When it comes to movies, it’s clear that kids, action, and sequels rule. Despite all the buzz of awards season, moviegoers are looking to these three categories for entertainment. And though we’re only five months into 2016, the box office has shown no signs of slowing down. Hollywood keeps cranking out hit after hit, and summer promises to be another productive blockbuster movie season. Here are the most popular movies in the world so far in 2016.
Top 10 Most Popular Movies in the World 2016
10. From Vegas to Macau III – 2016
This Chinese action comedy film has managed to overcome dismal critical response to rake in more than $182 million worldwide. The film, and its predecessors, have relied on the star power of Chow Yun-Fat and the popularity of action films to repeatedly take the top spot at the global box office. Number 10 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
9. London Has Fallen – 2016
Gerard Butler leads the talented cast (which includes Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart) as a hero that must protect the world’s most powerful leaders from assassination at the fictional funeral of London’s prime minister. This film has proven to be as wildly popular as the previous series in the film, Olympus Has Fallen. Number 9 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
8. The Monkey King 2 – 2016
Another testament to the power of the Chinese box office, The Monkey King 2 is a fantasy action film that brings to life select chapters from classic novel, Journey To The West. The film has grossed almost $200 million worldwide and boasts a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Number 8 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
7. Kung Fu Panda 3 – 2016
More than any other demographic, kids truly dictate the ebb and flow of the movie industry. The previous two Kung Fu Panda installments both raked in more than $600 million each. And the latest release in the popular animated series looks to exceed their success. Number 7 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
6. The Mermaid – 2016
Despite a lack of awareness in the US, The Mermaid has achieved tremendous global success. To date, the film has amassed more than $500 million worldwide. The record-breaking fantasy film has a little something for everyone pulling from science fiction and romantic comedy genres for a winning combination. Number 6 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
5. Deadpool – 2016
The underdog Marvel Comics adaptation, along with star Ryan Reynolds, pulled fans to the box office in droves. The R-rated superhero flick combined a heavy dose of adult comedy with breathtaking action sequences and special effects to win the box office week after week. Number 5 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
4. Captain America: Civil War – 2016
Civil War serves as the third Captain America film from Marvel, and its impressive box office haul proves that fans just can’t get enough. With a cast that includes the full Avengers lineup (Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, etc.), moviegoers gravitated to the film. With not even a month of release under its belt, the film has pulled in almost $800 million. Number 4 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
3. The Jungle Book – 2016
The Jungle Book has been in theaters before (as an animated feature and as a 1994 live action movie) but never this way. With an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o and Bill Murray, the latest attempt is by far the most successful and most critically favored. Number 3 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
2. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – 2016
Before this film’s release, reviewers skewered it with a dismal 27% Rotten Tomatoes rating. But the fans demonstrated their box office power. Not only did the film shatter opening records; it’s now the 45th highest grossing film of all time. Number 2 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
1. Zootopia – 2016
Zootopia is officially the 6th highest grossing animated film and 30th highest grossing film of all time. The animated buddy cop movie featured voices from many of today’s stop stars including Idris Elba, Jason Bateman, and Ginnifer Goodwin. It’s global box office haul stands at just under $1 billion. Number 1 most popular movies in the world in 2016.
Top 10 Most Popular Movies in the World 2015
Do you find any interesting movies to watch at home for this weekend? To save you valuable time in weekend, you need to choose a good-quality one. A lot of movies have been released so far including romantic, horror, and action type, but all the movies comes with its unique and special patterns. To choose a good movie, you can look at your favorite type of movie, the grossing over amount, the production company and so on. To provide you a good movie, you can take a look at some popular movies below for your information.
10. Cinderella (2015)
It is a kind of romantic fantasy film which is based on Chales Perrautt’s eponymous fairy tale. Lily James performed as Cinderella and Cate Blanchett as stepmother Lady Tremaine. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, this movie had the compliment to show its premiere on February 13, 2015 at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Next, it released successfully on March 13 the same year and it can earn up to $539 million worldwide. The movie is developed with lively action, beautiful view, and more interesting revised script.
9. Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey is filmed based on the novel, with the same name, written by British writer E. L. James. The story is about the sadomasochistic relationship of a young lady with one business man. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, it is erotic romantic drama film. It stars Dakota Johnson as a young lady Anastasia, and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. It had its first premiere on February 11, 2015 and it released worldwide two days later. This movie is currently the fourth highest grossing film for 2015 since it was able to gross over $569 million. Due to enormous support, its two sequels: Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are planned to be released in 2017, and 2018 respectively.
8. Insidious (Chapter 3)
Insidious Chapter 3 is the supernatural horror film made in 2015. If you want to scream out loud with scary movie, this one is recommended, and we ensure that you will no longer sleep alone. Actually, this one is the third installment of the famous Insidious film series after the successful first two films. It stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott. Directed by Leigh Whannell, the film could earn over $104 million after it was released in June 2015. Made in the USA, this movie comes with high-resolution picture, and amazing sound. The length of the film is about 97 minutes.
7. Home (2015)
Produced by DreamWorks Animation, Home is a box office success, earning over $369 million worldwide. The story is about the alien race called the Boov comes to the planet to escape from their enemy. Fortunately, one fugitive Boov named Oh met a little girl, Tip, and they create the whole story of HOME 2015. The film is American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy that provides you clear and beautiful images. It was released on March 27, 2015 with the great success. If you want a cartoon movie to enjoy with your kids, choose Home. Your kid will love it.
6. San Andreas
San Andreas is American 3D disaster film which is directed by Brad Peyton. The film stars the famous actor Dwayne Johnson to make this film very interesting with lively action. This story is about the disaster, earthquake and Tsunami, happens in San Andreas, and then Raymond Gaines is a Los Angeles Fire Department Air Rescue pilot started to rescue his family and other people. Furthermore, its principal photography started in April 2014 in Australia and wrapped up in July 27 in San Francisco. In addition, it released on May 29, 2015 in 2D and 3D. This movie has grossed over $460 million worldwide.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers Age of Ultron is a 3D superhero film produced in 2015. The movie is based on the Marvel Comics team the Avengers. The story is about the cooperation of Avengers team in order to defeat Ultron, a mechanical artificial intelligence bent on human extinction. In addition, the film is the sequel of the Avengers 2012. Besides, it is produced by Marvel Studios and directed by Joss Whedon. The film is performed by many popular actors such as Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and so forth. The principal photography took places in many countries like South Africa, South Korea, England, Italy, and Bangladesh. Released in May 2015, it is the third-highest-grossing film in 2015 with $1.3 billion.
4. Jurassic World
Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow, made in 2015. This science fiction adventure film is the fourth part of the Jurassic Park series. The story happens when genetically modified dinosaur breaks loose and destroys the fictional island of Isla Nublar. Additionally, it was first released in June 2015 and then it could break the numerous records with its huge support. It is the first film to gross over $500 million worldwide in a single weekend. Last but not least, due to its enormous success, a plan of its sequel was announced by Universal and Trevorrow.
Minions is made in 2015 and a prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. The story is about the journey of Minions to seek a good boss before they meet Dr. Gru in Despicable Me movie. The film is produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, and directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Besides, this movie was released in July 2015. It has grossed over $630 million worldwide. This film is 3D computer-animated family comedy film which is very suitable for your small kids.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2) was directed by David Yates, based on the novel, with the same name, by J. K. Rowling. This movie is the last eighth installment of Harry Potter series. Made in 2011, it is the continuous part from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010). The story is about the effort of Harry to find other Horcruxes to destroy Voldemort. The film mainly stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the three main characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley respectively. In addition, released in July 2011, it could gross over $483.2 million and became the highest grossing film of 2011. Last but not least, this film was highly nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Art, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Visual Effects.
1. Fast and Furious 7
Fast and Furious 7 is the action movie and the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. The film is directed by James Wan and it stars the famous actors including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and so forth. Unfortunately, in this midst of film production process, Paul Walker passed away in the accident and the film was delayed for script rewriting. The story of this movie is about the team of Dominic and Brian returned to the US to live in ordinary live after the past crime in Fast and Furious 6. However, Statham sought to avenge them and turned them in danger again. Released in April 2015, this film showed in 3D, IMAX 3D, and 4DX. Finally, it is the second highest grossing film of 2015 with the money of $1.511 billion.