Major franchise releases have delivered most of the year's biggest movie hits, but 2017 has also seen a film come from seemingly out of nowhere to deliver one of the most profitable theatrical runs ever.

Click through the presentation below for a look at the five movies that have delivered the most impressive performances in the first half of year, and delivered great returns for Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL), Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Wonder Woman holding a sword.

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