The top 9 movies at the US box office in 2019, so far

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“Shazam!”
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Warner Bros.

  • “Captain Marvel” is still dominating the box office, nearing $400 million domestic and crossing $1 billion worldwide.
  • Other movies topping the box office so far this year include “Glass” and “Shazam!”
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“Captain Marvel” continues to dominate 2019, and is the first movie this year to cross $1 billion.

While it was the first true blockbuster of the year and rebounded a sluggish 2019 box office, it’s not the only movie to be popular with audiences. Jordan Peele’s “Us” had the biggest debut ever for an original horror movie last month, and has made over $160 million domestically.

The well-reviewed DC superhero movie “Shazam!” is closing in on $100 million domestically as of Wednesday, and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” previously hit that point.

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The surprise hit of the year so far, though, is “The Upside,” a remake of the French movie, “The Intouchables,” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. The comedy also grossed over $100 million and was made for $37.5 million.

It’s still early, so box-office disappointments are still among the highest-grossing movies of the year. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” has grossed $105 million in the US since debuting over a month ago, while its predecessor had already made over double that in the same amount of time in 2014.

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s big-budget “Alita: Battle Angel” made just $85 million in the US, but its worldwide box office has kept it from being a complete disaster. It’s made over $400 million worldwide and had a $170 million production budget.

Business Insider will keep a running list of the highest-grossing movies in the US as 2019 continues. All numbers are based on figures from Box Office Mojo, unless otherwise stated.

Below are the 9 highest-grossing movies at the US box office in 2019, so far:


9. “Alita: Battle Angel”

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Fox

Release date: February 14

Domestic gross so far: $85,481,554

Worldwide gross so far: $403,611,232

Estimated production budget: $170 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 60%

What critics said: “It’s goofy as hell and borderline inexcusable at times, but it’s also kind of glorious.” – Sam Adams, Slate


8. “Dumbo”

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Disney

Release date: March 29

Domestic gross so far: $91,070,386

Worldwide gross so far: $269,865,076

Estimated production budget: $170 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 47%

What critics said: “That the plot involves having DeVito’s modest family-run circus being swallowed up by a mogul with his own theme park is almost too obvious a metaphor for the back half of Burton’s 35-year career.” – Chris Klimek, NPR


7. “Shazam!”

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Warner Bros.

Release date: April 12

Domestic gross so far: $96,324,739

Worldwide gross so far: $260,424,739

Estimated production budget: $100 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

What critics said: “‘Shazam!’ is hardly a solution. But at its best, it’s just deft and clever enough to not feel like part of the problem.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times


6. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”

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Warner Bros.

Release date: February 8

Domestic gross so far: $105,376,888

Worldwide gross so far: $186,776,888

Estimated production budget: $100 million (Source: IMDbPro)

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86%

What critics said: “Far from awesome, it settles for being just OK — lacking the surprise that elevated the original, while appearing reasonably content to simply follow the instructions.” – Brian Lowry, CNN


5. “The Upside”

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STX Entertainment

Release date: January 11

Domestic gross so far: $108,034,748

Worldwide gross so far: $121,734,748

Estimated production budget: $37.5 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 40%

What critics said: “It’s a film that contains complicated, sad, interesting ideas rarely expressed on screen… but whose package is fundamentally unsuited to showcase those ideas, like a sweater with the holes in all the wrong places.” – Emily Yoshida, Vulture


4. “Glass”

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Blumhouse

Release date: January 18

Domestic gross so far: $111,035,005

Worldwide gross so far: $246,941,965

Estimated production budget: $20 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 37%

What critics said: “The kind of depressing misfire that hurts even more given what it could have been.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com


3. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

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Universal

Release date: February 22

Domestic gross so far: $158,047,490

Worldwide gross so far: $512,247,490

Estimated production budget: $129 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

What critics said: “So much of The Hidden World is stuffed with filler material. But in certain wordless moments, this grand final entry really sings.” – David Sims, The Atlantic


2. “Us”

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Universal

Release date: March 22

Domestic gross so far: $164,002,405

Worldwide gross so far: $236,202,405

Estimated production budget: $20 million

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

What critics said: “It wouldn’t be as truly terrifying as it is without the jaw-dropping performance from his leading lady, Nyong’o, and with this collaboration they have created another whip-smart modern horror classic.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service


1. “Captain Marvel”

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Disney

Release date: March 8

Domestic gross so far: $266,213,933

Worldwide gross so far: $762,083,380

Estimated production budget: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 79%

What critics said: “As shaky and unfocused as “Captain Marvel” often seems, it manages to reach its destination with confidence. In the end, Larson sticks the landing, albeit with something more muted than absolute triumph.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post