Which Streaming Service Has the Highest Grossing Movies?




Woman eating popcorn in theater

Woman eating popcorn in theaterWhen it comes to choosing a streaming service, many people just want one that has the “big name” movies. While that’s certainly ambiguous, there are a few parameters you could go by. You could look at the overall rating from critics, at fan reception, or even at the total number of awards won. 

But if you determine a movie’s value solely by the money it made, a clear winner emerges.

If you take a look at just the top grossing movies of 2019, it’ll be pretty easy to see where this list is headed. Of the top 10 movies for that year, a single studio claims the top six spots and seven spots in the top 10: Walt Disney. With every mega-hit from the studio landing straight on their own streaming platform, Disney+ naturally sits on top of the “richest library” rankings with right at $20 billion in total revenue for their catalog of films.

Netflix sits in second place with $16 billion total, largely due to its massive library (even though they’ve eschewed licensed content for original programs in recent years). Amazon claims the third spot with $7 billion, HBO fourth at $6 billion, and Hulu rounds out the top five at $4 billion. Crackle, IMDB TV, Vudu and Kanopy finish the top 9 rankings.  

Of course, just because Disney+ has the highest money-making films, that doesn’t mean they’re the “best” streaming service at all. They just happen to own all the money-making studios at the moment. However, it’s interesting to see how the list breaks down and it’s nice to see a free service nearly make the top five.

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