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2016 U.S. Box Office to Set New Record

2016 U.S. Box Office to Set New Record
The U.S. box office is gearing up to make 2016 the highest-earning year in recent history, with year-to-date gross box office sales up 4.1 percent, according to Box Office Mojo.

Finding Dory, Captain America and other Disney films top this year’s top 10 domestic grossing films.

The U.S. box office is gearing up to make 2016 the highest-earning year in recent history, with year-to-date gross box office sales up 4.1 percent, according to Box Office Mojo.

As of Dec. 18, this year’s box office has garnered $10,641.5 million, up from last year’s $10,225.4 million and 2014’s $9,736.8 million. Leading this year’s numbers is Disney and its subsidiaries–Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar–which has reported earning $2,700.5 million domestically and nearly $7 billion globally in gross box office numbers.

Furthermore, Disney films dominated the top 10 domestic grosses with Finding Dory at No. 1 as well as Captain America: Civil War (No. 2), The Jungle Book (No. 4), Deadpool (No. 5), Zootopia (No. 6) and Doctor Strange (No. 9). Other films in the top 10 include Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets at No. 3 and Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at No. 7, Suicide Squad at No. 8 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at No. 10.

Even though Disney reigned supreme this year, other top performing studios include Warner Bros. with $1,873.9 million; Twentieth Century Fox with $1,397.1 million; Universal with $1,251.7 million; and Sony/Columbia with $855.7 million.

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