When you’re looking to escape reality, a trip to the cinema allows you to do just that. How well a storyline, visuals, and sound are executed are a few of the many factors that contribute to a film’s success.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 2017 domestic gross for 156 wide-release films — shown in at least 600 theaters in the United States and Canada. The percentage of the audience that enjoyed the movie is based on online review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes’ audience score.
This year, many kinds of movies achieved box office success. The top 50 grossing films fall within a variety of genres including anything from fantasy and science fiction, to comedies, to thrillers. Superhero movies including “Wonder Woman,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Thor: Ragnarok” — just to name a few — dominate the top 10 movies with the highest domestic gross sales in 2017.
Remakes and sequels of well-liked films also appear on this list, namely “Beauty and the Beast” and “Despicable Me 3.” Also making the list is femme-centric comedy “Girls Trip,” which had the strongest opening night for a comedy this year.