Animated family films (and Disney) played a huge part in the boom, while Ryan Reynold's 'Deadpool' was the top-grossing superhero film of 2016 domestically behind 'Captain America: Civil War.'
The opening of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is the icing on the cake for the studio, home of Hollywood's most powerful brands: Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Disney live-action and Disney Animation Studios.
Elsewhere, Zac Efron and Adam Devine's R-rated comedy 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates' is beating expectations while 'Finding Dory' becomes the top-grossing film of summer to date in North America. READ MORE
THR's awards analyst highlights a host of possible contenders, from fest fave 'The Birth of a Nation' to animated feature 'Zootopia' to doc feature 'Life, Animated' to foreign-language film 'Julieta.' READ MORE
Roland Emmerich's 'Independence Day: Resurgence' failed to ignite big fireworks at the North American office over the weekend, where it came in behind expectations with an estimated $41.6 million from 4,068 theaters. READ MORE