The end of 2017 is just days away, which explains why so many movie fans are reflecting on the best (and worst) movies that have entered into the world of cinema within the past 12 months.
What were the biggest box-office hits of the year? Love them or hate them, numbers do not lie.
According to our friends over at Box Office Mojo, here is the list of the top box-office movies of 2017 (as of December 27th).
As you can see from the links above, we have the vast majority of these blockbuster hit films in stock (or at least available for pre-order) right now.
The only ones that we don't have right now are Coco and Thor: Ragnarok (but that will change within the next month or so) along with Star Wars: The Last Jedi which just came out in theaters nearly 2 weeks ago.
If you look at this list long enough, you will notice quite a few trends emerge. For instance, quite a few of the films featured on the list of the top 20 box-office hits of 2017 were:
Here's the thing: Based on the current list of highly-anticipated films in 2018, chances are that the same 3 "trends" outlined above will still dominate the list this time next year as well.
When you think about it, though, there's nothing wrong with that. Why? That sense of familiarity is what drives people to the theaters. However, there are also those original "firestarters" that captivate audiences (and award attention) even though they are brand new stories. For example, love it or hate it, Get Out was an amazing example of that type of originality this year. Pixar has been known for creating original hits for decades now in addition to adding cars (pun intended) to its Franchise Train. Coco is an example of that from this year's list.
Perhaps the fact that Beauty and the Beast is at the very top of the list for this year draws even more attention to the successful pattern that Disney has established by revisiting their animated classics and adapting them into live films, CGI movies or artistic combinations of both.
If it was not for box office dollars, which number deserves to be the #1 movie of 2017? Share your comments below!