2015 was a great year for movies, with five taking over $1 billion at the box office. These were the final figures for the year – with some of the releases still raking in the money in 2016.

10. The Martian

The sci-fi comedy starring Matt Damon took in $593.9 million.

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9. Mocking Jay : Part 2 The Hunger Games

The record-breaking franchise’s final instalment arrowed in on $616.7 million by year end.

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8. Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation

Another action movie, another franchise, another $682.3 million.

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7. Spectre

Bond is back – and Daniel Craig says this is the last time he will play the role. It registered $850.2 million.

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6. Inside Out

This Pixar animation has been tipped for Oscar glory – and $851.6 million showed how a critical success can bring in the big bucks.

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5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Episode VII is continuing to thrill audiences around the world, and the $1.086 billion it took in 2015 is just the start – it will become the highest grossing film of all time early in 2016.

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4. Minions

Despicable Me’s lovable yellow henchmen are back in an origin story with a distinctly undespicable $1.157 billion dollars.

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3. Avengers : Age of Ultron

Marvel at the $1.405 billion this unstoppable franchise coined.

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2. Furious 7

The tragic Paul Walker’s final turn in the wildly successful action series – $1.515 billion.

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1. Jurassic World

Chris Pratt wrangled the velociraptors, and the fans to the tune of $1.669 billion in 2015’s highest grossing movie.

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