Top Grossing Movies of 2018Posted on 3 Dec 00:00
Throughout the history of the US box office, the year 2018 is actually ranked as one of cinemas best grossing years. A lot of movies actually made it to the top rankings, but it was Marvel's 'Black Panther' which emerged as king in terms of grossing with more than $700 million. Among the top-ranked movies are also Marvel’s 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.
Here, we consider some of the top-grossing classic movies of 2018. The figures here are based on the Box Office Mojo. So, let’s go –
#10) Venom ($213.2 million)
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Released: October 1, 2018
Cast: Tom Hardy (Eddie Brock/Venom), Michelle Williams (Anne Weying), Riz Ahmed (Calton Drake/Riot)
At number 10 on the list is Venom. In this film, journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Eddie tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Venom finds so intoxicating. This film is unique, action packed and lots of fun!
#9) Solo: A Star Wars Story ($213.77 million)
Directed by: Ron Howard
Released: May 10, 2018
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Woody Harrelson (Beckett), Emilia Clarke (Qi'ra)...
Number 9 for 2018: Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon.
#8) Ant-Man and the Wasp ($216.65 million)
Director: Peyton Reed
Date of release: July 6, 2018
Cast: Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne/Wasp), Michael Peña (Luis), Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym)...
In this film, Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
#7) Mission: Impossible — Fallout ($220.16 million)
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Released: July 12, 2018
Cast: Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt), Henry Cavill (August Walker), Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell)...
Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark (an alias name)) and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
#6) The Grinch ($265.5 million)
Directed by: Scott Mosier, and Yarrow Cheney
Released: October 22, 2018
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (voice of the Grinch), Rashida Jones (voice of Donna Who), Kenan Thompson (voice of Mr. Brickelbaum)...
The Grinch is a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. The infamous Grinch, lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all?
#5) Deadpool 2 ($318.49 million)
Directed by: David Leitch
Released: May 10, 2018
Cast: Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool/the voice of Juggernaut), Josh Brolin (Cable), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa)...
The wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell Collins (Julian Dennison), a.k.a, Firefist, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future -- Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Domino (Zazie Beetz) and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry.
#4) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($416.77 million)
Directed by: J. A. Bayona
Released: May 21, 2018
Cast: Chris Pratt (Owen Brady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), Rafe Spall (Eli Mills)...
This film begin three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.
#3) The Incredibles 2 ($608.58 million)
Directed by: Brad Bird
Released: June 5, 2018
Cast: Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter (Helen Parr/Elastigirl), Sarah Vowell (Violet Parr), Huckleberry Milner (Dashell Parr/Dash), Samuel L. Jackson (Lucius Best/Frozone)...
Once again, we have everyone’s favorite family of superheroes back in 'The Incredibles 2'. This time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible!
#2) Avengers: Infinity War ($678.82 million)
Directed by: Anthony Russo
Released: April 23, 2018
Cast: Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Ironman), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Josh Brolin (Thanos)...
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
#1) Black Panther ($700.06 million)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Released: January 29, 2018
Cast: Chadwick Boseman (T' Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), Angela Bassett (Ramonda)...
Rightfully taking first place on the list is Black Panther. After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
These days, many films are making it to the top spots of the US Box Office rankings. This can only mean one thing; movie directors of this era have started to pay attention to their viewers. As the Hollywood movie industry becomes more inclusive, and we continue to advance in technology, it is only expected that other high grossing movies will emerge.
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