2016 has been a great year for film lovers with movie blockbusters Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, and Zootopia all grossing more than $1 billion, making them the 25th, 27th, and 26th films, respectively, to reach the billion dollar mark in film history.
The top four highest-grossing films in 2016-to-date are all distributed by Disney, with The Jungle Book currently sitting in fourth spot, meaning they are set to become the first studio since 1989 to have the four highest-grossing films worldwide in a single year.
Disney studios also became the first to have four of its releases (Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book, and Zootopia) from a single year gross more than $300 million domestically. They also became the first distributor to release four films within a single franchise that each grossed over $1 billion (Marvel Cinematic Universe), with Captain America: Civil War joining 2012’s The Avengers, 2013’s Iron Man 3, and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice became the biggest worldwide opening weekend ever for a superhero film, taking in $422.5 million and surpassing The Avengers ($392.5m in 2012) in the process.
The highest-grossing film of 2016, Captain America: Civil War has raked in more than $1.1 billion – more than four times its budget. With stars including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannsson and Chris Hemsworth reprising their roles, this year’s release quickly became a summer hit.
Captain America: Civil War follows the story of the gradual tension growing within the Avengers and the inevitable fallout. The film introduces Black Panther, the new Spiderman, and brings Ant-Man in with the Avengers for the first time.
Another highly-anticipated film this year was Deadpool. Comic fans had been waiting a very long time to see Deadpool on their screens and most weren’t disappointed when their wish came true in February of this year. Despite a certificate 15 in the UK and rated-R in the USA, the film was a box office success as it grossed more than $750 million off of its relatively small budget of $58 million in comparison to some of the comic films released of late.
In making these films celebrities, the film crew and directors have been travelling the world over, filming from locations such as Canada to South Africa, Scotland to the United States, and everywhere in between.
The below graphic produced by composite door company Truedor takes a look behind the sets of some of 2016’s movie blockbusters: