Star Wars: The Last Jedi & Beauty And The Beast Were Top Movies of 2017

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Will Emma Watson Be The Belle Of The Ball In 2017 Or Will Last Jedi Be The Top Movie Of The Year?

UPDATE

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially the highest-grossing film of 2017.  The film finished the year with $539.4 million in domestic receipts. Beauty and the Beast, the #1 movie in a previous version of this post, finished the year with $504 million in receipts.

Last Jedi earned $52.5 million over the final three days of 2017 to take over the top spot.  It’s the third consecutive year that a Star Wars film has been the top film at the box office after Rogue One in 2016 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

This post has been updated to reflect the change.


The race for  the top-grossing movie of 2017 likely won’t be decided until shortly before the ball drops. Will it be Beauty and the Beast or Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

The live-action remake of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Luke Evans opened in March and pulled in almost $175 million during its debut weekend. It went on to top $504 million domestically and $1.26 billion worldwide during 2017.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened on December 15 and earned $220 million during its opening weekend. As of this writing, the film had earned $424 million in domestic theaters and more than $870 million worldwide.

In 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the top-grossing film released during the year with $532 million in receipts domestically.  However in terms of tickets sold in 2016 Finding Dory was the top film of the year, selling $486.3 million worth of tickets. Rogue One sold $408.2 million worth of tickets during the year.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast and The Fate of the Furious were among the top grossing movies of 2017
Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast and The Fate of the Furious were among the top grossing movies of 2017

The Top Ten Highest-Grossing Movies of 2017

#1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Domestic Box Office Total: $539,388,403
Opening Weekend Total: $220,009,584

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

 

#2 Beauty and the Beast

Domestic Box Office Total: $504,014,165
Opening Weekend Total: $174,750,616

Beauty and the Beast trailer

 

 

#3 Wonder Woman

Domestic Box Office Total: $412,563,408
Opening Weekend Total: $103,251,471

Wonder Woman trailer

 

#4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Domestic Box Office Total: $389,813,101
Opening Weekend Total: $146,510,104

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer

 

#5 Spider-Man: Homecoming

Domestic Box Office Total: $334,201,140
Opening Weekend Total: $117,027,503

Spider-Man: Homecing trailer

 

#6 It

Domestic Box Office Total: $327,481,748
Opening Weekend Total: $123,403,419

It trailer

 

#7 Thor: Ragnarok 

Domestic Box Office Total: $309,784,671
Opening Weekend Total: $122,744,989

Thor: Ragnarok trailer

 

#8 Despicable Me 3

Domestic Box Office Total: $264,624,300
Opening Weekend Total: $72,434,025

Despicable Me 3 trailer

 

#9 Logan

Domestic Box Office Total: $226,277,068
Opening Weekend Total: $88,411,916

Logan trailer

 

#10 The Fate of the Furious

Domestic Box Office Total: $225,764,765
Opening Weekend Total: $98,786,705

The Fate of the Furious trailer

 

Speaking of movies, All The Money In The World is now in theaters.  It’s the film Ridley Scott famously reshot in just nine days after the demise of Kevin Spacey.

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