This year has been very promising for the cinema. Powerhouse Disney has dominated the box office market with 5 out of the 10 top-grossing movies coming out of the studio. We saw MCU’s Avengers: Endgame toppling down Avatar (2009) and a Chinese produced film Wandering Earth cracking the list wide open. Here are our top-grossing movies of 2019, so far.
Based on the manga series Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro. The film is directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron who as we all know is no stranger to top-grossing movies. It’s the first science fiction film on our list.
9. Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Pikachu is back in the big screen, this time in full live-action glory! Probably one of the most adorable creatures ever conceptualized, Detective Pikachu puts a twist on your usual Pokemon adventure. It’s based upon a video game of the same name.
8. How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World
Dreamworks Animation’s entry to our list. The Hidden World is the third and final instalment for the film franchise.
7. The Lion King
The remake of a classic. First of 5 Disney films in this list. As of writing Lion King was just released but it’s already at 7th place and has grossed $500 million.
6. The Wandering Earth
As mentioned this is a film produced by China Film Group Corporation and was later on distributed by streaming giant Netflix. Based on a novella this science fiction film follows a group of astronauts trying to save earth from an expanding sun.
5. Toy Story
Coming in at number 5 is the long-awaited instalment of a beloved franchise. Toy Story 4 produced by Pixar for Disney is a no brainer on the list. It takes us back to the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang.
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Technically the end of MCU’s phase three, this movie shows us the aftermath of the Infinity War saga. Tom Holland returns as our friendly neighbourhood spiderman. This movie not only hints of more instalments to come but also to the possibility of a multiverse.
Another remake in our list (much more in development i.e. Mulan, The Little Mermaid). Aladdin promises to take us to a familiar but a whole new world (get it? wink).
2. Captain Marvel
Second marvel superhero movie on the list. Brie Larson takes on the Captain Marvel mantle promising audiences that they’ve yet seen some of the strongest characters in the MCU.
1. Avengers: Endgame
Avengers Endgame is not just the Top Grossing Movies of 2019 but it is also an all-time movie. Endgame broke box office records en route to toppling down James Cameron’s Avatar after a decade on top. This culmination to multiple superhero stories we’ve come to know and love is so worth the wait.