The 2018 summer movie season was huge for the global box office as movies like "Avengers: Infinity War," "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," and "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" were just some of the big earners. It led to the season having an 11% spike in business compared to the year before.
And 2019 is set up to be even bigger.
The summer season gets an early start thanks to Disney moving "Avengers: Endgame" to this weekend, and declaring that summer begins on April 26.
And then the hits just keep coming throughout the next few months with "The Lion King," "Men in Black: International," "Toy Story 4," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." On paper, this could be the makings of a record-breaking slate.
Here are the 36 movies coming out this summer that we believe will be worth your time:
“Avengers: Endgame” — April 26
It’s the movie that will probably break all the opening weekend box-office records (well, until "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" comes out at the end of the year). The end of the current MCU era is upon us with this movie. See you on the other side.
“Knock Down The House” (Netflix) — May 1
After winning the audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Netflix nabbed the documentary for a reported $10 million, the biggest buy ever for a doc at the fest. The movie follows four progressive candidates during the 2018 midterm elections, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” (Netflix) — May 3
Zac Efron embodies the cold-blooded serial killer Ted Bundy for this drama on Bundy’s life through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend (played by Lily Collins), who for years refused to believe he was a murderer.
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