ⓘ 2015 in film

High-Rise (film)

High-Rise is a 2015 British dystopian film directed by Ben Wheatley, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Elisabeth Moss. It was produced by Jeremy Thomas through his production company Recorded Picture Company. Its screenplay was written by Amy Jump and based on the 1975 novel High-Rise by British writer J. G. Ballard. The film is set in a luxury tower block during the 1970s. Featuring a wealth of modern conveniences, the building allows its residents to become gradually uninterested in the outside world. The infrastructure begins to fail and tensions betw ...

Green Room (film)

Green Room is a 2015 American horror-thriller film written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, and produced by Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers and Anish Savjani. Starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart, the film focuses on a punk band who find themselves attacked by neo-Nazi skinheads after witnessing a murder at a remote club in the Pacific Northwest. The film came from Saulniers desire to direct a thriller set in a green room. Principal photography took place during October 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The film was financed and produced by Broad Green Pictures. Green Room was screene ...

Ghost (2015 film)

Ghost is a 2015 Russian comedy film starring Fedor Bondarchuk and Semyon Treskunov. The movie has earned about 350 million Russian rubles. This was the first Russian film to use Dolby Atmos technology.

Spy (2015 film)

Spy is a 2015 American action comedy spy film written and directed by Paul Feig. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Peter Serafinowicz, Morena Baccarin and Jude Law; the film also marked the Hollywood debut of actress Nargis Fakhri. It follows the life of a secret agent, Susan Cooper, trying to trace a stolen portable nuclear device. Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Feig and Jessie Henderson, the film was theatrically released in the United States on June 5, 2015. It received positive reviews from critics and was a ...

Battle for Sevastopol

Battle for Sevastopol is a 2015 biographical war film about Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young Soviet woman who joined the Red Army to fight the Nazi invasion of the USSR and became one of the deadliest snipers in World War II. The film, a joint Russian-Ukrainian production, was released in both countries on April 2, 2015; its international premiere took place two weeks later at the Beijing International Film Festival. The movie revolves principally around the events of the siege of Odessa and the siege of Sevastopol of 1941-42. The film is directed by Sergey Mokritskiy and stars Yulia Peresild ...

The Witch (2015 film)

The Witch is a 2015 supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his feature directorial debut. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson. The Witch follows a Puritan family who encounter forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm. An international co-production of the United States and Canada, the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2015 and was widely released by A24 on February 19, 2016. The film received positive reviews and was a box office success, gross ...

                                     

ⓘ 2015 in film

2015 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, and a list of films released and notable deaths.

                                     

1. Highest-grossing films

The top 10 films released in 2015 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over $2 billion, the third film to surpass that milestone, and the 4th highest-grossing film of all time. Jurassic World, Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Minions also grossed over $1 billion each. Spectre and Inside Out grossed more than $850 million.

Minions became the first non-Disney animated film and the third animated film overall after Toy Story 3 2010 and Frozen 2013 to gross over $1 billion, and is currently the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time.

                                     

1.1. Highest-grossing films Studio records

2015 is the first year that a single studio Universal Pictures released three films that each grossed over $1 billion, the first year that a single studio released two films that both grossed over $1.5 billion, and the first year that a single studio released two films that both grossed over $1 billion outside of North America.

  • Walt Disney Studios became the first studio to release three films within a single franchise - the Marvel Cinematic Universe MCU - that each grossed over $1 billion, with Avengers: Age of Ultron joining 2012s The Avengers and 2013s Iron Man 3. The MCU also became the highest-grossing film franchise with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, surpassing the Harry Potter film franchise $7.723 billion, 2001–2011, and becoming the first franchise to gross over $8 billion. With the subsequent release of Ant-Man, the MCU also became the first franchise to gross over $9 billion.
  • Universal also generated $2 billion and $3 billion in a single year at the international box office faster than any studio before, doing so on June 10, June 14, and July 17, 2015 respectively. The previous records was held by 20th Century Fox when it reached $2 and $3 billion on June 15 and July 30, 2010 respectively. Universal previously grossed $2 billion in 2013, reaching the milestone on September 17 of that year. Furthermore, the studio also broke the record for fastest studio to generate $1 billion in the United States and Canada on June 14, 2015, beating the previous record ascendance achieved by Paramount Pictures on June 22, 2008, and $2 billion on August 16, 2015, beating the previous speed record of December 25, 2009 held by Warner Bros., and the fastest to $3, $4, and $5 billion worldwide It achieved the $5 billion milestone on July 17, 2015, breaking the record previously held by Fox near the end of November 2014. Universal is also the first studio to achieve $6 billion at the global box office in one year.
                                     

1.2. Highest-grossing films Film records

  • Minions became the fastest animated film to $1 billion in 49 days, surpassing Toy Story 3 75 days.
  • Jurassic World grossed $524.4 million worldwide in its opening weekend, making it the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time, surpassing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $483.2 million in 2011. Jurassic World also grossed $208.8 million in North America in its opening weekend, beating the previous record held by The Avengers $207.4 million in 2012. Both records were later surpassed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the same year. It also became the highest-grossing film that was not the highest-grossing film of its year, surpassing Iron Man 3.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke all pre-sale ticket records and grossed $529 million in its opening weekend, making it the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time, surpassing Jurassic World $524.4 million on 12–14 June 2015. The Force Awakens also grossed $248 million in North America in its opening weekend, beating the previous record held by Jurassic World $208.8 million. The film subsequently became the first to exceed $800 million in the domestic box office on January 9 and $900 million on February 5. It also became Disneys first film to gross over $1 billion at the foreign box office, as well as the third film to ever gross over $2 billion worldwide. This makes it the third highest-grossing film of all time.
  • 2015 is tied with 2018 for the greatest number of films to gross more than $1 billion with five, surpassing 2012s record of four, but later was surpassed in 2019 to have nine films with that milestone. It has also set the record for the greatest number of films crossing the $1.5 billion mark with three.
  • Terminator Genisys became the first American film to earn $400 million worldwide without also grossing $100 million in North America. The only other production to hit that threshold before was the French film The Intouchables 2012.
  • Furious 7 became the fastest film to reach $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, doing so in 17 days; this record was later surpassed by Universals own Jurassic World two months later, accruing the same amount in 13 days; this record was in turn surpassed six months later by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which accrued $1 billion in 12 days. Furious 7 also became the first American film ever to gross over ¥2 billion amassing ¥2.426 billion at the Chinese box office.