Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Characters – Screen Time Breakdown

Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War
In its third weekend of release, Avengers: Infinity War leaped to #5 all-time at the global box office, passing the original Avengers film to become the highest grossing super hero movie in history.  In the US, the film passed The Dark Knight to climb to #8 on the domestic charts.  With Deadpool 2 this week and Solo: A Star Wars Story coming the following week, we’ll have to see what kind of staying power the super hero epic has, but it’s already left an indelible mark on the box office.  While I don’t quite want to get into an all-out spoilers discussion (I hate to ruin the film for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, and if you haven’t, GO!  See it in the theater in the biggest format you can!), for those of us who have seen it, you may have wondered exactly how much screen time the massive cast got per character. (Potential spoiler warning)
Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Infinity War

Fortunately for those of us (face it, ALL of us) too lazy to figure it out, “an IMDb user has compiled a complete screen time breakdown for every significant character in Avengers: Infinity War.  The user, ninewheels0, notes the times are rounded to the nearest quarter-minute and are tentative, to be confirmed after Infinity War’s home release.”

Tom Hiddleston in Avengers: Infinity War

Any doubt that this was Thanos’s movie is dispelled by the numbers.  The mad Titan has more than ten minutes more screen time than any other character.  Because of the huge cast, only five heroes (Gamora, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Thor, and Star-Lord) even clocked ten minutes of screen time.  Cap only had 6:45 and the MCU’s new most popular hero, Black Panther, was only onscreen for 3:30.  It’s honestly surprising because the Russo Brothers have so much back and forth action that you don’t really stop to think about screen time until you’ve seen it three or four times (as I clearly have).

Here’s the full breakdown:

  1. Thanos                     29:00
  2. Gamora                   19:30
  3. Iron Man                 18:00
  4. Thor                         14:30
  5. Doctor Strange       11:30
  6. Star-Lord                 10:15
  7. Vision                       9:45
  8. Scarlet Witch          9:00
  9. Hulk                          8:45
  10. Spider-Man             7:30
  11. Captain America    6:45
  12. Rocket                      6:00
  13. Black Widow          5:00
  14. Drax                         4:45
  15. Mantis                     4:45
  16. Ebony Maw            4:00
  17. Proxima Midnight 3:45
  18. Cull Obsidian          3:45
  19. Corvus Glaive         3:30
  20. Black Panther         3:30
  21. Groot                        3:15
  22. Nebula                     3:15
  23. Okoye                       3:15
  24. Loki                          3:15
  25. War Machine         3:00
  26. Eitri                          2:45
  27. Wong                       2:45
  28. Falcon                      2:15
  29. White Wolf             2:00
  30. Pepper Potts           1:30
  31. Stonekeeper (RS)   1:30
  32. Shuri                        1:00
  33. M’Baku                    1:00
  34. Thunderbolt Ross  1:00
  35. Nick Fury                1:00
  36. Maria Hill                0:45
  37. Heimdall                  0:45
  38. The Collector           0:45

Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan in Avengers: Infinity War

2 thoughts on “Avengers: Infinity War Characters – Screen Time Breakdown”

  1. Fascinating. Usually this sort of excersise doesn’t have much use, because if Dr. Lector and Darth Vader could make the impressions they did in their breakout films, and only appear in each one for 12 minutes, film time does not bear much relation to other kinds of time, and has very little to do with the importance of a character.

    But with Infinity War you actually want to know. Both times I saw it, I was actually kind of trying to keep track in my head. The only thing that surprised me when I read this list was Star-Lord, probably because he brought so little to the table. I’m a fan of the guy. I’m just saying. But now that I think back, of course he was in the film that much, because of how closely he’s tied to Gamora. Ebony Maw deserved more. (I’m trying to figure out what his movie design reminds me of. Maybe he’s the love child of Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort, and a neimoidian from Star Wars, and yet I beleive I’m thinking of something more specific.).

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    1. When you realize how fast the action was moving and how broad the cast really is, the Russos achievement in balancing it as best they could is that more impressive.


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