2015 gave us some exceptionally awesome movies to watch and get ourselves entertained and amazed. The popular Star Wars franchise returned in 2015 after almost a 10 years of gap. Animation as well as the superhero genre movies are getting hugely popular and ringing the box -office bells. Here we take a look at highest grossing Hollywood movies of 2015 so far.
10. The Martian
Worldwide gross: $595,380,321
From the hands of sci-fi connoisseur Ridley Scott, the mastermind behind 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner' comes the thrilling screen adaptation of Andy Weir's novel. Within the first few minutes, the audience are already on the edge of their seats as Matt Damon fights for survival in an Oscar-worthy performance. Playing an astronaut abandoned on the desolate surface of Mars after being presumed dead, Damon must do all he can to endure the martian environment, supported by some stunning cinematography and fantastic visual effects, 'The Martian' is able to blend humour and emotion within it's dramatic plot of survival. Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, just a few big names that support Damon wonderfully.
Worldwide gross: $637,720,222
Fast paced, emotional and epic, The Hunger Games finale brings the The Hunger Games series to an awesome end! The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 picks up right after Part 1 and quickly kicks into high gear with everyone gearing up for war. The score, the action, and the emotional death scenes really bring the audience to enjoyment. The action sequences are quite good but not enough are thrown into what was supposed to be an all out war movie.This is the second best entry in The Hunger Games series, following Catching Fire. Fans of The Hunger Games series sure have attacked the movie theatres.
Worldwide gross: $682,330,139
It'd not be wrong to say that most of us are huge fans of Tom Cruise and his action thriller mission impossible series. Rogue Nation was highly enjoyable and entertaining with breathe-taking action sequences (remember the plane stunt hmm? ) People that went to watch this movie got worth their money.
7. Inside Out
Worldwide gross: $856,130,132
Even though the film is what we come to expect from Pixar (the universal moral themes, the perfect balance between comedy and sadness, and visually stunning animation and action sequences),The film hits all the high notes, with perfect intonation, and with discipline and passion. As touched on before, the balance between humour and sadness is strong and impressive; the amount of emotions that the film displays and takes us through is varied and immersive, yet not overwhelming. The film executes such clever ideas with simplicity and ease, leaving us to feel for the characters rather than worry about the 'science' of it all, or even being worried about 'not getting it'.
Worldwide gross: $865,096,529
Daniel Craig has been James Bond for close to ten years now, a near unbelievable fact until you go back and realize the first film, Casino Royale, was released in 2006. Opening with a strong action sequence set during the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City, Spectre starts promisingly intense. Set in exotic locations with transcendentally tactile productions, Spectre satiates the audience's wanderlust craving. Something happens once Sam Smith's "Writings on the Wall" concludes, and the dark gritty James Bond we've grown to be enamored with takes several steps back toward the triteness of the 90s. Considering the popularity of the Bond movies, this movie was bound to collect a tremendous amount of money at the box-office.
Worldwide gross: $1,157,275,017
Minions became the first non-Disney animated film and the third animated film after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Frozen (2013) to gross over $1 billion, and is currently the second highest-grossing animated film of all time. Of course, no surprises here, the little yellow banana loving Minions are loved and adored by everyone, from a child to an adult.
Worldwide gross: $1,405,035,767
In Age of Ultron, we get immediate, sustained action. I don't know about you, but if I'm going to watch a movie with a cast of characters that have the abilities of the Avengers, I want to see them in action! The creativity of the collaborative fighting was improved as well and was featured much more so than in the first one. That was something that I think the first film lacked, the side by side teamwork. This movie held my attention from start to finish.
3. Furious 7
Worldwide gross: $1,515,047,671
Fast and furious series is obviously loved everywhere and not only the USA. It's not quite surprising that Furious 7 is in the top 3 of this list considering it's worldwide popularity. Also, we got to see Paul Walker play Brian O' Conner for the last time in the series. You'll be missed Paul!
Worldwide gross: $1,591,681,043
With a film whose existence is rooted in fan culture, describing the movie is perilous; even revealing the cast list runs the risk of providing potential plot spoilers. Suffice to say that the action takes place some years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and involves scavenger Rey teaming up with renegade “First Order” Stormtrooper Finn and globular droid BB-8. The opening scroll sets up an ongoing battle between the forces of good and evil and lays the groundwork for a quasi-mythical quest that will reunite friends old and new, and allow a grizzled Harrison Ford to deliver the line that turned the teaser trailers into something akin to an announcement of the second coming: “Chewie, we’re home…”
Worldwide gross: $1,668,984,926
Jurassic world is the #1 movie in America. This movie deserves the right to be called back especially with all the money it earned especially in the first week it was out. I never would have thought that they would be making a Fourth one and when I heard they were making a new one I was ecstatic. It brought back all the memories of the first 3 films. When the day came for Jurassic World to open it had to go see it on opening day and I did. The movie gave us the same feeling Jurassic Park 1 did "Welcome to Jurassic World". The new park looked amazing showing that John Hammond'so dream finally came true.