How Long Would It Take to Watch the MCU, Including the Disney+ TV Shows?

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one of the highest-grossing movie production companies in the world. The company’s box office sales throughout the year 2020 were a staggering 22.56 billion worldwide, which is up from just over 5 billion in all of 2019, according to Statista. MCU’s sales continue to grow at an astounding year-over-year increase in sales.

MCU is a fairly new movie production company with a limited library

Loki wearing a white button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up with a flaming sword in his hand lunging to the side.
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MCU is still in its “infancy” as far as the movies that it has released under its name. MCU has only released 23 movie titles to date, yet they have grossed tens of billions of dollars in box office sales while doing it, according to Forbes.

Their movies are wildly popular as they started with Iron Man in 2008 and their latest release was the Avengers: Endgame movie in 2019. Some movies since then have been disrupted in their filming schedules due to COVID-19, but MCU plans to release a host of new movies coming out in the US and UK in 2021 and all over the world thereafter.

If you were to watch all the MCU movies that have been released to date as a “movie marathon” of sorts, you would get to enjoy 3,015 minutes worth of film. It would take about 50 hours or 2 days and 2 hours to watch all the films nonstop. To watch all of the TV series across Netflix, Disney+, and other platforms would be approximately 17,017 minutes, which would take around 12 days to watch.

Disney Plus has a much larger and more expansive library

If you were to watch all the programming, including both the TV shows and movies, that Disney+ offers, you would have many more choices about what to watch. It would take a much longer time to watch it than if you were to watch the entire MCU catalog in full.

Disney+ is currently home to content from many producers, such as Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel favorites, and their own TV shows and program offerings. Disney+ currently charges $8 a month for a subscription. That subscription offers subscribers more than 503 movie titles that provide over 763 hours of entertainment for subscribers.

That means that if you want to watch all the movies provided on your Disney+ subscription, you will have to spend 31.79 days watching those movies, not including breaks, sleeping, work, and other activities that fit into a day.

If you were to watch all the TV shows that Disney+ offers, you would get to enjoy more than 132 TV shows to choose from, and you would have 3,310 episodes of content to enjoy. It would take you over 5 months and 12 days to watch everything that the Disney+ channel has to offer.