By Sam Bussell
2015 has been a record year for films and while 2015 may now be a thing of the past there is now one final record that has been broken is past year. According to CinemaBlend, 2015 will go down as the biggest year in Box Office history beating out 2013 record of $10.9 billion, as there were enough movies this past year to make audiences want to rush out into the theaters and catch some of the most anticipated films of the past year. According to the site this past years total gross in the Box Office has now been confirmed to be $11.1 billion. A large part of this success can be due in part of such films success as “Furious 7“, “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, who have each grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. The one film that has and is still doing historic numbers at the Box Office in which we will probably never see these kinds of numbers ever again is from the mega-hit that is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“. According to reports when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit the theaters in the U.S and had its record breaking opening weekend did beating 2013’s record become possible.
Many other films also had success in the record breaking 2015 year such as the other billion dollar grossing film of the year “Minions.” Other blockbusters films fell a bit below expectations such as the final “Hunger Games” installment and the latest Bond adventure “Spectre“, they still had moderate success in the theaters this past winter. While these films all had great success some films weren’t so lucky as two perfect examples were Universals only blemishes on a record setting year were the Box Office flops of “Steve Jobs” and “Jem and the Holograms” in which both films were pulled from the theaters because of the kind of numbers they were putting up in the Box Office.
All in all this year was one of a kind in the world of film and 2016 is looking like it may have a chance to break this record as highly anticipated films such as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “The Jungle Book”, “Captain America, Civil War“, and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” come rolling into the theaters and are some films that audiences have been looking forward to for a long time. 2015 was a juggernaut of a year, now lets see what kind of a year 2016 has in store for us.