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Top five summer movies

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

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Another summer means another season of blockbuster movies. This summer has been one of the biggest for the movie business, with 40 new movies in theatres, together earning an estimated total of $3,725,708,473 in the U.S alone.

Below are the top five movies of the summer based on grossing and reviews.

1. “Incredibles 2” picking up where the original 2004 film leaves off, this time it’s ElastiGirl who’s getting the attention. Elastigirl signs on with Winston Deavor to save the public and make them trust superheroes again. Thus leaving Mr. Incredible home to raise their three kids, help them with math, dating problems and new superpowers. “Incredibles 2” is a great feel-good film that everyone in your family will enjoy.

2. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” grossing $538,700,660 worldwide as of Aug. 26, 2018. Twenty-two years after the original “Mission: Impossible” came out, this movie joined an extremely successful franchise; “Fallout” is the sixth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” family. “Fallout” picks up two years after “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” The organizations that Ethan Hunt left in the prior film, turned themselves into a new terrorist group – known as The Apostles. The newly formed Apostles are on a mission in Berlin to steal three plutonium cores. Ethan Hunt and his team are up against the clock to make sure those plutonium cores don’t end up in the wrong hands.

3. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” grossing $345,167,110 worldwide as of Aug. 26, 2018. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is the prequel and sequel to the 2008 movie “Mamma Mia” based on the stage show of the same name. In “Mamma Mia 2” we get the backstory to the musical we know and love. We watch a young Donna Sheridan graduate college with her two best friends, Tanya and Rosie, and set off to travel the world. We get to see how and where she meets the three dads and how Donna and the Dynamos came to be. We also get to see what happens after the first film ends. We watch Sophie Sheridan renovate the hotel her mother started and reunite with her family. Filled with old and new ABBA hits “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is a heartfelt musical for all ages,

4. “Ant-Man and the Wasp”. Grossing $332,600,000 worldwide as of Aug. 26, 2018. We watch Scott Lang deal with the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” and manage the struggles of being a father and Ant-Man. Lang is greeted with a new challenge of discovering secrets of the past and his new teammate the Wasp. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is an action-packed comedy full of adventure.

5. “Ocean’s 8” grossed $289,876,427 worldwide as of Aug. 23, 2018. “Ocean’s 8” is the newest member to the wildly popular Ocean’s franchise. The fourth film in the franchise follows the sister of Danny Ocean as she continues the family legacy of grand heists. Debbie partners with six other woman to perform a heist to steal a 150 million Cartier necklace off the neck of actress Daphne Kluger at the Met Gala. They have five weeks to prepare for the heist and only one chance to execute it flawlessly.

Make sure to keep these movies on your must watch list.

Grossings according to Box Office Mojo.

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