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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016  

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List Rules Excited for a movie coming out in 2016 but don't see it below? Add it yourself! Opening weekend grosses listed represent domestic ticket sales only.

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If 2015 taught us anything at the movies, it’s that big budget flicks are just as popular as ever. A total of 61 films grossed over $100 million worldwide, with Jurassic World leading the way, raking in nearly $1.7 billion globally. This year looks like it may match the blockbusters of 2015, here are the most anticipated movies of 2016.

There is certainly no shortage of superheroes on this upcoming movies list. Perhaps the two most anticipated movies of 2016 are Deadpool and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It will be interesting to see a new Marvel superhero (played by Ryan Reynolds) franchise take shape, and audiences are definitely already on the edge of their seats, waiting to see whether Ben Affleck is more Christian Bale or George Clooney, when it comes to playing The Dark Knight.

There are also several animated films coming out in 2016. Dory gets her very own flick in Finding Dory. The addictive game Angry Birds is finally coming to the big screen. And, if you haven’t had enough of Kung Fu Panda, the third installment will come at audiences in 3D on January 29.

If you’re into remakes, re-imaginings, or spinoffs, the future movies 2016 should not disappoint. The all-girls Ghostbusters crew starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones hits theaters on July 15. Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway star in Alice Through the Looking Glass, where Alice returns to Wonderland and travels back in time in order to save the Mad Hatter. Additionally, J.K. Rowling makes her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a Harry Potter spinoff starring Eddie Redmayne.

Which do you think are the best movies coming out soon? Be sure to up vote for the upcoming Hollywood movies that you are most excited for.
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Opening weekend gross: $74 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 99% Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $11 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line, which includes a pregnant actress ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $25 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $18.8 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71% The BFG is a 1989 British animated film based on the 1982 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was first shown on Christmas Day 1989 on ITV in the UK. It was also released to theaters along ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $21.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios. It is the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series and the sequel to Ice ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $29 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 10% The Divergent Series: Allegiant is a 2016 American dystopian romantic thriller film directed by Robert Schwentke. After Evelyn (Naomi Watts) forbids anyone from leaving Chicago, she announces ...more
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Delete is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is an upcoming science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and will be ...more
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a 2016 American 3D dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs.
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Opening weekend gross: $11  million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in 1977 Los Angeles, the film focuses on a private eye and a tough enforcer who team up to investigate ...more
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
voting closed at #34 October 21

Opening weekend gross: $22.87 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 37%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Edward Zwick. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) goes on the run with an Army Major (Cobie Smulders) who has been framed ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $43.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 17% Snow White and the Huntsman 2 is an upcoming film written by David Koepp.
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Moana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
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Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more
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Bad Santa 2 is a 2013 comedy film written and directed by Steve Pink.
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voting closed at #35 pyriel2 added Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny February 26
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%
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Opening weekend gross: $38 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 61% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film is a sequel to Neighbors, and follows the Radners (Rogen and Rose Byrne) having to outwit a new ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 61% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 American biographical war comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Robert Carlock, based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $14 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12% Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American adventure epic fantasy film directed by Alex Proyas and co-written with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The film stars Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $22 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27% London Has Fallen is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, It is a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. After the UK Prime Minister dies, agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $39 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 43%
Angry Birds (a.k.a. Angry Birds Classic) is a casual puzzle video game developed by Rovio Entertainment. In Angry Birds, the player controls a flock of multi-colored birds that are attempting to ...more
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Sausage Party is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
August 12

Opening weekend gross: $34 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $5 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an upcoming American horror comedy romance film directed by Burr Steers and co-written with David O. Russell, based on the 2009 novel of same name by Seth ...more
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Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel by Shūsaku Endō. In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam ...more
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Opening weekend gross: $16 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 59% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (a.k.a. 13 Hours) is a 2016 American biographical thriller war film directed and produced by Michael Bay. In 2012, Benghazi, Libya Jack Silva is newly ...more
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Inferno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
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Opening weekend gross: $14.86 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 20%

Inferno is a 2016 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown. The film is the sequel to The Da Vinci ...more