In 2021, Marvel films have contributed to 30% of the total US cinemas’ profits. Although the US box office earned twice as much as it did last year when the Covid-19 left most theaters shut down, there were still many strict regulations on the re-opening of the big screen in 2021. Yet, besides several remarkable titles of this year such as Daniel Craig’s last Bond outing in No Time To Die and Godzilla vs. Kong, Marvel was, undoubtedly, the studio with the most film releases throughout the year.
The first Marvel movie to be broadcast in May 2021 is “Black Widow” with the release on both theaters and streaming, collecting $183.6 million via the former platform. Although it was a quite moderate amount of income at the box office, Black Widow was able to gain profit from Disney+ ’s Premier Access. Contrary to this film, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, despite its later release, was a success for Sony with the 7th most elevated netting film of the year. While the Venom series isn’t a piece of MCU canon (apart from Venom 2’s end-credit scenes), it still belongs to Marvel. Following this was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, considered to be a great achievement at the cinemas compared to Black Widow but wasn’t shown on Disney +. Then, it was after a long period that another product of Marvel called Eternals was on air in November. Unfortunately, the studio couldn’t see an accomplished comeback during such epidemic times. Audiences had to wait until Spider-Man: No Way Home came out to witness a quick increase in the number of Marvel’s box office. This latest movie gained more than $1 billion worldwide and the profit is still rising now.
Marvel is so famous and productive that hardly anyone is surprised by its giant contribution to the total US box office. Apparently, No Way Home is a primary factor that promotes the global volume of Marvel’s box office, and along with other 4 movies, it facilitated the studio to possess a box office share “higher than the market share for any studio in 2021”. It is not exaggerated to claim that these films’ profits have considerably assisted the recovery of the box office.
However, it is undeniable that two out of 5 Marvel’s 2021 movies were directly associated with Sony. Both Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage made a huge commitment to the US film industry for the year, and both really acquired more worldwide than any of the other Marvel films that hit venues during the year. No Way Home handily turned into the most elevated earning film in the US, trailed by Shang-Chi, which figured out how to get more cash flow than Venom domestically. Considering that numbers and the fact that Venom was nearly as thriving as the movie holding the 2nd place, Sony’s Marvel films were both in the main 3 for the homegrown film industry and the best 10 all around the world.
Seeing Marvel’s and Sony’s great achievements, it is believed that there should be more cooperation between them to obtain more success. In comparison to other films’ inferior performance at theaters, including The Last Duel of Adam Driver and Matt Damon, which battled to pull in a crowd of people in spite of an extremely certain basic reaction, or Chaos Walking with Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, a film in view of an honorable winning novel called The Knife of Never Letting Go, Marvel’s films are considered successful. While large numbers of the movies didn’t arrive at what they might have in pre-pandemic occasions, their prosperity even demonstrates how Marvel figures out how to get individuals to the big screen like no other franchise.