Despite 2016 being a fairly strange and terrible year in a lot of ways, Hollywood has had a great year at the box office. Movies have always been a comforting solace for many people. It’s a way to get lost and escape reality for a little while. 2016 has already made more than $10 billion so far. The year isn’t over yet either. According to the National Association of Theater Owners, it’s the fastest the box office has ever reached this number in a year.
Leading the pack domestically is Disney’s Finding Dory, which has now grossed $486.2 million. Coming up behind the lovable animation is Disney and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War with $408.1 million. The Secret Life of Pets comes in third with $367.6 million, while The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, has taken in $364 million. Rounding out the top five is Fox’s Deadpool, with $363.1 million.
So, I guess you can say that Disney has had a pretty amazing year. It doesn’t look like they’ll be letting up anytime before the end of the year with the release of another film, Moana, which is already sweeping the box office and is estimated to bring in at least $85 million its first weekend.
Last year, the last couple of weeks sent the 2015 domestic box office numbers to a high of $11.2 billion, thanks in large part to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This year, with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out in a few weeks, the box office numbers will soar once more.
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