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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘Our Top-10 Films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’


After 11 years, 23 movies, $22.5 billion dollars in global box office (the high being Endgame with $2.7 billion and the low being angsty Incredible Hulk with $263.4 million), the first major arc of the MCU has come to an end. The Infinity Saga brought us many superhero highs and created an integrated cinematic universe that none of us ever dreamed was possible.

Thus, we knew we had to assemble to discuss Marvel’s historic achievement. Harnessing the power of the mind stone, we whittled 23 mostly good to great films down to our personal Top-10s.

So sit back, grab whatever beverage you’d like, prepare to wipe away those tears, and enjoy, as I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash, and Chumpzilla take a stroll down Marvel memory lane!

Part One:
In part one, we cover numbers 10–4 on each of our respective lists, offering both the good and the bad from the films we chose.

Part Two:
In part two, it’s our Top-3! In addition, we discuss which three films we’d snap out of existence, as well as what story arc we’d snap in! And, finally, we close with an ode to the late, great Stan Lee — as we each chose our favorite cameo.

Our Lists:

  • Thunderous Wizard:
    • 10. Thor: Ragnarok
    • 9. Ant-Man and the Wasp
    • 8. Ironman
    • 7. Guardians of the Galaxy
    • 6. Avengers: Endgame
    • 5. Avengers: Infinity War
    • 4. The Avengers
    • 3. Black Panther
    • 2. Spider-Man: Far From Home
    • 1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Capt. Cash:
    • 10. Captain America: The First Avenger
    • 9. Ironman
    • 8. Captain America: Civil War
    • 7. Black Panther
    • 6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    • 5. Avengers: Endgame
    • 4. The Avengers: Infinity War
    • 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    • 2. Thor: Ragnarok
    • 1. The Avengers
  • Chumpzilla:
    • 10. Avengers: Age of Ultron
    • 9. Black Panther
    • 8. Avengers: Infinity War
    • 7. Thor: Ragnarok
    • 6. Ironman
    • 5. Guardians of the Galaxy
    • 4. The Avengers
    • 3. Captain America: Civil War
    • 2. Avengers: Endgame
    • 1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter (@HopsandBOFlops) to offer recommendations for future episodes or to share your personal top-10 movies in the MCU!

You can find this episode of Hops and Box Office Flops on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherPodbean, and Spotify!


Thomas L. Kelly

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