Today any Marvel production generates extraordinary profits, but it was not always like that. We present to you the lowest grossing film in the MCU.
Marvel’s leap from comics to film didn’t always translate into success. After starting with some doubts, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was consolidated.
There are movie movies at the MCU. Some meant resounding successes in the history of cinema, such as Avengers Endgame, which is the highest grossing of all time. But others simply went under the table on their pitches.
What is the MCU movie that grossed the least money at the box office? We’ll see.
Marvel and its jump to theaters: a start with doubts
Released on June 13, 2008, The Incredible Hulk was Marvel’s lowest grossing film. Across the planet it raised « just » 263 million dollars.
Louis Leterrier directed the film, starring Ed Norton in the role of Bruce Banner. It also featured performances by Liv Tyler and Tim Roth as Betty Ross and Emil Blonsky / Abomination, respectively.
The Incredible Hulk was the second film in the Infinity Saga, behind Iron Man, released on May 2, 2008. The film that started the saga, with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, grossed $ 585 million. .
The funny thing about The Incredible Hulk is that it was the second movie about the green monster in the decade. The first: Hulk, with Ang Lee as director and Eric Bana in the role of Bruce Banner. It premiered in 2003 and grossed $ 245 million at the box office.
The importance of the Hulk for the MCU
If anything, the significance of The Incredible Hulk turned out to be not just the MCU’s Big Bang, but the introduction of the green character and the bonding with Tony Stark, who appeared in the post-credit scene. From here, the team began to conform.
The rest is history, an extraordinary story that has grossed $ 22.5 billion at the box office worldwide.