With ‘Thor: The Dark World’ finally in theaters, Marvel Studios is back to dominate the box office. Not as strong as when ‘Iron Man 3′ was released earlier this year but still definitely good business. According to Comingsoon.net, they predict the sequel will make around $88 million in its opening weekend. The movie has already made $7.1 million in its Thursday night showings, so that prediction could be fairly close.
With the release of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ making Marvels Phase Two about half way complete, I decided to predict if the rest of the Phase Two movies will do better or worse than its opening weekend take (assuming that the prediction of $88 million will be correct).
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ – Worse
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ opened slightly less than ‘Thor’ and I think that will repeat itself. This time, I think the difference will be more than a few hundred thousand, although the movie looks like it’s going to great and its predecessor was also great. The element that may make ‘Thor: The Dark World’ the bigger draw is its cast. The popular Natalie Portman and the fan favorite Tom Hiddleston as Loki might draw more casual fans and give it the edge over ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – Worse
This film will be unfamiliar to many people because the Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t the most popular property from Marvel. The fact that the characters will be unfamiliar to casual fans and the property has a different look from other Marvel films, people might not rush out to see it. Since its attached to Marvels universe, many people will come out to see it though but just not as much as for ‘Thor: The Dark World’. If this film is a success(money and critics wise) , the sequel might open like its a household name.
And last but not least…
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Better
This should not come as a shock to anyone. This movie will not only have a bigger opening than ‘Thor: The Dark World’ but will most likely be the highest grossing film for 2015 (even though Star Wars: Episode VII will be released the same year). So I really don’t feel like I should have to explain why. I’ll just remind you that its predecessor, ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’, is the third highest grossing film of ALL TIME (that’s domestically and worldwide).
Do you agree? Do you disagree? Comment below and let me know your take.
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