Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, together known as Russo brothers, have proved their mettle at the global box office. The duo had a career of just 7 Hollywood films, but have been successful in giving the world its biggest hit in the form of Avengers: Endgame.
In a filmography of 7 films, Russo brothers have delivered 3 films that have managed to cross the $1 billion mark globally. Not to forget, out of that 3 films, two have even managed to hit the $2 billion mark. As our headline states, the duo has a billion-dollar luck factor with themselves with a success ratio of 100 per cent. But before revealing that, we’ll be taking a look at their films that made more than a billion at the box office.
Captain America: Civil War
Released in 2016, Captain America: Civil War is Russo Brothers first film to cross $1 billion at the box office. Globally, it made a sum of $1.153 billion. The major attraction was the film’s star cast that had Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and others. Plus, it received highly positive reviews from all corners for its mature approach to a superhero subject.
Avengers: Infinity War
Just 2 years later, Avengers: Infinity War gave the duo another billion-dollar grosser, but this time the jump was huge. It hit the right chord with the audience and critics. With names as huge as Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and others, the main task for the makers was to provide enough space for each, which was exactly done here. Not just a superhero flick but fans clicked with the film’s emotion a big-time and that was clearly reflected in box office numbers. It made a sum of $2.048 billion globally.
And here comes the monstrous hit of all time! Avengers: Endgame was expected to be a huge hit considering it was the end of the Avengers saga. As it was the finale, fans poured in a huge love for the film and at the box office too the film made $2.798 billion. With it, Russo brothers even enjoyed a billion mark hattrick.
Now, let’s talk about the luck factor. If we speak of the release dates of all three films, they have released in the month of April. Yes, and that’s what has worked like a lucky charm for Russo Brothers. Civil War released on 12th April 2016, while Infinity War had released on 23rd April 2018. Speaking of Endgame, it released on 22nd April 2019.
We’re sure, not many box office enthusiasts were aware of the fact!