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1. Captain America: Civil War – $460 million
Overall, this film is easily expected to succeed. With no other giant blockbusters being released within a three-week radius from Civil War, Marvel is likely to have a mammoth hit on their hands.
Release date: May 6, 2016
2. Deadpool – $370 million
Release date: February 12, 2016
3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – $335 million
Release date: March 25, 2016
4. Suicide Squad – $270 million
Release date: August 5, 2016
5. Doctor Strange – $270 million
At this point, a $250 million domestic gross is very generous but I need to take a risk with this list and I’m personally hoping this film will be amazing. As a non-sequel Marvel movie based on a character not as familiar to audiences as the primary characters in 2012’s The Avengers, Doctor Strange is going to have to rely heavily on its marketing to achieve a successful opening weekend and overall box office run. In reality, the film could be more compared to Thor: The Dark World’s release in November 2013 that ended with a $206 million gross but I’ll take the middle ground between that and Guardians of the Galaxy’s $333 million.
Release date: November 4, 2016
6. X-Men: Apocalypse – $220 million
Release date: May 27, 2016
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – $190 million
Release date: June 3, 2016