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Top 10 Box Office Movies 2015

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 6:25 PM



Top 10 Box Office Movies 2015

Published by Courtney Russell / December 31,2015


2015 Made and broke plenty studios bank accounts. It was a year where we saw Stars Wars: The Force Awakens break records as it's well on becoming the fastest earning movie of all time.

Here is a list of 2015 Top 10 Box Office Money Makers


1.Jurassic World



Jurassic World grossed $652.3 million in North America and $1.017 billion overseas for a worldwide total of $1.669 billion, against a budget of $150 million. It is the third-highest-grossing film of all-time in both North America and the world, as well as the highest-grossing film of 2015 and in the Jurassic Park film series. It set a box office record during its opening weekend, becoming the first film in cinematic history which generated over $500 million in a single weekend.


2.Furious 7


Furious 7 grossed $353 million in North America and $1.16 billion in other territories for a worldwide total of $1.515 billion, against its $190 million budget. Worldwide, it is the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, the second highest-grossing film of 2015,  the highest-grossing film in The Fast and the Furious franchise and is the second highest-grossing Universal Pictures film. It was also the fastest film to reach the $1 billion mark at the time, doing so in 17 days; It is also the 20th film to gross over $1 billion. It also became the first (and only) film to pass 1 million in 4DX admissions worldwide.

Worldwide, Furious 7 was released across 810 IMAX theaters, which was the largest worldwide rollout in IMAX's history, Its worldwide opening of $397.6 million is the third-highest opening of all time. The film had an IMAX opening weekend total of $20.8 million. Furious 7 also became the first film distributed by Universal Pictures to earn more than $1 billion in its original run.


3.Avengers: Age of Ultron



Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $459 million in North America and $946 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $1.405 billion. It is the sixth highest-grossing film of all-time as well as third highest-grossing 2015 film. Avengers: Age of Ultron '​s worldwide opening of $392.5 million is the fifth-largest ever. The film set a worldwide IMAX opening-weekend record with $25.2 million (previously held by The Dark Knight Rises) and also broke the record for the fastest movie to make over $40 million in IMAX theaters, doing so in 12 days. According to some analysts, the opening weekend box office gross was lower than expected because of the weekend's featured boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

On May 15, 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron became the twenty-first film in cinematic history, the third Marvel Studios film and the eighth film distributed by Disney to cross the $1 billion threshold at the box office



4.Star Wars: The Force Awakens




As of January 3, 2016, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has grossed $742.2 million in North America and $770.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $1.513 billion, against a budget of $200 million. The film is currently the third highest-grossing film of 2015, the highest-grossing film released by Walt Disney Studios, the second highest-grossing film in North America, and the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. It was the 24th film in cinematic history to surpass $1 billion worldwide, standing as the fastest film to surpass the mark, doing so in 12 days.


5.Minions


Minions became a huge commercial success and outgrossed its predecessors. It grossed a total of $336 million in the United States and Canada and $821.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of over $1.157 billion, against a budget of $74 million. Worldwide, it is the fifth highest-grossing film of 2015, the highest-grossing animated film of 2015, the second highest-grossing animated film, the eleventh highest-grossing film and the third highest-grossing film released by Universal Pictures. It topped the worldwide box office for three consecutive weekends.

By breaking $1 billion worldwide, Minions became the first non-Disney animated film, the third animated film ever after Toy Story 3 and Frozen, and the 23rd film in cinematic history to do so. This made Universal Pictures the first studio ever to have three films cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office in a single year following Furious 7 and Jurassic World.


6.Inside Out



Inside Out grossed $356.5 million in North America and $499.7 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $856.1 million, against a budget of $175 million. It is the second highest-grossing 2015 animated film, the sixth highest-grossing film of 2015, the third highest-grossing Pixar film, the ninth highest-grossing film released by Disney, the tenth highest-grossing animated film of all time, and the 44th highest-grossing film overall (with the latter four rankings not adjusted for inflation).



7.Spectre




As of 23 December 2015 Spectre has grossed $851 million worldwide; $143.8 million of the takings have been generated from the UK market and $196.3 million from North America.

In the United Kingdom, the film grossed £4.1 million ($6.4 million) from its Monday preview screenings. It grossed £6.3 million ($9.2 million) on its opening day and then £5.7 million ($8.8 million) on Wednesday, setting UK records for both days. In the film's first seven days it grossed £41.7 million ($63.8 million), breaking the UK record for highest first-week opening, set by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban '​s £23.88 million ($36.9 million) in 2004. Its Friday–Saturday gross was £20.4 million ($31.2 million) compared to Skyfall '​s £20.1 million ($31 million). The film also broke the record for the best per-screen opening average with $110,000, a record previously held by The Dark Knight with $100,200. It has grossed a total of $136.3 million there. In the U.K., it surpassed Avatar to become the country's highest-grossing IMAX release ever with $10.09 million.


8.Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation



Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation grossed $195 million in North America and $487.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $682.3 million, against a budget of $150 million. It had a worldwide opening of $121 million and an IMAX worldwide opening total of $12.5 million (the third biggest of July behind The Dark Knight Rises and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2).



9.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2



As of December 30, 2015, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has grossed $268.5 million in North America and $352.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $620.7 million, against a budget of $160 million. Its worldwide opening of $247.2 million is the twenty-fifth biggest of all time.


10.The Martian



As of December 30, 2015, The Martian has grossed $225.2 million in North America and $369.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $594.3 million, against a budget of $108 million.



What awaits us next year? Only time and numbers will tell.

Have a Happy 2016!





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