Disney dominate the global box office of 2018 but the Dinosaurs make a good challenge and Sonys Super Villain experiment pays off with Venom showing its legs.
Disneys Superhero powerhouse ran away with the global box office in 2018 with the first part of their Avengers story which will conclude in 2019.
Avengers: infinity War took just over $2 billion at the global box office, the first film to reach the milestone since The Force Awakens in 2015, also from Disney.
As if to rub salt in the wound Disney and Marvel also had the second highest grossing film of 2018 with Black Panther with took $1.34 billion in 2018.
A strong international showing for the Dinosaur film stopped Disney from totally dominating the global box office as the Jurassic World sequel is the third top film of 2018 with $1.30 billion.
Your never far from a Disney movie and here is another as the mouse house's Pixar studios provides the 4th top film of 2018 with a gross of $1.2 billion.
Sony scored their biggest hit of the year at number 5 with their Super Villain movie from the Spider-Man Universe which took $855 million, the only film on the top 5 not to take over a billion.
Here is the top 10 movies globally of 2018
2018 was another year at the US box office where Disney dominated with their Marvel franchise and Pixar hit while there was a sprinkling of Dinosaurs and a Deadpool for good measure.
The top film in the US in 2018 was the critically acclaimed Black Panther which was released in February and grossed over $700 million during its box office run.
As if that wasn't enough Disney also took the second spot of 2018 with Avengers Infinity War which was released in April and took an amazing $678 million at the US box office.
And again as if that wasn't enough for Disney they also managed the third highest grossing movie of 2018 with their Pixar studio film Incredibles 2 which was released in June and grossed over $608 million.
Universal took the 2018 number 4 slot in the US with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and despite the fact that it took over $400 million in the US it was far from the 3 Disney hits above it.
Finally on the top five hits of 2018 in the US is the Fox property Deadpool 2 which took $324 million, interestingly Fox's movie devision is about to be acquired by Disney, and the film had a second dip of the box office over the holiday period.
Disney's Marvel domination is set to continue into 2019 with more high profile releases, and despite the lack of any Star Wars movies (another Disney property) on this list the anticipation for 2019's Episode IX is already growing.
Here is the top 10 film of 2018 at the US box office.
With the release of a new film from JK Rowlings Wizarding World there was no doubt it would dominate the world on its debut, but worrying for Warner Bros. it is the lowest opening for a film from the fantasy world.
Opening into a very wide 80 countries the latest film from the author and universe that brought us Harry Potter takes $253.2 million on its debut week.
Despite the strong opening across the world this was still lower that the first Fantastic Beasts film and the lowest of any film from the Harry Potter Wizarding World.
The Freddy Mercury film continues to do well across the globe and this week sits at number 2 with $61 million taken from 79 countries.
The Sony villain movie is still getting a boost from its second wind since its release in China and this week falls to 3 with $57 million from 66 countries.
The Dr Seuss film is doing well in the US and UK which is keeping the film at number 4 this week with $47.5 million taken from just 24 countries.
The Steve McQueen directed movie gets a boost from its North American release and enters the top 5 with a weekly gross of $15 million from 20 countries.
Just missing out on a place in the top 5 this week is Mark Wahlberg's latest film which still manages to enter the global box office at 6 with $14.7 million from a single country.
Supervillain movie Venom goes back to the top with its excellent release in China where is grossed $102 million on its opening weekend.
Sony's film starring Tom Hardy gets its Chinese release this with a $102 million opening which gives the film a $123.5 million week after 6 weeks of release which pushes the film back to the top of the global box office.
The film has now taken a total of $673 million globally and is still released in 67 countries.
Continuing the success already gained the film about Queen and Freddy Mercury takes $94 million this week from 79 countries which boosts its total global cume to and excellent $285 million.
Materialising in animated form this time the Dr. Seuss story enters the global box office at number 3 with $78.8 million from just 24 countries.
With Christmas fast approaching the film with open in many more territories over the coming weeks which will massive boosts the films cume.
Taking a bit of a tumble this week the Disney film drops to 4th with a $23 million weekend from 46 countries to boosts its total gross to $96.6 million.
Closing out the top 5 and another new entry is this JJ Abrams presented film which takes $19.3 million from 53 countries.
Freddie Mercury and the band Queen dominated the global box offie this week as they take their bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody to the top of the world box office with Halloween falling to number 3.
The film expanded wide this week with a terretory count of 65 and took an incredible $122.5 million in global grosses.
This takes the Bryan Singer directed films total world gross to a very respectable $141.7 million after 2 weeks of release.
Disney get the Christmas season off to an early start with their film adaptation The Nutcracker And The Four Realms which lands this week at number 2.
Released in 46 countries the film took a very respectable $58.5 million on its debut week of release.
After a very successful Halloween season for the horror film it drops to number 3 this week with $230 million from 67 countries.
This brings the films total global gross to $294 million.
The slow burning romantic drama directed by and starring Bradley Cooper is at number 4 this week with a $25 million gross from 74 countries to boosts its global cume to $294 million.
Closing out this weeks global box office the Sony movie takes $23.4 million from 66 countries to boost its total world gross to an excellent $541.5 million.
With the fright season upon us now the world wanted to be scared and took in Halloween to keep it at the top for a second week with Bohemian Rhapsody the top new film
For the second week running the Jamie Lee Curtis starring film tops the global box office, released in 63 countries the film takes $57.6 million this week.
This boosts the films total global gross to $172.3 million and it is by far the most successful film in the series.
Still hanging in there is the Bradly Cooper directed and starring film which this week takes $31.7 million from 76 countries, this boosts the film global gross to $253.3 million.
The Sony villain film is still at number 3 this week and takes $28.1 million from 66 countries to boost its total cume to $508 million, taking another Marvel film past the half billion mark.
The animated family comedy is still holding onto a top 5 spot and this week takes $22 million from 79 countries for a $167 million global gross.
The film has the biggest country count on this week global box office.
The alien hunter movie moves back to number 5 this week with a global gross of $20.7 million from just 21 countries, the films total gross is now $62.5 million.
Highest new film of the week is the Queen/Freddy Mercury bio-pic which has been released in just 2 countries and takes $12.2 million.
The Bryan Singer directed movie expands this weekend in the US market where Queen had a big following.
For a second weekend the 2018 Halloween stays at the top of the US box office ahead of A Star Is Born with the highest new film coming in at number 5 with Hunter Killer.
The Jamie Lee Curtis starring film manages to stay at the top of the US box office for a second weekend ahead of the scare festivities that will take place on October 31st.
The horror film manages a second weekend take of $23 million which brings the films total US gross to $126.7 million after 10 days of release.
Now on its fourth week of release the Lady Gaga starring remake takes $14.1 million which gives its total US gross a boost to $148.7 million.
The Spiderverse villain movie has proved to be a big hit for Sony and on its fourth weekend of release takes $10.8 million to bring its total gross to $187.2 million.
The film is the highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week.
Three weeks in and the kids halloween film takes $7.5 million to bring its total gross to $38.3 million.
Finishing off the top 5 this week is the highest new film of the week, directed by Donovan Marsh the submarine movie takes $6.6 million on its debut weekend.
Worth noting this week is the appearance of the latest Johnny English film in US cinemas, the film enters at number 12 this week with $1.6 million.
There was another tight battle fought at the top of the UK box office this week with A Star Is Born just about holding onto the number 1 spot despite the challenge from Halloween.
The Bradley Cooper directed movie is proving to be a big pull with British audiences as the movie manges to stay at the top of the box office for a second week, on its third week of release.
Pulling in £2.8 million for a film in its third week of release is very good, this brings the films total gross to £14.8 million.
Highest new movie of the week is the sequel movie Halloween which is released 40 years after the original John Carpenter directed film and is being billed as a true sequel.
Starring original star Jamie Lee Curtis the film takes an excellent £2.6 million over the weekend, missing the number one spot by just over 200,000 pound.
Being October the Halloween based films are coming thick and fast and a more kid friendly film makes its debut at number 3 with a sequel to the 2015 film Goosebumps starring jack Black.
The original took £2.6 million on its debut and this sequel comes in just lower with £2.1 million.
The inept spy hangs around for a third week taking £1.6 million boosting its total UK gross to £10.9 million, this is lower than the other 2 films in the series at this stage of release.
Sony's Marvel anti-hero movie spends most likely its last week on the top 5 taking £1.5 million takings its UK gross to £16.6 million.
The film is the highest total grossing movie on the box offie this week.
The Disney movie makes a reappearance on the box office this week and by doing so becomes the longest running film on the top 15 with 9 weeks.
There was no stopping Michael Myers attacking Jamie Lee curtis across the globe the week and the Halloween sequel dominates the global box office on its debut week of release.
40 years afte the events of the original Halloween Micheal Myers has come back to haunt Jamie Lee Curtis, and this time he drags her family along for the ride.
The horror film makes its global debut with $91.8 million and it was released in 24 countries making a per terretory average of $3.8 million.
Sony's Marvel connection is still proving strong and their anti-hero is still showing his teeth across the globe at number 2 where the parasite takes $50.4 million from 66 countries, the film has now taken $461 globally.
Bradly Cooper and Lady Gaga just can't get a break and fall to number 3 this week with $42.1 million from 76 countries pushing the films global gross to $201 million.
The film about Neil Armstrong takes $22 million this week from 48 countries, the film starring Ryan Gosling has now taken $55 million.
Holding onto the number 5 slot for one more week the animated comedy takes $20.6 million this week from 72 countries for a total global gross of $137 million.
With the press tour and good reviews the new 2018 Halloween sequel dominates the US nox office on its debut weekend while A Star Is Born has to stay at 2 and Venom tumbles to 3.
Its been 40 years since the first Halloween directed by John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis stared in that film as a school girl terrorised by Micheal Myers, this film shows Myers coming back to terrorise her again and dragas her family along for the ride.
The film has had great reviews and makes its US debut at number 1 with $77.5 million, becoming the highest grossing debut for a horror film.
This will by far become the top grossing film in the series for which this is the 9th entry.
The film just can't make it to the top of the US box office and this week stays at number 3 for a third straight weekend.
This week it takes $19.3 million which boosts its total US gross to $126.3 million.
After 2 weeks at the top the Sony marvel movie falls to number 3 this week with 18.1 million to boosts its total to $171.1 million.
The Jack Black starring film falls to number 4 this week with $9.7 million which brings its total gross after 2 weeks to $28.8 million.
Perhaps performing not as well as expected the film falls to number 5 this week with $8.5 million, this brings the films total gross to $30 million.
This week the top 2 films flip round and A Star Is Born takes over at the top from Venom on their second weekends while First man has to settle for fourth on its debut.
The Oscar contender was unable to makes its debut at the top of the UK box office last weekend but after a tight fought battle manages to knock Venom off the top spot.
The films weekend gross is £3.08 million which takes the films total gross to £9.6 million
The Marvel film was not quite strong enough to hold on to the top spot for a second weekend as it falls to number 2 this week with £3 million.
This brings the Tom Hardy starring films total UK gross after 2 weekends of release to £13.7 million.
Its worth noting that across the week Monday - Sunday Venom is the top film with just £5.7 million compared to £5.5 million.
The British comedy starring Rowan Atkinson stays at 3 this week with a weekend gross of £2.9 million, this brings the films total gross after 2 weeks to £8.3 million.
It was in all a very tight fought battle at the box office for the top 3 places with less than £200,00 between the 3 movies.
Highest new entry of the week is First Man, set around the American space race to put the first man on the moon starring Ryan Gosling at Neil Armstring.
The film makes its debut with £2.4 million in the UK putting it this week at number 4, with Oscar buzz already in full swing for the film we could see this have a lengthy run.
Finally in the top 5 is a new animated family film from Warner Bros. which makes its debut taking £2.3 million over the weekend.
Worth noting is that the top five films in the UK all take over £2 million this weekend as the bad weather sets in after a very good summer and people look for indoor things to do.
Also interesting this week is that positions 4 down to 8 are all new entries, and the weeks only new entries
The Disney Pixar film has now been arounf for 14 weeks and has taken an incredible £55.9 million.
Venom makes is a second week as the top film in the world despite the release of First Man and continued attention on the Oscar potential A Star Is born.
Another week as the top film for the Marvel bad guy movie as it takes an excellent $105.4 million from 55 countries to boost its international cume to $235.3 million after 10 days of release.
Bradly Coopers directorial film is performing well at the global box office and from 66 countries this week takes a very good $48 million to be at number 2.
This increases the films global gross to a very respectable $94.1 million and it will go over $100 million by next weekend.
Starring Ryan Gosling the film about the NASA race to have America be the first country to get a man on the moon is at number 3 and takes a fairly tepid $16.5 million from 23 countries on its debut.
There is a big Oscar buzz around the film and if it picks up some Academy Awards it could mean the film hangs around for a good few months.
Warner Bros. have another animated hit on their hands as the family comedy falls to 4 and takes $23 million from 58 countries on its third week of release which boosts its global gross to $110.2 million.
The Chinese film is still only released in 6 countries and this week is at number 5 and takes $22 million for the week which boosts its international cume to $138.6 million.
Venom stays at the top of the US box office this week with A Star Is Born staying at number 2, while new entries First Man and Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween follow at 3 and 4.
The Tom Hardy starring super villain movie manages to stay ahead of the crowd for a second weekend and remain at the top with a $35 million gross.
This brings the Reuben Fleischer directed Marvel films total gross after 10 days of release to $142.8 million.
Remaining in the runner up spot this week is the Bradley Cooper directed remake starring Lady Gaga which takes $28 million on its second weekend.
The film is just shy of the $100 million mark after 10 days with a US gross of $94.1 million.
Highest new entry of the week comes in at 3, the potential Oscar glory film starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film about the first man on the moon takes $16.5 million on its debut.
lighthearted spooks is the order of the day at 4 with the sequel new entry starring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jack Black.
The film from the successful series of books of the same name takes $16.2 million on its debut weekend.
The lighthearted family comedy has been on the chart now for 3 weeks and takes $9.3 million to boost its total US gross to $57.6 million.
There were three new entries at the top of this weeks UK box office in the shape of Venom, A Star Is Born and Johnny English Strikes Again, but it was Sony's Villain Hero film which took top honors.
The Tom Hardy starring film dominated what was a busy weekend at the UK box office with an £8 million debut which is good for a Marvel movie in the Spider-Man universe, and only a million off that of Spider-Man Homecoming from last year.
This of course is not from the MCU despite leaning heavily on the look and feel of a typical Marvel film, but as with Suicide Squad from last year this proves that villains can hold their own in a movie despite poor reviews.
The third in the Johnny English series of film and it looks like the Rowan Atkinson starring James Bond Spoof has lost none of its appeal as it makes its debut with £4.1 million which is in the same ball park as the other 2.
Both the other 2 films went on to make in the £20 million region and we would expect this one to do very similar business as its appealing to the same audience, this film has got less favourable reviews though.
It was a very fine margin but Johnny English just beat out A Star Is Born as the Bradley Cooper directed and starring film takes the third spot this week with a £4.1 million debut.
Three weeks on the box office now and the Jack Black starring film takes £900,00 over the weekend to boost its total UK gross to £6.8 million.
Taking a large tumble this week and finishing off the top 5 the Kevin Hart romantic comedy takes £860,000 to boost its 2 week UK gross to £3.1 million.
Having been on the box office for 13 weeks the Pixar animated comedy has taken an incredible £55.7 million making it the third highest grossing film of 2018.
This week Sony unleashed its villain movie Venom from the Spider-Man universe onto the world against Warner Bros. A Star Is Born and the black slime movie knocked it out of the park.
With a weekly gross of over $200 million Venom was far and away the biggest film of the week, but it was also one of the widest releases being released into 59 markets.
The Tom Hardy starring movie joins a long line of Marvel movies although this isn't from the Disney MCU it still has a similar look and feel, especially since the MCU has got a bit darker.
The Bradly Cooper directed and starring movie is at number 2 this week with a global gross of $55.2 million from 32 countries.
The movie also stars Lady Ga Ga and is widely being tipped for Oscar recognition so could hang around for quite a while and the positive reviews will only help as well.
Now open in 6 countries the Chinese movie takes an incredible $28 million this week to take it to number 3 on the global box office, the films total global gross is $98.5 million.
The animated family movie falls to number 4 this week and it looks like the movie might sink faster than expected. released in 58 countries it took $26.6 million this week for a $75 million total gross.
Still only available in 1 country this Chinese film takes up the number 5 position this week with an $18 million weekly global gross which takes the film to $65 million total.
Fighting it out for a place at the top of the box office were two film that couldn't be more different, Venom is a super villain movie from Sony and A Star Is Born is a romantic drama from Warner
The super villain movie based in the Spider-Man universe hit the right note with movie goers this weekend and scored an excellent $80 million debut.
The film stars Tom Hardy as the title character and is directed by Ruben Fleischer and despite mixed reviews sets records for an October debut in the US and has set up a new Marvel (not MCU) franchise.
Directed by Bradly Cooper and starring himself and Lady Ga Ga the dramatic comedy scored well with reviews but didn't quite have what it takes to beat a Marvel super villain (hero) movie and made its debut with $41.2 million, half that of Venom.
The animated comedy is at number 3 this week with a second weekend gross of $14.9 million which brings the films total US gross to $42.7 million after 2 weeks of release.
After an impressive top spot debut last weekend the romantic comedy falls hard this week to number 4 after taking $12.2 million, this brings the films total gross to $46.7 million after 2 weeks of release.
The Eli Roth directed film has done really well at the box office and on its third week takes $7.2 million which brings the films total US gross to $55 million.
Sony are keeping their Spider-Man interests alive with the release of super villain movie Venom on 3rd October 2018.
The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer and Stars Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.
The BBFC have given the film a 15 certificate in the UK for strong threat, horror, violence and the film has a running time of 112 minutes.
VENOM (15) strong threat, horror, violence https://t.co/jGSKZwFSp9— BBFC (@BBFC) September 26, 2018
Its an interesting trailer from Sony that showcases the upcoming villain movie Venom from the Marvel Universe.
The film is due out in October and judging by this taste it looks like it fits right into the MCU and shows promise.
The biggest question is will Spider-Man pop up in the film?
Check out the trailer below
The film has a UK gross of £20,123,186 and is the 244th top grossing film in the UK
The film has a US gross of $213,429,141 and is the 164th top US domestic film.
The film has a World gross of $855,561,876 and is the 65th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 15Genres:
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 7