This year is not going to be the box office bonanza 2015 was, and that's an expectation we need to get out of the way right from the start.
But, as with any year, there are going to be 10 films that rise above the rest to theatrical glory.
And we here at Cinema Blend, like a bunch of box office analysts who've watched "Moneyball" one too many times, are going to try and rank the films of 2016 in order of their financial worth.
10. "Alice Through The Looking Glass"
"Alice In Wonderland", through some sort of dark magic and appropriate marketing, managed to cross $1 Billion mark 5 years ago.
With that much time passing between installments, and the change in directors from Tim Burton to James Bobin, there's tons of doubt that "Alice Through The Looking Glass" will be as lucky the second time around.
But there may be enough magic left in the public's eyes that the film could just barely edge into the year's top 10 standings. If there were ever a film we were intending to keep a keen eye on throughout the year, it'd be this one.
Release date: May 27, 2016
Worldwide Box Office guess: $488 Million
9. "Star Trek Beyond"
"Star Trek" has been a successful film franchise for quite some time now, but it really hasn't found itself real high up on the top 10 since the franchise's reboot in 2009.
Seeing as the first film in the reboot only got as high as 7th in the box office standings, and the second film didn't even place in the top 10, we're a little bearish on "Star Trek Beyond"'s standings at this year's box office.
The novelty of Justin Lin becoming the first helmer to take the franchise out since J.J. Abrams is both a draw, as well as a push for audiences even remotely interested in the U.S.S. Enterprise's ongoing mission.
Release date: July 22, 2016
Worldwide Box Office guess: $496 Million
8. "Suicide Squad"
Spinoffs are going to have their day in box office court this year, as "Star Wars" and now DC Comics are experimenting with side stories to help sweeten their box office returns.
While the healthy degree of skepticism behind "Suicide Squad"'s potential success will handicap the film a little bit at the multiplex, there's no doubt that the morbid curiosity of fans far and wide is more of an asset than a liability.
It won't be the second coming, but it'll probably be enough to keep fans entertained until the next DC Comics picture.
Release date: August 5, 2016
Worldwide Box Office guess: $535 Million
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