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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Top Movies of 2015

Ant-Man: The best movie of 2015

Top 2015 Movies Worldwide Box Office
Jurassic World pulled in $1.66 Billion in ticket 
sales around the world.

By Gary;

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought Ant-Man would be the best movie of 2015.

So many of the other films are retreads of one kind or another.  Though good movies, they are no longer original. As a kid I hated the Ant-Man comic and character, but this movie was enormously original, funny and entertaining. Who would have thought it?

On a side note, we see the growth of foreign markets for movies.  The United States' box office is almost becoming an afterthought.

For example, Fast and Furious 7 did 76.7% of their gross outside of the U.S., James Bond did 76.8% and Mission Impossible 71.4%.

2016 looks to be an even better year.

RankTitle Studio*
WorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %
1Jurassic WorldUni.$1,669.0$652.339.1%$1,016.760.9%
2Furious 7Uni.$1,515.0$353.023.3%$1,162.076.7%
3Avengers: Age of UltronBV$1,405.0$459.032.7%$946.067.3%
4Star Wars: The Force AwakensBV$1,390.6$686.449.4%$704.250.6%
6Inside OutBV$856.1$356.541.6%$499.758.4%
8Mission: Impossible - Rogue NationPar.$682.3$195.028.6%$487.371.4%
9The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2LGF$623.6$271.443.5%$352.256.5%
10The MartianFox$596.0$225.637.8%$370.462.2%

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
It may no longer be original, but the latest installment of Mission Impossible
was well crafted and downright fun to watch.

11Fifty Shades of GreyUni.$570.5$166.229.1%$404.370.9%
12Cinderella (2015)BV$542.7$201.237.1%$341.562.9%
14San AndreasWB$473.8$155.232.8%$318.667.2%
15Hotel Transylvania 2Sony$456.2$167.836.8%$288.463.2%
16Terminator: GenisysPar.$440.6$89.820.4%$350.879.6%
17Kingsman: The Secret ServiceFox$414.4$128.331.0%$286.169.0%
18Home (2015)Fox$386.0$177.446.0%$208.654.0%
19Mad Max: Fury RoadWB$375.8$153.640.9%$222.259.1%
20Taken 3Fox$326.5$89.327.3%$237.272.7%

San Andreas
Saw the movie twice. I can't resist a good disaster movie
or a chance to watch The Rock in action.

21The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterPar.$323.4$163.050.4%$160.449.6%
22Maze Runner: The Scorch TrialsFox$312.2$81.626.1%$230.673.9%
23The Divergent Series: InsurgentLG/S$297.3$130.243.8%$167.156.2%
24Pitch Perfect 2Uni.$287.1$184.364.2%$102.835.8%
28The Good DinosaurBV$221.2$112.250.7%$109.049.3%
29Ted 2Uni.$215.9$81.537.7%$134.462.3%

See More . . . .

Terminator Genisys
Surprisingly well done with interesting time travel created
twists to the classic original plot.

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