2016 U.S. Box Office to Set New Record 2

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.

April 6, 2018

2016 U.S. Box Office to Set New Record 2

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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