(AP) As the summer blockbuster season winds down, it’s time to look back at the biggest hits and most intriguing surprises from last year.
Here’s a look at the top 10 movies, ranked by their box office earnings.
The top 10 films: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($3.9 billion worldwide) It was the biggest-grossing film of the summer.
The film grossed $3.3 billion and became the biggest opening for a Disney animated movie, eclipsing Pixar’s Cars 3.
The Hobbit opened with $3 billion worldwide, becoming the biggest global opening for an animated film.
The story of the Rings trilogy has become the biggest movie of all time, and has become a pop culture phenomenon.
It also broke box office records for the most worldwide ticket sales in a single day and grossed the most money from digital downloads in a calendar year.
The Last Airbender: The Last Story ($3 billion) A new trilogy is now the biggest film of all-time, and is the biggest hit ever for Disney Animation Studios.
The sequel to The Last Jedi has grossed more than $3bn globally.
The movie will also become the highest grossing animated film of its genre.
Avatar: The Legend of Korra ($2.9b) The first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture, Avatar is the second-highest grossing film at the box office, after The Dark Tower ($3bn).
The Avatar sequel grossed an astounding $2.8 billion worldwide.
It’s the biggest animated film in the history of the studio.
The animated feature has grosses over $1 billion in ticket sales.
In fact, it has become one of the top-grossed films in history.
The Legend Of Korra also became the highest-grosser animated film worldwide.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($2 billion) Marvel’s sequel to the Avengers film Avengers is the fifth highest-earning movie ever made.
It grossed over $2 billion, becoming Marvel’s second-biggest grosser after Titanic.
It is also the first movie to win multiple Oscars, and the first to take home the Best Picture Oscar for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
In addition to Avengers, the film also became Disney’s highest-selling film of 2013, with an estimated $1.8bn worldwide.
Deadpool ($1.5 billion) After being nominated for multiple awards, Deadpool became the first film to win a Best Picture Academy Award for a non-Disney film.
It won best picture, director, writing and actor.
The action adventure film is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the world has been destroyed by a virus, and now the survivors must band together to survive in an uncertain future.
Deadpool was also nominated for an Oscar for best picture.
The Lego Movie ($1 billion) The latest film from The Lego Group was a massive hit, grossing $1bn worldwide, making it the most-watched film in history at the time.
The theme park giant also broke the record for the biggest release ever for a live-action film with The LEGO Movie 3: Unite.
The LEGO movie became the fourth-highest-grossers worldwide after Avatar, Titanic and Finding Nemo.
It was also the most profitable animated film ever made, and earned over $3billion in box office revenue.
LEGO’s theme park has also been a huge success.
The latest Star Wars movie is still selling well, and it is still one of Disney’s most profitable businesses.
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice ($1,425 million) It is now at No. 2 on the list with $1,427 million, according to box office estimates.
The Batman v.
Superman: Battlefront sequel, which was the top box office attraction at Comic-Con International, has now grossed nearly $1billion.
The original film had a $500 million budget, but it was later reduced to a much smaller $150 million.
The first two movies were directed by Zack Snyder and DC Entertainment chairman and CEO Geoff Johns.
The third movie, Batman v., Superman: Rise Of The Dark Knight, was directed by Amy Pascal, Zack Snyder’s wife.
The box office has been growing steadily in recent years, and Batman v..
Superman: Dark Knight has grosseds $824.3 million in worldwide box office grosses.
The Dark Universe ($1 million) Disney’s first-ever movie in the Marvel Cinemas universe, The Dark Multiverse, is the third-highest opening ever for an Disney film.
Marvel Studios’ first film in The Dark universe was the first animated film that did not star Chris Hemsworth, who had a disappointing debut with the film.
However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the film was a lot of fun and made a lot more money than Hemsworth did.
Thor: Ragnarok ($1) The Thor: Dark World sequel