NO SPOILERS HERE.
There’s been about 19 Marvel Entertainment movies that have built this universe, depending on your personal choice of including the Edward Nortan Hulk movie or nothing, each of which making around a billion dollars each at the box office, then coupled with the after market dvd and merchandise sales, I think they’ve done well with their $4 billion investment. There’s been a couple other smaller expenses after that, but the last piece of the puzzle will be the sale of Foxes’s entertainment assets, which will bring the X-men and the Fantastic Four back to Marvel. Avengers Infinity Wars sold around $250 million, so it’s safe to assume that it’s going to cross the $1b line very quickly.
All that is just impressive IRL business stuff that just boggles my mind. 10 years of comic book movies and 50 named comic book characters share the screen in this two and a half hour movie (budget 3 hours for previews and credits + after credit scene), and they still made it feel less cramped than Avengers: Age of Ultron. There was never a time that I felt like there were too many people on the screen at once or that anyone was getting a short end of the stick. Additionally, it really took this movie to make such a pronounced comparison of the different theme songs that each character or teams had. There was no surprise when a 70’s rock band song started up that the Guardians were just moments away or when the heroic Avengers theme started up that serious action was about to begin.
I can’t say anything negative about the movie other than maybe it was too short. It certainly caps off an exciting 10 years of movies and definitely sets up another 10 years of something special to look forward to.