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‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Good Omens’ Top IMDb’s Most Anticipated Lists

Looking forward to 2019

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IMDb revealed the Top-Grossing Domestic Releases of 2018 this week, partnering with another Amazon site, Box Office Mojo. The company also shared the Top Movies and TV Shows that fans are most excited to watch in 2019, which has a mix of mystery and thriller titles. IMDb determines its list of most anticipated movies and TV shows by the pageviews of unique visitors to the company’s website.

According to the company, the Top-Grossing Domestic Releases of 2018 (as of December 10, 2018) was “Black Panther” with $700M. Marvel also took second-place this year with “Avengers: Infinity War,” which brought in $678M. Disney took third-place overall with “Incredibles 2,” which made $608M.

Outside of the top three films, Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” made $416M, and FOX’s “Deadpool 2” landed in fifth-place on the chart with $318M. The recently released holiday film “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” earned $223M this year, and Paramount Pictures’ “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” made over $220M.

Marvel came back to take eighth-place on the list, thanks to “Ant-Man and the Wasp” which made $216M domestically. Despite the film’s troubled box office release, Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” took ninth-place this year with $213M. Sony Pictures’ “Venom” landed in tenth-place with the movie’s $212M domestic gross.

The list was put together with data leading up to December 10, 2018. These ten movies had the highest box-office grosses in the U.S. and Canada during the 2018 calendar year, according to Box Office Mojo.

With 2018 almost entirely behind us, IMDb also offered details on the upcoming movies and shows that people are excited to watch. Topping IMDb’s Most-Anticipated Movies of 2019 list was “Captain Marvel,” which edged out its Marvel competitor “Avengers: Endgame.” Another superhero favorite took third-place, that was FOX’s “Dark Phoenix” installment. Fourth-place overall went to Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and fifth-place went to Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.

Horror fans put “It: Chapter Two” in sixth-place on the chart, with the thriller “Glass” taking seventh-place overall. Robert De Niro returned to the list in eighth-place, thanks to the interest in Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” movie. The final two installments are Disney’s “Aladdin” in ninth-place, and “Hellboy” in tenth.

In television, the company’s Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2019 was interesting. Topping the list was “Good Omens” with David Tennant and Michael Sheen, and the mystery-drama “I Am the Night” with Chris Pine, India Eisley, and Jefferson Mays took second-place. FOX’s “The Passage” landing in third.

Netflix’s adaptation of “The Umbrella Academy” took fourth-place on the chart, with HBO’s adaptation of “Watchmen” taking fifth-place. “The Boys” with Karl Urban, Jennifer Esposito, and Erin Moriarty ended up in sixth-place overall, with Syfy’s “Deadly Class” taking seventh-place. The final three included Freeform’s upcoming YA drama “Good Trouble;” the DC Universe series “Doom Patrol;” and “His Dark Materials” from HBO.

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