What have been the biggest moneymaking movies of 2019 so far? Recently – and not surprisingly – Avengers: Endgame has been smashing box office records, and unseated Captain Marvel as the highest-grossing movie of 2019. When all of the numbers are tallied for 2019, it will likely be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, too! Watch out, Titanic…you’re about to run into an iceberg with a whole lot of superheroes on top of it! Avatar? Well, you KNEW lasting box office supremacy would be…unobtainable, wouldn’t it (see what I did there)?
Opening soon will be The Lion King (2019). Will it go gangbusters like other live action remakes such as Alice in Wonderland (2010), Aladdin, The Jungle Book (2016), Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent and Cinderella? This Lion King movie does not appear to be a “live action” movie to me! Unless director Jon Favreau managed to get all of these lions to actually act (and if so, that would truly be a Disney re-hashing I would LOVE to see)! Speaking of Disney, a remake we’re probably never going to see would be a re-boot of Song of the South. You know – that movie that Disney probably wants to forget it ever made? Their dirty little secret? Just start singing Zippity Doo Dah around a high-ranking Disney executive sometime and see how long it takes for them to cringe and then call security…
I would love to see more animated comic book movies…or as a reversal – a live-action take on The Dark Knight Returns (aka Batman is mad as Hell and isn’t going to take it anymore).
Batman in The Dark Knight Returns (which should be made into a live-action movie).
One of the most recent movies I saw in theaters was Shazam, which I really enjoyed! Ever wonder what a 14-year-old kid would be like if he suddenly got superpowers he could barely handle? Watch the movie and find out!
Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi in Shazam!
D.C. movies have a reputation for being a bit…dark compared to some of the more lighthearted MCU movies. However, Shazam! departed from the herd by making a movie that incorporated quite a lot of humor! I especially liked when Billy Batson meets “The Wizard,” who implores him to “Touch my staff.” Billy’s response was hilarious – “Gross.” Slight bit of sexual innuendo there!
Mark Strong as the villainous Frank D’Amico in Kick-Ass. He also plays Dr. Thaddeus Sivana in Shazam!
For inquiring minds, the letters in SHAZAM stand for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. That just might be a trivia question!
Now how about those top grossing movies from 2019?
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…
- Avengers: Endgame, $849.5M
- Captain Marvel, $426.8M
- Toy Story 4, $325.7M
- Aladdin (2019), $325.6M
- Spider-Man: Far From Home, $229.2M
- Us, $175.0M
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, $166.1M
- How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, $160.7M
- The Secret Life Of Pets 2, $144.0M
- Pokemon Detective Pikachu, $143.2M
- Shazam!, $140.2M
- Dumbo, $114.5M
- Glass, $111.0M
- Godzilla – King of The Monsters, $108.7M
- The Upside, $108.2M
- The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, $105.8M
- Rocketman, $90.2M
- Alita: Battle Angel, $85.7M
- Men In Black International, $74.2M
- Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, $73.2M
- Dark Phoenix, $64.8M
- Escape Room, $57.0M
- Annabelle Comes Home, $55.2M
- The Curse of La Llarona, $54.7M
- Pet Sematary (2019), $54.7M
- What Men Want, $54.6M