2017 Global Box Office Results!

Well the tills have stopped tinging, the credit cards have stopped tapping and registers are all closed on the box office for 2017 across the globe and the results are in. The year came in around the $34.4bn, circa 11% off 2016’s haul of $38.6bn (** will update once final numbers have been posted).

Every single film in the top ten are franchise entries or remakes.

Globally it was Beauty and the Beast that came out on top with a whopping $1.264bn with The Fate of the Furious taking out silver on $1.235bn and a late roaring charge from Star Wars: The Last Jedi which took bronze on $1.056bn.

What’s outstanding to see here is the performance of the Chinese box office smash Wolf Warrior 2, which came in 6th, with $870.3m of which $854.2m came from China alone. If that’s not a signal to the heft that the Chinese theatrical market has on global cinema, I don’t know what is!?!

Marvel Cinematic Universe took out 3 slots in the top 10 with Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.2m), Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 ($863.70m) and Thor: Ragnarok ($848.10m) whilst DC landed on spot with Wonder Woman ($821.80m) taking 9th.

The first original idea/non sequel/non franchise films to hit the leader board come in at 16th, 17th & 18th with Coco ($541.1m), Dunkirk ($525.2m), and The Boss Baby ($498.9m) respectively.

Horror made a big come back in 2017 with 6 entries in the top 40. It led the pack with $698.10m at #11, The Mummy came in #20 with $409.1m, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter took #29 with $312.2m, Annabelle: Creation #31 with $306.5m, Split garnered #32 wth $278.3m, and Get Out #34 with $254.3m.

From a studio perspective Disney once again led the pack with a $5.78bn year, 20% off last year’s record breaking $7.26bn haul, with thanks to Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two, Thor: Ragnarok, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Warner gained ground over 2016 with a $4.89bn year with thanks to Wonder Woman, It, Justice League, Kong: Skull Island, and Dunkirk. Universal took bronze with $4.66bn, up a whopping 29% on 2016, with thanks to The Fate of the Furious, Despicable Me 3, The Mummy, 50 Shades Darker, The Great Wall, Split, and Get Out. Fox slipped to 4th with $3.17bn, down 23% on 2016, with Logan, The Boss Baby, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle being their big earners. Sony held ground year on year for fifth with $2.23bn, just a smidge up on 2016, on the back of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, and The Emoji Movie. Paramount Pictures landed in 6th with $1.68bn, line ball with 2016, on the back of Transformers: The Last Knight, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Baywatch, and Daddy’s Home 2.

# Studio 2017 ($mil) 2016 ($mil) % Diff M/S 2017
1 Disney  $5,776  $7,264 -20% 23%
3 WB (inc New Line)  $4,888  $4,720 4% 20%
2 Universal  $4,660  $3,616 29% 19%
4 Fox (inc Fox S)  $3,186  $4,126 -23% 13%
5 Sony  $2,282  $2,273 0% 9%
6 Paramount $1,677  $1,683 0% 7%
7 Lionsgate
(inc LG/S)
$1,188  $2,114 -44% 5%
8 STX Entertainment  $599  $312 92% 2%
9 Focus Features  $237  $445 -47% 1%
10 Weinstein Company  $177  $160 11% 1%
Totals  $24,670  $26,711 -8%

Figures from Boxofficemojo

1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $1,263.50
2 The Fate of the Furious Uni. $1,235.80
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV $1,056.40
4 Despicable Me 3 Uni. $1,033.50
5 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony $880.20
6 Wolf Warrior 2 HC $870.30
7 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV $863.70
8 Thor: Ragnarok BV $848.10
9 Wonder Woman WB $821.80
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV $794.90
11 It WB (NL) $698.10
12 Justice League WB $652.90
13 Logan Fox $616.80
14 Transformers: The Last Knight Par. $605.40
15 Kong: Skull Island WB $566.70
16 Coco BV $541.10
17 Dunkirk WB $525.20
18 The Boss Baby Fox $498.90
19 War for the Planet of the Apes Fox $490.70
20 The Mummy (2017) Uni. $409.10
21 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox $395.50
22 Cars 3 BV $383.80
23 Fifty Shades Darker Uni. $381.00
24 Your Name. FUN $355.30
25 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Par. $346.10
26 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony $338.80
27 The Great Wall Uni. $334.60
28 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Fox $326.30
29 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter SGem $312.20
30 The LEGO Batman Movie WB $312.00
31 Annabelle: Creation WB (NL) $306.50
32 Split Uni. $278.30
33 Blade Runner 2049 WB $258.20
34 Get Out Uni. $254.30
35 Kung Fu Yoga WGUSA $254.20
36 Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Sony $246.60
37 Alien: Covenant Fox $240.70
38 Baby Driver TriS $226.90
39 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX $225.90
40 The Emoji Movie Sony $217.00
41 Geostorm WB $208.40
42 Wonder LGF $198.50
43 Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony $197.20
44 A Dog’s Purpose Uni. $196.20
45 Baywatch Par. $177.90
46 The Hitman’s Bodyguard LG/S $176.60
47 Daddy’s Home 2 Par. $174.30
48 John Wick: Chapter Two LG/S $171.50
49 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Par. $169.80
50 Duckweed CL $151.10
51 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB $148.70
52 Power Rangers (2017) LGF $142.30
53 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion GrtIndia $141.50
54 The Foreigner STX $140.40
55 Girls Trip Uni. $139.00
56 American Made Uni. $134.90
57 Ferdinand Fox $128.70
58 A Bad Moms Christmas STX $127.30
59 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox $125.30
60 The LEGO Ninjago Movie WB $123.10
61 Happy Death Day Uni. $115.20
62 The Dark Tower Sony $111.80
63 Buddies in India CL $109.60
64 Leap! Wein. $103.20
65 Railroad Tigers WGUSA $102.20
66 Jigsaw LGF $102.10
67 Life (2017) Sony $100.50
68 The Shack LG/S $96.90
69 Pitch Perfect 3 Uni. $96.10
70 Some Like It Hot (Qing Shung) CL $95.70
71 Atomic Blonde Focus $95.70
72 The Greatest Showman Fox $89.40
73 Going in Style (2017) WB (NL) $84.90
74 Rings Par. $83.10
75 A Taxi Driver WGUSA $81.70
76 Underworld: Blood Wars SGem $81.10
77 American Assassin LGF $66.60
78 One Piece Film: Gold FUN $66.20
79 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature ORF $65.10
80 Victoria and Abdul Focus $64.80
81 Monster Trucks Par. $64.50
82 How to be a Latin Lover PNT $61.90
83 Everything, Everything WB $61.60
84 The Mountain Between Us Fox $61.10
85 Snatched Fox $60.80
86 Confidential Assignment CJ $56.00
87 The Big Sick LGF $55.30
88 The Star Sony $53.60
89 My Little Pony: The Movie LGF $52.30
90 Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween LGF $48.30
91 Rough Night Sony $47.30
92 Logan Lucky BST $47.30
93 The Battleship Island CJ $46.10
94 All Eyez on Me LG/S $44.90
95 mother! Par. $44.50
96 Flatliners (2017) Sony $44.40
97 47 Meters Down ENTMP $44.30
98 The Snowman Uni. $43.10
99 Gifted FoxS $42.60
100 T2: Trainspotting TriS $41.70
101 Fist Fight WB (NL) $41.10
102 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox $40.10
103 The House WB (NL) $34.20
104 Wind River Wein. $33.80
105 Sleepless ORF $32.80
106 Kidnap (2017) Aviron $30.70
107 The Beguiled (2017) Focus $27.30
108 Home Again ORF $27.00
109 Judwaa 2 FIP $26.90
110 CHiPs WB $26.80
111 The Bye Bye Man STX $26.70
112 A Cure for Wellness Fox $26.60
113 Darkest Hour Focus $25.60
114 Badrinath Ki Dulhania FIP $25.20
115 Born in China BV $25.00
116 The Founder Wein. $24.10
117 The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus $23.20
118 Only The Brave Sony $23.00
119 Jolly Llb 2 FIP $23.00
120 The Glass Castle LGF $21.80
121 Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas ParC $20.90
122 Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale Elev. $20.70
123 The Disaster Artist A24 $20.60
124 The Circle (2017) STX $20.50
125 It Comes At Night A24 $19.30
126 Unforgettable (2017) WB $17.80
127 The Case for Christ PFR $17.60
128 Detroit Annapurna $16.80
129 All the Money in the World TriS $16.40
130 The Space Between Us STX $14.80
131 Wish Upon BG $14.30
132 A United Kingdom FoxS $13.80
133 Mubarakan Sony $12.90
134 Battle of the Sexes FoxS $12.60
135 Before I Fall ORF $12.20
136 Thank You for Your Service (2017) Uni. $9.50
137 Rock Dog LG/S $9.40
138 My Cousin Rachel FoxS $9.20
139 Truman FR $9.00
140 The Lost City of Z BST $8.60
141 Tulip Fever Wein. $8.40
142 The Promise (2017) ORF $8.20
143 Viceroy’s House IFC $7.80
144 Amityville: The Awakening W/Dim. $7.70
145 Gold Wein. $7.20
146 I am Not Your Negro Magn. $7.10
147 From the Land of the Moon IFC $6.70
148 The Red Turtle SPC $6.60
149 Loving Vincent Good Deed $6.30
150 Maudie SPC $6.20
151 Stronger RAtt. $6.10
152 All Saints Sony $5.90
153 Suburbicon Par. $5.80
154 Paris Can Wait SPC $5.60
155 Phillauri FIP $5.50
156 Ok Jaanu FIP $5.40
157 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Par. $5.40
158 Table 19 FoxS $5.00
159 Collide ORF $4.80
160 The Wall RAtt. $4.50
161 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D Distrib. $3.90
162 Friend Request ENTMP $3.80
163 Their Finest STX $3.60
164 Brad’s Status Annapurna $3.30
165 Raw (2017) FCW $3.10
166 Wonder Wheel Amazon $3.10
167 Colossal Neon $3.00
168 A Gentleman FIP $2.90
169 Inhumans Imax $2.90
170 Kedi Osci. $2.80
171 Hazlo Como Hombre (Do It Like An Hombre) PNT $2.50
172 Poster Boys Sony $2.50
173 The Salesman Cohen $2.40
174 Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! Fathom $2.40
175 Jeepers Creepers 3 Scre. $2.30
176 Un Padre No Tan Padre PNT $2.20
177 The Only Living Boy in New York RAtt. $2.10
178 Good Time A24 $2.00
179 Wonderstruck RAtt. $1.90
180 Everybody Loves Somebody PNT $1.90
181 A Quiet Passion MBox $1.90
182 Free Fire A24 $1.80
183 The Last Word BST $1.80
184 Youth (2017) CL $1.60
185 Patti Cake$ FoxS $1.50
186 The Wedding Plan RAtt. $1.40
187 Personal Shopper IFC $1.30
188 Churchill Cohen $1.30
189 The Sense of an Ending CBS $1.30
190 3 Idiotas PNT $1.20
191 The Square Magn. $1.20
192 Lady Macbeth RAtt. $1.10
193 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions SV $1.00
194 Last Flag Flying LGF $981k
195 Human Flow Magn. $959k
196 Tubelight Yash $930k
197 Frantz MBox $881k
198 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House SPC $769k
199 Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds WGUSA $732k
200 Lost in Paris Osci. $692k
201 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Eros $690k
202 Walk With Me Gathr $666k
203 Faces Places Cohen $609k
204 The Midwife MBox $604k
205 Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry FUN $519k
206 Our President CJ $507k
207 Letters from Baghdad Vita. $503k
208 Breathe (2017) BST $490k
209 Buena Vista Social Club: Adios BG $477k
210 3 Generations Wein. $444k
211 Song to Song BG $444k
212 My Life as a Zucchini GK $310k
213 God’s Own Country Orion $296k
214 Tom of Finland KL $294k
215 After the Storm FM $272k
216 Wakefield IFC $263k
217 I, Daniel Blake IFC $260k
218 Cezanne et moi Magn. $258k
219 The Fortress CJ $253k
220 Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic FUN $248k
221 The Swindlers WGUSA $242k
222 City of Ghosts IFC $228k
223 The Prison WGUSA $207k
224 Marjorie Prime FR $181k
225 Graduation IFC $176k
226 Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance Abr. $174k
227 David Lynch: The Art Life Jan. $171k
228 13 Minutes SPC $162k
229 The Journey IFC $155k
230 The Void Scre. $151k
231 Blade of the Immortal Magn. $151k
232 Thelma Orch. $133k
233 The Other Side of Hope Jan. $127k
234 Explosion CL $123k
235 The King’s Choice Gold. $113k
236 Slack Bay KL $113k
237 Like Crazy (2017) Strand $107k
238 Fabricated City CJ $105k
239 The Lure Jan. $102k
240 Score: A Film Music Documentary Grav. $101k
241 Munna Michael Eros $99.6k
242 The Mayor WGUSA $96.8k
243 The Fencer CFI $93.5k
244 BPM (Beats Per Minute) Orch. $92.6k
245 Memoir of a Murderer WGUSA $91.3k
246 The King’s Case Note CJ $91.0k
247 Earth: One Amazing Day BBC $81.3k
248 The Nile Hilton Incident Strand $81.1k
249 Pop Aye KL $78.0k
250 Happy End SPC $63.5k
251 I Can Speak CJ $63.2k
252 Tomorrow UTMW $62.5k
253 Worlds Apart CLS $60.3k
254 Extraordinary Mission Crimson $54.2k
255 The Ornithologist Strand $50.5k
256 Napping Princess GK $48.2k
257 Twenty Two CL $46.8k
258 Bluebeard WGUSA $43.1k
259 One Week and a Day Osci. $41.6k
260 The Commune Magn. $38.7k
261 A Woman’s Life KL $37.6k
262 Afterimage FM $33.4k
263 Alone in Berlin IFC $33.1k
264 The Villainess WGUSA $27.7k
265 The Daughter KL $26.4k
266 Moscow Never Sleeps CAVU $25.3k
267 My Scientology Movie Magn. $22.9k
268 Una EF $22.8k
269 Bending the Arc Abr. $21.9k
270 The Girl Without Hands GK $21.8k
271 Whisky Galore Arrow $21.0k
272 RV: Resurrected Victims WGUSA $20.4k
273 Glory (2017) FM $18.4k
274 Brotherhood of Blades 2: The Infernal Battlefield WGUSA $14.2k
275 Blind VE $12.5k
276 Dead Awake (2017) FR $11.5k
277 Felicite Strand $8.7k
278 Overdrive VE $7.8k
279 Suntan Strand $6.6k
280 Trespass Against Us A24 $5.7k
281 The Ardennes FM $5.6k
282 Oro Sony $3.9k
283 Emily (2017) Hiber $3.6k
284 Abracadabra Sony $3.5k
285 Max & Leon Distrib. $0.5k
286 2:22 Magn. $0.4k
* Studio is the domestic distributor. Movies must be released in the US for the year specified to qualify for this chart.