Thanks To JURASSIC WORLD & STAR WARS, Universal & Disney Break Yearly Box Office Records

Thanks To JURASSIC WORLD & STAR WARS, Universal & Disney Break Yearly Box Office Records

Thanks to the immense success of Jurassic World & Furious 7 last year , Universal Pictures has set a jaw-dropping new record for highest worldwide gross in a calendar year. Walt Disney Pictures also broke the record, but finished a distant second. Come check it out!

2015 was a record-setting year for the box office with many studios setting their personal bests and two major studios, Universal Pictures & Walt Disney Pictures, breaking the yearly record for worldwide gross in a calendar year set by 20th Century Fox in 2014.

Universal was the king of 2015 and set a jaw-dropping new record for yearly gross by a studio with a box office collection of over $6.89 billion worldwide. It was helped to the top by the combined efforts of three of last year's highest grossers: Jurassic World, which collected nearly 1.67 billion, Furious 7, which brought home over $1.5 billion, and Minions, which grossed over $1.1 billion. Its other major releases included Straight Outta Compton, Sisters, Pitch Perfect 2, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Ted 2, and Trainwreck.

Coming in a distant second was Walt Disney Pictures with a yearly worldwide gross of over $5.85 billion. Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the charge with a collection of over $1.33 billion by year's end, but Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron was their highest grossing film of the year with over $1.4 billion. Inside Out, Cinderella, Marvel's Ant-Man, The Good Dinosaur, Tomorrowland, and Bridge Of Spies rounded them out for the year.

Additionally, for those claiming no one goes to the movies anymore, 2015 set a new global box office record with a total worldwide gross of over $38 billion with five films cracking the $1 billion mark.

Universal's record will be hard to top, but there's a decent shot it could be broken in 2016, so let's look ahead a bit: 
  • 20th Century Fox should have a great year with the releases of:
    • X-Men: Apocalypse
    • Deadpool
    • Independence Day: Resurgence
    • Kung Fu Panda 3
    • Ice Age: Collision Course
    • Eddie The Eagle
    • Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Gambit (TBD)
  • After a relatively weak showing in 2015, Warner Bros. should be back in the mix with:
    • Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
    • Suicide Squad
    • The Nice Guys
    • The Legend Of Tarzan
    • The Accountant
    • Barbershop: The Next Cut
    • Keanu
    • Central Intelligence
    • Bastards
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2017 will likely be very good to Paramount Pictures if new installments in their Mission: Impossible & Transformers franchise arrive on time. As for this year, they're looking pretty solid with:
    • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    • Zoolander 2
    • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
    • Star Trek Beyond
    • Ben-Hur
    • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Walt Disney Pictures is certainly back in the race with:
    • Captain America: Civil War
    • Doctor Strange
    • The Jungle Book
    • Finding Dory
    • Alice Through The Looking Glass
    • The BFG
    • The Girl On The Train
    • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (about 15 days)
  • As for the current record-holder, Universal Pictures, they may not have the record-setting year they had last year, but they should still have another satisfying showing with:
    • Ride Along 2
    • Hail, Caesar!
    • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
    • The Boss
    • The Huntsman: Winter's War
    • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
    • Warcraft
    • Bourne 5
    • The Great Wall
So, what do you guys think? Will 2016 be as fruitful to any one studio as it was to two last year? Sound off with your thoughts below!

Posted By:
Rohan Patel
Member Since 7/22/2011
Filed Under "Jurassic Park" 1/9/2016 Source: Variety
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