More money than Summer!
After a whirlwind summer that hosted two movies grossing over one billion-dollars in Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Autumn looks to expand upon that success with three more films vying for a billion-dollar-plus payday during the concurrent Oscar race that starts during awards season. While there’s no Hobbit movie or Christopher Nolan epic this year, most noteworthy/ event films boast a talented, celebrated director, such as: Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Guillermo del Toro, J.J. Abrams, and reigning best director-winner from the Oscars, Alejandro González Iñárritu. The latter half of 2015 will see the box office blow up with the return of the most popular movie franchise in world history, the follow-up to a certain British spy’s most lucrative adventure, and the conclusion to the most successful young adult franchise ever. While the Awards race isn’t as broad and exciting as last season, at least the monumental blockbusters will keep audiences entertained.
Honorable mention: Legend, Masterminds, Secret in Their Eyes, The Walk, Sisters, Steve Jobs, Everest, The Intern, A Walk in the Woods (Sundance), The Night Before, The Peanuts Movie, Victor Frankenstein, Krampus, Rock the Kasbah, Creed, Snowden