'Star Wars' And Universal Pictures Push Box Office To Record $11B Year

Each of the top seven movies in 2015 brought in more money than the No. 1-grossing movie in 2014.

By Jamal Andress | December 30, 2015

2015 was a great year for the movie business. 

Eight hundred thirty movies, 12 months and more than $11 billion — that's the estimated domestic box office total for 2015, beating the old record of $10.9 billion in 2013.

And 2015 had the second most profitable summer in box office history thanks to movies like "Jurassic World," "Inside Out" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

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Combine that with an above-average $353 million showing from "Furious 7" during the spring, and of course that one space movie.

In fact, each of the top seven movies of 2015 brought in more money than the No. 1 movie from the year before, "Guardians of the Galaxy." And even though 2013's box office currently holds the best record for domestic total, the top three movies of 2015 all brought in more money than the No. 1 movie of 2013, "Iron Man 3."

The shining star of this huge year at the box office is undoubtedly Universal Pictures, which managed to increase its summer ticket sales by 259 percent compared to last year. The studio is also responsible for "Jurassic World," "Furious 7" and "Minions" — three of the top seven highest-grossing films this year.

And while this is undoubtedly a huge year at the box office, next year looks pretty packed, too.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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