Saturday, August 22, 2015

Top 2016 Features?

Some of these are obvious, but others? Maybe not.

The Big Six?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — Opening in March, the full kickoff of the DC Comics shared cinematic universe is going to do monster business. ...

Captain America: Civil War — I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this will be Marvel’s biggest film yet. ...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — There are probably only two films that might sneak past the superhero battle royal movies mentioned above and steal the title of highest grossing film of the year, and a Harry Potter spinoff is probably one of them. ...

Finding Dory - ... The first Finding Nemo made $864 million… in 2003… without 3D tickets. When it got a 3D rerelease a few years ago, it added $72 million to its coffers, raising its all-time total to $936 million. That’s $1.2 billion in today’s dollars, folks. ...

The Jungle Book -- ... Nothing you’ve seen in visual effects and CGI work for animals, creatures, and outdoor settings will prepare you for what you’ll see in this film, if the sizzle reel Disney unveiled is any hint of what to expect. ...

X-Men: Apocalypse — The X-Men franchise finally found the path to true box office glory last year with X-Men: Days of Future Past, by far the highest grossing entry in the superhero franchise at $748 million. That was a massive leap not only financially, but also for the size of the series’ fanbase. ...

The BIG movie for 2016 is going to be the one that opens Friday, December 18, 2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's the picture that runs the table in 2016, because the bulk of its box office receipts are going to roll in next year, not this year. So yeah, it's a 2015 release, but only barely. And it should be the top grosser next year.

As for animated features, I think Forbes is under-estimating Kung Fu Panda 3 (January 29, 2016), and Ice Age: Collision Course (July 15, 2016). Both of these, I think, are going to be BIG performers in the global marketplace. In fact, I could see either (or both) of these out-performing Finding Dory.



2 comments:

Jeremy Darensbourg said...

The big film of 2016 will be Independence Day: Resurgence. It will do gang busters in the global market.

hamletprimeiro said...

Probably this Big Six are correct but no Zootopia or Moana at this hypothetical top ten?

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