Many people thought that it would be impossible to break last year’s record for the domestic box office, which stands at $11.1 billion. There weren’t any movies that were as big as “Jurassic World” or “Furious 7” this year. Not to mention that no film could compare with the success of last year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which brought in over $900 million in the United States.
Nevertheless, it looks like making spin-offs and sequels to “Captain America,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Star Wars” definitely paid off. In fact, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was without a doubt the movie that helped break the domestic box office record, thanks to its $155 million debut week. Although the movie is not nearly as successful as last year’s “Star Wars” movie, it is doing much better than anyone could’ve expected.
Other movies that are credited to bringing in a lot of money this year include “Finding Dory,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Deadpool,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
With only a few days left until 2017, ComScore has officially released their projections for the total domestic box office revenue. The data analysis company projects that the domestic box office will most likely hit $11.3 billion for 2016.