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Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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How dominant is the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Last year it accounted for nearly a third of all movie ticket sales. Marvel films – counting both Disney MCU films and Sony’s Marvel flicks – accounted for 30% of box office dollars in 2021. That’s an even higher percentage than in 2018, when the MCU had mega-hits like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

The big winner of 2021 was Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has already pulled in $1.3 billion and is still going strong.

Does this mean the public is still hungry for more Marvel movies? (umm yes) Or was 2021 just a strange year for movie theaters due to the pandemic?