With Labor Day upon us and summer coming to a close, let’s look back at the North American box office this past season. Disney had four of the Top 10 movies released at the domestic box office this summer, with Avengers: Infinity War leading the pack with $678.7 million.
Should Infinity War even count as a summer movie since Disney bumped its release from May 4th to April 27th? In the past, a film released on the last weekend in April was a spring release, but Hollywood continues to blur the lines between actual seasons and “movie” seasons.
If we were being strict about the actual definition of “summer” then only movies released between June 21 and September 22, 2018, would count as summer movies. But Hollywood doesn’t do that. Here at Geekcaster, we decided to include Infinity War … simply because we can.
After Infinity War, Disney’s three other releases in the Top 10 include Incredibles 2 ($597.7 million), Solo: A Star Wars Story ($213.6 million), and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($212 million). Some people may say Solo didn’t live up to the hype, but I thought it was okay.
The Avengers and Ant-Man and the Wasp weren’t the only Marvel superheroes to dominate the box office this summer. Fox’s Deadpool 2 came in fourth place with $318.4 million. Deadpool right now is probably saying “In your face Thanos!”
After Disney, Universal took two spots on the summer box office’s Top 10, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($413.2 million) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ($116.2 million). Paramount (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Sony (Hotel Transylvania 3), and Warner Bros. (Ocean’s 8) each scored a film in the Top 10.
Below is the synopsis for Deadpool 2:
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, 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, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry.
Here are the Top 10 releases at the domestic box office for summer 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War $678.7 million
- Incredibles 2 $597.7 million
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $413.2 million
- Deadpool 2 $318.4 million
- Solo: A Star Wars Story $213.6 million
- Ant-Man and the Wasp $212 million
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout $196.6 million
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $159.7 million
- Ocean’s 8 $139.1 million
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $116.2 million
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