What Will Top the US Box Office In 2015? (Besides Star Wars VII)

Star Wars logoIt is safe to say that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will more than likely be the top-grossing film at the box office in 2015. This is thanks in part to the fervent interest that people have in the Star Wars franchise. The fact that the film has been teased extensively since 2012 when Disney announced that there would be a new Star Wars trilogy will only make the box office draw for this movie even bigger.

With that in mind, people might as well take a closer look at the films that are coming out elsewhere in 2015 to see what is out there and what could potentially bring in huge bucks. There are several films that could try and come close to the new Star Wars movie:

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed more than $200 million in its first seven days at the box office. This movie could pull off the upset and be the top-grossing film of 2015 in the United States.

  • Jurassic World will be a huge draw thanks to it being considered the first true sequel to the classic film Jurassic Park.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II will mark the end of a film franchise that has brought in big grosses in each installment. The film already has a big fanbase in those who have already seen the first three films.

  • The Pixar animation studio has two films coming out this year, the Good Dinosaur and the Pete Doctor-directed Inside Out. The popular studio has brought about many big draws and these two films should be no exception.

  • The Minions from the two Despicable Me films have proven to be amazingly popular and, from a marketing standpoint, profitable. Minions, the new spin-off feature that will feature these yellow creatures, will certainly be a hit.

  • Spectre, the newest James Bond film, will certainly draw in people. Sam Mendes, who has directed the last few Bond films, has proven himself to be a popular figure in the 007 universe.

  • Furious 7, the newest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, has grossed more than $300 million. The film is expected to surpass the $350 million gross that American Sniper, last year's top-grossing film, earned.