Top 10 American box office hits of the summer

10. Ghostbusters – 125,071,564 dollars

Also known as “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call”, is a supernatural comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Feig and Katie Dippold and stars Melissa McCarthy (Dr. Abigail “Abby” Yates), Kristen Wiig (Dr. Erin Gilbert), Kate McKinnon (Dr. Jillian Holtzmann), Leslie Jones (Patty Tolan) and Chris Hemsworth (Kevin Beckman). The third film in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, it is not a sequel to the previous films but rather a reboot. Many of the original cast members make cameos in new roles.

9. The Legend of Tarzan – 125,960,421 dollars

Narrowly beating “Ghostbusters”, “The Legend of Tarzan” is an action adventure film based on the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was directed by David Yates and was written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer. It stars Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, with Samuel L. Jackson (George Washington Williams), Margot Robbie (Jane Porter Clayton), Djimon Hounsou (Chief Mbonga), Jim Broadbent (British Prime Minister) and Christoph Waltz (Captain Leon Rom) in supporting roles.

8. Central Intelligence – 127,411,564 dollars

It is an action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and written by Thurber, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. The movie stars Kevin Hart (Calvin “Golden Jet” Joyner), and Dwayne Johnson (Bob Stone / Robbie Wheirdicht). Alongside Hart and Johnson, the movie also stars Amy Ryan (Agent Pamela “Pam” Harris) and Aaron Paul (Phil Stanton). The films stars, Hart and Johnson, had an Instagram war against each other to promote the film.

7. Jason Bourne – 150,275,820 dollars

The fifth installment of the “Bourne” film series and the sequel to 2007’s “The Bourne Ultimatum”, is and action film directed by Paul Greengrass and written by Greengrass and the films editor Christopher Rouse. Matt Damon reprises his role as the main character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne. It also stars Julia Stiles (Nicky Parsons), Tommy Lee Jones (Robert Dewey), Alicia Vikander (Heather Lee), Vincent Cassel (Asset) and Riz Ahmed (Aaron Kalloor).

6. Star Trek Beyond – 151,391,338 dollars

The thirteenth film in the “Star Trek” film franchise and third installment in the reboot series, is a science fiction adventure film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series “Star Trek”, created by Gene Roddenberry. It stars Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Commander Spock), Simon Pegg (Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott), Karl Urban (Lieutenant Commander Leonard McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Nyota Uhura), John Cho (Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Ensign Pavel Chekov), Idris Elba (Krall / Captain Balthazar Edison) and Sofia Boutella (Jaylah).

5. X-Men: Apocalypse – 155,442,489 dollars

The ninth installment in the “X-Men” film series and the sequel to “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, is a superhero film based on the fictional “X-Men” characters that appear in Marvel Comics.It is directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. The film stars James McAvoy (Charles Xavier / Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence(Raven / Mystique), Oscar Isaac (En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse), Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy / Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTagger), Evan Peters (Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver), Tye Sheridan (Scott Summers / Cyclops), Sophie Turner(Jean Grey), Olivia Munn (Psylocke) and Lucas Till (Alex Summers / Havok).

4. Suicide Squad – 285,462,545 dollars

The third installment in the DC Extended Universe, is a superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name. The film is directed and written by David Ayer. It stars Will Smith (Floyd Lawton / Deadshot), Jared Leto (Joker), Margot Robbie (Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman (Colonel Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (George “Digger” Harkness), Jay Hernandez (Chato Santana / El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Waylon Jones / Killer Croc), Ike Barinholtz(Griggs), Scott Eastwood(GQ Edwards) and Cara Delevingne (Dr. June Moone / Enchantress).

3. The Secret Life of Pets – 354,217,915 dollars

It is a 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is written by Bryan Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, and directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney. It stars Louis C.K. (Max), Eric Stonestreet (Duke), Kevin Hart (Snowball), Steve Coogan (Ozone), Ellie Kemper (Katie), Bobby Moynihan (Mel), Lake Bell (Chloe), Dana Carvey (Pops), Hannibal Buress (Buddy), Jenny Slate (Gidget) and Albert Brooks (Tiberius).

2. Captain America: Civil War – 407,849,958 dollars

The thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MSU) and sequel to 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, is a superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, The screenplay is done by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. It stars Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / Falcon), Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa / Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang / Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow / Crossbones), Williams Hurt (Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) and Daniel Bruhl (Helmut Zemo).

1. Finding Dory – 479,765,302 dollars

The sequel/spin-off of 2003’s “Finding Nemo” is a computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton with co-direction by Angus MacLane in his feature debut, the screenplay was co-written by Victoria Strouse and Stanton. It stars Ellen DeGeneres (Dory), Albert Brooks (Marlin), Hayden Rolence (Nemo), Ed O’Neil (Hank), Kaitlin Olson (Destiny), Ty Burrell (Bailey), Diane Keaton (Jenny) and Eugene Levy (Charlie).

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