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The Top 20 Box Office Hits Of 2017 (And The Ones We Have Right Now)

The Top 20 Box Office Hits Of 2017 (And The Ones We Have Right Now)

December 27, 2017 25 Comments

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.

top 10 box office movies 2017

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). 

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  6. IT
  7. Thor: Ragnarok
  8. Despicable Me 3
  9. Logan
  10. The Fate of the Furious
  11. Justice League
  12. Dunkirk
  13. The LEGO Batman Movie
  14. Get Out
  15. The Boss Baby
  16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  17. Kong: Skull Island
  18. Coco
  19. Cars 3
  20. War for the Planet of the Apes

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: 

  • Franchise Follow-Ups: Follow-up installments of blockbuster franchises (Star WarsFast and the FuriousGuardians of the GalaxyCarsPlanet of the ApesPirates of the CarribeanThor, Logan, and Despicable Me.)
  • Remakes, Reboots & Remixes: Either a remake, reboot or a remix of an older film (Beauty and the BeastSpider-Man: HomecomingKong: Skull Island
  • Superhero Movies: No need to list those, right? 

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. 

WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK...

If it was not for box office dollars, which number deserves to be the #1 movie of 2017? Share your comments below!



25 Responses

Angel Sherburne
Angel Sherburne

December 28, 2017

There are many #1’s on the list, and while there are a few that I haven’t seen, I have seen most. Beauty and the Beast was wonderful, and a sound choice for family entertainment. If I had to put just one movie at #1, for other than monies, I would put War for the Planet of the Apes at the top. I grew up watching the originals and it was a great teacher of empathy and need for equality. I have to say these movies exceeded the originals for the overall feel and special effects. Caesar was a tortured soul that still managed compassion and empathy in the end of his life. The use of CGI did not detract from the messages. I cried for Caesar, and that is the gold standard in my book… er movie.

Kent
Kent

December 27, 2017

I think Logan as well. Although it was still technically a comic movie from a long going frachise, it felt fresh. Hugh Jackman nailed it this time as we could empathize with his emotions as an audience. It was easy to care about what was happening in the movie and surprises us at the end. Solid movie overall.

Richard McLean
Richard McLean

December 27, 2017

I loved Thor Raganarok, it was just Flat Out Fun. I also Loved The Last Jedi.
I’m loving that the types of stories that I’ve always enjoyed in other mediums are dominating at the Movie Theater right now.

Misty
Misty

December 27, 2017

To me, Logan should be #1. That movie really did have it all, and I hate that it’ll probably be overlooked by the Academy.

Mark
Mark

December 27, 2017

The only film in that list that deserves to be number 1 is number 14 Get Out. However, if I had my way Baby Driver would be number 1 with Get Out in 2nd place.

Brian Irizarry
Brian Irizarry

December 27, 2017

Star Wars and Spiderman were my two most hyped movies of the year and Wonder Woman did a fantastic job keeping the DCU afloat but if I had to choose what deserves to be number one, it would have to be Coco without a doubt. Pixar delivered not only some of the most beautiful visuals to date in a Pixar film but the story was just incredible, full of twists and turns that put my emotions to the test. I can’t wait to see it again

Michale Coover
Michale Coover

December 27, 2017

I think I would have to go with Wonder Woman after a host of poorly made super heroe films Patty Jenkins really did a great movie and Gal Gadot is a star in the making

In the #2 spot I would go with Wind River

They kept the trend going with Thor Ragnarok

Sheryl
Sheryl

December 27, 2017

A tie between Wonder Woman and Thor. They both took the super hero basics and brought them to Oscar quality status.

William M Hayes
William M Hayes

December 27, 2017

I believe that Guardians of the galaxy 2 should be number 1.

Andy G
Andy G

December 27, 2017

I think Coco deserves to be #1 on this list! It had an amazing story, stunning visuals, and a great cast. I did enjoy War for the Planet of the Apes, Logan, GOTG2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and The LEGO Batman Movie as well but Coco comes out on top in my opinion!

Will
Will

December 27, 2017

It was Wonder Woman.
That was the best origin story I’ve seen yet.

Jonathan O
Jonathan O

December 27, 2017

I wish I had seen The Last Jedi so I could weigh in, but out of the few that I have seen, I’d have to put War of the Planet of the Apes as number one. I’m a big fan of both the old and new movies (minus the remake circa early 2000s?). But besides that, when I watched it, I truly felt that it was an enjoyable experience. It was telling a dramatic and moving story, it connected emotionally, it had fantastic visuals (considering that a significant part of the film is rendered in CGI), and it had a sprinkle of humor as well. I haven’t felt that good and that satisfied watching a movie in quite a long time!

Craig
Craig

December 27, 2017

The Last Jedi. My 8 year old walked out of the theater with a big grin on her face saying “That is the best movie I’ve ever seen”. So that gets my vote.

Rebecca Phillips
Rebecca Phillips

December 27, 2017

I have not seen all the movies on this list, but out of the ones I have seen, I think Thor is my top pick. There a bunch on this list that are really up at the top for different reasons. I would not say Beauty and the Beast is number one though.

Shane Ramjutton
Shane Ramjutton

December 27, 2017

For me #12 Dunkirk deserves the #1 spot. Purely for pushing cinema to new heights which no other movie on that list does.

Tim K
Tim K

December 27, 2017

My favorite was the last Jedi . But being born in 1977, I have literally been raised on Star Wars from the beginning. Other than Star Wars my favorite would have been Thor Ragnarock.

Rick Holden
Rick Holden

December 27, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was not only my favorite movie of 2017, but it is also one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time.

Jeanine
Jeanine

December 27, 2017

From this list, I’d have to go with Thor: Ragnarok. Other favorites from this year would be Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Shape of Water and The Greatest Showman.

Derek
Derek

December 27, 2017

Have to go with Thor Ragnorok

Bradley Esqueda
Bradley Esqueda

December 27, 2017

IT definitely deserves to be number 1! No other movie started with a small amount of buzz and became one of the biggest movies of the year. Definitely top spot worthy.

Tiffany S Johnson
Tiffany S Johnson

December 27, 2017

I think the best was Girls Trip. It had all the elements that make a good movie.

Leonardo Ramirez
Leonardo Ramirez

December 27, 2017

I enjoyed Spider-Man Homecoming with the last Jedi coming closer.

Rick
Rick

December 27, 2017

The movie I enjoyed the best this year was Guardians of the Galaxy part 2. I also liked Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049 even though they both did not make the list.

Michael Ali
Michael Ali

December 27, 2017

IMHO Star Wars The Last Jedi should be as it closes a chapter of Luke, and brings in a new chapter of Kylo/Rey. Also being Carrie Fisher last movie (yest I have a big crush on it) it should be on the top of the list.

Eric
Eric

December 27, 2017

I think Wonder Woman deserves to by #1.

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