Okay, wow… that was one epic summer for movies!
Universal blew the previous annual box office record out of the water, with Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Minions, beating Fox’s previous record of $5.53 Billion in August, with four more months left in the year to further add to the record books!
Jurassic World set numerous records, and is now only the fourth movie to hit $1 Billion at the overseas box office. (Can you name the other three? HINT: none are from Disney or Warner Brothers, although Avengers only needs $57 Million to reach the club, and only $17 Million to pass Harry Potter.)
So, what’s coming up? Star Wars. Plus Jem, Peanuts, and another Pixar movie, this time with dinosaurs!
Will Star Wars be the first movie to hit $1 Billion in North America? Stay tuned…
Here’s the latest movie schedule, culled from various sources…
NOTE: My colleagues have noted the confusion over Warner Brothers’ superhero schedule.
To be clear: past Suicide Squad, Warners Brothers/DC Entertainment has not matched announced movies with opening dates.
So, you will see a listing like:
Unknown 2018 Flash
3/23/2018 Untitled DC
That does not mean that there are two movies scheduled, only that DCE is planning movies, and has claimed dates. Other news sites have linked titles to dates. This has not been officially announced or confirmed by Warner Brothers, and until I see official confirmation, will continue to list the names and dates separately. When do I expect to see that confirmation? Either at a shareholder’s meeting, or maybe a special press conference. There wasn’t much announced at San Diego or Anaheim (aside from a few Disney/Pixar movies), so maybe we’ll see a repeat of Marvel’s El Capitan event.
Updates are in bold. I have included links back to Box Office Mojo, which is the source of this data.
|10/23/2015||Jem and the Holograms||Universal|
|11/6/2015||The Peanuts Movie||Fox|
|11/25/2015||The Good Dinosaur||Pixar|
|12/18/2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Disney|
|3/25/2016||Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice||DCE|
|5/6/2016||Captain America: Civil War||Marvel|
|6/3/2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2||Paramount|
|7/8/2016||??? (Was Doctor Strange)||Marvel|
|7/8/2016||Star Trek Beyond||Paramount|
|8/19/2016||Kubo and the Two Strings||Focus/Laika|
|11/18/2016||Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them||Warners|
|12/16/2016||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||Disney|
|12/25/2016||Nation Awakes||Aamir Sajjad Ventures|
|2/10/2017||Untitled LEGO Batman Film||Warners|
|3/31/2017||Get Smurfy in 3D||Sony|
|3/31/2017||Ghost in the Shell||Disney|
|5/5/2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||Marvel|
|5/26/2017||Untitled LEGO Movie ?||Warners|
|5/26/2017||Star Wars: Episode VIII||Disney|
|6/9/2017||The Fantastic Four 2||Fox|
|6/16/2017||Toy Story 4||Pixar|
|6/30/2017||Despicable Me 3||Universal|
|7/7/2017||Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Disney|
|7/21/2017||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets||EuropaCorp|
|2/9/2018||Untitled Warner Animation Group Project||Warners|
|3/9/2018||Untitled Disney Animation||Disney|
|5/4/2018||Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1||Marvel|
|5/18/2018||The LEGO Movie Sequel||Warners|
|5/25/2018||Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film||Disney|
|6/15/2018||Untitled Pixar Animation||Pixar|
|7/13/2018||Untitled Fox / Marvel||Fox / Marvel|
|7/20/2018||Spider-Man (animated film)||Sony|
|11/16/2018||Untitled WB Event Film||Warners|
|11/21/2018||Untitled Disney Animation||Disney|
|5/3/2019||Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2||Marvel|
|5/24/2019||Untitled Warner Animated Film||Warners|
|11/20/2020||Untitled WB Event Film||Warners|
|Unknown 2016||Untitled Lego Movie||Warners|
|Unknown 2017||Wonder Woman||DCE|
|Unknown 2017||Justice League, Part One||DCE|
|Unknown 2017||Lego Batman||Warners|
|Unknown 2018||Lego Movie 2||Warners|
|Unknown 2018||HP: Fantastic Beasts||Warners|
|Unknown 2019||Justice League Part Two||DCE|
|Unknown 2020||Green Lantern Corps||DCE|
|Unknown 2020||HP: Fantastic Beasts||Warners|
|UNKNOWN||The Amazing Spider-Man 3||Sony|
|UNKNOWN||The Amazing Spider-Man 4||Sony|
|UNKNOWN||Untitled Frozen sequel||Disney|
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