With Avengers: Infinity War having brought in over $100 million in its second weekend, the nineteenth MCU installment has officially eclipsed $1 billion worldwide, and did so in record time – 11 days, to be exact. To put the success of Infinity War in perspective; the nine zero plateau was, at best, a pipe dream for Justice League, which earned just under $658 million over 119 days.
That nine-figure box office number suggests there are many who’ve been heading out to the theater for repeat viewings of the event movie – not that we blame them. But with that in mind, courtesy of a fan list on IMDB, here’s the screen time of each significant MCU character in the film, because whoever stopwatch-ed each superhero certainly attended more than one screening.
The character who garners the most time in the spotlight is ultimate Marvel baddie Thanos (Josh Brolin), clocking in at 29 minutes. Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the Mad Titan’s daughter, captures the silver medal with a surprising 19:30 minutes. Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), meanwhile, comes in third with 18 minutes of screen time, followed by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in fourth place with 14 minutes.
Elsewhere, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) drop anchor at around 11:30 and 10:15 minutes, respectively, while Vision (Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) arrive somewhere between 8:45-9:45 minutes, with Spider-Man (Tom Holland) snagging 7:30 minutes of screen time.
Both Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) appear for less than ten minutes, 6:45 for Cap and 5 minutes for Natasha, while most shocking of all, in my opinion, is Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who graces the screen for a measly 4 minutes, similar to Thanos’ Black Order. And finally, in last place is Ned Leeds, Peter Parker’s best friend, who’s only in the film for 15 seconds – so make sure not to blink or you’ll miss him.
While some of these figures are certainly a bit surprising, when you consider how much Joe and Anthony Russo had to juggle in Avengers: Infinity War, it makes sense that unfortunately, some characters had to get a bit of a shaft. Besides, we’ve already been promised that those who had less screen time in this film will get more of the spotlight in the sequel, so if you’re eager to see more of, say, T’Challa or Cap, you’ll most likely get your wish when Avengers 4 arrives.
Source: Heroic Hollywood