2016 Box Office Hits $11.4 Billion, A Two Percent Increase Over Last Year
comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), the global standard for box office reporting, today announced the North American box office sets a new record with $11.4 billion through Dec. 31, making 2016 the highest-earning year in movie history.
A wide assortment of movies on the blockbuster side of the ledger and an auspicious crop of smaller scale films brought enthusiastic patrons to movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada throughout the year, giving the industry its biggest overall revenue in North American box office history.
"Forgetful fish, super-heroes, household pets and space travelers led the charge in a year that was marked by an incredibly diverse selection of films from every genre and of every size and scope from all the studios," comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. "This sparked an extraordinary level of enthusiasm by patrons who flocked to North America's incredibly well-appointed movie theaters."
Below is a list of the top 10 highest-grossing films in 2016 at the North American box office through Dec. 31:
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