gets bragging rights for leading all major studios at the summer box office with $790M , fueled by DC’s Wonder Woman , Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and New Line horror film Annabelle: Creation.
After getting beaten up by film reviewers last year for its DC titles Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, WB proved that it could deliver a product that was equally a commercial success and critically acclaimed.
While it’s expected for a fifthquel like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to come in lower, Pixar was the loser here as audiences showed waning interest in Cars 3, which is looking at a domestic B.O.
The obvious solution with Spider-Man: Homecoming as realized by producer and former Sony boss Amy Pascal was having Kevin Feige finally give the superhero the proper Marvel Cinematic Universe treatment and bring the webslinger into the greater Avengers family (the way it was always meant to be on screen, just like in the comic books).
The frugal, public-traded Lionsgate is +18% with just under $180M thanks to a slew of singles and doubles including Hitman’s Bodyguard ($60M), the Tupac Shakur pic All Eyez on Me ($44.9M) timed to the late hip hop artist’s birthday, and Amazon’s Judd Apatow produced romantic comedy The Big Sick ($40.9M) which crossed over from arthouses with an eye on Oscar season.
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