A wide assortment of movies brought enthusiastic patrons to movie theaters across the USA throughout the year, giving the film industry its biggest overall revenue in North American box office history, with a total of $11.1 billion projected for the calendar year through December 31, 2015. The previous record was set in 2013, which brought in $10.919 billion to the North American box office at year-end.
"Hollywood built the perfect box office beast in 2015, with one hit movie after the next, week after week, exceeding expectations with a regularity that made it look easy. With records falling like dominoes, the revenues just kept building as audiences flooded multiplexes in huge numbers," said Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst, Paul Dergarabedian. "A diverse and compelling selection of great titles, big and small, from every studio fueled an extraordinary level of interest by patrons who seemingly could not get enough of the big screen experience in 2015."