is no question it will beat out Avatar with the strong showing it gained off of opening weekend.
Critics and fan alike are praising the final installment of the series as one of the best movies of all time and the best series finale in cinematic history. With diehard fans likely to venture two or three times to theaters to see the film, could we be looking at the highest grossing film in history? Time will tell.