Box Office Performance for Action Movies in 2009

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 6/24/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $402,111,870 53,614,916
2 Avatar 12/18/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $352,114,898 46,948,653
3 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 5/1/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $179,883,157 23,984,421
4 2012 11/13/2009 Sony Pictures PG-13 $163,442,129 21,792,284
5 Fast & Furious 4/3/2009 Universal PG-13 $155,064,265 20,675,235
6 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 8/7/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $150,201,498 20,026,866
7 Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins 5/21/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $125,322,469 16,709,663
8 Inglourious Basterds 8/21/2009 Weinstein Co. R $120,774,594 16,103,279
9 Watchmen 3/6/2009 Warner Bros. R $107,509,799 14,334,640
10 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Sony Pictures R $65,452,312 8,726,975
11 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans 1/23/2009 Sony Pictures R $45,802,315 6,106,975
12 Surrogates 9/25/2009 Walt Disney PG-13 $38,577,772 5,143,703
13 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Warner Bros. R $37,492,774 4,999,037
14 Fighting 4/24/2009 Universal PG-13 $23,091,010 3,078,801
15 Gamer 9/4/2009 Lionsgate R $20,534,907 2,737,988
16 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 10/23/2009 Universal PG-13 $14,046,595 1,872,879
17 12 Rounds 3/27/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $12,234,694 1,631,293
18 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Apparition R $9,957,954 1,327,727
19 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2/27/2009 20th Century Fox PG-13 $9,135,036 1,218,005
20 Quantum of Solace 11/14/2008 Sony Pictures PG-13 $2,548,014 339,735
21 The Dark Knight 7/18/2008 Warner Bros. PG-13 $2,343,780 312,504
22 The Spirit 12/25/2008 Lionsgate PG-13 $2,062,450 274,993
23 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $526,841 70,245
24 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 8/21/2009 Vitagraph Films R $476,270 63,503
25 Blood: The Last Vampire 7/10/2009 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $256,682 34,224
26 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $102,458 13,661
27 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $14,845 1,979
28 Max Payne 10/17/2008 20th Century Fox PG-13 $12,164 1,622
29 The Mutant Chronicles 4/24/2009 Magnolia Pictures R $6,820 909
Total Gross of All Movies$2,041,100,372
Total Tickets Sold272,146,715

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.