TOP BOX OFFICE EARNERS 2017
Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie BLOG 5th January 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Here we look at the very best movie Box Office successes of 2017 and some of the not so good. We start with the most successful of 2017. Is your favourite there?
Rank Movie Worldwide PRODUCTION
Box Office COSTS
1 Beauty and the Beast $1,263,714,165 $160 million
2 The Fate of the Furious $1,237,466,026 $350 million including marketing costs).
3 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $1,066,311,829 $200 million
4 Despicable Me 3 $1,034,689,122 $80 million.
5 Spider-Man: Homecoming $879,658,781 $175 million
6 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $863,613,101 $200 million
7 Wolf Warrior 2 $861,434,171 US$30.1 million
8 Thor: Ragnarok $846,800,126 $180 million
9 Wonder Woman $817,012,815 $120 million
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
$794,758,876 $320 million
11 It $697,581,748 $35 million
12 Justice League $652,446,295 $300 million
13 Logan $615,577,068 $97 million
14 Transformers: The Last Knight $603,968,683 $217 million.
15 Kong: Skull Island $561,137,727 $185 million
16 Coco $541,365,513 $175–200 million
17 Dunkirk $504,794,013 $100 million
18 The Boss Baby $492,317,334 $125 million
19 War for the Planet of the Apes $490,280,162 $150 million
20 The Mummy $410,326,841 $125–195 million
21 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $392,931,452 $104 million.
22 Fifty Shades Darker $381,081,967 $55 million
23 Cars 3 $378,301,115 $175 million
24 xXx: Return of Xander Cage $345,114,933 $85 million.
25 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $338,224,946 $90–110 million
26 Never Say Die $333,299,054 N/A
27 Murder on the Orient Express $326,216,328 $55 million
28 The Lego Batman Movie $310,940,997 $80 million
29 Annabelle: Creation $305,492,201 $15 millio
30 Split $278,449,984 $9 million
1. “Beauty and the Beast” — $1.26 billion Disney
Production cost: $160 million
Disney’s process of doing live-action versions of its animated classics is going smoothly. 2016’s “Jungle Book” almost hit the $1 billion mark worldwide ($966.5 million) and “Beauty and the Beast” did this year. On deck: “Lion King.”
But what about “The Last Jedi?” Disney/Lucasfilm
Production cost: $250 million
It’s only been out for a weekend, but if past “Star Wars” movies from the last couple of years are any indication, “The Last Jedi” will at least top the domestic box office by the time the year closes.
The movie has already earned $220 million domestically ($450 million worldwide), projections have the movie around the $750 million mark by early January, which means the movie would likely have surpassed the $504 million domestic mark of current leader “Beauty and the Beast” by the new year.
Global box office: $138 million
Production budget: $19 million
Why it’s on the list: Universal’s raucous and joyous “Girls Trip” became a serious breakout hit as an R-rated comedy — an area which had seen plenty of stumbles in recent years, with nothing resembling a major adult comedy success since Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” and Melissa McCarthy’s “Spy” two years earlier. It reinvigorated the road-trip genre, was a star-making vehicle for Tiffany Haddish and got director Malcolm D. Lee a first-look deal at Universal.
Global box office: $64 million
Production cost: $125 million
Why it’s on the list: In September, 2016, Viacom announced that it was taking “a programming impairment charge” of $115 million for losses from this Paramount live-action CGI adventure — four months before it even opened the movie, which had originally been set to open in 2015. Paramount had announced the film in 2013 as the launch of a franchise.
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
Global box office: $148 million
Production budget: $175 million
Why it’s on the list: Warner Bros. had been attempting to develop a King Arthur project for many years — first as an “Excalibur” remake and then as a possible six-film franchise set in the Arthurian world. Shooting began in 2015 with Charlie Hunnam starring but the original release date of July 22, 2016, was then delayed four times. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” drew only $39 million domestically and international markets provided little aid with Russia delivering the best performance with $12 million, followed by China with $8 million.
Global box office: $8 million
Production cost: $90 million
Why it’s on the list: “The Promise” had a decent pedigree with Terry George directing and Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale in a story set in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. The film was released to coincide with the anniversary of the Armenian genocide and opened in ninth place with $4.1 million at more than 2,251 locations. The production was financed mostly by the late MGM owner Kirk Kerkorian, who posthumously received the only executive producer credit of his career.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle – Albert Einstein.
Happiness is…a satisfying well produced film with an interesting story
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER IT’S A CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY
Arnold Brown: “I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation – but I’m not very good at it.”
Love is…Someone who will never let you go
TRACK OF THE DAY
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