Originally Posted by blalex620
Would it have though? Of course comic bookers like us would of been ecstatic to see it no matter what but does that necessarily translate to the GA as well. Remember this was and still is a relatively new studio. Phase 1 did more than just set up origin stories for characters. It set up a track record of quality films. This, more than anything, is what can sell a movie. If some other studio who had a track record of putting out good films were to have put Avengers out then maybe it could have made a "good coin." But if Marvel Studios, an unknown studio with no track record, would have put out Avengers first I'm not so sure it would have even done TASM numbers truthfully.
Of course it would have done good numbers, the film in and of itself is a great film. It's a also a stand alone movie, you don't need to have seen the previous movies to follow along at all, it's works perfectly with or without the solo films. The repeat business it got had nothing to do with the previous films, it was down to how good the movie was. It may not have generated the level of buzz or the same box office, but it certainly wouldn't have been a failure by any means. TASM numbers easily.