Disney's 2017 Box Office Breakdownby ZachPerilstein
Disney has been dominating the box office. This year Disney released major films from Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel.
Beauty and the Beast
The first Disney film to premiere in 2017 dominated at the box office. Beauty and the Beast currently holds the top spot at the box office for the year of 2017. Star Wars: The Last Jedi still has time left to catch up though. The film tops the charts both domestically and worldwide.
The remake of an animated classic follows Emma Watson as Belle who is imprisoned by a misunderstood prince that is now a Beast (Dan Stevens).
The film made $504 million domestically, and made $1.2 billion worldwide. Making it the top grossing film of 2017.
Born in China
The classic Disneynature film that comes out every year. Born in China was definitely not a box office pleaser.
The film made $13.8 million domestically, and a total of $25 million worldwide. The budget for the film is not available.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Follows the ragtag gang and its latest adventures that include being hunted by the Sovereign, and Star-Lord coming to grips with his father.
The film had a budget of $200 million. The film made $389 million domestically, and grossed $863 million worldwide.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The fifth installment in the adventure franchise of Pirates of the Caribbean. Captain Jack Sparrow is down on his luck, and a old nemesis in Captain Salazar reappears.
The film wasn't super popular here in the states. Making only $172 million domestically. The Pirates were saved by the foreign audience with an astounding total of $622 million. The film finished with $794 million worldwide. The film had a $230 million budget. Thanks China for saving another franchise.
Cars 3 was one of the most anticipated films of 2017. Would Lightning McQueen die? The film showcases a new generation of racers, and is former hotshot Lightning McQueen losing a step?
Cars 3 made a $152 million domestically, and it made a total of $383 million worldwide. As a Disney Parks fan this performance most likely wouldn't get us any more Cars attractions. Although the merchandise does sell well. It currently ranks 18 out of 19 Pixar films on the box office scale.
Thor must face off with Hela for the fate of Asgard. The film introduces Valkyrie, Grandmaster, and a talking Hulk.
Thor Ragnarok was made on a $180 million budget. Bringing in $309 million domestically, and $846 million worldwide.
The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.
Coco did $164 million domestically, and has received a lot of help from the foreign audience. Making $332 million at the foreign box office. The total would become $497 million worldwide. Coco currently ranks 16 out of 19 for Pixar box office performances.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The second chapter in the sequel trilogy. Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker. The First Order has rebuilt since the blow up of Starkiller Base. What is next for Rey and Kylo in their respected journeys?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is already dominating the box office. Like it was expected to do. Although its total has dropped since The Force Awakens. The Last Jedi is still performing great.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi still has tons of time left to break more records. For now it stands at $395 million domestically, and $815 million worldwide.
Disney was the first studio last year to make $7.6 billion at the box office. In 2017 they reached the $6 billion mark again. I'm expecting Disney to do well in 2018 but my honest prediction is that in 2019 they might have the greatest box office year in the history of the box office. Quick 2019 Disney box office preview: The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Avengers 4, Star Wars: Episode IX, and Frozen 2. That is just what has been announced. Not to mention the possibility of Aladdin, Peter Pan, and Mulan to the slate. All three have potential to be moneymakers.
Another note to consider is that 2017 Disney went with a smaller slate then 2016 which obviously effects the numbers. Disney still won the box office in 2017.