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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 Adventure 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 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Comedy R $75,590,286 10,078,704
18 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $72,928,813 9,723,841
19 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Comedy R $72,013,010 9,601,735
20 Obsessed 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $68,261,644 9,101,552
21 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action R $65,452,312 8,726,974
22 Brüno 7/10/2009 Comedy R $60,054,530 8,007,270
23 It’s Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy R $59,178,840 7,890,512
24 Bride Wars 1/9/2009 Comedy PG $58,715,510 7,828,735
25 The Haunting in Connecticut 3/27/2009 Horror PG-13 $55,389,516 7,385,269
26 Funny People 7/31/2009 Comedy R $51,855,045 6,914,006
27 I Can Do Bad All By Myself 9/11/2009 Comedy PG-13 $51,733,921 6,897,856
28 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Horror R $51,545,952 6,872,793
29 My Sister's Keeper 6/26/2009 Drama PG-13 $49,200,230 6,560,031
30 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $47,239,575 6,298,610
31 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $44,375,265 5,916,702
32 Confessions of a Shopaholic 2/13/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $44,277,350 5,903,647
33 Orphan 7/24/2009 Drama R $41,596,251 5,546,167
34 Duplicity 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $40,572,825 5,409,710
35 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $37,492,774 4,999,037
36 State of Play 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $37,017,955 4,935,727
37 The Pink Panther 2 2/6/2009 Adventure PG $35,922,978 4,789,730
38 All About Steve 9/4/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $33,862,903 4,515,054
39 The Informant! 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $33,316,821 4,442,243
40 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Horror R $32,752,215 4,366,962
41 (500) Days of Summer 8/7/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,425,665 4,323,422
42 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $32,018,431 4,269,124
43 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama R $30,640,829 4,085,443
44 The Stepfather 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $29,062,561 3,875,008
45 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Horror R $27,693,292 3,692,439
46 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Comedy PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
47 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $25,450,527 3,393,403
48 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $25,312,384 3,374,985
49 The Wrestler 12/17/2008 Drama R $24,914,015 3,321,868
50 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Comedy R $24,007,324 3,200,977
51 Fighting 4/24/2009 Action PG-13 $23,091,010 3,078,801
52 Love Happens 9/18/2009 Drama PG-13 $22,965,110 3,062,014
53 Fame 9/25/2009 Musical PG $22,455,510 2,994,068
54 Yes Man 12/19/2008 Comedy PG-13 $18,183,588 2,424,478
55 Fired Up 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,231,291 2,297,505
56 New in Town 1/30/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $16,734,283 2,231,237
57 Imagine That 6/12/2009 Adventure PG $16,222,392 2,162,986
58 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,815,302 2,108,707
59 A Perfect Getaway 8/7/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $15,515,460 2,068,728
60 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Comedy R $15,122,676 2,016,357
61 I Love You, Beth Cooper 7/10/2009 Comedy PG-13 $14,800,725 1,973,430
62 Last Chance Harvey 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $14,538,095 1,938,412
63 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $13,745,976 1,832,796
64 Crank 2: High Voltage 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $13,684,249 1,824,567
65 Whip It 10/2/2009 Comedy PG-13 $13,077,184 1,743,625
66 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $12,671,105 1,689,480
67 12 Rounds 3/27/2009 Action PG-13 $12,234,694 1,631,293
68 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy R $12,062,558 1,608,341
69 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror R $11,965,282 1,595,370
70 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy R $10,823,158 1,443,087
71 De père en flic 7/8/2009 Comedy Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
72 Not Easily Broken 1/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $10,572,742 1,409,698
73 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,275,638 1,370,085
74 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy R $10,027,047 1,336,939
75 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $9,957,954 1,327,727
76 Seven Pounds 12/19/2008 Drama PG-13 $9,804,526 1,307,270
77 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy R $9,451,946 1,260,259
78 Everybody's Fine 12/4/2009 Drama PG-13 $9,208,876 1,227,850
79 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2/27/2009 Action PG-13 $8,742,261 1,165,635
80 My Life in Ruins 6/5/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $8,677,425 1,156,990
81 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror R $7,712,114 1,028,281
82 Post Grad 8/21/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
83 Whatever Works 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,306,706 707,560
84 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Comedy PG $5,210,988 694,798
85 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
86 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy R $4,543,320 605,776
87 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama R $4,462,332 594,977
88 Entre les murs 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,766,810 502,241
89 The Brothers Bloom 5/15/2009 Black Comedy PG-13 $3,531,756 470,900
90 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama R $3,149,034 419,871
91 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy R $3,012,677 401,690
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 $1,579,146 210,552
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 5150, Rue des Ormes 10/9/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,053,966 140,528
116 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy R $960,240 128,032
117 Chandni Chowk to China 1/16/2009 Musical PG-13 $921,738 122,898
118 Goodbye Solo 3/27/2009 Drama R $871,445 116,192
119 Il y a longtemps que je t'aime 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $813,326 108,443
120 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama R $754,366 100,582
121 The Great Buck Howard 3/20/2009 Drama PG $750,587 100,078
122 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $702,188 93,625
123 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Comedy PG-13 $659,483 87,931
124 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $654,374 87,249
125 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy R $597,215 79,628
126 Un baiser s'il vous plaît 3/27/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $534,685 71,291
127 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama R $518,522 69,136
128 La Nana 10/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $492,776 65,703
129 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $426,688 56,891
130 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy R $407,377 54,316
131 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 Comedy PG-13 $386,017 51,468
132 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama R $377,689 50,358
133 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 Comedy Not Rated $356,019 47,469
134 The Merry Gentleman 3/27/2009 Drama R $347,977 46,396
135 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 10/24/2008 Musical G $335,126 44,683
136 BLUE 10/16/2009 Action Not Rated $321,640 42,885
137 Tokyo Sonata 3/13/2009 Drama PG-13 $278,356 37,114
138 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $261,198 34,826
139 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy R $250,617 33,415
140 Ghajini 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $237,949 31,726
141 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $230,874 30,783
142 The Big Gay Musical 9/11/2009 Musical Not Rated $223,455 29,794
143 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy R $221,805 29,574
144 Do Knot Disturb 10/2/2009 Comedy Not Rated $213,525 28,470
145 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama R $202,328 26,977
146 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy R $201,587 26,878
147 The Burning Plain 9/18/2009 Drama R $200,730 26,764
148 Fireproof 9/26/2008 Drama PG $199,773 26,636
149 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama R $189,621 25,282
150 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy R $157,136 20,951
151 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama R $149,530 19,937
152 35 Rhums 9/18/2009 Drama Not Rated $132,755 17,700
153 12 3/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $125,120 16,682
154 War Eagle, Arkansas 6/12/2009 Drama PG-13 $123,670 16,489
155 The Song of Sparrows 4/3/2009 Drama PG $116,372 15,516
156 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Comedy PG-13 $115,155 15,354
157 Medicine for Melancholy 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $111,551 14,873
158 Irene in Time 6/19/2009 Drama PG-13 $110,175 14,690
159 Hanami 1/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $104,433 13,924
160 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action R $102,458 13,661
161 The House of the Devil 10/30/2009 Horror R $101,215 13,495
162 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Comedy PG-13 $97,952 13,060
163 Made in U.S.A. 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $95,209 12,694
164 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $93,388 12,451
165 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama R $80,283 10,704
166 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $79,281 10,571
167 Phoebe in Wonderland 3/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $73,361 9,781
168 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama R $69,705 9,294
169 Un conte de Noël 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $68,870 9,182
170 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,186 8,958
171 After Dark's Horrorfest III 1/9/2009 Horror Not Rated $66,456 8,860
172 Julia 5/8/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $65,108 8,681
173 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama R $64,585 8,611
174 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama R $64,407 8,587
175 Ne le dis à personne 7/4/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $60,915 8,122
176 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy R $60,453 8,060
177 Stellet licht 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $60,200 8,026
178 $9.99 12/12/2008 Drama R $51,563 6,875
179 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $51,192 6,825
180 Broken Hill 9/11/2009 Drama PG $50,076 6,676
181 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $48,298 6,439
182 Nights in Rodanthe 9/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,278 6,437
183 Love N' Dancing 5/8/2009 Musical PG $47,812 6,374
184 Owl and the Sparrow 1/16/2009 Drama PG $47,071 6,276
185 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $45,835 6,111
186 Eagle Eye 9/26/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $39,048 5,206
187 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $38,920 5,189
188 How About You 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,471 5,129
189 Uncertainty 11/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $36,689 4,891
190 Were the World Mine 10/31/2008 Musical Not Rated $36,592 4,878
191 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 12/12/2008 Drama Not Rated $33,647 4,486
192 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,917 4,388
193 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $32,475 4,330
194 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Adventure PG $30,955 4,127
195 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $27,349 3,646
196 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $26,676 3,556
197 Ciao 12/5/2008 R $26,550 3,540
198 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy R $21,700 2,893
199 The Open Road 8/28/2009 Drama PG-13 $19,716 2,628
200 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $19,367 2,582
201 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $18,643 2,485
202 Adventures of Power 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,738 2,365
203 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy R $16,392 2,185
204 Home 4/23/2009 Drama PG-13 $15,433 2,057
205 St. Trinian’s 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $15,000 2,000
206 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action R $14,845 1,979
207 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $13,873 1,849
208 The Escapist 4/3/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,439 1,791
209 Max Payne 10/17/2008 Action PG-13 $12,164 1,622
210 I Hate Valentine's Day 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,004 1,467
211 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $10,405 1,387
212 Live Fast, Die Young 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $10,019 1,335
213 Mammoth 11/20/2009 Drama Not Rated $9,580 1,277
214 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy R $9,069 1,209
215 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama R $8,321 1,109
216 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama R $8,286 1,104
217 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 Comedy R $7,246 966
218 Cowboy and Lucky 10/22/2009 Not Rated $7,160 954
219 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 Comedy Not Rated $5,627 750
220 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy R $5,133 684
221 Alexandra 3/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $4,137 551
222 Eden 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,914 521
223 Afterschool 10/2/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,911 521
224 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Comedy PG-13 $3,516 468
225 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,563 341
226 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama R $2,359 314
227 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $1,785 238
228 Love Comes Lately 6/13/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,207 160
229 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $1,149 153
230 Shanghai Red 1/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,146 152
231 Das Haus der schlafenden Schönen 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,122 149
232 Save Me 9/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,028 137
233 I Can't Think Straight 11/21/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $987 131
234 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $408 54
235 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama R $213 28
236 The Objective 2/4/2009 Horror Not Rated $95 12
Total Gross of All Movies$4,079,641,399
Total Tickets Sold543,952,106

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.

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

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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