In addition, the final total for the 2019 domestic box office clocked in at $11.4 billion. Although down 4% from last year’s record $11.85 billion, it topped the $11.38 billion earned in 2016 to become the second highest grossing year of all time.
While the chances of breaking the 2018 domestic record were lost after a very sluggish first quarter, Nato execs noted that the box office quickly rebounded thanks to a slew of hits that started with the Marvel Studios one-two punch of “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” in the spring.
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