New Year's Box Office: 2017 Was Highest-Earning Year In Global Movie History

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Despite the popularity of "Netflix and chill;" keeping people from the theaters... comScore revealed that annual worldwide theatrical box office revenues are up three percent over 2016 and set a new record of $39.92 billion through December 31, 2017, making 2017 the highest-earning year in global movie history.

Powered by record revenues of $28.8 billion internationally and the third consecutive $11 billion-plus year at the North American box office, this record-breaking year was comprised of an assortment of films from all genres and from every studio, driving enthusiastic patrons to more than 125,000 screens in more than 25,000 theaters across the globe.

Top films included Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Universal's "The Fate of The Furious," Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the China-based title "Wolf Warrior 2," Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" and Fox's "Logan."

comScore – Full Year Box Office Data

Year

North America

International

Worldwide

2017

$11.12 Billion

$28.8 Billion

$39.92 Billion

2016

$11.4 Billion

$27.4 Billion

$38.8 Billion

2015

$11.1 Billion

$27.8 Billion

$38.9 Billion

2014

$10.35 Billion

$26.32 Billion

$36.67 Billion

2013

$10.9 Billion

$24.7 Billion

$35.6 Billion

2012

$10.8 Billion

$23.9 Billion 

$34.7 Billion

2011

$10.2 Billion

$22.4 Billion

$32.6 Billion

As for the last holiday weekend before 2018, Disney's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' lead the global box office for the third straight week taking in $120.4 million in 55 territories including North America where it added another $52.4 million. 

The North American cume now stands at $517.1 million making it the #1 release of 2017. The worldwide cume is now a massive $1.040 billion. Sony's 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' topped the weekend in 50 international territories with a weekend cume of $67 million from a total 80 territories.  The International cume now stands at $153 million and the global cume is $323 million.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Disney - $52.4M
2. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Sony - $50.6M
3. Pitch Perfect 3 - Universal - $17.8M
4. Greatest Showman, The - 20th Century Fox - $15.3M
5. Ferdinand - 20th Century Fox - $11.7M
6. Coco - Disney - $6.6M
7. All The Money In The World - Sony - $5.5M
8. Darkest Hour - Focus Features - $5.3M
9. Downsizing - Paramount - $4.6M
10. Father Figures - Warner Bros. - $3.7M
11. Shape Of Water, The - Fox Searchlight - $3.5M
12. Wonder - Lionsgate - $3.2M

*Domestic results

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