Star Wars Episode VIII is tipped for a huge year at the box office and is set to be the biggest movie of 2017.
Multiple blockbuster films will it cinemas worldwide in 2017, but one stands out as the clear favourite to become the biggest movie of the year.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au have established a market on the biggest movie of 2017, with Star Wars Episode VII the overwhelming $1.50 favourite.
Despite hitting cinemas late in the year, Sportsbet haven’t hesitated in installing the upcoming space drama as dominant front-runners.
The next Pirates of the Caribbean movie - which is being filmed in Australia - is the equal second favourite at $7.50, alongside the highly-anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey - Fifty Shades Darker.
Aussie star Hugh Jackman’s upcoming Logan has received positive responses to the trailer, but is a $26 long shot to come out on top.
“2017 is set to be a massive year at the box office and although Star Wars won’t hit cinema screens until December, we’re still tipping it will be a force to reckon with,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Top Grossing Film of 2017
$1.50 Star Wars: Episode VIII
$7.50 Fifty Shades Darker
$7.50 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
$11 Spider-Man: Homecoming
$11 Justice League
$12 Transformers: The Last Knight
$14 Kong: Skull Island
$16 Beauty and the Beast
$16 Fast 8
$21 The Lego Batman Movie
$21 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
$26 Alien: Covenant
$34 T2: Trainspotting
$34 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
$34 Power Rangers
$34 Thor: Ragnarok
$51 The Great Wall
$51 Wonder Woman
$51 The Mummy
$51 The Dark Tower
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