After the end of 2018, it's time to take a look at the biggest box office of the year and what studios can learn from it. Over the past 12 months, nearly 800 films have been released in theaters, bringing in more than $ 11.5 billion. This figure is well above the $ 11.07 billion a year ago, suggesting that there were some titles that performed extremely well and even circumscribed the record books (more about that in a minute). Despite the growing concern that cinemas with various other entertainment options are losing their luster, people are showing that they are still going to multiplex to catch something special. Of course, this was not all sunshine and roses for movies year
. For every worldwide hit there was another project that far exceeded expectations and even lost money for the studio. Some events were so significant that in the near future they would shape some of Hollywood's largest properties. Here are four that we believe are the strongest ̵
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Marvel celebrates 10th anniversary with style
A decade ago, few Cinematic Universe thought could actually work. It was an ambitious plan by Kevin Feige, based on secondary cartoon characters like Iron Man and Captain America, as Marvel had previously sold the rights to their more popular titles. But when The Avengers earned $ 1.5 billion in 2012, it was confirmed that Marvel would remain here in the long run. This year, they celebrated their 10th anniversary with two success stories: Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War . Both broke many records and excited the imagination of Zeitgeist. Panther even surpassed the Infinity War in their own country – something few had predicted to go into this year. Worldwide Avengers was king when he passed $ 2 billion, but that's still an impressive achievement.
Black Panther was the first MCU installment in the Iron Man no longer  was billions worldwide, giving the franchise a new cornerstone they can build for the future. With the old guard of Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Thor possibly after Avengers: Endgame on the way out, Marvel needs a new character staff to bring the torch into phase 4 and beyond. It is encouraging for Kevin Feige and the company Black Panther which is so strongly connected, and the inevitable sequel is already under development (with director Ryan Coogler coming back to bring the shots). The film definitely exceeded even the brightest expectations and became a major player in the award ceremony and one of the biggest Marvel efforts. Hopefully, others in the second wave (like Captain Marvel ) can do something similar.
Solo: A Star Wars Bomb
Since the original Star Wars film, which premiered in 1977, the franchise stands for financial success. Their good luck continued until the Disney era, when The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi together earned more than $ 4 billion worldwide (above the retail price of Lucasfilm). Star Wars seemed too great to fail, even as its final installment – Solo – set itself in the shadow of Infinity War and Deadpool The theater prepared 2 plagued by negative sums deriving from its notorious production problems. Early projections at the box office suggested that the spinoff would break a Memorial Day record, but Solo lagged far behind those estimates. His $ 84.4 million three-day debut was higher than some other 2018 tent poles, but was still very oppressive due to the excessive budget. Solo ended its run with $ 392.9 million globally, below the unmatched global totals of the original trilogy.
Solo's disappointment is not enough to kill Star Wars . but it forced Lucasfilm to reassess their plans in the future. In the aftermath, the studio is due to hold future anthology films focused on individual characters (like Obi-Wan and Boba Fett) as the release schedule slows down after Episode IX . They still intend to do with Rian Johnson's trilogy and David Benioff & D.B. Weiss's series, but the impression was, Disney might have popped out too much new content Star Wars . Looking to the future, they need to be smarter about how to handle one of their many lucrative cash cows, especially when it comes to carefully selecting the release windows. With the premiere of Episode IX in December 2019 (like all other non- solo films of that epoch), the distant galaxy should jump back strongly and prove solo It was a coincidence – not a harbinger of things to come.
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