A maximum of 10 films can be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture every year, but those nominations often don't align with domestic box office success.
These were the 50 highest-grossing movies of the year, as of December 17, 2018, according to Box Office Mojo. Domestic box office numbers combine theatrical ticket sales in the United States and Canada and are reported in U.S. dollars. First up: "Overboard."
In the Hotel Transylvania universe, Dracula is usually working hard to provide other monsters with a lovely vacation. This time, his daughter Mavis books a cruise, but the ship captain may not be who she seems.
Credit: Sony Pictures
14. "Crazy Rich Asians"
Domestic box office: $174.0 million
A native New Yorker accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore, where she learns he's actually an A-list celebrity — and one of the country's most desirable young men.
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
13. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Domestic box office: $180.6 million
Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury in this rock and roll biopic about Queen and Mercury's rise to stardom.
Oscar buzz started long before the release of this, the fourth telling of a tragic Hollywood love story. In this version, a struggling singer, played by Lady Gaga, is discovered by Bradley Cooper, an aging music star with a serious addiction problem.