Even before All This Nasty Business happened, 2020 was never going to match the record-breaking box office heights of 2019, where nine movies hit $1 billion and Avengers: Endgame became the biggest movie of all time.
However, nobody could have predicted the drop in box office that has resulted from major blockbusters being delayed, following cinemas worldwide having to close and audience restrictions placed on them once reopened.
For now, cinemas have had to rely on unexpected movies to bring in the box-office bucks and at least we had some hits earlier in the year, so here are the top 20 highest-grossing movies released this year.
(The data refers to worldwide box-office takings, and is from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers, accurate as to September 25. We're only considering movies first released in 2020, unless they had a staggered release like Parasite.)
20. Deliver Us from Evil
Korean crime drama.
19. The Man Standing Next
Korean political drama.
18. The New Mutants
Teen superhero horror.
Korean sequel to Train to Busan.
Sci-fi action horror with Kristen Stewart.
15. Beginning Today, It Is My Turn
Live action Japanese manga adaptation.
14. Tolo Tolo
13. Fantasy Island
11. Love You Forever
Chinese time-travel romance.
Oscar-winning Korean satirical drama.
US (in 2020): $30,736,060 (of $53,369,745)
International (in 2020): $69,063,327 (of $204,187,237)
Overall (in 2020): $99,799,387 (of $257,556,986)
9. The Call of the Wild
Adaptation of the dog-centred novel.
Horror update of the classic story.
Supervillain spin-off for Harley Quinn and her gang.
Remake of the classic about a man who speaks to the animals.
Christopher Nolan's cerebral, time-bending thriller.
Videogame adaptation with the speedy blue fuzzball.
Belated action sequel.
1. The Eight Hundred
Chinese historical war epic.
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