The Force is still strong with the Skywalker saga.
The box office is winding down for 2016 and it’s time to start looking ahead to 2017 and what will be a hit. Fandango has released its annual list of the most anticipated films of the year, and while the top of the list isn’t much of a surprise, some studio heads have to be sweating the bottom portion.
Star Wars: Episode VIII being at the top is no surprise, but when you get down into the 20s, things get dicey. You’re talking films with huge budgets (T2: Trainspotting, aside) and having that little interest is not a good thing. The Transformers series is becoming more about the international market, but Alien: Covenant being down there, or The Mummy, is not a good sign.
2017 is going to be an interesting year to watch at the box office. A lot of big gambles are being taken, and I don’t think an awful lot of them are going to pay off.
Source: Fandango .