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Most Anticipated Movies 2017

This chart shows the future 2017 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all future 2017 releases.

See also: Upcoming Releases 2017 - Top 2017 Worldwide

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Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi
Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi
Director: Rian Johnson
Lead Roles: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Benicio del Toro as DJ
Initial Theatrical Release: December 15th, 2017 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Space Opera, Robot, Good vs. Evil, Outer Space, Dysfunctional Family
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Science Fiction

Synopsis

The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

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Ferdinand
Ferdinand
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Lead Roles: John Cena as Ferdinand the Bull, Kate McKinnon as Lupe the Goat, Gina Rodriguez as Una the Hedgehog, Daveed Diggs as Dos the Hedgehog, Cindy Slattery as Bunny, Katie Silverman as Nina
Initial Theatrical Release: December 15th, 2017 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Bullfighting, Remake
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction

Synopsis

After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

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The Post
The Post
Director: Steven Spielberg
Lead Roles: Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee
Initial Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 2017 (Limited) by 20th Century Fox
Keywords: Newspaper Industry, Political
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

Synopsis

A drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers—and their very freedom—to bring long-buried truths to light.

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The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Director: Jared Moshe
Lead Roles: Bill Pullman as Lefty Brown
Initial Theatrical Release: December 15th, 2017 (Limited) by A24
Keywords: Coming of Age, Cowboys
Classification: Original Screenplay, Western, Live Action, Historical Fiction

Synopsis

When lawman and rancher-turned-Montana Senator Edward Johnson is killed in an ambush by cattle rustlers, his longtime aide, Lefty Brown, sets off to avenge the murder. Riding through the vast Montana plains, Lefty befriends a young gunslinger, tangles with an alcoholic U.S. Marshall and gets into a shootout with a sadistic horse thief. But when Lefty returns home with information about the identity of Edward’s killer, Edward’s grieving widow accuses him of the murder. To prove his innocence, Lefty follows a twisted trail that leads to Johnson’s old friend, Governor Jimmy Bierce.

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Pitch Perfect 3
Pitch Perfect 3
Director: Trish Sie
Lead Roles: Anna Kendrick as Beca Mitchell, Rebel Wilson as Patricia “Fat Amy”, Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Junk, Brittany Snow as Chloe Beale, Anna Camp as Aubrey Posen, Hana Mae Lee as Lilly Okanakamura, Alexis Knapp as Stacie Conrad, Ester Dean as Cynthia-Rose Adams, Chrissie Fit as Florencia “Flo” Fuentes
Initial Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 2017 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Musicians, Singers, Romance, Tournament, Ensemble
Classification: Based on Factual Book/Article, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

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Downsizing
Downsizing
Director: Alexander Payne
Lead Roles: Matt Damon as Paul Safranek
Initial Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 2017 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Tiny Worlds, Human Experimentation, Therapists / Therapy, Therapist, Relationships Gone Wrong, Gratuitous Cameos
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Science Fiction

Synopsis

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul and his wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community—a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

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Bastards
Father Figures
Director: Larry Sher
Lead Roles: Owen Wilson as Kyle Reynolds, Ed Helms as Peter Reynolds, J.K. Simmons as Ronald Hunt, Katt Williams as Hitchhiker, Terry Bradshaw as Himself, Ving Rhames as Rod Hamilton, Christopher Walken as Dr. Walter Tinkler, Glenn Close as Helen Baxter
Initial Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 2017 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Keywords: Twins, Dysfunctional Family, Faked Death, Road Trip
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road trip of discovery and revelations—about their mother, themselves and each other.

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Aus dem Nichts
Aus dem Nichts
Director: Fatih Akin
Initial Theatrical Release: December 27th, 2017 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as In The Fade
Classification: Drama, Live Action,

Synopsis

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

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Hangman
Director: Johnny Martin
Initial Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 2017 (Limited) by Saban Films
Classification: Thriller/Suspense,

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Death Note

Synopsis

A high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

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Phantom Thread
Phantom Thread
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Lead Roles: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Kreips
Initial Theatrical Release: December 25th, 2017 (Limited) by Focus Features
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Historical Fiction

Synopsis

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

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All the Money in the World
All the Money in the World
Director: Ridley Scott
Lead Roles: Michelle Williams as Gail Harris, Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty, Mark Wahlberg as Fletcher Chase
Initial Theatrical Release: December 25th, 2017 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
Classification: Based on Factual Book/Article, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Dramatization

Synopsis

The true story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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My Days of Mercy
Director: Tali Shalom Ezer
Classification: Drama, Live Action,

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Gotti
Gotti
Director: Kevin Connolly
Initial Theatrical Release: December 15th, 2017 (Limited) by Lionsgate Premiere
Keywords: Organized Crime, Betrayal, Redemption, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, New York City
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

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Backseat
Director: Adam McKay
Lead Roles: Christian Bale as Dick Cheney
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

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Departures
Director: Peter Hutchings
Classification: Drama, Live Action,

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Molly’s Game
Molly’s Game
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Lead Roles: Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, Idris Elba as Charlie Jaffey
Initial Theatrical Release: December 25th, 2017 (Limited) by STX Entertainment
Keywords: Skiing, Olympics, FBI, Russian Mafia, Gambling, Courtroom Drama, Supreme Court
Classification: Based on Factual Book/Article, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

Synopsis

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

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Bright
Director: David Ayer
Initial Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 2017 (Limited) by Netflix
Classification: Thriller/Suspense, Fantasy

Synopsis

Two cops from very different backgrounds embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.

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Stars 80, la Suite
Director: Thomas Langmann
Classification: Comedy,

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Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$3,300,000

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