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Most Popular Movies 2018

This chart shows the 2018 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all 2018 releases.

See also: Domestic Release Schedule for 2018 - Top 2018 Worldwide

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  1
Black Panther
Black Panther
Director: Ryan Coogler
Lead Roles: Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri
Initial Theatrical Release: February 13th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Martial Arts, Marvel Comics, Royalty, Magical Technology, World War III, Civil War, Rebellion, Ensemble, Africa, Fictional Country
Classification: Based on Comic/Graphic Novel, Action, Live Action, Super Hero
Domestic BO:
$677,669,109
International BO:
$638,988,827

Synopsis

King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

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A Quiet Place
Domestic BO:
$116,758,711
International BO:
$51,200,381

Synopsis

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

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Super Troopers 2
Super Troopers 2
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Lead Roles: Jay Chandrasekhar as Senior Trooper Arcot “Thorny” Ramathorn, Kevin Heffernan as Trooper Rodney “Rod” Farva, Steve Lemme as Trooper MacIntyre “Mac” Womack, Paul Soter as Trooper Jeff Foster, Erik Stolhanske as Trooper Robert “Rabbit” Roto
Initial Theatrical Release: April 20th, 2018 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Delayed Sequel, Crowdfunding, Canada, RCMP / Mounties, Police life, Corrupt Cops, Ensemble
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

When an international border dispute arises with Canada, the Super Troopers are called into duty to patrol the border between Vermont and the Great White North. Back on the job, they find themselves at odds with their Canadian counterparts, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a confrontation that quickly escalates from pranks to pullovers to all out brawls. As our Troopers navigate the Mountie conflict, they unearth a crime of international proportions: a smuggling ring moving arms, pharmaceuticals and other illegal items across the border. Their skills are put to the test when the Canadian rivalry, the criminal investigation, an illicit Canuck-American romance, and their self-imploding mascot, Farva, all collide in an attempt to bring them down.

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Rampage
Rampage
Director: Brad Peyton
Lead Roles: Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye, Naomie Harris as Dr. Kate Caldwell
Initial Theatrical Release: April 9th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Creature Features, Animal Lead, Genetic Engineering, Scientific Experiment Gone Awry, Discredited Scientist
Classification: Based on Game, Action, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$50,600,066
International BO:
$164,935,039

Synopsis

Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

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Ready Player One
Ready Player One
Director: Steven Spielberg
Lead Roles: Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts/Parzival, Olivia Cooke as Art3mis, Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento, Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow, Mark Rylance as James Donovan Halliday/Anorak, T.J. Miller as i-R0k, Philip Zhao as Shoto, Lena Waithe as Aech/Helen
Initial Theatrical Release: March 20th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Near Future, Virtual Reality, Video Game, Environment, Government Corruption, Poverty, Treasure Hunters
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Animation/Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$120,601,326
International BO:
$360,010,007

Synopsis

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything—the only limits are your imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday, who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.

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I Can Only Imagine
Domestic BO:
$77,633,902
International BO:
$1,020,000

Synopsis

The true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, multi-platinum song, which has brought hope to millions.

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Pacific Rim: Uprising
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Lead Roles: John Boyega as Jake Pentecost
Initial Theatrical Release: March 16th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Mecha, Kaiju, 3-D, Ensemble, Father's Footsteps
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$58,596,740
International BO:
$224,490,872

Synopsis

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
Director: Wes Anderson
Lead Roles: Bryan Cranston as Chief, Koyu Rankin as Atari Kobayashi, Edward Norton as Rex, Bob Balaban as King, Bill Murray as Boss, Jeff Goldblum as Duke
Initial Theatrical Release: March 23rd, 2018 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Keywords: Japan, Missing Pet, Coming of Age, Quarantine, Epidemic, Animal Lead, Talking Animals
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Stop-Motion Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$21,885,538
International BO:
$9,085,982

Synopsis

The story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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I Feel Pretty
I Feel Pretty
Director: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Lead Roles: Amy Schumer as Renee Bennett
Initial Theatrical Release: April 20th, 2018 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
Keywords: Hallucinations, Fashion
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

A woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

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10
Love, Simon
Love, Simon
Director: Greg Berlanti
Lead Roles: Nick Robinson as Simon Spier
Initial Theatrical Release: March 16th, 2018 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Keywords: Romance, LGBT, Closeted Homosexual, Coming of Age, Coming Out, High School, Secret Identity
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$40,162,402
International BO:
$10,291,687

Synopsis

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

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11
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
Director: Ava Duvernay
Lead Roles: Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Storm Reid as Margaret “Meg” Murry, Chris Pine as Dr. Alexander Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murry, Levi Miller as Calvin O’Keefe, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace Murry
Initial Theatrical Release: March 9th, 2018 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Research Scientist, Missing Person, Child Prodigy, Twins
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$93,766,619
International BO:
$21,151,105

Synopsis

Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry, which torments Meg and has left her mother heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.

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Traffik
Traffik
Director: Deon Taylor
Lead Roles: Paula Patton as Brea, Omar Epps as John
Initial Theatrical Release: April 20th, 2018 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Keywords: Cabin in the Woods, Motorcycle Gangs, Gangs, Organized Crime, Human-Trafficking, Sex Crimes, Prostitution
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Brea and John are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple is surprised by the arrival of two friends, Darren and Malia. Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

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13
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider
Director: Roar Uthaug
Lead Roles: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
Initial Theatrical Release: March 6th, 2018 (Wide), released as TOMB RAIDER (South Korea)
Keywords: Non-Chronological, Archaeology, Marooned, Genocide, Secret Societies, 3-D, Missing Person, Presumed Dead, Inheritance
Classification: Based on Game, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$56,418,444
International BO:
$212,134,448

Synopsis

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

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14
Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Lead Roles: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane
Initial Theatrical Release: April 13th, 2018 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Supernatural, Teenage Slasher, Dares
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$30,215,415
International BO:
$2,600,000

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15
Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick
Director: John Curran
Lead Roles: Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy, Ed Helms as Joe Gargan, Bruce Dern as Joseph P Kennedy Sr
Initial Theatrical Release: April 6th, 2018 (Wide) by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Keywords: Politicians, Car Accident, Cover Up, 1960s, Accidental Death
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Dramatization
Domestic BO:
$12,983,300
International BO:
$3,844

Synopsis

A recounting of the tragic events of the 1969 car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn’t alert authorities for ten hours. What happens over the ensuing days, reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the truth behind the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control and preserve the family’s legacy is a story of the powerful and the untouchable. This tension-filled war room became Kennedy’s savior and nemesis, ultimately revealing his vulnerabilities, his damaged relationship with his father, Joe Kennedy Sr., all while testing his integrity and political future. As his brother John’s presidential promise to land a man on the moon unfolds, Kennedy considers his own legacy. This infamous incident will become a defining moment in his career, as he wrestles with his own moral compass, and ultimately puts his future in the hands of the American People.

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16
Blockers
Blockers
Director: Kay Cannon
Lead Roles: Leslie Mann as Lisa, Ike Barinholtz as Hunter, John Cena as Mitchell, Kathryn Newton as Julie, Geraldine Viswanathan as Kayla, Gideon Adlon as Sam
Initial Theatrical Release: March 29th, 2018 (Wide) (Slovenia)
Keywords: Prom, Loss Of Virginity, High School, Sex Comedy, Dysfunctional Family, Interracial Romance, LGBT, Closeted Homosexual, Coming Out
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$48,077,045
International BO:
$16,494,316

Synopsis

When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

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17
Acrimony
Acrimony
Director: Tyler Perry
Lead Roles: Taraji P. Henson as Melinda
Initial Theatrical Release: March 29th, 2018 (Wide) (South Africa)
Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Infidelity, African-American, Revenge, Inventor, Rags to Riches
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$39,014,883
International BO:
$1,348,910

Synopsis

A faithful wife tired of standing by her devious husband is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

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18
Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua
Director: Ksshitij Chaudhary
Initial Theatrical Release: April 13th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$129,898

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Den of Thieves
Den of Thieves
Director: Christian Gudegast
Lead Roles: Gerard Butler as Nick Flanagan, Pablo Schreiber as Ray Merrimen, O'Shea Jackson, Jr. as Donnie Wilson, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Enson Levoux
Initial Theatrical Release: January 19th, 2018 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
Keywords: Los Angeles, Heist, Bank Robbery, Cops and Robbers, Crime Thriller, Corrupt Cops
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$44,947,622
International BO:
$33,599,993

Synopsis

A Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles.

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21
Subedar Joginder Singh
Director: Simerjit Singh
Initial Theatrical Release: April 6th, 2018 (Wide) (New Zealand)
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$811,014

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22
Sajjan Singh Rangroot
Director: Pankaj Batra
Initial Theatrical Release: March 23rd, 2018 (Wide) (New Zealand)
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$2,514,192

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Red Sparrow
Red Sparrow
Director: Francis Lawrence
Lead Roles: Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika Egorova
Initial Theatrical Release: February 28th, 2018 (Wide), released as RED SPARROW (South Korea)
Keywords: C.I.A., Forbidden Romance, Secret Agent, Ensemble, Hitmen
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$46,575,628
International BO:
$96,190,238

Synopsis

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands. With her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, an American CIA agent tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

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12 Strong
12 Strong
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Lead Roles: Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson, Michael Shannon as Chief Warrant Officer Cal Spencer, Michael Peña as Sergeant First Class Sam Diller, Trevante Rhodes as Sergeant First Class Ben Milo
Initial Theatrical Release: January 16th, 2018 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Keywords: 2000s, 9/11, C.I.A., Taliban, Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, Special Ops
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Historical Fiction
Domestic BO:
$45,500,164
International BO:
$17,414,769

Synopsis

In the harrowing days following 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

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Annihilation
Annihilation
Director: Alex Garland
Lead Roles: Natalie Portman as Lena, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress, Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen, Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek, Tuva Novotny as Cass Sheppard
Initial Theatrical Release: February 23rd, 2018 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Unnamed Character, Environment, Scientific Expedition, Isolation Horror
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$32,732,301
International BO:
$8,620,000

Synopsis

Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.

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