As 2020 begins and moviegoers look forward to some exciting titles coming their way this year, it is best to take a quick look back at how 2019 was defined and ruled by some epic masterpieces. From data compiled by Box Office Mojo, Tech and Lifestyle Journal brings you the list of the highest-grossing movies in 2019:
10. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Worldwide Gross: $758,910,100
The 2019 installment of the popular Fast & Furious franchise has proven to be a massive success. This movie was initially announced in October 2017, while filming was done from July 2018 to January 2019, mostly in London and Glasgow.
9. Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Worldwide Gross: $761,715,514
The final episode of the nine-part Skywalker saga is also the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy from The Force Awakens in 2015 and The Last Jedi in 2017. The worldwide gross of the film is expected to further increase as the movie is continuously being screened globally.
Worldwide Gross: $1,050,693,953
The live-action adaptation of the 1992 hit animated movie Aladdin received mix reviews when it first launched in May 2019. The musical fantasy revolves around a street urchin who falls in love with a princess and befriends a wish-granting genie while battling the villain named Jafar.
Worldwide Gross: $1,062,994,002
This psychological thriller did not lose its box-office appeal despite being well-received by movie critics. The film is still based on popular DC Comics characters and is opening the possibility for further sequels.
6. Toy Story 4
Worldwide Gross: $1,073,394,593
It took 9 years for Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures to come up with a sequel to Toy Story 3 in 2010. This installment is so far the Toy Story franchise’s most successful in terms of box office sales.
5. Captain Marvel
Worldwide Gross: $1,128,274,794
The 21st film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe drew traction from The Avengers’ Infinity War in 2018. This movie was also released weeks before the official screening of the most anticipated Avengers’ Endgame, formally introducing Carol Danvers to fans.
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Worldwide Gross: $1,131,927,996
The 23rd movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also noted for having the most expensive marketing campaign ever as it attempted to prevent spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, which was shown only several weeks before its own release. Its sequel is set for a July 16, 2021 release.
3. Frozen II
Worldwide Gross: $1,224,500,815
The sequel to the hit computer-animated musical fantasy flick Frozen (released in 2013) holds the current record of having the highest worldwide opening sales for an animated film of all time.
2. The Lion King
Worldwide Gross: $1,656,821,650
This photo-realistic computer-generated remake of 1994 animated hit with the same title is noted for snatching the record of 2013 hit Frozen for being the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
1. Avengers: Endgame
Worldwide Gross: $2,797,800,564
Need we say more about this highly successful movie? It is currently the highest-grossing movie globally of all time, after literally breaking box office records.