The budget for “The Marvels” has been revealed, establishing it as one of the most expensive productions in the history of the MCU.
Forbes has revealed that according to financial statements from Disney, the production cost of “The Marvels” amounted to $274.8 million.
This figure was offset by a significant $55 million subsidy granted by the U.K. government, effectively reducing Disney’s total expenditure on the project to $219.8 million.
Here is a comprehensive list of MCU movies with production budgets surpassing $200 million, as reported by The Numbers:
- Avengers: Endgame – $400 Million
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – $365 Million
- Avengers: Infinity War – $300 Million
- The Marvels – $274.8 Million
- Thor: Love and Thunder, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Captain America: Civil War – $250 Million
- The Avengers – $225 Million
To recoup the huge budget for The Marvels, the film needs to generate about $440 million in global box office revenue, given that theaters retain about half of the earnings, as highlighted in the report.
“Captain Marvel” surpassed the $1 billion milestone upon its release in 2019, a feat potentially aided by its strategic placement between the releases of “Infinity War” and “Endgame”.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” pulled in an impressive $845 million during the summer, according to Box Office Mojo. However, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” faced a tougher battle, securing a more modest $476 million amidst mixed reviews.
To be deemed a success, “The Marvels” will likely need to gross a minimum of $600 million.
In Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels,” Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as “The Marvels.”
Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels” hits U.S. theaters on November 10.