The global box office receipts are in, and there’s only one movie to rule them all – Captain America: Civil War, which crossed the magical 1 billion dollar mark with a total worldwide gross of US$1.15 billion.
Unsurprisingly, there are many comic book adaptations on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top 20 grossing films of 2016. Despite awful reviews, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finished at No. 6 with US$873.3 million, while Deadpool was at No. 8 with US$783.1 million.
But that’s not the end of the story for Marvel’s parent company Disney. THR says that Disney finished the year with a whopping US$3 billion at the North American box office, claiming more than 26 per cent of the domestic market share. Its strongest performers included Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.
In conclusion: Ker-ching!