‘It’ Leads IMDb’s Top 10 Movies of 2017, ‘Star Wars: Last Jedi’ Doesn’t Make the Cut (Exclusive)

From scary clowns to beasts and blade runners, IMDb unveils the most popular movies of the year

Listening to the quarter billion monthly visitors who populate its pages online, IMDb has ranked the top ten films of 2017, based on popularity on its own site.

New Line’s surprise blockbuster “It” ranked as the No. 1 film. “Remakes, reboots and comic books reigned supreme at the box office in 2017, but one of the biggest surprises of the big screen this year is ‘It,'” said Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Senior Film Editor.

“Wonder Woman” and “Beauty and the Beast” clock in at second and third, proving the public’s interest in films led by strong female characters. “Overall, while franchise films continued to thrive in 2017, female-driven features had an explosive impact on this year’s box office with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ hauling in more than $500 million domestically and ‘Wonder Woman’ earning the coveted title of 2017’s highest domestic-grossing superhero feature,” said Brad Brevet, IMDbPro’s Box Office Editor.

“Logan,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Justice League,” “Split,” “Alien: Covenant,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” and “Blade Runner 2049” round out the top ten.

Surprisingly, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was left off the list. But, as IMDb clarified with TheWrap, it’s due to simple timing. Having been released so late in the year, it just didn’t have enough time to gather the amount of clicks it needed to make the list.

Here’s IMDb’s Top 10 Movies of 2017, along with a note from the site on its methodology:
1. “It”
2. “Wonder Woman”
3. “Beauty and the Beast”
4. “Logan”
5. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
6. “Justice League”
7. “Split”
8. “Alien: Covenant”
9. “Thor: Ragnarok”
10. “Blade Runner 2049”
*Among the movies released in the U.S. in 2017, these 10 movies were consistently most popular with IMDb users as determined by the actual page views of IMDb’s more than 250 million monthly unique visitors worldwide. This exclusive data is derived from IMDbPro’s definitive MOVIEmeter rankings, which are updated weekly throughout the year. IMDb users can add these and other titles to their IMDb Watchlist. To learn more, go to: http://www.imdb.com/watchlist

IMDb also released the list of the most-anticipated movies of 2018. To nobody’s surprise, Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” leads off at No. 1.

Marvel keeps the interest stranglehold with “Black Panther” at No. 2, while “Deadpool 2” rounds out the top three.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Tomb Raider,” “Pacific Rim Uprising,” “The Predator,” “Ocean’s Eight,” “M:I 6 – Mission Impossible,” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” finish off the list:

IMDb’s Most-Anticipated Movies of 2018:
1. “Avengers: Infinity War”
2. “Black Panther”
3. “Untitled Deadpool Sequel”
4. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
5. “Tomb Raider”
6. “Pacific Rim Uprising”
7. “The Predator”
8. “Ocean’s Eight”
9.” M:I 6 – Mission Impossible”
10. “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

At least “The Last Jedi” hasn’t been totally shut out of IMDb’s year-end honors. The “Star Wars” sequel in theaters now just made the top 10 highest-grossing films of the year (domestically). “Seven of IMDbPro’s top 10 domestic box office champs this year also ranked on IMDb’s Most-Anticipated Movies of 2017 list, demonstrating the predictive accuracy of IMDbPro’s MOVIEmeter rankings and proving that these eagerly awaited movies did not disappoint fans,” said Matt Kumin, head of IMDbPro.

IMDbPro’s Top Grossing Domestic Releases of 2017 (as of Dec. 18, 2017):

1. “Beauty and the Beast” ($504,014,165)
2. “Wonder Woman” ($412,563,408)
3. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($389,813,101)
4. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($334,201,140)
5. “It” ($327,455,467)
6. “Thor: Ragnarok” ($301,136,438)
7. “Despicable Me 3” ($264,544,665)
8. “Logan” ($226,277,068)
9. “The Fate of the Furious” ($225,764,765)
10. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($220,047,000)

For more of IMDb’s year-end rankings go to http://www.imdb.com/best-of/.