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), Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Wonder Woman holding a sword.

Image source: Time Warner.

The 5 Biggest Box Office Hits of 2017 So Far from The Motley Fool