ⓘ 2016 in film


The Jungle Book (2016 film)

The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, from a screenplay written by Justin Marks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on Rudyard Kiplings eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disneys 1967 animated film of the same name, The Jungle Book is a live-action/CGI film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who, guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. The film introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli, along with voice and motion capture performa ...


Brutus (2016 film)

Brutus is a short film directed by Konstantin Fam of 2015, the second novel of the film trilogy "Witnesses" and the sequel of the "Shoes", dedicated to the memory of Holocaust victims.


Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film written, produced and directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. The film stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, and Michael Sheen. The plot follows an art gallery owner as she reads the new novel written by her first husband and begins to see the similarities between it and their former relationship. Principal photography began on October 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. The film premiered at th ...


Flight Crew (film)

Flight Crew is a Russian disaster film directed by Nikolai Lebedev and produced by Russia-1 Channel which released in April 2016. It stars Vladimir Mashkov, Danila Kozlovsky and Agne Grudyte. Inspired by the 1979 Soviet film Air Crew, it was the second disaster film shot in the Russian Federation. The film was shot with digital 3D cameras and became the second Russian film released in IMAX after Stalingrad. The premiere took place on April 21, 2016 by Central Partnership. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised the special effects, action sequences, acting, and the ten ...


The Groom

A German named Helmut Philippe Reinhardt, having fallen in love with a Russian girl named Alena Svetlana Smirnova-Martsinkevich, whom he met in Berlin, arrives in Russia on the 9th of May to ask for her hand in marriage. Having welcomed the groom, Alena goes to the village to introduce him to her relatives. But at this time Tolya Sergei Svetlakov - her ex-husband, is visiting the village, who suddenly decided to get his wife back. Serious rivalry awakes when the ex-husband is introduced to the new groom. All friends, relatives, residents of the neighboring village, businessman Erofeev Serg ...


Mother (2016 Estonian film)

Mother is a 2016 Estonian drama film directed by Kadri Kõusaare. It was selected as the Estonian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

2016 in film

ⓘ 2016 in film

  • Finding Dory grossed $135.1 million domestically and $185.7 million worldwide in its opening weekend, setting records for the biggest domestic opening weekend for both Pixar surpassing Toy Story 3, with $110.3 million in 2010 and any animated film surpassing Shrek the Third, with $121.6 million in 2007, the biggest worldwide opening weekend for Pixar surpassing Inside Out, with $180.1 million in 2015, and the second-biggest opening weekend worldwide for an animated film after Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $218.4 million in 2009. It later became the highest-grossing animated film at the domestic box office, surpassing Shrek 2 $441.2 million in 2004. It became the first animated film to cross $450, $460, $470, and $480 million at the domestic box office. Along with Zootopia, it became one of two animated films to earn over $1 billion in the same year, a first. It also became the eighth film to do so during the two-year period of 2015–16, surpassing the previous record of seven billion-dollar films during the two-year period of 2011–12.
  • The Mermaid became the highest-grossing film ever in China and the first film ever to earn over $500 million without a wide North American release.
  • 2016 became the first year to have ten consecutive films to cross $700 million worldwide, beating 2014s record of nine films. It also surpassed the latter year in terms of most films earning more than $500 million with sixteen and $600 million with thirteen.
  • Shin Godzilla, the 31st Godzilla film, grossed about ¥82.5 billion $77.9 million, making it the highest-grossing Japanese-made film in the franchise, the most successful live-action Japanese film in 2016, and the second-most successful film of the year in Japan.
  • Zootopia became the highest-grossing original animated film of all time, surpassing Finding Nemo $940.3 million in 2003. Along with Finding Dory, it became one of two animated films to earn over $1 billion in the same year, a first.
  • Warcraft became the highest-grossing video game adaptation worldwide, with $433.5 million, surpassing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $336.4 million in 2010.
  • Sing broke the record of a film that never reached #1 in the US with $270.3 million, passing My Big Fat Greek Wedding $241.4 million in 2002–2003.
  • Deadpool became the second-highest-grossing R-rated domestic film of all time with $363.1 million, after The Passion of the Christ $370.8 million in 2004. It later became the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time worldwide, surpassing The Matrix Reloaded, with $783.1 million. It also became the highest-grossing superhero film not to feature Batman, Spider-Man, or Iron Man in any capacity.
  • The Secret Life of Pets grossed $104.4 million domestically in its opening weekend, breaking Inside Out s record $90.4 million for the highest domestic opening weekend for an original film of any kind, and became the first original film to open above $100 million domestically. It also became the highest-grossing original non-Disney animated film ever, both domestically surpassing Despicable Me, with $251.5 million in 2010 and worldwide beating Kung Fu Panda, with $631.7 million in 2008.
  • Sausage Party became the highest-grossing R-rated animated film of all time $140.7 million, surpassing South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut $83.1 million in 1999.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had the biggest worldwide opening weekend ever for a superhero film with $422.5 million, surpassing The Avengers $392.5 million in 2012. The film, along with Captain America: Civil War, were the most expensive films of the year $250 million.
  • The anime film Your Name grossed US$354 million, becoming the highest-grossing anime film, the fourth-highest-grossing film in Japan, and the seventh-highest-grossing traditionally animated film. In China, it grossed US$81.3 million, becoming the highest-grossing 2D animated film and the highest-grossing Japanese film in the worlds second-largest movie market, as well as the highest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign film in China until it was surpassed by Indian film Dangal.
  • Doctor Strange became the highest-grossing single-character debut of any Marvel Cinematic Universe film worldwide with $677.7 million, beating Iron Man $585.2 million in 2008.

1. Events

  • August 22, 2016 - NBCUniversal completes its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation.


List of some of the film festivals for 2016 that have been accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations FIAPF.

  • Cafe Society is a 2016 American romantic comedy - drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg
  • The 66th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11 to 21 February 2016 with American actress Meryl Streep as the President of the Jury. The
  • Shut In is a 2016 French - Canadian psychological thriller film directed by Farren Blackburn, written by Christina Hodson, and starring Naomi Watts, Oliver
  • animated feature films that were released in 2016 The following is a list of the 10 highest - grossing animated feature films first released in 2016 as of 1 of
  • Bastille Day released as The Take in North America and on international home release is a 2016 action thriller film directed and co - written by James Watkins
  • Indivisibili is a 2016 Italian drama film directed by Edoardo De Angelis. It premiered in the Venice Days section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival
  • Dhruva is a 2016 Indian Telugu - language action thriller film directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Allu Aravind under his banner Geetha Arts. It features
  • a 2016 French - Belgian drama film directed by Stephane Brize. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival
  • Portuguese films that were first released in 2016 The following is a list of the 10 highest - grossing domestic films in Portugal that were first released in 2016

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