The Disney film still made a handsome profit of $193.40 million from a $1.153 billion gross (budget: $250 million) but was beaten by seven competing films.
According to Deadline, Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets was the most profitable film of the year, making $374.65 million (the film took $875.5 million at the Box Office and had a $75 million budget), closely followed by Fox’s Deadpool, which made a profit of $322.24 million from a $875.5 million gross and $58 million budget.
Following is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Sing, all of which (minus Sing) are Disney owned properties.
Camping behind Civil War is Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, while Suicide Squad rounds off the top ten. Also notable is how low-budget horrors - The Conjuring and Don’t Breath - feature in the top 20 highest profiting film of the year along Oscar winner La La Land. Unlike the aforementioned blockbusters, these films had lesser production and promotional budgets, instead bringing viewers in through viral campaigns, awards buzz and good 'ol word-of-mouth.
Already, this year, we’ve seen Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast make $886.4 million at the box office - expect the film to feature in 2017’s list of most profitable films.
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