December 29 2016

Domestic box office numbers hit a record high

The U.S. box office had a banner year, but it was mainly due to a smaller number of films than it should have been.

Domestically the box office numbers hit record numbers this week eclipsing the old record of $11.14B set last year. Right now the projections are that the total sits in the $11.17 to $11.18B range. Current estimates have the domestic box office finishing the year at $11.3B.

The top five domestic films at the time of this writing are:

  1. Finding Dory – $486.3M
  2. Captain America: Civil War – $408.1M
  3. The Secret Life of Pets – $368.3M
  4. The Jungle Book – $364M
  5. Deadpool – $363.1M

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in seventh place with $340.6M and should easily jump into the top five by the end of the year.

While these are great numbers, only 25 films broke $100M in the U.S. out of 397 released. Well, if you throw enough at a target, some of it is sure to hit the mark.

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