This has been a good year for Hollywood franchises with the highest-grossing films of 2017 being sequels or remakes. But that doesn't mean there is no diversity, the biggest hits this year have been fresh takes with familiar stories – whether it's with a horror film like IT or superhero films like Wonder Woman or Thor. These are the top 10 highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2017:
Worldwide: $698.1 million
Horror is one of the highest-grossing genres by having a small budget and making considerable profits, but IT exceeded all expectations. Not only is IT the highest-grossing horror film of 2017, but also the only R-rated film to make the top 10.
Worldwide: $794.9 million
The Pirates franchise has proven that it is still going strong, and Johnny Depp's fifth appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow remains as entertaining as ever to audiences worldwide.
8. Wonder Woman
Worldwide: $821.8 million
Wonder Woman is the most beloved movie by DC so far, for both audiences and critics. It has cemented Gal Gadot's place in Hollywood as a rising star and shows DC still has a fighting chance against Marvel.
Worldwide: $843.4 million
Thor: Ragnarok was a big risk from Marvel by bringing in a director new to the superhero genre and it paid off. Taking a completely new direction from the previous Thor films, Thor: Ragnarok showed us more of the fun side of this Avenger.
Worldwide: $863.6 million
The first Guardians of the Galaxy film was an unexpected success and the sequel managed to maintain the energy of the first film which may or may not be because of baby Groot.
Worldwide: $870.3 million
The highest-grossing superhero film of 2017 is, not surprisingly, Spider-Man. Spider-Man is one of the most recognizable superheroes and his entry into the MCU has been universally welcomed.
Worldwide: $892.1 million
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has had one of the biggest openings of the year, managing to become of the highest grossing movies of 2017 despite still being in theatres. If you haven't watched it yet, do yourself a favor and book your tickets here.
Worldwide: $1.03 billion
Despicable Me series continues to be highly popular among all age groups. The spin-off film, Minions, was the fifth highest grossing movie of 2015, and the fourth movie in the franchise is 2017's highest grossing animated film.
Worldwide: $1.23 billion
With every movie, the Fast and Furious franchise goes bigger and the elaborate action sequences have paid off once again, making the eighth film over a billion dollars worldwide.
Worldwide: $1.26 billion
Beauty and the Beast is not only the highest-grossing film of 2017 but also the highest-grossing live-action musical film of all time. It mixed stunning visuals with humor and memorable songs, making it a perfect watch for all.
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Disclaimer: The list only includes movies that have released in India. The worldwide box office numbers have been taken from BoxOfficeMojo.