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August 17, 2014 - 7:00 am
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Next year stands poised to break box office records. So many successful franchises have highly anticipated releases in 2015 that you may need to make a category in your budget just for tickets and concessions. It’s going to be huge, due not just to the franchises themselves, but the circumstances under which many of them have returned.

Expectations are high and, with this much competition, damn well better be met. Here’s our top 10 most anticipated movie releases coming in 2015.

10. Pan

Hugh Jackman has done a bang up job of building a career beyond his bread and butter role as X-Men’s Wolverine. Next year, he goes full bad guy in Joe Wright’s take on Neverland, Pan. A prequel to the classic we know, Pan will tell how the titular boy adventurer came to be. Tron: Legacy’s Garrett Hedlund will play an up-and-coming James Hook. It sounds like he may have a rival/mentor in Jackman’s Blackbeard.

In the above interview, actor Nonso Anozie tells about his experience working with Jackson, Hedlund, and Wright. He also offers some insight into his new character, Bishop.

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the popcorn is the best thing at the movies these days
17 weeks ago
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I think the author is woefully ignorant of any film that isn't part of a franchise, a reboot or based upon a comic book.
17 weeks ago
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This. I couldn't give a tinker's damn for ANY of the films in the list above - and some of the elements Mr. Hudson is excited for are, for me, things to dread rather than anticipate.
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really great movies and now we have included avenger to our top list http://www.herebig.com/top-5-high-technical-most-awaited-movies-of-2015/
5 weeks ago
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Oh, and I can't believe the author has never seen any of the original Mad Max movies. Please report to the HR Department no later than 0900 tomorrow for revocation of your Man Card.
17 weeks ago
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Frankly, all of those movies look like a bunch of adolescent, derivative junk to me. A bunch of sequels, remakes, "reboots", comic book adaptations, etc., all oriented toward the burgeoning Chinese market. Would it be too much to ask for Hollywood to produce an original, thoughtful, non-derivative movie for grown-ups every once in a blue moon?
17 weeks ago
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It appears creativity is dead in Hollywood along with originality.
17 weeks ago
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the popcorn is the best thing at the movies these days
17 weeks ago
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I think the author is woefully ignorant of any film that isn't part of a franchise, a reboot or based upon a comic book.
17 weeks ago
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These are the movies the author is most anticipating. Perhaps PJ Media could now offer us a list of forthcoming movies that have some appeal for people who have finished high school.
17 weeks ago
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I don't think they make those anymore. You get leftist drivel which pretends to be deep and artistic while mostly offering worn out platitudes, overly violent nihilism, boring romcoms, these types of popcorn movies which at least can be sort of entertaining eye candy...
13 weeks ago
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Thanks for the warning.
17 weeks ago
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It would be a good year if people would stop feeding the Marxist moguls of Hollywood by learning to live without their movies.

Kick the addiction.

Get a life.
17 weeks ago
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This is what constitutes a "good year" now? Eesh.

In 1993, the year the first Jurassic Park film came out, the top 10 box-office grossing films included:

Original Films: 6
Films based on Books: 3
Films based on TV Show: 1

Remakes or Sequels: 0


In 2015 the "most anticipated" films include:

Original films: 0
Films based on Books: 2
Films in Franchises Based on Books: 2
Films in Franchises Based on Comics: 3

Remakes or Sequels: 9


In 1993 the top-grossing film was Jurassic Park:

Worldwide Gross: $914,691,118 - Inflation Adjusted: $1,452,953,796*
Production Budget: $63,000,000 - Inflation Adjusted: $100,073,224*
ROI: 1351.891%

Tickets sold in US: 86,179,710


In 2013 the top-grossing film was Frozen:

Worldwide Gross: $1,274,219,009
Production Budget: $150,000,000
ROI: 749.479%

Tickets sold in US: 49,109,926**


*values adjusted to 2013 dollars
**based on average price of basic ticket, does not take into account premium pricing (e.g. 3D, Imax), which would likely reduce the total number of tickets sold if taken into account
17 weeks ago
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I took the kids to see TMNT today. Over the top and classic Michael Bay (pretty much the same exact movie as the first 2 Transformers [which are both the same movie themselves], with the same sound effect catalog,) but, the turtles characters are funny my kids loved it. But the previews made it clear to me that the next batch of movies coming out for children are going to be garbage: A Dolphin Tale 2, Dumb and Dumber To, and yes, we're going there, the urban Annie remake with Jamie Fox loosely based on Daddy Warbucks (running for president, no less.) The character based on Ms. Hannegin is saved for the great Cameron Diaz, because you know, can't have a black actress portray a negative stereotype even in a movie remade from the black perspective, because all whites are evil anyway, or something. I'll be spending my money elsewhere.
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