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Box Office Performance for Fantasy Movies in 2008

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2008 GrossTickets Sold
1 Twilight 11/21/2008 Drama PG-13 $176,922,850 24,641,065
2 Horton Hears a Who 3/14/2008 Adventure G $154,529,439 21,522,206
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 5/16/2008 Adventure PG $141,621,490 19,724,441
4 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 8/1/2008 Adventure PG-13 $102,491,776 14,274,621
5 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10/3/2008 Comedy PG $93,778,953 13,061,136
6 Bedtime Stories 12/25/2008 Comedy PG $85,539,168 11,913,533
7 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $79,297,086 11,044,162
8 The Spiderwick Chronicles 2/14/2008 Adventure PG $71,195,053 9,915,746
9 The Forbidden Kingdom 4/18/2008 Action PG-13 $52,075,270 7,252,823
10 Nim's Island 4/4/2008 Adventure PG $48,006,762 6,686,179
11 The Eye 2/1/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $31,418,697 4,375,863
12 One Missed Call 1/4/2008 Horror PG-13 $26,890,041 3,745,131
13 The Haunting of Molly Hartley 10/31/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $13,442,412 1,872,202
14 Ghost Town 9/19/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $13,367,624 1,861,786
15 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep 12/25/2007 Drama PG $9,589,347 1,335,563
16 Enchanted 11/21/2007 Romantic Comedy PG $7,885,937 1,098,319
17 City of Ember 10/10/2008 Adventure PG $7,862,312 1,095,030
18 Over Her Dead Body 2/1/2008 Comedy PG-13 $7,570,127 1,054,335
19 An American Carol 10/3/2008 Comedy PG-13 $7,013,191 976,768
20 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale 1/11/2008 Action PG-13 $4,775,656 665,133
21 The Golden Compass 12/7/2007 Adventure PG-13 $4,443,232 618,834
22 The Fall 5/9/2008 Adventure R $2,280,348 317,597
23 August Rush 11/21/2007 Drama PG $1,490,945 207,653
24 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Horror R $1,483,912 206,672
25 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D 10/20/2006 Musical PG $1,109,053 154,464
26 Beowulf 11/16/2007 Adventure PG-13 $1,075,379 149,774
27 Babine 11/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,056,082 147,086
28 Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques 7/4/2008 Adventure Not Rated $999,811 139,249
29 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 11/16/2007 Comedy G $964,396 134,317
30 Diary of the Dead 2/15/2008 Horror R $952,620 132,676
31 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 Adventure Not Rated $514,912 71,714
32 Drona 10/3/2008 Adventure Not Rated $475,104 66,170
33 Le voyage du ballon rouge 4/2/2008 Drama Not Rated $459,364 63,978
34 Bhoothnath 5/9/2008 Drama Not Rated $449,776 62,642
35 Teeth 1/18/2008 Comedy R $346,692 48,285
36 Ashes of Time Redux 10/10/2008 Action R $173,526 24,167
37 Haunted Castle 3/2/2001 Adventure PG $139,720 19,459
38 La terza madre 6/6/2008 Horror Not Rated $54,947 7,652
39 Passage to Zarahemla 10/12/2007 Adventure PG-13 $47,935 6,676
40 The Cry 4/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $21,427 2,984
41 My Mexican Shivah 8/29/2008 Comedy Not Rated $13,042 1,816
42 Otto; Or, Up with Dead People 11/7/2008 Drama Not Rated $7,733 1,077
43 Special 11/21/2008 Drama R $7,202 1,003
44 One Piece: Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi 2/7/2008 Adventure Not Rated $6,587 917
45 The Holy Mountain 1/21/2007 Adventure Not Rated $3,755 522
46 American Zombie 3/28/2008 Horror Not Rated $3,126 435
Total Gross of All Movies$1,153,853,817
Total Tickets Sold160,703,861

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2008. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2008. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.