Box office hits rake in a record $11.8 billion in 2018
A fan cosplays as Black Panther. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images.
Box office hits including Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2" drove ticket sales up 6% in the U.S. and Canada to a record-breaking $11.8 billion in 2018, according to preliminary data from Comscore, the L.A. Times' Ryan Faughnder reports.
Why it matters: The projections align with the success the box office has seen all year, disproving a continuing theme that the movie theater industry in Hollywood is being killed by streaming giants like Netflix.