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Three out of the year’s 25 highest grossing movies not based on existing properties

Just three of the year’s top 25 worldwide grossing movies so far have been original properties.

The top three of the year have been Jurassic World. Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron, while the only film not based on a pre-existing property to crack the top ten this year is Disney’s Inside Out.

The rest of the top ten is made up of sequels like Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, book adaptations like Fifty Shades of Grey and The Martian, reimaginings like Cinderella and brand spin-offs like Minions.

Visual effects artist and supervisor Todd Vaziri spotted that the other two films not based on an existing brand to make the list are disaster movie San Andreas in 12th and Adam Sandler comedy Pixels in at 25th.

It’s of course in no way a new trend. There was only one film in last year’s worldwide top ten that was an original property: Interstellar.

Check out the list of this year’s top 25 worldwide grossing movies so far below:

  1. Jurassic World
  2. Furious 7
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Minions
  5. Inside Out
  6. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  7. Spectre
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey
  9. Cinderella
  10. Ant-Man
  11. The Martian
  12. San Andreas
  13. Terminator: Genysis
  14. Hotel Translyvania
  15. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  16. Home
  17. Mad Max: Fury Road
  18. Taken 3
  19. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  20. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  21. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
  22. Pitch Perfect 2
  23. The Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 2
  24. Paddington
  25. Pixels

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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