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The Top 10 Summer Box-Office Predictions of 2019

The Top 10 Summer Box-Office Predictions of 2019

Just for the record, I WILL be including Avengers: Endgame, even though it’s releasing in late April, I feel like this is now the true kick-off time of the summer and it would just be weird to not include it. Now I hope you enjoy seeing me fumble through this summers predictions.

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1. Avengers: End Game (Disney)
Opening: $302 million
Total: $725 million

I think this film is going to be capital B-I-G. There are few people in the North America that aren’t curious to see how this saga comes to a temporary close ad we reach the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s phase 3. I think Avengers has a good shot at being the first film to hit a $300 million opening and should hold on for the following weeks and become the second-highest grossing film domestically not counting inflation.

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2. Toy Story 4
Opening: $192 million
Total: $615 million

The Incredibles 2 surprised everyone last year by grossing over $600 million domestically, and I think Toy Story 4 could do something similar. Toy Story 4 will be the animated film to beat this year and barring catastrophic reviews, should have strong legs throughout the rest of the summer.

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3. The Lion King (Disney)
Opening: $200 million
Total: $562 million

On name alone this film is going to do gang-busters and if it’s well-reviewed, even better. The Lion King is probably the most popular animated Disney property and I think just about everyone is going to want to see the CGI re-imagining, especially after director Jon Favreau already proved himself with his rendition of The Jungle Book.

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4. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal)
Opening: $110 million
Total: $380 million

The first Secret Life of Pets was a huge box office success and a crowd-pleaser for family audiences, it grossed over $360 million at the domestic box office. Universal and Illumination market the hell out of these films and awareness will be high. Illumination also has a stellar track-record for the staying power of their movies and the legs on this one should be strong. It’s also proven that these films are critic-proof, so bad reviews won’t be getting in the way of this one’s success.

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5. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony)
Opening: $140 million
Total: $344 million

I think Spider-Man: Far From Home will be a much-needed Avengers: End Game pallette cleanser and the lighthearted MCU movie of the year, plus, Spider-man has always been a draw at the box office. I think this film will land in the ball-park of its predecessor and land firmly around them mid-300 million mark.

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6. Pokemon Detective Pikachu (WB)
Opening: $95 million
Total: $245 million

7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (WB)
Opening: $103 million
Total: $218 million

8. Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)
Opening: $67 million
Total: $155 million

9. Aladdin (Disney)
Opening: $52 million
Total: $142 million

10. Men In Black International
Opening: $48 million
Total: $133 million

Well that wraps up this year’s summer predictions! I feel pretty good about the order of my top 5, but the bottom five look like they could get a little dicey. Only time will tell. Check back in for the final results sometime in September of this year.

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