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Visualizing Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Data from IMDB 

July 26, 2019Category : Blog Data
Visualizing Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Data from IMDB 

MCU’s latest movie Avengers Endgame broke the box office record of James Cameron’s Avatar, making it the highest-grossing film of all time. The film made a whopping USD 2.788 billion, taking it to the top spot on the all-time box office list. This got us thinking about doing some analyses on the IMDB data for all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies released till date. Let’s get right into the insights we dug out from this data visualization project. 

Budget vs review rating

There seems to be a clear positive correlation between budget and the rating left by the reviewers for the MCU movies. The correlation coefficient for budget vs review rating was found to be 0.67.

Avengers: Endgame (2019) had a budget of 356 million US dollars and got the highest rating of 8.8 among all the Marvel movies. This trend is confirmed by the second highest-rated movie Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which is also the MCU movie with the second highest budget.


Collection vs review rating

There is a positive correlation of 0.71 between the collection of the movie and its review rating. Avengers: Endgame (2019) had a whopping collection of $2,681,988,528 and this is reinforced by the 8.8 rating of this movie which is the highest of all the MCU movies released till date. 


Filming locations

The most popular filming location for the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies is Atlanta, Georgia, USA. To be precise, 5 out of the 23 MCU movies released till date have been shot in Atlanta. Other popular locations include Los Angeles, Surrey, and Fayetteville. USA, UK, Canada, and Australia are the only countries where MCU movies have been shot so far. As expected, the USA is indeed the country where most of the Marvel superheroes came to life.


Movie run time

The MCU movie with the longest run time is Avengers: Endgame (2019) with a duration of 181 minutes. The movies with the shortest duration are The Incredible Hulk (2018) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), with just 112 minutes of run time. 


Popular cast

From the word cloud that we created, it’s quite obvious that Robert Downey Jr. playing the Iron Man is clearly the most popular actor across the MCU movies. The second position is held by Chris Evans who plays Captain America.



Avengers: Endgame (2019) appears to be Marvel’s best movie till date, with a rating of 8.8 on IMDB and a record-breaking collection of 2.788 billion. It is also the only MCU movie with a long run time of 181 minutes. The most popular filming location for MCU movies is Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Another interesting finding is that the budget and collection of MCU movies tend to reflect in the rating they receive as well. We also found the most popular actor across MCU movies to be Robert Downey Jr. You can download the dataset that we used for this visualization project for free from DataStock.

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