Top films globally in 2017: Beauty and the Beast top the global box office in 2017
2017 at the global box office was a story of remakes, sequels and superheroes where a beauty and a beast in live action was the top film of the year while the 8th Furious film wasn't far behind.
Beauty and the Beast, the live action version, was the top at the global box office during 2017 helping Disney to be, by a long way, the biggest studio of 2017 with 6 of the top 10 films coming from the mouse house.
Universal also did well in the runner up spot with Fast and Furious 8 and Despicable Me 3 at 2 and 3 as the long established series bucked a trend of diminished returns for sequels throughout the year.
Warner did well with the DC cinematic universe and the horror hit IT filling in the lower end of the list although Justice League failed to make the top 10 (although it is still on general release at the end of 2017).
Here is the top 10 films of 2017 across the globe.
For the second week there was no stopping blockbuster IT as its makes a global gross of $120.3 million from 57 countries to remain on top.
The Stephen King adaptation from Warner Bros. is doing great business at the world box office and has now taken $371.3 million in total and should get to $500 million easily.
War For the Planet of The Apes opened in China this last week and did great business pushing the film back to number 2 with a weekly global gross of $63.2 million from 22 countries.
The film has been around a while now and is just shy of the half billion mark in global grosses with $433.7 million.
Highest new film of the week is American Assassin which makes its debut at number 3 this week with $21 million from 42 countries.
top total grossing movie on the top 10 this week is Spider-Man Homecoming which this week takes its total global gross to $861.2 million after a $16 million week from 44 countries.
For the second weekend IT reigned at the US box office, while the battle for highest new film went to American Assassin rather than Mother as some expected.
Grossing $60 million on its second weekend of release Warner Bros. have a true hit on their hands with IT, for a horror film, as it has been marketed, a 50% drop is fantastic.
This weekend gross takes the films total gross in the US to $218 million after 2 weekend of release, this should be enough to see the film go well over $300 million at the box office.
After much hype the Jennifer Lawrence starring Mother! could not beat American Assassin as the top new film, the former enters the chart at number 2 with $14.8 million.
Maybe this is a lesson for over hyped film as Assassin didn’t get nearly as much marketing dollars and yes outgrossed it 2 to 1 on their debuts.
Mother! did come in at number 3 with $7.5 million, although to put things into perspective IT at number 1 made more that the rest of the box office put together.
Once again Spider-Man Homecoming does the double whammy of longest running film with 11 weeks on the chart and highest total grossing movie with $330 million in US grosses to date.
After a few weeks of non performances at the US box office this week a major blockbuster in the shape of IT not only brings it back to life but does so in record breaking style.
Director Andres Muschietti who previously directed Mama, brings to the screen Stephen Kings IT, and break the US September record for opening film in style.
After a few weeks of nothing to go and see at the movies the American public came out to the tune of $117 million, this is more double the previous highest September opening film.
Warner Bros. who distributed the film pumped a lot of marketing dollars into the film and it worked, although with little else in competition it was not hard to get people to realise the film was being released, and it worked.
Also new this week is Reese Witherspoon in Home Again which opened in the number 2 spot, little hype for this film meant a $9 million opening.
The Hitmans Bodyguard fell to number 3 this week with $4.8 million, now in its 4th weekend the film has grossed a total of $64 million.
Longest running film on the chart is Spider-Man Homecoming which has now spent 10 weeks on the chart, its also the highest total grossing film with $327 million.
In a summer of superheroes, Apes and Pirates it was a was film which out grossed everything with few stars but a visionary director who is a master of storytelling.
Christopher Nolan has become one of the most prolific directors in modern cinema and he took the moving story of Dunkirk to the top over the summer to the tune of £53 million.
It was by far the top film of the summer season with the closest competitor at number 2 Spider-Man Homecoming which brought home just why of £30 million.
Next up is the highest grossing film ever from a female director in the shape of Wonder Woman which grossed £22 million while the apes rules at number 4 with War For The Planet of The Apes grossing £20 million.
IN recent years a new Pirates of the Caribbean film would have meant big money but Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge came in at 5 with under £20 million, far less than previous entries.
Looking further down the top films of the summer in the UK Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 was the sixth top film while Alien: Covenant was the seventh and Baby Driver the eight.
Rounding out the top 10 is The Emoji Movie at nine and finally Cars 3 at number ten, another film which is suffering from series fatigue and has done far worse than the others in the series.
Looking forward to the holiday season ahead we can expect top film from IT to Kingsman The Golden Circle, Blade Runner 2049 to Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League to Star Wars: The LAst Jedi.
The USA had a long weekend and with no new released The Hitmans Bodyguard remained at the top of the chart with a little over $10 million.
Following on from the last couple of weekends, and with nothing in the way of big new films the US box office is seeing very little action giving The Hitmans Bodyguard the chance to spend a third week on top.
For a film with this much time at the top it has only taken $54 million in total.
The biggest news of the week is that this should all end next week with the release of the highly praised and scary IT, and with little pulling in audiences the film could get a bigger than normal opening.
Highest total grossing film of the week on the US box office is Spider-Man Homecoming which has now grossed $323 million while the longest running film is Despicable Me 3 which has been around for 10 weeks.
In the US last weekend Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson head up with The Hitmans Bodyguard and a small $21 million on their debut weekend.
Not many punters went to the cinema in the US this last weekend, probably all traveling to The Great American Eclipse that happened on Monday, so the top film has the smallest opening in many a week.
The end of August is never a big time for releases with the school returning after the summer and many big name blockbusters waiting for the lucrative holiday season.
Falling to number 2 is Annabelle Creation with a weekend take of $15.5 million, this brings the horror films total to $64 million from 2 weekends of release.
Also new this week was Daniel Craig in Lucky Logan which made its debut at 3 with $8 million.
Spider-Man Homecoming was the top total grossing film of the weekend with the film now having taken $314 million and also the longest running film with 7 weeks on the chart.
The Dark Tower this week makes its debut at the top of the US box office stopping Dunkirk from making it a trio of weeks at number 1.
Its a far softer debut that was expected as The Dark Tower debuts with just shy of $20 million, although it was good enough to see it at number 1.
More was expected considering the high profile stars in Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey and the connection to Stephen Kings world though his novels.
Dunkirk gave up the top spot but with a 3rd weekend gross of $17 million the film has been another massive success for director Christopher Nolan.
The films total gross in the US now sits at $133 million with $200 million fast approaching.
Also new this week is Kidnapped starring Halle Berry which debuts at 5 with $10 million.
Longest running film this week is once again Despicable Me 3 although the top total grossing movie this week is Spider-Man Homecoming with $294 million.
The last in the trilogy of Planet of The Apes prequel movies opens at the top of the Uk box office this week knocking Spider-Man Homecoming off after just a single week.
War For The Planet of The Apes which stars Woody Harrelson and Any Serkis hits the top with a weekend gross of £7.1 million, a very good gross for a critically praised film.
The trilogy of films has been constant on its debut and this does better than Rise but not quite at good as Dawn's £8 million debut.
With this in mind I'd expect this to end its run in the £30 million region.
Spider-Man Homecoming falls to number 3 this week leapfrogging over Despicable Me 3 by the tightest of margins with a £3.7 million weekend.
This brings the films total gross to £16 million after 10 days of release and is looking set to match the first Spider-Man film from 2002.
Despicable Me at number 2 took £3.8 million and has now grossed £26 million from 3 weekends of release.
For the Monday - Sunday week the top film would have been Spider-Man with a £7.4 million weekly gross with Apes second and Despicable Me 3 third.
For the third weekend running The Boss Baby is the longest running film with 15 weeks and the highest grossing with £28 million.
A year ago
This time last year expectations were high when the rebooted Ghostbusters hit the top on its debut knocking off The Secret Life of Pets after 3 weeks on top.
Five years ago
Ice Age: Continental Drift stayed on top for a third week while the top new film was Magic Mike at number 3.
Ten years ago
It was a rare summer release for Harry Potter as Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix hit the top on its debut knocking Shrek The Third down to 2.
Fifteen years ago
Scooby Doo was the top film of the week making its debut while Minority Report fell to number 2 after a week on top.
Twenty years ago
Batman and Robin stayed on top for a third weekend with the top new film Murder at 1600 landing at 3.
Twenty five years ago
Batman Returns was the top film of the week landing at number 1 on its debut while The Player fell to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.
The apes were no competition for the spider as Spider-Man Homecoming holds on to the top of the global box office for a second week.
With a $117.5 million week from 64 countries the Marvel version of the popular franchise hold the top spot beating all competition with relative ease.
This brings the films total global gross to $469 million and the film is set to go over half a billion this week, a billion could be a stretch though.
War For The Planet of The Apes is the top new film at 2 with $102.5 million from 62 countries and a 55% 45% split from US to rest of the world.
This is the series finale and despite not taking as much as the previous film this is still on track to be another winner for the much loved series.
Highest total grossing film on the global box office this week is Wonder Woman which has now taken an incredible $764.8 million.
The prequel trilogy of The Planet of The Apes concludes this year with the release of War For The Planet of The Apes, and the much loved series makes its debut at the top.
Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Woody Harrelson and a motion capped Andy Serkis the third film in this trilogy makes its US debut with $56 million.
Spider-Man Homecoming spends just a week at the top and falls to number 2 with a weekend gross of $45.2 million.
This brings the film total US gross to $208 million from 10 days of play, good for a Spider-Man movie and about inline with most of the others if not a little higher, especially from its immediate predecessor.
Also new this week is horror film Wish Upon which opens in 7th place with $5.5 million.
Wonder Woman it yet again the longest stay on the box office with a 7 week run and the highest total grossing film with $380 million from the US box office.
Spider-Man joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in Spider-Man Homecoming and with the help of Iron Man tops the Uk box office.
The new re-boot (the third for the franchise) stars Tom Holland and reaches the top with a £9.3 million opening weekend.
In terms of previous Spider-Man films this is fairly standard with only Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man doing far better.
Despicable Me 3 falls to second place but still manages a £5 million weekend which brings the films total gross to nearly £20 million.
With the school summer holidays fast approaching expect this film to hang around for a while.
Yet gain The Boss Baby is the longest running film of the week with 14 weeks on total on the chart and it is also the highest total grossing film with £28 million.
A year ago
The Secret Life of Pets held on to the top of the chart with The Legend of Tarzan coming in as the highest new film at number 2.
Five years ago
The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield made its debut at the top of the box office on its debit weekend knocking Ice Age: Continental Drift down to number 2.
Ten years ago
Shrek The Third remained at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Die Hard 4.0 starring Bruce Willis at number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Tom Cruise starred in Minority Reports which too over at the top on its debut while Spider-Man fell to number 2 after 3 weeks on top.
Twenty years ago
Batman and Robin remained on top while the top new film was George Clooney in One Fine Day at number 2.
Twenty five years ago
The Player stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Sleepwalkers at number 2.
Across the globe this week Spider-Man Homecoming makes its debut at the top with a global gross of $257 million from 57 countries.
The first Spider-Man film to be released into the MCU the film also stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man which seems to have broadened the appeal of the film.
The film did well in the US taking $117 million but took $140 million on the international markets with South Korea leading the way.
Despicable Me 3 fell from the top to number 2 this week with $172.9 million from 61 countries, this brings the film total global gross to $447.5 million.
Wonder Woman is at number 4 this week and is the highest total grossing film globally, it has now grossed $745 million and is still showing in 65 countries.
Worth a mention if The House That Never Dies II, only released in 1 country it sits at number 6 this week with $14 million.
Cars 3 this week falls to number 8, with a total gross of $193 million globally it could well end up as the lowest grossing Pixar movie to date.
The third re-boot of the popular Spider-Man swings onto the top of the US box office this week with one major difference from the previous series of the character.
Spider-Man Homecoming unlike the previous films is a Marvel film and part of the Disney MCU which allow it to feature Iron Man and Captain America, and it would seem audience are enjoy it.
Taking $117 million at the US box office this weekend it is the first time since the Sam Raimi Spider-Man that the series will make big money.
After making its debut at number 1 last week Despicable Me 3 falls to number 2 with a $34 million weekend, more than 50% drop from last week.
This brings the films total US gross to about $150 from its first 10 days of release, it will be the lowest grossing of the series.
Wonder Woman is the longest running film on the US box office this week with 6 weeks, it is also the highest total grossing with $368 million.
Spider-Man Homecoming gets a second trailer and we get to see The Vulture in this trailer.
Appearances from Iron Man and Captain America certainly re-enforce this is also in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
File is due for release later this year.
Spider-Man homecoming - first trailer for the upcoming reboot.
Ironman and baddies feature - thats it really.