Box Office 2024: Top 10 Movies of the Year

Here are the top 10 highest-grossing movies released in 2024 at the domestic box office, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire debuting at #4 on the list to cap off the month of March. Movies in bold are playing in theaters.

1. Dune: Part Two: $272 million
2. Kung Fu Panda 4: $174m
3. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire: $158m
4. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire: $97m
5. Bob Marley: One Love: $96.6m
6. Mean Girls: $72.4m
7. The Beekeeper: $66.2m
8. Argylle: $45.2m
9. Madame Web: $43.8m
10. Night Swim: $32.4m

March saw sequels open to theater- revitalizing numbers. Dune: Part Two kicked off the month with $82.5m and will be the movie to beat until at least the summer season starts. Kung Fu Panda 4 had DreamWorks rolling in Po with a $58m opening, with a franchise 2nd-best opening. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire‘s opening ($45m) just about matched that of Afterlife‘s, before collapsing the following week. And Godzilla x Kong overperformed ($80m opening) to close out the past 31 days.

February saw a total gross of $361 million at the box office. That extra leap-year day sure did help. The studios positioned Madame Web and Bob Marley: One Love for Valentine’s Day programming, and while the former bombed (enough to even make an appearance on our worst superhero movies list), Marley overperformed to briefly become the new highest-grossing movie of the year over Mean Girls.

In January, movies overall grossed $495 million at the box office. Mean Girls was the top movie of the month, though it’s lagging behind the 2004 original‘s $86 million tally, unadjusted. The Beekeeper also showed tenacity, and is Jason Statham’s highest-grossing starring original since 2018’s The Meg.

Thanks to Box Office Mojo and The Numbers for reference. See below for an expanded guide to the top 10 box office-grossing 2024 movies.


Dune: Part Two (2024)

Adjusted Score: 123612%
Critics Consensus: Visually thrilling and narratively epic, Dune: Part Two continues Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the beloved sci-fi series in spectacular form.
Synopsis: "Dune: Part Two" will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve


Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

Adjusted Score: 82220%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda 4 offers enough eye-catching entertainment to sustain the franchise's young fans, although it's starting to feel like this series is running out of steam.
Synopsis: After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mitchell

Adjusted Score: 70360%
Critics Consensus: Come to Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire for the sheer monster-mashing spectacle -- and stay for that too, because the movie doesn't have much else to offer.
Synopsis: This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic... [More]
Directed By: Adam Wingard

Adjusted Score: 63227%
Critics Consensus: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire offers a certain amount of nostalgia-fueled fun for fans of the original, but a crowded cast and surprisingly serious tone prevent this sequel from truly sparking.
Synopsis: In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started -- the iconic New York City firehouse... [More]
Directed By: Gil Kenan

Adjusted Score: 55949%
Critics Consensus: Kingsley Ben-Adir does an admirable job in the central role, but Bob Marley: One Love is ultimately a standard biopic that doesn't do justice to its brilliant subject.
Synopsis: BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love... [More]
Directed By: Reinaldo Marcus Green


Mean Girls (2024)

Adjusted Score: 87118%
Critics Consensus: Preserving the essence of the original while adding a few new wrinkles -- not to mention musical numbers -- Mean Girls is a sweet (if slight) update with an outstanding cast.
Synopsis: From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic, MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady... [More]


The Beekeeper (2024)

Adjusted Score: 82888%
Critics Consensus: Cheerfully undemanding and enjoyably retrograde, The Beekeeper proves that when it comes to dispensing action-thriller justice, Statham hasn't lost his sting.
Synopsis: In The Beekeeper, one man's brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a... [More]
Directed By: David Ayer


Argylle (2024)

Adjusted Score: 53985%
Critics Consensus: Argylle gets some mileage out of its silly, energetic spin on the spy thriller, but ultimately wears out its welcome with a convoluted plot and overlong runtime.
Synopsis: Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn


Madame Web (2024)

Adjusted Score: 29118%
Critics Consensus: Madame Web's earnest approach to the title character's origin story has a certain appeal, but its predictable plot and uneven execution make for a forgettable superhero adventure.
Synopsis: In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing's most... [More]
Directed By: S.J. Clarkson


Night Swim (2024)

Adjusted Score: 32736%
Critics Consensus: Despite a promising start and a handful of solid scares, Night Swim is undone by a premise that just isn't strong enough to support a feature-length film.
Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed 2014 short film by Rod Blackhurst and Bryce McGuire, the film stars Wyatt Russell (The Falcon... [More]
Directed By: Bryce McGuire