Star Wars Episode VIII is tipped for a huge year at the box office and is set to be the biggest movie of 2017.
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Multiple blockbuster films will it cinemas worldwide in 2017, but one stands out as the clear favourite to become the biggest movie of the year.
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have established a market on the biggest movie of 2017, with Star Wars Episode VII the overwhelming $1.50 favourite.
Despite hitting cinemas late in the year, Sportsbet haven’t hesitated in installing the upcoming space drama as dominant front-runners.
The next Pirates of the Caribbean movie - which is being filmed in Australia - is the equal second favourite at $7.50, alongside the highly-anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey - Fifty Shades Darker.
Aussie star Hugh Jackman’s upcoming Logan has received positive responses to the trailer, but is a $26 long shot to come out on top.
“2017 is set to be a massive year at the box office and although Star Wars won’t hit cinema screens until December, we’re still tipping it will be a force to reckon with,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
$1.50 Star Wars: Episode VIII
$7.50 Fifty Shades Darker
$7.50 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
$11 Spider-Man: Homecoming
$11 Justice League
$12 Transformers: The Last Knight
$14 Kong: Skull Island
$16 Beauty and the Beast
$16 Fast 8
$21 The Lego Batman Movie
$21 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
$26 Alien: Covenant
$34 T2: Trainspotting
$34 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
$34 Power Rangers
$34 Thor: Ragnarok
$51 The Great Wall
$51 Wonder Woman
$51 The Mummy
$51 The Dark Tower
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