List of 2015 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which placed number one at the weekend box office for the year 2015.[1]

Number-one films[edit]

# Date Film Gross Note(s) Reference(s)
1 January 4, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $21,732,090 [2]
2 January 11, 2015 Taken 3 $39,201,657 [3]
3 January 18, 2015 American Sniper $89,269,066 American Sniper reached #1 after three weekends of limited release. It also broke Ride Along's record ($41.5 million) for the highest weekend debut in January. Its $11.5 million gross from IMAX showings broke Prometheus' record ($9.1 million) for the highest IMAX weekend debut for an R-rated film. American Sniper's 4 day MLK weekend ($107.2 million) also broke Ride Along's record ($48.6 million) for the highest MLK 4-day weekend and The Passion of the Christ's record ($83.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a winter release. [4]
4 January 25, 2015 $64,628,304 Beside breaking The Hangover Part II's record (3,675 theaters) for the widest release for an R-rated movie (3,705); American Sniper's second weekend also broke The Passion of the Christ's record ($53.2 million) for the biggest second weekend ever for an R-rated movie. [5]
5 February 1, 2015 $30,660,528 American Sniper became the first film in 2015 to top the box office for three consecutive weekends. [6]
6 February 8, 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water $55,365,012 [7]
7 February 15, 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey $85,171,450 Fifty Shades of Grey broke The Passion of the Christ's record ($83.8 million) for the highest weekend debut in February and Valentine's Day's record ($63.1 million) for the highest President's Day weekend debut. It also broke Twilight's record ($69.6 million) for the highest weekend debut for a female directed film. [8]
8 February 22, 2015 $22,259,030 [9]
9 March 1, 2015 Focus $18,685,137 [10]
10 March 8, 2015 Chappie $13,346,782 [11]
11 March 15, 2015 Cinderella $67,877,361 [12]
12 March 22, 2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent $52,263,680 [13]
13 March 29, 2015 Home $52,107,731 [14]
14 April 5, 2015 Furious 7 $147,187,040 Furious 7 broke Captain America: The Winter Soldier's record ($95 million) for the highest weekend debut in April and Clash of the Titans' record ($61.2 million) for the highest Easter weekend debut. [15]
15 April 12, 2015 $59,585,930 [16]
16 April 19, 2015 $29,156,595 [17]
17 April 26, 2015 $17,821,440 Furious 7 became the first film since The Hunger Games to top the box office for four consecutive weekends. [18]
18 May 3, 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109 Avengers: Age of Ultron's $3 million gross from Thursday preview showings in IMAX broke The Dark Knight Rises' record ($2.3 million) for the highest grossing Thursday from IMAX showings of all-time. [19]
19 May 10, 2015 $77,746,929 [20]
20 May 17, 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 $69,216,890 Pitch Perfect 2 broke High School Musical 3: Senior Year's record ($42 million) for the highest weekend debut for a musical film. [21]
21 May 24, 2015 Tomorrowland $33,028,165 [22]
22 May 31, 2015 San Andreas $54,588,173 [23]
23 June 7, 2015 Spy $29,085,719 [24]
24 June 14, 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 Jurassic World broke Man of Steel's record ($116.6 million) for the highest weekend debut in June and Godzilla's record ($93.2 million) for the highest weekend debut for a creature feature film. It also broke The Avengers' records ($207.4 million) for the highest weekend debut in the summer, for a 3D film, a PG-13 rated film, and of all-time. [25]
25 June 21, 2015 $106,588,440 Jurassic World broke The Avengers's record ($103.1 million) for the highest second weekend gross of all-time. In second place, Inside Out's $90.4 million opening weekend broke The Day After Tomorrow's record ($68.7 million) for the highest weekend debut for a film that did not open in first place, Avatar's record ($77 million) for the highest weekend debut for an original film as well as The Simpsons Movie's record ($74 million) for the highest weekend debut for a non-sequel animated feature. [26]
26 June 28, 2015 $54,532,615 [27]
27 July 5, 2015 Inside Out $29,771,224 Inside Out reached the #1 spot in its third weekend of release. Initial estimates had Jurassic World ahead of Inside Out. [28]
28 July 12, 2015 Minions $115,718,405 Minions' $46.2 million opening day gross broke Toy Story 3's record ($41.1 million) for the biggest opening day gross for an animated film and its weekend debut broke Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith's record ($108.4 million) for the highest weekend debut for a prequel. [29]
29 July 19, 2015 Ant-Man $57,225,526 [30]
30 July 26, 2015 $24,909,332 [31]
31 August 2, 2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation $55,520,089 [32]
32 August 9, 2015 $28,502,372 [33]
33 August 16, 2015 Straight Outta Compton $60,200,180 Straight Outta Compton broke Walk the Line's record ($22.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for a music biopic and American Pie 2's record ($45.1 million) for highest grossing opening weekend in August for an R-rated film. [34][35]
34 August 23, 2015 $26,364,020 [36]
35 August 30, 2015 $13,133,560 [37]
36 September 6, 2015 War Room $9,480,535 War Room reached the #1 spot in its second weekend of release. [38]
37 September 13, 2015 The Perfect Guy $25,888,154 Initial estimates had The Visit ahead of The Perfect Guy. [39]
38 September 20, 2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials $30,316,510 [40]
39 September 27, 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 $48,464,322 Hotel Transylvania 2 broke Hotel Transylvania's record ($42.5 million) for the highest weekend debut in September. [41]
40 October 4, 2015 The Martian $54,308,575 [42]
41 October 11, 2015 $37,005,266 [43]
42 October 18, 2015 Goosebumps $23,618,556 [44]
43 October 25, 2015 The Martian $15,732,907 The Martian reclaimed the #1 spot in its fourth weekend of release. [45]
44 November 1, 2015 $11,715,097 The Martian became the first film since Furious 7 to top the box office for four weekends, as well as the first film since Guardians of the Galaxy to top the box office for four non-consecutive weekends. [46]
45 November 8, 2015 Spectre $70,403,148 [47]
46 November 15, 2015 $33,681,104 [48]
47 November 22, 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $102,665,981 [49]
48 November 29, 2015 $52,004,595 In third place, Creed's $30.1 million opening weekend broke Real Steel's record ($27.3 million) for the highest weekend debut for a boxing film. [50]
49 December 6, 2015 $18,857,547 [51]
50 December 13, 2015 $11,413,316 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 became the first film since Furious 7 to top the box office for four consecutive weekends. [52]
51 December 20, 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens $247,966,675 Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $57 million gross from Thursday night preview showings broke Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's record ($43.5 million) for the highest grossing Thursday night gross of all-time, and its $5.7 million gross from Thursday night IMAX showings broke Avengers: Age of Ultron's record ($3 million) for the highest grossing Thursday from IMAX showings of all-time. Its $119.1 million opening day gross broke Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's records ($91.1 million) for the highest single and opening day gross of all-time. It also broke The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's record ($84.6 million) for the highest weekend debut in December, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's record ($158 million) for the highest weekend debut in the holiday season, and Jurassic World's records ($208.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a 3D film, a PG-13 rated film, and of all-time. It had the highest weekend debut of 2015. [53]
52 December 27, 2015 $149,202,860 Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke Jurassic World's record ($106.6 million) for the highest second weekend gross of all-time, and its $49.3 million gross on Christmas Day broke Sherlock Holmes' record ($24.6 million) for the highest grossing Christmas Day of all time. [54]

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Calendar Gross[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2015 by Calendar Gross[55]

Rank Title Studio(s) Actor(s) Director(s) Gross
1. Jurassic World Universal Pictures Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong and Irrfan Khan Colin Trevorrow $652,270,595
2. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Walt Disney Studios Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max von Sydow J. J. Abrams $651,967,269
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson Joss Whedon $455,530,367
4. Inside Out voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan Pete Docter $353,612,437
5. Furious 7 Universal Pictures Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham James Wan $353,007,020
6. American Sniper Warner Bros. Pictures Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan Clint Eastwood $348,797,145
7. Minions Universal Pictures voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan and Jennifer Saunders Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda $336,045,770
8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Lionsgate Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland Francis Lawrence $269,569,121
9. The Martian 20th Century Fox Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Benedict Wong, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor Ridley Scott $225,345,353
10. Cinderella Walt Disney Studios Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter Kenneth Branagh $197,584,850
11. Spectre Sony Pictures Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes Sam Mendes $197,102,585
12. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin Christopher McQuarrie $195,042,377
13. Pitch Perfect 2 Universal Pictures Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Chrissie Fit, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks $183,785,415
14. Ant-Man Walt Disney Studios Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian and Michael Douglas Peyton Reed $178,353,078
15. Home 20th Century Fox voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Jones Tim Johnson $177,352,879
16. Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony Pictures voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Asher Blinkoff and Mel Brooks Genndy Tartakovsky $168,471,018
17. Fifty Shades of Grey Universal Pictures Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle and Marcia Gay Harden Sam Taylor-Johnson $166,167,230
18. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Paramount Pictures voice of Antonio Banderas Paul Tibbitt $162,994,032
19. Straight Outta Compton Universal Pictures O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Paul Giamatti F. Gary Gray $161,197,785
20. San Andreas Warner Bros. Pictures Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi and Paul Giamatti Brad Peyton $155,190,832

In-Year Release[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2015 by In-year release[56]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Disney $936,662,225
2. Jurassic World Universal $652,270,625
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron Disney $459,005,868
4. Inside Out $356,461,711
5. Furious 7 Universal $353,007,020
6. Minions $336,045,770
7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Lionsgate $281,723,902
8. The Martian Fox $228,433,663
9. Cinderella Disney $201,151,353
10. Spectre Sony $200,074,609
11. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Paramount $195,042,377
12. Pitch Perfect 2 Universal $184,296,230
13. The Revenant Fox $183,637,894
14. Ant-Man Disney $180,202,163
15. Home Fox $177,397,510
16. Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony $169,700,110
17. Fifty Shades of Grey Universal $166,167,230
18. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Paramount $162,994,032
19. Straight Outta Compton Universal $161,197,785
20. San Andreas Warner Bros. $155,190,832


Highest-grossing films by MPAA rating of 2015[57]
G The Peanuts Movie
PG Inside Out
PG-13 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
R The Revenant
NC-17 The Kindergarten Teacher

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