Revisiting 2015- the Box Office Pinacle

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This post is presented due to one simple reason- there have been many many films added to the 2015 slate since the last time I checked. And each of them have massive potential. This post shall dwell with the films either confirmed or rumoured for the year 2015, and we will be doing it month by month. Based on the current charts, several months of the year are still strangely deserted (May and August, December either), and it seems that certain films are already trying to distance themselves as far away as possible to avoid overcrowding, the same thing which resulted in the many misses in the later half of this year’s summer. One great example would be Ted 2, which is set to be released in a quiet month of April. Right below is the list of films which we shall cover in the list below. In the post below, we shall also review whether the month can potentially become the biggest yet. Once again, when we feel that this list has become outdated, we shall come back with yet another post. Meanwhile, here we go, the most comprehensive 2015 box office coverage on the internet, yet!

Here are the movies:
JANUARY- Beware the Night, Norm of the North
FEBUARY- The Longest Ride, SpongeBob Squarepants 2, Kevin Hart Wedding Comedy
MARCH- The Fantastic Four, Cinderella, Chappie, Penguins of Madagascar, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
APRIL- Ted 2
MAY- Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Monster Trucks
JUNE- B.O.O: Bureau of Otherworldly Operation, Assassin’s Creed, Inside Out, Terminator 5
JULY- ID Forever: Part 1, Illumination Entertainment Project, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Batman VS Superman, The Smurfs 3, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars
SEPTEMER- Hotel Transylvania 2
NOVEMBER- Ant-Man, Bond 24, Peanuts, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Finding Dory
DECEMBER- Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Inferno, Kungfu Panda 3
UNDATED- Jurassic Park IV, Star Wars Episode VII, Pitch Perfect 2
RUMOURED- Warcraft, Promethus 2, Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun, Popeye, Mission Impossible 5, Die Hardest, Snow White and the Huntsman 2, American Sniper, The Raven, Ratchet and Clank, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny, Doc Savage, God’s Pocket

Let’s start off with January:

Beware the Night, Norm of the North

Well, the current films announced for the month of January seems tepid enough, to make it around average with past January, but who knows, as there are only two announced yet. Beware the Night is releasing on the third weekend of the month, and the premise really sounds great, making it the year’s January film which is all about mystery and crime (like Broken City and Contraband, but this one has supernatural elements). We really still do not know much about the film, whether it will be a mix of thriller and horror, or plain thriller, but we do know that the two main stars are not really that bankable. We will take a wait and see approach for this one, and when something crops up, we will definitely update this page.
Norm of the North is an animated film releasing in a really weird spot by Lionsgate, since there has been practically no animated films releasing in this month (we cannot recall any, tell us if we missed any out). The film centres on none other than global warming, and is fighting against Beware the Night. This release date is really weird, and we kind of have a feeling that the studio has dumped it here for a reason. Whatever it is, it looks like it will somewhat follow the path of this year’s Escape from Planet Earth, albeit much smaller in scale (the stars are not recognizable, nor is the director).

Moving on to February:

The first show on the list, The Longest Ride, is based on yet another Nicholas Sparks adaptation (not yet released). As you have previously seen, the recipe for success for romance films is to have the name Nicholas Sparks attached to it, to be released on Valentine’s Day and to have a star-studded cast attached to it. The film has already fulfilled two of the above conditions, and we are really looking forward to see how well this will perform this time round.

SpongeBob Squarepants 2 is releasing around 11 years after the original film, which is a long wait. I don’t find a need for such a film to be released, really, considering there is already a dedicated TV show which screens it regularly (at least in my part of the world). Nonetheless, the previous film was received well, and still earned over $140 million at the global box office. We are currently expecting this show to fall about even this time round, but releasing in a quieter month of the year might harm it’s box office reputation.

We will be carrying on with the rest of the films soon, so check back!


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