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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 14,468,234
11 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,056
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 11,855,361
15 Knowing 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $79,957,634 10,661,017
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 9,723,841
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 9,101,552
20 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action R $65,452,312 8,726,974
21 Brüno 7/10/2009 Comedy R $60,054,530 8,007,270
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 6,872,793
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 4,085,443
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 3,393,403
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 3,321,868
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 3,062,014
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 2,231,237
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 1,938,412
62 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $13,745,976 1,832,796
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 1,689,480
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 1,595,370
69 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy R $10,823,158 1,443,087
70 De père 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 1,409,698
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 1,336,939
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 $8,742,261 1,165,635
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 1,028,281
81 Post Grad 8/21/2009 Comedy PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
82 Whatever Works 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,306,706 707,560
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 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama R $4,462,332 594,977
87 Entre les murs 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,766,810 502,241
88 The Brothers Bloom 5/15/2009 Black Comedy PG-13 $3,531,756 470,900
89 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama R $3,149,034 419,871
90 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy R $3,012,677 401,690
91 Easy Virtue 5/22/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $2,656,784 354,237
92 Quantum of Solace 11/14/2008 Action PG-13 $2,548,014 339,735
93 Sin Nombre 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,536,665 338,222
94 Rachel Getting Married 10/3/2008 Drama R $2,489,437 331,924
95 Love Aaj Kal 7/31/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $2,430,083 324,011
96 In the Loop 7/24/2009 Black Comedy Not Rated $2,388,804 318,507
97 Adam 7/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,283,291 304,439
98 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,186,693 291,559
99 Is Anybody There? 4/17/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,026,756 270,234
100 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,022,655 269,687
101 Four Christmases 11/26/2008 Comedy PG-13 $1,956,206 260,827
102 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Comedy R $1,827,660 243,688
103 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Comedy Not Rated $1,662,485 221,664
104 L'heure d'été 5/15/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,647,001 219,600
105 New York, I Love You 10/16/2009 Drama R $1,588,087 211,744
106 Gomorra 2/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,573,614 209,815
107 Dédé, à travers les brumes 3/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,548,858 206,514
108 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $1,537,546 205,006
109 Kambakkht Ishq 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,455,739 194,098
110 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $1,433,091 191,078
111 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Comedy R $1,429,299 190,573
112 Kaminey 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,286,143 171,485
113 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,274,062 169,874
114 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama R $1,081,922 144,256
115 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy R $960,240 128,032
116 Chandni Chowk to China 1/16/2009 Musical PG-13 $921,738 122,898
117 Il y a longtemps que je t'aime 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $813,326 108,443
118 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama R $754,366 100,582
119 The Great Buck Howard 3/20/2009 Drama PG $750,587 100,078
120 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $702,188 93,625
121 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Comedy PG-13 $659,483 87,931
122 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $654,374 87,249
123 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy R $597,215 79,628
124 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama R $518,522 69,136
125 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $426,688 56,891
126 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy R $407,377 54,316
127 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 Comedy PG-13 $386,017 51,468
128 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama R $377,689 50,358
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 33,415
134 Ghajini 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $237,949 31,726
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 25,282
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 16,682
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 The House of the Devil 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 12,694
154 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $93,388 12,451
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 9,182
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 8,860
162 Julia 5/8/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $65,108 8,681
163 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama R $64,585 8,611
164 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama R $64,407 8,587
165 Ne le dis à personne 7/4/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $60,915 8,122
166 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy R $60,453 8,060
167 Stellet licht 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $60,200 8,026
168 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $51,192 6,825
169 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy R $50,782 6,770
170 Broken Hill 9/11/2009 Drama PG $50,076 6,676
171 Nights in Rodanthe 9/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,278 6,437
172 Love N' Dancing 5/8/2009 Musical PG $47,812 6,374
173 Owl and the Sparrow 1/16/2009 Drama PG $47,071 6,276
174 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $45,835 6,111
175 Eagle Eye 9/26/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $39,048 5,206
176 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $38,920 5,189
177 How About You 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,471 5,129
178 Were the World Mine 10/31/2008 Musical Not Rated $36,592 4,878
179 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 12/12/2008 Drama Not Rated $33,647 4,486
180 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,917 4,388
181 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $32,475 4,330
182 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Comedy PG $30,955 4,127
183 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $27,349 3,646
184 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $26,676 3,556
185 Ciao 12/5/2008 R $26,550 3,540
186 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy R $21,700 2,893
187 The Open Road 8/28/2009 Drama PG-13 $19,716 2,628
188 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $19,367 2,582
189 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $18,643 2,485
190 Adventures of Power 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,738 2,365
191 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy R $16,392 2,185
192 Home 4/23/2009 Drama PG-13 $15,433 2,057
193 St. Trinian's 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $15,000 2,000
194 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action R $14,845 1,979
195 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $13,873 1,849
196 The Escapist 4/3/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,439 1,791
197 Max Payne 10/17/2008 Action PG-13 $12,164 1,622
198 I Hate Valentine's Day 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,004 1,467
199 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $10,405 1,387
200 Live Fast, Die Young 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $10,019 1,335
201 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy R $9,069 1,209
202 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama R $8,321 1,109
203 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama R $8,286 1,104
204 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 Comedy R $7,246 966
205 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 Comedy Not Rated $5,627 750
206 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy R $5,133 684
207 Alexandra 3/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $4,137 551
208 Eden 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,914 521
209 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Comedy PG-13 $3,516 468
210 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,563 341
211 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama R $2,359 314
212 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $1,785 238
213 Love Comes Lately 6/13/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,207 160
214 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $1,149 153
215 Das Haus der schlafenden Schönen 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,122 149
216 Save Me 9/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,028 137
217 I Can't Think Straight 11/21/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $987 131
218 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $408 54
219 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama R $213 28
220 The Objective 2/4/2009 Horror Not Rated $95 12
Total Gross of All Movies$4,002,201,846
Total Tickets Sold533,626,840

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.