Mark Your Calendar, Here’re Top-10 Movies Coming To You In 2015

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Dec 20 2014
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Next year will be a very happy year for moviegoers. You’re spoilt for choices, lucky you. There will be tons of blockbuster movies which would gross the US$1 billion mark. Sure, there’ll be a lot of reboots and sequels, but considering the huge success of its original actors and film, chances of success are pretty high. If you do not know who the heck was Arnold Schwarzenegger, well, he’s back (for real) in the Terminator.


If there was only one movie this year (2014) which grossed US$1 billion – Transformers: Age of Extinction” – there’ll be at least two movies next year to do so. The sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the much awaited “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” are set to bring in US$1 billion each. Jurassic World, James Bond and Furious 7 should have little problem joining the US$1 billion club too. Here’re the top-10 movies, which you should watch next year, regardless whether there’re terrorist threats or not (*grin*).


{ 1 }  Furious 7 (Universal)

Release Date: April 3, 2015

Budget: US$250 million

Why You Should Watch:

Two words – Paul Walker. The seventh instalment of the infamous “Fast & Furious” was supposed to be released on July 2014. But as you already knew, after actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident on Nov. 2013, this latest film has been moved to next year. Fans of “Fast & Furious” will definitely flock to theatres to watch the last film by Paul Walker, and to bid farewell. The previous “Fast & Furious 6” grossed US$788 million. Can Furious 7 breaches US$1 billion?




{ 2 }  The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Disney)

Release Date: May 1, 2015

Budget: US$250 million

Why You Should Watch:

The only reason why this film will be huge is because everybody wants to see all their superheroes packed into one single movie. That’s a cheapskate way of having a McDonald’s value meal in a cinema, literally speaking. The first Avengers released in 2012 grossed more than US$1.5 billion. Naturally, after waited for 3-years, this sequel will surely do better than that. So, get ready for Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and whatnot.




{ 3 }  Jurassic World (Universal)

Release date: June 12, 2015

Budget: US$150 million

Why You Should Watch:

After the surprise hit “Guardians of the Galaxy”, everybody wants a piece of actor Chris Pratt. Otherwise, it’s safe to bet this reboot of the old “Jurassic Park” could flop pretty badly. Guardians of the Galaxy grossed US$772 million on a US$170 million budget. Obviously, analysts are exciting to see if this film can do better than the highly successful first Jurassic Park, which grossed over US$1 billion on a budget of merely US$63 million – in 1993.




{ 4 }  Inside Out (Pixar/Disney)

Release date: June 19, 2015

Budget: US$200 million?

Why You Should Watch:

Since the first film by Pixar, Toy Story, made it to the theatre in 1995, it grossed US$361 million. And since then, not a single film by Pixar had ever performed any worse than that. So, while Pixar can be guaranteed of its return on investment, you can be assured of another quality movie. If superheroes and spy action movies are not your cup of tea, you can take comfort of a computer-animated fantasy comedy film here.




{ 5 }  Terminator: Genisys (Paramount)

Release date: July 1, 2015

Budget: US$170 million

Why You Should Watch:

Another reboot to the highly successful 1984 Terminator Schwarzenegger, John Connor, Skynet and whatnot. Now, you get to see the old Terminator together with not one, but two badass T800 and T1000. Original old fans with new younger generation movie fans should watch the already aging Arnold Schwarzenegger in this film, before he gets too old to act in another science fiction war against the machines.




{ 6 }  Minions (Universal)

Release date: July 10, 2015

Budget: US$80 million?

Why You Should Watch:

Despicable Me (2010) grossed US$543 million on a budget of US$69 million, while Despicable Me 2 (2013) made US$970 million on a budget of US$76 million. And if you have watched either one of the films, you do not need any more introduction about the minions – the yellow, small, cute and funny creatures who have existed since the beginning of time. This spin-off to Despicable Me focuses on minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob.




{ 7 }  James Bond: Spectre (Sony)

Release date: Nov. 6, 2015

Budget: US$300 million

Why You Should Watch:

Thanks to hackers “The Guardians of Peace” who broke and stole a whopping 100-terabytes of Sony Pictures data, we now know that the next James Bond film – Spectre – was over budget to the tune of US$300 million. The previous 2012 Skyfall grossed over US$1.1 billion on a budget of US$200 million. Hence, Spectre, which stands for “SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion” should do better, or else.


James Bond - Spectre



{ 8 }  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate)

Release date: Nov. 20, 2015

Budget: US$250 million (shared with Part 1)

Why You Should Watch:

If you’ve already watched the Part 1, then you got to watch the Part 2, don’t you? And if you haven’t watch Part 1, then you should watch both parts. Why? Because you need to know what will happen to the bad guy dictator who suppress and oppress the poor citizens. This is also the fourth and final installment in “The Hunger Games film series”. It’s like watching the final installment of Harry Potter.




{ 9 }  Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Disney)

Release Date: Dec. 18, 2015

Budget: US$200 million

Why You Should Watch:

Are you kidding me? This has to be the biggest blockbuster movie for next year. The first Star Wars film was in 1977, the year where most of the readers here were not even born yet. And the last film (The Clone Wars) was 7-years ago in 2008. Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for a whopping US$4 billion. And if this film flops like “The Clone Wars”, Disney and director JJ Abrams are toast. But since George Lucas is involved in this film, it should be just fine.




{ 10 }  Mission Impossible 5 (Paramount)

Release date: Dec. 25, 2015

Budget: US$150 million?

Why You Should Watch:

The last “Mission Impossible” film – Ghost Protocol – was the highest grossing movie in the franchise, making a cool US$694 million with a budget of US$145 million. If another action spy film is not for you, then you should still go watch this film anyway for the sake of Tom Cruise. As of now, the production is still ongoing and the film crew are currently at Bleheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.


Mission Impossible 5 - Tom Cruise - Production


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