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The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015  

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List Rules Excited for a movie coming out in 2015 but don't see on here? Add it yourself! Opening weekend grosses listed represent domestic ticket sales only.

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Avengers, Jedis and dinosaurs lead the way for a busy 2015 movie schedule as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Jurassic World entertain movie fans. But they aren't the only big, highly anticipated movies hitting theaters. The Hunger Games caps their movie franchise with the second part of Mockingjay, Kung Fu Panda completes its trilogy, and The Fantastic Four gets rebooted with a new cast. Indeed, there are sequels galore with Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2, Magic Mike XXL, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Conjuring 2, James Bond 24, Taken 3, and many more. 

Looking for some original movies? You might want to check out the Wachowski Siblings' Jupiter Ascending, Pixar's Inside Out, or Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard.

Regardless of movie tastes, 2015 has something for everyone. Which films are you anticipating the most? Vote below, and get ready to eat lots of popcorn!
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voting closed at #1 December 18, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $238; Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% This film is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Ex-stormtrooper Finn (John ...more
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voting closed at #3 June 12, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $204.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% Jurassic World is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was ...more
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voting closed at #1 May 1, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $187.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more
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voting closed at #4 November 20, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $101 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more
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voting closed at #5 June 26, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $33 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 47% Ted 2 is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. It is the sequel to MacFarlane's 2012 film Ted. The film stars ...more
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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #6 November 6, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $73 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 63% Spectre is a 2015 spy film directed by Sam Mendes, and the twenty-fourth film in the James Bond film series. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is pitted against the global organization Spectre and their ...more
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Minions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #6 July 10, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $115.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 54%  Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more
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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #8 July 17, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $57.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 80% Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Na... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #10 July 31, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $56 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the fifth film in the series. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is on the run from ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #9 July 1, 2015
Opening weekend gross $44.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27% Terminator 5 is an upcoming 2015 adventure action sci-fi movie written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, Gale Anne Hurd and Patrick Lussier and directed by Alan Taylor.
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voting closed at #6 April 3, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $147.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 82% Furious 7 is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan, and the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic ...more
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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #10 May 15, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $44.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 98% Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more
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voting closed at #13 August 7, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $26.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 9% Fantastic Four (stylized as Fant4stic) is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Josh Trank, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. After teleporting to an alternate universe which ...more
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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #14 November 6, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $45 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 85% The Peanuts Movie is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. The ...more
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #16 March 13, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $67.8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 83% Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more
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Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #14 May 15, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $70.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 68% Pitch Perfect 2 is an upcoming music and comedy film written by Kay Cannon.
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #20 October 16, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $23.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 72% Goosebumps is a 2015 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Rob Letterman and written by Mike White and Darren Lemke. It is based on the children's book series of the same name by R. L. ...more
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Pan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #17 October 9, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $15.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 26% Pan is a 2015 fantasy film written by J.M. Barrie and Jason Fuchs and directed by Joe Wright.
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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #18 May 22, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $22.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 33% Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by ...more
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voting closed at #23 DavySamuel added December 25, 2015
Opening weekend gross (limited): $4.5; Rotten Tomatoes: 76% The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. In a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) find shelter in a ...more
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The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #19 December 25, 2015
Opening weekend gross (limited): $0.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81% The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s ...more
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Insurgent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #15 March 20, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $54 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 31% The Divergent Series: Insurgent is a 2015 science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy, written by Veronica Roth. It ...more
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Paper Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
July 24, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $12.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 56% Paper Towns is a 2015 American mystery, comedy-drama film directed by Jake Schreier, based on the novel by John Green. After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo (Cara ...more
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Taken 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #22 January 9, 2015
Opening weekend gross: $39.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 10% Taken 3 is a 2014 French action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton and written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It is the third and final installment in the Taken trilogy, and the ...more
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Victor Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #24 November 25, 2015
Victor Frankenstein is a 2015 American science fantasy horror film directed by Paul McGuigan, based on contemporary adaptations of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein. Told from Igor's ...more