We are already halfway through 2017. Two more months until the big film festivals start and the Oscar race starts to come together. It’s time to look at the highest grossing films so far this year domestically. If appreciate good film filmmaking, then the list is also gross. 

Courtesy of Box Office Mojo

Beauty and the Beast did a whopping half a billion dollars in the US alone. Some of the worst reviewed films of the year like, The Fate of the Furious and Pirates of the Caribbean are in the top 20! Add to that Transformers, Power Rangers and The Mummy. For the love of God, who are these people. Get Out is the best reviewed out of the bunch. Why would a studio invest in anything original or experimental when everyone is going to pay to see this crap. Sad!