The Los Angeles district, Hollywood, is not the center of the American West Coast megalopolis, but it is one of the planetary centers.
Hollywood has been a part of Los Angeles since 1903 when the first recording happened. Construction of the first film studio began in August 1909.
The true history of Hollywood begins with the first authentic American genre, Western. On the one hand, there was a place for a visionary like David Wark Griffith, regarded by many as Aristotle of film language, but also of the decadent Cecil B. DeMille, who offered the vision that film was larger than life.
It is widely accepted that the classic Hollywood film, as a combination of narrative and stylistic features, formed around 1917 and remained relatively unchanged until the 1960s. What happened after that? There are conflicting opinions among film theorists and historians on the subject.
It should be said that between 1915 and in 1960, at least about 15,000 films were made in Hollywood. In the film industry, on the other hand, it was a widespread belief that Hollywood reached the end of its mature existence in the late 1950s. Most production studios have shifted her focus to television production, many are reduced their study capacity, the stars became free agents, most manufacturers became independent.
In 1960, a degree of technical excellence achieved – high-resolution color film, wide-screen formats introduced and very faithful magnetic sound records set the standards which are still valid today. Also, other styles started challenging Hollywood. First, there is an international art film, directed by Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, some Italian directors, and the French New Wave.
Today, Hollywood is emerging as a new residential neighborhood funded by entrepreneur H. J. Vhitlei (“father of Hollywood”). Hollywood has become a kind of elite neighborhood, as are other parts of Los Angeles on the edge of the hilly area. Hollywood gained worldwide fame when it became the center of the American film industry.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
These 2,500 stars are memorials to the entertainment industry and feature the names of actors, musicians, directors, producers, music and theater groups, fictional characters, and more. Of all the stars on the celebrity track, 47% belong to the movie category, 24% to television, 17% to music, 10% to radio and less than 2% to theater actors. About 20 stars added each year.
Top 20 Most Popular and Business Success Movies Of Hollywood
Net Profit $2,797,800,564 – Year 2019
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Net Profit $2,790,439,000 Year 2009
Avatar (marketed as James Cameron’s Avatar) is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.
Net Profit $2,194,439,542, Year – 1997
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Produced by: James Cameron; Jon Landau. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Bill Paxton.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Net Profit – $2,068,223,624, Year – 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the first installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following the story of Return of the Jedi, and is the seventh episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga”.
Avengers: Infinity War
Net Profit – $2,048,359,754, Year – 2018
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Produced by: Kevin Feige.
Net Profit – $1,670,400,637, Year – 2015
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series and the first installment of the planned Jurassic World trilogy, while also serving as a direct sequel to the franchise’s first film, Jurassic Park (1993).
The Lion King
Net Profit – $1,656,943,394, Year – 2019
The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name.
Net Profit – $1,518,812,988, Year – 2012
Marvel’s The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sixth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner as the Avengers, alongside Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Net Profit – $1,515,047,671, Year – 2015
Furious 7 is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. A sequel to 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, it is the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham. Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Walker), and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesty for their past crimes in Fast & Furious 6, until Deckard Shaw (Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother Owen Shaw, puts the team in danger once again.
Net Profit – $1,450,026,933, Year – 2019
Frozen II is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The 58th animated film produced by the studio, it is the sequel to the 2013 film Frozen and features the return of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and composer Christophe Beck. Lee also returns as a screenwriter, penning the screenplay from a story by her, Buck, Marc E. Smith, Anderson-Lopez, and Lopez, while Byron Howard executive-produced the film. Veteran voice cast Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, and Ciarán Hinds return as their previous characters, and they are joined by newcomers Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Rachel Matthews, and Jeremy Sisto.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Net Profit – $1,402,805,868, Year – 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to The Avengers (2012) and the 11th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Net Profit – $1,346,913,161, Year – 2018
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Net Profit – $1,341,932,398, Year – 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the second of two cinematic parts based on J. K. Rowling’s 2007 novel of the same name.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
Net Profit – $1,332,539,889, Year – 2017
the film’s title was announced as Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Similarly to The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, “Episode VIII” was included in the film’s opening crawl. The Last Jedi had its world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Net Profit – $1,308,467,944, Year – 2018
Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film and the sequel to Jurassic World (2015). Directed by J. A. Bayona, it is the second installment of the planned Jurassic World trilogy and the fifth overall installment of the Jurassic Park film series.
Net Profit – $1,280,802,282, Year – 2013
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 53rd Disney animated feature film, it is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”.
Beauty and the Beast
Net Profit – $1,263,521,126, Year – 2017
Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, it was filmed entirely in Britain with predominantly British principal actors. The film is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s 18th-century fairy tale. It features an ensemble cast including Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the eponymous characters, with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson in supporting roles.
Net Profit – $1,242,805,359, Year – 2018
Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Brad Bird, it is the sequel to The Incredibles (2004) and the second full-length installment of the franchise.
The Fate of the Furious
Net Profit – $1,236,005,118, Year – 2017
The Fate of the Furious follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel), who has settled down with his wife Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez), until cyberterrorist Cipher (Theron) coerces him into working for her and turns him against his team, forcing them to find Dom and take down Cipher.
Iron Man 3
Net Profit – $1,214,811,252, Year – 2013
Iron Man 3 is a 2013 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), and the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).