Thinking Outside the Box Office: Hollywood's Top Earners and Poor Performers of 2016

Playing By The Numbers: Top Box Office Earners of 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has only been out for two weeks, but has already raked in more than $600 million, making it the world's No. 1 movie of the holiday season.

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The latest tale from the sci-fi franchise is one of many titles debuting in 2016, some with success, but others to less-than-stellar reviews and poor showing financially.

Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analysist with Comscore, said studios are offering more titles than ever before.

“When we go to the movie theatre it provides a great escape,” he told Inside Edition. “When you go back to 2016 there have been hits and misses all along.”

Surprise hits of 2016 include Deadpool, which took in $782 million and The Secret Life of Pets which boasted $875 million at the box office.

The top grossing film of the year was Disney’s Finding Dory, which made $1 billion globally.

But there were also a few misses.

The Ben-Hur remake which cost an estimated $100 million to make, brought in just $26.3 million at the box office.

The all-female reboot of Ghostbusters was supposed to be the big summer blockbuster. It cost $144 million to make, but only took in $128.3 million globally.

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Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, cost an estimated $170 million to make but bombed, bringing in only $77 million worldwide.

But the biggest miss of all were films based on video games — Warcraft, Assassins Creed, and the Angry Birds Movie all tanked at the box office.

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