2018 was honestly a golden year when it comes to Hollywood movies, especially for the superhero genre.
There were more than a dozen superhero movies that were released this year, DC and Marvel combined.
Some did not do so well and were overshadowed with the release of the most awaited films like Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Incredibles 2.
And the others that were able to be the highest grossing films of 2018 did pretty well at the box office.
Apart from the superheroes movies, 2018 also saw the release of some great movies in other genres including drama, action, horror, and comedy.
Films like Solo: A Star Wars Story, Mission Impossible – Fallout, and The Grinch were also a huge box office success in the US and around the world.
Here are top 10 highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2018.
Released on October 5, 2018, Venom is a movie about a man named Eddie Brock who is a renowned journalist. He later comes into the contact of “Venom,” an alien symbiote. And together, they develop a bond and become each other’s alter-ego. They learn to co-exist in one another’s body trying to defend the earth from an impending threat from the aliens.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Tom Hardy plays the lead role in the film along with Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed.
The movie grossed a total $212,718,480 domestically coming in at the 10th place in the list of the highest-grossing Hollywood films of 2018.
9 Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Solo: A Star Wars Story was released on May 10, 2018. The film explores the adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca into the criminal underworld prior to the events of A New Hope, approximately ten years earlier.
Ron Howard directed the film starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, and Joonas Suotamo in the lead roles.
The film falls in the 9th place in the list grossing $213,767,512 domestically.
8 Ant Man and The Wasp.
Based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang/ Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/ Wasp, Ant Man and The Wasp, the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man was released on July 4, 2018.
It is the story about Scott Lang balancing his life as both Ant-Man, a superhero and a father and him discovering the secrets from the past while fighting alongside The Wasp during an urgent mission presented by Dr. Hank Pym.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas in the lead roles.
The film was able to gross $216,648,740 securing a place at the 8th spot in the list of highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2018.
7 Mission Impossible - Fallout.
On July 12, 2018, Ethan Hunt returned to the big screen trying to complete yet another mission that seemed impossible.
This time, he is supposed to recover stolen plutonium. But when that goes wrong, he chooses to save his team instead. This leads the nuclear weapons to fall into enemy hands making the world at risk of a nuclear disaster.
Now, he joins hands with a hard-hitting CIA Agent August Walker along with his IMF team to save the world.
Christopher McQuarrie directed the film which is the sixth installment in the Mission Impossible film series starring Tom Cruise in the lead along with Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, etc.
The film falls in the 7th place on the list with a domestic gross $220,159,104.
6 The Grinch.
On November 9, 2018, people yet again got to witness how the Grinch steals Christmas.
The Grinch is based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book called How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It is the story of a lonely Grinch who hates Christmas and planes to ruin it for the whole town of Whoville by stealing all their gifts and decorations.
The 2018 animated film was the third screen adaptation of the story directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney after the television special from 1966 and the live-action feature-length film from 2000.
Benedict Cumberbatch gave his voice as the Grinch himself with Pharrell Williams as the Narrator. Other stars that gave their voices are Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, and Angela Lansbury.
The film was able to gross $223,324,225 domestically coming in at the 6th place on the list.