2017 has proven that the Dream Factory is about to change. Hollywood studios got so involved in the construction of franchises that they completely did not notice how the audience began to tire of the wave of sequels, remakes and reboots. The performances of expensive films at the box office are increasingly reminiscent of a lottery: either they bring fabulous profits, or their creation turns into multimillion-dollar losses. By 2017, blockbuster budgets have reached such heights that even $ 600-700 million does not allow many of them to be considered commercially successful projects.|
Against the background of an unintelligible performance of a number of spectacular cinema attractions, the success of films with very modest budgets immediately catches your eye. Horror films "Split" and "Get Out" managed to prove that it is not at all necessary to waste hundreds of millions of dollars for a brilliant performance at the box office. An analysis of the financial results of the year also makes it clear that viewers have become much more active in supporting films with an "adult" rating: the horror film "It" and the movie comic strip "Logan" will manage to break into the top dozen of box office leaders.
The title of the most financially successful Hollywood studio for the second year in a row went to the Walt Disney Empire. It’s scary to think what the lists of the leaders of the film distribution will look like in the future, when the big hits of the film studios of the Fox family begin to appear under the Disney brand.
"Beauty and the Beast"
Production budget - $ 160 million, fees - $ 1.263 billion.
The leader of the financial rating in 2017 was the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast", which earned $ 1.263 billion. Bill Condon's tape took only ten days at the box office to get around the picture "Mamma MIA!" and receive the title of the highest-grossing musical in history. Then the game version of the famous 1991 cartoon moved "The Hunger Games" from the first line in the list of the most successful March releases. American audiences were the main contributors to the success of Beauty and the Beast. Suffice it to say that at the end of the calendar year, only the fabulous blockbuster and The Last Jedi managed to earn more than $ 500 million in the United States. The ageless love story also enjoyed tremendous success in Japan, where it reached the $ 110 million mark. Not a bad contribution to the treasury of Walt's studio hit Disney was also brought in by the USAs, who left $ 14.9 million at the box office.
"Fast and Furious 8"
Production budget - $ 250 million, fees - $ 1.235 billion.
The main competitor of the Disney fairy tale was the action movie Fast and Furious 8, which, in turn, turned out to be the only 2017 film to make more than $ 1 billion outside the United States. Universal's most loved racing film series is in China. Residents of the Middle Kingdom brought the creators of the eighth "Fast and the Furious" an incredible $ 392.8 million. As for the American viewers, they clearly began to cool off to stories about the dizzying adventures of Dominic Toretto and company. If in 2015 the seventh part of the franchise earned $ 353 million in the United States, then the eighth was limited to only $ 225.8 million. The global revenue of Fast and Furious 8 amounted to $ 1.235 billion, which allowed its creators to more than recoup an impressive $ 250 million budget.
"Despicable Me 3"
Production budget - $ 80 million, fees - $ 1.033 billion.
On the third line is the cartoon "Despicable Me 3", which was rented by the studio Universal. Animated film by Illumination Entertainment earned $ 1.033 billion at the worldwide box office with a budget of $ 80 million. Despicable Me 3 became the highest-grossing part of the trilogy, but could not catch up on the amount of receipts of the spin-off "Minions". Nevertheless, the success of the triquel allowed the brainchild of Illumination to bypass "Shrek" and "Ice Age" in the struggle to lead the list of the highest grossing animation franchises in the history of cinema. For seven years, four cartoons about the adventures of Gru and his minions have eased the pockets of viewers by $ 3.7 billion.
Production budget - $ 175 million, fees - $ 880 million.
The fourth position in the financial rating was taken by the blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sony clearly made the right decision when it decided to involve Marvel Studios in the reboot of the Peter Parker film series. The film by Jonathan Watts did not have enough $ 10 million to outstrip Enemy in Reflection and become the highest-grossing Spider-Man film. A film comic about a young New York superhero completed worldwide distribution with a result of $ 880 million, which allowed him to enter the five most successful Marvel projects. The final collection of Homecoming makes it clear that the studio is not in vain paying fabulous royalties to Robert Downey Jr.: none of the five most profitable films of the superhero universe did not go without the participation of Tony Stark.
"War of the Wolves 2"
Production budget - $ 29.7 million, fees - $ 870 million.
The fifth line is occupied by the main troublemaker in the world box office in 2017 - the action movie "War of the Wolves 2". The Chinese film market continues to grow by leaps and bounds and increasingly makes the heads of Hollywood studios nervous. In 2015, the film "War of Wolves" earned $ 81 million in the Celestial Empire, and therefore no one expected any miracles from its sequel in the box office. However, the second film unexpectedly updated every conceivable record of the Chinese box office and earned $ 854 million in its homeland. the fees of "Wars of the Wolves 2" amounted to $ 870.3 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Part 2 "
Production budget - $ 200 million, fees - $ 863.7 million.
The sixth place in the 2017 box office was won by the superhero action movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Part 2 ", which turned out to be $ 863 million. The new film about the adventures of Peter Quill and his friends bypassed the result of the first part by $ 90 million and took the sixth place in the ranking of the most successful films of the Marvel universe. A solid contribution to the treasury of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel was made by domestic fans of movie comics, who brought its creators $ 28.3 million. By this indicator, the USAs were second only to Marvel fans from the USA, China, Great Britain and Germany.
Production budget - $ 180 million, fees - $ 848 million.
One line lower in the financial rating is another Marvel blockbuster - Thor: Ragnarok. The third film about the Thunderer from Asgard turned out to be $ 848 million. It is curious that each new film about the hero of Chris Hemsworth collects at the world box office almost $ 200 million more than its predecessor. In 2011, the first Thor earned $ 449.3 million, and two years later, its sequel stopped at $ 644.6 million.
Production budget - $ 149 million, fees - $ 822 million.
Eighth place was taken by "Wonder Woman", which grossed $ 821.9 million. The film comic about Princess Diana became the second most popular film in 2017 in the United States, behind only "Beauty and the Beast." American viewers made the superhero action game more than half of its box office - $ 412.6 million. If moviegoers from other countries were a little more active, Patty Jenkins' picture could well earn another $ 50 million and surpass "Batman v Superman" in the rating of the highest grossing films in the DC universe. br />
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Production budget - $ 230 million, fees - $ 795 million.
Who didn't impress American audiences too much was the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth Captain Jack Sparrow film made just $ 172.6 million in the United States, the worst in the history of an adventure franchise. Residents of other countries had to help out the creators of the tape with a price tag of $ 230 million. Particularly distinguished were the Chinese viewers who contributed $ 172.3 million to the Disney studio. The USAs also made their contribution to saving the pirate saga. Grossing $ 40.8 million helped the action movie Espen Sandberg and Joaquim Ronning to become the highest-grossing film in the domestic box office in 2017. Thanks to the global community of movie lovers, the total collection of the fifth Pirates amounted to $ 795 million. To the disappointment of Disney bosses, the sea saga has clearly lost ground: six years ago, on the account of the film Pirates of the Caribbean:
Production budget - $ 35 million, fees - $ 698 million.
The horror movie It closes the top ten in the financial rating. Andres Muschetti's tape was released in wide distribution just a month after The Dark Tower. No one could have imagined that the fate of the two film adaptations of Stephen King's cult books would turn out to be diametrically opposite. If "The Dark Tower" could not recoup its $ 60 million budget, then "It" became one of the main hits of the box office. Despite the fact that the R rating left the picture Muschetti without serious support from teenagers, its gross amounted to a fantastic $ 698 million. The film about the battle of the Losers Club with Pennywise became not only the most financially successful film adaptation of the works of the King of Horror, but also the highest grossing horror movie in history.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The blockbuster "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" deserves special mention, the final fees of which will become known only in a few months. Episode 8 began its journey in theaters in mid-December, but has already managed to earn $ 1.040 billion.This result helped the legendary space saga bypass the series of films about the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling and rush in pursuit of the Marvel Universe in the ranking of the highest grossing franchises in history.
The Topic of Article: Highest Grossing Movies of 2017.