2017 is going to be a fantastic movie year when it comes to the number of great movies being released. It’s a year in whcih you’ll spend a lot of time watching movies. We’ve forecasted what the biggest hits of 2017 will be based on the trends, cast, director and how well a franchise’s comparable films have done in the past. Our heads are spinning a little. Enjoy!
Despite the availability of streaming websites such as Netflix and Hulu, movie-goers are still enjoying going to cinema and theaters to watch new releases. Today, most movies are either sequels or installments of previous hits, often centered on superhero franchises (Ironman, Avengers and Wolverine) and animations (Despicable Me). As such, installments continue to rake in money for the film makers. So be rest assured that more and more movies in the future will have 2, 3 and 4 of them after each title and most of these movies will still get millions (if not billions) of ticket sales. If you are looking forward to this year’s movies, you must know that most forecasts are always right in projecting that sequels will rule cinemas and movie houses and most of them will earn hundreds of millions of dollars.
Power Rangers (March 24)
Before March ends and summer begins, be ready to see the team of five super humans on the big screen in the movie “Power Rangers.” This could be the start of another movie with numerous sequels. If everything works out, this can be an opportunity for Lionsgate to do more Power Rangers action films in the future.
With the talent of Dean Israelite behind the camera and with Elizabeth Banks in the lead role, we will keep our fingers crossed till Power Rangers hits the theaters in a few weeks.
Ghost in the Shell (March 31)
The making of Ghost in the Shell is indeed a risk for its director and production house. This is a big risk and a brave one. It tells the story of a Ghost (in the classic sense) and is an adaptation of a manga series of the same name.
Since it is a very popular series in Japan, Disney and DreamWorks agreed to work on it and turn it into a movie. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche and Takeshi Kitano.
The Fate of the Furious or Fast & Furious 8 (April 14)
Indeed, people are now anticipating the release of Fast & Furious 8 after the success of Fast & Furious 7. The last F&F installment reeked in dollars and made it to the top 10 biggest movie in ticket sales (6th). The movie has earned $1.5B in ticket sales, thanks possibly to the memories of Paul Walker and the awesome action-packed scenes of F&F7. These are the same things that we can expect from F&F8 even if Paul Walker is no longer a part of the movie.
With the addition of Charlie Thereon to the crew of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham, this is indeed another movie to watch out in 3D soon.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5)
Another superhero movie to fire up our 2017 is Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Returning with the same ensemble cast under the direction of James Gunn, the team led by Chris Pratt will surely reek in millions of dollars on the box office this year! The Box Office is projecting a whopping $560M in ticket sales once this movie opens in theaters worldwide.
The Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is the 15th film that Marvel has developed and released along with Captain America, Iron Man and Ant-Man. The film stars the same cast as Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Dave Bautista. Prepare to laugh again with the gang’s funny one-liners and feel your adrenaline rush pump as you watch the intergalactic battles. This movie is coming to theaters in the first week of May!
Baywatch (May 19)
A revival of the hot TV series in the early 90’s, Baywatch introduces two lifeguards that are so mismatched in every way – Zac Ephron and Dwayne Johnson. The film also has the real and popular Baywatch stars, David Hasselhoff and forever hottie Pamela Anderson.
Although the TV version of Baywatch was set in Malibu, the movie version is filmed in Deerfield Beach in Florida. Prepare to be wet and hot this May as you watch Baywatch again, this time in the theaters near you in UK.