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The final 2017 box office estimates from comScore have shown that worldwide revenues are up 3% over 2016, setting a new record of $39.92 billion through 31 December.

last jedi 3 jan 2018That makes 2017 the highest earning year in global movie history. Despite a 2.4% drop in North America to $11.12 billion, a 2.9% increase globally pushed it to a record $39.92 billion.

Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi did its part, topping $1 billion in worldwide box office revenue by pulling in another $124 million over the New Year's Eve weekend. The film has now brought in $571 million in the US alone to rank as the eighth highest grossing domestic film ever.

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle took in $117.6 million globally over the holiday weekend, and 20th Century Fox's The Greatest Showman generated $43.8 million.

comScore said the record-breaking year was comprised of an assortment of films from all genres and from every studio, driving enthusiastic patrons to more than 125,000 screens in over 25,000 cinemas across the globe. Other popular films included Disney's Beauty and The Beast, Universal's The Fate of The Furious, Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming, the China-based title Wolf Warrior 2, Warner Bros' Wonder Woman and Fox's Logan.

"Going to the movies is truly a worldwide phenomenon," said comScore  senior media analyst, Paul Dergarabedian. "The big-screen experience was bolstered by a unique and compelling slate of titles in 2017 that sparked an exceptional level of enthusiasm by patrons who flocked to movie theatres around the globe."