Marvel is on fire, rolling out box office hit after hit after hit. Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War crushed ticket sales and stole even the snobbiest critics around. That’s just this year alone. But you knew that already, didn’t you? It doesn’t take a movie critic or box office analysts to know what the public is thinking. It’s easy. Marvel movies are the best. The only thing left to figure out is: Which are the best Marvel movies? That’s the million-dollar question.
As a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fanatic myself, I’ve volunteered to “labor” away, scouring the internet forall relevant Marvel chatter. I’ve studied what critics had to say about each film (the Tomatometer score shows how many critics approved the film)—and, more importantly, what fans had to say (the audience score shows the percentage of fan approval). And, I crunched the numbers to see which movie in the MCU hit all-time records in its opening week. (Did Infinity War beat out Black Panther after all?) The latter two, audience score and opening weekend numbers, are the primary factors in ranking the best Marvel movies. What better way to see how fans reacted than looking at their scores directly and seeing how many people hurried to its premiere?
Are you ready to see if your favorite MCU film made the top 10 best Marvel movies? Let’s start off by quickly listing numbers 20 through 10!
20.) The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Audience score: 71%
Opening weekend: $55, 414,050
You hardly remember Edward Norton’s Bruce Banner debuted only one month after Iron Man, right? It’s no wonder it made the last spot.
Sorry, Norton, ever since Mark Ruffalo came on board, the MCU only has the vaguest memories of you.