Every year we see a lot of anticipation about upcoming films and a lot of predictions about which ones will ultimately win at the box office. Will it be a sequel in 2015? The Magic 8 Ball says Signs Point To Yes.
2015 has already seen an interesting mix of films people are willing to pay to see. According to Wikipedia, the early out of the gate winners are 5o Shades of Grey and Cinderella. That would be a fun double feature. But 50 Shades current number of $563,862,000 wouldn’t land it the Top Ten Grossing films from 2014. The summer is where the big bucks are, so films with big stars, big special effects, and big budgets are sure to blow the early players out of the water.
Sequels have been the go to resource for Hollywood over the past few years. Seven of the Top Ten Highest Gross Films of last year were sequels with Transformers: Age of Extinction landing at the top spot. Most Predictions for the Top Grossing Films of 2015 are filled with sequel as well. 10 of IMBD‘s top 14 predictions are sequels.
Most people seem to think that The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the film that wins at the box office. Other odds on favorites are Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. I have my doubts about the quality of most of these films and I’m not so sure about another trip to the land of Mad Max.
I’m still curious about some of these films. Will JJ Abrams rewrite the history of Star Wars the way he rewrote the history of Star Trek? Will The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 be as sad and depressing as the book? Will Velociraptors turn out to be the perfect pet? And will anyone remember any of these films five minutes after seeing them?
Some Predictions for the Top Grossing Films of 2015 are bound to be right and some will be wrong. For most of these films, the anticipation is going to be the best part anyway.