It’s December, and that means it’s time for lists. Wishlists for Santa and New Year’s resolutions are two well-known lists that people make this time of year, and another popular one is the Best Movies list. As popular award ceremonies take place early in the year, Best Movies lists predict which movies will be dubbed the most popular. How is a movie deemed popular? Well, the most common way to see if a movie is successful is to tally up how much box office money it collected. Using that metric, the movies that earned the most money in 2019 were the following:
Avengers: Endgame—$853 million
The Lion King—$543 million
Toy Story 4—$434 million
Captain Marvel—$426 million
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Each of these movies is a fantasy that required immense animation and special effects—not to mention an exciting story line—to make them so successful in 2019. In fact, Avengers: Endgame allegedly cost $356 million to make because of its creative special effects and huge star cast!
Do you think how much a movie earns is a good way to measure its success? Would your Best Movies list include those above? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!