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The top films released in 2016 by worldwide gross are as follows:[1]

Highest-grossing films of 2016
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Captain America: Civil War Disney $1,153,304,495
2 Finding Dory $1,027,865,760
3 Zootopia $1,023,784,195
4 The Jungle Book $966,550,600
5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $916,224,415
6 The Secret Life of Pets Universal $875,457,937
7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. $873,260,194
8 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $796,350,716
9 Deadpool 20th Century Fox $783,112,979
10 Suicide Squad Warner Bros. $745,600,054

Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, and Zootopia grossed more than $1 billion, making them the 25th, 27th, and 26th films, respectively, to reach the billion dollar mark and the 12th, 22nd, and 25th highest-grossing films of all time; the latter two are also the fifth and fourth animated films, respectively, to reach the mark following Toy Story 3 (2010), Frozen (2013), and Minions (2015). Finding Dory became the second Pixar film (after Toy Story 3) to earn over $1 billion, while Zootopia became the second Walt Disney Animation Studios film (after Frozen) and the second original film (after Avatar) to reach the mark, being the fourth and fifth highest-grossing animated films of all time; this marks the first time that two animated films grossed over $1 billion in a single year. The Jungle Book grossed more than $966 million, making it the 31st highest-grossing film of all time. Rogue One has grossed more than $916 million, making it the 41st highest-grossing film of all time. The Secret Life of Pets has grossed more than $875 million, making it the 48th highest-grossing film of all time and the twelfth highest-grossing animated film of all time. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed more than $873 million, making it the 49th highest-grossing film of all time. 2016 became the first year to have ten consecutive films to cross $700 million worldwide, beating 2014‘s record of nine films.

Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Warcraft grossed more than ¥1 billion at the Chinese box office, making them the 21st, 19th, 20th, and 22nd films, respectively, to reach the ¥1 billion mark, and the 15th, 7th, 22nd, and 8th highest-grossing films in China. Civil War became the second superhero film (after Avengers: Age of Ultron) and the ninth American film; Zootopia became the first animated film and seventh American film (third highest after Furious 7 and Transformers: Age of Extinction, with ¥1.53 billion); Kung Fu Panda 3 became the second animated film and eighth American film; and Warcraft became the first video game adaptation, the tenth American film, and the fastest film to hit the milestone (114 hours).[2]