Iron Man, Thor, Captain America. Each hero has his own movies, but all fall under the blanket of The Avengers. And it's a blanket made of cash!
According to Box Office Mojo, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now officially the most successful franchise in film history!
After The Winter Soldier's blockbusting first week, Marvel's total box office gross is $2.47 billion!
That officially puts it over Harry Potter, a close second with $2.39 billion, and Star Wars with $1.9 billion!
But how long can Marvel last on top? There are three Fantastic Beasts movies just dying to sink their claws into the box office, and Star Wars is finally going to kick back into hyperdrive in 2015.
But Marvel can keep putting out two or more big movies every year! No matter who comes out on top, it's audiences - and Hollywood - that are winning big!
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