Top 10 highest grossing movies in the first half of 2018
10. Fifty Shades Freed (Universal) - $ 370.62 million:
The end of the series is a critically acclaimed film that scored just 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, “Fifty Shades Freed” is still quite popular at the box office thanks to the loyal fans of both the original and the film adaptation. $ 100.4 million in North America and $ 270.2 million in international markets, helping the brand collect a total of $ 1.3 billion after three episodes.
9. Rampage (Warner Bros.) - $ 422 million *:
Critics are quite divided about Dwayne Johnson's monster bomb when Rampage’s score on Rotten Tomatoes is just 50%. Still, the film grossed more than $ 400 million at the box office. That was a huge success for Warner Bros. The initial project cost $ 120 million to produce. “Rampage also” showed the star power of The Rock when he had two consecutive hit movies in a very short time.
8. The Incredibles 2 (Disney) - $ 485.1 million *:
having been released for more than two weeks, the next instalment of “The Incredibles” hit the top-grossing list in the first half of 2018. The expectation that the movie would be released after a 14-year was huge and “The Incredibles 2” did not disappoint the fans with lively graphics as well as interesting and humorous content. Critics also agreed that the film's score on Rotten Tomatoes was 94%.
7. Detective Chinatown 2 (Wanda Pictures) - $ 544.1 million:
Chinese films that hit every major holiday such as the Lunar New Year are government-backed by different policies. The film grossed only $ 2 million in North America, and the vast majority of the money comes from China.
6. Operation Red Sea (Bona Film Group) - $ 579.2 million:
The military movie has many actionable scenes, but at the same time is supposed to help propagate the Chinese spirit in a flaunt. In addition, the end of the film is highly controversial due to messages relating to sovereignty over the islands in the South China Sea.
5. Ready Player One (Warner Bros.) - $ 581.5 million *:
A fictional work based on the same literary masterpiece was directed by Steven Spielberg. Owning the advanced piece of equipment, “Ready Player One” is like a game in the virtual world, as well as it has many details related to popular culture, movies and comics. The film has a 74% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
4. Deadpool 2 (Fox) - $ 707.2 million *:
The mercenaries continue to show off at the box office through the second movie. The sale of “Deadpool 2” is always slightly lower than “Deadpool” but Fox is still satisfied with the movie's release at summer time, instead of the middle of February like “Deadpool” (2016).
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal) - $ 711.5 million *:
Universal released the sequel to the dinosaur series in many countries and the blockbuster grossed more than $ 400 million until its official release in North America from June 22. After just three days, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” collected $ 150 million domestically and total global sales now exceed $ 700 million while the production cost was $ 170 million only.
2. Black Panther (Disney) - $ 1.35 billion:
Marvel Studios' first colored superhero has its own movie franchise, which has made a big hit at the box office around the globe earlier this year. With a score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, this is one of the most beloved superhero movies ever. It should be noted that the sale in North American was $ 699.74 million.
1. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) - $ 2 billion *:
most popular movie theme in 2018 is “Avengers: Infinity War”, and that is most evident through revenue of up to $ 2 billion of blockbuster Marvel Studios. It ranked fourth in film history after “Avatar” (2009), “Titanic” (1997) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015). What makes the public curious is whether “Avengers 4” (2019) will surpass that numbers next summer.
*: Movies are still in theatres.
By: Scarlet Johnson