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Business Report: The biggest movies of 2015

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Movies can be art - but they're always a business. So, which movies were the year's biggest in business terms?

Starting from the biggest and working down, these were the top five movies of 2015, but one particular part is subject to change.

As of this morning the top-grossing film of 2015 was "Jurassic World" raking in $1.66 billion. Only "Avatar" and "Titanic" have done better.

A fairly close second was "Furious 7", with $1.5 billion. It came from Universal, which also released "Jurassic World", so it was a banner year for that studio.

Coming in a very close third was "Avengers: Age of Ultron", with $1.4 billion. Disney and Marvel made that one. Fourth was "Minions', bringing in $1.2 billion, the second biggest animated feature after "Frozen."

And rounding out the top five, the one that could change the list between now and the new year - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." It hit $1 billion in ticket sales on Sunday and it's still showing. Given it is the biggest U.S. opening weekend of all time, it will move up the leader board.

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