Most of 2017 is behind us and, with the summer movie season over and gone, the majority of the major box office blockbusters have had their chance to be this year's fan favorite film. While there are a handful of contenders left, what we're mostly running out of is time. Is there enough time left for another film to win the 2017 box office before 2017 is over?
One thing that's for sure is that a few of the films in the box office top ten right now won't be there come December, and even fewer will keep the spot they've got at this moment. Here are our predictions for the 2017 box office top 10. Totals are rounded to the nearest million, or estimated based on a complicated formula of previous box office numbers of similar movies or other franchise entries, combined with seasonal box office trends, and then the throwing of a dart at a wall. Science! (All figures are domestic.)
10. Thor: Ragnarok - $200 million
Summer is still the best time for Marvel movies to shine but they've done fairly well for themselves in the fall as well. Last year Doctor Strange did about $230 million before the end of the calendar year. This was up from Thor: The Dark World's numbers which were closer to $200 million. We're going to assume that Thor: Ragnarok will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, which will have it sneaking into the top 10 before the year is out. It could very well find itself competing with its Disney cousin, Pixar's Coco, for this bottom slot.
9. The Fate of the Furious - $225 million
The eighth movie in the Fast and Furious franchise wasn't the highest grossing entry in the series domestically, showing that the Vin Diesel-led fast car movies might be on the decline. Still, the new entry was good enough to bring in $225 million in North America, which should be good enough for ninth place on the top 10 when it's all said and done. The movie fared significantly better on a global scale, where it currently sits in the number two spot, but domestically, it's going to just sneak into the top ten.