January 29, 2016

Poll: What Will Rule the Box Office in 2016?

2016 has gotten off to a great start in terms of box office thanks to The Force Awakens but the year has only just begun and there are a ton of Blockbusters on the way.

There are several superhero juggernauts in the post including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool.

To be honest though I think the battle is between Batman v Superman and Civil War; both are poised to be massive hits at the box office and will likely both make over a billion dollars.



Suicide Squad will be a decent sized hit but I’m not sure just how big; it strangely feels more like an indie movie rather than a massive blockbuster so we’ll see…

Deadpool I doubt will be a massive hit but it is set for a $55 million opening weekend so in terms of recouping its budget then that should do well.

Doctor Strange is an unknown quantity but I think it will do well, maybe $5-600 million worldwide.

The X-Men series has always been popular with movie audiences so that will have a healthy run with Bryan Singer helming once again.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story should not be underestimated either as the success of The Force Awakens has shown us that the series is more popular than ever. Rumours of Darth Vader making an appearance will only help too.

Star Trek Beyond is another blockbuster waiting in the wings and after the success of the first two from JJ then this also has the potential to be massive. This time Fast & Furious director Justin Lin brings his special brand of noise to it.

The new Bourne movie will also be a big hit but I doubt it will be Disney big.

Independence Day: Resurgence had a surprisingly awesome trailer and despite the long break between it and the first movie I think curiosity will encourage audiences to check it out. How can they top blowing up the White House though?

Warcraft could be the next Lord of the Rings and has the potential to be huge but fantasy is a hard genre to get right, especially to make appealing to a wider audience.

There is also the Pixar sequel Finding Dory which is of course a sequel to the massively successful Finding Nemo so that is another one to watch.

Gods of Egypt has had a widely negative response from its trailers will possibly be one of the flops of the year but you never know…

There are of course a ton of other movies like Tarzan, The Jungle Book and more but I doubt they will be box office giants.

Personally I think it’s going to be Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War or Rogue One that rules the box office. What say you?

Take our poll below and let us know.

Remember this isn’t what movie you think will be the best, it’s what you think will be the biggest hit.

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About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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