Now that 2017 is in the books, let’s take a look at the top grossing movies, top-rated TV shows and the top hit songs! Let’s start off with movies… Of the top grossing movies (both domestic and worldwide), I only saw two of these – Star Wars and Wonder Woman! Had Thor Ragnarok featured a long-haired Thor, I might have seen that one! Seriously…that is why I didn’t see it. Obviously my boycotting of the movie didn’t affect its box office receipts! Please note, numbers were current as of Jan. 17, 2018, please consult Box Office Mojo for the most current numbers.
Why did Thor have to go to Sport Clips? Why? WHY! God those commercials make getting a haircut look so fun! And why can’t I have a cold beer when I go get my hair cut? The injustice…nope, with women, you have to do “small talk” with the stylist. I’m so much better at small talk after I’ve had some beer!
Top Ten Highest-Grossing Movies of 2017 (U.S. Box Office, per Box Office Mojo)
- Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, $594M
- Beauty and the Beast – $504M
- Wonder Woman – $412M
- Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 – $389M
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $334M
- It – $327M
- Thor: Ragnarok – $313M
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $291M
- Despicable Me 3 – $264M
- Justice League – $227M
I’m putting this photo in here so no one complains that this blog has all guy photos in it. Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.
Top Ten Highest-Grossing Movies of 2017 (Worldwide)
- Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, $1.269B
- Beauty and the Beast, $1.263B
- Fate of the Furious, $1.236B
- Despicable Me 3, $1.034B
- Spider-Man: Homecoming, $880.2M
- Wolf Warrior 2, $870.3M
- Guardians of the Galaxy, $863.7M
- Thor: Ragnarok, $851.2M
- Wonder Woman, $821.8M
- Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales, $794.9M
Top-Rated TV Shows – 2017
I can honestly say I have watched barely any of the shows on this list…except maybe a little bit of Sunday Night Football, if my husband happens to turn it on (usually just to root against the Packers). There was that one time I fell asleep during Jeopardy (hey, I was really tired that day), and “America’s Got Talent” came on. Or maybe it was “The Voice.” I honestly don’t remember, it was just one of those kinds of shows. I thought I was having a nightmare! So I may have accidentally watched just a bit of that show just long enough to frantically find the remote – change the channel. Wait, there was that time years ago that Dave had DVRd some episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” and asked my husband and I to watch at his house. Terrible. I know some “real life” scientists (including Dave), and this show was just insulting to me. Not only that, Sheldon is just annoying AF (imho). I did give “The Walking Dead” a try when it first came on, but I got bored with it. Just a soap-opera with zombies as far as I’m concerned.
The only interesting character on “The Walking Dead.” He barely interacted with anyone, so he didn’t get sucked up in their drama – and he did some bad-ass shit. Who has time to talk and get involved in others’ lives when your planet is crawling with zombies? Might as well call it “The Talking Dead.”
- “Sunday Night Football,” NBC; 18.5M average viewers
- “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS; 18.5M average viewers
- “The Good Doctor,” ABC; 17.9M average viewers
- “Young Sheldon,” CBS; 17.7M average viewers
- “NCIS,” CBS; 17.7M average viewers
- “This Is Us,” NBC; 16.5M average viewers
- “America’s Got Talent,” NBC; 16M average viewers
- “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 14.7M average viewers
- “America’s Got talent,” NBC; 14.7M average viewers
- “Bull,” CBS, 14.4M average viewers
Top Songs of 2017 (Per Billboard)
I actually tried listening to every single one of these songs. I didn’t really like any of them, though some of them did suck less than others! The Spanish guitar in “Despacito” is…OK, and I probably listened to “Something Like This” a bit longer than the others. Some of them I turned off within seconds. But I am hardly the target market for these songs…
This image is from “Uptown Funk,” a Bruno Mars song from a few years ago. I didn’t feel like looking for a different picture of Bruno Mars. But check out all of these pastels! And gold chains! And sunglasses!
- “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran. Ugh. Whiny drivel. Next…
- “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber. Overall, not too terrible.
- “That’s What I Like” Bruno Mars. Not the best Bruno Mars song I’ve heard. The “strawberries and champagne” line annoyed me for some reason. Is this guy a real man? And why does he kind of remind me of Ricky Martin?
- “Humble,” Kendrick Lamar. No, you’re not humble if you use a religious figure in your video. Next…
- “Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers, featuring Coldplay. This one was not too bad, I listened to more of this than any of the other songs on this list. Mostly harmless.
- “Bad and Boujee,” Migos, featuring Little Uzi Vert – Uh, next…
- “Closer,” The Chainsmokers. Listened to a few seconds, then…next.
- “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt. I was kind of curious what he meant by this song title, so I listened to just a bit of it. Overall, not too terrible. Which from me, doesn’t say much.
- “Believer,” Imagine Dragons. I just don’t like this group.
- “Congratulations,” Post Malone featuring Quavo – Next…wait, there is no “next” song, because this list doesn’t go to eleven!
Best-Selling Video Games of 2017 (Per Forbes)
I have not played any of these video games. I’m just including this so that I can at least become familiar with the names of them.
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Destiny 2
- NBA 2K18
- Madden NFL 18
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V
- For Honor
- Injustice 2
- Horizon Zero Dawn
That’s all, folks!