Summer 2018 Delivers $4.38 Billion in Domestic Grosses, Keeping Year on Record Pace

by Brad Brevet

Summer 2018 has come to an end, along with the month of August. To Hollywood’s delight, August finished up +29% compared to 2017’s disastrous performance and the summer movie season was up nearly +15% compared to last year’s similarly dismal showing. Disney led the way over the summer months serving as the only studio to top $1 billion in calendar grosses for the time frame, led by the June release of Incredibles 2, which brought in over $600 million to become the highest grossing animated domestic release ever.

Summer was also bolstered by such releases as Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Fox’s Deadpool 2, the late-spring carryover Avengers: Infinity War and late-summer releases including Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Warner Bros.’s August surge in the form of The Meg and Crazy Rich Asians. In fact, The Meg and Crazy Rich Asians helped push WB over the $1 billion mark domestically for the year, taking the studio crown for the month of August.

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