Animated/VFX Pics Make 2018 a Record Year at B.O.

As we get ready to ring in the new year, it’s good to know that 2018 is going down as the largest grossing year at the domestic box office, with an estimated total $11.5 billion in tickets sales. The previous record was 2016’s $11.37 billion total. Of course, most of the revenue was generated by animated features such as Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, Universal’s The Grinch and Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and CG-effects movies such as Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity War and Universal’s Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. We know there’s another weekend left in 2018, but this is what the Top 10 Chart looks like as we enter the final days of this interesting year:

VFX Movies:

  1. Black Panther $700,059,566
  2. The Avengers: Infinity War $678,815,482
  3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $416,769,345
  4. Deadpool 2 $318,491,426
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout $220,159,104
  6. Ant-Man and the Wasp $216,648,740
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story $213,767,512
  8. Venom $213,030,843
  9. A Quiet Place $188,024,361
  10. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald $155,319,713

Animated Movies

  1. Incredibles 2 $608,581,744
  2. Seuss’ The Grinch $259,634,395
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3 $167,510,016
  4. Ralph Breaks the Internet $167,019,832
  5. Peter Rabbit (live-action/animated) $115,253,424
  6. Christopher Robin (live-action/animated) $99,215,042
  7. Smallfoot $82,624,719
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $79,625,063
  9. Mary Poppins Returns (live-action/anim) $60,847,115
  10. Sherlock Gnomes $43,242,871
  11. Paddington 2 (live-action/animated) $40,891,591
  12. Isle of Dogs $32,015,231
  13. Teen Titans! Go to the Movies $29,790,236

Source: Boxofficemojo.com