Superheroes galore, a high-tech war in the sky as well as a musical bonanza– it is all that is needed to help box office earnings in the range of $6 billion in the US. Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War has really hit the box-office effectively.
A number of movie studios such as Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Universal Pictures were already experiencing higher revenues from their movies. They had crossed a collection of $5 billion at the worldwide box office in the preceding year. It was despite the fact that the number of sales in the American box office had registered a downward trend. Last year was regarded the worst years for ticket sales in almost preceding 10 years. Nevertheless, the current year has broken a box office record.
It is reported that the domestic box office it the US has already crossed $6 billion in just first half of the year. It thus has beaten the earlier best corresponding total of $5.64 billion, which was registered last year. In spite of lesser estimate of remaining months of the year, the yearly total looks outstanding to beat 2016’s record of earning of $11.3 billion.
Black Panther is currently leading the way with almost $700 million from the U.S. It is an outstanding performance which has made the movie the highest-turnover superhero movie. However, Avengers: Infinity War has done much better with $669 million earnings domestically already.
It is just a month when the current Avengers was on the show in the cinemas, Deadpool 2 too released, which has attained a top of $300 million. That makes it on the top of R-rated movies to attain that benchmark.
Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 was not screened midway through June, but that too has already hit an incredible figure of $360 million. It comprises an opening weekend of $182 million which took it to the most successful animated movie opening of the time.
While these crime thriller movies have become helpful in attaining the record box office collections in 2018, there are others too, which performed well.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hugh Jackman’s P.T. musical The Greatest Showman have collected $360 million in January alone. Although it had registered a not so welcome opening at the end of the preceding year. The other successful movies at the box office were Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Solo: A Star Wars Story which also has contributed a significant amount to the 2018 total.