21 movies that made the most money this year

Marvel‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the movie that made the most money in 2018.
  • A lot of Marvel movies made the most profits in 2018.
  • In terms of movies, “Avengers: Infinity War” made the most money in 2018.
  • “Black Panther” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” also made over a billion dollars.

We often hear people bemoaning the death of cinema, that the only movies being made lately are sequels, reboots, and superhero movies. Well, if the 2018 worldwide box office is any indication, these are some of the most profitable movies that people keep on watching.

The following 21 films made the most money this year. Some of the titles on this list might surprise you and that’s because this isn’t a list of the highest grossing films of the year, it’s the most profitable list.

The numbers listed below are worldwide box office stats minus the production budget. Meaning, a movie could dominate the box office, but not actually turn out to be that profitable because of how much it cost to make (i.e. “Solo: A Star Wars Story”). This adjustment for production costs explains how a movie like “Bohemian Rhapsody” could land higher on this list than “Ready Player One,” even though the musical biopic made just $US487 million at the global box office and the Steven Spielberg juggernaut made $US582 million.

Here are the movies that made the most money this year, based on their total profits as of December 3.


“Peter Rabbit”: $US301,266,433

Sony Pictures‘Peter Rabbit.’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Rampage”: $US306,345,950

Warner Bros.‘Rampage’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Fifty Shades Freed”: $US316,382,353

Universal Pictures‘Fifty Shades Freed’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”: $US318,704,442

Universal Pictures‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

Source: Box Office Mojo


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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”: $US322,231,221

Courtesy of Warner Bros.‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“A Quiet Place”: $US323,677,199

Paramount Pictures‘A Quiet Place’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“A Star is Born”: $US326,418,438

Warner Bros.‘A Star is Born’

Source: Box Office Mojo


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“The Nun”: $US343,050,119

Warner Bros. Productions‘The Nun’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“The Meg”: $US397,805,856

Warner Bros. Entertainment‘The Meg’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Ready Player One”: $US432,218,455

Warner Bros. Pictures‘Ready Player One’

Source: Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers.com


“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”: $US446,954,410

Columbia Pictures‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Bohemian Rhapsody”: $US488,696,483

Twentieth Century Fox‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Ant-Man and the Wasp”: $US492,648,074

Marvel‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Source: Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers.com


“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: $US545,560,973

Sony Pictures‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

This is the only film on the list that was released in 2017. The above number reflects how much money it made in 2018 alone by subtracting its 2017 box office revenues from its overall global box office results.

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”: $US613,017,452

Paramount Pictures‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Deadpool 2”: $US624,245,921

20th Century Fox‘Deadpool 2’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Venom”: $US744,000,606

Sony Pictures‘Venom’

Source: Box Office Mojo


“Incredibles 2”: $US1,041,079,834

Disney/Pixar‘Incredibles 2’

Source: Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers.com


“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”: $US1,134,944,060

Universal Pictures‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Source: Box Office Mojo


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“Black Panther”: $US1,146,913,161

Marvel/Disney‘Black Panther’

Source: Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers.com


“Avengers: Infinity War”: $US1,747,675,173

Marvel‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Source: Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers.com

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