Records are made to be broken. No matter how much “Infinity War ” grosses (which, at last count, was about, oh, 16 brazillian dollars), some film phenomenon is going to come along and top it.
So here are three movies that could potentially beat the staggering box office success of “Avengers: Infinity War”. After all, you can only be top dog for so long.
“The Lion King” (2019)
Disney have been on a serious roll when it comes to live-action adaptations of their animated classics. After all, their star-studded new version of “Beauty and the Beast” pulled in over a billion dollars. That’s billion with a B! There are numerous other live-action Disney films in the works, but if we were taking bets on which one is sure to be a smash, our money would be on Jon Favreau’s upcoming take on this beloved classic. The film already has an impressive cast lined up, including Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen and more. Given Favreau’s success with “The Jungle Book”, we can’t wait.
“Toy Story 4” (2019)
Pixar’s “Toy Story” franchise is easily one of the most beloved series of animated films in recent memory, even if the third installment left us emotionally traumatized. While some would say it’s time to move on to new things, Pixar is bringing Woody, Buzz and company back for another ride with a fourth installment. Details on the upcoming release are still scarce, but studio head honcho and original “Toy Story” director John Lasseter has said that the film will be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. We could easily see this film raking in some incredible cash, especially given the beloved status of the first trilogy.
“Avatar 2” (2020)
The first installment in James Cameron’s “Avatar” series is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time, having brought in a staggering 2.7 billion dollars. Cameron has stated that his 2009 mega-blockbuster is just the first installment in a planned series, with the next installment in the saga of Pandora set to hit screens in 2020. If Cameron can replicate the record-shattering success of the first installment, he could easily surpass the Avengers and remain undisputed king of the box office. After all, the second-highest grossing film of all time, “Titanic”, is one of his works as well. He’s kinda got a knack for this.
What do you think? Can one of these out-gross Marvel? If not, what movies will?