Most anticipated films coming out in 2019
Movies are a beloved component of American culture, and a profit-churning business as well. By next year, the film entertainment business is expected to generate $35.3 billion in revenue. By 2020, that number is expected to rise to $50 billion. The United States is the largest film market in the world—in 2016, almost 1.2 billion movie tickets were sold.
2019 promises to be an exciting year for moviegoers, with Oscar-friendly filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino releasing highly anticipated titles. There will also be a slew of Marvel and DC movies sure to capture the country’s attention. Superhero movies in particular have become increasingly popular since 2000, and in 2017, records were shattered when the genre brought in $2.1 billion in box office revenue in the U.S.
Stacker looked at data from Wikipedia to determine which movies audiences are most excited for in the coming year. In order to make the list, a film must have a release date in 2019 (and a Wikipedia page). Stacker ranked upcoming movies by the number of pageviews in the last 90 days, and listed them accordingly.
Read on to find out which films could smash box office records next year.
Expected release: March 15
Genre: Horror, thriller
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 99,220
"Us,” directed by Jordan Peele of "Get Out” fame, is described as a "social horror-thriller.” The movie stars Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kara Hayward.
#49. Escape Room
Expected release: Jan. 4
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 100,082
The plot of "Escape Room” follows six strangers who must work together to survive. The tagline of the movie is: "Solve the puzzle. Escape the room. Find the clues or die.” It stars Logan Miller and Deborah Ann Woll.
#48. Charlie's Angels
Expected release: Nov. 1
Genre: Action, comedy
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 100,441
"Charlie’s Angels” is a reboot of the 2000 movie based on the 1970s TV show. The star-studded cast includes Noah Centineo, Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, and Sam Claflin. Elizabeth Banks also directs, and co-wrote the screenplay.
#47. Fighting with My Family
Expected release: March 1
Genre: Comedy, drama
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 103,428
"Fighting with My Family” follows the story of a former wrestler and his family, who perform around the country, while his children aspire to join World Wrestling Entertainment. The comedy movie features Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who plays himself, as well as Vince Vaughn and Florence Pugh.
#46. Under the Silver Lake
Expected release: April 19
Genre: Neo-noir, crime, thriller
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 103,971
"Under the Silver Lake” stars Andrew Garfield as a young man who travels to Los Angeles to track down a mysterious woman, uncovering a conspiracy along the way. The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
#45. Dora the Explorer
Expected release: Aug. 2
Genre: Adventure, comedy
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 105,361
The live-action "Dora the Explorer” film is based on the beloved Nickelodeon show, and stars Eva Longoria and Isabela Moner. The movie was filmed in Australia and features an Australian supporting cast.
#44. What Men Want
Expected release: Feb. 8
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 110,055
"What Men Want” is a gender-swapped version of Mel Gibson’s "What Women Want.” The film stars Taraji P. Henson as a sports agent who gains an edge over her male colleagues when she becomes able to hear their thoughts. The movie also features Pete Davidson, Max Greenfield, Shaquille O’Neal, and Tracy Morgan.
#43. The Secret Life of Pets 2
Expected release: June 7
Genre: Animation, comedy
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 114,083
"The Secret Life of Pets 2” is set to be Harrison Ford’s first animated film. Audiences might recognize other familiar voices: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, and Ellie Kemper among them.
#42. Captive State
Expected release: March 29
Genre: Sci-fi, thriller
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 114,569
"Captive State” is a dystopian movie set in Chicago 10 years after extraterrestrial forces have taken over. The film is said to explore both sides of the conflict. Machine Gun Kelly and John Goodman star in the movie.
#41. Chaos Walking
Expected release: March 1
Genre: Action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller
90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 116,430
"Chaos Walking” takes place in a future with no women, where all living beings hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of words, images and sounds, collectively called "Noise.” The film stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and Nick Jonas.2018 All rights reserved.