QoD: What was the highest grossing movie in 2018?

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Feb 24, 2019
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Checking Accounts, Question of the Day, Research

Answer: Black Panther with $700 million in ticket sales

Questions:

  • How many of the top-10 movies did you see in 2018?
  • How many did you watch at the theater? on a streaming service?
  • How do you decide which movies to watch while in the theaters or on a streaming service?
  • Despite the fact that streaming services are becoming increasingly popular, ticket sales at movie theaters hit a record high in 2018. Why do you think this is the case? 

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Behind the numbers (MarketWatch):

The first mainstream superhero movie fronted by an almost entirely black cast earned more than $700 million at the U.S. box office as of Dec. 10, according to Box Office Mojo, the leading online box-office report and a service of IMDbPro. It’s clawed more than $1.3 billion worldwide. The Disney and Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira roared into theaters by making a record-breaking $241.96 million in North America over its four-day opening weekend beginning Feb. 16; the biggest February movie of all time, and the highest-grossing film by a black director.

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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.