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What Marvel earned from 22 superhero films

Marvel has launched 22 Superhero films since 2008, with Avengers Endgame being the last of them all. But how much did Marvel spend in making them and how much did they earn from it?

Marvel had a total production budget of around US $4.5 billion for all the 22 movies combined with the largest production budget of $316M – $400M for Avengers: Infinity War. The Avengers: End Game had slightly lesser production budget than its prequel, but has earned much more in the box office than any of the last 22 Marvel films. If the numbers have it right, they made upwards of $20 billion in box office collections, making them a profit of at least $15.5 billion!

We did analyse the data further to identify the most profitable superhero. We took single superhero films and compared their average profits against each other. Computing the total profit was unfair as Spiderman would take the win as they have 9 movies on the character.

Guardians of the Galaxy, considered as a single super-hero group, has made Marvel an average profit of $818.53M which is the highest across all independent super-hero films. However Guardians of the Galaxy is not exactly a single super-hero. From amongst solo super-hero movies, Iron Man tops the charts with $807.97M average profit per film.

Data Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Cinematic_Universe_films

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_superhero_films

Remake Game of Thrones Season 8

Game of Thrones Season 8 saw the worst reviews ever, but it also happens to have the highest viewership numbers. What’s going on?

The apparent final season of Game of Thrones saw exceptionally poor reviews. The worst ever across all seasons of GoT so far. However interestingly we see that the viewership for all episodes of Season 8 have surpassed the viewership numbers of the seasons before them. Season 8 Episode 1, saw nearly 1.65 million additional viewers in USA alone, than Season 7 Episode 1. The increase in viewership remains consistent for episodes 2,3,4 & 5 of Season 8.

We can see from the chart that episode 5 of Season 8, saw the highest viewership numbers ever in USA. 12.48 million viewers, is a record for any of the episodes of GoT so far. This also happens to be the very episode after which petitions were written to HBO to remake Season 8 with more competent writers.

https://www.change.org/p/hbo-remake-game-of-thrones-season-8-with-competent-writers

If they do remake it and the viewership numbers of Season 9, or Season 8B as they might call it, do turn out to be higher than Season 8A; we very well would have set a new trend. Screw up the last season of a popular series, and we will in more numbers watch the remake, thereby making the franchise more money.

This raises the question. Will HBO remake Season 8? A lot of the fans really hope they do. And if they do, would the viewership numbers be higher or lower?

Data Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones#Viewer_numbers