#29. “Marvel’s The Avengers”

April 6, 2017 GMT

U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $665,022,500Smart Rating: 93.35Release year: 2012Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark RuffaloWhen Thor’s evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).