These Films Came Through Like A Wrecking Ball: The Biggest Box Office Hits Of 2015

As movie-lovers, we’re always intrigued by the films that draw in huge audiences, and even bigger wads of cash. As we say goodbye to 2015, here are the 15 biggest box office hits of the year.

Hotel Transylvania 2
Total Global Gross: $456.2 million
We all fell in love with Count Dracula and his lavish hotel for monsters when Hotel Transylvania premiered in 2012. However, the sequel kicked it up a notch when it debuted earlier this year. In Hotel Transylvania 2, we were introduced to Drac's super cute half-human grandson Dennis as the Count desperately tries to bring out the tot's vampy side. From the stunning 3D animation, to the hilarity of witnessing Dennis as a monster in training, its no wonder that Hotel Transylvania 2 racked in the dough at box offices around the world.
San Andreas
Total Global Gross: $473.8 million
We can't think of anything better than a disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, and apparently we aren't alone in our thinking. Audiences around the world flocked to theaters to see San Andreas and The Rock as he fought to save people from a magnitude 9 earthquake. San Andreas did so well because it promised catastrophy porn and a smokin' hot bod, and it delivered on both of those things. Warner Bros. probably didn't even realize it had such as massive hit on its hands.
Total Global Gross: $519.3 million
The delectable Paul Rudd has always been a superhero in our eyes and with Marvel's help, he finally got transformed into one for the big screen. Though Ant-Man wasn't the biggest hit for Marvel in 2015, Rudd still amazed us as the ex-con turned miniature superhero. The film had an amazing cast and was hilariously funny (much more so than any other Marvel film to date). It's no wonder that Scott Lang and his army of ants infiltrated the box office. Oh and let's not forget Corey Stoll's epic performance as Darren Cross, the film completely killed.
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Total Global Gross: $542.7 million
Disney's live action movies just keep getting better and better. With their latest film Cinderella, Disney not only captured the magic of the original tale, their casting of Cate Blanchett as the wicked step-mother and Helena Bonham Carter as Cinderella's fairy godmother was just the icing on the cake. Kids and adults alike flocked the movies to see this fairy-tale come to life, we just can't wait to see what happens in 2017 when Disney takes on the live-action Beauty and the Beast.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Total Global Gross: $570.5 million
People may have made fun of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy calling it "Mommy Porn", but we'd say it was a fun time for all. Despite controversy and recasting, people zoomed into the theaters Valentine's weekend to see Christian Grey come to life on the big screen. Though we're still sorely disappointed that the man behind the flogger wasn't Charlie Hunnam. Clearly we aren't the only ones who like a little seduction in our lives. If you're missing Grey, don't get all twisted in a knot Fifty Shades Darker is set to hit theaters February 2017.
The Martian
Total Global Gross: $594 million
After all of the space films that have come our way in the past few years, watching Matt Damon alone on Mars initially seemed like a snooze fest to us, but we know when to admit when we are wrong. The Martian actually turned out to be one of the best space films we've seen in years. Not only was Damon commanding on screen, the ensemble cast that make up the film including Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor definitely made this film a must-watch. Others obviously agreed, because the box office numbers for The Martian were out of this world.
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Total Global Gross: $618.1 million
For four years we've watched Katniss Everdeen transform herself into the Mockingjay in order to overthrow the diabolical President Snow and free Panem from his clutches. Though we had to say goodbye to many of our favorite characters (both figuratively and literally) from the Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay, Part 2 gave us the send off that we all deserved, while scooping up all of our coins. Now all we have to do is hope that Jennifer Lawrence finds another fantastic YA series to become apart of.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Total Global Gross: $682.3 million
Tom Cruise is proof that after thirty years in the business, you can still kill the game. With Crusie's fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series, he proved that after twenty years playing the same character, you can still have amazing story-lines, action sequences and never looked like you've aged a day. Not only was Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation a commercial success, it was also a critical success which helped Paramount bring in the dough for a total $2.770 billion for all of the Mission Impossible films. Word is, Mission: Impossible VI is set to begin filming in 2016.
Total Global Gross: $850.4 million
Daniel Craig's fourth film in the James Bond saga Spectre, came through like a wrecking ball. James Bond goes from Mexico to Rome and uncovers a secret organization called SPECTRE. From all of the traditional things that we loved about Classic Bond, to Sam Mendes' epic filmmaking, Spectre was not a Bond to miss. Rolling Stone has called the film one of "James Bond's Greatest Hits", no wonder the film has made nearly $1 billion dollars today.  
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Inside Out
Total Global Gross: $856.1 million
Inside Out
was hands down the best animated film of the year, and it gave us all of the adolescent feels. It was not just a brilliant idea to have a film that explores our emotions, but it was simply a delightful and colorful way of doing so. With Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith and Mindy Kaling voicing some of the best character in the film, its no wonder that Pixar gathered all of the dollars with this gem.
Total Global Gross: $1,157.3 billion
We can never have enough Minions in our lives, and the smash success of the third Despicable Me film explains it all. Not only did the film give us King Bob, but Sandra Bullock as Scarlett Overkill was simply perfection. We hope there are more minions coming, because if the box office numbers are any indication our love for them is never ending.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Total Global Gross: $1,161.1 billion
Apparently, the force has been awakened, because the latest Star Wars film broke the box office. The film reached $1 billion dollars at a jaw-dropping rate. Not only did Star Wars: The Force Awakens make up for some of the awful atrocities of films before it, it also payed homage to everything that the Star Wars franchise is. Can you believe that it is the highest grossing Disney film of all-time?!
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Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Total Global Gross: $1,405.0 billion
Iron Man, Captain America and Thor in one movie is the formula for mega success and we got just that in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Not only are these superheros ridiculously sexy, but James Spader's Ultron was as villainous as possible. If this is any indication of what's to come for Captain America: Civil War then we are in for a treat and Marvel should prepare for even bigger numbers to come.
Furious 7
Total Global Gross: $1,515.0 billion
The late Paul Walker's last film payed homage to both Walker and the The Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7 was a  tearful farewell to Walker's Brian O'Conner, with the perfect amount of action. Not only was this the most insane film of the franchise, it was also super entertaining which is why it drew such crazy numbers at the box office.
Jurassic World
Total Global Gross: $1,669.0 billion
The fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise is the top box office hit of 2015, and it's no surprise to anyone. Using the lovable Chris Pratt's newfound mega stardom, the dino-loving film has racked in a whopping $1.669 billion thus far. Don't fret if your missing all of the pre-historic fun, the film's sequel will be released on June 22, 2018.

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