Disney Dominates 2016 Summer Box Office

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When it comes to box office results, Disney won the summer. The summer box office will officially close at the end of Labor Day weekend and Disney is estimated to have earned over $2.56 billion at theaters this summer.

Captain America: Civil War pulled in $1.152 billion worldwide and was released in early May, kicking off the summer season for Disney. Civil War featured many of the Avengers which fans have grown to know and love over the past films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This also marked the final chapter in the Captain America trilogy. Civil War will be released on Digital HD on September 2, 2016, and later on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 13, 2016.

Also bringing in critical and fan acclaim was Finding Dory, the sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo, which didn’t disappoint at the box office. Dory made $929.1 million and broke a number of box office records.

Disney also released Pete’s Dragon, Alice Through the Looking Glass and The BFG.

Universal and Warner Bros. round out the top three highest studio earners for this summer season. Warner Bros. had a strong summer with their top earner being Suicide Squad. WB also impressed with The Legend of Tarzan and Central Intelligence.

What was your favorite movie of the summer? Comment below and let’s discuss the summer movie season!

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Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Bruhl and Tom Holland, Captain America: Civil War hits Blu-Ray and DVD on September 13, 2016. Are you guys excited?

 

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for TheCelebrityCafe.com covering everything from music to...

  • Scott Whalen

    Why do you say “Captain America Trilogy”? Does this mean we’ll never see a Captain America movie again?

    • Peter James

      A stand-alone movie with Steve Rogers? Probably not.

      But that doesn’t automatically mean we won’t ever see a solo stand-alone Captain America movie.

      Do the math.

      • Scott Whalen

        Do the math. Do you know how much Disney makes in merchandising alone from a Captain America movie? I guarantee we’ll see more, just like we’ll see another Iron Man move.

  • jollybrah

    Suicide Squad is my favourite movie of the summer and year. Such a fantastic film.