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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Shazam||Warner Bros.||Apr 5||$155||19|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- Toy Story 4 $350 – Woody, Buzz, the Toy Gang, what more do I need to say?
- Jumanji 3 $325 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a surprise hit and I for one am looking forward to this sequel.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Shazam $155 – A fun looking DCEU film, that might put a better taste in the mouth of fans than the Justice League.