Although the hot 2014 summer blockbuster season has only just begun, we’ve already got a close eye on next year’s movie slate. 2015 will be the year of the sequel, and it looks like it is already shaping up to potentially be the biggest box office year on record.
Moviegoers are expected to flock to theaters in 2015 to see some of the most highly-anticipated films in recent memory, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, 50 Shades of Grey, Pixar’s Inside Out, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Minions, Bond 24 (working title), Mad Max: Fury Road Fast & Furious 7, Ted 2, Jurassic World, and Mission Impossible 5 just to name a few.
And we’re not the only one who has noticed this perfect storm of cinema…
Industry analyst Tim Wible from Janney Montgomery Scott dedicated his Wible’s Weekly column in MyersBizNet Media Business Report to “Why Cinema Will be Hot in 2015” this week, noting that:
- There are 35 tent pole films slated in 2015 that could amount to a staggering $6.6 billion of box office
- The top 10 films are poised to generate $3.5 billion of U.S. box office on an inflation adjusted basis, which would imply we could see a record breaking $11.2 to $14.1 of total industry U.S. box office
- 22 of the 2015 tent pole films are sequels that could account for $4.6 billion
And he’s not alone. Here’s what other industry experts are saying about 2015 at the movies:
- “2015 is sizing up to be the most monstrous movie year of all.” – Yahoo! Movies
- “Best Box Office Ever? Biggest Hollywood Franchises Explode in 2015 on Historic Collision Course” – Deadline
- “The ‘100-year flood’ is about to hit Hollywood.” – Forbes
If the marketing campaign that just kicked off this week for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is any indication of things to come, we can’t wait!