Top Grossing Movies 2019 (Domestic) – (As of September 13, 2019)

What have been the biggest moneymaking movies of 2019 so far? Recently – and not surprisingly – Avengers: Endgame has been smashing box office records, and The Lion King (2019) is also “roaring” at the box office (no thank you, too much uncanny valley for my tastes).

This probably won’t smash any box office records, but it’s worth noting that a biopic about Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger is coming out in September. This appears to be focusing on Garland’s last days, when she played a series of sold-out shows in London.

Pardon me for a sec while I opine about Garland a bit…I feel terrible for what happened to her. I feel she was chewed up and spit out by the MGM machine – and had she only focused on advancing her singing career rather than a movie career, she would have been better off. She was constantly told she was too fat, too ugly and even had her teeth capped when she was in The Wizard of Oz. There are also reports that she may have acquired her addiction problems while a child star (being given uppers to keep her working long days, and barbiturates to help put her to sleep at night).

It will be interesting to see Zellweger’s take on Judy Garland (which will likely snag her an Oscar nod).

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Renee Zellweger in the upcoming release Judy.

Top Grossing Movies Domestic Box Office (2019)

Note: I am only listing movies that have grossed more than $50 million at the U.S. box office

Editor’s note: Box office numbers are taken from the Box Office Mojo web site…

  1. Avengers: Endgame, $858.3M
  2. The Lion King (2019), $530.1M
  3. Toy Story 4, $431.9M
  4. Captain Marvel, $426.8M
  5. Spider-Man: Far From Home, $388.4M
  6. Aladdin (2019), $354.8M
  7. Us, $175.0M
  8. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, $171.0M
  9. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, $165.3M
  10. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, $160.7M
  11. The Secret Life Of Pets 2, $158.4M
  12. Pokemon Detective Pikachu, $144.1M
  13. Shazam!, $140.3M
  14. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, $135.1M
  15. Dumbo, $114.7M
  16. Glass, $111.0M
  17. Godzilla – King of The Monsters, $110.5M
  18. It: Chapter Two, $109.0M
  19. The Upside, $108.2M
  20. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, $105.8M
  21. Rocketman, $96.3M
  22. Alita: Battle Angel, $85.7M
  23. Men In Black International, $79.7M
  24. Annabelle Comes Home, $73.6M
  25. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, $73.2M
  26. Yesterday, $73.2M
  27. Good Boys, $68.6M
  28. Dark Phoenix, $65.8M
  29. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, $62.6M
  30. Escape Room, $57.0M
  31. Angel Has Fallen, $55.4M
  32. Dora and The Lost City of Gold, $54.7M
  33. The Curse of La Llarona, $54.7M
  34. Pet Sematary (2019), $54.7M
  35. What Men Want, $54.6M

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