Box Office Performance for Contemporary Fiction Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Comedy R $277,322,503 36,976,334
2 The Proposal 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $163,958,031 21,861,071
3 Fast & Furious 4/3/2009 Action PG-13 $155,064,265 20,675,235
4 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 8/7/2009 Action PG-13 $150,201,498 20,026,866
5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1/16/2009 Comedy PG $146,336,178 19,511,490
6 Taken 1/30/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $145,000,989 19,333,465
7 Gran Torino 1/9/2009 Drama R $138,274,748 18,436,633
8 Angels & Demons 5/15/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $133,375,846 17,783,446
9 Slumdog Millionaire 11/12/2008 Drama R $112,654,105 15,020,547
10 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $108,511,760 14,468,235
11 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,057
12 He's Just Not That Into You 2/6/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $93,953,653 12,527,154
13 Madea Goes To Jail 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $90,508,336 12,067,778
14 The Ugly Truth 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $88,915,214 11,855,362
15 Knowing 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $79,957,634 10,661,018
16 Hannah Montana the Movie 4/10/2009 Drama G $79,576,189 10,610,159
17 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $72,928,813 9,723,842
18 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Comedy R $72,013,010 9,601,735
19 Obsessed 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $68,261,644 9,101,553
20 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action R $65,452,312 8,726,975
21 Brno 7/10/2009 Comedy R $60,054,530 8,007,271
22 It's Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy R $59,178,840 7,890,512
23 Bride Wars 1/9/2009 Comedy PG $58,715,510 7,828,735
24 The Haunting in Connecticut 3/27/2009 Horror PG-13 $55,389,516 7,385,269
25 Funny People 7/31/2009 Comedy R $51,855,045 6,914,006
26 I Can Do Bad All By Myself 9/11/2009 Comedy PG-13 $51,733,921 6,897,856
27 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Horror R $51,545,952 6,872,794
28 My Sister's Keeper 6/26/2009 Drama PG-13 $49,200,230 6,560,031
29 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $47,239,575 6,298,610
30 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $44,375,265 5,916,702
31 Confessions of a Shopaholic 2/13/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $44,277,350 5,903,647
32 Orphan 7/24/2009 Drama R $41,596,251 5,546,167
33 Duplicity 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $40,572,825 5,409,710
34 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $37,492,774 4,999,037
35 State of Play 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $37,017,955 4,935,727
36 The Pink Panther 2 2/6/2009 Comedy PG $35,922,978 4,789,730
37 All About Steve 9/4/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $33,862,903 4,515,054
38 The Informant 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $33,316,821 4,442,243
39 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Horror R $32,752,215 4,366,962
40 (500) Days of Summer 8/7/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,425,665 4,323,422
41 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $32,018,431 4,269,124
42 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama R $30,640,829 4,085,444
43 The Stepfather 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $29,062,561 3,875,008
44 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Horror R $27,693,292 3,692,439
45 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Comedy PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
46 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $25,450,527 3,393,404
47 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $25,312,384 3,374,985
48 The Wrestler 12/17/2008 Drama R $24,914,015 3,321,869
49 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Comedy R $24,007,324 3,200,977
50 Fighting 4/24/2009 Action PG-13 $23,091,010 3,078,801
51 Love Happens 9/18/2009 Drama PG-13 $22,965,110 3,062,015
52 Fame 9/25/2009 Musical PG $22,455,510 2,994,068
53 Yes Man 12/19/2008 Comedy PG-13 $18,183,588 2,424,478
54 Fired Up 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,231,291 2,297,505
55 New in Town 1/30/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $16,734,283 2,231,238
56 Imagine That 6/12/2009 Comedy PG $16,222,392 2,162,986
57 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,815,302 2,108,707
58 A Perfect Getaway 8/7/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $15,515,460 2,068,728
59 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Comedy R $15,122,676 2,016,357
60 I Love You, Beth Cooper 7/10/2009 Comedy PG-13 $14,800,725 1,973,430
61 Last Chance Harvey 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $14,538,095 1,938,413
62 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $13,745,976 1,832,797
63 Crank 2: High Voltage 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $13,684,249 1,824,567
64 Whip It 10/2/2009 Comedy PG-13 $13,077,184 1,743,625
65 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $12,671,105 1,689,481
66 12 Rounds 3/27/2009 Action PG-13 $12,234,694 1,631,293
67 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy R $12,062,558 1,608,341
68 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror R $11,965,282 1,595,371
69 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy R $10,823,158 1,443,088
70 De pre en flic 7/8/2009 Comedy Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
71 Not Easily Broken 1/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $10,572,742 1,409,699
72 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,275,638 1,370,085
73 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy R $10,027,047 1,336,940
74 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $9,957,954 1,327,727
75 Seven Pounds 12/19/2008 Drama PG-13 $9,804,526 1,307,270
76 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy R $9,451,946 1,260,259
77 Everybody's Fine 12/4/2009 Drama PG-13 $9,208,876 1,227,850
78 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2/27/2009 Action PG-13 $9,135,036 1,218,005
79 My Life in Ruins 6/5/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $8,677,425 1,156,990
80 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror R $7,712,114 1,028,282
81 Post Grad 8/21/2009 Comedy PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
82 Whatever Works 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,306,706 707,561
83 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Comedy PG $5,210,988 694,798
84 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
85 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy R $4,543,320 605,776
86 Entre les murs 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,766,810 502,241
87 The Brothers Bloom 5/15/2009 Black Comedy PG-13 $3,531,756 470,901
88 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama R $3,149,034 419,871
89 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy R $3,012,677 401,690
90 Easy Virtue 5/22/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $2,656,784 354,238
91 Quantum of Solace 11/14/2008 Action PG-13 $2,548,014 339,735
92 Sin Nombre 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,536,665 338,222
93 Rachel Getting Married 10/3/2008 Drama R $2,489,437 331,925
94 Love Aaj Kal 7/31/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $2,430,083 324,011
95 In the Loop 7/24/2009 Black Comedy Not Rated $2,388,804 318,507
96 Adam 7/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,283,291 304,439
97 Mn som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,186,693 291,559
98 Is Anybody There? 4/17/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,026,756 270,234
99 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,022,655 269,687
100 Four Christmases 11/26/2008 Comedy PG-13 $1,956,206 260,827
101 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Comedy R $1,827,660 243,688
102 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Comedy Not Rated $1,662,485 221,665
103 L'heure d't 5/15/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,647,001 219,600
104 New York, I Love You 10/16/2009 Drama R $1,588,087 211,745
105 Gomorra 2/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,573,614 209,815
106 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $1,537,546 205,006
107 Kambakkht Ishq 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,445,739 192,765
108 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $1,433,091 191,079
109 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Comedy R $1,429,299 190,573
110 Kaminey 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,286,143 171,486
111 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,274,062 169,875
112 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy R $1,261,065 168,142
113 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama R $1,081,922 144,256
114 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy R $960,240 128,032
115 Chandni Chowk to China 1/16/2009 Musical PG-13 $921,738 122,898
116 Il y a longtemps que je t'aime 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $813,326 108,443
117 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama R $754,366 100,582
118 The Great Buck Howard 3/20/2009 Drama PG $750,587 100,078
119 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $702,188 93,625
120 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $654,374 87,250
121 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Comedy PG-13 $653,120 87,083
122 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy R $590,530 78,737
123 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama R $518,522 69,136
124 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama R $455,654 60,754
125 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $426,688 56,892
126 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy R $407,377 54,317
127 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 Comedy PG-13 $386,017 51,469
128 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama R $377,689 50,359
129 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 Comedy Not Rated $356,019 47,469
130 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 10/24/2008 Musical G $335,126 44,683
131 Tokyo Sonata 3/13/2009 Drama PG-13 $278,356 37,114
132 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $261,198 34,826
133 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy R $250,617 33,416
134 Ghajini 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $237,949 31,727
135 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $230,874 30,783
136 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy R $221,805 29,574
137 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama R $202,328 26,977
138 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy R $201,587 26,878
139 Fireproof 9/26/2008 Drama PG $199,773 26,636
140 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama R $189,621 25,283
141 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy R $157,136 20,951
142 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama R $149,530 19,937
143 12 3/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $125,120 16,683
144 War Eagle, Arkansas 6/12/2009 Drama PG-13 $123,670 16,489
145 The Song of Sparrows 4/3/2009 Drama PG $116,372 15,516
146 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Comedy PG-13 $115,155 15,354
147 Medicine for Melancholy 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $111,551 14,873
148 Irene in Time 6/19/2009 Drama PG-13 $110,175 14,690
149 Hanami 1/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $104,433 13,924
150 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action R $102,458 13,661
151 House of the Devil, The 10/30/2009 Horror R $101,215 13,495
152 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Comedy PG-13 $97,952 13,060
153 Made in U.S.A. 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $95,209 12,695
154 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $93,388 12,452
155 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama R $80,283 10,704
156 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $79,281 10,571
157 Phoebe in Wonderland 3/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $73,361 9,781
158 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama R $69,705 9,294
159 Un conte de Noël 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $68,870 9,183
160 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,186 8,958
161 After Dark's Horrorfest III 1/9/2009 Horror Not Rated $66,456 8,861
162 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama R $64,585 8,611
163 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama R $64,407 8,588
164 Ne le dis personne 7/4/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $60,915 8,122
165 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy R $60,453 8,060
166 Stellet licht 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $60,200 8,027
167 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $51,192 6,826
168 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy R $51,085 6,811
169 Broken Hill 9/11/2009 Drama PG $50,076 6,677
170 Nights in Rodanthe 9/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,278 6,437
171 Love N' Dancing 5/8/2009 Musical PG $47,812 6,375
172 Owl and the Sparrow 1/16/2009 Drama PG $47,071 6,276
173 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $45,835 6,111
174 Eagle Eye 9/26/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $39,048 5,206
175 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $38,920 5,189
176 How About You 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,471 5,129
177 Were the World Mine 10/31/2008 Musical Not Rated $36,592 4,879
178 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 12/12/2008 Drama Not Rated $33,647 4,486
179 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,917 4,389
180 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $32,475 4,330
181 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Comedy PG $30,955 4,127
182 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $27,349 3,647
183 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $26,676 3,557
184 Ciao 12/5/2008 R $26,550 3,540
185 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy R $21,700 2,893
186 The Open Road 8/28/2009 Drama PG-13 $19,716 2,629
187 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $19,367 2,582
188 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $18,643 2,486
189 Adventures of Power 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,738 2,365
190 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy R $16,392 2,186
191 St. Trinian's 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $15,000 2,000
192 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action R $14,845 1,979
193 The Escapist 4/3/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,439 1,792
194 Max Payne 10/17/2008 Action PG-13 $12,164 1,622
195 I Hate Valentine's Day 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,004 1,467
196 Live Fast, Die Young 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $10,019 1,336
197 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy R $9,069 1,209
198 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama R $8,321 1,109
199 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama R $8,286 1,105
200 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 Comedy R $7,246 966
201 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 Comedy Not Rated $5,627 750
202 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy R $5,133 684
203 Alexandra 3/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $4,137 552
204 Eden 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,914 522
205 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Comedy PG-13 $3,516 469
206 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama R $2,359 315
207 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,200 293
208 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $1,785 238
209 Love Comes Lately 6/13/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,207 161
210 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $1,149 153
211 Das Haus der schlafenden Schnen 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,122 150
212 Save Me 9/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,028 137
213 I Can't Think Straight 11/21/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $987 132
214 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $408 54
215 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama R $213 28
216 The Objective 2/4/2009 Horror Not Rated $95 13
Total Gross of All Movies$3,998,172,223
Total Tickets Sold533,089,629

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. 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.