2016 was indeed an interesting year for the movie industry. We saw a lot of blockbusters hit our screens. The audience always had something to look forward to every month and here at Danny world, we never ceased to bring you the latest Hollywood hits. Today, we’re gonna be releasing our official movie chart for the year 2016.
A lot of movies broke box office records this year which makes it even more difficult to squeeze in the top TEN for the year. It’s a hard call but I’m sure our viewers and movie faithfuls would agree with this list. I’m sure a lot of us are eager to see which movie is on the number one spot. So, with no further ado, here is Danny world’s top ten (10) movies for 2016 in descending order;
• THE SECRET OF OUR PETS
The movie was released on the 8th of July. “Secret Life Of Pets” was brought to you by universal pictures, starring the likes of Kevin Hart, Louis. C. K and Eric Stonestreet. “Secret Life Of Pets” was an audience favourite animation this year. It grossed a whooping $368,362,470 locally and $505,069,258 internationally in 2016 which is indeed one of the highest of the year with $43,179,255 in ticket sales. It is a family comedy drama which tries to project the lives pets are pictured to live when their owners are not home. A fantastic dramedy making the number 10 spot on Danny world’s list.
Our animation fans certainly had one for the thrill this year. Moana remains one of the best animations in the U.S box office in 2016. Released on the 25th of November and a movie brought to you by Walt Disney pictures. Another fans favourite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who is the highest paid Hollywood actor earning over $40m. The film was a late release this year but it still managed to gross $343,410,039 in the worldwide box office as it has made $144,351,000 in the international box office and $199,059,039 in the local box office. An amazing movie no doubt and it makes the number 9 spot on the list.
• FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
The Harry Porter prequel was a late release this year, released on the 18th of November but it’s late release was not a limiting factor as it grossed over $212,315,251 locally and $528,799,999 internationally through out the year with $25,185,676 in ticket sales. Fantastic beasts and where to find them was brought to you by Warner Bros. Written by bestseller author J. K. Rowlings and starring the likes of Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller. This amazing and highly anticipated magic film was set 70 years before the all-time favourite Harry Potter series. Little wonder why it makes it to the number 8 spot on the list.
• X-MEN APOCALYPSE
Released on the 27th of May and brought to you by 20th Century Fox. This highly acclaimed movie was directed by Bryan Singer. It also starred Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James MacAvoy. X-men Apocalypse grossed a total of $542,742,489 both locally and internationally with $18,439,203 coming from ticket sales. According to fans, the movie is arguably the best in the X-men franchise. It was set after X-men days of future past and saw the return of Apocalypse which was one of the strongest mutants that ever lived. X-men Apocalypse is number 7 on our list of the best movies in 2016.
• STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE
Even though this movie was released in December, it still managed to gross over $2,058,662,225 already with $936,662,225 made locally and $1,122,000,000 internationally this may be due to the fact that “The Star Wars” franchise is no new franchise to viewers and it has already been able to gather a huge fan base overtime with its existing George Lukas films that dates back to the 70’s and this being the episode VII. Star Wars: Rogue One certainly took the box office by storm in such a short time making it number 6 on our list.
• DOCTOR STRANGE
A late release but totally worth your time. Released on the 4th of November and brought to you by Walt Disney and Marvel studios. Directed by Scott Derrickson and features the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams and our own Chiwetel Ejiofor. The movie grossed $229,461,310 locally and $426,880,406 internationally with it making $27,191,145 from sales of tickets. Story talks about Marvel’s character “Dr Strange” who is the master of the mystical world who is also connected to Marvel’s Avengers series. Fans certainly were not disappointed as Marvel indeed lived up to the expectations making it to the number 5 spot on our list.
Released February 12th, deadpool made a total of $783,770,709 with $363,070,709 made locally and $420,700,000 in the international market. Brought to you by 20th century fox and directed by A-list director Tim Miller and starring the diversified Ryan Reynolds. The origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego “Deadpool”. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, “Deadpool” hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. The movie had the rare combo of action and comedy which certainly thrilled the fans. “Deadpool” makes it to number 4 on our list.
Brought to you by Walt Disney pictures and released on the 4th of March. “Zootopia” is set in a world of animals where predators and prey live together. It looks at the story of a bunny who wanted to be a police officer in a world where only the big animals become police officers. This is a family picture as it teaches how to overcome no matter the barriers against you. The movie grossed over $1,019,922,983 both locally and internationally. “Zootopia” makes it to our top 3 for the year.
• SUICIDE SQUAD
One of the most epic movies this year. Suicide Squad talks about a situation where a group of villains are coerced into being the good guys for once and saving the day. Brought to you by Warner Bros pictures and released on the 5th of August, directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davies. Suicide squad grossed a total of $746,100,054 breaking box office records in the month of August. Arguably the best movie from D.C this year and it is number 2 on our list.
• CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Top on the list certainly is Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” which raised lots of waves after its release on the 6th of May. Brought to you by Walt Disney pictures and directed by Anthony Russo. The movie had a bountiful cast as we saw the likes of Chris Evans, Robert Downing Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and even Paul Rudd on the big screen. A lot of people said the movie should have been put as an Avengers 3 as it featured almost the whole Avengers casts but in all the movie was nothing but spectacular. It managed to gross $1,151,684,349 with $743,600,000 made in international theatres and $408,084,349 made locally with $48,408,582 made from ticket sales. Again, Marvel didn’t disappoint the fans considering the anticipation that surrounded the movie. Deservedly, “Captain America: Civil War” is Danny world’s number ONE movie in 2016.
WRITTEN/COMPILED BY: IRIVBOGBE PAUL
EDITED BY: DANNY
Now there you have it viewers, the top TEN movies released in 2016. I’m sure a lot of us do agree with the list and some of us might have reservations about the list. Feel free to comment and tell us what you think about the list.
This is certainly Danny world’s last post for the year and we sure hope we were able to satisfy our viewers in 2016 as we promise to do even better in 2017. In the spirit of yuletide, from all of us at DANNY WORLD, we say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! God bless y’all.