2015 was a great year for the movie business.
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.
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