With the 2015 box office coming to a close, 2016 has a lot to live up to. Minions, Spectre, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens were massive hits last year. 2016 films see lots of spinoffs and remakes here are our guesses at the tops hits this year…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: DC Comics cinematic universe is going to do monster business this year. Batman is a massive moneymaker. Putting him alongside other superheroes seems like an easy bet for continuing that trend. Superman himself made $668 million in 2013′s Man of Steel this is going to be a mammoth box office hit in 2016.
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them: This is going to be one of the highest grossing films of 2016, a Harry Potter spinoff. The film is about the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. The anticipation is immense for a new Harry Potter-related movie, and one written by Rowling herself no less, should help enhance this movie’s potential.
Captain America, Civil War: The plot sees political interference in the Avenger’s activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. It features a large cast, including some major newcomers in the form of Spider-Man, Black Panther, and more. Marvel is going to promote this as an event picture, something larger than just a Captain America sequel, because it can in fact be both. This film is lightly to become the highest grossing superhero movie in history.
The Jungle Book (2016): With voiceovers from the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Bill Murray the 2016 version of this classic film about an orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther already looks likely to wow audiences and amaze critics. Nothing you’ve seen in visual effects and CGI work for animals, creatures, and outdoor settins will prepare you for what you’ll see in this film, Disney at it’s best.
Finding Dory: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The film takes place six months after Finding Nemo.
Independence Day, Resurgence: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defences be enough? It’s missing Will Smith (an admittedly big name to leave out) it has most of the rest of the main cast returning, and Roland Emmerich is returning as director. One to look forward to but maybe not the blockbuster they are hoping for.
Pete’s Dragon: A Disney movie all about the innocence of childhood and childhood lost, and about adults attempting to recapture that innocence while also rescuing a child from a world that threatens to strip it all away. A young orphan seeks refuge from his abusive adoptive parents with the help of a pet dragon and a couple who live in a lighthouse. The dragon named Elliot has wonderful CGI this tale might be akin to E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial and families will fall in love with it!
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story: This one is a no-brainer. The word “spinoff” isn’t remotely important, the only words that matter are Star and Wars here. The film sees the rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. this film is a prequel set during the original trilogy’s days will provide a huge added nostalgic boost for audiences too, especially on the heels of the nostalgia-fest this Christmas when The Force Awakens.
Also at the flicks this year Warcraft (a spinoff of the game), Alice Through the Looking Glass, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Ghostbusters (2016) the Angry Birds Movie and Kung Fu Panda 3. If you can’t wait to get to the movies check out cienma listings page…