10 Most Popular Hollywood Movies of 2018
It’s the last leg of 2018, you guys.
It is crazy how time flies, and a year passed by just like that. In the blink of an eye, we’re already preparing to celebrate New Years and getting ready to embrace 2019.
If I have to summarize 2018 in a nutshell, I would say that it has been a year of changes. Especially in Hollywood. Be it a positive or negative change, I believe we can all agree that 2018 has been quite an interesting ride, to say the least. And in this post today, I will round up 10 most popular Hollywood movies of 2018 that has more or less shocked the box office, as well as moviegoers with its awesomeness.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Avengers : Infinity War
Starring : Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Director : Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genre : Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Cumulative Gross : $2,046,900,111
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Starring : Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Director : Ari Aster
Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cumulative Gross : $79,275,328
When her mentally ill mother passes away, a woman named Annie and her husband, son and daughter all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural. They each begin to have disturbing, otherworldly experiences linked to the sinister secrets and emotional trauma that have been passed through the generations of their family.
3. Crazy Rich Asians
Starring : Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
Director : Jon M. Chu
Genre : Comedy, Romance
Cumulative Gross : $219,756,957
The story follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
4. A Quiet Place
Starring : Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
Director : John Krasinski
Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cumulative Gross : $332,583,447
On a devastated Earth overrun by lethal and ever-hearing predators of a possible extraterrestrial origin, the Abbotts struggle to survive in a desolate New York City in a new era of utter silence. As this new type of invader is attracted to noise, even the slightest of sounds can be deadly; however, it’s been already twelve months since the powerful monsters’ first sightings, and this resilient family still stands strong. To learn the rules of survival in this muted dystopia is essential; nevertheless, an otherwise joyous event is threatening an already frail stability. Now, more than ever, don’t make a sound.
5. A Star is Born
Starring : Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Director : Bradley Cooper
Genre : Drama, Music, Romance
Cumulative Gross : $362,422,436
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
6. Black Panther
Starring : Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Director : Ryan Coogler
Genre : Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Cumulative Gross : $1,347,071,259
In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016) and in the wake of King T’Chaka’s death, young Prince T’Challa returns to his secluded homeland in Wakanda to prepare for his coronation day. However, the new King will soon have to face the technologically-advanced country’s arch-enemy, the arms-dealer Ulysses Klaue, who is well-aware of Wakanda’s secrets and is determined to make a profit with the aid of the megalomaniac, Erik Killmonger. Can the noble Black Panther protect not only the throne but also the land’s very future?
7. Deadpool 2
Starring : Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
Director : David Leitch
Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy
Cumulative Gross : $734,245,921
After losing Vanessa, the love of his life, 4th-wall breaking mercenary Wade Wilson aka Deadpool must assemble a team and protect a young, full-figured mutant Russell Collins aka Firefist from Cable, a no-nonsense, dangerous cyborg from the future, and must also learn the most important lesson of all: to be part of a family again.
8. Mission Impossible : Fallout
Starring : Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames
Director : Christopher McQuarrie
Genre : Action, Adventure, Thriller
Cumulative Gross : $791,107,538
Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Apostles. Under the leadership of a mysterious fundamentalist known only as John Lark, the organization is planning on acquiring three plutonium cores. Ethan and his team are sent to Berlin to intercept them, but the mission fails when Ethan saves Luther and the Apostles escape with the plutonium. With CIA agent August Walker joining the team, Ethan and his allies must now find the plutonium cores before it’s too late.
Starring : Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed
Director : Ruben Fleischer
Genre : Action, Sci-Fi
Cumulative Gross : $843,970,652
Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.
10. Bohemian Rhapsody
Starring : Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
Director : Bryan Singer
Genre : Biography, Drama, Music
Cumulative Gross : $561,169,982
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.