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‘IT’ tops IMDB 2017 Movie list, but ‘Avengers’ are Ready for 2018

2017 was a mix of fear, capes, and magic

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IMDb announced the Top 10 Movies of 2017 and the Top 10 Most-Anticipated Movies of 2018 this week. Just like previous years, the company determines its list of most popular movies by the actual page views of the more than 250M monthly unique visitors that visit the site. The findings are derived from IMDbPro’s definitive MOVIEmeter rankings, which are updated weekly throughout the year. Additionally, IMDb today revealed IMDbPro’s Top-Grossing Domestic Releases of 2017 (as of December 18, 2017).

“Remakes, reboots and comic books reigned supreme at the box office in 2017, but one of the biggest surprises of the big screen this year is It,” said Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Senior Film Editor. “The frightening adaptation of the 1986 book by Stephen King is IMDb’s Top Movie of the year (as determined by page views), and It’s popularity also launched two of the film’s stars onto our list of Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2017: Bill Skarsgård ranked No. 1 with his portrayal of Pennywise the Clown (he also ranked No. 5 on IMDb’s list of Top 10 Stars of 2017), and Sophia Lillis, who captivated audiences as Beverly Marsh, charted at No. 7.”

“Seven of IMDbPro’s top 10 domestic box office champs this year also ranked on IMDb’s Most-Anticipated Movies of 2017 list, demonstrating the predictive accuracy of IMDbPro’s MOVIEmeter rankings and proving that these eagerly awaited movies did not disappoint fans,” said Matt Kumin, head of IMDbPro. “IMDbPro has all the details on IMDb’s Most-Anticipated Movies of 2018 as well as unrivaled information on other future blockbusters that are currently in development for our members to explore.”

“While this year had its ups and downs at the box office, with last week’s release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and several other high-profile movies scheduled to open over the holidays, 2017 is on track to end with a bang,” said Brad Brevet, IMDbPro’s Box Office Editor. “Overall, while franchise films continued to thrive in 2017, female-driven features had an explosive impact on this year’s box office with Beauty and the Beast hauling in more than $500 million domestically and Wonder Woman earning the coveted title of 2017’s highest domestic-grossing superhero feature. The biggest live-action comedy this year was Universal’s Girls Trip, which brought in more than $115 million at the domestic box office. Horror also had a huge impact this year including the record-breaking success of It as well as the success of smaller-budgeted films such as Get Out and Split.”

While superhero movies like “Wonder Woman,” “Logan,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” and “Justice League” make up most of the Top 10 in 2017, it’s nice to see films like “IT,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Split” shaking up the domestic charts. It should be noted that Disney has 3 movies in 2017 and 3 movies in 2018, and if the Disney/20th Century FOX merger went through in 2016 it would own 50% of the titles on both lists.

IMDb’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

1. It

2. Wonder Woman

3. Beauty and the Beast

4. Logan

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

6. Justice League

7. Split

8. Alien: Covenant

9. Thor: Ragnarok

10. Blade Runner 2049

IMDb’s Most-Anticipated Movies of 2018

1. Avengers: Infinity War

2. Black Panther

3. Untitled Deadpool Sequel

4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

5. Tomb Raider

6. Pacific Rim Uprising

7. The Predator

8. Ocean’s Eight

9. M:I 6 – Mission Impossible

10. Solo: A Star Wars Story

IMDbPro’s Top Grossing Domestic Releases of 2017 (as of December 18, 2017)

1. Beauty and the Beast ($504,014,165)

2. Wonder Woman ($412,563,408)

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($389,813,101)

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334,201,140)

5. It ($327,481,748)

6. Thor: Ragnarok ($306,527,536)

7. Despicable Me 3 ($264,597,815)

8. Logan ($226,277,068)

9. The Fate of the Furious ($225,764,765)

10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220,009,584)

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