Saturday, January 10, 2015

UPDATE: "Guardians of the Galaxy" the Third Most Profitable Film in MCU History

By +Tim Beyers 

Issue 14 of +The Full Bleed updates the Marvel Movie Report, in which I break down the financials of each of the 10 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Today's edition adds fresh numbers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Key takeaways:
  • GotG is now the third-most profitable film in the history of the MCU, trailing only Marvel's The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
  • Guardians' estimated 25.82% combined gross margin is materially better than the 20.90% put up by Winter Soldier. An extra $37.5 million in home video sales appears to be the cause.

Bookmark this post if you want to stay current with MCU financials. (The embedded spreadsheet updates automatically.) Thanks to Bruce Nash and his team at, whose tracking of home video sales made this update possible.

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