2015 is going to be one of the biggest years at the box office in a long time.
Not only are we getting a new “Star Wars” movie, but we’ll finally see the next “Avengers” grouping, which has been nearly three years in the making.
Those two movies alone have the potential of being billion-dollar films.
Through plenty of sequels and reboots, we’re counting down the movies that will be the biggest at theaters next year. It’s going to feel like the early ’90s with Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the Terminator and dinosaurs roaming around in “Jurassic World.”
Mark these dates down in your calendar.
12. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (Universal/Focus Features)
Feb. 13, 2015
Why it will be huge: This will be the movie every guy will be dragged to see.
The best-selling book series dubbed “mommy porn” is making its big screen debut Valentine’s Day weekend. There couldn’t be a better release date for the erotica film about a naive college girl (Dakota Johnson) who becomes involved in a BDSM relationship with a billionaire named Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).
While the film’s trailer was the most-viewed all year, there are two reasons “Fifty Shades” is lower on our list. 1. Big blockbusters rarely come out in this month. “Passion of the Christ” currently holds the record for largest Feb. gross ($611.9 million). 2. Erotica movies are usually a niche group. 1992’s “Basic Instinct” is the highest-grossing film in the genre making $352.9 million worldwide.
11. ‘Ted 2′ (Universal)
June 26, 2015
Why it will be huge: “Ted,” featuring Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear and Mark Wahlberg, became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy ever in 2012. It surpassed the record previously held by the first “Hangover.” “Ted” made $549 million worldwide.
10. ‘Inside Out’ (Pixar/Disney)
June 19, 2015
Why it will be huge: Pixar’s reputation speaks for itself. The studio hasn’t made a bad film yet (except perhaps the poorly-reviewed “Cars 2“). Regardless, none of them have been bombs and the majority of Pixar’s animated movies make at least $500 million worldwide at theaters.
Buzz about its next animated picture, “Inside Out,” is already growing. While the movie’s concept about the inner workings of the brain and our emotions may sound a bit confusing, an early sneak peek of the film was very well received at the Animation Film Festival in France back in June.