2018 Rankings - May

by The Commish on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Every month we rank the top 75 movies by season.  The box office year is a moving target, so make sure to read this column every month to find out how your movies rank, and what movies you should be targeting on the waiver wire.

Winter/Spring
1. (1) Black Panther – headed to $700 million, this pick won a lot of movie pools this year!
2. (2) Avengers 3 – after a record breaking opening, can it do 3X opening?
3. (6) A Quiet Place – wow, headed to a top 15 finish for the year!
4. (3) Ready Player One – made some teams an afterthought
5. (4) Peter Rabbit – not afraid to say, I really liked this movie and it deserves its top 30 spot
6. (5) Fifty Shades Freed
7. (7) A Wrinkle in Time
8. (8) Rampage
9. (9) I Can Only Imagine
10. (10) Game Night

11. (11) Insidious 4
12. (15) Blockers – slowing down; but could still make it into the top 12
13. (12) Pacific Rim 2  
14. (16) Maze Runner 3
15. (13) Tomb Raider
16. (17) Red Sparrow  
17. (14) I Feel Pretty – meh
18. (18) 12 Strong
19. (19) Den of Thieves
20. (21) Acrimony
21. (24) Sherlock Gnomes
22. (22) Love Simon
23. (23) Truth or Dare
24. (20) Paddington 2
25. (25) The Commuter

Summer
1. (1) Jurassic World – tracking has been an issue, it might drop to third!
2. (2) Solo – gaining significant speed, this could be the movie of the summer
3. (3) Incredibles 2
4. (4) Deadpool 2 – looks like a super first weekend is in store
5. (5) Ant Man 2 – after Avengers 3, will audiences need a break between Marvel movies
6. (6) Mission Impossible 6
7. (7) Hotel Transylvania 3
8. (9) Ocean’s 8 – still looking like a safe bet heading into the summer
9. (8) Skyscraper
10. (10) Mamma Mia 2 – the ABBA reunion should help  
11. (11) Equalizer 2 – the first trailer is excellent
12. (12) Christopher Robin
13. (13) Purge 4 – is this the Purge movie that makes $100 million?
14. (16) Teen Titans
15. (15) The Spy Who Dumped Me
16. (18) Mile 22  
17. (20) The Meg – maybe the greatest trailer in the history of shark trailers
18. (14) The Hustle
19. (21) Crazy Rich Asian – it might be just me, but it reminds me of Princess Diaries
20. (17) Life of the Party – I think this one will actually do better than this
21. (19) Tag
22. (22) Uncle Drew 
23. (-) Action Point – let’s see what Johnny Knoxville does with this
24. (23) Slenderman
25. (24) Happytime Murders
Falling Out: Book Club

Fall
1. (1) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2
2. (2) Wreck it Ralph
3. (4) Mary Poppins Returns – wouldn’t be surprised if this ends at the top of the list
4. (3) Aquaman – maybe this is done perfectly, I’m not hedging my bets
5. (6) Grinch  
6. (5) Venom – after watching the trailer I feel like I need a tutorial
7. (7) Nutcracker
8. (8) Mortal Engines
9. (10) Alita
10. (9) Bumblebee
– Cena!
11. (12) Holmes & Watson  
12. (13) The Predator
13. (16) Smallfoot – very excited about the last trailer
14. (12) Into the Spider-Man Universe
15. (14) Creed 2
16. (15) The Nun
17. (17) Night School

18. (18) Robin Hood
19. (19) Mowgli  
20. (20) Overlord – buzz is starting to grow
21. (21) House with Clocks on the Wall
22. (23) First Man
23. (22) The Women of Marwen
24. (24) A Star is Born

25. (25) The Girl in the Spider’s Web