The 10 Top Grossing Films of 2019, so far…

It feels like every year we see the same articles about movie theatre attendance dying off, and then every year there’s a Black Panther or an Endgame or a seemingly never-ending line of shark movies that inexplicably open to great numbers!

One could argue that these big budget behemoths keep the industry booming and make way for the smaller “artsy” flicks and “passion projects,” but, we’re not here to argue. We’re here to have some fun in the summer sun and celebrate the top grossing movies of the year, so far…

See if you can guess the movies from the cartoons alone before you scroll down to see the list!

Part 2 looking at the top movies from July through the end of the year will come out in December.

Good luck guessing!

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Top Grossing Films of 2019

Camera and Lens Breakdown

Here are the full camera and lens breakdowns, just for fun!

10. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Arri Alexa M, Cooke S4 and Hawk V-Lite Vintage ’74 Lenses
Arri Alexa XT, Cooke S4 and Hawk V-Lite Vintage ’74 Lenses

9. Glass
Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Arri Alexa SXT, Zeiss Master Prime, Fujinon Alura and Angenieux Optimo Lenses

8. Dumbo
Arri Alexa 65, Hasselblad Prime DNA and Prime 65-S Lenses
Arri Alexa Mini
Arri Alexa SXT

7. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Panavision Panaflex Millennium

6. Aladdin
Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision Primo, G-, & T-Series Lenses
Arri Alexa SXT, Panavision Primo, G-, & T-Series Lenses

5. Shazam!
Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Arri Alexa SXT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses

4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Digital 3-D (source format)
Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format
35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)
70 mm (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383)
D-Cinema (also 3-D version)

3. Us
Arri Alexa
Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Arri Alexa SXT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses

2. Captain Marvel
Arri Alexa 65, Panavision Sphero 65 Lenses
Panavision Millennium DXL, Panavision Sphero 65 Lenses
RED Weapon 8K VV Monstro, Panavision Sphero 65 Lenses

1. Avengers: Endgame
Arri Alexa 65 IMAX, Panavision Sphero 65 & APO Panatar Lenses


About the Author

Rachel has been with Zacuto since 2009. She began working in the sales department and moved to marketing in 2013. In her role as Digital Marketing Director she oversees the gear loan and review program, social media, blog content,, and works with the team on overall marketing strategy. Rachel has a BA in Theatre with a focus on Directing from Arizona State University. Those who have spoken with her on the phone know she occasionally reveals her homeland by slipping into a British accent. Rachel likes tear-jerker sports movies, reading cookbooks for pleasure, and crossword puzzles. Contact her at


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