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Chirs Evans and Robert Downy Jr

Chris Evans vs Robert Downy Jr: Who Has More Hit Films?

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By Tia Kitchens

The Marvel Cinematic Univers or better known as the MCU is known for their box office hits. They are known to be one of the best producers of hit movies. At least most of them. It seems that the Hulk just isn't a film people love all the time.

At the center of everything though there are two actors. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. They are two household names now. Everyone knows them for their iconic roles but who has done more hit films?

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First of all, what is a hit film? For this, we are only counting movies that made back their budge in the box office. We took some guesses at some of them. Also the cameos do not count.

Now that that is out of the way let's talk about the MCU movies each star as been in.

Downey kicked off Marvel with his hit 'Iron Man'. He was then in 'Iron Man 2', 'The Avengers', 'Iron Man 3', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron',' Captain America: Civil War', 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Avengers: Endgame'.

Evans has stared in 'Captain America: The First Avenger', 'Captain America: The Winter Solider', and 'Civil War'. Just like Downey he was also in all four Avengers films.

Downy's total is nine. Evans total is seven.

Robert Downy Jr
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So Downy has been acting for a longer time than Evans. Which means he's had some hits and some flops. 'Weird Science' is the first major hit Downey had that brought in $38.9 million. It more than tripled the budget.

He went on to have 'Air America', 'Soapdish', 'Short Cuts', 'Natural Born Killers',' Only You', 'U.S. Marshals', and 'Bow Finger' as big 90's hits. This brings the total number of hits for Downey up by eight points. Making his hit list at 17 so far.

Chris Evans
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What about Evans? While Evans is younger and didn't come from a show family he has racked up a good number of movies under his belt. 'Not Another Teen Movie' and 'Cellular' were just the start. Then he entered the MCU in 'Fantastic Four' and 'Rise of the Silver Surfer'.

The hits don't end there though. 'TMNT', 'The Nanny Diaries', 'Street Kings', and 'Push' follow all those up. It would be 'What’s Your Number', 'Snowpiercer', 'Gifted', and 'Knives Out' that put Evans over the top.

His total added up is 12 more hits. Which brings him to a total of 19.

Robert Downy Jr
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However, it is Downey that takes the crown. He's been in the game longer than Evans.

'Gothika' is followed by 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang', 'Good Night and Good Luck', 'The Shaggy Dog', and 'Zodiac'. This brings the total up to 22 so far. He has already surpassed Evans but the hits don't end there. 'Tropic Thunder', the 'Sherlock Holmes' movies (2),' Due Date', 'Chef', and 'The Judge' are the ones that follow.

Downey has a final total of 28 hits making it nine hits over Evans. It pays to be older here. We just hope they both show us more movies in the future!

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