Top Highest Grossing English Movies -2015

1. Star Wars : The Force Awakens US $ 2.06 Billion
Script : Rick Jaffa,Amanda Silver,Derek Connolly and Trevorrow
Cast :   Chris Pratt,Bryce Dallas Howard
Direction : Colin Trevorrow.

Jurassic World, 4th movie in Jurassic Park series  a hollywood sci-fi action film franchisee  about a genetically modified dinosaur, Indominus rex which breaks loose in a dinosaur theme park was the biggest grosser of 2015.What followed commercial success  was toys,games by Lego and a section 'Dinoland'  in Italian amusement park Mirabilandia.

2. Jurassic World       US$1.66 Billion
Script : Lawrence Kasdan,J J Abrams,Bryan Burk.
Cast : Harrison Ford,Mark Hamill,Daisy Ridley
Direction : J J Abrams

This was the 7th installment in Star Wars,an epic space opera series.It was also the first installment of Star Wars sequel trilogy after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm and Star Wars' rights.The regular fans or viewer base of  the film helped in its commercial success as well.

3 . Furious 7  US $1.51 Billion
Script : Chris Morgan
Cast : Vin Diesel,Paul Walker,Dwayne Johnson,Kurt Russell,Jason Statham
Direction : James Wan

The 7th installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise where Dominic Toretto and the gang tries to lead a normal life with the amnesty earned was commercially a successful venture like most of the F & F films.

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron  US $1.40 Billion
Script & Direction : Joss Whedon.

Avengers-Age of Ultron, sequel to 2012 movie Avengers movie which saw efforts to keep a dormant peace keeping program 'Ultron' active go wrong.The Super-hero (es) team movie became one of the most collecting movies of 2015 with its regular share of viewers.

5. Minions  US 1.15 Billion
Script : Brian Lynch Direction : Piere Coffin and Kyle Balda.

Minions, a spin-off prequel to Despicable Me franchisee which shows how the minions came into existence and what they were doing before they came to serve Gru,their boss in Despicable Me.The 3-D computer-animated family comedy was accepted by adults and children alike.It grossed more than one billion dollar and became the highest first day grossing animated movie in America when released.

6. Spectre US $ 872 Million

Cast : Daniel Craig,Christopher Waltz,Lea Seydoux,Moica Belluci
Script : John Logan,Neal Purvis,Robert Wade,Jez Butterworth
Direction : Sam Mendes

Spectre,the 24th movie in James Bond spy movie-series had Daniel Craig as James Bond for the fourth time.The movie about Bond's first encounter with SPECTRE ,a retaliatory terrorist organization was well received by the audience and it collected more than 100 Million each from both UK and North America.

7. Inside Out     US $ 856 Million
Script : Pete Docter,Meg LeFauve,Josh Cooley
Direction : Pete Docter

The 3-D animated comedy drama which deals with five emotions (personified) inside a young girl's mind had both universal critical acclaim as well as box office success.

8.Mission Impossible -Rogue Nation US 682 Million
Cast : Tom Cruise,Jeremy Renner 
Script : Drew Pearce,Christopher Mcquarrie,Bruce Geller 
Direction : Christopher Mcquarrie. 

The fifth movie in the Hollywood action spy movie franchisee Mission:Impossible , where former IMF agent Ethan Hunt takes on Syndicate, a college of highly trained personnel trying to take over world's control through a series of terrorist attacks.The movie grossed more than 4 times its budget,helped by word of mouth and good reviews.Around 70 % of its collection was outside America.

9. The Hunger Games:Mockingjay - Part 2 US $ 645 Million

Cast : Jennifer Lawrence,Josh Hutcherson 
Script : Peter Craig,Danny Strong
Direction : Francis Lawrence

The fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games film series,and the second film based on the novel Mockingjay was as successful as the Part-1 and Jennifer Lawrence had yet another blockbuster to her credit.

10. The Martian US $ 596 Million

Cast : Matt Damon,Jessica Chastain 
Script : Drew Goddard Direction : Ridley Scott

Martian was a science fiction movie based on a 2011 novel by the same name written by Andy Weir.The movie which told about the struggles of survival by an astronaut accidentally left behind in the planet Mars and about the efforts of else to rescue him was critically as well as commercially appreciated.This resulted in a World Wide Gross of five times the movie's budget.

11. Fifty Shades of Grey US 569 Million
Direction : Sam Taylor-Johnson  

The British-American erotic romantic drama film based on the 2011 novel of the same name by British author E. L. James about the sadomasochistic relationship between college graduate Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.The movie became a blockbuster by collecting bit more than 14 times its budget regardless of mixed reviews and oppositons from various associations,probably thanks to the genre.

12. Cinderella US $ 542 Million

Cast : Lily James,Richard Madden  Script : Chris Weitz. 
Direction : Kenneth Branagh

The romantic fantasy based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale was made not as a direct remake,but at the same time borrowing many elements from Walt Disney's 1950 animated musical film of the same name.Cindrella's collections outside America contirbuted to more than 50% of gross,with supposedly more than 50 % of female audience.

13. Ant-Man US $ 519 Million

Cast : Paul Rudd,Evangeline Lilly  
Script : Edgar Wright,Joe Cornish,Adam Mckay,Paul Rudd 
Direction : Peyton Reed

The superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name Scott Lang and Hank Pym where the super heroes use a size shrinking suit developed by Dr.Pym in their world saving endeavors.The spin-off film from the super hero team films was appreciated by the audience and it collected almost double the amount outside North America than it did in the region.

Notes :
  • Cut-off for this list in US $ 500 Million.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens(12 days),Jurassic World(13 days) and Furious 7 (17 days) holds the record for the first three fastest films to acquire $1 billion in worldwide tickets sales.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the records for the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time ($529 million) and also the highest grossing film of in North America ($750 million)
  • Five films grossed more than $1 billion and three films grossed more than $1.5-billion mark.

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