Top 10 Marvel Movies That Made the Most Money

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The Marvel movies are majorly successful. What are the numbers that prove how well they have done?

The Marvel movies are majorly successful. What are the numbers that prove how well they have done?

One of the biggest franchises of this time is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even before Disney took over the Marvel rights, the comic book movie company was on the high road for success.

As with any film, Marvel takes a risk in putting out quality material, and like with other movies, they can flop. But their record shows that that is a rare case for them. As of to date, these are the top 10 grossing Marvel films, from lowest to highest.

10. Iron Man (2008)

The first Marvel movie of the MCU introduced us to Tony Stark before he became Iron Man. Stark is a brilliant, rich, and arrogant owner of the weapon manufacturing department within his father's company: Stark Industries. He goes to Afghanistan, although it's in the middle of war, to promote a new missile: "Jericho", but his convoy is attacked by terrorists using a grenade that Tony's company made.

He is brought in as a captive by the terrorists, named the Ten Rings, but he was badly wounded from the blast, for pieces of shrapnel lodged itself inside Stark that threaten to enter his heart to kill him. Another hostage, a scientist, creates an electromagnet for Stark and it is keeping him alive by keeping the metal bits from entering his heart. 

This scientist and Stark are ordered to create a new missile for the terrorists, and are offered freedom if the finish the project, but they both know the terrorists won't keep their word. Instead, they secretly build a suit of armor that is powered by a super powerful power source called an arc reactor. 

Tony trying on the iron suit built to fight the terrorists holding him captive.

They are caught and Tony puts on the suit and fight the terrorists and escape, but not before blowing up all the weapons the terrorists had their hands on.  He is saved and brought back home by his friend from the military: James Rhodes. After returning, Stark makes a huge announcement about his company and how they will quit making weapons.

This enrages Obadiah Stane, business partner of Tony's deceased father, and Stane tries to completely take over Stark Industries. At home in Stark's personal workshop, he builds his iconic Iron Suit, He also builds a new arc reactor more powerful than his first which he installs in his chest. Later, Tony learns that the Ten Rings has with them the Jericho missile and is threatening an Afghan village. 

Tony attacks the terrorists who ahve a hold on "Jericho" missiles.

He flies out to rescue the village, but is ambushed by the U.S. military and he is forced to reveal himself to his friend, Rhodes.  Stane gets a hold of the wreckage from Tony's first Iron Suit in Afghanistan and he uses the parts to build a bigger suit. Pepper Potts, Tony's assistant is sent to gather information from Starks computer files and learns that he has been working with the Ten Rings all along, supplying weapons for the terrorists and paid them to kill Tony.

Potts takes this information to Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. Since Stane is unable to reproduce the arc reactor, he steals the one from Tony's chest. Tony manages to get his old reactor to replace the stolen one. He suits up in his Iron Suit and battles against Stark, equipped with a larger suit. 

Obadiah Stane plans on suiting up in his own Iron Man suit.

Stark is at a disadvantage, but with the help of Pepper Potts, she manages to overload the arc reactor that powers the Stark building. This sends out an EMP, making Stane's suit worthless and he falls into the reactor that is blowing up. Tony decides, despite warnings from S.H.I.E.L.D., to reveal that he is Iron Man.

The resulting figures from how well "Iron Man" did came to approximately $585 million worldwide in box office sales.

9. Iron Man 2 (2010)

Tony Stark continues his life as Iron Man and head of the Stark company. Being Iron Man has made him famous, and the government is pressuring him to sell over the designs of the suit.

Stark learns, however, that his days are numbered since the palladium core inside his arc reactor which is keeping him alive and gives power to his suit, is giving off poison, which he cannot find a way to counteract. 

Tony is slowly being poisoned by the palladium core.

He keeps this as a secret, but knowing that he won't be around much longer, decides to make Pepper Potts his company's CEO. Feeling reckless, Stark decides to compete in a Grand Prix, where he is attacked by a Russian man named Ivan Vanko, whose father had ties with Tony's dad years ago.

Wielding electric whips, Vanko tries to off Stark, but Tony fights back using his Mark V suit and overpowers Vanko. 

Ivan Vanko weilds his electric whips to defeat Tony Stark.

Vanko is sent to jail, but Justin Hammer, Stark's competitor, stages a way to fake Vanko's death and release him from prison. Hammer gives Vanko the opportunity to defeat Stark by helping to build multiple armored suits. Stark is not taking his acceptance that he might die well and gets drunk at what he thinks is his last birthday party, puts on his Mark IV suit and causes mayhem at his own party. Rhodes, combats Tony in the Mark II suit and restrains him. Rhodes takes things into his own hands and confiscates the Mark II to hand over to the U.S. Air Force.

Fury approaches Tony and gives him background regarding Vanko's father and Tony's father how Anton Vanko worked with Howard Stark to invent the first arc reactor, but disagreeing with Anton wanting to sell the reactor for profit, he deported Anton Vanko back to Russia where he was sent to die to the Soviet gulag. Ivan Vanko blames Tony's father for deporting and ultimately blaming him for his father's death, and seeks to kill Tony for revenge.

Fury gives Tony access to some of his father's files and data, and from the stuff he was given, discovers a new element. This element can replace the palladium in his reactor, so he synthesizes the element, adds it to his reactor, ultimately ridding him of the poison issue he faced.

At the Stark Industries Expo, Hammer reveals the drones Vanko produced. Rhodes is in one of these armored suits, and Tony arrives at the Expo to warn, Rhodes suit and the other drones are taken control over by Vanko and Tony becomes the target. While Tony is trying to avoid being shot down by the suits under Vanko's control, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) helps the cause by trying to locate and Vanko and disable the remote control of the suits. Vanko flees and fights in his own suit against Stark and Rhodes. 

Stark and Rhodes fight against Vanko and the drones.

The drones are defeated, and seeing that Vanko has no way out, he blows up his own suit. Stark and Rhodes are rewarded for their heroism and Fury asks Stark to be a consultant for S.H.I.E.L.D.

The total worldwide box office sales for "Iron Man 2" came to sit at about $624 million dollars.

The second Thor movie sets us up to show a flashback of Malekith, a Dark Elf, who seeks to destroy the Nine Realms with a weapon called the Aether. Odin, Thor's father, however frustrates Malekith's plans of destruction and the Aether gets trapped within a stone column.

Malekith, his lieutenant, and a few other Dark Elves escape the battle and are put into a type of stasis for some time.

Malekith strives to bring the Dark Elves back into power.

In the present time, Loki stands trial for his crimes against the humans, and Thor and his Asgardian friends in arms strive to battle for peace amongst the Nine Realms. In the interim, something called the Convergence is threatening, which results in the Nine Realms to all be linked at once.

The effects of this are showing up where random portals show up all over the Nine Realms, including Earth. Dr. Jane, Thor's girlfriend from Earth, knows about this phenomenon and goes out to research them, however finding herself being transported herself elsewhere by a portal. She is transported to where the Aether is held, and become infected with it. 

Jane sees the Aether for the first time before getting infected with it.

Thor is made aware of her disappearance from Earth and attempts to rescue Jane from the weapon. Although Jane is rescued, she still is dying by the Aether's influence.

Even worse, the return of the Aether has brought catastrophe with it. Malekin is awakened by the Aether's presence and set out to kidnap Jane, the vessel of the Aether to obtain its power. Thor unwillingly gets help from Loki to bait Malekith into getting a hold of Jane. 

Thor and Loki make plans to trick Malekin to keep him from getting a hold of the Aether.

They plan to ambush him while trying to draw out the Aether from Jane, and Thor tries to destroy the weapon while in the open. This fails and Malekin absorbs the Aether, and Malekin's second-hand, Algrim fatally wounds Loki. Thor mourns Loki's passing, but they make their way back to Earth through a portal and elist the help of Jane's scientific mentor Dr. Selvig to thwart Malekin's plans of Dark Elven dominance through releasing the Aether on Earth.

Thor fights Malekin one on one, passing through portal after portal, but the separate and Malekin almost gets his victory on Earth. But Thor, with his scientific allies, create a way to transport Malekin to his home planet to only be crushed by his own ship. When Thor returns to Asgard, he confronts Odin and tells him that he does not want the throne and that Loki had perished. Unbeknownst to Thor, Odin was really Loki in disguise, leaving the audience wondering: what happened to Odin?

The worldwide box office results from the profits that "Thor: The Dark World" made came to over $644.6 million. 

7. Doctor Strange (2016)

The latest Marvel hero we are introduced to is Doctor Strange. Dr. Stephen Strange's story begins where we meet him as a successful, yet arrogant neurosurgeon. Strange gets in a serious car accident where his hands get so badly injured that he loses his ability to use them properly again. He no longer can perform surgeries and he tries his best to find remedial surgeries to fix his hands.

His many surgeries leave him almost penniless, but from hearing that a man regained the ability to walk from becoming paraplegic, Strange was curious and learned that this man went to Kamar-Taj. Strange takes a trip to Kamar-Taj and meets Mordo, a sorcerer who was taught by the Ancient One. The Ancient One shows Strange the mysteries of the astral plane and other dimensions, peaking Strange's interest, but seeing the arrogance the doctor has, the Ancient One refuses to teach him. 

The Ancient One opens the mind of Dr. Strange to the existence of spirits.

She eventually gives in to teach Strange through his persistence to gain her help. Strange is taught the art of magic from the Ancient One and learn of the three Sanctums, strongholds to protect the Earth from evil magic. Strange learns quickly and expands his learning into more complicated magic. One of which being able to use the Eye of Agamotto, a tool used to turn back time.

Kaecilius once learned under the Ancient One, but dissented and stole pages from one of the forbidden texts. Him and his followers summoned Doramammu of the Dark Dimension to cause destruction to the sanctums, leaving Earth vulnerable to Doramammu's power. With the summoning, the London sanctum was destroyed and Strange, amid the attack, was sent to the New York sanctum and fought against some of Kaecilius's soldiers. 

Strange, with his new cloak, returns to the Kamar-Taj sanctum after his fight with Kaecilius's followers.

The Ancient One, Mordu, and Strange fight against Kaecilius and his followers. The fight ends when The Ancient One is mortally wounded from a fall. The Ancient One dies, and Strange with Mordu try to save the Hong Kong sanctum. When they arrive, the Dark Dimension is beginning to swallow the Earth, and Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto to create a time loop and strike a deal with Doramammu to leave Earth alone or they will be caught in the time loop forever.

The being tries to kill Strange, but because of the time loop, but Strange just comes back after each time he is killed. Reluctantly, Doramammu agrees to leave Earth alone if Strange breaks the time loop.

Dr. Strange faces off against Doramammu to trick him into leaving Earth alone.

Doramammu, Kaecilius, and his followers are pulled into the Dark Dimension. Mordo is frustrated with the Ancient One and Strange for going against Nature's laws in the use of magic and he leaves. He vows to rid the earth of more sorcerer's who abuse magic. Strange gives the Eye back to Kamar-Taj, and he becomes the head sorcerer over the New York sanctum.

The worldwide box office revenue from "Doctor Strange" is approximately $658 million, and rising. The movie is still in a few theaters, so the result cannot be determined quite yet.

6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

On the timeline, this movie takes place two years after the Avengers fight the battle of New York against Loki and the Chitauri. Steve Rogers, A.K.A. Captain America, is working for S.H.E.I.L.D. alongside Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow). Nick Fury, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., gets information from Romanoff about Project Insight. Fury has his suspicions about the program and asks Alexander Price, a head S.H.E.I.L.D. member to postpone the project.

While in transit to meet Maria Hill, a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative, Fury is attacked by men and manages to escape to Roger's apartment and hands him a flash drive with information about Project Insight.

Director Fury is on the run from unknown assailants.

However, Fury gets shot by the Winter Soldier and Fury is pronounced dead later. Rogers is interrogated later by Price for information, and since he does not divulge it, he is deemed a traitor and becomes a fugitive. Rogers and Romanoff escape and are on the run from the S.T.R.I.K.E. force and make their way to an old bunker owned by S.H.I.E.L.D., but ends up being a trap set by Zola, a Hydra soldier, with his consciousness trapped inside a supercomputer.

He shares information that Hydra secretly has been operating within the S.H.I.E.L.D. infrastructure before blowing the place up with a missile. Captain America and Black Widow seek help from Sam Wilson (Falcon) to join their fight against Hydra.

Rogers and Romanoff convince Wilson to join their fight against Hydra.

They interrogate a Hydra mole within S.H.I.E.L.D. who tell them that an algorithm was put into place to eliminate potential threats for Hydra by using the Helicarriers that were built. The Winter Soldier finds our heroes and a fight ensues. The Winter Soldier is revealed as Rogers's old friend Bucky Barnes, who Captain thought was dead for years.

Agent Hill rescues Rogers, Romanoff, and Wilson and find that Director Fury is still alive, but in hiding at a secure location. Fury developed controller chips to install on the Helicarriers to sabotage Hydra's plan. 

Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon storm the Triskelion (S.H.E.I.L.D./Hydra headquarters) and Rogers announces to the whole building that Hydra is alive within S.H.E.I.L.D. The Helicarriers are deployed and are set to kill thousands of people.

Rogers and Wilson both work together to get the controller chips installed on the Helicarriers so that they can be reprogrammed to crash into each other instead of killing people. The Winter Soldier interrupts and fight them both, disabling Falcon's suit and almost preventing Captain America from plugging in the final controller chip.

Bucky and Rogers fight on one of the Helicarriers.

Rogers tries to reach out to Bucky during the fight, trying to help him remember who he is. They both fall into the river from the Helicarrier, and Bucky drags the unconscious Captain out of the water, to disappear. S.H.I.E.L.D. is in disarray after the Hydra takeover.

"Captain America: Winter Soldier" in total made $714.4 million in worldwide box office sales.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

We first see a young Peter Quill, traumatized by his mother's death, snatched by Ravagers (space pirates), led by Yondu. Years later, Peter has adjusted to space life and is on the search for a mysterious orb. He finds it, but is ambushed by Ronan's soldiers. Ronan is a Kree alien, who has a thirst for power, and is working under Thanos. Quill was supposed to take the orb back to Yandu, but instead seeks to sell it on Xandar of the Nova Empire.

This upsets Yandu that Quill did not bring the orb to him and so Peter is on the run with a bounty on his head. Gamora, Thanos's adopted daughter, fights Peter for the orb and two bounty hunters: Rocket and Groot join the fight, trying to get Peter Quill for Yondu. Their disruption got the attention of the Nova Corps and all four are sent to the Klyn, a prison. 

There they meet Drax, who attempts to kill Gamora because she is connected to Ronan, the Kree who killed his family. Quill persuades Drax to not kill Gamora by having Gamora lead him to Ronan. With Rocket's knowhow, Peter, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot manage to break out of the Kyln and escape in Peter's ship. 

Quill, Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot break out of prison.

They travel to a place called Knowhere, a criminal settlement. Part of the group go to take the orb to Taneleer Tivan, a collector and reveals an infinity stone within the orb. As he explains about the immense power that it holds, a troubled servant of Tivan tries to grab the stone and explodes, causing destruction of Tivan's museum. 

Tivan and his massive collection.

Meanwhile, Drax becomes inebriated and sends a message to Ronan to find him in Knowhere so they could battle. Ronan does come at his request and nearly kills Drax. Peter and Gamora try to flee from Nebula, Gamora's sister, in ships. Nebula blows up Gamora's ship and Gamora is left helpless in the void of space. Meanwhile, the orb makes it into Ronan's possession.

Quill rescues Gamora and he calls upon Yandu and his crew to pick them up. Yandu is about to kill Quill for betraying him, but Peter negotiates a truce to fight against Ronan and his dangerous allies. 

The Ravagers, Quill's team, and the Nova Corp join forces against Ronan's army. Ronan merges the infinity stone with his weapon and threatens to kill Thanos. He brings his ship to Xandar to give battle to Quill's team, the Ravagers, and the Nova Corps. Peter, Drax, Gamora, and Groot infiltrate Ronan's ship with Peter's ship and take on the enemies on board.

Ronan almost defeats them, but Rocket blows his rocket into Ronan's ship and takes the ship down. 

Ronan is about to destroy Quill, Drax, and Groot with the infinity stone.

Groot sacrifices himself as a shield to protect the others from the ship crashing to Xandar. Ronan faces off against Quill, Gamora, Drax, and Rocket on the ground, and Drax and Rocket manage to destroy Ronan's weapon relieving the stone from it.

Peter grabs the stone and the others hold hands together and destroy Ronan using the power of the stone. The stone is given to the Nova Empire to be kept safe and the criminal records of Quill's group have been eliminated and are sent off on their way.

From their worldwide sales from the box office, the numbers show that "Guardians of the Galaxy" earned $771 million dollars.

4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

A year after the Avenger's ordeal with Ultron in Sokovia, Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch team together to defeat a Hydra operative with his team from stealing a biological weapon in Lagos.

The operative blows himself up and Scarlet Witch tries to redirect the blow away from Steve Rogers but ends up destroying part of a building close by, and kills some Wakandan people inside. Back in the States, the Avengers meet with the U.S. Secretary of State, Thaddeus Ross to discuss the Sokovia Accords: a means for the UN to have control over the actions of the Avengers. 

Rogers is against the Accords and won't sign it, but Tony Stark wants to agree to the terms. After a bombing incident in Vienna, where the Accords were to get passed by the attendants, evidence pointed to the culprit to be Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier.

Rogers sets off to rescue his friend from being tracked down to get killed. The bombing killed the king and father of Prince T'Challa, and he also goes after Barnes, seeking revenge as Black Panther.

Black Panther wants his revenge on Bucky Barnes.

Rogers, Barnes, Wilson, and T'Challla enter an epic chase and are all of them are apprehended after. A man named Helmut Zemo tracks down a man who oversaw Bucky Barnes's brainwashing within Hydra and kills the man and steals the book of words to trigger Barnes into acting under Hydra control once more. Zemo sneaks in as a psychiatrist where Barnes is held under security supervision and reads the code words to get Bucky under his control.

Bucky goes on a rampage to escape and fights several of the Avengers who try to prevent him from getting away. Rogers manages to get him safe and once Bucky returns to normal, he tells Rogers and Wilson that Zemo was the one responsible for the bombing at Vienna and was demanding Bucky tell him where the Hydra base in Siberia was. Bucky remembers that other "Winter Soldiers " like him were created by Hydra and were in a cryogenic sleep still located there in Siberia.

Not wanting to wait for the UN's approval to send a team to go after Zemo, Rogers, Wilson, Barnes, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)Clint Barton (Hawkeye), and Scott Lang (Antman) set off to take matters into their own hands. However, Stark with UN approval assembles Rhodes, T'Challa, Romanoff, and newly recruited Peter Parker (Spiderman) to face off against Captain America and his team. 

Team Captain America battle it out with Team Iron Man.

They fight a massive battle at Leipzig Airport, resulting in Rogers and Barnes getting away in a plane in the air, with Black Widow ultimately allowing them to escape. The rest of Roger's crew is locked up in prison called the Raft, and when Tony Stark talks to Wilson, learns that Zemo is behind all the awfulness going on and goes out to meet up with Captain America and Bucky without disclosing fully to Ross what he's doing.

However, at the Hydra base in Siberia, where Zemo is at, Tony learns really what happened to his parents: that Bucky killed them years ago to get the super-soldier serum. Tony wonders if Rogers knew all along, Steve admits he knew some information, just not the full story.

Tony is blinded by hatred against both Bucky and Rogers and he attacks them both. 

Barnes, Stark, and Rogers fight again; Stark raving mad about what happened to his parents.

The fight ends when Bucky's arm is blown off, and Captain America disables Stark's Iron Suit. Rogers leaves his shield behind and Bucky and Rogers flee. Zemo, thinking he satisfied his revenge in dividing the Avengers and avenging his family's death in Sokovia, he tries to kill himself, but Black Panther stops him and he is apprehended.

Tony helps Rhodes, who was severely injured with paralysis from the fight at the airport, with exoskeleton braces for his legs, and Rogers goes to the Raft and breaks out his friends. Bucky tells Rogers that he decided that until a cure is found for his brainwashed mind, he wants to say in stasis in Wakanda.

The amount of success "Captain America: Civil War" came to about $1.152 billion dollars in worldwide box office sales.

3. Iron Man 3 (2013)

We see a flashback to 1999 when Tony Stark is celebrating New Years' Eve and he first meets Maya Hansen, a scientist who created a new treatment which uses regenerative technology called Extremis. At the same party, another scientist, Aldrich Killian, tries to pitch to Stark to join his company: Advanced Idea Mechanics. The disabled Killian is shamefully rejected by Stark. 

Fast forward, it is 6 months after the Battle of New York, and Stark suffers from PTSD from the events of that day. As part of his symptoms of the PTSD, he recklessly builds Iron Suit after Iron Suit. This hurts his relationship with Pepper Potts. In the interim, a terrorist by the name of Mandarin is the mastermind behind several bombings, and specialists cannot track him down.

Stark gets personally involved once his chief of security, Happy Hogan is critically injured from one of these bombings and Tony over the media threatens Mandarin. Mandarin responds by sending missiles to destroy Stark's home via helicopter. 

Tony Stark's home is under attack from the Mandarin.

He manages to protect Potts and Hansen, who had come to warn Tony of the impending attack. He gets away by using one of his Iron Suits and J.A.R.V.I.S., his AI in the suit, flies the him to a small town in Tennessee, where Tony meets Harley, a young boy. Following Tony's disappearance, everyone thinks he has died. Stark recruits Harley into helping him fix his suit, so that Tony can investigate more into what Mandarin is planning.

Tony finds that the explosions are triggered by soldiers enhanced with Extremis. Extremis is highly dangerous for this reason, for those subjected to it have that bad of a reaction to it. 

Killian, the mastermind behind the Mandarin, stages to make intelligence agencies believe that they have found Mandarin's location, but Killian uses it as a trap to lure James Rhodes there to steal his Iron Patriot suit.

Stark finds out that Mandarin is hunkered down in Miami, and with his handmade, makeshift weapons to infiltrate his base, he finds that Mandarin is just an actor. This actor is totally unaware of the horrible actions made in the name of Mandarin.

The Mandarin, or the face of the Mandarin.

Stark learns that Killian is behind everything and that he took Hansen's research into Extremis to not only treat his disability, but to attempt to cure veterans who are wounded from war. Stark is captured and learns that Killian has also kidnapped Pepper Potts and forced her into being treated with Extremis thus forcing Stark to come up with a cure to stabilize Extremis to keep Potts from exploding. Stark manages to escape capture and reunites with Rhodes.

They save passengers aboard the Air Force One when it is attacked by Mandarin/Killian. The President is captured and brought to an abandoned oil tanker where Killian plans to kill the President live on television. Stark arrives and attempts to save Potts, where Rhodes goes to rescue the President. For backup, Tony has programed all his other suits to combat Killian. 

All of Stark's Iron Suits join the fray against Killian.

Stark finds Potts is fine despite having the Extremis procedure done on her. But at that moment when he tries to save Potts the oil rig implodes and she seemingly dies from the fall. Stark is angry and tries to trap Killian in one of his suits and tries to blow him up within it, but fails since Killian was treated with the Extremis procedure. Potts who did end up surviving her fall sneaks up on Killian and manages to kill him when he's about to destroy Tony. Glad that Potts survived, Stark decides to command all his suits to self-destruct, to honor her.

When returning to California, Stark helps Potts to get her Extremis treatment stabilized within her and he decides to have surgery to remove the shrapnel from his heart, rendering his arc reactor installed in his chest useless. He still believes to be Iron Man, even though the reactor is no longer a part of him.

In the worldwide box office, "Iron Man 3" came to accumulate $1.215 billion dollars. It did surprisingly well. 

2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

The Avengers are on a mission to attack a Hydra base located in Sokovia and is confronting lots of resistance from Hydra. 

The Avengers attack the Hydra base in Sokovia.

The facility is under the command of Wolfgang von Strucker and he has been secretly using Loki's scepter to experiment on humans to give them powers. Two of these humans, the Maximoff twins, face off against the Avengers, but Strucker is captured and the scepter is retrieved.

Upon returning to Avenger headquarters, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner find that within the scepter is a type of Artificial Intelligence and wants to harness that technology to integrate with "Ultron" program. As they awaken "Ultron," it learns a lot about humans and their history and finds it to be a failed race. It ultimately decides that the humans must be eradicated. 

Ultron seemingly destroys J.A.R.V.I.S, uploads his sentience into some of Stark's suits and wreaks havoc on the Avengers at their headquarters. Ultron runs off with Loki's scepter, leaving Avengers confused and beaten. Ultron utilizes Strucker's base in Sokovia to improve his mechanical body and recruits the Maximoff twins to fight for his cause.

The twins blame Tony Stark for killing their family caused by one of his companies bombs.  The Avengers track down Ultron trying to get vibranium from a dealer in Wakanda, and they fight Ultron, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff

Ultron will do what it takes to eliminate life on Earth.

Wanda uses her mental manipulation powers to confuse several of the Avengers to go in some hallucinated state and Hulk is affected too. Hulk goes on a rampage through Wakanda and Stark must use his "Hulk Buster" suit to combat a wild Hulk. Following the incident, the world responds with harsh criticism about the destruction Hulk and Iron Man caused. Thus, they go into hiding at Hawkeye's home, which location has been secret from public knowledge. Thor goes off to find Erik Selvig, his scientist associate, to pursue knowing more about the hallucinations he saw under Wanda's control.

Nick Fury shows up at the location and strongly encourages them to fight Ultron before he causes more destruction. Meanwhile, Ultron concocts a plan to use technology in Seoul with the help of a doctor, an ally of the Avengers, to create a manmade body for him. Ingredients would include the vibranium he obtained, the gem within Loki's scepter, and Ultron's consciousness. The Avengers take off to thwart Ultron from creating this new form, and manage to keep Ultron from fully uploading into the new body. Wanda manages to see into Ultron's subconscious and finds that his plans are way more sinister than she thought. Thus, the Maximoffs join forces with the Avengers.

Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye manage to steal the casket containing the body that would become Ultron. Back at headquarters, Stark finds that J.A.R.V.I.S. was not destroyed after all and he decides to upload that A.I. instead of Ultron into the casket. Resulting is the birth of Vision.

The team learns that the stone integrated into Vision is an Infinity Stone. The Avengers, the Maximoffs, and Vison go to Sokovia where Ultron plans to unleash his plan of human annihilation. Ultron built a way for a large chunk of the ground to lift off and then eventually drop so far so that it will destroy all life on earth. Romanoff was held at Ultron's base, and Banner rescues her. She helps him turn into Hulk to fight off Ultron's large army of robots that the rest of the team fight.

Ultron activates the machinery that makes Sokovia airborne and destruction happens all throughout the city, putting citizens in danger. Not only do the Avengers and their allies need to fend off Ultron's army, but rescue people from getting hurt. 

The Maximoff twins help the Avengers fight Ultron.

Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, on cue, shows up with a helicarrier to help rescue the people of Sokovia. The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents work to save the people. Amid the fighting, Peitro saves Hawkeye and a young boy about to get shot by one of Ultron's drones by using his super speed to get in between the fire of bullets and Hawkeye. However, Peitro is not bulletproof, so he dies selflessly. This angers Wanda and she goes after Ultron's main body and destroys him. However, she abandons her spot to guard against the machine Ultron built. Due to this, an Ultron soldier activates the machine and the mass of land begins to descend to the ground. 

To save Earth, Stark and Thor team up to blow the huge, airborne mass of land into pieces. Hulk fears causing harm to Romanoff, so he flees in one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s air ships. The last surviving drone of Ultron is destroyed by Vision, once Vision can see he still has no chance for redemption. The Avengers now have a new base under the supervision of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor goes to Asgard to investigate the impending dangers he has seen, and Tony Stark returns home. Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff stay at the base to train up the new members of the Avenger team: Iron Patriot, Vision, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch.

The success that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" gained resulted in over $1.4 billion dollars in worldwide box office sales.

1. The Avengers (2012)

Loki of Asgard has a meeting with the leader of the Chitauri and they strike a deal that if Loki goes to retrieve the Tesseract from Earth, that the Chitauri will help by providing an army to aid Loki and to conquer Earth. Loki is given a special scepter imbued with power. Back on Earth, Nick Fury and Maria Hill arrive at a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base where the Tesseract is held. The scientist, Erick Selvig is monitoring the Tesseract and at this point, it is acting unusually to a dangerous extent. Agent Phil Coulson is also on the scene, providing more details about how it is radiating power. The power coming from the Tesseract reaches a climax, a wormhole opens, and Loki appears. 

Loki comes through the wormhole created by the Tesseract and attacks the S.H.I.E.L.D. base.

Loki attacks the lab, and using the scepter, takes over the minds of both Dr. Selvig and Clint Barton (Hawkeye) to become Loki's pawns. Knowing the danger the world now is facing, Fury calls upon the Avengers for help. Loki and Barton go to steal some iridium, and Loki attracts attention of the Avengers, and even though the Avengers try to capture Loki, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor get in to a fight. Loki, however, doesn't resist arrest and is taken in. Thor tries to reason with Loki, but he won't show any remorse. While at the S.H.I.E.L.D. airborne helicarrier, the Avengers are all at odds with knowing what to do about Loki and how to approach S.H.I.E.L.D about their plans to use the Tesseract's power for weapons to defend Earth. 

While the group is at each other's throats, Loki's team of mind-controlled soldiers, including Barton, come to attack the helicarrier by blowing up one of the engines. In the battle, Banner turns into Hulk and causes more panic to the confusion. Romanoff fights against Barton, and she knocks him unconscious so they can take him and snap him out of his mind-control. Stark and Rogers work together to get the damaged engine started again so the helicarrier can stabilize again. Thor tries to stop the Hulk, but in the process, Hulk tries to take on a fighter jet and gets knocked off and falls to the Earth.

Thor fights Hulk to stop him from rampaging on the Helicarrier.

Loki escapes, tricking Thor to get trapped in the detainment cell and Loki releases the cell, sending Thor plummeting to Earth. Agent Coulson tries to keep Loki from escaping, but Loki kills Coulson so he can get away. However, before he goes, Coulson lands a blow to Loki with a super powered weapon. Fury makes it to Coulson right before he dies, and becomes determined to get the Avengers to finally work together as a team to defeat Loki. Under Loki's control Dr. Selvig helped to build a machine using the iridium to open a portal to allow the Chitauri army to invade the Earth located in Manhattan, New York. The Avengers finally get their act together and work as a team to fight against the Chitauri, but the alien army are becoming more and more overwhelming.

The Avengers prepare to fight more Chitauri.

The Avengers also try and keep the civilians safe in New York. The Hulk beats the living crap out of Loki and Romanoff learns from Dr. Selvig, who is no longer under Loki's control, that the way to destroy the portal is to use Loki's scepter on the machine powering the portal. Meanwhile Fury tries his best to convince his superiors to not send a nuke to destroy Manhattan to contain the Chitauri threat, but they send the missile anyway.

Stark takes it upon himself to redirect the missile, sending it through the portal before he orders to destroy the device powering the portal. Since Tony's suit powers off and he passes out since he goes through the portal to outer space. He falls to Earth, and Hulk manages to catch him before impact. Tony appears dead, but he's startled "back to life" by a Hulk roar and he's just fine. Loki is captured and Thor takes him and the Tesseract back to Asgard. Afterwards Fury is sure that if the Avengers are needed again, they will return.

"The Avengers" is the most successful Marvel movie to date, sitting pretty at $1.52 billion in worldwide box office sales.

From what we can expect from Marvel in the future, hopefully, will be more blockbusters. In 2017, we're expected to see "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Spider-man: Homecoming" and "Thor: Ragnarok." If Marvel's momentum keeps going, they will likely see excellent results from their box office sales. But what other movies will they put out? Maybe this article. Nonetheless, Marvel puts out some awesome movies, don't you think?

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