Top Ten Highest-Grossing Movies of 2015

This list compiles the movies that were released into theatres in 2015 and had the highest worldwide box office grosses.
Source:, Created on 3/12/2016
The Top Ten
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $2,059,989,970

While my prediction that The Force Awakens would become the new highest-grossing movie of all time didn't happen, it still delights me to see that the most anticipated movie of my adult life so far made over $2 billion.

2 Jurassic World - $1,670,400,637

It was the highest-grossing movie of most of 2015 and was, from June to December, the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, before Star Wars, of course. Not bad for a franchise that hasn't had a new movie for fourteen years.

3 Furious 7 - $1,516,045,911

Paul Walker's death probably had a lot to do with this movie's success. I admit that, but this franchise has done an unbelievable job over the past few years with increasing the quality and earning more fans and money with each installment. That's even more impressive considering that it took five movies for this franchise to finally start blossoming.

4 Avengers: Age of Ultron - $1,405,413,868

Sure, it didn't make as much money as 2012's The Avengers, but $1.4 billion is still $1.4 billion, folks.

The Avengers flicks are grossing highly.

5 Minions - $1,159,398,397

I did not enjoy this movie. It was written cheaply to appeal to the youngest demographic of viewers without making any attempt to entertain older viewers like the first two Despicable Me movies did. It was actually the first time I almost fell asleep watching a movie in a theater.

And yet, it still made money. Of course, it did. That's the only reason it was made.

The Minions are great side characters, but not good main ones.

6 Spectre - $880,406,501

It underachieved when compared to its predecessor, Skyfall, in pretty much every way. But it was still an entertaining action movie nonetheless and a guaranteed box office success.

Yet another box office victory for Daniel Craig. Not as much as Skyfall, but still a lot.

7 Inside Out - $856,809,711

I would have loved to see this movie make it to $1.5 billion, even if only to dethrone Frozen as the highest-grossing animated movie.

8 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation - $682,330,139

I was afraid that after the fourth movie, the series would feel redundant and lose the interest of its fans. Thankfully, that didn't happen. It was a hit with critics and audiences alike.

9 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 - $652,955,370

It's odd to see a movie make over $600 million and still be called a box office disappointment. But, to be fair, it was the lowest-grossing installment of the franchise, not exactly how a franchise is meant to end.

10 The Martian - $626,359,174

The movie made over $600 million and got an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. No matter the results, this movie should consider itself a winner.