Top 5 Highest Grossing Movies of 2015 (with trailers)


2015 was a MASSIVE year for Hollywood, destroying tons of historical box office records! Check out our Top 5 Highest Grossing Movies of 2015 list (Grosses based on data collected on 12/29/15 and are subject to change) to see the biggest box office smashes of the year, and don't forget to check out the trailers to get you in the mood for some movie watching!

1) Jurassic World

Jurassic World
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $652,270,625
  • Director: Colin Trevorrow
  • The story idea for this film was created by Steven Spielberg and Mark Protosevich who got together privately on several occasions (without studio observance) to confer the notion of doing another installment in the Jurassic Park franchise
  • The concept of sharks being used as dino fodder was Colin Trevorrow's idea, and was inspired by producer Steven Spielberg's film Jaws (1975)
  • The Gyrosphere set was built above the Ka'a'awa Valley at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu. It is still standing, and is featured in some of their tours

2) Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $540,058,914
  • Director: JJ Abrams
  • First time Harrison Ford has received top billing in a Star Wars film, making him the first non-Jedi character to be credited first
  • After publicly declining to direct a new Star Wars film, J.J. Abrams was visited at his Bad Robot office by Kathleen Kennedy. Their negotiations lasted over a month, during which time, Abrams' central concern was the vast magnitude and cultural significance of the project
  • The first Star Wars film to not have Kenny Baker cast as R2-D2. He is however credited as R2-D2 Consultant

3) Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $459,005,868
  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • James Spader was Joss Whedon's first and only choice for the role of Ultron, because of his "hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling while also being very human and humorous"
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) was asked to lose weight (muscle mass in particular) because he looked too strong to portray a runner, who are usually trim
  • The trailer was viewed 34 million times on YouTube in the first 24 hours after it was released. This broke the record that was previously held by Iron Man Three (2013)

4) Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $356,461,711
  • Director: Pete Docter
  • Some of the memory balls in Riley's mind contain scenes from other Pixar movies, such as Carl and Ellie's wedding in Up (2009)
  • In Riley's classroom (No. A113), a map at the back of the room has pins plotted at different places all over the world. They are references to where all the Pixar movies are set
  • When Joy and Sadness are passing through Imagination Land, a board game called "Find Me" with a cartoon Finding Nemo (2003) on it can be seen

5) Furious 7

Furious 7
  • 2015 Domestic Gross: $353,007,020
  • Director: James Wan
  • Body doubles, stunt doubles, and CGI were used to complete the film following Paul Walker's death. Walker's brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker were among the doubles, and also provided voice over for the character Brian O'Conner
  • The guard rail that the heroes stand near overlooking Los Angeles is the same road/parking lot that Brian initially tests his Eclipse from the first movie
  • Over 230 cars were destroyed during the filming of this movie alone

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