Top Box Office Movies Of 2016

Top Ten Box Office Movies Of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close it’s time to look back at the top movies throughout the year and some of them might surprise you.

10. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

It’s no shock that J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts made it in the top ten for 2016. The movie made a total gross of $186,143,140 and $74,403,387 on opening day. J.K. Rowling and David Yates collaborate together to bring another thriller. Set seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in Hogwarts, writer Newt Scamander sets out on adventures in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards. The movie got great reviews and tons of hype from HP fans.

9. Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange jumped into the box office’s top ten movies of 2016 with a total gross of $216,716,547 and $85,058,311 on opening day. Marvel finds themselves in the top of the box office for 2016 many times and this is one of those times. Doctor Strange follows the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange. After a car accident the doctor must put his ego aside and learn of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions.


8. Suicide Squad.

If you haven’t heard of Harley Quinn and the rest of the suicide squad then what rock have you been living under for the past year? Marvel’s rival, D.C. Comics puts together a thriller with Suicide Squad making a total gross of $325,100,054 and $133,682,248 on opening day. Assemble a team of the worlds most dangerous Super Villains and you’ve got yourself a suicide squad. The movie made headlines before its debut when Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 26 percent sending the actors and actress’ into frenzy. But hear it here, the movie deserved more than a 26 percent.

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7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

It was a movie many wanted to see. Bringing in a total gross of $330,360,194 and $166,007,347 on opening day, the movie shows a power-phobic Batman going after Superman. All while the public is concerned over having the “Man of Steel” on their planet and the “Dark Knight” pursuing the streets of Gotham.

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6. Zootopia.

Disney outdid themselves with another hit in 2016. Zootopia brought in $341,268,248 and $75,063,401 on opening day. A rabbit and a fox team up to solve a mysterious case and quickly learn how tough it is to enforce the law.

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5. Deadpool.

Here’s another one of those times that Marvel finds the top ten. Ryan Reynolds plays the former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson and giving Deadpool a little extra character. The movie brought in a total gross of $363,070,709 and $132,434,639 on opening day. Deadpool’s life is changed when undergoing what he believes to be an experiment to cure his cancer. Instead he gains new dark abilities that he uses in the hunt for the man that altered his life completely.

Photo: 20th Century Fox

4. The Jungle Book (2016).

Disney’s The Jungle Book was one of the top movies in 2016 and for good reasons. Normally when you hear productions are remaking a classic you think, ugh. But this remake was one of the best ever made. Bringing in a total gross of $364,001,123 and $103,261,464 on opening day the movie was one adults and children could enjoy together. Man-cub Mowgli sets out on a journey with the help of panther, Bagheera, and bear, Baloo, to find himself and flee the jungle after threats from the tiger Shere Khan.

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3. The Secret Life Of Pets.

Universal Studios releases another hit with the Secret Life of Pets. Bringing in a total gross of $368,039,910 and $104,352,905 on opening day the movie revolves around a terror named Max. When Max’s owner brings in Duke, a stray, Max instantly dislikes him but must put differences aside to work to beat Snowball the bunny and his army of lost pets.

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2. Captain America: Civil War.

Here it is, Marvel’s top movie of 2016 and it’s not shocker. Captain America: Civil War brought in $408,084,349 and $179,139,142 on opening day. Probably one of the best Avengers movies made so far, this action packed movie centers on a drift between Captain America and Iron Man and division of the Avengers. It’s definitely a must see and if you’ve already seen it, watch it again.

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1. Finding Dory.

Disney and Pixar delivered the MOST anticipated movie of the year. Anyone in their 20’s were probably more excited over Finding Dory than younger children. A sequel to Finding Nemo, this movie brought in $486,294,347 and $135,060,273 on opening day. The friendly, but forgetful, Dory sets out on a journey to find her parents with the help of friends Marlin and Nemo.

Box office totals were determined from Box Office Mojo.


Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.