Top 17 of 2017
A look at the Top films of 2017. Last few years I’ve looked at the Top 14 for 2014 , Top 15 Films of 2015 and Top 16 Films of 2016, but now I want to look at what I think will be the best genre films of 2017.
|Name||Date||Their Prediction||Thier Rank||Adjustment||My Prediction||My Rank|
|Star Wars VIII||Dec 15||$605||1||+200||$805||1|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||May 5||328||3||+22||$350||2|
|Beauty and the Beast||March 17||$261||4||+19||$280||3|
|Justice League||November 10||$329||2||-49||$280||4|
|Spider-Man: Homecoming||July 7||$230||6||+40||$270||5|
|Wonder Woman||June 2||$229||7||+16||$245||6|
|Despicable Me 3||June 30||$242||5||$242||7|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||May 26||$137||15||+78||$215||8|
|Lego Batman||February 10||$185||8||+30||$215||9|
|Transformers: The Last Knight||June 23||$170||10||+35||$205||10|
|War for the Planet of the Apes||July 14||$142||12||+48||$190||11|
|Thor: Ragnarok||November 3||$175||9||+10||$185||12|
|Alien: Covenant||May 19||$103||19||+57||$160||15|
|Blade Runner||October 6||$98||20||+52||$150||16|
|Kong: Skull Island||March 10||$139||13||+1||$140||17|
Who are they?
Their prediction comes from Hollywood Stock Exchange as of Dec 25/15, while HSX is a game, it’s a game that does well at predicting the box-office results of Hollywood films. I don’t always agree and that’s how I earn H$ in the game. All dollar amounts are in Millions ($62.44 = $62,440,000)
1. Star Wars: Episode VIII $805 – Opening on the same weekend that Rogue One and The Force Awakens did the last two years, this film should do nearly as well as Episode VII (The Force Awakens). Most of the cast return, and tributes should be made to Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker, both of whom passed in 2016. My prediction is for the full run of the film, I think it will do approximately $630 in 2017, which won’t change its ranking.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $350 – The 2014 film that this is a sequel to did $333. I think that this film could easily top that. I will predict that one of the end credit scenes will give us a peek at Avengers: Infinity War for 2018.
3. Beauty and the Beast $280 – Disney’s track record of live action films based on it’s classic library of animated features has been great, this looks no different. This film will have a fairly long run, like kids animated films, but the dominant audience will most likely be women and girls.
4. Justice League $280 – You’ll notice this is the only film on the list that I predicted to do less than they predicted, because DC hasn’t gotten their film franchise figured out. Suicide Squad made it obvious that there are too many people calling the shots, with ten producers making calls. All of these films have seen too many Cooks in the Kitchen.
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming $270 – I almost feel like this is a low prediction. The first Marvel/Sony joint production, and Iron Man having a significant role in the trailers. There is a lot of potential for this film over the course of the summer.
6. Wonder Woman $245 – Again this comes down to DC giving us poor stories on visually stunning films that give it all away in the trailers.
7. Despicable Me 3 $242 – The other three films in this franchise, including Minions, averaged $318 million. I am being cautious about this film because I haven’t even seen a trailer for it yet.
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $215 – Definitely the longest title of all the films coming out this year.
9. Lego Batman $215 – 2014’s The Lego Movie spins off this one character to his own film and a projected slew of others.
10. Transformers: The Last Knight $205 – Hoping to keep this five film franchise falling forward, Paramount has a plan for many more Transformers films.
11. War for the Planet of the Apes $190 – I put this film right at the average of the past three Planet of the Apes films. Maybe if this film beats that average, there may be a fifth film in this franchise.
12. Thor: Ragnarok $185 – Marvel’s poor performing sub-series. Only Hulk and Ant-Man have scored lower at the box-office than the previous two Thor films.
13. Coco $180 – Pixar films, need I say more? This is my one film this year, that I think my prediction may be way too low.
14. Logan $180 – A continuation to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine, this film may suffer a little due to its title not being recognized by fans that only know the character from the cinema, and not realize this is an X-Men film.
15. Alien: Covenant $160 – So is this an Alien film or a Prometheus film? I think poor marketing, and an unstated timeline placement may help kill this franchise.
16. Blade Runner 2049 $150 – While this is a follow-up to the cinematically stunning 1982 film, it’s been far too long since audiences have seen this franchise.
17. Kong: Skull Island $140 – The last time Kong graced our screens was 12 years ago, and nothing has shown audience that this film will be any better or different.