Check this out:
Worldwide (in millions).
1. Captain America: Civil War: $1,153.3
2. Finding Dory: $1,026.3
3. Zootopia: $1,023.8
4. The Jungle Book: $966.5
5. The Secret Life of Pets: $873.7
6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: $873.3
7. Deadpool: $782.6
8. Suicide Squad: $745.6
9. Doctor Strange: $579.7
10. The Mermaid (Mei ren yu): $553.8
11. X-Men: Apocalypse: $543.9
12. Kung Fu Panda 3: $519.9
We already knew that comic books were ascendant, but look at that, talking animals actually make up 4 of the top 5 movies this year.
I also found it funny that the only movie to (barely) break in to the top 10 that didn't fall into these two categories was the Chinese hit Mei ren yu which I'm pretty sure 3/4 of the United States has never even heard of.
Now this near perfect streak won't last. Fantastic Beasts, Moana, and Rogue One will probably all break onto this list inside the next month, but I found the near perfection of the two categories to be interesting. My only question is when will we get a solo Rocket movie? Howard the Duck reboot? Superpets? A We3 movie? Detective Chimp (teamed up with another hero) vs. Gorilla Grodd?
Actually, I think I just talked myself into those last two.