The year 2021 was actually a comeback for the film industries around the world and so as for Hollywood. With movies which were showcased for over year due to the pandemic finally got theatrical releases in 2021 and some of them actually performed well at box offices even in this challenging time. Let’s see the highest grossing Hollywood movies of 2021.
10. Free Guy
The action comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds was one of the movies that attracted audiences back to the theatres. The movie also has a number of cameos which made it even more popular. Free Guy grossed over $331.5 million worldwide.
9. Black Widow
One of the most anticipated movies from Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t make the fans disappointed and the movie was enriched with nail biting fight sequences and land marking visual effects. The film also gained attention after the lead actor Scarlet Johansson sued Disney for breach of agreement. Black Widow grossed over $379 worldwide.
The sci-fi thriller from director Denis Villeneuve was one of the most anticipated movies in recent years. It is the adaptation of 1965 novel by Frank Herbert and the first part of the movie had its theatrical release on 22nd October. The movie has grossed over $394 million worldwide and part two is under production.
Another superhero movie from MCU introduced 10 new superheroes to the universe. The movie gained popularity as an MCU film which is enriched with emotions but also got mixed reviews. It features Hollywood stars including Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. Eternals collected over $400 million across the world.
6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The movie got attention as the first MCU movie featuring an Asian superhero. With high intensity action sequences the movie became more popular upon its release and grossed over $432 worldwide.
5. Godzilla vs Kong
Godzilla vs Kong has a usual storyline but was a visual treat for the fans. The makers blended both monster characters the Kong and the Godzilla with equal importance and the movie was able to gross over $467 million from world box office.
4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
After the huge success of Venom, the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage released in theatres last year with Tom Hardy reprising the role. Though the movie got negative reviews from critics, it grossed more than $501 million worldwide.
The ninth instalment to the Fast and Furious series F9: The Fast Saga released in June 2021 to mixed reviews. The fans rushed into the theatres and the movie grossed over $726 million worldwide.
2. No Time To Die
The James Bond film had gained wide attention around the world as Daniel Craig’s last film as Bond and the movie had postponed its release at multiple occasions due to the pandemic. It finally got theatrical release on 30th September and got wide acclaim for Craig’s performance. No Time To Die grossed more than $774 million from world box office.
- Spiderman: No Way Home
Spiderman: No Way Home introduced the multiverse and ‘spider men’ for the first time in MCU. It became the highest grossing film of 2021 and the highest grossing film from Marvel last year. It has grossed over $1 billion worldwide and the theatrical run is still continuing.