2015 Annual: the year at the box office

annual2015 (1)It’s a been a big year in cinema and as a load of new films prepare to premiere on Boxing Day, including Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home and Jennifer Lawrence’s newest film Joy, we give you the Mumbrella wrap the year at the box office. 

In at first place is Jurassic World which grossed a total of $52.921m at the local box office this year.

The reboot of the dinosaurs series, starring Chris Pratt, posted the largest weekend in history globally with a total box office of $US511.8m, eclipsing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two and became the first film to ever cross the $US500m mark in one weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fast and Furious 7 which grabbed a total of $43.337m at the local box office. The seventh movie in the blockbuster series was in production when star Paul Walker was killed in a car crash during a break in filming in November 2013.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron has dominated the box office in the first half of the year, taking in $40.113m  at the local box office.

The first kids move to crack the top ten films of the year was Minions. The movie pulled in a total of $32.9m at the local box office.

The latest instalment in the James Bond series SPECTRE comes in at fifth place having taken in a total of $32.300m. The opening of SPECTRE was $1m down on the last Bond film Skyfall which was out in November 2012.

Disney’s childrens animation Inside Out sat just behind SPECTRE, having taken in $31.142m.

Rebel Wilson’s Pitch Perfect 2 comes in at seventh spot. The comedy raked in $28.125m.

Matt Damon’s The Martian sneaks in just above Star Wars, having made $27.284m at the box office.

The much-anticipated seventh film in the Star Wars franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens currently sits at 9th place due to the available figures finishing at December 20 when the weekend box office results were released for its opening weekend.

But after demolishing box office records taking more than $27m in its first three days fans can expect it to pull in a lot more in the new year.

The final part of The Hunger Games just manages to scrape into the top 10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 pulled in a total of $27.284m locally.


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