Are you looking for all the latest box office hits? On Movie Monday, we’ll feature all the hottest movies in the theaters this week. Here’s what’s burning up ticket sales right now.
Top Box Office Hits for August 2015
|1. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION|
|Mission: Impossible 5 is an upcoming action, adventure and thriller film, written by Drew Pearce.
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
|2. FANTASTIC FOUR|
|The Fantastic Four is a 2015 film directed by Josh Trank.
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
|Vacation is an upcoming American adventure comedy film directed and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and produced by David Dobkin. It is the sixth installment of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series. The film stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlie Day.
Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.
|Ant-Man is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twelfth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, and stars Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà, and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man, Lang must help defend Dr. Pym’s Ant-Man technology and plot a heist with worldwide ramifications. Development of Ant-Man began in April 2006, with the hiring of Edgar Wright to direct and co-write with Joe Cornish. By April 2011, Wright and Cornish had completed three drafts of the script and Wright shot test footage for the film in July 2012. Pre-production began in October 2013 after being put on hold so that Wright could complete The World’s End. Casting began in December 2013, with the acquisition of Rudd to play Lang.|
|Minions is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film and a spin-off/prequel to Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. It is being produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. Written by Brian Lynch, it will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Sandra Bullock voices Scarlet Overkill, the villain of the film and Jon Hamm will voice her husband, inventor Herb Overkill. The film is scheduled to be released on July 10, 2015. The film was first foreshadowed in the ending credits of Despicable Me 2, where Stuart, Kevin and Bob, Gru’s minions, are seen auditioning for the film.|
|6. RIKKI AND THE FLASH|
|Ricki and the Flash is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody, about a woman who gave up/left her family to become a rock-star and then gets a chance to get everything back where it was. The film stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield and Ben Platt. It would be the second film Streep and her real-life daughter Gummer would be seen together after 1986’s Heartburn and also the second film Streep filmed with Kline, her costar in Sophie’s Choice. Principal photography began on October 13, 2014, in Rye, New York. TriStar Pictures is financing and will distribute the film on August 7, 2015.
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.
|Trainwreck is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Judd Apatowand written by Amy Schumer. The film stars Schumer along with an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, Jim Norton and Norman Lloyd. Principal photography began on May 19, 2014 in New York City. The film was released on July 17, 2015, by Universal Pictures.
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
|Pixels is an upcoming 2015 American 3D science fiction comedy filmproduced by Columbia Pictures, 1492 Pictures and Happy Madison Productions. The film is directed by Chris Columbus from a screenplay written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling and a screen story penned by Tim Herlihy and based on Patrick Jean‘s 2010 Internet short film of the same name. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski. Principal photography on the film began on June 2, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
|Southpaw is an upcoming American sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, and Rachel McAdams. The film is scheduled to be released on July 24, 2015, by The Weinstein Company.
Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.
|10. SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE|
|Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British stop-motion animated comedy filmproduced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the Aardman series Wallace and Gromit which introduced the character of Shaun. The film is written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton. Financed and distributed by StudioCanal, it was released in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2015.
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.