10 Highest-Grossing Movies Of 2016 Show People Want To Escape Reality


By many assessments, 2016 was not a great year. Looking at the 10 highest-grossing movies proves that people may have wanted to escape the reality around them. 

While the year is not yet over, it is looking like for the first year ever not a single film in the top 10 at the domestic box office has a storyline based in reality or about real people, Deadline first noted. 

Here’s the top 10 in order of gross domestic revenue, via Box Office Mojo

1. “Finding Dory”: $486 million 

2. “Captain America: Civil War”: $408 million  

3. “The Secret Lives of Pets”: $368 million 

4. “The Jungle Book”: $364 million

Read our “Jungle Book” review here. 

5. “Deadpool”: $363 million 

6. “Zootopia”: $341 million 

7. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”: $330 million 

8. “Suicide Squad”: $325 million

9. “Doctor Strange”: $217 million 

Read about a major “Strange” Easter egg you might’ve missed.

10. “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”: $187 million 

Films including “Jason Bourne,” “Trolls,” “Ghostbusters” and “Moana” round out the Top 20.

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