20 Summer Blockbusters That Will Heat Up The Box Office In 2016

Summer is just around the corner, which means that a ton of new films are about to come storming into theaters. Here are 20 summer blockbusters that will heat up the box office in 2016.

1
Captain America: Civil War
Release Date: May 6, 2016
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Disney
Since we were first introduced to Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man back in 2008, all roads have been leading to Captain America: Civil War. It looks like Captain America is tired of taking orders from Tony Stark, especially when his BFF Bucky gets caught in the crossfire. We're about to see Cap go rouge against everything he once stood for. Though Chris Hemsworth's Thor won't be joining us for this battle, we will be seeing Black Widow, Hawkeye, and it will be our first look at Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther ahead of his own franchise debut. Oh and we'll also get a sneak peak at the new teen Spider-Man. Is it May 6th yet? Check out the trailer here.
2
The Angry Birds Movie
Release Date: May 20, 2016
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Sony
The Angry Birds became a gaming sensation that got us through dull commutes and even longer work days. Now, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader are about to bring these pissed off birds to life. In The Angry Birds Movie, the birds are content with their lives until some mysterious pigs invade their island paradise. Watch the trailer here.
3
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Neighbors 2. Universal. Everett, 042616
Universal/Everett
Back in 2014, Zac Efron's  frat bro Teddy terrorized his neighbors Mac and Kelly, but this time around the trio are teaming up against the Kappa Nu sorority. We all know ladies can be a lot more devious when it comes to getting their way, so this just might be the summer spectacle that you've been looking for. Selena Gomez and Chlöe Grace Moretz also star in the film. Watch the ab-tastic trailer for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising here.
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4
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Release Date: May 27, 2016
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Disney
Though it's been six years since Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland hit theaters, we are finally getting a sequel with Alice Through the Looking Glass. Though this film is being helmed by director James Bobin, we will get to see what happens when Mia Wasikowska 's Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland, and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. It's also a chance to hear the late Alan Rickman in his last film. Take a look at the Alice trailer here.
5
X-Men Apocalypse
Release Date: May 27, 2016
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20th Century Fox
What happens when the original Mutant, the immortal Apocalypse, is awoken after thousands of years and he recruits Magneto and some other mutants over to the dark side? A lot of terrible stuff, that's what. Though Professor X and Raven gather a team of young X-Men to try and defend mankind, things might not turn out in their favor. In a film that has been 16 years in the making, X-Men: Apocalypse should definitely light up the box office this summer. Watch the heart-stopping trailer here.
6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release Date: June 3, 2016
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Paramount
In the sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Out of the Shadows catches up with the turtles as they once again team up to battle The Shredder and the mad scientist Baxter Stockman. This time, it looks like the turtles will have to take their fight above ground. Checkout the trailer here.
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7
The Conjuring 2
Release Date: June 10, 2016
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New Line Cinema
In the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2 follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine who take their talents to London in order to help a single mother and her four children remove the evil spirits that have invaded their home. Watch the terrifying trailer here.
8
Now You See Me: The Second Act
Release Date: June 10, 2016
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Summit
The Four Horsemen have returned for Now You See Me 2, and this time, they've got a wizarding world fave with them. In the film, Daniel Radcliffe plays a wealthy business man and failed magician who sets up the Four Horsemen. The group must preform an unprecedented stunt in order to clear their names. Watch the magical trailer here.
9
Central Intelligence
Release Date: June 17, 2016
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Warner Bros.
We seriously can't think of anything more delightful than seeing Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in a film together. After all, what's better than comedy and muscles? Central Intelligence will star The Rock as a geek turned hunk, who reconnects with his childhood friend, Calvin (Hart) for a top secret case. All of the hilarity will ensue mid-June. Watch the trailer for CI here.
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10
Finding Dory
Release Date: June 17, 2016
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Disney/Pixar
13 years after Finding Nemo, we are finally Finding Dory. Voiced by the delightful Ellen DeGeneres, Dory is the super bubbly blue tang with a bit of a memory problem. This time it's Dory's adventure. With the help of Nemo and Marlin, Dory is off to reconnect with her family. We will even be introduced to a new character Hank, a Octopus who hates to be touched, (voiced by Modern Family's Ed O'Neill). We'll certainly be swimming into theaters when it drops June 17th. Watch the trailer here.
11
Independence Day: Resurgence
Release Date: June 24, 2016
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20th Century Fox
We're still skeptical about any Independence Day film without Will Smith, especially since it's a sequel that comes two decades after the original film. But, with director Roland Emmerich returning for the Independence Day Resurgence, things might work out well. This time around, there is new super high-tech technology that just might be able to protect the earth from a super intense alien attack...hopefully. Check out the trailer for Resurgence here.
12
The BFG
Release Date: July 1, 2016
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Disney
Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on one of the late Roald Dahl's most popular works, The BFG follows 10-year-old Tracey, who befriends the Big Friendly Giant and heads off on an adventure of a lifetime with him. Watch the trailer for the classic story come to life here.
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13
The Legend of Tarzan
Release Date: July 1, 2016
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Warner Bros.
With True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgård in the titular role along with Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, and Djimon Hounsou, The Legend of Tarzan has a kick ass cast. Helmed by Harry Potter director David Yates, The Legend's plot is a reverse from the story we all know, with Tarzan already living in civilized London and returning to the Congo on a mission. Everything is going well until he discovers he's a pawn in a Belgian captain's diabolical plot. Check out the trailer here.
14
The Purge: Election Year
Release Date: July 1, 2016
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Universal
In the third installment of The Purge Series, The Purge: Election Year follows anti-Purge Advocate and U.S. Senator Charlene Roan, who finds herself caught in the midst of what is to be the last Purge in 2025. It doesn't help that the pro-Purge government just might be plotting against her. Check out the trailer here.
15
Ghostbusters
Release Date: July 15, 2016
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Columbia
Whose ready for the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters? With the classic story behind it, and an ingenious cast that includes Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, the ladies are going to use some 21st century technology to rid NYC of some menacing ghosts. Watch the film's trailer here.
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16
Star Trek Beyond
Release Date: July 22, 2016
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Paramount
Star Trek Beyond catches up with the crew who are stranded on a hostile planet. There is also the addition of Idris Elba as the villainous alien Krall (and who doesn't want to see him?!). Check out the trailer for Star Trek Beyond here.
17
Jason Bourne
Release Date: July 29. 2016
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Universal
Just when we thought we'd seen the last of Jason Bourne back in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, the rouge CIA agent pops back up just as the world is thrown into unprecedented chaos. Matt Damon is back to reprise his role as the titular character along with Julia Stiles as Nicky Parsons. Check out the trailer here.
18
Nine Lives
Release Date: August 5, 2016
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Europa
If you've ever wondered what Frank Underwood would be like as a cat, then you'll be excited about Nine Lives. Kevin Spacey stars in the film as workaholic business man Tom Brand who finds himself trapped in the body of his daughter's cat, Mr.Fuzzypants. As his family adjusts to dealing the grumpy cat, Tom desperately tries to figure out how to return to his human form. Hollywood certainly adores its body swaps don't they? Watch the trailer here.
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19
Suicide Squad
Release Date: August 5, 2016
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Warner Bros.
Warner Brothers doesn’t care what we think about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they’re going to prove us all wrong with Suicide Squad. Batman and The Joker together is pretty much guaranteed box office gold and that’s just a piece of the puzzle. Suicide Squad has an amazing cast from Will Smith and Viola Davis to Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Watch the trailer for the film here.
20
Pete's Dragon
Release Date: August 12, 2016
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Disney
What if the magical stories you'd heard all of your life turned out to be true? Robert Redford and Dallas Bryce Howard star in Disney's remake of 1997's Pete's Dragon. In the film Redford stars as old wood-carver Mr. Chameleon, who regales children with tales of a dragon who lives in the woods. However, when his daughter Grace (Howard) encounters a 10-year-old boy, Pete, who says he's been living in the woods with a magical dragon, the duo work to lean the truth. Watch the trailer here.

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