2016 was a favourable year for fantasy, animated features, and - most importantly - comic book films! According to an analysis from The Hollywood Reporter (via Box Office Mojo), Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War lead 2016 with a $1.15 billion haul at the box office, with Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory coming in a close second with $1.028 billion. Several other CBM's found their way into the top 10 as well, including Batman v Superman, Deadpool, and Suicide Squad.
As a whole, 2016 wasn't a great year for everyone; only 26 films managed to cross $100 million domestically, and a collection of box office bombs ( such as God of Egypt, Ben-Hur, The Finest Hours, and Allied) lost a combined total of about $1 billion. Disney, however, continued to thrive, commanding an whopping 26.4 percent of the North American market thanks to the massive success of Civil War, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, and Finding Dory, along with the recently released Moana and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Check out the full Top 10 list below! What films do you think will top the list in 2017?
1. Captain America Civil War - $1.15B
2. Finding Dory - $1.028B
3. Zootopia - $1.024B
4. The Jungle Book - $966.6M
5. The Secret Life of Pets - $875.5M
6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - $873.3M
7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - $801.9M
8. Deadpool - $783.1M
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - $777M
10. Suicide Squad - $745.6M
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.