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DEADLINE'S MOST VALUABLE BLOCKBUSTER - CAYOM 3.0 EDITION

 

Ladies and gentlemen, before any further ado, we would like to wish you a happy 2021, where all of your wishes or goals come true, hopefully.

 

And wishes/goals is something that every film studio aspires to fulfill. Surely that one of the main goals that CAYOM's talented filmmakers reach for is to create cinema of the highest quality, but, among other things, they also want to make money - film, besides being an artform, is also a business.

 

With that, we here at Deadline are extending our Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament, that we do to recap every year in Hollywood, to CAYOM, beginning from Y8 (but not without taking a deep dive into Y1-Y7).

 

The story of a film grossing a net profit or loss isn't just told by how it makes at a box office, given that it usually includes the revenue from ancilliary markets. However, we here at Deadline do not have access to the amount of money that a CAYOM film made in ancilliaries. On the other hand, we also do not have access to CAYOM films' marketing budgets, balancing out the loss of ancilliary revenue with the gain of not having marketing costs added to the total budget. The formula we use, given these circumstances, is [(50% DOM + 40% OS) - production budget] (extra note to the fact that China is included in the 40% OS gross, since we also do not have separate information regarding the amount of money that a film grossed at the Chinese box office).

 

Starting on January 1st 2021, we will be looking at past game years, and then, after Y8 totals are released, we will dive deep into the most and least profitable films of the year.

 

We hope that you have a happy 2021 and a competitive Y8.

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1 minute ago, 4815162342 said:

"Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament"

 

 

Hmmm. Is this going to be a competitive thing for people to vote in?

Not really. It's the name they gave to it because they usually start doing it around the time of March Madness.

 

I will, however, be asking for people's reactions to the stats here, as well as put up polls for everyone to vote on their favorite out of the 10 most profitable films out of each year.

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Y1 - WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

 

A new era for CAYOM started in Summer of 2017, when Part I of Y1 3.0 was officially given the go. CAYOM had gone through spirit death at one point, as, in its late moments, 2.0 struggled to breathe. But, thanks to a strong community that made sure to give some life back to the game, 3.0 was born and Y1 is where everything started.

 

It's obviously hard to look at Y1 without knowing that, being the first year, audiences were settling in, but there weren't as many giant blockbusters as there would be in following years, as well as there was a plentitude of box office flops to go along the way. Speaking of which, movies such as Hunt Productions' Apocamance, Hunt Productions' Lucky, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' The Artificial Age and Electric's Chrono Trigger lost upwards of $35 million, the latter two with net losses over $50 million. Though the biggest failure really turned out to be TriCrescent/MV Pictures' Go Go GoBots, a movie based on the GoBots toyline from the 80's which ended up losing $69.9 million... ouch.

 

Cookie Pictures easily walked away with the year, with an impressive net profit of almost $890 million between all of its films combined, carried mostly by its three major blockbusters: The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Voltron: Defenders of the Universe. TriCrescent came in second, but far behind.

 

Looking specifically at the year's ten most profitable films:

 

#10

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BEST PICTURE WINNER LEADS THE WAY - FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON #10

 

Alpha Pictures got off to the right footing, having accomplished some major hits in Y1. One of them was the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of the 1966 Daniel Keyes-penned sci-fi short story, Flowers for Algernon. This CAYOM 2.0 import is actually the third time that Hollywood has adapted the story, given that Algernon has already recieved a theatrical feature in 1968 (in the form of Charly, a box office and home video success, and Academy Award winner), as well as a CBS-produced TV feature titled homonimously after the story.

 

However, neither of those adaptations reached quite the success of this one. The Jared Leto-starrer, helmed by the mastermind behind the likes of Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood (as well as not so masterful movies like the Planet of the Apes and Alice in Wonderland remakes), made shockwaves in late Summer and early Fall of Y1, launching in early August - taking the place of the cancelled Alpha Pictures project Slaughterhouse-Five - and grossing $188 million domestically and $328 million worldwide on a budget of over $40 million, which could have only indicated a high return. So high, in fact, that it ranks #10 on this list, above films that grossed much bigger numbers at the box office but also happened to have higher budgets.

 

But besides that, Algernon was also a critical success, recieving 12 Academy Award nominations and winning 3 Awards - most importantly, the much coveted Best Picture award, making Algernon the first Best Picture winner to make it to the 10 most profitable films of a respective game year. Quite the strong start to our journey.

 

($94.1 million DOM + $56 million OS) - $40 million budget = $110.1 million profit

 

#9

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A STORM OF BOX OFFICE - WHITE HURRICANE #9

 

J.A. Bayona became famous for his work on a disaster movie, with the success of 2012's The Impossible. That led him to films such as A Monster Calls and the billion dollar-grossing (but, in this reporter's honest opinion, not very good) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In CAYOM, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures reserved for him one of the most profitable films of 3.0's Y1, in the form of disaster piece White Hurricane.

 

Taking place during the real life setting of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in Midwestern USA and Ontario, Canada, this feature reunited a powerful ensemble cast, with names such as Christian Bale, Jamie Foxx, Chris Hemsworth and Sandra Bullock among others, and paved the way for TriCrescent's renowned fame when it comes to disaster movies. White Hurricane launched in September Y1 and grossed $146 million domestically and $401 million worldwide, on the very contained budget of $60 million.

 

It was also one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. It went on to recieve an incredible 14 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture, and it won 2 Awards.

 

($73.2 million DOM + $102.2 million OS) - $60 million budget = $115.4 million profit

 

#8

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A MASTER OF THE BOX OFFICE UNIVERSE - HE-MAN #8

 

Easily one of TriCrescent's biggest and most famous franchises has been the He-Man series. The saga, based on Mattel's Masters of the Universe toyline and the subsequent He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon from the 80's, has generated a combined net profit of almost $600 million between its four entries. It all started with the success of TriCrescent/Gold Crescent's He-Man.

 

Louis Leterrier's fantasy action pic wasn't exactly philosophy or rocket science, but it clearly captivated audiences, which were probably long gunning for a Masters of the Universe film for a long time now. Released on Easter Weekend of Y1, He-Man went on to gross $169 million domestically and $525 million worldwide, indicating good domestic results but far superior overseas intake. On a budget of $110 million, this led He-Man to the #8 position on this list.

 

And this was also the only He-Man movie to recieve an Academy Award nomination (a single one, to be exact). Fun fact: He-Man was actually the least profitable film in the franchise, and each movie would consecutively outprofit the previous one. A fifth He-Man movie was on the works, until TriCrescent suspended activity in the game.

 

($84.5 million DOM + $142.8m million OS) - $110 million budget = $117.3 million profit

 

#7

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PEOPLE LOVE KATS - SWAT KATS: THE RADICAL SQUADRON #7

 

Sticking with TriCrescent for a third time in a row, perhaps the most surprising entry on this list - even more so than Flowers for Algernon - is a movie that didn't really seem like it left the hugest impact after release, but it ended up being an extremely successful film as it is: TriCrescent/MV Pictures' SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron.

 

The Kevin Munroe-directed adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera 90's cartoon (that may seem obscure by today's standards, but was actually the #1-syndicated animated show in 1994) was released in September Y1, one week ahead of the release of another TriCrescent film that made this list, White Hurricane. Clearly, the studio opening two big films one week apart didn't hurt them a single bit, because both thrived, and given its positioning in this list, more so SWAT Kats. It grossed $135 million domestically and $385 million worldwide, appropriate numbers for a film of this kind. What really elevated SWAT Kats' profits, though, was its extremely contained budget of only $50 million. 

 

SWAT Kats went on to recieve an Academy Award nomination and also spawned a sequel that was almost identically as successful.

 

($67.6 million DOM + $100.3 million OS) - $50 million budget = $117.9 million profit

 

#6

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AUDIENCES 'RABBID' FOR SLAPSTICK - RABBIDS: THE BIG ADVENTURE #6

 

Animation has always been one of CAYOM's most successful genres, and one of the pathfinders for this success was actually a movie that critics didn't necessarily show much love towards, but it made all the waves with families across the world: Bastien's Rabbids: The Big Adventure.

 

Based on the video game characters created by Ubisoft, them off-springs of the Rayman series, Rabbids had Pierre Coffin, of Illumination Entertainment fame, at the helm. And, well, you could tell by watching the film that it really had the hand of someone who knew Despicable Me and the Minions all too well, as critics weren't too fond of its virtual lack of plot to favor dumb slapstick. But, just like with the Minions, Rabbids was able to enrapture children and make big bucks without cashing out too much. It was released in late March Y1 and went on to gross $136 million domestically and a hefty $539 million worldwide, a massive DOM/OS split in line with the aforementioned Illumination fare, on the tiny budget of only $61.5 million, easily making it one of the most profitable films of Y1 (just missing the top 5, as a matter of fact).

 

No sequel ever went forward, due to Bastien's early suspension of CAYOM 3.0 activity.

 

($68.2 million DOM + $161.3 million OS) - $61.5 million budget = $168 million profit

 

#5

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A GIFT FOR AN ANIMATION EPIC - AMULET #5

 

Staying on the topic of animation, #5 is the first of two entries in a franchise that may have made more for CAYOM animation than anyone is quite willing to believe: the debut feature for Alpha Pictures/Hollywood Animation Studios, Travis Knight's Amulet.

 

Knight, who directed Kubo and the Two Strings (and then Bumblebee in December 2018, though this movie had been released before that), dived again into animation for this original tale, though this time, it was traditional animation rather than Laika's stopmotion style. The fantasy adventure tale featuring a powerful ensemble voice cast led by Millie Bobby Brown was imported from 2.0 (replacing what would've been Alpha Pictures/Hollywood Animation Studios' take on Super Mario Bros.), much like its Alpha Pictures brethren Flowers for Algernon, and is still recognized to date as a gem in CAYOM's animation. It struck strong upon its Thanksgiving Y1 release, grossing $263 million domestically and $673 million worldwide. The budget was $125 million, meaning that the return was excellent.

 

Amulet recieved 5 Academy Award nominations and won 1 Award. It also spawned an also very successful sequel, which critics argue was even better.

 

($131.6 million DOM + $163.9 million OS) - $125 million budget = $170.5 million profit

 

#4

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GOD HELPED THE OUTCASTS - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME #4

 

One of the most successful resorts by film studios these days - and a controversial topic among film enthusiasts - has been remaking classic animated films into live-action, a trick that has led to studios cashing in on nostalgia and making billions of dollars, with the likes of Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast, Guy Ritchie's Aladdin and Jon Favreau's The Lion King, despite critic reception to these films not being over the moon. In Y1, Cookie Pictures went forward and continued this trend with their own take on Disney's 1996 animation gem, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

 

This remake, helmed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Darkest Hour), wasn't exclusively inspired by the animated film, taking some cues from the Victor Hugo novel that inspired the original as well, but it's obvious that its main source of inspiration was the Disney classic. And clearly, that's what audiences wanted to see. Hunchback was released on the Holiday season of Y1 and grossed $304 million domestically, making it the 3rd highest grossing film of Y1 domestically, and $742 million worldwide. On a budget of $130 million, the net profit was just shy of $200 million.

 

It was also a hit critically, as it recieved an astonishing 15 Academy Award nominations and won 5 Awards.

 

($152 million DOM + $175.2 million OS) - $125 million budget = $197.2 million profit

 

#3

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ALEX 'SPARKED' A LEGACY - SPARK RISING #3

 

Among the CAYOM lore, it is notable how prolific the space opera genre has become, generating most of the game's biggest franchises, both critically and commercially. Between those franchises, perhaps none has had a bigger cultural impact among audiences than Hourglass Pictures' Spark, and few blockbusters are as acclaimed in CAYOM 3.0 as the origin story of Alex Spark, Spark Rising.

 

The feature, directed by Matt and Ross Duffer - best known for being the creators of Stranger Things - was an expansion of an original idea already executed in CAYOM 2.0. It launched the Duffer brothers, as well as its lead star Sasha Lane, into the stratosphere, and started what many argue as CAYOM's flagship franchise and the main reason why the space opera is to CAYOM what superhero movies are to irl audiences. Released in July Y1, Spark Rising was the highest grossing film of the year domestically with $325 million, while worldwide, it hit over $881 million, the 3rd highest grossing film of the year globally. With a budget of $165 million, this makes it the 1st CAYOM 3.0 film to gross a net profit of over $200 million.

 

Rising went on to stun at the Academy Awards, achieving 15 nominations and 7 wins (the 3rd most for any film ever in CAYOM 3.0), and is still acclaimed to this day as one of the best blockbusters ever made in the game. The film's three subsequent sequels went on to become global phenoms.

 

($162.6 million DOM + $222.5 million OS) - $165 million budget = $220.1 million profit

 

#2

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LEGENDARY DEFENDERS OF THE BOX OFFICE - VOLTRON: DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2

 

Alongside Spark Rising, one other space opera rose to the occasion in Y1 and paved the way for the gains of the genre in CAYOM. Before catapulting themselves into mountains of critical and commercial success with The Scavenger Wars franchise, Cookie Pictures preluded everything with Voltron: Defenders of the Universe.

 

The story of Shiro (played by Daniel Henney, who then went on to lead The Scavenger Wars for the same studio) and the rest of the Voltron team, adapted from the Voltron: Legendary Defender cartoon, was directed by Jon Favreau, in another science-fiction venture for him afrer his success with the likes of the first Iron Man films and, later on, The MandalorianVoltron, despite not having the same critical recognition as Spark Rising from the same year, was more commercially successful than Spark upon release. It launched on Memorial Day Weekend of Y1 and became the 1st CAYOM 3.0 film to break $100 million on opening weekend domestically. Overall, it grossed $322 million in North America, making it the 2nd biggest domestic film of the year, only behind its "rival" Spark; but it was overseas where it truly blew away expectations, adding up to a worldwide total of $954 million, the highest grossing film of Y1 worldwide. This against a hefty $190 million budget, though, which meant that its profits were only slightly ahead of Rising's. That being said, that in no way changes how successful this movie was.

 

Defenders of the Universe was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and led to a sequel, Rise of Lotor. We'll get to that one when we talk about Y2...

 

($161.3 million DOM + $252.8 million OS) - $190 million budget = $224.1 million profit

 

#1

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SWIMMING IN GOLD - THE ADVENTURES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK #1

 

It is an understatement to say that Cookie Pictures had a riot of a Y1. Between starting the space opera craze alongside Hourglass' Spark and launching an incredibly successful remake of a classic, they had boatloads of critical and commercial success. But that wasn't enough for them, for they wanted to have another film that would bring them even more critical and commercial success. Enter Cookie Pictures Animation's foundation film, The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck.

 

Released in early May (the same month as Voltron: Defenders of the Universe), this animated adventure was inspired by a number of different sources featuring the iconic Disney character that it's centered on, from his exploits in DuckTales and its 2017 reboot, to some of the most well known Scrooge McDuck comic books by Don Rosa. Directed by Cats Don't Dance and The Emperor's New Groove (and, ugh, Chicken Little) helmer Mark Dindal, The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck was a sensation from the get-go. It grossed $302 million domestically and $915 million worldwide, making it the 2nd highest grossing film of the year globally and one of the 1st CAYOM 3.0 films to approach the billion dollar mark, alongside Voltron. On a budget of only $130 million, the return was absolutely significant.

 

Scrooge McDuck recieved 6 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture, and spawned a sequel, which was also a major hit. More recently, Cannastop Productions acquired the rights to the franchise and tried their hand with the spin-off Lena and the Featherweights, which was profitable but had nowhere near the same success as Cookie Pictures Animation's franchise.

 

($151.4 million DOM + $245.3 million OS) - $130 million budget = $266.7 million profit

 

Other noteworthy films from Y1 include the likes of TriCrescent/Rising Crescent Pictures' ReBoot ($97.9 million profit), O$corp Pictures' Mara, Daughter of the Nile ($90.3 million profit), Hourglass Pictures' Me & My Shadow ($89.3 million profit) and Alpha Pictures' The SCP Foundation ($80.5 million profit).

 

Here is the full list of every Y1 film, ranked by order of net profit:

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  1. The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck -> (151.4m DOM + 245.3m OS) - 130m budget = 266.7m profit
  2. Voltron: Defenders of the Universe -> (161.3m DOM + 252.8m OS) - 190m budget = 224.1m profit
  3. Spark Rising -> (162.6m DOM + 222.5m OS) - 165m budget = 220.1m profit
  4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame -> (152m DOM + 175.2m OS) - 130m budget = 197.2m profit
  5. Amulet -> (131.6m DOM + 163.9m OS) - 125m budget = 170.5m profit
  6. Rabbids: The Big Adventure -> (68.2m DOM + 161.3m OS) - 61.5m budget = 168m profit
  7. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron -> (67.6m DOM + 100.3m OS) - 50m budget = 117.9m profit
  8. He-Man -> (84.5m DOM + 142.8m OS) - 110m budget = 117.3m profit
  9. White Hurricane -> (73.2m DOM + 102.2m OS) - 60m budget = 115.4m profit
  10. Flowers for Algernon -> (94.1m DOM + 56m OS) - 40m budget = 110.1m profit
  11. ReBoot -> (106.7m DOM + 116.2m OS) - 125m budget = 97.9m profit
  12. Mara, Daughter of the Nile -> (50.5m DOM + 94.8m OS) - 55m budget = 90.3m profit
  13. Me & My Shadow -> (108.8m DOM + 125.5m OS) - 145m budget = 89.3m profit
  14. Agents -> (62.8m DOM + 93m OS) - 70m budget = 85.8m profit
  15. Mirror's Edge -> (52.4m DOM + 109.6m OS) - 80 budget = 82m profit
  16. The SCP Foundation -> (65m DOM + 60.5m OS) - 45m budget = 80.5m profit
  17. Seeing Her -> (62.9m DOM + 29.2m OS) - 22.5m budget = 69.6m profit
  18. The Curse of Monkey Island -> (94.9m DOM + 138.8m OS) - 165m budget = 68.7m profit
  19. The Whale -> (33.2m DOM + 40.6m OS) - 20m budget = 53.8m profit
  20. The Adventures of Oscar Pill -> (54.9m DOM + 110.4m OS) - 115m budget = 50.3m profit
  21. Faces & Voices: The True Story of Milli Vanilli -> (52.1m DOM + 30.2m OS) - 35m budget = 47.3m profit
  22. Hidden World -> (92.3m DOM + 128.2m OS) - 175m budget = 45.5m profit
  23. A Love to Die For -> (53.6m DOM + 40.7m OS) - 50m budget = 44.3m profit
  24. Blood and Fur -> (40.5m DOM + 22m OS) - 20m budget = 42.5m profit
  25. Second to Singapore -> (49m DOM + 27.8m OS) - 35m budget = 41.8m profit
  26. Séance -> (29.3m DOM + 16.3m OS) - 6m budget = 39.6m profit
  27. The Provider -> (39.9m DOM + 21.8m OS) - 25m budget = 36.7m profit
  28. Life is Strange -> (73.4m DOM + 33.6m OS) - 75m budget = 32m profit
  29. Public Eye -> (41.6m DOM + 20.2m OS) - 30m budget = 31.8m profit
  30. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair -> (76.7m DOM + 36.9m OS) - 83m budget = 30.6m profit
  31. Hive Havoc -> (46.4m DOM + 74.1m OS) - 90m budget = 30.5m profit
  32. Airframe -> (41.2m DOM + 24.1m OS) - 35m budget = 30.3m profit
  33. Timmy's Winter Vacation -> (28.4m DOM + 12.3m OS) - 12m budget = 28.7m profit
  34. Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills -> (32.4m DOM + 34.2m OS) - 40m budget = 26.6m profit
  35. Rendezvous with Rama -> (64.3m DOM + 111.8m OS) - 150m budget = 26.1m profit
  36. Love at First Sight -> (23.9m DOM + 9.5m OS) - 7.4m budget = 26m profit
  37. The Screaming Planet -> (39.7m DOM + 90.2m OS) - 105m budget = 24.9m profit
  38. An Apple a Night -> (28.3m DOM + 11.4m OS) - 15m budget = 24.7m profit
  39. Pandemic -> (44.8m DOM + 38.9m OS) - 60m budget = 23.7m profit
  40. Sailing Champion -> (32.8m DOM + 18.2m OS) - 30m budget = 21m profit
  41. The Damsel -> (26.3m DOM + 12.3m OS) - 20m budget = 18.6m profit
  42. Dangerous Beauty -> (16.4m DOM + 6.2m OS) - 4.3m budget = 18.3m profit
  43. The Haunting in Wisconsin -> (25.4m DOM + 10.2m OS) - 18m budget = 17.6m profit
  44. The Yellow Wallpaper -> (19.8m DOM + 7.3m OS) - 10m budget = 17.1m profit
  45. Tubular! -> (20.6m DOM + 5.7m OS) - 10m budget = 16.3m profit
  46. Brandybrook -> (20.7m DOM + 15.5m OS) - 20m budget = 16.2m profit
  47. Minnie's Treasure Hunt -> (19m DOM + 6.8m 0S) - 10m budget = 15.8m profit
  48. Poison and Wine -> (18.5m DOM + 9.1m OS) - 12m budget = 15.7m profit
  49. The Space Pirates -> (36.8m DOM + 57.6m OS) - 80m budget = 14.4m profit
  50. Best Friends Forever -> (16.6m DOM + 5.2m OS) - 7.5m budget = 14.3m profit
  51. Extreme Dinosaurs -> (40m DOM + 73.5m OS) - 100m budget = 13.5m profit
  52. A Family of Families -> (12.1m DOM + 2.6m OS) - 1.5m budget = 13.2m profit
  53. When Winter Comes -> (17.4m DOM + 5.6m OS) - 10m budget = 13m profit
  54. Phone -> (14m DOM + 4.4m OS) - 6m budget = 12.4m profit
  55. Lake of the Psychopaths -> (19.1m DOM + 6.1m OS) - 15m budget = 10.2m profit
  56. Sea of Heroes -> (22.7m DOM + 23.2m OS) - 37m budget = 8.9m profit
  57. Cold as the Void -> (9.7m DOM + 3.1m OS) - 4m budget = 8.8m profit
  58. SOMA -> (28.9m DOM + 29.8m OS) - 50m budget = 8.7m profit
  59. White Jerseys -> (16.6m DOM + 4.2m OS) - 12.5m budget = 8.3m profit
  60. Project Classified -> (16.5m DOM + 6.4m OS) - 15m budget = 7.9m profit
  61. The Great White -> (15m DOM + 9.9m OS) - 17.5m budget = 7.4m profit
  62. The Beckinsville File -> (6.9m DOM + 1.7m OS) - 1.5m budget = 7.1m profit
  63. Second Wind -> (32.3m DOM + 14.6m OS) - 40m budget = 6.9m profit
  64. Kelsey Came Home -> (13.3m DOM + 3.5m OS) - 10m budget = 6.8m profit
  65. The Defiler -> (18.7m DOM + 5.8m OS) - 18m budget = 6.5m profit
  66. The Trail -> (6.5m DOM + 2m OS) - 2.5m budget = 6m profit
  67. Among the Serpents -> (25.1m DOM + 30.6m OS) - 50m budget = 5.7m profit
  68. Don't Go Outside -> (4.1m DOM + 1.1m OS) - 1m budget = 4.2m profit
  69. Touching Spirit Bear -> (20.9m DOM + 8m OS) - 25m budget = 3.9m profit
  70. Rollercoaster -> (37.7m DOM + 24m OS) - 60m budget = 1.7m profit
  71. Trump's America: Season 1 -> (9m DOM + 1.9m OS) - 10m budget = 0.9m profit
  72. Stacie -> (3.1m DOM + 0.6m OS) - 3.5m budget = 0.2m profit
  73. The Rider -> (22.5m DOM + 22.7m OS) - 45m budget = 0.2m profit
  74. Seduction -> (7.7m DOM + 2.2m OS) - 10m budget = 0.1m loss
  75. Mile High -> (20.2m DOM + 9m OS) - 30m budget = 0.8m loss
  76. The Little Engine That Could -> (11m DOM + 3.1m OS) - 15m budget = 0.9m loss
  77. Operation Megasquad -> (20.8m DOM + 27.8m OS) - 50m budget = 1.4m loss
  78. Captain Planet -> (29.8m DOM + 28.5m OS) - 60m budget = 1.7m loss
  79. No Surrender -> (8.3m DOM + 1.9m OS) - 12m budget = 1.8m loss
  80. Killer Plane -> (21.3m DOM + 21.6m OS) - 45m budget = 2.1m loss
  81. The Ultimate Prank -> (7.1m DOM + 1.2m OS) - 12m budget = 3.7m loss
  82. Secret Searchers -> (21.3m DOM + 8.5m OS) - 35m budget = 5.2m loss
  83. America! -> (8m DOM + 1.5m OS) - 15m budget = 5.5m loss
  84. River of Death -> (10.5m DOM + 3.4m OS) - 20m budget = 6.1m loss
  85. PЯom -> (19m DOM + 6.2m OS) - 35m budget = 9.8m loss
  86. Battle: Mars 3D -> (2.6m DOM + 1.5m OS) - 15m budget = 10.9m loss
  87. Salem's Lot -> (13.3m DOM + 4.5m OS) - 30m budget = 12.2m loss
  88. The Devil's Hitman -> (1.3m DOM + 0.2m OS) - 15m budget = 13.5m loss
  89. Bad Cop -> (5.3m DOM + 1.1m OS) - 20m budget = 13.6m loss
  90. The Executioner -> (11m DOM + 4.6m OS) - 30m budget = 14.4m loss
  91. Ninja 3D -> (5.9m DOM + 3.2m OS) - 25m budget = 15.9m loss
  92. BraveStarr -> (28.4m DOM + 25.5m OS) - 70m budget = 16.1m loss
  93. Jungles -> (6.4m DOM + 2.5m OS) - 25m budget = 16.1m loss
  94. Ophidiophobia -> (7.6m DOM + 1.9m OS) - 30m budget = 20.5m loss
  95. Signed in Blood -> (7m DOM + 2m OS) - 30m budget = 21m loss
  96. Runaway: A Road Adventure -> (19.2m DOM + 10.8m OS) - 52m budget = 22m loss
  97. Dino-Riders -> (29.5m DOM + 32.6m OS) - 85m budget = 22.9m loss
  98. Dawn of Extinction -> (8.9m DOM + 6.4m OS) - 40m budget = 24.7m loss
  99. Jim's Adversity -> (16m DOM + 3.8m OS) - 50m budget = 30.2m loss
  100. Apocamance -> (37.9m DOM + 26.9m OS) - 100m budget = 35.2m loss
  101. Lucky -> (8.5m DOM + 4.9m OS) - 55m budget = 41.6m loss
  102. The Artificial Age -> (9.5m DOM + 4.1m OS) - 67m budget = 53.4m loss
  103. Chrono Trigger -> (29.6m DOM + 31.1m OS) - 120m budget = 59.3m loss
  104. Go Go GoBots -> (28.8m DOM + 36.3m OS) - 135m budget = 69.9m loss

 

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Y2 - BUILDING ON THE BASE

 

Y1 was a successful year for studios alike, with a combined total of almost $3 billion dollars in profit between all of the participant studios. Naturally, off this base, Y2 continued the legacy, with even more studios, bigger hits and less flops. Whatever was built upon in Y1, Y2 evolved from it.

 

After coming up short in Y1 (well, by "coming short" I mean that they came a good $300 million behind), this time, TriCrescent Media ran away with Y2, with profits of $1.4 billion dollars, one of the biggest years in CAYOM 3.0 history.

 

On the bombs side of things, there were quite a few pretty big ones - the most significant ones being O$corp Pictures' The Dark Victorian ($56.7 million net loss), debutant Endless Entertainment's Bionicle: Trials of the Toa ($69.7 million loss), O$corp Pictures' Life After Death ($71 million loss), and, easily the biggest bomb in the history of 3.0: Hunt Productions' Peter and the Starcatchers ($98.5 million loss). Ouch.

 

Now, let's look at the 10 most profitable films of the year:

 

#10

Spoiler

THE FIRST FLIGHT - SPYRO: DRAGONHEART #10

 

One of the debutant studios in Y2 was Endless Entertainment, which is now of the game's biggest juggernauts at the box office, while bringing a whole lot of critical acclaim as well. And arguably, Endless' most beloved arm - and the pinnacle of CAYOM mainstream animation - is Endless Animation. Every single Endless Animation movie has been successful - some more than others. But everyone has to start at some point, and while Y2 wasn't the studio's biggest year, it was still a year that left some positive marks, as Spyro: Dragonheart was the tenth most profitable film of the year.

 

Spyro was not only the second launch movie for Endless Animation, alongside Crash Bandicoot, but it and Crash were both the first two films in the GameVerse franchise, which was, as you'd presume by its name, a cinematic universe composed of video game characters. Spyro was based on the iconic Spyro the Dragon video game series, and it was directed by Lee Unkrich (of Toy Story 3 and Coco fame). Released in December Y2 as the only major family animation of the Holiday season, Dragonheart wasn't quite the monster hit that those two Pixar entries had been, but still turned out to have not terrible critical reception, and it made a pretty hefty chunk of money, grossing $130.2 million domestically and a grand $505.1 million worldwide. On a production budget of $75 million, the return was big.

 

It was the only GameVerse film to profit over $100 million, as the original Crash profited $63.3 million, the rightfully forgotten Battletoads amassed a measly $39.9 million, and The Second Crash Bandicoot, the film whose poor critical reception cancelled the GameVerse for good, reached $89.1 million. But unlike its cousins Crash and Battletoads, Spyro recieved no Academy Award nomination (Crash garnered two and Battletoads, probably for a lack of competition in its respective category, managed one). Despite this, it was the most commercially successful film in the GameVerse. No sequel was ever greenlit.

 

($65.1 million DOM + $150 million OS) - $75 million budget = $140.1 million profit

 

#9

Spoiler

'DAM', WHAT A MONEY MAKER - TORRENTIAL #9

 

Very much like how #9 of Y1's most profitable films was a TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures disaster flick, in White Hurricane, the exact same thing happened in #9, as Roar Uthaug's Torrential landed on this spot.

 

Uthaug, known in America for the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider, does have a disaster flick-leaning background, thanks to his critically acclaimed Norweigan tsunami movie The WaveTorrential, an original floodings-based disaster pic, seemed like a decent fit for him, especially under the guise of TriCrescent and their knack for disaster movies. And clearly, audiences responded well. The movie was released in March Y2 and grossed $163.7 million domestically and $474.1 million worldwide, outdoing White Hurricane in every front, on exactly the same budget as the latter ($60 million).

 

Torrential however did not get the same love that White Hurricane did, as it wasn't nominated for a single Academy Award, while Hurricane had amassed 14 nominations, including one for Best Picture. Despite this, it's undeniable that it was a storm at the box office.

 

($81.9 million DOM + $124.2 million OS) - $60 million budget = $146.1 million profit

 

#8

Spoiler

THEY'RE STILL HERE - TREASURE PLANET #8

 

As discussed in the Y1 rundown, live-action translations of animated movies can be extremely successful, regardless of critical reception. Sometimes the reception can be great - like 2016's The Jungle Book or Y1's The Hunchback of Notre Dame - and sometimes, it can be... not too good - like 2010's Alice in Wonderland or 2019's The Lion King - but despite this, most will share some success nonetheless. Even 2019's Dumbo, despite being based on a movie that's not as much of a giant as more recent Disney outings, was still mildly successful. And apparently, even remakes that are based on full-on cult classics that were not successful at all at the box office can still work out. Such was the case with Y2's Treasure Planet.

 

Endless Entertainment's second appearance in this list, this movie is a remake of the 2002 Disney animated film of the same name, it based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island. The original film was an absolute box office nightmare, despite positive critical reception - although the film only started to pick up steam with fans over the years. But one thing running in favor of a Treasure Planet remake was that, unlike a Beauty and the Beast or a Lion King, it is a film apt for a redo, which, coupled with the cult reception, seemed like good enough motives to greenlight this remake. However, their choice of hiring Taika Waititi, one of the most acclaimed directors of the current age of cinema (thanks to films like What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, as well as Y5's Olive the Other Reindeer), to do this movie seemed to baffle critics alike. And the reception, even with Waititi at the helm, wasn't extraordinary to say the least. That being said, thanks to releasing in November Y2 against little competition, Treasure Planet was a surprising runaway smash all the same, grossing $244 million domestically - more than twice the original's worldwide box office total - and an incredible $720.4 million worldwide, on a budget of $145 million.

 

Treasure Planet, albeit not the most warmly recieved movie in the world, did continue the trend of space opera success that had started in Y1. It actually won an Academy Award, the only one it was nominated for. It spawned a sequel, Treasure Planet: Gauntlet of Midas, which was also successful in its time, but is nowadays seen as kind of a meme by the fanbase.

 

($122 million DOM + $190.6 million OS) - $145 million budget = $167.6 million profit

 

#7

Spoiler

A 'DEUS-EX' OF THE BOX OFFICE - THE HUMAN REVOLUTION #7

 

Another studio that made its debut in CAYOM 3.0 in Y2 - albeit, unlike Endless Entertainment, it had already participated for many years in prior iterations of CAYOM - was Numerator Pictures. And some of its movies were Best Picture contenders, like Blank. Then you had And the Band Played On, which was straight up a Best Picture winner. And then, you had the big box office hits. One of them was this one, The Human Revolution.

 

A direct adaptation of the critically raved 2011 video game Deus-Ex: Human Revolution, it brought along one half of the original John Wick duo, David Leitch (who also went on for other action features like Deadpool 2 and Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw), on board to direct. Recieving very solid word of mouth, this was one of Numerator's first very successful ventures into video game adaptations. It was released in February Y2 and grossed $237.9 million domestically and $675.3 million worldwide, impressive numbers for a gritty R-rated action feature, on a budget of $110 million.

 

The Human Revolution recieved two Academy Award nominations. Despite the existence of a follow-up game to the source material (Deus-Ex: Mankind Divided), no sequel ever went forward.

 

($119 million DOM + $175 million OS) - $110 million budget = $184 million profit

 

#6

Spoiler

A WONDER OF THE NEW WORLD - THE ROAD TO EL DORADO #6

 

In Y2, Cookie Pictures proved that when it comes to the game of remaking animated films into live-action, it's not just the Disney movies that can get that treatment, and, as it turns out, that's completely fine as far as the box office is concerned. Coming off their rousing success with Y1's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, they went at it yet again with an even more successful venture, through Y2's The Road to El Dorado.

 

This is a remake of the 2000 original animated film by DreamWorks Animation, one of the first in DWA's line-up. Similarly to Treasure Planet, it was a box office failure as well, so this was a risky choice all the same. Oddly enough, the director chosen to bring this adaptation of what was a musical originally was Matthew Vaughn, the man responsible for the likes of Kick-AssX-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service. I guess his experience with incorporating action/adventure and music in Kingsman as well as his friendship with Elton John (one of the composers of the original and the remake's music) got him the gig. And, unlike Taika Waititi with Treasure Planet, Vaughn brought his chops as critics and audiences along embraced this film. Released on Memorial Day Y2, it grossed $278.1 million domestically and $740.5 million worldwide, against a $125 million budget, meaning that it was quite the money maker, even surpassing Hunchback's profit (even if only by a tiny bit).

 

Although not quite as raved as Hunchback was, El Dorado still garnered critics attention as well, receiving three Academy Award nominations and winning an award. A sequel was in the plans at Cookie Pictures, but never moved forwards.

 

($139.1 million DOM + $185 million OS) - $125 million budget = $199.1 million profit

 

#5

Spoiler

GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL - POKÉMON: THE JOURNEY BEGINS #5

 

Just scratching the top 5 - and taking with it my main pun for a title based on its franchise - is another Numerator Pictures video game movie, but one that ended up being not just a one-off like The Human Revolution, but rather a massive franchise starter in Pokémon: The Journey Begins.

 

Directed by Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum's Shawn Levy, this movie had a huge chip on its shoulder, as it was CAYOM's take on what is one of, if not the biggest franchise in the world. Pokémon has already spawned a couple of movies, as a matter of fact, but none of them was hugely successful (Pokémon: The First Movie and its sequels didn't set the world on fire, and Detective Pikachu was one of the stronger irl video game movie outings but didn't come close to some exaggerated expectations), which doesn't change the legacy of how successful the franchise is. The Journey Begins adapts both the (somewhat infamous) Pokémon anime and, perhaps more importantly, the Red/Blue video game that started the franchise. And audiences seemed to enjoy it fine, rewarding it with their hard-earned money. It was released in August Y2 and grossed $293.1 million domestically and $766.4 million worldwide on a $125 million budget, making it the first Y2 movie to cross $200 million in profit.

 

The Journey Begins was not nominated for any Academy Awards, despite critic reception being generally solid, but it did spawn two highly successful sequels... neither of which profited as much as this first movie, but both still being major winners nonetheless.

 

($146.6 million DOM + $189.3 million OS) - $125 million budget = $210.9 million profit

 

#4

Spoiler

A NIGHT OF BLAZING BOX OFFICE - THE TOWERING INFERNO #4

 

Continuing the trend of extremely successful remakes - this being the third one cutting the list, after Treasure Planet and The Road to El Dorado - but turning that trend around by, instead of redoing a whimsical animated adventure, giving us a new take on the film that made the disaster flick popular, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures brought us arguably the apex of the CAYOM disaster flicks, with Y2's The Towering Inferno.

 

Directly a remake of the homonimous 1974 runaway hit, but also taking heavy inspiration from the novels that served as base for the original film - Richard Martin Stern's The Tower and Thomas N. Scortia & Frank M. Robinson's The Glass Inferno - Y2's The Towering Inferno reunited an ensemble cast of some of Hollywood's best and biggest, in a film that, to date, is still considered to be TriCrescent's disaster flick to end all disaster flicks. And clearly, audiences thought the same too, from the moment it launched in May Y2. This remake surprised us all by actually being more profitable than either Treasure PlanetThe Hunchback of Notre Dame or The Road to El Dorado, grossing $255.7 million domestically and $702.3 million worldwide on a budget of only $90 million (the budget admitedly putting it at a great advantage next to the animated movie remakes).

 

The Towering Inferno wasn't just a huge commercial hit, as it had massive critical acclaim as well. It received eight Academy Award nominations and won one award, not quite as much as Y1's White Hurricane but also against a more competitive field. Truly a towering success.

 

($127.9 million DOM + $178.6 million OS) - $90 million budget = $216.5 million profit

 

#3

Spoiler

EVEN POSEIDON CAN'T STOP IT - THE ODYSSEY: THE SPOILS OF WAR #3

 

Another studio who took their first step in 3.0 during Y2 was Lager Pictures, it a returning body from 2.0 as well. And while most of its Y2 output was smaller films (albeit profitable ones - even the widely talked out Flower Eyes and Needle Teeth profited over $20 million), the one big, big ace in the hole they had was the beginning of one of CAYOM's hugest and most legendary franchises, with The Odyssey: The Spoils of War.

 

The Odyssey trilogy as a whole was one of CAYOM's most massive undertakings, fittingly as it was an adaptation of an Ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer. To reign in the story of Odysseus of Ithiaca was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes (and the upcoming The Batman) helmer Matt Reeves, and while reception wasn't as positive as expected (or as the one for the sequels to The Spoils of War), this movie was still embraced from the very start. From its June Y2 opening, it amassed an epic $353.4 million domestically and $1.004 billion worldwide, the third highest grossing film of the year DOM/WW and the very first CAYOM film to reach the billion dollar mark. This on a budget of "only" $150 million, making The Spoils of War an absolute smash.

 

It received an astounding 11 Academy Award nominations and won 3 awards, setting the bar extremely high for a franchise that many argue will be very hard to top.

 

($177.8 million DOM + $259.6 million OS) - $150 million budget = $287.4 million profit

 

#2

Spoiler

GODLY AMOUNTS OF MONEY - WAR OF THE GODS #2

 

The coup-de-gràce for TriCrescent Media's excellent Y2 and one of the biggest original films in 3.0 history was J.J. AbramsWar of the Gods, released by TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures.

 

Abrams, who is known not just for his TV work but for his takes on well known science-fiction franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars (with... mixed results), decided to direct for Gold Crescent his brand new take on ancient Egypt mythology, featuring an absolutely mindblowing ensemble cast of A-listers all smashing into each other in epic fashion. A pitch that was certainly more than enough to get asses in seats, because War of the Gods managed to gross $365.2 million domestically and $1.031 billion worldwide, the second highest grossing film of the year DOM/WW and the first original film in 3.0 to cross the billion mark, on a budget of $255 million. Despite the gigantic budget, this film was so successful that it broke ground for CAYOM 3.0, becoming the game's first $300 million profit film.

 

War of the Gods also saw huge critical acclaim, and managed to match fellow ancient mythology-based fantasy epic The Odyssey: The Spoils of War in Academy Award nominations, also with 11. It did not win any awards, however. No sequel was ever greenlit.

 

($182.6 million DOM + $374.5 million OS) - $255 million budget = $302.1 million profit

 

#1

Spoiler

WHAT IN THE NAME OF LOTOR... - VOLTRON: RISE OF LOTOR #1

 

You probably saw this coming if you have any sort of long-term familiarity with the game. #1 in Y2 is none other than the film that didn't just knock out expectations regarding its box office: it absolutely crushed them, like the Rhodes colossus to an ant. It is, of course, none other than Cookie Pictures' Voltron: Rise of Lotor.

 

As previously mentioned, Rise of Lotor is the sequel to Y1's incredibly successful Voltron: Defenders of the Universe, a movie that helped start the space opera genre in its respective year. Both Defenders and Lotor are based on the cartoon Voltron: Legendary Defender and take basis on the Voltron franchise as a whole. And this is a franchise that has many, many fans across the world. But how many was yet to be seen. After Defenders hit nearly $1 billion worldwide and became the highest grossing film of Y1 globally, Cookie Pictures greenlit the sequel directly to Y2, especifically to Christmas Y2. Rise of Lotor was directed by Shane Black (a return to sci-fi for him after Iron Man 3 and, umm, The Predator), and picked up right where its predecessor left. Its critical reception was pretty good, but my Goodness, "pretty good" doesn't begin to describe its box office run. This movie grossed $630 million domestically and $1.645 billion worldwide, easily running with the top spots both DOM and WW and close to twice as much as Defenders of the Universe. Sure, on a budget of $235 million, but which was still not high enough for Rise of Lotor's profits to be any less than more than 2x as large as its predecessor's, as well as it crushing the $400 million mark in profit and almost hitting $500 million. As a matter of fact, Voltron: Rise of Lotor is the third most profitable film in CAYOM 3.0 history. The amount of money this movie made, coming off what its predecessor had grossed, is unbelievable... maybe a bit too unbelievable. But, the numbers are the numbers.

 

Rise of Lotor actually garnered more Academy Award nominations than its predecessor, with 9 overall. A third movie, titled Voltron: Reunion, was in the works at Cookie Pictures, but was eventually dropped, never to be returned. Had it ocurred... God knows how much money it would've made.

 

($315 million DOM + $406 million OS) - $235 million budget = $486 million profit

 

Other incredibly successful films of Y2 include O$corp Pictures' Sitting Ducks ($134.1 million profit), TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' Ultraman ($128.5 million), Alpha Pictures' Lord of the Flies ($121.9 million), Hourglass Pictures' Bounty Hamster ($121 million) and Electric's Our City ($118.3 million).

 

All of Y2's films ranked by profit:

Spoiler
  1. Voltron: Rise of Lotor -> (315m DOM + 406m OS) - 235m budget = 486m profit
  2. War of the Gods -> (182.6m DOM + 374.5m OS) - 255m budget = 302.1m profit
  3. The Odyssey: The Spoils of War -> (177.8m DOM + 259.6m OS) - 150m budget = 287.4m profit
  4. The Towering Inferno -> (127.9m DOM + 178.6m OS) - 90m budget = 216.5m profit
  5. Pokémon: The Journey Begins -> (146.6m DOM + 189.3m OS) - 125m budget = 210.9m profit
  6. The Road to El Dorado -> (139.1m DOM + 185m OS) - 125m budget = 199.1m profit
  7. The Human Revolution -> (119m DOM + 175m OS) - 110m budget = 184m profit
  8. Treasure Planet -> (122m DOM + 190.6m OS) - 145m budget = 167.6m profit
  9. Torrential -> (81.9m DOM + 124.2m OS) - 60m budget = 146.1m profit
  10. Spyro: Dragonheart -> (65.1m DOM + 150m OS) - 75m budget = 140.1m profit
  11. Sitting Ducks -> (102.7m DOM + 126.4m OS) - 95m budget = 134.1m profit
  12. Ultraman -> (89.5m DOM + 209m OS) - 170m budget = 128.5m profit
  13. Lord of the Flies -> (81.1m DOM + 90.8m OS) - 50m budget = 121.9m profit
  14. Bounty Hamster -> (119.5m DOM + 141.5m OS) - 140m budget = 121m profit
  15. Our City -> (111.1m DOM + 157.2m OS) - 150m budget = 118.3m profit
  16. Storm Hunters -> (83.9m DOM + 127.6m OS) - 120m budget = 91.5m profit
  17. The Knight -> (74.5m DOM + 136.4m OS) - 120m budget = 90.9m profit
  18. Isolation -> (52.5m DOM + 77.1m OS) - 45m budget = 84.6m profit
  19. American Dragon: Jake Long -> (69m DOM + 124.5m OS) - 110m budget = 83.5m profit
  20. The Amityville Nightmare -> (53.8m DOM + 45m OS) - 22m budget = 76.8m profit
  21. Midnight in the Afghan Valley -> (74.2m DOM + 31.3m OS) - 35m budget = 70.5m profit
  22. Blood and Fur 2: Maul-Ma Mater -> (53.5m DOM + 36.6m OS) - 20m budget = 70.1m profit
  23. The Twenty-One Balloons -> (71.3m DOM + 68.4m OS) - 75m budget = 64.7m profit
  24. Crash Bandicoot -> (58.8m DOM + 74.5m OS) - 70m budget = 63.3m profit
  25. To the Moon -> (127m DOM + 108m OS) - 175m budget = 60m profit
  26. Academy -> (58.1m DOM + 19.4m OS) - 20m budget = 57.5m profit
  27. 56 Days of Love -> (36.4m DOM + 30.9m OS) - 10m budget = 57.3m profit
  28. On the Beach -> (68.6m DOM + 37.1m OS) - 50m budget = 55.7m profit
  29. The Witch of Blackbird Pond -> (57.9m DOM + 32.2m OS) - 35m budget = 55.1m profit
  30. The Parvelli Reunion -> (54.7m DOM + 18m OS) - 20m budget = 52.7m profit
  31. Fab 5 -> (48m DOM + 22.4m OS) - 20m budget = 50.4m profit
  32. Night Light -> (35m DOM + 25.2m OS) - 10m budget = 50.2m profit
  33. Samurai Pizza Cats -> (42.1m DOM + 49.8m OS) - 42m budget = 49.9m profit
  34. Blank -> (35.2m DOM + 40.2m OS) - 26m budget = 49.4m profit
  35. Taking Names -> (47.3m DOM + 46.2m OS) - 45m budget = 48.5m profit
  36. Rise of the Dead -> (56.5m DOM + 81.9m OS) - 90m budget = 48.4m profit
  37. Skeleton Crew -> (34.5m DOM + 21.1m OS) - 8m budget = 47.6m profit
  38. The Maid -> (30.5m DOM + 17.1m OS) - 3m budget = 44.6m profit
  39. Sasquatch 3D -> (40.1m DOM + 38.9m OS) - 35m budget = 44m profit
  40. The Call of the Revenant -> (23.5m DOM + 37.3m OS) - 20m budget = 40.8m profit
  41. Damnation Alley -> (53m DOM + 60m OS) - 75m budget = 38m profit
  42. Mermaid -> (26.1m DOM + 22.8m OS) - 36.9m profit
  43. The Film -> (27.1m DOM + 7.2m OS) - 5m budget = 29.3m profit
  44. And the Band Played On -> (47m DOM + 28.6m OS) - 47m budget = 28.6m profit
  45. Ta2ed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills -> (34.3m DOM + 48m OS) - 55m budget = 27.3m profit
  46. Flying Spaghetti Monster the Great and Holy -> (26.2m DOM + 25.1m OS) - 25m budget = 26.3m profit
  47. Last Chapter -> (32m DOM + 8.4m OS) - 15m budget = 25.4m profit
  48. Deathsgiving -> (21.3m DOM + 7.2m OS) - 5m budget = 23.5m profit
  49. Blood Blizzard -> (17.1m DOM + 8.4m OS) - 3m budget = 22.5m profit
  50. Flower Eyes and Needle Teeth -> (22.4m DOM + 22.6m OS) - 25m budget = 20m profit
  51. Two Lonely Zookeepers -> (21.5m DOM + 18.4m OS) - 20m budget = 19.9m profit
  52. Chaperones -> (26.6m DOM + 18.2m OS) - 25m budget = 19.8m profit
  53. The Island -> (36m DOM + 44.7m OS) - 65m budget = 15.7m profit
  54. Bloody Mary -> (20.6m DOM + 25m OS) - 30m budget = 15.6m profit
  55. From a Black Sky -> (18.1m DOM + 17.1m OS) - 20m budget = 15.2m profit
  56. Truth Is -> (24m DOM + 10.8m OS) - 20m budget = 14.8m profit
  57. Closed Domains -> (27.6m DOM + 16.4m OS) - 30m budget = 14m profit
  58. Gorillas -> (15.1m DOM + 3.9m OS) - 5m budget = 14m profit
  59. My Side of the Mountain -> (13.3m DOM + 12.7m OS) - 15m budget = 11m profit
  60. Paddles: The Video Game Story -> (12.6m DOM + 0.8m OS) - 3m budget = 10.4m profit
  61. Lenny Lipton and the Super Scary Sleepover -> (16.1m DOM + 5.2m OS) - 12m budget = 9.3m profit
  62. Race Rage -> (15.3m DOM + 16.1m OS) - 25m budget = 6.4m profit
  63. Action Movie -> (24.1m DOM + 16.1m OS) - 35m budget = 5.2m profit
  64. Mostly Human -> (9.9m DOM + 20.2m OS) - 25m budget = 5.1m profit
  65. Timmy's Winter Vacation 2 -> (14.1m DOM + 8.8m OS) - 20m budget = 2.9m profit
  66. My Life to Waste -> (12.1m DOM + 4.7m OS) - 15m budget = 1.8m profit
  67. Cello -> (7.2m DOM + 2.3m OS) - 9m budget = 0.5m profit
  68. After Party -> (7m DOM + 0.8m OS) - 7.5m budget = 0.3m profit
  69. The 120 Days of Sodom -> (0.8m DOM + 0m OS) - 0.5m budget = 0.3m profit
  70. The Terrible Plight of Freddy Zapper -> (23.3m DOM + 12.8m OS) - 40m budget = 3.9m loss
  71. Ho! Ho! Ho! -> (7.6m DOM + 1.1m OS) - 15m budget = 6.3m loss
  72. Danger Calling -> (9.2m DOM + 5.4m OS) - 21m budget = 6.4m loss
  73. January Gem -> (15.4m DOM + 4.2m OS) - 30m budget = 10.4m loss
  74. Anthem -> (13.2m DOM + 4.6m OS) - 30m budget = 12.2m loss
  75. Beach House -> (9.5m DOM + 3m OS) - 30m budget = 17.5m loss
  76. Penny Press -> (13.4m DOM + 5.3m OS) - 40m budget = 21.3m loss
  77. Bounty Hunters from Heaven -> (20m DOM + 7.7m OS) - 50m budget = 22.3m loss
  78. The Screwtape Letters -> (6.7m DOM + 9.9m OS) - 40m budget = 23.4m loss
  79. The Encounter... Airport 2018 -> (10.7m DOM + 3.6m OS)  - 45m budget = 30.7m loss
  80. The Simulaton -> (33m DOM + 52.6m OS) - 120m budget = 34.4m loss
  81. Little Demons -> (10.1m DOM + 5.1m OS) - 50m budget = 34.8m loss
  82. Illusiono -> (30.8m DOM + 29.6m OS) - 100m budget = 39.6m loss
  83. The Dark Victorian -> (22.9m DOM + 20.4m OS) - 100m budget = 56.7m loss
  84. Bionicle: Trials of the Toa -> (50m DOM + 80.3m OS) - 200m budget = 69.7m loss
  85. Life After Death -> (13.9m DOM + 35.1m OS) - 120m budget = 71m loss
  86. Peter and the Starcatchers -> (21m DOM + 30.5m OS) - 150m budget = 98.5m loss

 

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Y3 - THINGS EXPLODE FURTHER MORE

 

Y2 was, well, enormous. Taking the foundation created with Y1 and blowing it to smithereens, we had some massive, massive hits that exploded past the $300 million, $400 million and almost reached $500 million in profit, thanks to the likes of The Odyssey: The Spoils of War, War of the Gods, and, of course, Voltron: Rise of Lotor. Y3 didn't have a hit quite as big as Rise of Lotor, but some came dangerously close, as the game grew further and further (well, no new studio came into the equation, but ultimately, the studios already present had their power grow).

 

Despite this, there were still a few big failures in Y3, although not to the sheer scale of the ones in Y1 and Y2 for the most part. The biggest ones were O$corp Pictures' Ice Station ($23.8 million net loss), Hunt Productions' 2 Lonely 2 Zookeepers - yes, THAT was the title - ($26 million loss), and, easily the biggest one of them all, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' Indigenous ($71.8 million loss, the third biggest loss for a 3.0 film behind Peter and the Starcatchers and another film we haven't gotten into).

 

And, because we here at Deadline are too lazy to really do all the research, we don't have the data on who was the studio that grossed the biggest amount of money. FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELVES.

 

Now, let's talk about which were the 10 biggest films of the year in profit:

 

#10

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PYRAMID HEADS ROAMIN' AROUND - SILENT HILL: INNOCENCE LOST #10

 

Horror films aren't usually the type to make major amounts of profit, particularly $100 million+ types. There are some horror franchises that can get there, but, even though most films in the genre tend to be low budget, the returns are just not often enough to reach those kind of heights. But TriCrescent/Rising Crescent Pictures bucked the trend, with the release of Silent Hill: Innocence Lost.

 

Directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Stephen Kostanski, the filmmakers behind 2016's The Void, this was the second attempt at starting a franchise based on Konami's popular horror video game series Silent Hill, after the 2006 irl film (which happens to boast one of the stronger legacies for an irl video game movie). And clearly, the attempt was well worth it. Innocence Lost boasted critical acclaim off its late October Y3 release and grossed $190.2 million domestically and $448.7 million worldwide, numbers unheard of for horror these days outside of the It series, on the small (but high for horror) budget of $45 million.

 

Silent Hill also had big critical acclaim, receiving 7 Academy Award nominations and winning 2 awards. A sequel, Restless Dreams, would be released a few years later.

 

($95.2 million DOM + $103.4 million OS) - $45 million budget = $153.6 million profit

 

#9

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THE OTHER PLACE IS BOX OFFICE SUCCESS - BARTIMAEUS AND THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND #9

 

Y3 was the last that we'd hear of O$corp Pictures, and it seems that fate had it that this would be the year that they would finally have one of the 10 biggest films of the year in terms of profit. They came dangerously close in Y2 with the animated film Sitting Ducks, but now they finally fulfilled the prophecy, thanks to Bartimaeus and the Amulet of Samarkand.

 

Directed by David Yates, the man responsible for the back half of the Harry Potter franchise and the Fantastic Beasts films (for better or worse), this was based on The Amulet of Samarkand, a children's fantasy novel by Jonathan Stroud, the first of what would be known as The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Riding to decent critical reception off its November Y3 release, Bartimaeus grossed $208.1 million domestically and $725.1 million worldwide, on a budget of $150 million.

 

Amulet of Samarkand did not get a single Academy Award nomination, but a sequel was (likely) in the works at O$corp, until the studio suspended its activity permanently.

 

($104.1 million DOM + $206.8 million OS) - $150 million budget = $150 million budget

 

#8

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QUAKING UP THE BOX OFFICE - CATACLYSMIC #8

 

Deadline apologizes for that rather distasteful pun, but it gets us going on discussion regarding #8 on this list, the fourth TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures disaster film to enter one of these lists, in Y3's Cataclysmic.

 

Directed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Red Sparrow and others' Francis Lawrence, this pic reunited the director with Jennifer Lawrence (and a stellar supporting cast) to depict the real life story of the 1990 earthquake in the island of Luzon, Philippines. And following the trail of the likes of White Hurricane and Y2's The Towering Inferno, Cataclysmic saw major critical acclaim upon its Easter Weekend release, grossing $237.1 million domestically and an incredible $889.6 million worldwide, estabilishing Gold Crescent's disaster films as a reliable brand in the game, despite the whopping $175 million budget.

 

It received an impressive 7 Academy Award nominations and won 1 award. Unfortunately for Gold Crescent, some of the follow-up disaster films of their production, such as In the Valley or Thermal, did not come anywhere near the same level of success.

 

($118.6 million DOM + $261 million OS) - $175 million budget = $204.6 million profit

 

#7

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THE FALL OF A DREAM, THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER - THE SCAVENGER WARS #7

 

In CAYOM 3.0, there are a few franchises considered to be among the elite, both in terms of critical and audience reception, as well as commercial success. As far as space operas are concerned, one of them is Spark. Another one? The franchise that started with this movie, Cookie Pictures' The Scavenger Wars.

 

After being co-responsible for the boom of the space opera craze in Y1, Cookie Pictures decided to tap Matt and Ross Duffer, the geniuses behind Stranger Things and Spark Rising, to direct this original sci-fi epic for the studio. The Scavenger Wars got buzz going thanks to a strong marketing campaign, as well as being sold as from the same studio behind the Voltron series. Word-of-mouth got out, and the deal was sealed. The Scavenger Wars opened on July Y3 and grossed $305.7 million domestically and an incredible $1.017 billion worldwide, but with a budget of $225 million, its profits were "only" on the range of the first entries of Voltron and Spark. Still amazing.

 

Scavenger Wars also boasted incredible acclaim, receiving 18 Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture, tied for third most, and winning 6 awards. It spawned two gigantic sequels and a still ongoing franchise.

 

($152.9 million DOM + $284.6 million OS) - $225 million budget = $212.5 million profit

 

#6

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ALOHA, MONEY - LILO & STITCH #5

 

As we mentioned before, the business of remaking classic animated films into live-action is highly profitable. The Hunchback of Notre Dame proved that you can remake a highly successful classic and make it even more successful, while The Road to El Dorado and Treasure Planet proved that you can take movies that weren't successful in the first place and make them juggernauts. Well, these films just kept on rolling money in Y3, one of the biggies being Endless Entertainment's Lilo & Stitch.

 

Based on Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois' 2002 animated sci-fi dramedy of mild success at launch but ever-growing popularity with the fanbase over the course of time, this remake tapped Jon Favreau, who already had three other live-action remakes of animated films (including Hunchback) to his name, and boasted an impressive ensemble cast. Coming out on March Y3 to solid critical reception, Lilo & Stitch grossed $320.8 million domestically and $915.1 million worldwide, on a budget of $140 million. Impressive numbers.

 

It received 1 Academy Award nomination. Unlike what happened with Treasure Planet, no sequel was ever greenlit by Endless.

 

($160.5 million DOM + $237.7 million OS) - $140 million budget = $258.2 million profit

 

#5

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WHEN YOU BELIEVE, YOU CAN MAKE BIG MONEY - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT #5

 

Well, you thought Lilo & Stitch was gonna keep the crown for very long, huh? It's funny how things can work sometimes, because, as it turns out, the biggest live-action remake of an animated film in CAYOM 3.0 (so far) isn't even a remake of a Disney film, as The Prince of Egypt takes the #5 spot. Take that, Mickey Mouse.

 

This take on DreamWorks Animation's 1998 musical adaptation of The Ten Commandments was helmed not by a big A-list director, but by Amma Asante, the filmmaker behind the likes of A Way of Life, A United Kingdom and some episodes of The Handmaid's Tale. But the choice to go for a lesser known talent seemed to only work wonders, as The Prince of Egypt came out on December Y3 to massive critical support, grossing $392.6 million domestically and $1.103 billion worldwide on a budget of $170 million.

 

While not as critically successful as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt still scored big with moviegoers, receiving 9 Academy Award nominations and winning 1 award.

 

($196.4 million DOM + $284.4 million OS) - $170 million budget = $310.8 million profit

 

#4

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LET THE PIGEON TAKE OVER THE BANK! - DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE #4

 

One of the previously mentioned big cash cows of CAYOM 3.0 has been Endless Entertainment/Endless Animation. The animation studio has boasted big critical and commercial hit after big critical and commercial hit. While their first year wasn't huge out of the gate, their Y3 was far more successful, and the one movie that really started the studio's ascension was none other than Don't Let the Pigeon Drive.

 

Directed by Robot Chicken and The Lego Batman Movie mind Chris McKay, this film was inspired by The Pigeon children's picture book series by Mo Willems, albeit not directly an adaptation of any of the books per say, but rather an original story based on the characters. Released on November Y3 to quite good critical reception, Pigeon grossed $300.2 million domestically and $1.005 billion worldwide, making it one of the first animation behemoths of the game, on a budget of only $115 million.

 

It received 3 Academy Award nominations. No sequel was ever greenlit by Endless Animation.

 

($150.1 million DOM + $282 million OS) - $115 million budget = $317.1 million profit

 

#3

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HOME SWEET HOME - SPARK: HOMEWARD #3

 

After the release of Spark Rising in Y1, audiences were more than tantalized to see what the franchise held for them next - even if some will argue that the popularity of the franchise really only started to hit a true high some time past the launch of Rising. Nevertheless, the hype for Y3's Spark: Homeward was palpable.

 

This time, at the helm was Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious and others' F. Gary Gray, to tell what Hourglass Pictures promised was a more personal sequel. And it seems like Homeward did in fact pull off the personal stakes while still maintaining the big scale stuff that we expected to see in a Spark movie, as the film had critical success upon its May Y3 release - although, nowadays, most people categorize it as the worst film in the series (or second worse, behind the original cut of the film featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as antagonist Gavin Venchell, which was released to audiences later). Nevertheless, Homeward opened to a then record breaking $190 million in North America, and went on to gross $460 million domestically and $1.301 billion worldwide, the third highest grossing film of the year on both fronts, on a budget of $215 million. You do have to wonder, however, if the not-as-great-as-the-first word-of-mouth hurt its business a little bit.

 

Homeward scored big on the Academy Awards, getting 12 nominations including for Best Picture, but it didn't win a single award. It was the first of three massively successful sequels.

 

($230.1 million DOM + $336.7 million OS) - $215 million budget = $351.8 million profit

 

#2

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ODYSEEUS CAN'T BE STOPPED - THE ODYSSEY: THE COUNSEL OF THE DEAD #2

 

Lager Pictures kickstarted their run in Y2 with the juggernaut blockbuster The Odyssey: The Spoils of War, which went on to be the first billion dollar CAYOM 3.0 hit and spawned a trilogy of immense success. Somehow, Spoils of War's success was only secondary compared to what was to come, starting at this point, with The Odyssey: The Counsel of the Dead.

 

Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes) was back on board to direct after doing Spoils of War. This sequel, which continued to follow the tale of Odysseus of Ithiaca, based on the Ancient Greece poem Odyssey attributed to Homer. The Counsel of the Dead was released on June Y3 and was met with universal acclaim, some still considering it to be Lager Pictures' coup-de-gràce to this day. It grossed $501 million domestically and $1.425 billion worldwide, the second highest grossing film of the year on both fronts, on a budget of $175 million.

 

However, The Counsel of the Dead's success managed to be even bigger at the Academy Awards, with a stunning 19 nominations including Best Picture, second most for any movie, and 7 wins, also second most. One last film in the trilogy would release a year later.

 

($250.6 million DOM + $369.9 million OS) - $175 million budget = $445.5 million profit

 

#1

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SWIMMING IN EVEN MORE GOLD - THE NUMBER ONE DIME #1

 

It truly is the number one dime. For the third year in a row, Cookie Pictures occupies the #1 slot in the list, and for the second time, it was a Cookie Pictures Animation film, it based on classic Disney characters. The Number One Dime is the most profitable film of Y3.

 

Following up the success of Y1's The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck, Mark Dindal (Cats Don't Dance, The Emperor's New Groove) returned to direct this sequel, which, very much like the first, was based on multiple different source materials for the Scrooge McDuck character, such as the DuckTales cartoons and the works of Don Rosa. The Number One Dime released to big critical acclaim and grossed, upon its December Y3 release, $556 million domestically and $1.530 billion worldwide, the biggest film of the year on both fronts, the biggest animated film of CAYOM 3.0 and the most profitable animated film of 3.0 as well, against a $200 million budget.

 

Number One Dime also saw big Academy Award success, garnering 7 nominations including Best Picture, and winning 3 awards. A third movie in the same universe was set to release a few years later, but due to massive development Hell, Cookie Pictures decided to pull the plug on the franchise.

 

($278.1 million DOM + $389.7 million OS) - $200 million budget = $467.8 million profit

 

Other big hits of Y3 include Cookie Pictures' Mirror's Edge: Catalyst ($152.6 million profit), O$corp Pictures' The Chrysalids ($147.1 million), TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' He-Man II: The Revenge of Skeletor ($139.1 million), O$corp's Earth Defense Force ($128 million), Endless Entertainment/Endless Animation's My Peoples ($127.6 million), Endless' Kim Possible ($126.8 million), Numerator Pictures' Wolves of the Deep ($120.4 million), Gold Crescent's Street Sharks ($114.7 million), Best Picture winner Hourglass Pictures' Notes from the Otherspace ($103.8 million) and TriCrescent/Rising Crescent Pictures' SWAT Kats 2: The Viper Strikes ($103 million).

 

Here's the full list of Y3 movies, ranked by profit:

 

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  1. The Number One Dime -> (278.1m DOM + 389.7m OS) - 200m budget = 467.8m profit
  2. The Odyssey: The Counsel of the Dead -> (250.6m DOM + 369.9m OS) - 175m budget = 445.5m profit
  3. Spark: Homeward -> (230.1m DOM + 336.7m OS) - 215m budget = 351.8m profit
  4. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive -> (150.1m DOM + 282m OS) - 115m budget = 317.1m profit
  5. The Prince of Egypt -> (196.4m DOM + 284.4m OS) - 170m budget = 310.8m profit
  6. Lilo & Stitch -> (160.5m DOM + 237.7m OS) - 140m budget = 258.2m profit
  7. The Scavenger Wars -> (152.9m DOM + 284.6m OS) - 225m budget = 212.5m profit
  8. Cataclysmic -> (118.6m DOM + 261m OS) - 175m budget = 204.6m profit
  9. Bartimaeus and the Amulet of Samarkand -> (104.1m DOM + 206.8m OS) - 150m budget = 160.9m profit
  10. Silent Hill: Innocence Lost -> (95.2m DOM + 103.4m OS) - 45m budget = 153.6m profit
  11. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst -> (82.6m DOM + 170m OS) - 100m budget = 152.6m profit
  12. The Chrysalids -> (113.8m DOM + 153.3m OS) - 120m budget = 147.1m profit
  13. He-Man II: The Revenge of Skeletor -> (95.1m DOM + 194m OS) - 150m budget = 139.1m profit
  14. Earth Defense Force -> (85.4m DOM + 217.6m OS) - 175m budget = 128m profit
  15. My Peoples -> (97.6m DOM + 115m OS) - 85m budget = 127.6m profit
  16. Kim Possible -> (58.7m DOM + 118.1m OS) - 50m budget = 126.8m profit
  17. Wolves of the Deep -> (85.1m DOM + 110.3m OS) - 75m budget = 120.4m profit
  18. Street Sharks -> (85.3m DOM + 119.4m OS) - 90m budget = 114.7m profit
  19. Notes from the Otherspace -> (76.9m DOM + 64.4m OS) - 37.5m budget = 103.8m profit
  20. SWAT Kats 2: The Viper Strikes -> (50.3m DOM + 122.7m OS) - 70m budget = 103m profit
  21. Call of Duty -> (70.7m DOM + 148.2m OS) - 125m budget = 93.9m profit
  22. Burnout -> (32.6m DOM + 95m OS) - 42m budget = 85.6m profit
  23. Student Film -> (59.3m DOM + 22m OS) - 5m budget = 76.3m profit
  24. God of War -> (77.1m DOM + 148.4m OS) - 150m budget = 75.5m profit
  25. Miraculous -> (53m DOM + 91.7m OS) - 75m budget = 69.7m profit
  26. Gamera -> (48.5m DOM + 125.6m OS) - 105m budget = 69.1m profit
  27. Blood and Fur: Inglourious Paw-stards - (54.1m DOM + 37.1m OS) - 25m budget = 66.2m profit
  28. Gentle Ben -> (32.6m DOM + 41.2m OS) - 10m budget = 63.8m profit
  29. The Howling -> (46.8m DOM + 41.8m OS) - 30m budget = 58.6m profit
  30. SoulCalibur -> (20.4m DOM + 113.4m OS) - 80m budget = 53.8m profit
  31. Ripper -> (45.1m DOM + 53m OS) - 45m budget = 53.1m profit
  32. Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad -> (42.7m DOM + 75.8m OS) - 70m budget = 48.5m profit
  33. Howling Commandos -> (67.1m DOM + 101.3m OS) - 120m budget = 48.4m profit
  34. Cycle of the Werewolf -> (53.3m DOM + 49.5m OS) - 55m budget = 47.8m profit
  35. LiveStream -> (18.3m DOM + 31.4m OS) - 3.8m budget = 45.9m profit
  36. Cross Country -> (42.1m DOM + 66.4m OS) - 65m budget = 43.5m profit
  37. Battletoads -> (44.3m DOM + 80.6m OS) - 85m budget = 39.9m profit
  38. The Great Inferno -> (31.9m DOM + 42.3m OS) - 35m budget = 39.2m profit
  39. Exorcism of Jessica Winters -> (27.4m DOM + 16.5m OS) - 5m budget = 38.9m profit
  40. Island of the Blue Dolphins -> (67.5m DOM + 118.3m OS) - 150m budget = 35.8m profit
  41. The Meteor Manhunt -> (28.6m DOM + 36m OS) - 30m budget = 34.6m profit
  42. Hills Abduction -> (22.5m DOM + 15.9m OS) - 10m budget = 28.4m profit
  43. Garden of Eden -> (40.1m DOM + 17.8m OS) - 30m budget = 27.9m profit
  44. Chessmen -> (31.3m DOM + 32.5m OS) - 40m budget = 23.8m profit
  45. BioShock -> (63.7m DOM + 109.8m OS) - 150m budget = 23.5m profit
  46. Doom -> (17.6m DOM + 84m OS) - 80m budget = 21.6m profit
  47. Dark Side -> (32.7m DOM + 18.2m OS) - 30m budget = 20.9m profit
  48. Penguins -> (16.6m DOM + 7.2m OS) - 5m budget = 18.8m profit
  49. Father -> (20.1m DOM + 7.9m OS) - 10m budget = 18m profit
  50. Zoldar: Warrior Beast from Outer Space -> (13.8m DOM + 23m OS) - 20m budget = 16.8m profit
  51. That Was a Long Time Ago -> (30m DOM + 16.7m OS) - 30m budget = 16.7m profit
  52. The Raven Boys -> (22.9m DOM + 33.8m OS) - 40m budget = 16.7m profit
  53. Desolate Sea -> (10.5m DOM + 19.7m OS) - 15m budget = 15.2m profit
  54. Halloweentown -> (29.5m DOM + 30.7m OS) - 50m budget = 10.2m profit
  55. From Earth to Infinity: An Odyssey Through Space -> (14.4m DOM + 4.9m OS) - 10m budget = 9.3m profit
  56. Inversion -> (22.6m DOM + 20.8m OS) - 35m budget = 8.4m profit
  57. Unknown Sender -> (8.3m DOM + 4.8m OS) - 5m budget = 8.1m profit
  58. 51 -> (5.2m DOM + 5.5m OS) - 3m budget = 7m profit
  59. Fatal Rendezvous -> (32m DOM + 34.8m OS) - 60m budget = 6.8m profit
  60. Conductive -> (47.1m DOM + 63.1m OS) - 105m budget = 5.2m profit
  61. Dazzled -> (15.4m DOM + 6.8m OS) - 17m budget = 5.2m profit
  62. Under the Sea -> (7.3m DOM + 2.2m OS) - 5m budget = 4.5m profit
  63. The Bronze Bow -> (31m DOM + 37.3m OS) - 65m budget = 3.3m profit
  64. Fright Town -> (8.9m DOM + 9m OS) - 15m budget = 2.9m profit
  65. Aerophobia -> (9.3m DOM + 2.6m OS) - 10m budget = 1.9m profit
  66. Hope-Fear-Adventure -> (20.9m DOM + 30.5m OS) - 50m budget = 1.4m profit
  67. Things Fall Apart -> (20.4m DOM + 10.8m OS) - 30m budget = 1.2m profit
  68. Dan the Alpaca -> (39.8m DOM + 50.5m OS) - 90m budget = 0.3m profit
  69. Second Wind: Stormy Seas -> (23.3m DOM + 22m OS) - 45m budget = 0.3m profit
  70. Not Funny -> (12.1m DOM + 2.4m OS) - 15m budget = 0.5m loss
  71. The Lonely -> (8.6m DOM + 3.2m OS) - 15m budget = 3m loss
  72. Nerdy -> (6.6m DOM + 1.4m OS) - 12.5m budget = 4.5m loss
  73. Le Gran Ecran -> (12.6m DOM + 7.6m OS) - 25m budget = 4.8m loss
  74. Finding Gobi -> (15.7m DOM + 24.1m OS) - 45m budget = 5.2m loss
  75. Homestar Runner's Cruddy Debut Movie -> (3.2m DOM + 1m OS) - 10m budget = 5.8m loss
  76. RuPaul's Best Friend Race -> (1.8m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 10m budget = 7.9m loss
  77. Bro Time -> (9m DOM + 2.4m OS) - 20m budget = 8.6m loss
  78. Redeeming Love -> (7.5m DOM + 1.6m OS) - 20m budget = 10.9m loss
  79. Uglies -> (6.6m DOM + 8m OS) - 30m budget = 15.4m loss
  80. Cupid's Quest -> (5.6m DOM + 3.2m OS) - 25m budget = 16.2m loss
  81. The Storyteller -> (12.5m DOM + 14m OS) - 45m budget = 18.5m loss
  82. The Life of a Prophet -> (12.1m DOM + 3.2m OS) - 35m budget = 19.7m loss
  83. Ice Station -> (9.9m DOM + 11.3m OS) - 45m budget = 23.8m loss
  84. 2 Lonely 2 Zookeepers -> (12.6m DOM + 16.4m OS) - 55m budget = 26m loss
  85. Indigenous -> (14.8m DOM + 23.4m OS) - 110m budget = 71.8m loss

 

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Y4 - RECORDS CONTINUE TO BE BROKEN

 

I feel like if I could copy-paste my Y3 initial paragraph, I mostly would've. While there wasn't a single movie hitting quite as sky high as Voltron: Rise of Lotor, you did have a bunch of monsters, like Spark: HomewardThe Odyssey: The Counsel of the Dead and the biggest animated film in CAYOM 3.0, The Number One Dime. In Y4, the blockbusters kept growing, and so did the profits.

 

A requiem for the fallen: three films lost over $40 million in Y4 - Blankments Productions' Big Enough (an AHHHHHHH net loss of $40.2 million), Blankments' Marked Up Time ($47.9 million loss), and, the bombest of them all, Endless Entertaiment's Johnny Test ($59.3 million loss - well done, Mr. Bay). Worth noting that two films, Hunt Productions' Baseball Boy: Swing for the Fences and Hourlgass Pictures' documentary The Guardian of the West didn't have any listed production budgets, so we can't say what did they profit or lose (although, their speculated budgets do lead us to think that they weren't flops).

 

Right, now, the top 10 biggest films of the year in profit:

 

#10

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CREEPIN' AND MONEY MAKIN' - SILENT HILL: RESTLESS DREAMS #10

 

Well, this feels like deja-vu. Last week, we were discussing how the 10th most profitable film of Y3 was TriCrescent/Red Crescent Pictures' Silent Hill: Innocence Lost, a film that boomed the genre in CAYOM and shot up to the kind of success unseen in horror outside of the It series irl. The sequel, Silent Hill: Restless Dreams, was even bigger.

 

The Silent Hill series, based off the famous Silent Hill video game series, got off to the right footing with Y3's Innocence Lost, finding its way to massive box office receipts and critical acclaim. With the direction of Takashi Miike (director of many notable Japanese works, of which include the likes of the original One Missed Call), Restless Dreams, the critical reception was... not quite as great (to the apparent disappointment of the studio itself). However, the box office reception was stellar. The film was released in Thanksgiving Y4 and grossed $190.3 million domestically - doing almost exactly the same as Innocence Lost, which was both underwhelming and well done at the same time - and blew up overseas to gross $512.3 million worldwide, on a budget of $50 million, just $5 million more than Innocence Lost.

 

Restless Dreams did score one Academy Award nomination. No sequel ever went forward at Red Crescent.

 

($95.2 million DOM + $128.8 million OS) - $50 million budget = $174 million profit

 

 

#9

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AW, MAN, I MADE A LOT OF MONEY! - AMERICAN DRAGON: DARKNESS RISING #9

 

Well, staying in the topic of TriCrescent, but this time, shifting from the dark and bloody Red Crescent to the lighthearted Rising Crescent, here's a sequel to a film that didn't make Y2's top 10 biggest films of the year in profit, but did register big numbers all the same, and the sequel elevated the foundation to an enormous degree: American Dragon: Darkness Rising.

 

Based on American Dragon: Jake Long, the Jeff Goode-created cartoon for the Disney Channel, Y2's movie of the same name was a success that ended up profiting $83.5 million. Darkness Rising saw that and thought to itself: "I can do better." And it did. The sequel was directed by Jon Turteltaub (of National TreasureThe Meg and others fame) and was released in Memorial Day Y4. It came out to good critical reception and grossed $204.7 million domestically and $723.9 million worldwide, on a budget of $135 million.

 

It was nominated for one Academy Award. A third entry in the series would later release.

 

($102.4 million DOM + $207.7 million OS) - $135 million = $175.1 million profit

 

 

#8

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NOT HOLLOWBORN - PILLARS OF ETERNITY: THE HOLLOW VALE #8

 

As displayed by the likes of The Human RevolutionPokémon and even Call of Duty, Numerator Pictures has proven itself quite successful at handling video game properties (except BioShock... let's forget about that one). Y4 was when they would unleash arguably their two biggest franchises in the game thus far, both video game properties as well. One of them was Mass Effect. The other would be the one kickstarted by this movie, Pillars of Eternity: The Hollow Vale.

 

Based off the Obsidian Entertainment video game from 2015, The Hollow Vale was helmed by Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, as part of a first trilogy that Sapochnik would go on and direct in its entirety. The Hollow Vale, despite criticisms for its prologue-like approach, did get overall positive critical reception, and ended up, off its opening in March Y4, gross $222 million domestically and $795.6 million worldwide, on a budget of $150 million.

 

The first Pillars film would go on to get 6 Academy Award nominations, but no victories. Nevertheless, a hugely successful trilogy started right here.

 

($111 million DOM + $229.4 million OS) - $150 million budget = $190.4 million profit

 

 

#7

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EVIL RISES AND SO DOES THE MONEY - POKÉMON: RISE OF THE ROCKETS #7

 

And would you look at it, another Numerator video game movie making the list! This time around, not a hard PG-13 fantasy franchise starter, though, but a simple PG family action movie sequel, in the form of Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets.

 

Shawn Levy (Night at the MuseumCheaper by the Dozen) returned to direct after doing an acceptable enough job The Journey Begins - one that seemed to get the box office rolling, for sure. This second movie in the, let's call it, Kanto trilogy - inspired by Pokémon Red/Blue, as well as the infamous anime - did however get clearly superior reception compared to the first. But it seemed like the franchise made its fanbase the first time around and that was enough, as Rise of the Rockets didn't outgross The Journey Begins domestically - $278.5 million - and did just a little better worldwide - $801.7 million - on a budget of $145 million, off its Valentine's Day + Presidents' Day Y4 release. The profit, henceforth, was a few million short of that of the first movie. Still really good, though.

 

No Academy Award nominations came for Rise of the Rockets, though it does hold the claim of having the highest Critical Consensus score for any film not nominated for a single award. A threequel would release eventually.

 

(139.3 million DOM + $209.3 million OS) - $145 million budget = $203.6 million profit

 

 

#6

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YOU'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BANK ACCOUNT - JAWS: THE RETURN #6

 

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. To those of you unaware or who simply do not recall this, there WAS, in fact, a fifth Jaws movie. It was in CAYOM 3.0, in Y4, released by TriCrescent/Red Crescent Pictures, and it was titled Jaws: The Return.

 

Film fanatics are surely aware of the impact of the adaptation of the Peter Benchley novel of the same name, 1975's Jaws. Steven Spielberg is literally credited with starting the Summer blockbuster with this film, a film that terrified generations and empowered numbers and numbers of cinema fans throughout the late 20th Century and beyond. Unfortunately, its sequels were... not quite as memorable, to say the least, and nowhere near as successful as the original film. In Y4, TriCrescent made the ballsy move of acquiring the rights to the franchise and greenlighting a fifth movie, giving the reigns to J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls, White Hurricane, ugh... Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and pulling the Jurassic World trick of setting the sequel in the same universe but ignoring the previous sequels. And it was... not amazingly recieved. But, off its Independence Day Weekend release, it grossed $265.1 million domestically and $658.1 million worldwide, on a budget of $85 million, making it the biggest horror film in CAYOM 3.0.

 

It recieved no Academy Award nominations - it seems audiences didn't quite want to chomp down more Jaws after all. Still, the amount of money TriCrescent made means it was probably worth it for the studio.

 

(132.6 million DOM + $157.2 million OS) - $85 million budget = $204.8 million profit

 

 

#5

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YOU KNOW WHO TO CALL - BLUE AND GOLD #5

 

And now for a first venture. Endless Entertainment has made a name for itself since its opening in Y2, mostly through its live action-remakes of animated films and the animated films of its own. In Y4, they introduced to their own slate a new genre that was a hit from the go: the superhero genre, with Blue and Gold.

 

Adapting the team-up between Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle (played by Jake T. Austin) and Michael Carter aka Booster Gold (Asa Butterfield), this adaptation of the DC properties proved itself to be a step in the right foot. It was directed by Peyton Reed (of the Ant-Man films fame) and released in February Y2. Got off to good critical reception and grossed $260.8 million domestically + $673.1 million worldwide, off a budget of $130 million.

 

It actually got 3 Academy Award nominations, but it didn't score. No sequel went forward, despite some planning at Endless, but the film did kick off a wave of superhero movies from the studio, as mentioned before.

 

($130.4 million DOM + $217.1 million OS) - $130 million budget = $206.6 million profit

 

 

#4

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MY FUNNY FRIEND, ME AND THE MONEY WE MADE - KINGDOM OF THE SUN #4

 

Well, despite the fact that they were still climbing up the ranks with new genres, one of Endless Entertainment's trusted choices of animation film remakes into live action was still going as of Y4, and the latest one to have been a juggernaut hit was Kingdom of the Sun.

 

Now, to some Disney fans, the name Kingdom of the Sun won't really ring up a lot. Only the devouted are aware that this was actually the production title for the 2000 cult classic The Emperor's New Groove. If you know about that title, you also know about just how troubled the production cycle for the original New Groove was, and how it didn't do very well at the box office, but was, nevertheless, able to conjure up a very strong legacy post-release. Endless took great advantage of this. Released in Christmas season Y4, this remake, directed by Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman), got solid critical reception and grossed $316.7 million domestically and $1.058 billion worldwide, third biggest film of the year worldwide, on a budget of $175 million.

 

It garned 5 Academy Award nominations and won 1 award.

 

($158.4 million DOM + $296.8 million OS) - $175 million budget = $280.2 million profit

 

 

#3

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CAN YOU IMAGINE BIG BOX OFFICE? - CAN YOU IMAGINE? #3

 

And now to complete the Endless Entertainment threesome. You got the superhero movie, you got the live action remake, and now, you get the Endless Animation joint. But mind you: this one wasn't just another film by the reputable studio. This was the film that launched Endless Animation to the stratosphere. That's right, I'm talking about Y4's Can You Imagine?.

 

In 2014, Sony Pictures Animation announced that Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's LaboratorySamurai JackHotel Transylvania) was working on an original film titled Can You Imagine?. Irl, that movie never came to fruition. But in Y4, Endless Animation picked up the director's idea and brought it to life in explosive fashion. Released in March Y4, Can You Imagine? recieved immediate critical acclaim, and went on to gross $387 million domestically, the third biggest film of the year in North America, and $1.051 billion worldwide, an incredible amount, on a budget of $135 million, meaning that the profit was huge.

 

The film was an absolute critical monster as well, recieving 6 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, and winning 3 awards. A sequel would be released eventually.

 

($193.5 million DOM + $265.8 million OS) - $135 million budget = $324.3 million profit

 

 

#2

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THE RISE OF A BOX OFFICE EMPIRE - SPARK: BEYOND THE SKY #2

 

Following up one year after the massive success of Spark: Homeward, Hourglass Pictures picked up right where they left off and made sure to leave a mark, as Spark: Beyond the Sky made the #2 spot in Y4's top 10.

 

The threequel to the Spark franchise was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (of Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 fame), and was the franchise's darkest entry up to this point, setting up the grand finale to come in the fourth film. It was released in December Y4 to big critical praise, and grossed an impressive $568.1 million domestically, the second highest grossing film of the year domestically, and an insane $1.675 billion worldwide, the #1 film of Y4 globally, on a budget of $250 million which was still not big enough to stop it from being a behemoth... although it was big enough to take the #1 spot away from it.

 

It garnered an absolutely Godsmacking 16 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won 4 awards. The final entry in the series, A Hero's Promise, was yet to come.

 

($284.1 million DOM + $443.1 million OS) - $250 million budget = $477.2 million profit

 

 

#1

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ODYSSEUS CAME HOME - THE ODYSSEY: HOMECOMING #1

 

To the surprise of what I suspect is nobody, the first position in this top 10 is occupied by Y4's other gigantic monster of a movie that everyone was looking forward to and drove out in spades to see it - even if a lot of kids were probably forbidden from entering the theaters. That's right: the most profitable film of Y4 is none other than Lager Pictures' The Odyssey: Homecoming.

 

The third and final entry in the trilogy based on the Ancient Greek poem attributed to Homer, Homecoming retained Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the ApesWar for the Planet of the Apes) in the director's chair, like in the previous two films, and was released in June Y4, with one key difference compared to the previous two films: they were PG-13, while this one was full on rated-R. It got universal critical acclaim. To this reporter, The Counsel of the Dead is still the best entry in the franchise, but Homecoming is still cinematic greatness. It was the first movie in CAYOM 3.0 to open north of $200 million domestically, grossed $603.7 million domestically, biggest film of the year in North America, and $1.585 billion worldwide, second biggest worldwide. But despite the fact that it didn't outgross Spark: Beyond the Sky worldwide, it did have a significantly smaller budget of $145 million.

 

The stunner success came at the Academy Awards, though, where it got 20 nominations, a record, and an also record-setting 9 victories - including Best Picture. It's hard to say whether or not Lager Pictures will ever replicate this success, but they have already carved for themselves an iconic legacy.

 

($301.9 million DOM + $392.8 million OS) - $145 million budget = $549.7 million profit

 

 

Other significant films in Y4 include Numerator Pictures' Fortnight ($157.4 million profit), Blankments Productions' Lucid ($144.6 million), Alpha Pictures' Amulet II: The Last Council ($141.7 million profit - and for the record, Deadline incorrectly reported in the Y1 rundown that Amulet was an original film, when it was actually an adaptation of a comic book), TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' Crysis ($124.2 million), Blankments/Shining Star Animation's Sir Thymes Time ($118.6 million), Numerator's Mass Effect ($114.5 million), TriCrescent/Red Crescent Pictures' The Amityville Horror: Part II ($113.7 million), Numerator's The Square Mile ($113.6 million), Blankments/Endless Entertainment's High School Musical: The Reunion ($110.8 million) and Blankments' The Princess Diaries 3: The Heir Apparent ($100.3 million).

 

Here's the full list of Y4 films ranked by profit:

 

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  1. The Odyssey: Homecoming -> (301.9m DOM + 392.8m OS) - 145m budget = 549.7m profit
  2. Spark: Beyond the Sky -> (284.1m DOM + 443.1m OS) - 250m budget = 477.2m profit
  3. Can You Imagine? -> (193.5m DOM + 265.8m DOM) - 135m budget = 324.3m profit
  4. Kingdom of the Sun -> (158.4m DOM + 296.8m OS) - 175m budget = 280.2m profit
  5. Blue and Gold -> (130.4m DOM + 217.1m OS) - 130m budget = 206.6m profit
  6. Jaws: The Return -> (132.6m DOM + 157.2m OS) - 85m budget = 204.8m profit
  7. Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets -> (139.3m DOM + 209.3m OS) - 145m budget = 203.6m profit
  8. Pillars of Eternity: The Hollow Vale -> (111m DOM + 229.4m OS) - 150m budget = 190.4m profit
  9. American Dragon: Darkness Rising -> (102.4m DOM + 207.7m OS) - 135m budget = 175.1m profit
  10. Silent Hill: Restless Dreams -> (95.2m DOM + 128.8m OS) - 50m budget = 174m profit
  11. Fortnight -> (151.3m DOM + 106.1m OS) - 100m budget = 157.4m profit
  12. Lucid -> (74.2m DOM + 145.4m OS) - 75m budget = 144.6m profit
  13. Amulet II: The Last Council -> (129.9m DOM + 176.8m OS) - 165m budget = 141.7m profit
  14. Crysis -> (74.7m DOM + 164.5m OS) - 115m budget = 124.2m profit
  15. Sir Thymes Time -> (105.6m DOM + 148m OS) - 135m budget = 118.6m profit
  16. Mass Effect -> (125.1m DOM + 159.4m OS) - 170m budget = 114.5m profit
  17. The Amityville Horror: Part II -> (65.5m DOM + 73.2m OS) - 25m budget = 113.7m profit
  18. The Square Mile -> (63m DOM + 100.6m OS) - 50m budget = 113.6m profit
  19. High School Musical: The Reunion -> (68.8m DOM + 92m OS) - 50m budget = 110.8m profit
  20. The Princess Diaries 3: The Heir Apparent -> (73.2m DOM + 97.1m OS) - 70m budget = 100.3m profit
  21. The Second Crash Bandicoot -> (73.9m DOM + 105.2m OS) - 90m budget = 89.1m profit
  22. By the Balls -> (81.1m DOM + 36.8m OS) - 35m budget = 82.9m profit
  23. Food Wars -> (70.9m DOM + 36.8m OS) - 25m budget = 82.7m profit
  24. One Piece: The Journey Begins -> (70.6m DOM + 151.8m OS) - 140m budget = 82.4m profit
  25. Treasure Planet: Gauntlet of Midas -> (88m DOM + 178.6m OS) - 200m budget = 66.6m profit
  26. The Swarm -> (59.9m DOM + 105.1m OS) - 100m budget = 65m profit
  27. Earthsong Vol. 1: The Haven's Guard -> (77.4m DOM + 106m OS) - 125m budget = 58.4m profit
  28. Tulpa -> (32.7m DOM + 36.9m OS) - 15m budget = 54.6m profit
  29. Tattoed Teenage 4lien Fighters from Beverly Hills: Game Over -> (43.8m DOM + 67.4m OS) - 60m budget = 51.2m profit
  30. Brave -> (63.9m DOM + 82.1m OS) - 95m budget = 51m profit
  31. Santa Claus: Ultimate Badass -> (43.4m DOM + 37.4m OS) - 30m budget = 50.8m profit
  32. Earth Day -> (32.7m DOM + 31.4m OS) - 15m budget = 49.1m profit
  33. Resonance -> (33.8m DOM + 28.8m OS) - 15m budget = 47.6m profit
  34. Cabana Boys -> (44.5m DOM + 21.2m OS) - 20m budget = 45.7m profit
  35. Starlit Highway -> (26.8m DOM + 20.4m OS) - 10m budget = 47.2m profit
  36. The Mole -> (67.9m DOM + 49.5m OS) - 75m budget = 42.4m profit
  37. A Wish for Wings that Work -> (51.4m DOM + 74.5m OS) - 85m budget = 40.9m profit
  38. Guys and Dolls -> (52.7m DOM + 60.6m OS) - 75m budget = 38.3m profit
  39. God of War: Retribution -> (64.7m DOM + 135.4m OS) - 165m budget = 35.1m profit
  40. Extreme Dinosaurs II -> (50.2m DOM + 94.6m OS) - 110m budget = 34.8m profit
  41. Darkness Dwells Deep -> (20.9m DOM + 18m OS) - 10m budget = 28.9m profit
  42. Wi-Fi Winnebago -> (28.5m DOM + 10m OS) - 10m budget = 28.5m profit
  43. Baked Sale -> (22.6m + 9.7m OS) - 5m budget = 27.3m profit
  44. Outside Man -> (25.1m DOM + 26.5m OS) - 25m budget = 26.6m profit
  45. Thundercats -> (37.6m DOM + 77.4m OS) - 90m budget = 25m profit
  46. A Month at Belmond Lane -> (23.7m DOM + 25.9m OS) - 25m budget = 24.6m profit
  47. The Dogs of Babel -> (30.7m DOM + 22.2m OS) - 30m budget = 22.9m profit
  48. Samurai Pizza Cats 2 -> (35.6m DOM + 33.6m OS) - 50m budget = 19.2m profit
  49. Carnosaur -> (16.8m DOM + 41.7m OS) - 40m budget = 18.5m profit
  50. Hoops -> (17.3m DOM + 5.9m OS) - 5m budget = 18.2m profit
  51. Dead Space -> (32.5m DOM + 45m OS) - 60m budget = 17.5m profit
  52. Khahn Bernarda Alba -> (9.5m DOM + 8.3m OS) - 1m budget = 16.8m profit
  53. Broadway Selects: The SpongeBob Musical -> (11.9m DOM + 2.6m OS) - 0.5m budget = 14m profit
  54. Safari Trail -> (11.5m DOM + 4.9m OS) - 5m budget = 11.4m profit
  55. Home Invasion -> (22.7m DOM + 17.6m OS) - 30m budget = 10.3m profit
  56. Extrasensory -> (10m DOM + 10m OS) - 10m budget = 10m profit
  57. 3:37 -> (7.8m DOM + 2.3m OS) - 1m budget = 9.1m profit
  58. Broadway Selects: Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh -> (8.3m DOM + 1.3m OS) - 0.5m budget = 9.1m profit
  59. Spirit Curse -> (5.7m DOM + 6.4m OS) - 3m budget = 9.1m profit
  60. A Fool's Errand -> (40.4m DOM + 28.1m OS) - 60m budget = 8.5m profit
  61. Bats -> (8.2m DOM + 5.2m OS) - 5m budget = 8.4m profit
  62. The Female Man -> (46.2m DOM + 62.2m OS) - 100m budget = 8.4m profit
  63. The Last Day of Summer -> (11.6m DOM + 4.3m OS) - 8m budget = 7.9m profit
  64. Murky -> (13.1m DOM + 2.3m OS) - 10m budget = 5.4m profit
  65. Imagine Dragons: The 3D Concert -> (7.8m DOM + 3.6m OS) - 7m budget = 4.4m profit
  66. Frosted -> (6.4m DOM + 1m OS) - 5m budget = 2.4m profit
  67. Chuck Norris & Liam Neeson vs. The Loch Ness Monster -> (20.6m DOM + 30.9m OS) - 50m budget = 1.5m profit
  68. Our City: Growth -> (62.4m DOM + 87.9m OS) - 150m budget = 0.3m profit
  69. When a Stranger Calls -> (10.4m DOM + 4.3m OS) - 15m budget = 0.3m loss
  70. Reality Shift -> (32m DOM + 27m OS) - 60m budget = 1m loss
  71. Citizen Wells -> (19.7m DOM + 9.2m OS) - 30m budget = 1.1m loss
  72. Haunting Hour -> (2.9m DOM + 0.4m OS) - 5m budget = 1.7m loss
  73. A Black Man, A White Man -> (7.1m DOM + 1.1m OS) - 10m budget = 1.8m loss
  74. Frindle -> (15.9m DOM + 5.3m OS) - 25m budget = 3.8m loss
  75. Stories from Eden -> (20.6m DOM + 25m OS) - 50m budget = 4.4m loss
  76. Jonny, Jonny! (Yes Papa?) Making Movie? (No Papa!) Telling Lies? (No Papa!) Buy Tickets Now! (Ha! Ha! Ha!): THE MOVIE -> (12.6m DOM + 43.9m OS) - 65m budget = 8.5m loss
  77. I Am Omega: Part 1 -> (30.5m DOM + 34.8m OS) - 80m budget = 14.7m loss
  78. Son of Rosemary -> (15.8m DOM + 7.4m OS) - 38m budget = 14.8m loss
  79. Paradise Lost -> (37.1m DOM + 91.4m OS) - 150m budget = 21.5m loss
  80. Leviathan -> (29.7m DOM + 53.5m OS) - 105m budget = 21.8m loss
  81. The Doppelganger -> (16.3m DOM + 11.2m OS) - 55m budget = 27.5m loss
  82. Big Enough -> (7.4m DOM + 2.4m OS) - 50m budget = 40.2m loss
  83. Marked Up Time -> (41.7m DOM + 25.4m OS) - 115m budget = 47.9m loss
  84. Johnny Test -> (17.6m DOM + 53.1m OS) - 130m budget = 59.3m loss
  85. Baseball Boy: Swing for the Fences -> N/A because N/A budget
  86. The Guardian of the West -> N/A because N/A budget

     

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    Y5 - A NEW DAWN

     

    Well, Y4 was huge. While it didn't have as many films hitting over $200 or $300 million in profit as Y3 did, it had a couple of monsters, like Can You Imagine?, the near $500 million grosser Spark: Beyond the Sky and the record breaker in CAYOM 3.0 so far, The Odyssey: Homecoming. In Y5, things continue to evolve as new studios enter the frame and more blockbusters make their money.

     

    Amongst those new studios, we have Horizon Entertainment - actually, Horizon was already in the game since Y4, but this was the year in which they exploded, New Journey Pictures and a few studios who made one movie and never came back. One of them was vault2008, which got away with the okayishly successful Hostel: Bloodline, and the other was... 35MM-18.

     

    Amongst the biggest failures in Y5 were three films that lost over $30 million dollars: the aforementioned 35MM-18's The Picture of Dorian Grey ($31.2 million loss), TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' In the Valley ($71.7 million loss - major ouch) and, most and probably saddest of them all, Lager Pictures' Fantasia: The Next Dimension ($72.7 million loss, the second biggest loss ever in 3.0 behind Peter and the Starcatchers).

     

    Looking at the 10 most profitable films of Y5:

     

    #10

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    I SAY HEY, WHAT'S GOIN' ON? - HE-MAN III: THE HORROR OF HORDAK #10

     

    After He-Man made Y1's top 10 and He-Man II: The Revenge of Skeletor missed Y3's list but actually made even more profit than the first movie, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' He-Man franchise is back in the top 10 with Y5's He-Man III: The Horror of Hordak.

     

    If you ask this specific Deadline reporter, he doesn't quite know if there really is much of a difference between the four different He-Man movies that we have. Skeletor isn't listed as part of the main cast of characters for this one. But, the one common element between all of them is that they are, in fact, based on a Mattel toyline from the 80's titled Masters of the Universe and the subsequent cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. So, if you're looking for something of that kind, this is probably it. As it is, He-Man III was directed by Robert Stromberg (Maleficent) and opened in August Y5, to solid critical reception. It grossed $194.2 million domestically and $700.5 million worldwide on a budget of $140 million.

     

    No Academy Award nominations for this - He-Man (the original) was the only one of the franchise to hit that feat. Nevertheless, a successful movie. One last sequel would be released in Y6.

     

    ($97.1 million DOM + $202.5 million OS) - $140 million budget = $159.6 million profit

     

    #9

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    A PUNCH OF BOX OFFICE - ONE PUNCH MAN #9

     

    Despite having one of the biggest box office failures in CAYOM 3.0 history in Y5, in the form of Fantasia: The Next Dimension, Lager Pictures also had one of the year's biggest hits, in the form of One Punch Man.

     

    Edgar Wright (the comedic mastermind behind the Cornetto Trilogy and Baby Driver) helmed this adaptation of the very famous manga and anime of the same name, which is about a superhero who can defeat anyone with a single punch and is bored because he doesn't have a worthy challenger. The live action, American adaptation of Saitama's story was... well, criticized for being a bit too much. Nevertheless, from its June Y5 opening, it grossed $339.1 million domestically, third biggest film of the year in North America, and $878.4 million worldwide, on a budget of $200 million, a big hit despite its massive budget (contrary to Fantasia: The Next Dimension, a critically beloved film but a huge box office failure).

     

    It got 4 Academy Award nominations. A sequel was in plans, but was recently cancelled by Lager Pictures.

     

    ($169.6 million DOM + $215.7 million OS) - $200 million budget = $185.3 million profit

     

    #8

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    AN EXPLOSION OF COLORS... AND MONEY - SPLATOON #8

     

    As mentioned before in this article, Y5 was the year that Horizon Entertainment really took a turn to expanding to greater heights. Their first year was positive, thanks to the release of the decently reviewed and very successful One Piece: The Journey Begins. In Y5, Horizon released what is still to date their most successful movie... with the collaboration of Endless Entertainment, that is: Splatoon.

     

    Released in June Y5, Splatoon was directed by Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) and Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and was the animated film adaptation of the famous Nintendo video game of the same name. The film, which was solidly reviewed, grossed $206.3 million domestically and $663 million worldwide, on a budget of $85 million, making it a solid win for Endless «and Horizon.

     

    It received no Academy Award nomination, nor was there any sequel to date.

     

    ($103.2 million DOM + $182.7 million OS) - $85 million budget = $200.9 million profit

     

    #7

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    A 'TAIL' OF BOX OFFICE SUCCESS - THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7

     

    The trend of superhero movies was started in Y4, with the success of Blue and Gold in particular. In Y5, Endless Entertainment took it even further, by having Endless Animation develop a project based on a Marvel character. The end result was The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

     

    Based on the comic book run of the same name and inspired by some other animated superhero works (amongst them Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl was directed by Daron Nefcy (Star vs. the Forces of Evil) and was Endless Animation's big Christmas bet in Y5, with its December Y5 release. It got very positive reviews and grossed $308.4 million domestically + $754.6 million worldwide on a budget of $115 million.

     

    It received 4 Academy Award nominations and won 1 award. A sequel, The Un-title-able Squirrel Girl Sequel, is set to release in Y8.

     

    ($154.2 million DOM + $178.2 million OS) - $115 million budget = $217.7 million profit

     

    #6

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    PEOPLE, WE'RE NOT BRAGGIN' - AMERICAN DRAGON: FLASH POINT #6

     

    Now this TriCrescent/Rising Crescent Pictures franchise can be called an absolute success story. In the sixth position in this list is the conclusion to the American Dragon trilogy, American Dragon: Flash Point.

     

    It all started in Y2 when American Dragon: Jake Long grossed just over $80 million in profit; then, in Y4, Darkness Rising garnered way, way more than that. The increase was final in this third movie based on Jeff Goode's cartoon for the Disney Channel. Released on November Y5, this film was directed by Yimou Zhang (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, The Great Wall) and had the best critical reception to any of the films in the trilogy, with some reviews bordering on great. It grossed $268.2 million domestically and $868 million worldwide on a budget of $150 million.

     

    No Academy Award nominations for this film.

     

    ($134.1 million DOM + $239.9 million OS) - $150 million budget = $224 million profit

     

    #5

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    TRULY NEVER FAR FROM THE QUEEN - PILLARS OF ETERNITY: NEVER FAR FROM THE QUEEN #5

     

    Numerator Pictures enters the list with its sequel to Y4's fantasy blockbuster, and one of this reporter's favorite CAYOM films, in Pillars of Eternity: Never Far from the Queen.

     

    Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones), who did The Hollow Vale, returned to direct the sequel, which stopped pulling any punches and put all of its characters - the returning ones and even more new ones - to work, in a thorough sequel that elevated the Pillars franchise to new heights. Released on November Y5, Never Far from the Queen grossed $327.6 million domestically and $923.3 million worldwide on a budget of $165 million.

     

    The film deservedly got 9 Academy Award nominations and won 1 award. A threequel, An Ancient Legacy, would come out in Y7.

     

    ($163.8 million DOM + $238.8 million OS) - $165 million budget = $237.1 million profit

     

    #4

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    IN BRIGHTEST DAY, IN BLACKEST NIGHT - GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS #4

     

    Another long ass title, but another major money maker. As we already mentioned, Endless Entertainment's new wave of superhero films became a hot sensation among CAYOM audiences, but none managed to hit quite the highs that this one, Green Lantern Corps: Rise of the Manhunters, did.

     

    Based on one of the most famous ensembles of characters by DC Comics, Green Lantern Corps reunited a stunning cast under the direction of F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job remake, Straight Outta Compton, Spark: Homeward) and made sure audiences got a huge festival of visuals, action and excitement. As such, maybe it gave them a little too much as critical reception was mixed, with critics feeling the film was overstuffed. It hit big with audiences, though, grossing, off its April Y5 release, $291 million domestically and $1.003 billion worldwide, the third biggest film of the year globally, on a $185 million budget.

     

    It received 3 Academy Awards nominations. A sequel, Green Lantern Corps: Home, would come out in Y7.

     

    ($145.5 million DOM + $285 million OS) - $165 million budget = $245.5 million profit

     

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    CAN I BE LOVED? YES - MEDUSA #3

     

    Endless Animation was two for two in Y5. Safe to say that it was their year. After the hopeful excitement of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, their most profitable film of Y5 however was a more classic type of animated film. We're talking, of course, about Medusa.

     

    Very much like Can You Imagine?, Medusa was lifted from a scrapped idea by Sony Pictures Animation. This interpretation, loosely based on the Ancient Greek myth of Medusa, was a comedy adventure musical directed by Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) and Meg LeFauve (screenwriter on Inside Out), and was set to be Endless Animation's most unique feature to date. Releasing on the 4-day Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day Weekend Y5, Medusa was critically solid and grossed $275.8 million domestically and $977.4 million worldwide, on a budget of $160 million.

     

    It received 2 Academy Award nominations.

     

    ($137.9 million DOM + $280.6 million OS) - $160 million budget = $258.5 million budget

     

    #2

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    STILL BREEZE AT THE BOX OFFICE - THE SCAVENGER WARS PART II #2

     

    The anticipated sequel to Cookie Pictures' monster hit of Y3 came and, unsurprisingly, made a mark at the box office, despite some circumstances playing against it. #2 in this list is none other than The Scavenger Wars Part II.

     

    The original Scavenger Wars profited over $200 million despite a super high budget, so, of course, expectations were high for the sequel. Part II, to its disadvantage, had an even higher budget and, most importantly, followed in The Odyssey: Homecoming's footsteps and went with a full-on R-rating to tell its story. The end result was more than successful. Critical reception was still smash successful, with some arguing as an improvement over the first movie. It opened in December Y5 with the Duffer brothers (Stranger Things, Spark Rising) returning after the first movie. It grossed $472.2 million domestically and $1.308 billion worldwide, the highest grossing film of the year on both fronts, but it did so on a budget of $240 million. Still a smash nonetheless.

     

    It received an incredible 18 Academy Award nominations, tied with The Scavenger Wars for third most, and 4 wins. A threequel, The Scavenger Wars Part III, would be released in Y7.

     

    ($236.1 million DOM + $334.6 million OS) - $240 million budget = $330.7 million profit

     

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    LOVE TRULY WINS, AND SO DOES MONEY - TWO LONELY BOUNTY HUNTERS #1

     

    Wow, what a year for animation. Almost half of the list was animation! And surprisingly, the biggest film of the year (and biggest animation of the year) wasn't an Endless Animation joint, but in actuality, it was by Hourglass Pictures. In a huge comeback story, Two Lonely Bounty Hunters was the year's most profitable film.

     

    What do I mean by comeback story? Well, Y2's Bounty Hamster, despite really strong critical reception, only profited just a little over $110 million. This time around, things were different. The franchise, based on the David Max Freedman and Alex Gilbey 2003 British cartoon Bounty Hamster, took a step forward with this rom-com sequel, which received strong critical acclaim off its May Y5 release. Two Lonely Bounty Hunters absolutely crushed the first movie's box office, grossing $450.9 million domestically and $1.230 billion worldwide, second biggest of the year on both fronts, but it did so on a $160 million budget, allowing it to surpass The Scavenger Wars Part II.

     

    It received 4 Academy Award nominations and won 2 awards. A threequel and a Christmas spin-off were both planned at Hourglass, but eventually cancelled. Cookie Pictures acquired the rights to the series and has a third film in its studio plans.

     

    ($225.5 million DOM + $312 million OS) - $160 million budget = $377.5 million profit

     

    Other notable films in Y5 include Numerator Pictures' Sylvarius ($131.9 million profit), Blankments Productions' Olive the Other Reindeer ($128.7 million), Hourglass Pictures' The Epsilon Syndicate: Union of Thieves ($108.9 million), Blankments' The Last Six ($106.6 million) and TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' Steel Streaks ($105.9 million).

     

    Here's every Y5 movie, ranked by profit:

     

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    1. Two Lonely Bounty Hunters -> (225.5m DOM + 312m OS) - 160m budget = 377.5m profit
    2. The Scavenger Wars Part II -> (236.1m DOM + 334.6m OS) - 240m budget = 330.7m profit
    3. Medusa -> (137.9m DOM + 280.6m OS) - 160m budget = 258.5m profit
    4. Green Lantern Corps: Rise of the Manhunters -> (145.5m DOM + 285m OS) - 185m budget = 245.5m profit
    5. Pillars of Eternity: Never Far from the Queen -> (163.8m DOM + 238.3m OS) - 165m budget = 237.1m profit
    6. American Dragon: Flash Point -> (134.1m DOM + 239.9m OS) - 150m budget = 224m profit
    7. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl -> (154.2m DOM + 178.5m OS) - 115m budget = 217.7m profit
    8. Splatoon -> (103.2m DOM + 182.7m OS) - 85m budget = 200.9m profit
    9. One Punch Man -> (169.6m DOM + 215.7m OS) - 200m budget = 185.3m profit
    10. He-Man III: The Horror of Hordak -> (97.1m DOM + 202.5m OS) - 140m budget = 159.6m profit
    11. Sylvarius -> (129.5m DOM + 132.4m OS) - 130m budget = 131.9m profit
    12. Olive the Other Reindeer -> (114.4m DOM + 114.3m OS) - 100m budget = 128.7m profit
    13. The Epsilon Syndicate: Union of Thieves -> (88.3m DOM + 125.6m OS) - 105m budget = 108.9m profit
    14. The Last Six -> (76m DOM + 205.6m OS) - 175m budget = 106.6m profit
    15. Steel Streaks -> (67.3m DOM + 118.6m OS) - 80m budget = 105.9m profit
    16. Psyren -> (59.1m DOM + 88.1m OS) - 60m budget = 87.2m profit
    17. A Woman in the Crowd -> (68.3m DOM + 46.9m OS) - 30m budget = 85.2m profit
    18. Call of Duty: Of Their Own Accord -> (80.3m DOM + 178.6m OS) - 175m budget = 83.9m profit
    19. Perfect Match -> (69.8m DOM + 75.8m OS) - 70m budget = 75.6m profit
    20. Scooby-Doo: Apocalypse -> (104.6m DOM + 117.7m OS) - 150m budget = 72.3m profit
    21. ByteRealm -> (55.6m DOM + 115m OS) - 105m budget = 65.6m profit
    22. Static Shock -> (105.1m DOM + 94.8m OS) - 135m budget = 64.9m profit
    23. 24 Hours -> (66.5m DOM + 35.2m OS) - 40m budget = 61.7m profit
    24. On the Record -> (50.2m DOM + 42.8m OS) - 35m budget = 58m profit
    25. Skyjumper -> (35.7m DOM + 55.9m OS) - 35m budget = 56.6m profit
    26. Sabrina -> (28.8m DOM + 36.6m OS) - 10m budget = 55.4m profit
    27. Train 38 -> (25.7m DOM + 72.2m OS) - 45m budget = 52.9m profit
    28. The Three-Month Funeral -> (62.9m DOM + 39.7m OS) - 50m budget = 52.6m profit
    29. Yin -> (46.4m DOM + 48.2m OS) - 48m budget = 46.6m profit
    30. The Rich and Famous -> (47.5m DOM + 22.9m OS) - 25m budget = 45.4m profit
    31. The Drowsy Chaperone -> (56m DOM + 88.2m OS) - 100m budget = 44.2m profit
    32. Portal -> (35.9m DOM + 33.1m OS) - 25m budget = 44m profit
    33. Conventional Wisdom -> (34.9m DOM + 38.9m OS) - 30m budget = 43.8m profit
    34. Crusader -> (41.1m DOM + 61.1m OS) - 65m budget = 37.2m profit
    35. Out of My Mind -> (23.8m DOM + 16.6m OS) - 5m budget = 35.4m profit
    36. Gold Diggers -> (33.8m DOM + 25.4m OS) - 25m budget = 34.2m profit
    37. Best Friends -> (33.7m DOM + 15m OS) - 15m budget = 33.7m profit
    38. Hostel: Bloodline -> (22.2m DOM + 15m OS) - 8m budget = 29.2m profit
    39. Life of Galileo -> (48.4m DOM + 60.7m DOM) - 80m budget = 29.1m profit
    40. Of Pagans and Paupers -> (19.7m DOM + 13.1m OS) - 7.5m budget = 25.3m profit
    41. Forever Yours -> (23.3m DOM + 15.8m OS) - 15m budget = 24.1m profit
    42. Artifacts: Zephyr's Chest -> (65.6m DOM + 93.3m OS) - 135m budget = 23.9m profit
    43. Deeper -> (27.3m DOM + 35.2m OS) - 40m budget = 22.5m profit
    44. This is Not a Game -> (31.5m DOM + 20.1m OS) - 30m budget = 21.6m profit
    45. O, Maestro! -> (24.4m DOM + 21.2m OS) - 25m budget = 20.6m profit
    46. Texans Hate Zombies -> (27.6m DOM + 11.8m OS) - 20m budget = 19.4m profit
    47. The Mona Lisa -> (13.3m DOM + 18m OS) - 15m budget = 16.3m profit
    48. An Odd Road Trip -> (39.9m DOM + 46m OS) - 70m budget = 15.9m profit
    49. Broadway Selects: Hello, Dolly! -> (13.7m DOM + 2.3m OS) - 0.5m budget = 15.5m profit
    50. Homebound -> (27.8m DOM + 2.1m OS) - 15m budget = 14.9m profit
    51. Calendars -> (12.5m DOM + 2.3m OS) - 0.1m budget = 14.7m profit
    52. The Trick-or-Treater -> (14.8m DOM + 4.6m OS) - 7.5m budget = 11.9m profit
    53. Broadway Selects: School of Rock -> (10.4m DOM + 1.5m OS) - 0.5m budget = 11.4m profit
    54. Headline -> (19.6m DOM + 6.7m OS) - 15m budget = 11.3m profit
    55. One Last Time -> (11.2m DOM + 6.8m OS) - 7m budget = 11m profit
    56. Veggies in the Rain: A VeggieTales Movie -> (32.9m DOM + 3.3m OS) - 28m budget = 8.2m profit
    57. The Winter Star -> (29.4m DOM + 8m OS) - 30m budget = 7.4m profit
    58. Dolphins -> (9.1m DOM + 1.4m OS) - 5m budget = 5.5m profit
    59. Birds -> (8m DOM + 1.9m OS) - 5m budget = 4.9m profit
    60. HELP! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up! The Movie -> (3.6m DOM + 1.2m OS) - 0.3m budget = 4.5m profit
    61. Next Vegas -> (16.9m DOM + 17.6m OS) - 30m budget = 4.5m profit
    62. Wii Sports -> (11.2m DOM + 2.8m OS) - 10m budget = 4m profit
    63. Kaleidoscope -> (9.5m DOM + 2.4m OS) - 10m budget = 1.9m profit
    64. The Study -> (6.5m DOM + 1.4m OS) - 6m budget = 1.9m profit
    65. Up the Butt -> (3.4m DOM + 0.4m OS) - 6m budget = 2.2m loss
    66. Peak -> (16.1m DOM + 6.5m OS) - 25m budget = 2.4m loss
    67. Psychonauts -> (33.3m DOM + 18.9m OS) - 55m budget = 2.8m loss
    68. Bambi: A Life in the Woods -> (62.6m DOM + 112.6m OS) - 185m budget = 9.8m loss
    69. Lieutenant Lynx in the Third Dimension -> (12.6m DOM + 5.6m OS) - 30m budget = 11.8m loss
    70. The Poet -> (9.7m DOM + 4.4m OS) - 28m budget = 13.9m loss
    71. Miserable Fans -> (19.4m DOM + 4.4m OS) - 45m budget = 21.2m loss
    72. The Picture of Dorian Grey -> (12m DOM + 11.8m OS) - 55m budget = 31.2m loss
    73. In the Valley -> (45m DOM + 43.3m OS) - 160m budget = 71.7m loss
    74. Fantasia: The Next Dimension -> (31.2m DOM + 21.1m OS) - 125m budget = 72.7m loss
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      In Y5, Horizon released what is still to date their most successful movie... with the collaboration of Endless Animation, that is: Splatoon.

      Actually, Endless Entertainment was involved with the project, not Endless Animation. 

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      Y6 - A HARSHER YEAR THAN NORMAL

       

      With Y5 already more down to Earth than previous years (but still some massive hits, like Green Lantern Corps: Rise of the ManhuntersThe Scavenger Wars Part II and Two Lonely Bounty Hunters), things were perhaps expected to take a rise in Y6. Instead, however, Y6 turned out to be one of the slowest at the box office during the whole of 3.0. There was still space for some juggernauts hits, however - in particular, one massive, massive hit.

       

      Looking first at the bombs, nothing too absurd, but there were four movies that lost over $20 million: New Journey Pictures' Christian sci-fi The Neon Psalms ($21.7 million loss), Blankments Productions/EssGeeKay Studios'... whatever it is The App: The Jeremy Renner App: The Movie! ($22.7 million loss), Endless Entertainment's video game threequel God of War: Kingdom Come ($23.8 million loss) and, worst of all, New Journey Pictures' ill-fated anime adaptation The Ancient Magus' Bride and the King of Cats ($31.2 million loss). No comment on Hunt Productions' Rhino Riders, which had apparently no production budget listed.

       

      Now, let's look at the year's ten biggest hits, in terms of profit:

       

      #10

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      THE SHINY GENTLEMAN CRUSHED THE BOX OFFICE - BORRASCA #10

       

      Not exactly a huge blockbuster in terms of content, but rather a film that opened at the right time and managed to sweep away thanks to fantastic word-of-mouth, #10 on this list is none other than Lager Pictures' Borrasca.

       

      Based on C.J. Walker's internet novella of the same name, Borrasca was a young adult thriller that left audiences speechless at its twists and turns. Directed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don't Breathe), it opened in July Y6 and received massive critical support. And coating by its terrific word-of-mouth, it grossed $172.6 million domestically and $345.7 million worldwide on a budget of only $30 million.

       

      At the Academy Awards, it was nominated for an incredible 12 awards, including for Best Picture, and won 2 awards. A sequel based on the follow-up novella Borrasca V has been put on the table, but far from greenlit.

       

      ($86.3 million DOM + $69.2 million OS) - $30 million budget = $125.5 million profit

       

      #9

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      VROOM, VROOM - OFF-ROAD #9

       

      Perhaps one of Y6's most peculiar hits was this pic from Endless Entertainment/Legendary Pictures. #9 on this list was a film that hit bigger overseas than it did domestically, but wherever it hit, it hit big: Off-Road.

       

      A rare instance of a major live-action original blockbuster to make one of these lists, Off-Road reunited an incredible ensemble cast, including names like Michael B. Jordan, Chris Hemsworth, Keanu Reeves and Dwayne Johnson, in a racing action extravaganza directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), who, thanks to his experience in Hobbs & Shaw, is already well versed in big car action, and he put that experience to use here. The film was released in November Y6 and got decent critical reception. It grossed $142 million domestically and a whopping $715.6 million worldwide, indicating massive overseas returns, on a $165 million budget.

       

      Unsurprisingly, it got no Academy Award nominations, but a sequel was in works until recently.

       

      ($71.1 million DOM + $229.4 million OS) - $165 million budget = $135.5 million profit

       

      #8

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      THE HERO OF THE BOX OFFICE JUNGLE - GREEN ARROW  #8

       

      Sticking with Endless Entertainment for the time being, #8 was one of their already well estabilished superhero/comic book adaptations, this time, one of a hero that has planted himself as one of television's biggest names. #8 is Green Arrow.

       

      Based on the DC Comics character of the same, Green Arrow is an origin story superhero film for said character, taking place mostly outside of the famous Star City, but rather in a jungle. Clearly, audiences didn't miss the cityscape much though, as the film, directed by Chad Stahelski (the John Wick trilogy), received positive critical warmth. Released on Memorial Day Weekend Y6, it grossed $160.3 million domestically and $515.8 million worldwide, on a budget of $80 million.

       

      It got one Academy Award nomination. A sequel, Green Arrow: The Ninth Circle, is set to release in Y8.

       

      ($80.1 million DOM + $142.2 million OS) - $80 million budget = $142.3 million profit

       

      #7

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      SKELETOR DOES IT AGAIN - HE-MAN IV: THE SONS OF THE SERPENT #7

       

      Taking up lucky #7 is the fourth and final entry in one of TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' golden egg franchises - if not their ultimate golden egg franchise - and that is He-Man IV: The Sons of the Serpent.

       

      This whole franchise was based on the Mattel toyline Masters of the Universe, and the subsequent 80's cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and it did pretty well for itself. Directed once again by Robert Stromberg (Maleficent), who had already been at the helm of He-Man III: The Horror of Hordak, this fourth entry was received as, well, another He-Man movie: perhaps more interested in being a Skeletor fetch quest than a film about its titular character, but fun nonetheless. Against all odds, however, The Sons of the Serpent really did live up to its finale hype at the box office. It was released on Independence Day Weekend Y6 and grossed $195.2 million domestically and $802 million worldwide, on a budget of $160 million, making it the most profitable of the four He-Man films.

       

      It got no Academy Award nomination, but its success speaks for itself. A fifth film was actually in the works, but, as all other TriCrescent projects, cancelled.

       

      ($97.6 million DOM + $242.7 million OS) - $160 million budget = $180.3 million profit

       

      #6

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      THE NORMANDY RISES - MASS EFFECT: ASCENSION #6

       

      After unfairly missing the list in Y4, the Mass Effect franchise finally takes its due spot in one of these top 10's. #6 on the list might possibly be CAYOM 3.0's greatest blockbuster ever, in the eyes of this Deadline reporter right here: Numerator Pictures' Mass Effect: Ascension.

       

      For those unaware, Mass Effect is a video game franchise created by BioWare, first released as a homonimous game in 2007 and later expanded to a trilogy, a spin-off and now the promise of more to come. Y4's Mass Effect was a somewhat loose adaptation of the games, in that it wasn't directly adapting the plot of any game, but rather what had come before the games started. Mass Effect: Ascension, directed by Jack Bender (a director on Lost, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones), continued that tradition by still setting itself before the games actually started - and it seems like the trick worked, because the film got great reception by critics all the same. It was released in May Y6 and grossed $300.6 million domestically and $837.7 million worldwide, on a budget of $175 million. Maybe not quite the cosmic profits of a Spark or The Scavenger Wars film, but huge nonetheless.

       

      It did get 9 Academy Award nominations, however, a stunning number. A threequel, Mass Effect: Retribution, is set to come out in Y8.

       

      ($150.3 million DOM + $214.8 million OS) - $175 million budget = $190.1 million profit

       

      #5

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      HOME, TOWARDS THE BOX OFFICE SUCCESS - POKÉMON: THE CINNABAR CONSPIRACY #5

       

      Speaking of Numerator Pictures' highly successful video game adaptations, #5 on this list is the third entry in the Kanto trilogy of Pokémon adaptations, titled Pokémon: The Cinnabar Conspiracy.

       

      The first Pokémon trilogy by Numerator was all based on Nintendo/HAL Laboratory's video game series and subsequent anime adaptation, and when it comes to The Cinnabar Conspiracy, it was also partly inspired by 1999's Pokémon: The First Movie. Shawn Levy (Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum) returned to direct after doing the first two, and The Cinnabar Conspiracy got the best reception out of the three films, for the most part at least. It was released on Presidents' Day Weekend Y6 and grossed $285.1 million domestically and $885.7 million worldwide, on a budget of $175 million.

       

      No Academy Award nominations were awarded to it, but the franchise is still alive, as a sequel/spin-off, The Case of the Orange Outrage, is set for a Y8 release.

       

      ($142.6 million DOM + $240.2 million OS) - $175 million budget = $207.8 million profit

       

      #4

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      RIDING TOWARDS THE PRESERVATION OF THE BOX OFFICE - THE MOST WANTED MAN IN GREAT BRITAIN #4

       

      One more turn-around by Numerator Pictures, and surprisingly their most profitable, was the awards hopeful that they released - and it definitely managed award support as well. #4 on this list is The Most Wanted Man in Great Britain.

       

      A loose biopic on the life of Charles II of England as he was on the run from the English Parliament after the execution of his father, The Most Wanted Man in Great Britain was directed by Thomas Vintenberg (Far from the Madding Crowd, Another Round), and starred an incredible cast, with Tom Holland and Florence Pugh in the lead roles. It fit right in line with other Numerator historical dramas, particularly And the Band Played On and Fortnight, with its immediate critical acclaim and awards buzz. It also went on to be a box office juggernaut, grossing, off its December Y6 release, $255.3 million domestically and $700 million worldwide, on a budget of $75 million.

       

      It garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture, and won 3 awards.

       

      ($127.7 million DOM + $177.9 million OS) - $75 million budget = $230.9 million profit

       

      #3

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      LETS'A GO! - SUPER MARIO BROS. #3

       

      Of course the year couldn't go on without an Endless Entertainment/Endless Animation joint. Of the two of that we got in Y6, this one was the least successful - and yet, it ends at #3 on this list. We talk, of course, about Super Mario Bros..

       

      To those who have been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, Super Mario Bros. is an iconic video game franchise created by Nintendo in the 80's, which has spawned endless amounts of cross-media entertainment, especially in the games department where the titles of this series are some of the highest-selling of all time. It's not the first time that we actually get a Super Mario Bros. film - we got a live-action attempt at it in 1993, and... let's say it didn't go too well. Pressure was on, then, for Endless Animation to come up with a version that proudly brought to life the best Italian plumbers in the world. Directed by Mark Dindal (Cats Don't Dance, The Emperor's New Groove, The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck, The Number One Dime), Super Mario Bros. was released in April Y6 to critical success. Box office-wise, it was also a big hit, grossing $315 million domestically and $1.005 billion worldwide, third biggest film of the year on both fronts, on a $100 million budget.

       

      It got 4 Academy Award nominations. Plans for continuations are unclear, apart from mentions of a Luigi's Mansion spin-off in Endless' studio plans - though there were recent plans for a Super Mario Galaxy sequel.

       

      ($157.3 million DOM + $276.3 million OS) - $100 million budget = $333.8 million profit

       

      #2

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      INVENTING BOX OFFICE SUCCESS - GATEWAYS #2

       

      Endless Animation has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with, to say the least, but nobody was quite prepared for just how massive of a behemoth this was going to be. #2 in this list is none other than one of CAYOM's biggest animated films, Gateways.

       

      Endless Animation's first major project not based on either a pre-existing property or an idea that had been estabilished at another studio, Gateways was directed by the legendary Pete Docter (Monsters Inc., Up, Inside Out, Soul, To the Moon), and promised audiences to be a tribute to the animation artform unlike anything they had ever experienced (perhaps only Can You Imagine? could compare). Released in December Y6 - in actually the same weekend as The Most Wanted Man in Great Britain - to massive critical acclaim, Gateways grossed an incredible $560.1 million domestically and $1.402 billion worldwide, second biggest film of the year on both fronts, on a $190 million budget. It is only second to The Number One Dime as CAYOM's biggest animation ever.

       

      It received 8 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture, and won 4 awards. A sequel, Gateways 2.0., was just greenlit by Endless for Y10.

       

      ($280.1 million DOM + $336.8 million OS) - $190 million budget = $426.9 million profit

       

      #1

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      THE HERO'S JOURNEY CONCLUDED - SPARK: A HERO'S PROMISE #1

       

      You knew it. Of course you knew what #1 was going to be. There was never any doubt - okay, maybe you had some doubt if it was going to be either Gateways or this, but yeah, let me tell you that Hourglass Pictures' Spark: A Hero's Promise had no trouble winning this whatsoever.

       

      The fourth film based on Hourglass' original franchise, launched by the Duffer brothers' Spark Rising in Y1 (but having its roots on previous iterations of the game), was sold to everyone as the grand conclusion to the franchise, and it built a hype machine unlike any other. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3), who had successfully navigated her way to making Beyond the Sky a big hit, A Hero's Promise launched in March Y6 to positive critical reception, despite some criticism regarding the overabundant structure of the film. That didn't seem to hurt it in the slightest, though, as it managed to not only break The Odyssey: Homecoming's record for biggest OW ever in 3.0, but it grossed $662.8 million domestically and $2.080 billion worldwide, record numbers for the game, overtaking Voltron: Rise of Lotor on both ends and also beating Odyssey: Homecoming's profit record as well.

       

      The film received an astounding 15 Academy Award nominations.

       

      ($331.4 million DOM + $566.9 million OS) - $325 million budget = $573.3 million profit

       

      The only other film in Y6 to break $100 million in profit was Hourglass Pictures' de Blob ($115 million profit), with Blankments Productions/Shining Star Animation's Duck Hunt coming close ($97.3 million).

       

      Here is every film in Y6, ranked by profit:

       

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      1. Spark: A Hero's Promise -> (331.4m DOM + 566.9m OS) - 325m budget = 573.3m profit
      2. Gateways -> (280.1m DOM + 336.8m OS) - 190m budget = 426.9m profit
      3. Super Mario Bros. -> (157.3m DOM + 276.3m OS) - 100m budget = 333.8m profit
      4. The Most Wanted Man in Great Britain -> (127.7m DOM + 177.9m OS) - 75m budget = 230.9m profit
      5. Pokémon: The Cinnabar Conspiracy -> (142.6m DOM + 240.2m OS) - 175m budget = 207.8m profit
      6. Mass Effect: Ascension -> (150.3m DOM + 214.8m OS) - 175m budget = 190.1m profit
      7. He-Man IV: The Sons of the Serpent -> (97.6m DOM + 242.7m OS) - 160m budget = 180.3m profit
      8. Green Arrow -> (80.2m DOM + 142.2m OS) - 80m budget = 142.3m profit
      9. Off-Road -> (71.1m DOM + 229.4m OS) - 165m budget = 135.5m profit
      10. Borrasca -> (86.3m DOM + 69.2m OS) - 30m budget = 125.5m profit
      11. de Blob -> (75m DOM + 140m OS) - 100m budget = 115m profit
      12. Duck Hunt -> (66.1m DOM + 111.2m OS) - 80m budget = 97.3m profit
      13. Bleach -> (61.4m DOM + 179.2m OS) - 158m budget = 82.6m profit
      14. Children of Eden -> (100m DOM + 130.8m OS) - 150m budget = 80.8m profit
      15. Walking With You -> (35m DOM + 93m OS) - 50m budget = 78m profit
      16. Plus One -> (75m DOM + 41.4m OS) - 40m budget = 76.4m profit
      17. Paradise Island -> (36.9m DOM + 50.9m OS) - 15m budget = 72.8m profit
      18. Voicemail -> (56.7m DOM + 42m OS) - 30m budget = 68.7m profit
      19. Shiverin' Gulch -> (75m DOM + 60.2m OS) - 75m budget = 60.2m profit
      20. The Last Policeman -> (42.9m DOM + 47.1m OS) - 35m budget = 55m profit
      21. Espionage Project -> (43.1m DOM + 137.6m OS) - 130m budget = 50.7m profit
      22. Fiesta Loca -> (40m DOM + 50m OS) - 42m budget = 48m profit
      23. Understand -> (15m DOM + 40.1m OS) - 9m budget = 46.1m profit
      24. The Horn -> (32.2m DOM + 53.4m OS) - 40m budget = 45.6m profit
      25. Thirsty -> (45.1m DOM + 12.7m OS) - 12.5m budget = 45.3m profit
      26. Thermal -> (55m DOM + 102m OS) - 115m budget = 42m profit
      27. Lumberjanes: Secret of the Eye -> (72.6m DOM + 47.5m OS) - 80m budget = 40.1m profit
      28. The Fairly OddParents -> (27.2m DOM + 36.3m OS) - 30m budget = 33.5m profit
      29. U.S.S. Seawolf -> (79.2m DOM + 59m OS) - 110m budget = 28.2m profit
      30. LucIId -> (39.9m DOM + 92.4m OS) - 105m budget = 27.3m profit
      31. Live2tream -> (14.6m DOM + 24.5m OS) - 12.5m budget = 26.6m profit
      32. Irreplaceable -> (18.1m DOM + 13.7m OS) - 7m budget = 24.8m profit
      33. Little Black Bugs -> (18.6m DOM + 17.3m OS) - 15m budget = 20.9m profit
      34. The Power of Love -> (58.2m DOM + 71.7m OS) - 110m budget = 19.9m profit
      35. Thawed -> (17.2m DOM + 12.6m OS) - 10m budget = 19.8m profit
      36. The Trapped Keeper -> (30.5m DOM + 7.9m OS) - 20m budget = 18.4m profit
      37. All-Nighter -> (18.1m DOM + 3.5m OS) - 5m budget = 16.6m profit
      38. The Thin, the Phat and the Felon -> (45m DOM + 20.2m OS) - 50m budget = 15.2m profit
      39. Jane and Tony -> (20m DOM + 9.8m OS) - 15m budget = 14.8m profit
      40. The Girlfriend Hoax -> (11.7m DOM + 2.4m OS) - 1m budget = 13.1m profit
      41. Thomas Was Alone -> (8.1m DOM + 9.7m OS) - 5m budget = 12.8m profit
      42. Bummer Camp -> (32.6m DOM + 14.2m OS) - 35m budget = 11.8m profit
      43. Jingle Hell -> (28.2m DOM + 8.5m OS) - 25m budget = 11.7m profit
      44. One Big Family -> (26m DOM + 0.5m OS) - 15m budget = 11.5m profit
      45. Day of the Tentacle -> (24.6m DOm + 16.8m OS) - 30m budget = 11.4m profit
      46. Broadway Selects: Network -> (10.8m DOM + 0.5m OS) - 0.5m budget = 10.8m profit
      47. 3:38AM -> (7.6m DOM + 5.2m OS) - 3m budget = 9.8m profit
      48. Schadenfreude -> (9.5m DOM + 4.8m OS) - 4.5m budget = 9.8m profit
      49. Broadway Selects: The Band's Visit -> (9.6m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 0.5m budget = 9.4m profit
      50. Hoops 2 -> (13.5m DOM + 5.9m OS) - 10m budget = 9.4m profit
      51. Guardians of the Internet -> (37.7m DOM + 44.7m OS) - 75m budget = 7.4m profit
      52. Chuck Norris and Liam Neeson vs. The Current Hollywood Landscape -> (25m DOM + 52.3m OS) - 70m budget = 7.3m profit
      53. Wolves -> (10.3m DOM + 1.6m OS) - 5m budget = 6.9m profit
      54. Home Invasion: Part II: Abduction -> (15.3m DOM + 20.2m OS) - 30m budget = 5.5m profit
      55. Pandas -> (8.6m DOM + 1.7m OS) - 5m budget = 5.3m profit
      56. Facepaint -> (15.4m DOM + 4.4m OS) - 15m budget = 4.8m profit
      57. Making Waves -> (11.6m DOM + 8m OS) - 15m budget = 4.6m profit
      58. XJ9: Rebirth -> (41.6m DOM + 133m OS) - 170m budget = 4.6m profit
      59. Yolanda Dreams of Yogurt -> (3.2m DOM + 0.7m OS) - 0.5m budget = 3.4m profit
      60. AJR: Neotheater -> (4.4m DOM + 0.1m OS) - 2m budget = 2.5m profit
      61. Hired Guns -> (50.3m DOM + 27m OS) - 75m budget = 2.3m profit
      62. The Con Gone Wrong -> (3.2m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 1.5m budget = 2m profit
      63. Turbulence -> (31.3m DOM + 59.3m OS) - 90m budget = 0.6m profit
      64. Baseball Boy: The Base Thief -> (28.6m DOM + 26.5m OS) - 55m budget = 0.1m profit
      65. All Kinds of Bull -> (11.3m DOM + 7.1m OS) - 20m budget = 1.6m loss
      66. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea -> (19.1m DOM + 5.2m OS) - 26m budget = 1.7m loss
      67. Down and Dirty -> (3.2m DOM + 0m OS) - 7m budget = 3.8m loss
      68. VR Troopers -> (19.8m DOM + 6.2m OS) - 30m budget = 4m loss
      69. Spring Awakening -> (22.6m DOM + 13.3m OS) - 40m budget = 4.1m loss
      70. Pikmin -> (25m DOM + 30.3m OS) - 60m budget = 4.7m loss
      71. Meme Thief -> (7.5m DOM + 1.7m OS) - 15m budget = 5.8m loss
      72. Teyonnah and the Renegades: A Righteous Sextet -> (10.1m DOM + 8m OS) - 25m budget = 6.9m loss
      73. The Pixies in the Back Yard -> (16.5m DOM + 10.9m OS) - 35m budget = 7.6m loss
      74. Brickleberry: Armogeddon -> (4m DOM + 0.8m OS) - 15m budget = 10.2m loss
      75. Tommy -> (36.3m DOM + 18.3m OS) - 65m budget = 10.4m loss
      76. The Feminist -> (5.2m DOM + 12.8m OS) - 30m budget = 12m loss
      77. The Blushing -> (10.4m DOM + 10.9m OS) - 35m budget = 13.7m loss
      78. Double Chronomance -> (29.2m DOM + 30.7m OS) - 75m budget = 15.1m loss
      79. Dog Models -> (15.8m DOM + 18.6m OS) - 50m budget = 15.6m loss
      80. The Academy -> (17.3m DOM + 25.7m OS) - 60m budget = 17m loss
      81. Rapsittie Street Kids: A Bunny's Tale -> (0.7m DOM + 0m OS) - 20m budget = 19.3m loss
      82. The Neon Psalms -> (18.5m DOM + 4.8m OS) - 45m budget = 21.7m loss
      83. The App: The Jeremy Renner App: The Movie! -> (14m DOM + 3.3m OS) - 40m budget = 22.7m loss
      84. God of War: Kingdom Come -> (50.9m DOM + 95.3m OS) - 170m budget = 23.8m loss
      85. The Ancient Magus Bride and the King of Cats -> (30m DOM + 53.8m OS) - 115m budget = 31.2m loss
      86. Rhino Riders -> N/A because N/A budget
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        Y7 - THE MOST RECENT YEAR

         

        For an abbreviated version of Most Valuable Blockbuster, Y7 was one of the most profitable years in the game so far and had a lot of huge hits.

         

        All the data can be found on this link:

        But the relevant stuff:

         

        #10

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        Numerator Pictures' THE LONG WAY HOME

         

        At #10, the only original live-action space opera of Y7, although not the only attempt at such genre by Numerator in the year.

         

        Directed by Steven Caple Jr. (known for doing Creed II irl), The Long Way Home was Numerator's attempt at recreating their Mass Effect magic in a less gritty, more colorful pack. It was released in August Y7 and managed to pull off some pretty amazing numbers for a franchise starter, outperforming the original Mass Effect and coming close to the sequel, as well as falling in line with other space opera starters like The Scavenger Wars and Spark Rising. It grossed $292.4 million domestically and $828.7 million worldwide on a budget of $165 million.

         

        Unfortunately for Numerator, the success wasn't quite followed up on critically. Don't get me wrong, the film got pretty good reviews, but far from fantastic, and some even underwhelming, with praise headed towards the cast and the action sequences, but criticisms thrown at its somewhat generic nature next to other films in the genre in CAYOM. At the Academy Awards, it got nominated for 2 awards.

         

        ($146.2 million DOM + $214.5 million OS) - $165 million budget = $195.7 million profit

         

         

        #9

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        Numerator Pictures' THE ENDS OF THE UNIVERSE

         

        And now, at #9, the other original space opera attempt from Numerator, but this time, animated rather than live action. Worked for Bounty Hamster and Starlight.

         

        Unlike those two properties, however, The Ends of the Universe wasn't sold as a 'kids flick' per say, but rather as an adult-aimer, with its PG-13 rating and promise of a more serious, violent tone. Similarly to what happened with To the Moon, though, audiences weren't scared by the rating, as Ends soared. The film was directed by Steve Ahn and Chris Palmer (two artists on Voltron: Legendary Defender) and it was released on Christmas Weekend Y7, and it far outperformed box office expectations, grossing $248.1 million domestically and $713 million worldwide on a budget of $100 million.

         

        It was also quite successful critically, with plenty of praise given towards its animation, voice cast composed of veteran voice actors and action. It got 4 Academy Award nominations.

         

        ($124.1 million DOM + $186 million OS) - $100 million budget = $210.1 million profit

         

         

        #8

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        Lager Pictures' ATTACK ON TITAN

         

        At #8 on this list was Lager Pictures' only release of Y7... but man, what a release that was.

         

        The studio has already gained a reputation for its limited in quantity but strong output, and even when it's not very good, it's at least interesting. That can certainly be the word to describe Attack on Titan, an ambitious movie that dared to translate the global phenomenon manga/anime of the same name to Hollywood/American audiences. Matt Reeves, responsible for The Odyssey trilogy (as well as works like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes irl), returned to Lager for this franchise starter, with his name plastered all over the marketing of the film. The combo of director and franchise paid off big, as Titan, released in July Y7, grossed $301.1 million domestically and a whopping $1.004 billion worldwide, on a budget of $205 million.

         

        Critically, it was received positively, but somewhat unstably, with individual outlets leaning anywhere between mixed-positive and very positive. While the incredible directing and breathtaking action sequences were much lauded, the film's actual storytelling, narrative structure and characters got criticism. Titan still scored big at the Academy Awards, with 8 nominations.

         

        ($150.5 million DOM + $281.2 million OS) - $205 million budget = $226.7 million profit

         

         

        #7

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        Blankments Productions/Shining Star Animation's BIRDWING

         

        At #7 - the lucky number - at last, a film from Blankments Productions finally makes the top 10. The studio has been a producer of spectacularly strong content (including numerous Best Picture contenders, and even a winner in the case of A Woman in the Crowd), but it was only in Y7 that they managed to reach the stratosphere in terms of box office success.

         

        At the center-stage of this was Birdwing, one of two Shining Star Animation releases for the year, along the sequel Sir Thymes Time 2 (which was the 11th most profitable film of the year). The Shining Star brand has been estabilished as one of Blankments' cornerstones, and Birdwing was the animation studio's big breakout. Directed by Nathan Greno (Tangled, My Peoples) and Byron Howard (Tangled, Zootopia), this animated musical caught the imaginations of filmgoers alike and made heaps of money off its Thanksgiving Weekend Y7 release. It grossed $306 million domestically and an incredible $1.145 billion worldwide, easily putting it amongst the highest grossing animated films ever in CAYOM, on a budget of $160 million.

         

        It was also a sprawling critical success, with mostly highly positive reviews across the board. Particular praise was thrown at its voice cast, animation, music and thematic strength, although some criticism at some of its writing was thrown as well. It received 3 Academy Award nominations.

         

        ($153 million DOM + $335.8 million OS) - $160 million budget = $328.8 million profit

         

         

        #6

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        New Journey Pictures' MEGALO BOX

         

        At #8, another first timer in a Most Valuable Blockbuster yearly top 10. New Journey Pictures, a studio that has awed moviegoers with their imaginative storytelling, make their debut in the list through Megalo Box.

         

        Unbeknownst to perhaps some people (myself included, before I saw the film), Megalo Box was an American adaptation of an anime that itself was a reimagining of a more than 50 year old manga. While anime adaptations have had a dodgy record so far in CAYOM critically, commercially they have proven to be viable. And Megalo Box was no exception, swinging a big uppercut right from the get go. Directed by JD Dillard (Sweetheart), it was released in October Y7 and broke records right away, snatching the highest opening weekend ever for an October release. It went on to gross $302.1 million domestically and an incredible $1.019 billion worldwide on a budget of $90 million, far outweighing expectations.

         

        It was also an absolute uppercut critically. The sci-fi boxing film was one of the best reviewed films of Y7 and easily the best received anime adaptation in CAYOM thus far, with extreme praise going to the performances (particularly Benicio del Toro's, who won an Oscar for this movie), the themes, the action sequences and the directing, with some criticism being held towards the editing and overall structural choices as well. Megalo Box received 10 Academy Award nominations overall.

         

        ($151,1 million DOM + $287 million OS) - $90 million budget = $348.1 million profit

         

         

        #5

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        Numerator Pictures' PILLARS OF ETERNITY: AN ANCIENT LEGACY

         

        Returning to Numerator, who had one of their best years in Y7, we hit #5, which happened to be Numerator's biggest blockbuster ever.

         

        The Pillars of Eternity franchise, based on an Obsidian video game of the same name, has firmly estabilished itself as the mainstay of CAYOM fantasy. Perhaps not necessarily to the same widespread success as something like Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings, but pretty epic stuff nonetheless. And with the third entry, Pillars of Eternity: An Ancient Legacy, expectations were set high. Box office-wise, the film didn't just meet them: it crushed them. Miguel Sapochnik (director on Game of Thrones and the previous two Pillars films) returned to direct, and the conclusion of this particular story arc of the series left off on a high note, with its release on March Y7 grossing $420.2 million domestically and $1.222 billion worldwide on a budget of $175 million.

         

        Critically, the film was also very successful, receiving pretty positive reviews across the board, with praise headed towards the technical composure, the writing, the action sequences, the editing and the thematic depth, while some criticism was given to the pacing and the narrative structure. An Ancient Legacy got 5 Academy Award nominations.

         

        ($210.1 million DOM + $320.6 million OS) - $175 million budget = $355.7 million profit

         

         

        #4

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        Endless Entertainment's GREEN LANTERN CORPS: HOME

         

        At #4, we have Endless Entertainment's first entry in the list, and the latest proof of why superhero films, even in CAYOM, really are, usually, a bulletproof form of success.

         

        Replacing F. Gary Gray in the director's chair for the Green Lantern Corps sequel, Green Lantern Corps: Home, was Christopher McQuarrie, most notably the director of Mission: Impossible, Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible, Fallout irl. McQuarrie's sensibilities for a darker, more composed action film, while certainly hard to pull off in a big sci-fi space opera extravaganza, were still fleshed out in this film, and audiences drove in spades to see it. Released in December Y7, Home grossed $470 million domestically and $1.435 billion worldwide on the hefty budget of $235 million, which was nowhere near enough to not make it a big hit for the studio nonetheless.

         

        Not only was it a big commercial hit, but, unlike Rise of the Manhunters, which had gotten mixed reception thanks to its overflooded structure, Home actually got strong reviews across the board, with many praising its already strong visual effects and action, but also the acting (on Joaquin Phoenix's part more-so), the themes and the far more cohesive structure, although some were very vocal about a few odd choices in terms of casting and writing, as well as its lack of subtlety regarding the way it approaches its center themes of racism and colonialism. It received 5 Academy Award nominations.

         

        ($235 million DOM + $386 million OS) - $235 million budget = $386 million profit

         

         

        #3

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        Cookie Pictures/Cookie Pictures Animation's HILDA AND THE MIDNIGHT GIANT

         

        At #3 on this list was one of two films by Cookie Pictures, in what was an absolute killer of a year for the juggernaut studio, and that film happened to be the return of one of the first big animation studios in CAYOM after a long absence post-the release of Y3's The Number One Dime.

         

        Cookie Pictures Animation, responsible for the Scrooge McDuck series, was finally back and ready to swing into action with this adaptation of Hilda, a graphic novel series then turned Netflix animated show that has enjoyed success over the years. This movie, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, adapts the first of the books, and it was directed by Jill Culton, known for her irl work on the likes of Open Season and Abominable. And Hilda was an absolute smash hit. Released in April Y7, it revelled on its massive four quadrant appeal - including to little girls - to a gross of $400.3 million domestically and $1.202 billion worldwide, one of the biggest for a non-sequel animated film, off a budget of $130 million.

         

        Hilda was also widely acclaimed, getting inumerous strong reviews, including some calling it the best movie of Y7. Praise was upheld towards its animation, thematic richness, voice acting and writing, while some criticism was given to its pacing and structuring. Hilda received 3 Academy Award nominations.

         

        ($200.2 million DOM + $320.6 million OS) - $130 million budget = $390.8 million profit

         

         

        #2

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        Endless Entertainment/Endless Animation's SHOULD YOU IMAGINE?

         

        At #2, not only Endless Entertainment's biggest film of Y7, but one of the biggest animated films in CAYOM history without a shadow of a doubt.

         

        Not many argued against Should You Imagine?, the sequel to the massively acclaimed and successful Can You Imagine?, being one of the hits of Y7 - the question was how big. And the answer? Very, very big. Genndy Tartakovsky, the man who brought to you the likes of Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the original Imagine?, returned to the director's chair, and his imagination boomed to huge numbers once again. Off its Independence Day Y7 release date, Should You Imagine? grossed $504.1 million domestically and $1.354 billion worldwide on a $165 million budget, numbers that put its profits above that of even Gateways.

         

        Unfortunately for Endless Animation, Should wasn't their most beloved output. The sequel got positive reviews, but definitely far below those of the original film. Outlets praised the film for its animation, some of its characters and some of its themes, but many also criticized it for its lesser writing and lack of, err, imagination, calling it out for having very similar plotpoints to other films before it, including a narrative that followed that of Can You Imagine?'s closely. It got no Academy Award nominations. Endless Animation would enjoy bigger critical success with their other Y7 release, Toons v Reality, and laugh their way to the bank nonetheless.

         

        ($252.1 million DOM + $340 million OS) - $165 million budget = $427.1 million profit

         

         

        #1

        Spoiler

         

        Cookie Pictures' THE SCAVENGER WARS PART III

         

        And finally, at #1, we have one of the most successful movies in CAYOM history.

         

        While the original film and Part II had already been massive hits, it was The Scavenger Wars Part III that promised that the franchise would finally reach the box office stratosphere of the likes of Spark. Directing this third entry would be Matt Shakman, the man behind Mass Effect and every episode of WandaVision, and Cookie Pictures made sure that everyone knew that this R-rated threequel would be the conclusion to the so-called Khouga trilogy. As we already discussed with Pillars, conclusions sell, and Part III sold big. Released in June Y7, The Scavenger Wars Part III grossed $600.3 million domestically and $1.681 billion worldwide, making it one of the highest grossing films of all time for the game, even despite its $250 million budget.

         

        Critically, it matched its juggernaut numbers. It received universal acclaim, with many calling it the best movie of the year. Much praise was given towards its acting, writing, directing, themes, unique structure, setpieces and visual effects, with only mild criticism being thrown at some revelations and the pacing in the first act/half of the film. It received 15 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture.

         

        ($300.2 million OS - $432.3 million OS) - $250 million budget = $482.5 million profit

         

         

        Other big movies were Blankments/Shining Star's Sir Thymes Time 2 ($168.1 million profit), Alpha Pictures' Fatal Attraction ($142.8 million), Numerator's Countdown City ($141.9 million), Horizon Entertainment/Tall Tales Animation's Starlight ($141.4 million), Blankments' Temple Run ($128.8 million), Blankments/EssGeeKay Studios' Scooby-Doo: Cult of the Creeper ($120.8 million), Hunt Productions' Dual Consequences ($119.6 million) and Numerator's Call of Duty: Eye of the Storm ($102 million).

         

        Biggest bombs of the year were Phoenix Fire Entertainment's The Turkey Squad ($31.2 million loss), good.movies studio's The Disappointment ($35.9 million loss) and New Journey Pictures' Wii Play ($66.9 million loss).

         

        Every Y7 movie, ranked by profit:

         

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        1. The Scavenger Wars Part III -> (300.2m DOM + 432.3m OS) - 250m budget = 482.5m profit
        2. Should You Imagine? -> (252.1m DOM + 340m OS) - 165m budget = 427.1m profit
        3. Hilda and the Midnight Giant -> (200.2m DOM + 320.6m OS) - 130m budget = 390.8m profit
        4. Green Lantern Corps: Home -> (235m DOM + 386m OS) - 235m budget = 386m profit
        5. Pillars of Eternity: An Ancient Legacy -> (210.1m DOM + 320.6m OS) - 175m budget = 355.7m profit
        6. Megalo Box -> (151.1m DOM + 287m OS) - 90m budget = 348.1m profit
        7. Birdwing -> (153m DOM + 335.8m OS) - 160m budget = 328.8m profit
        8. Attack on Titan -> (150.5m DOM + 281.2m OS) - 205m budget = 226.7m profit
        9. The Ends of the Universe -> (124.1m DOM + 186m OS) - 100m budget = 210.1m profit
        10. The Long Way Home -> (146.2m DOM + 214.5m OS) - 165m budget = 195.7m profit
        11. Sir Thymes Time 2 -> (122.2m DOM + 168.9m OS) - 120m budget = 168.1m profit
        12. Fatal Attraction -> (88m DOM + 104.8m OS) - 50m budget = 142.8m profit
        13. Countdown City -> (85m DOM + 101.9m OS) - 45m budget = 141.9m profit
        14. Starlight -> (97.6m DOM + 128.8m OS) - 85m budget = 141.4m profit
        15. Temple Run -> (92.6m DOM + 121.2m OS) - 85m budget = 128.8m profit
        16. Scooby-Doo: Cult of the Creeper -> (90.1m DOM + 140.7m OS) - 110m budget = 120.8m profit
        17. Dual Consequences -> (75.2m DOM + 144.4m OS) - 100m budget = 119.6m profit
        18. Call of Duty: Eye of the Storm -> (81.6m DOM + 180.4m OS) - 160m budget = 102m profit
        19. Dawn of the Last Six -> (80.5m DOM + 216.4m OS) - 200m budget = 96.9m profit
        20. Toons v Reality -> (103.5m DOM + 94.1m OS) - 105m budget = 92.6m profit
        21. Banjo-Kazooie -> (77.1m DOM + 99.6m OS) - 85m budget = 91.7m profit
        22. Dear Evan Hansen -> (100.1m DOM + 40.8m OS) - 50m budget = 90.9m profit
        23. Looping -> (94.4m DOM + 19.1m OS) - 23.5m budget = 90m profit
        24. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater -> (64.4m DOM + 46.4m OS) - 25m budget = 85.8m profit
        25. Yang -> (80m DOM + 68m OS) - 75m budget = 73m profit
        26. Ms. Blakk 4 President -> (47.4m DOM + 24.1m OS) - 7.5m budget = 64m profit
        27. Plastic-Man -> (87.4m DOM + 110.2m OS) - 135m budget = 62.6m profit
        28. Lena and the Featherweights -> (43.9m DOM + 86.1m OS) - 75m budget = 55m profit
        29. Notorious -> (62.2m DOM + 52.5m OS) - 60m budget = 54.7m profit
        30. Cruis'n USA -> (50.2m DOM + 61.9m OS) - 60m budget = 52.1m profit
        31. Conventionally Wiser -> (33.4m DOM + 39.3m OS) - 25m budget = 47.7m profit
        32. Vengeance -> (32.3m DOM + 49.4m OS) - 35m budget = 46.7m profit
        33. Monster Bug Wars -> (45.2m DOM + 78.3m OS) - 80m budget = 43.5m profit
        34. In the Doghouse -> (52.1m DOM + 37.5m OS) - 50m budget = 39.6m profit
        35. Loving a Shadow -> (35.3m DOM + 17m OS) - 15m budget = 37.3m profit
        36. Until Dawn -> (43.1m DOM + 42m OS) - 50m budget = 35.1m profit
        37. The First Month -> (33.1m DOM + 30.8m OS) - 30m budget = 33.9m profit
        38. Beyblade: The War Unleashed: Let it Rip! -> (50.1m DOM + 83.1m OS) - 100m budget = 33.2m profit
        39. Laika -> (27m DOM + 18.4m OS - 15m budget = 30.4m profit
        40. Roman Fever -> (32.2m DOM + 6.7m OS) - 10m budget = 28.9m profit
        41. Making Waves 2: The Wipeout -> (30m DOM + 13.2m OS) - 18m budget = 25.2m profit
        42. Carver -> (32.6m DOM + 6m OS) - 15m budget = 23.6m profit
        43. Snow Leopards -> (15.4m DOM + 12.3m OS) - 5m budget = 22.7m profit
        44. The Gift of Life -> (22.1m DOM + 4.4m OS) - 4.5m budget = 22m profit
        45. The Final Cut -> (21.5m DOM + 6.4m OS) - 7m budget = 20.9m profit
        46. Father II: The Resurrection -> (18m DOM + 17.6m OS) - 15m budget = 20.6m profit
        47. Adam & Cindy -> (16.1m DOM + 7.2m OS) - 7m budget = 16.3m profit
        48. Snakes -> (9.1m DOM + 11.2m OS) - 5m budget = 15.3m profit
        49. Tongues -> (15.1m DOM + 7.2m OS) - 7.8m budget = 14.5m profit
        50. Hearts of Fire -> (20.8m DOM + 27.8m OS) - 35m budget = 13.6m profit
        51. Father Knows Worst -> (32.m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 20m budget = 12.9m profit
        52. Hypercompetency -> (65.1m DOM + 132.8m OS) - 185m budget = 12.9m profit
        53. Broadway Selects: Beetlejuice -> (12.2m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 0.5m budget = 12m profit
        54. The Last Fifer: Portrait of a Clarinetist -> (8.7m DOM + 1.1m OS) - 0.6m budget = 9.2m profit
        55. The Layover -> (30.1m DOM + 8.8m OS) - 30m budget = 8.9m profit
        56. Outside the Law -> (30.9m DOM + 16.9m OS) - 40m budget = 7.8m profit
        57. The Exchange -> (27.6m DOM + 4.7m OS) - 25m budget = 7.3m profit
        58. Fish Fry -> (16.8m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 10m budget = 7.1m profit
        59. Broadway Selects: Burn This -> (7.4m DOM + 0.1m OS) - 0.5m budget = 7m profit
        60. The Scavenger Wars Part II: Director's Cut -> (9.1m DOM + 1.9m OS) - 5m budget = 6m profit
        61. The Perfect Life -> (27.1m DOM + 13.6m OS) - 35m budget = 5.7m profit
        62. Finders Keepers -> (8m DOM + 5.9m OS) - 10m budget = 3.9m profit
        63. Hoops 3 -> (19.5m DOM + 2.4m OS) - 18m budget = 3.9m profit
        64. Vixen and the Flaming Feather -> (12.6m DOM + 2.7m OS) - 13.5m budget = 2.7m profit
        65. Adult Swim Bomb Scare Non-Fiction Documentary for Theaters -> (2.5m DOM + 0.2m OS) - 1m budget = 1.7m profit
        66. Flying High -> (7.5m DOM + 0.8m OS) - 7m budget = 1.3m profit
        67. Dazzling -> (6.7m DOM + 1.3m OS) - 7m budget = 1m profit
        68. 3:32 AM -> (2.9m DOM + 2.6m OS) - 5m budget = 0.5m profit
        69. Higher Ground -> (21.5m DOM + 27.6m OS) - 50m budget = 0.9m loss
        70. I'll Always Be There -> (21.5m DOM + 7.6m OS) - 30m budget = 0.9m loss
        71. Out on the Lake -> (10.6m DOM + 3.2m OS) - 15m budget = 1.2m loss
        72. Red Flavour -> (5.1m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 7m budget = 1.6m loss
        73. The Written Word -> (16.7m DOM + 3.1m OS) - 25m budget = 5.2m loss
        74. Love After Loving -> (8.7m DOM + 4.5m OS) - 20m budget = 6.8m loss
        75. Columbine -> (9.1m DOM + 2.7m OS) - 20m budget = 8.2m loss
        76. Looney Tunes: The Classics Remastered -> (8.6m DOM + 0.8m OS) - 20m budget = 10.6m loss
        77. American Barbeque -> (5.1m DOM + 2.7m OS) - 20m budget = 12.2m loss
        78. Scout's Honor -> (7.2m DOM + 1.8m OS) - 25m budget = 16m loss
        79. Whoopsie-Daisy -> (9.6m DOM + 3.4m OS) - 30m budget = 17m loss
        80. Tower of Babylon -> (95.3m DOM + 185.8m OS) - 300m budget = 18.9m loss
        81. The Turkey Squad -> (10m DOM + 8.8m OS) - 50m budget = 31.2m loss
        82. The Disappointment -> (7.6m DOM + 1.5m OS) - 45m budget = 35.9m loss
        83. Wii Play -> (16.4m DOM + 16.7m OS) - 100m budget = 66.9m loss

         

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        And now...

         

        THE TOP 100 CAYOM MOVIES RANKED BY PROFIT:

         

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        1. Spark: A Hero's Promise, Y6 - 573.3m profit
        2. The Odyssey: Homecoming, Y4 - 549.7m profit
        3. Voltron: Rise of Lotor, Y2 - 486m profit
        4. The Scavenger Wars Part III, Y7 - 482.5m profit
        5. Spark: Beyond the Sky, Y4 - 477.2m profit
        6. The Number One Dime, Y3 - 467.8m profit
        7. The Odyssey: The Counsel of the Dead, Y3 - 445.5m profit
        8. Should You Imagine?, Y7 - 427.1m profit
        9. Gateways, Y6 - 426.9m profit
        10. Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Y7 - 390.8m profit
        11. Green Lantern Corps: Home, Y7 - 386m profit
        12. Two Lonely Bounty Hunters, Y5 - 377.5m profit
        13. Pillars of Eternity: An Ancient Legacy, Y7 - 355.7m profit
        14. Spark: Homeward, Y3 - 351.8m profit
        15. Megalo Box, Y7 - 348.1m profit
        16. Super Mario Bros., Y6 - 333.8m profit
        17. The Scavenger Wars Part II, Y5 - 330.7m profit
        18. Birdwing, Y7 - 328.8m profit
        19. Can You Imagine?, Y4 - 324.3m profit
        20. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive, Y3 - 317.1m profit
        21. The Prince of Egypt, Y3 - 310.8m profit
        22. War of the Gods, Y2 - 302.1m profit
        23. The Odyssey: The Spoils of War, Y2 - 287.4m profit
        24. Kingdom of the Sun, Y4 - 280.2m profit
        25. The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck, Y1 - 266.7m profit
        26. Medusa, Y5 - 258.5m profit
        27. Lilo & Stitch, Y3 - 258.2m profit
        28. Green Lantern Corps: Rise of the Manhunters, Y5 - 245.5m profit
        29. Pillars of Eternity: Never Far from the Queen, Y5 - 237.1m profit
        30. The Most Wanted Man in Great Britain, Y6 - 230.9m profit
        31. Attack on Titan, Y7 - 226.7m profit
        32. Voltron: Defenders of the Universe, Y1 - 224.1m profit
        33. American Dragon: Flash Point, Y5 - 224m profit
        34. Spark Rising, Y1 - 220.1m profit
        35. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Y5 - 217.7m profit
        36. The Towering Inferno, Y2 - 216.5m profit
        37. The Scavenger Wars, Y3 - 212.5m profit
        38. Pokémon: The Journey Begins, Y2 - 210.9m profit
        39. The Ends of the Universe, Y7 - 210.1m profit
        40. Pokémon: The Cinnabar Conspiracy, Y6 - 207.8m profit
        41. Blue and Gold, Y4 - 206.6m profit
        42. Jaws: The Return, Y4 - 204.8m profit
        43. Cataclysmic, Y3 - 204.6m profit
        44. Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets, Y4 - 203.6m profit
        45. Splatoon, Y5 - 200.9m profit
        46. The Road to El Dorado, Y2 - 199.1m profit
        47. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Y1 - 197.2m profit
        48. The Long Way Home, Y7 - 195.7m profit
        49. Pillars of Eternity: The Hollow Vale, Y4 - 190.4m profit
        50. Mass Effect: Ascension, Y6 - 190.1m profit
        51. One Punch Man, Y5 - 185.3m profit
        52. The Human Revolution, Y2 - 184m profit
        53. He-Man IV: The Sons of the Serpent, Y6 - 180.3m profit
        54. American Dragon: Darkness Rising, Y4 - 175.1m profit
        55. Silent Hill: Restless Dreams, Y4 - 174m profit
        56. Amulet, Y1 - 170.5m profit
        57. Sir Thymes Time 2, Y7 - 168.1m profit
        58. Rabbids: The Big Adventure, Y1 - 168m profit
        59. Treasure Planet, Y2 - 167.6m profit
        60. Bartimaeus and the Amulet of Samarkand, Y3 - 160.9m profit
        61. He-Man III: The Horror of Hordak, Y5 - 159.6m profit
        62. Fortnight, Y4 - 157.4m profit
        63. Silent Hill: Innocence Lost, Y3 - 153.6m profit
        64. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Y3 - 152.6m profit
        65. The Chrysalids, Y3 - 147.1m profit
        66. Torrential, Y2 - 146.1m profit
        67. Lucid, Y4 - 144.6m profit
        68. Fatal Attraction, Y7 - 142.8m profit
        69. Green Arrow, Y6 - 142.3m profit
        70. Countdown City, Y7 - 141.9m profit
        71. Amulet II: The Last Council, Y4 - 141.7m profit
        72. Starlight, Y7 - 141.4m profit
        73. Spyro: Dragonheart, Y2 - 140.1m profit
        74. He-Man II: The Revenge of Skeletor, Y3 - 139.1m profit
        75. Sitting Ducks, Y2 - 134.1m profit
        76. Sylvarius, Y5 - 131.9m profit
        77. Temple Run, Y7 - 128.8m profit
        78. Olive the Other Reindeer, Y5 - 128.7m profit
        79. Ultraman, Y2 - 128.5m profit
        80. Earth Defense Force, Y3 - 128m profit
        81. My Peoples, Y3 - 127.6m profit
        82. Kim Possible, Y3 - 126.8m profit
        83. Borrasca, Y6 - 125.5m profit
        84. Crysis, Y4 - 124.2m profit
        85. Lord of the Flies, Y2 - 121.9m profit
        86. Bounty Hamster, Y2 - 121m profit
        87. Scooby-Doo: Cult of the Creeper, Y7 - 120.8m profit
        88. Wolves of the Deep, Y3 - 120.4m profit
        89. Dual Consequences, Y7 - 119.6m profit
        90. Sir Thymes Time, Y4 - 118.6m profit
        91. Our City, Y2 - 118.3m profit
        92. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Y1 - 117.9m profit
        93. He-Man, Y1 - 117.3m profit
        94. White Hurricane, Y1 - 115.4m profit
        95. de Blob, Y6 - 115m profit
        96. Street Sharks, Y3 - 114.7m profit
        97. Mass Effect, Y4 - 114.5m profit
        98. The Amityville Horror: Part II, Y4 - 113.7m profit
        99. The Square Mile, Y4 - 113.6m profit
        100. High School Musical: The Reunion, Y4 - 110.8m profit

         

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        Y8 - A YEAR OF BEGINNINGS AND BREAKOUTS

         

        After a Y7 where so many movies exploded at the box office, Y8 seemed destined to be a comedown. And it was, sure enough, as whereas we've had seven movies hit $1 billion worldwide in Y7, we only had two this year. Meanwhile, domestically, only three movies hit $300 million (although one almost hit $500 million).  Nevertheless, Y8 was still a massive year, all things considered.

         

        An important thing to take note is that plenty of new studios arose in Hollywood (although some of them may not come back), and also that some other studios had huge hits that put them in the top 10 for the first time. Mentioning the ones that made their debut, the studio owned by Safeno Rdz put its footprint in 3.0 history with Alfonso Cuarón's As Fast as I Can, while El Squibbonator's chain of studios including The Workshop, Inc. and Fossil Record Productions created some successful films across the board.

         

        There were some particularly big bombs to speak of in Y8, though. For instance, Endless Entertainment's live-action revival of the Nickelodeon cartoon The Wild Thornberrys, directed by The Turkey Squad "auteur" Beth McCarthy-Miller, couldn't get past its mixed critical reception and uncaptivated word-of-mouth, losing the studio a hefty $43.8 million. Then, Phoenix Fire Entertainment's video game adaptation and awards-hopeful Dreams, helmed by a number of acclaimed directors, also couldn't survive unspectacular reviews and its anthology film cappings, losing an astounding $55.2 million.

         

        However, the biggest bomb of the year was undoubtedly Cannastop Productions' The Three Caballeros Ride Again. Matt Danner's attempt to bring back the classic Disney property, but with a very, very... unique twist to it, did not catch on at all, making less than $10 million worldwide on a $70 million budget, becoming one of CAYOM 3.0's biggest flops ever at a $65.8 million loss. Hopefully, the small niche that actually wanted something like that got enjoyment out of it, though. No comment on Horizon Entertainment's NBA documentary Kings of the 6, which has no defined budget, therefore, Deadline could not calculate its profits - although we can suppose it made a profit.

         

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        TOP 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR BY PROFIT:

         

        #10:

         

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        ELECTRIFYING BOX OFFICE - Endless Entertainment's STATIC SHOCK: FROZEN SUMMER

         

        In what was a down year for the studio, after a Y7 with two billion dollar films in Green Lantern Corps: Home and Should You Imagine?, Endless saw their profits go down a bit, with movies such as Lauren MacMullan's The Un-title-able Squirrel Girl Sequel and Paul GreengrassGreen Arrow: The Ninth Circle - successful, mind you - not quite hitting the highs some expected, while the aforementioned The Wild Thornberrys was a massive bomb. However, one movie did surpass expectations and managed to hit the top 10 most profitable films of the year.

         

        Not the first attempt by F. Gary Gray to direct a DC superhero movie - not counting Y3's Spark: Homeward, his most notable being Y5's Green Lantern Corps: Rise of the Manhunters, which got... mixed reception - and certainly not his most successful at the box office, but Static Shock: Frozen Summer did manage to amass a stronger legacy for itself than the previous Static Shock film. Such Y5 joint made similar box office numbers but only got mixed critical reception, whereas Frozen Summer was probably one of the better received blockbusters of Y8 and a notable improvement from the first film. Rocking a 65 rating on Metacritic, the sequel went on to gross $244 million domestically and $543 million worldwide, on a budget of $135 million. On normal years, this wouldn't be enough to hit the top 10 profitable films of the year, but Y8 was a bit low, so Frozen Summer managed to get in.

         

        It got no nominations at the Y8 Academy Awards. However, its box office success and critical reception improvement over the first Static film leave a good enough impression for Endless' DC Universe prospects.

         

        (122.2m DOM + 119.5m OS) - 135m budget = 106.7m profit

         

        #9:

         

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        AN ASTEROID OF MONEY - Numerator Pictures' WORLD OF TROUBLE

         

        Not often do you get a dreary, bleak R-rated drama make the top 10 most profitable films of the year. But in Y8, such thing did happen, thanks to the enormous prospects of Numerator Pictures' The Last Policeman (or Maia) trilogy conclusion, World of Trouble.

         

        It's important to note that the trilogy was successful both critically and commercially from the get go. Y6's The Last Policeman was a surprising hit, while Y7's Countdown City not only garnered - among many others - a Best Picture nomination, but it doubled The Last Policeman's box office, proving that this franchise seemed to be very popular. World of Trouble, directed by Jason Bateman - a choice that may seem odd on paper, but with Bateman's directorial experience including on Netflix's Ozark proving him more than worthy - carried a ton of buzz and hype around it as the conclusion of the series. It did not manage to surpass Countdown City's box office - Countdown City grossed over $170 million domestically and $400 million worldwide; while World of Trouble "only" garnered $135 million domestically and $338 million worldwide. This drop was perhaps not only due to the yearly nature of the Maia trilogy releases eventually getting to the franchise's prospects, but also due to World being the darkest, bleakest and less mainstream-friendly of the franchise. But on a budget of $40 million, World of Trouble can only be seen as a clear box office success.

         

        With a 91 rating on Metacritic, it was one of the best reviewed films of Y8, receiving critical acclaim across the board. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Sadly, it did not win a single award, but the legacy of the Maia trilogy will surely be felt for years to come.

         

        (67.6m DOM + 81.4m OS) - 40m budget = 109m profit

         

        #8:

         

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        PASSION, NOT GREED - Cookie Pictures' FLIGHTLESS BIRD: THE DOWNFALL OF THE BOEING 737 MAX

         

        Now this is brand new. It is perhaps possible that Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 may have been one of the most profitable films of 2004. The same applies to 2009's Michael Jackson post-mortem doc This is It. But otherwise, there has never been an instance in history where a documentary came even close to being among the top profitable films of its respective year. Well, I guess first time's for everything.

         

        In Y8 of CAYOM 3.0, Cookie Pictures - who came off a gigantic year with two billion dollar films in The Scavenger Wars Part III and Hilda and the Midnight Giant - tapped The Fight filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg to helm a passion project about the inherent corporate greed of American engineering staple Boeing, whose fundamentally erraneous project 737 MAX led to the deaths of hundreds of innocents. Flightless Bird: The Downfall of the Boeing 737 MAX is more than a mere documentary: it's a cry for humanity in a world occupied by prepotence. Audiences seemed to agree and drove to watch the film in spades. Word-of-mouth caught on in such a way that the film ended up grossing $125 million domestically and $269 million worldwide, the biggest numbers ever for a documentary both irl or CAYOM, surpassing both Fahrenheit 9/11 domestically and This is It worldwide. Needless to say that it's also unmatched in CAYOM. On a budget of $10 million, Flightless Bird is one of the most profitable films of the year period, next to the vast majority of narrative films, which is unheard of for its genre.

         

        It got an 88 rating on Metacritic, putting it among the best reviewed films of Y8. Its success was transcendent for documentaries, even coming close to snatching a Best Picture nomination, but ultimately, it got two Academy Award nominations, and won for Best Documentary Feature, in a year where the genre was so rich that the Academy agreed to expand the category to five nominees. Flightless Bird's influence will be felt for a long time, and Cookie Pictures already announced that Kriegman and Steinberg will collaborate with the studio once more in the future.

         

        (62.5m DOM + 57.8m OS) - 10m budget = 110.3m profit

         

        #7:

         

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        GO FORTH, BOX OFFICE - Phoenix Fire Entertainment's MIGHTY FALL

         

        In a year full of surprises, one of the things that perhaps least surprises one is to see a major sci-fi movie, particularly in the space opera subgenre, do well in CAYOM. The newest original to hit the bin was also the first movie by brand new studio Phoenix Fire Entertainment to enter the top 10 most profitable films of the year: Alex Hirsch's Mighty Fall.

         

        A tale of courage and leadership against crushing odds, Mighty Fall is a classic crime procedural adapted to the sci-fi space opera circumstance, with the added twist that half of its world and characters are also animated - a clash that made the movie a fascinating beast to unfold. In a Summer desperately lacking big numbers and big movies, Mighty Fall took advantage of an empty field in late June, by easily topping Phoenix Fire's box office charts - in a year that the studio did still have a few hits, such as Julia Hart's Atlantis: The Lost Empire live-action remake The Lost Empire, Paul Verhoeven's video game R-rated action romp Far Cry, and Leigh Whannell's disaster drama Floodbath. None of them came close to Mighty Fall, which grossed $236 million domestically and $674 million worldwide. This did also come at a hefty cost, though, as the film's budget was $175 million, holding it back from ranking higher up on the list, but it is enough for it to become Phoenix Fire's first movie in the top 100 most profitable films in CAYOM 3.0 history.

         

        Mighty Fall got decent but not great critical reception, only a 62 rating on Metacritic, though it did still manage three nominations at the Academy Awards. It won none of them, but the film's box office and (somewhat) critical success set up the franchise for a gold future to come, especially with the sequel, titled Tatiana's Journey, already announced.

         

        (118.1m DOM + 175.4m OS) - 175m budget = 118.5m profit

         

        #6:

         

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        POLITICS GENERATE MONEY - Numerator Pictures' SINS OF THEIR FATHERS

         

        Despite Mighty Fall's success, it was not the most successful original movie of the year. It wasn't even the most successful original sci-fi movie of the year: both those titles belong to the Christmas season breakout hit Sins of Their Fathers.

         

        In what was a golden year for Numerator Pictures - there's still more to come in this list - their one original film that triumphed above all was also one of the better received big budget films of the year. Directed by the iconic Kenneth Branagh, Sins of Their Fathers challenged an ensemble cast, including names like Awkwafina, Riz Ahmed, Olivia Colman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, to indulge in humanity's selfish nature when faced with tough decisions. One of the better written and directed blockbusters of the year, it garnered strong word-of-mouth and went on to gross $205 million domestically and $570 million worldwide, on a budget of $125 million.

         

        With a 74 rating on Metacritic, it received five Academy Award nominations, winning none. It's unlikely we will ever see a sequel, as it was an import from an older iteration of CAYOM, but this first movie left strong enough of a standalone mark that a sequel may be entirely unnecessary anyway.

         

        (103m DOM + 145.7m OS) - 125m budget = 123.7m profit

         

        #5:

         

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        I CAUGHT A LOT OF MONEY! - New Journey Pictures' ANIMAL CROSSING

         

        In what was apparently the last year of New Journey Pictures' existence, since the studio is rebrandishing itself to Studio Groundswell, they went out on a least a bang note, with the release of what was by far the most successful animated film of the year, Animal Crossing.

         

        At this point, we know that adaptations of Nintendo video games turn out to be very successful, if Numerator's Pokémon franchise or films such as Endless' Super Mario Bros., Horizon/Endless' Splatoon or Blankments' Duck Hunt are indication. (And we are still waiting on that Zelda movie, Cookie Pictures.) New Journey has banked on classic Nintendo adaptations for a while now, with titles such as Y6's esoteric animated film Pikmin, or the more traditional family adventure Banjo-Kazooie from Y7. In a year where they didn't have a lot of massive hits (they did have two other big video game adaptations, Panzer Dragoon and Tekken film Christie Monteiro; plus a Best Picture nominee in Everything I Never Told You), Animal Crossing still stood from the pack. As mentioned, this was a weak year for animation, with the second biggest animated film of the year in terms of profit, Endless Animation's The Un-title-able Squirrel Girl Sequel, falling short of the $100 million mark. Animal Crossing itself was a slight disappointment, only grossing $153 million domestically. But its overseas numbers were gigantic, and the movie ended up with $612 million worldwide, on a $75 million budget.

         

        The reason why Crossing - despite the release of the latest game, New Horizons, turning the IP into a global juggernaut throughout the pandemic - was not a huge domestic hit is probably because word-of-mouth wasn't super strong, with the movie only having a 53 rating on Metacritic and not finishing with a spot on the Best Animated Feature ballot for the Academy Awards, despite only three films being allowed this year. Nevertheless, the box office success of Animal Crossing is evident, and it's obvious that these films will continue to prosper in CAYOM.

         

        (76.6m DOM + 183.7m OS) - 75m budget = 185.3m profit

         

        #4:

         

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        QUADRUPLE TROUBLE - Numerator Pictures' POKÉMON: THE CASE OF THE ORANGE OUTRAGE

         

        Speaking of massive movies based on Nintendo franchises, the fourth most profitable film of Y8 was also based on a Nintendo property, although this one might also crossover plenty with the very famous anime that it spawned. I speak, of course, of Pokémon: The Case of the Orange Outrage.

         

        The Pokémon CAYOM franchise has been a stronghold of the box office since its birth. The three Kanto trilogy films - Y2's The Journey Begins, Y4's Rise of the Rockets and Y6's The Cinnabar Conspiracy, all directed by Shawn Levy - all fell within the range of $210 to $203 million in profit. Uta Briesewitz's The Case of the Orange Outrage, the fourth film and (technically) a continuation of the story, but following different characters in a different adventure, was a bigger deal than all of them. This is perhaps not just due to the critical reception, which was as solid as always; but because the franchise's following grew perhaps bigger thanks to this entry in particular focusing on Ash, Misty, Brock and other characters of the Pokémon anime, including the iconic villains Jessie, James and Meowth. This, plus the lack of strong direct competition (The Cinnabar Conspiracy encountered Spark: A Hero's Promise very early in its run) meant that the movie played more stably during its follow-up weekends of release. It ended up being the first movie in the franchise to gross over $300 million domestically, while it hit $950 million worldwide, on a budget of $175 million. This makes it the third biggest film of Y8 both in America and globally, but its budget is too big for it to miss out the top 3 profit-wise.

         

        Like all but one in the franchise, Orange Outrage did not get a single Academy Award nomination, but it did finish strong on Metacritic, with a 71 rating, and a fifth Pokémon film is all but guaranteed for one of the following years to come.

         

        (150.1m DOM + 260.3m OS) - 175m budget = 235.4m profit

         

        #3:

         

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        WE'LL CHA-CHING, OKAY? - Numerator Pictures' MASS EFFECT: REVELATION

         

        At last, Numerator Pictures' kaplah of Y8 has to be their biggest blockbuster of the year, and one of the biggest films the studio has released thus far: the third entry in the Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect: Revelation.

         

        The studio had a fantastic Y8, both critically and commercially. Not even mentioned in this countdown yet, but they did have Martin Scorsese's The Bronx is Burning, which was not just a big film at the box office, but literally the Best Picture taker at the Academy Awards this past year. Other films, such as Dan Gilroy's Dirty Hands, Claire Scanlon's Strangers in the Town, Jeremy Rush's Numbers Theory and Casey Affleck's The Idiots, along with the aforementioned hits like Pokémon: The Case of the Orange Outrage, Sins of Their Fathers and the also Best Picture nominated World of Trouble, made the studio golden for the year. But of course, the movie that had general audiences buzzing about was Mass Effect: Revelation, the third entry in a franchise that was slowly growing at the box office, with Matt Shakman's Mass Effect in Y4 making just over $110 million in profit, Jack Bender's Mass Effect: Ascension in Y6 grossing just under $200 million in profit, and now, the third movie - directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi - getting further higher up, with a gross of $354 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide, the second biggest film of the year both domestically and worldwide.

         

        But one does think that it could've done more, as the film's critical reception was not spectacular. It was still good, a 71 on Metacritic, and it garnered six Academy Award nominations, a strong number (it won none), but it was critically agreed upon that the movie was overstuffed and unfocused, given its decision to adapt the entirety of the first Mass Effect game's plot, a dense near-30 hour premisse full of characters and deviations. Nevertheless, things can only go up from here.

         

        (177.5m DOM + 258.4m OS) - 200m budget = 235.9m profit

         

        #2:

         

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        WELL, HAPPY BOX OFFICE AFTER ALL - Blankments Productions' OLIVE'S HALLOWED EVE

         

        Even though it's unarguable that Numerator Pictures was perhaps the studio that came out of Y8 with the most success in the bank, it's also unarguable that it had competition from Blankments Productions, which struck absolute lightning in a bottle with their releases in the year. All of them successful - despite being just four; with the two awards-hopefuls, Brett Haley's Learning to Care and Behn Zeitlin's Sandboy, getting into the Best Picture ballot, while both blockbusters ended up as the most profitable films of the year.

         

        The first one of which was Jemaine Clement's Olive's Hallowed Eve. The sequel to the much beloved Y5 live-action remake musical Olive the Other Reindeer, which had been directed by Clement's partner in crime Taika Waititi, was widely anticipated by young and old alike, despite some wondering if it was ever going to be made at all, given how the first movie was perceived as a sort of box office disappointment. There were also risky choices to not only set this film on Halloween instead of Christmas (a presumably less lucrative time of the year, and less of a big deal as far as holidays go), but also opt with an entirely original sequel that makes some bold moves along the way. But ultimately, the gambles paid off, as the sequel turned out to be a massive critical hit, and an equally massive commercial hit, outgrossing Reindeer and heading its way to $280 million domestically and $700 million worldwide, on a budget of only $65 million. One does wonder just how much influence did the previous film played on this one, as Olive the Other Reindeer still profited over $100 million, and again, was very much beloved by all audiences, so a sort of-John Wick effect must've been in play here with a lot of people who hadn't seen the first one discovering it at home. Nevertheless, it's indisputable that the main factor at play was that Hallowed Eve stood its own ground as a very solid sequel, and that shows in its box office.

         

        Olive's Hallowed Eve garnered an 87 rating on Metacritic, one of the biggest of the year, and got nominated for an incredible eight Academy Awards, winning Best Voice Actor/Actress in a Leading Performance (for Zendaya's performance as Olive) and Best Original Song (for the song "Bright Magic"; one other song, "I Don't Hate Everything", was also nominated). Will there be an Olive 3 set in some other holiday? Very likely, given the breakaway success of this one. All things considered, happy Halloween after all.

         

        (177.5m DOM + 258.4m OS) - 200m budget = 235.9m profit

         

        #1:

         

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        WATER, EARTH, FIRE, AIR, MONEY - Blankments Productions' THE LAST AIRBENDER: THE BOY IN THE ICEBERG

         

        However, by a long shot, the biggest film of Y8, also from Blankments Productions and surprising absolutely nobody, was the much anticipated second attempt by Hollywood to adapt one of the most beloved American cartoons of all time. That is The Last Airbender: The Boy in the Iceberg.

         

        In 2010, M. Night Shyamalan took Avatar: The Last Airbender, the insanely popular cartoon from Nickelodeon, and adapted it into a live-action feature. And, unfortunately for everyone, it was awful. While it made money at the box office, it was a one and done deal when there should've been more entries in the franchise, but everyone knew that first movie was just the nail in the franchise's own coffin. But, the strength of the IP remained noteworthy for years to come, with the release of a sequel cartoon (The Legend of Korra) and the continued relevance of the original cartoon for an amazing growth of the fanbase. Ultimately, Blankments took the rights to the Last Airbender IP and went ahead with their own live-action adaptation of the first season of the cartoon, helmed by In the Heights and Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. The end result is the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of Y8, and also easily the most successful one, with a box office total of $480 million domestically and $1.437.5 billion worldwide. These numbers mean that The Boy in the Iceberg, the first in what should be a pretty elongated film franchise, ranks #10 in the all-time top profitable films ever in CAYOM 3.0.

         

        Not only the box office success, but The Boy in the Iceberg - which rocked an 82 rating on Metacritic, by the way - was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, joint most with The Bronx is Burning, and won five: Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Visual Effects and Best Use of Action. With the success of this first entry, we may have in our hands CAYOM's next Harry Potter-sized phenomenon.

         

        (240.1m DOM + 383m OS) - 225m budget = 398.1m profit

         

        Other big films in Y8 included Endless Entertaiment's Green Arrow: The Ninth Circle ($100.2 million profit), Blankments Productions/EssGeeKay Studios' The Space Between Trees ($94 million), Endless/Endless Animation's The Un-title-able Squirrel Girl Sequel ($90.9 million), New Journey Pictures' Christie Monteiro ($89.2 million), Numerator Pictures' Fable ($84 million), Phoenix Fire Entertaiment's The Lost Empire ($82.5 million), The Workshop, Inc.'s Frankenstein Jr. ($82.5 million) and Numerator's The Bronx is Burning ($82.3 million).

         

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        Y8 FILMS RANKED BY PROFIT:

         

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        1. The Last Airbender: The Boy in the Iceberg -> (240.1m DOM + 383m OS) - 225m budget = 398.1m profit
        2. Olive's Hallowed Eve -> (177.5m DOM + 258.4m OS) - 200m budget = 235.9m profit
        3. Mass Effect: Revelation -> (177.5m DOM + 258.4m (140.1m DOM + 168m OS) - 65m budget = 243.1m profitOS) - 200m budget = 235.9m profit
        4. Pokémon: The Case of the Orange Outrage -> (150.1m DOM + 260.3m OS) - 175m budget = 235.4m profit
        5. Animal Crossing -> (76.6m DOM + 183.7m OS) - 75m budget = 185.3m profit
        6. Sins of Their Fathers -> (103m DOM + 145.7m OS) - 125m budget = 123.7m profit
        7. Mighty Fall -> (118.1m DOM + 175.4m OS) - 175m budget = 118.5m profit
        8. Flightless Bird: The Downfall of the Boeing 737 MAX -> (62.5m DOM + 57.8m OS) - 10m budget = 110.3m profit
        9. World of Trouble -> (67.6m DOM + 81.4m OS) - 40m budget = 109m profit
        10. Static Shock: Frozen Summer -> (122.2m DOM + 119.5m OS) - 135m budget = 106.7m profit
        11. Green Arrow: The Ninth Circle -> (76.7m DOM + 138.5m OS) - 115m budget = 100.2m profit
        12. The Space Between Trees -> (45.9m DOM + 54.1m OS) - 6m budget = 94m profit
        13. The Un-title-able Squirrel Girl Sequel -> (102.7m DOM + 123.2m OS) - 135m budget = 90.9m profit
        14. Christie Monteiro -> (41.7m DOM + 87.5m OS) - 40m budget = 89.2m profit
        15. Fable -> (62.8m DOM + 131.2m OS) - 110m budget = 84m profit
        16. The Lost Empire -> (92.9m DOM + 135.8m OS) - 145m budget = 83.7m profit
        17. Frankenstein Jr. -> (56.7m DOM + 70.8m OS) - 45m budget = 82.5m profit
        18. The Bronx is Burning -> (79.5m DOM + 77.8m OS) - 75m budget = 82.3m profit
        19. Sandboy -> (46.1m DOM + 43.2m OS) - 10m budget = 79.3m profit
        20. Floodbath -> (40.1m DOM + 47.2m OS) - 12m budget = 75.3m profit
        21. Everything We Miss -> (40.4m DOM + 32.7m OS) - 15m budget = 58.1m profit
        22. Numbers Theory -> (42.7m DOM + 39.7m OS) - 35m budget = 47.4m profit
        23. Holland Hannah -> (30m DOM + 24.5m OS) - 7.5m budget = 47m profit
        24. Far Cry -> (81.6m DOM + 95m OS) - 130m budget = 46.6m profit
        25. Everything I Never Told You -> (44.1m DOM + 24.8m OS) - 25m budget = 43.9m profit
        26. Heartman -> (52.9m DOM + 19.9m OS) - 30m budget = 42.8m profit
        27. The World That We Knew -> (27.1m DOM + 54.4m OS) - 42.5m profit = 39m profit
        28. Up in the Sky -> (30.2m DOM + 41.8m OS) - 35m budget = 37m profit
        29. Learning to Care -> (32.1m DOM + 6.6m OS) - 2m budget = 36.7m profit
        30. Romance Road -> (47.6m DOM + 17.2m OS) - 30m budget = 34.8m profit
        31. Christmas Shopping -> (33.6m DOM + 9.6m OS) - 11m budget = 32.2m profit
        32. Rhino Riders 2 -> (56.1m DOM + 95.4m OS) - 120m budget = 31.5m profit
        33. Castaways -> (65.4m DOM + 149.8m OS) - 185m budget = 30.2m profit
        34. No Mercy -> (40.1m DOM + 38.8m OS) - 50m budget = 28.9m profit
        35. The Wave Heist -> (25.1m DOM + 43.1m OS) - 40m budget = 28.2m profit
        36. Returning from Hell -> (26.1m DOM + 8.3m OS) - 6.5m budget = 27.9m profit
        37. Strangers in the Town -> (35.6m DOM + 15.8m OS) - 25m budget = 26.4m profit
        38. New Tricks -> (45m DOM + 60.8m OS) - 80m budget = 25.8m profit
        39. The Million-Dollar Jacket -> (32.6m DOM + 10m OS) - 20m budget = 22.6m profit
        40. The Insect God -> (19.7m DOM + 10.3m OS) - 8m budget = 22m profit
        41. Panzer Dragoon -> (68.6m DOM + 128m OS) - 175m budget = 21.6m profit
        42. Loving Shadow and Light -> (25.6m DOM + 14.7m OS) - 20m budget = 20.3m profit
        43. A Very Adam & Cindy Valentine -> (18m DOM + 7.7m OS) - 7m budget = 18.7m profit
        44. Dirty Hands -> (35.6m DOM + 22.6m OS) - 40m budget = 18.2m profit
        45. Recompense -> (17.6m DOM + 15.1m OS) - 20m budget = 12.7m profit
        46. Dealer's Choice -> (22.4m DOM + 8.5m OS) - 20m budget = 10.9m profit
        47. Losers Weepers -> (9m DOM + 11.6 OS) - 10m budget = 10.6m profit
        48. Wet Willy -> (15.1m DOM + 4.7m OS) - 10m budget = 9.8m profit
        49. The Outback -> (12.6m DOM + 1.5m OS) - 5m budget = 9.1m profit
        50. Citizen Kale: A VeggieTales Movie -> (25.1m DOM + 2.7m OS) - 20m budget = 7.8m profit
        51. The Exchange: European Studies -> (27.1m DOM + 5.6m OS) - 25m budget = 7.7m profit
        52. Eminem-esque -> (8.6m DOM + 1m OS) - 2m budget = 7.6m profit
        53. Walking with Dinosaurs: The Cinematic Experience -> (17.2m DOM + 5.1m OS) - 15m budget = 7.3m profit
        54. 2 Big Families -> (21.3m DOM + 0.6m OS) - 15m budget = 6.9m profit
        55. The Idiots -> (13.7m DOM + 0.6m OS) - 7.5m budget = 6.8m profit
        56. Snow Monkeys -> (8.5m DOM + 3m OS) - 5m budget = 6.5m profit
        57. Out of Order: The Decline of the Arcade -> (7.1m DOM + 0.8m OS) - 3m budget = 4.9m profit
        58. The Tale of a Guinea Pig -> (5.2m DOM + 6.4m OS) - 7m budget = 4.6m profit
        59. The War Between Ants -> (10.3m DOM + 1.8m OS) - 7.5m budget = 4.6m profit
        60. Slash, Splat, Boom! -> (12.5m DOM + 4.8m OS) - 13m budget = 4.3m profit
        61. Bailee Buckets: A Hoops Story -> (17.8m DOM + 3.8m OS) - 18m budget = 3.6m profit
        62. Doc Dreams -> (3.7m DOM + 0.4m OS) - 1m budget = 3.1m profit
        63. Wii Fit -> (10.1m DOM + 2.6m OS) - 10m budget = 2.7m profit
        64. Monster Bug Wars: The Spider Path -> (3.5m DOM + 2m OS) - 4m budget = 1.5m profit
        65. Monster Bug Wars: The Scorpion Path -> (2.3m DOM + 2.6m OS) - 4m budget = 0.9m profit
        66. Home Invasion: Part III: Hunted -> (13m DOM + 21.6m OS) - 35m budget = 0.4m loss
        67. Fullmetal Alchemist: A Tale of Two Brothers -> (51.9m DOM + 62.2m OS) - 115m budget = 0.9m loss
        68. MEG -> (5.6m DOM + 0.3m OS) - 7m budget = 1.1m loss
        69. The Turkey Squad: The Fred Durst Cut -> (0.6m DOM + 0.4m OS) - 2.5m budget = 1.5m loss
        70. Dave-Day -> (7.2m DOM + 3.9m OS) - 15m budget = 3.9m loss
        71. Soar -> (12m DOM + 2.9m OS) - 20m budget = 5.1m loss
        72. As Fast as I Can -> (17.9m DOM + 5m OS) - 30m budget = 7.1m loss
        73. White Wyvern -> (7.2m DOM + 8.6m OS) - 25m budget = 9.2m loss
        74. Funny Business -> (10.1m DOM + 9.8m OS) - 30m budget = 10.1m loss
        75. Meme Th(II)eves -> (6m DOM + 2.7m OS) - 20m budget = 11.7m loss
        76. Gunman Clive -> (15.2m DOM + 4.7m OS) - 50m budget = 30.1m loss
        77. The Wild Thornberrys -> (59.1m DOM + 37.1m OS) - 140m budget = 43.8m loss
        78. Dreams -> (22.4m DOM + 22.4m OS) - 100m budget = 55.2m loss
        79. The Three Caballeros Ride Again -> (2.3m DOM + 1.9m OS) - 70m budget = 65.8m loss
        80. Kings of the 6 -> N/A profit/loss because no budget announced

         

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        TOP 100 FILMS BY PROFIT IN CAYOM 3.0:

         

        Spoiler
        1. Spark: A Hero's Promise, Y6 - 573.3m profit
        2. The Odyssey: Homecoming, Y4 - 549.7m profit
        3. Voltron: Rise of Lotor, Y2 - 486m profit
        4. The Scavenger Wars Part III, Y7 - 482.5m profit
        5. Spark: Beyond the Sky, Y4 - 477.2m profit
        6. The Number One Dime, Y3 - 467.8m profit
        7. The Odyssey: The Counsel of the Dead, Y3 - 445.5m profit
        8. Should You Imagine?, Y7 - 427.1m profit
        9. Gateways, Y6 - 426.9m profit
        10. The Last Airbender: The Boy in the Iceberg, Y8 - 398.1m profit
        11. Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Y7 - 390.8m profit
        12. Green Lantern Corps: Home, Y7 - 386m profit
        13. Two Lonely Bounty Hunters, Y5 - 377.5m profit
        14. Pillars of Eternity: An Ancient Legacy, Y7 - 355.7m profit
        15. Spark: Homeward, Y3 - 351.8m profit
        16. Megalo Box, Y7 - 348.1m profit
        17. Super Mario Bros., Y6 - 333.8m profit
        18. The Scavenger Wars Part II, Y5 - 330.7m profit
        19. Birdwing, Y7 - 328.8m profit
        20. Can You Imagine?, Y4 - 324.3m profit
        21. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive, Y3 - 317.1m profit
        22. The Prince of Egypt, Y3 - 310.8m profit
        23. War of the Gods, Y2 - 302.1m profit
        24. The Odyssey: The Spoils of War, Y2 - 287.4m profit
        25. Kingdom of the Sun, Y4 - 280.2m profit
        26. The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck, Y1 - 266.7m profit
        27. Medusa, Y5 - 258.5m profit
        28. Lilo & Stitch, Y3 - 258.2m profit
        29. Green Lantern Corps: Rise of the Manhunters, Y5 - 245.5m profit
        30. Olive's Hallowed Eve, Y8 - 243.1m profit
        31. Pillars of Eternity: Never Far from the Queen, Y5 - 237.1m profit
        32. Mass Effect: Revelation, Y8 - 235.9m profit
        33. Pokémon: The Case of the Orange Outrage, Y8 - 235.4m profit
        34. The Most Wanted Man in Great Britain, Y6 - 230.9m profit
        35. Attack on Titan, Y7 - 226.7m profit
        36. Voltron: Defenders of the Universe, Y1 - 224.1m profit
        37. American Dragon: Flash Point, Y5 - 224m profit
        38. Spark Rising, Y1 - 220.1m profit
        39. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Y5 - 217.7m profit
        40. The Towering Inferno, Y2 - 216.5m profit
        41. The Scavenger Wars, Y3 - 212.5m profit
        42. Pokémon: The Journey Begins, Y2 - 210.9m profit
        43. The Ends of the Universe, Y7 - 210.1m profit
        44. Pokémon: The Cinnabar Conspiracy, Y6 - 207.8m profit
        45. Blue and Gold, Y4 - 206.6m profit
        46. Jaws: The Return, Y4 - 204.8m profit
        47. Cataclysmic, Y3 - 204.6m profit
        48. Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets, Y4 - 203.6m profit
        49. Splatoon, Y5 - 200.9m profit
        50. The Road to El Dorado, Y2 - 199.1m profit
        51. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Y1 - 197.2m profit
        52. The Long Way Home, Y7 - 195.7m profit
        53. Pillars of Eternity: The Hollow Vale, Y4 - 190.4m profit
        54. Mass Effect: Ascension, Y6 - 190.1m profit
        55. Animal Crossing, Y8 - 185.3m profit
        56. One Punch Man, Y5 - 185.3m profit
        57. The Human Revolution, Y2 - 184m profit
        58. He-Man IV: The Sons of the Serpent, Y6 - 180.3m profit
        59. American Dragon: Darkness Rising, Y4 - 175.1m profit
        60. Silent Hill: Restless Dreams, Y4 - 174m profit
        61. Amulet, Y1 - 170.5m profit
        62. Sir Thymes Time 2, Y7 - 168.1m profit
        63. Rabbids: The Big Adventure, Y1 - 168m profit
        64. Treasure Planet, Y2 - 167.6m profit
        65. Bartimaeus and the Amulet of Samarkand, Y3 - 160.9m profit
        66. He-Man III: The Horror of Hordak, Y5 - 159.6m profit
        67. Fortnight, Y4 - 157.4m profit
        68. Silent Hill: Innocence Lost, Y3 - 153.6m profit
        69. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Y3 - 152.6m profit
        70. The Chrysalids, Y3 - 147.1m profit
        71. Torrential, Y2 - 146.1m profit
        72. Lucid, Y4 - 144.6m profit
        73. Fatal Attraction, Y7 - 142.8m profit
        74. Green Arrow, Y6 - 142.3m profit
        75. Countdown City, Y7 - 141.9m profit
        76. Amulet II: The Last Council, Y4 - 141.7m profit
        77. Starlight, Y7 - 141.4m profit
        78. Spyro: Dragonheart, Y2 - 140.1m profit
        79. He-Man II: The Revenge of Skeletor, Y3 - 139.1m profit
        80. Sitting Ducks, Y2 - 134.1m profit
        81. Sylvarius, Y5 - 131.9m profit
        82. Temple Run, Y7 - 128.8m profit
        83. Olive the Other Reindeer, Y5 - 128.7m profit
        84. Ultraman, Y2 - 128.5m profit
        85. Earth Defense Force, Y3 - 128m profit
        86. My Peoples, Y3 - 127.6m profit
        87. Kim Possible, Y3 - 126.8m profit
        88. Borrasca, Y6 - 125.5m profit
        89. Crysis, Y4 - 124.2m profit
        90. Sins of Their Fathers, Y8 - 123.7m profit
        91. Lord of the Flies, Y2 - 121.9m profit
        92. Bounty Hamster, Y2 - 121m profit
        93. Scooby-Doo: Cult of the Creeper, Y7 - 120.8m profit
        94. Wolves of the Deep, Y3 - 120.4m profit
        95. Dual Consequences, Y7 - 119.6m profit
        96. Sir Thymes Time, Y4 - 118.6m profit
        97. Mighty Fall, Y8 - 118.5m profit
        98. Our City, Y2 - 118.3m profit
        99. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Y1 - 117.9m profit
        100. He-Man, Y1 - 117.3m profit
        101. White Hurricane, Y1 - 115.4m profit

         

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