Top 10 Grossing Films Of 2016 In The UK

UK audiences were wowed by new family hit The Jungle Book from ever-reliable director Jon Favreau in 2016. Box office hits this year tallied with those in the US apart from a couple of exceptions such as Bridget Jones’s Baby & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them proving more popular this side of the pond.

10. Suicide Squad (#9 in US)

Warner Bros. $43,800,000

"Suicide Squad": The World Of The Antihero Has Rarely Been This Much FunDespite a critical bashing, audiences were more favourable towards Warner Bros’ attempt to rival Marvel’s Avengers franchise

9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (#3 in US)

Disney $44,487,768

Top 10 Grossing Films Of 2016 In The UKAudiences in the UK weren’t as quick to the cinema to see Rogue One: A Star Wars story, the film ending the year in ninth place compared to its third place in the US.
Nb. Given its recent release date, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to make plenty more at the box office.

8. The Secret Life Of Pets (#4 in US)

Universal $48,177,828

Top 10 Grossing Films Of 2016 In The UKA big, family crowd pleaser, The Secret Life of Pets performed well across the world.

7. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (#8 in US)

Warner Bros. $53,128,158

6 Reasons Neither Can Win In "Batman V Superman"Another dark superhero film from Warner Bros. Batman v Superman saw the studio working hard to differentiate its action-adventure product from its Disney/Marvel rival. Despite the critics turning their backs, audiences were eager to see this one.

6. Deadpool (#6 in US)

Fox $53,538,139

Deadpool - Imax, Top 10 FilmsA more adult superhero film from Marvel which showcased the versatility of their comic book world on the big screen, Deadpool’s box office performance is even more satisfying for the studio given its certificate in the UK preventing anyone younger than 15 seeing the film in cinemas.

5. Captain America: Civil War (#2 in US)

Disney $53,779,860

The Mighty "Captain America: Civil War" Is Marvel At Its BestAn unsurprising hit worldwide, Captain America: Civil War was the second favourite film of US audiences and the fifth best performer at the UK box office.

4. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (outside top 10 in US)

Warner Bros. $56,148,605

Top 10 Grossing Films Of 2016 In The UKIt didn’t make the top 10 in the US, but Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a big hit in the UK. This prequel to Harry Potter features a magical trip to New York in the 1920s.
Nb. Given its recent release date, Fantastic Beasts is set to make plenty more at the box office.

3. Finding Dory (#1 in US)

Disney $56,254,069

Top 10 Voice Performances In Animated FilmsWeaker than its predecessor but still a lot of fun, this long-awaited Pixar sequel was always destined to make lots of money.

2. Bridget Jones’s Baby (outside top 10 in US)

Universal $60,952,226

Top 10 Grossing Films Of 2016 In The UKBridget Jones returns to the big screen for this fun re-entry into the world of the lovable titular character.

1. The Jungle Book (2016) (#5 in US)

Disney $66,598,923

Jon Favreau Says 3D Is The Best Way To Watch New Film "The Jungle Book"Perhaps a surprise at number one is Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book. A huge hit with critics and audiences, the film proved to be a clear box office winner in the UK.

Source: Box Office Mojo –

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Rory Fish has loved movies since he can remember. If he was to put together an "all time" top 10 of absolute favourites it would have to include North By Northwest, 12 Angry Men and Sunset Boulevard.

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    Dan Grant Reply

    Thanks for doing this Rory, but when you point out that Rogue One only finished in 9th, you should point out that it just opened two weeks ago. It has a lot more to make still. And if I’m not mistaken, Fantastic Beasts is the highest grossing film in the UK as of today. The 56 million figure you have is only up until December the 18th. As of today Beasts is at 63 million. So it will definitely pass Jungle Book and Rogue One might pass them both. Actually, according to’s international report, Rogue One is now the number one film in the UK for the year, after just 17 days.

    Sorry, I know you did this list as of a couple of weeks ago, but as of today the numbers are different for a few films….namely Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts.

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    Dan Grant Reply

    Here’s the article:

    In the UK, Rogue has made away with £50.7M ($62.6M). That takes it past Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (estimated £50.65M through December 31) to notch the No. 1 spot of the year after just 17 days in release.

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    Rory Reply

    Thanks Dan. I realise that both films are recent releases. These were of course correct as of Dec 31 but I’ve added a note to clarify the positions of Fantastic Beasts and Star Wars are set to rise.

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    Dan Grant Reply

    I love the article Rory. We need more box office top tens on here. Thanks for a great piece.

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