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Billion Dollar Movies Like Top Gun: Maverick Fans Thought Would Fizzle Out in Theaters

Top Gun: Maverick has recently joined the list of Billion Dollar Movies. Hollywood has made quite a few movies that have crossed the mark starting with Titanic (1997). There are certain movies that the fans know right after watching, that would cross the $1 billion mark. Sometimes that does not happen but those movies manage to have a great collection at the box office anyway. But like with Top Gun: Maverick, who would’ve thought that the movie would join the Billion Dollar Club. It is undoubtedly a great movie with excellent cinematography and action sequences, but still, fans thought that it would fizzle out. But the movie crossed the $1 billion mark and there’s a list of other movies that did, here are some of them.

Captain Marvel surprisingly crossed the One Billion mark

Captain Marvel surprisingly crossed the One Billion mark
Captain Marvel

When it comes to making a seemingly average movie a blockbuster, leave that task to Disney. The Brie Larson starrer, Captain Marvel was the movie that introduced the character to MCU. But the Marvel fans across the globe agreed that the movie wasn’t as great as they expected it to be. Especially for a film introducing a powerful character from the comics, should have got a better introduction. But still, the movie managed to be one of the Billion Dollar Movies in Hollywood.

Minions is one of the Billion Dollar Movies

Minions is one of the Billion Dollar Movies
Minions

Though the movie about the little creatures is absolutely adorable but to cross the $1 billion mark was an absolute surprise to everyone. The movie tells the story of these yellow, tiny creatures looking for an evil boss. Led by Kevin, who forms a team to go find them a perfect boss, the trio, including him, Stuart, and Bob, go on an adventure. It is a perfect kid’s movie but surprisingly has a huge adult fanbase too and maybe that’s how they made it to the mark.

Despicable Me 3 followed the footsteps of its prequel

Despicable Me 3 followed the footsteps of its prequel
Despicable Me 3

Following Minions, the Despicable Me franchise, too, has a huge fanbase. The movie is about the new master of Minions and the adventures and troubles they face together. Though the movie had nothing fresh to offer, it still managed to cross the $1 billion mark and is a part of the list of Billion Dollar Movies. It is one of the most talked-about and watched movies in the franchise. With a new sequel hitting the theatres soon, let’s see if the franchise will grow further.

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker made it too

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker made it too
The Rise of Skywalker

Yes, you read it right. The Star Wars franchise is one of the most popular movie franchises in Hollywood. And it is only growing with a number of spin-off series being made. But there’s one thing all fans would agree upon, which is that The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t really the best work of the franchise. Though it has its high points, it does not live up to the promises made by The Force Awakens. Yet, the movie managed to cross the $1 billion mark.

The Lion King (2019) made it to the Billion Dollar Movies group

The Lion King (2019) made it to the Billion Dollar Movies group
The Lion King (2019)

And who would have thought, the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King that came out in 1994, would cross the mark. The movie is well-made and the graphics used are just as amazing but it was the exact replica of the animated movie it was adapted from. Nothing changed in the plot. But with the voice cast that included big names like Beyonce and Donald Glover, the movie attracted a huge audience and hence was able to cross the $1 billion mark.

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