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Top 5 Hollywood Box Office Hits – 2016

1. The Jungle Book

Genre – Fantasy adventure, partly animated involving extensive use of CGI
Produced by – Walt Disney Pictures
Directed by – Jon Favreau
Inspired by – Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book series and Disney’s animated version of Kipling’s work.
Budget – around $175 million
Box office collection worldwide – about $967 million
Written by – Justin Marks
Voiceover by – Bill Murray (Baloo), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Idris Elba (Sher Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha), Scarlett Johansson (Kaa), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela) among others.
Cast- Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Kendrick Reyes as infant Mowgli, Ritesh Rajan as Mowgli’s father

2. The Deadpool

Genre – Invincible Superhero film – eighth in the X-Men series
Produced by – Simon Kinberg
Directed by – Tim Miller
Based on – Marvel Comics character
Budget – around $58 million
Box office collection worldwide – about $783 million
Written by – Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Cast- Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson – Deadpool), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Ed Skrein (Francis Freeman – Ajax), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Gina Carano (Angel Dust), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Brianna Hildebrand ( Negasonic Teenage Warhead),Stefan Kapičić as the voice of (Colossus Negasonic)

3. Captain America: Civil War

Genre – American Superhero film
Produced by – Marvel Studios
Distributed by – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Directed by – Anthony and Joe Russo
Based on – Marvel Comics character, Captain America
Budget – around $250 million
Box office collection worldwide – over $1.15 billion
Written by – Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Cast- Chris Evans (Steve Rogers – Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark – Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff – Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes – Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson – Falcon), Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes – War Machine), Jeremy Renner ( Clint Barton – Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa – Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff – Scarlet Witch), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang – Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Tom Holland (Peter Parker – Spiderman), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow – Crossbones), William Hurt (Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross), Daniel Bruhl (Helmut Zemo).

4. Finding Dory

Genre – 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film
Produced by – Pixar Animation Studios
Released by – Walt Disney Pictures
Directed by – Andrew Stanton with co-direction by Angus MacLane
Based on – Sequel to Finding Nemo, 2003
Budget – around $200 million
Box office collection worldwide – over $ 1 billion
Written by – Victoria Strouse and Andrew Stanton
Voiceover by/Voice Cast – Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Lucia Geddes as Tween Dory, Sloane Murray as Baby Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, Hayden Rolence as Nemo, Ed O’Neill as Hank, Diane Keaton as Jenny, Eugene Levy as Charlie, Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, Ty Burrell as Bailey, Idris Elba as Fluke, Dominic West as Rudder, Bob Peterson as Mr. Ray, Andrew Stanton as Crush, Bennett Dammann as Squirt, Bill Hader as Stan, Kate McKinnon as Stan’s wife, Sigourney Weaver as herself, Alexander Gould as Passenger Carl, John Ratzenberger as Bill, Torbin Xan Bullock as Gerald, Katherine Ringgold as Kathy, Angus MacLane as Charlie Back-and-Forth, Willem Dafoe as Gill, Brad Garrett as Bloat, Allison Janney as Peach, Austin Pendleton as Gurgle, Stephen Root as Bubbles, Vicki Lewis as Deb/Flo, Jerome Ranft as Jacques

5. Zootopia

Genre – 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film
Produced by – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Released by – Walt Disney Pictures
Directed by – Byron Howard and Rich Moore and co-directed by JaredBush
Budget – around $150 million
Box office collection worldwide – Over $ 1 billion
Voiceover by/Voice Cast – Ginnifer Goodwin as Officer Judy Hopps, Della Saba as a younger Judy, Jason Bateman as Nicholas P. “Nick” Wilde, Kath Soucie as a younger Nick Wilde, Idris Elba as Chief Bogo, Jenny Slate as Dawn Bellwether, Nate Torrence as Officer Benjamin Clawhauser, Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Hopps, Don Lake as Stu Hopps, Tommy Chong as Yax, J. K. Simmons as Leodore, Lionheart, Octavia Spencer as Mrs. Otterton, Alan Tudyk as Duke Weaselton, Shakira as Gazelle, Raymond S. Persi as Flash and also Officer Higgins, Maurice LaMarche as Mr. Big, Phil Johnston as Gideon Grey, Fuschia! as Drill Instructor, John DiMaggio as Jerry Jumbeaux Jr, Katie Lowes as Dr. Madge Honey Badger, Gita Reddy as Nangi, Jesse Corti as Manchas, Tom Lister Jr. as Finnick, Josh Dallas as an unnamed frantic domestic pig, Leah Latham as Fru Fru, Rich Moore as Doug, Peter Mansbridge as Peter Moosebridge, Byron Howard as Bucky Oryx-Antlerson, Jared Bush as Pronk Oryx-Antlerson, Mark “Rhino” Smith as Officer McHorn, John Lavelle as the unnamed construction mouse foreman, Kristen Bell as Priscilla.

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