Originally Posted by Scarecrow_King
I put other stuff in my edit, too.
And the sentence after the bolded in the second quote says mostly. I definitely did overstate it, but the movie wouldn't make nearly as much money without its connection to the larger franchise. That's all I meant by it.
That, I don't doubt. A good chunk of the money made by all MCU films can be tied to the connected universe. It's not a guarantee of success, though.