Re: *Spoilers* Problems caused by the MCU
I think an element of all this is that over the course of many years they have been trying to condition audiences to accept things more like comic book readers do. They're still not quite there but audiences have definitely come a long way in what they'll accept from the leather-clad X-Men of 2000.
2015 will not only see the MCU beat the HP franchise for the #1 WW spot but it will also see Marvel Studios pass Pixar in terms of WW grosses($8.585 billion). Marvel Studios/MCU avg. annual profit: $621m(there ain't none higher. HP was the closest runner up with $541m when it was active).