Top 19 of 2019

Top 19 of 2019

A look at the Top 19 genre films of 2019. Every year I take a look at the genre films that are set for release (2014 , 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). Now I want to look at what I think will be the best genre films of 2019.

Name Studio Date Prediction Rank
Star Wars: Episode IX Lucas / Disney Dec 20 $700 1
Avengers: End Game Marvel / Disney April 12 $650 2
Lion King Disney July 19 $470 3
Aladdin Disney May 24 $410 4
Spider-Man: Far From Home Marvel/Sony July 5 $400 5
Toy Story 4 Pixar/Disney June 21 $350 6
Jumanji 3 Sony Dec 13 $325 7
Frozen 2 Disney Animation Nov 22 $320 8
Captain Marvel Marvel/Disney March 8 $300 9

Secret Life of Pets 2 Illumination / Universal  June 7 $250 10
Dumbo Disney March 29 $230 11
Detective Pikachu Universal May 10 $225 12
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Warner Bros. May 31 $210 13
MIB: International Sony June 14 $205 14
Lego Movie 2 Warner Bros. Feb 2  $200 15
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Fox June 7 $170 16
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Universal Feb 22 $160 17
Glass Universal Jan 18 $155 18
Shazam Warner Bros. Apr 5 $155 19

The List

  1. Star Wars Episode IX $700 – Following on Solo, the not so well received Star Wars film, the ninth in the main Saga hopes to bring back excitement and momentum to the Star Wars Franchise and Universe.

  2. Avengers: End Game $650 – As quoted by Doctor Strange in Infinity War, “We’re in the End Game now.” The wrap up to Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Marvel has been very tight-lipped about what will follow for Phase Four. Beyond a few projects later this year, such as Spider-Man: Far from Home, Black Panther 2 and the proposed The Eternals, Marvel has yet to announce Phase Four’s line-up.
  3. Lion King $470 – The third animated feature to be turned to live-action this year (Dumbo and Aladdin are the others), this one sits in the middle of the summer season and if well done, should be the most well received. Personally I’m More looking forward to Aladdin.
  4. Aladdin $410 – Memorial Day weekend will give this film a boost and the revelation of Will Smith as a blue Genie in the next trailer should attract more attention.

  5. Spider-Man: Far From Home $400 – The first film following the end of Phase Three of the MCU and the events of Avengers: End Game should give fans a lot to look forward to. The title suggests that at the end of the End Game, Peter doesn’t end up back in his friendly neighbourhood. So Where is he?
  6. Toy Story 4 $350 – Woody, Buzz, the Toy Gang, what more do I need to say?
  7. Jumanji 3 $325Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a surprise hit and I for one am looking forward to this sequel.

  8. Frozen 2 $320 – What have Elsa, Anna and Olaf been up to? I guess we’ll have to wait till near the end of the year.


  9. Captain Marvel $300 – A flash back to the 90’s as we see the origin story of the Kree and Skrull war in the MCU. We’ll see a younger Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jude Law as Mar-Vel. The majority of the film focuses on Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers as she returns to earth.
  10. Secret Life of Pets 2 $250 – I wasn’t a big fan of the first one, but lots of other people were and its $368 Million box-office total prompted a second adventure. The early June release may hurt it as the kids are all still in school.
  11. Dumbo $230 – Tim Burton and Disney seem to work well together. This time he’s back together with Danny Devito (Batman Returns), Michael Keaton (Batman), Alan Arkin (Edward Scissorhands) and Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). Will Dumbo fly and beat my expectations? Time will tell.
  12. Detective Pikachu $225 – Ryan Reynolds provides the voice of everyone’s favorite Pokémon. Yes the smart-ass Canadian known for the excessively R-Rated Deadpool is the lead in this cute PG kids/Adults film. What will rein him in?
  13. Godzilla: King of Monsters $210 – Following up from the successful 2014 film, this film and its planned sequel, Godzilla vs. King Kong are part of Legendary Films’ MonsterVerse.
  14. MIB: International $205 – A spin-off of the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones series and still based off the Malibu Comics, this film could be a whole new start or the end of the series
  15. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part $200 – The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.
  16. Dark Phoenix $170 – The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey’s new abilities to rule the galaxy.
  17. How to Train Your Dragon:The Hidden World $160 – A surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history
  18. Glass $155 – The third movie in a series that you didn’t realise was series, as Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis from Unbreakable meet James McAvoy from Split. It should start the year off right.
  19. Shazam $155 – A fun looking DCEU film, that might put a better taste in the mouth of fans than the Justice League.

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