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Box Office Performance for Adventure Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 7/15/2009 Warner Bros. PG $301,959,197 40,261,226
2 Up 5/29/2009 Walt Disney PG $293,004,164 39,067,222
3 Star Trek 5/8/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $257,730,019 34,364,003
4 Monsters vs. Aliens 3/27/2009 Paramount Pictures PG $198,351,526 26,446,870
5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 7/1/2009 20th Century Fox PG $196,573,705 26,209,827
6 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 5/22/2009 20th Century Fox PG $177,243,721 23,632,496
7 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 12/23/2009 20th Century Fox PG $155,916,935 20,788,925
8 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1/16/2009 Sony Pictures PG $146,336,178 19,511,490
9 Sherlock Holmes 12/25/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $138,715,437 18,495,392
10 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 9/18/2009 Sony Pictures PG $124,264,907 16,568,654
11 G-Force 7/24/2009 Walt Disney PG $119,436,770 15,924,903
12 The Princess and the Frog 12/11/2009 Walt Disney G $85,859,339 11,447,912
13 Where the Wild Things Are 10/16/2009 Warner Bros. PG $76,566,491 10,208,865
14 Coraline 2/6/2009 Focus Features PG $75,286,229 10,038,163
15 Hotel for Dogs 1/16/2009 Paramount Pictures PG $73,178,547 9,757,140
16 Race to Witch Mountain 3/13/2009 Walt Disney PG $67,172,594 8,956,346
17 Planet 51 11/20/2009 Sony Pictures PG $39,570,569 5,276,075
18 The Pink Panther 2 2/6/2009 Sony Pictures PG $35,922,978 4,789,730
19 9 9/9/2009 Focus Features PG-13 $31,749,894 4,233,319
20 Toy Story 3D Double Feature 10/2/2009 Walt Disney G $30,702,446 4,093,659
21 Aliens in the Attic 7/31/2009 20th Century Fox PG $25,200,412 3,360,055
22 Bedtime Stories 12/25/2008 Walt Disney PG $24,562,807 3,275,041
23 Shorts 8/21/2009 Warner Bros. PG $20,919,166 2,789,222
24 Astro Boy 10/23/2009 Summit Entertainment PG $19,452,359 2,593,647
25 Fantastic Mr. Fox 11/13/2009 20th Century Fox PG $19,123,189 2,549,759
26 Inkheart 1/23/2009 Warner Bros. PG $17,303,424 2,307,123
27 Imagine That 6/12/2009 Paramount Pictures PG $16,222,392 2,162,986
28 Gake no ue no Ponyo 8/14/2009 Walt Disney G $15,090,399 2,012,053
29 Dragonball Evolution 4/10/2009 20th Century Fox PG $9,362,785 1,248,371
30 The Tale of Despereaux 12/19/2008 Universal G $7,215,370 962,049
31 The Day the Earth Stood Still 12/12/2008 20th Century Fox PG-13 $4,942,722 659,030
32 Bolt 11/21/2008 Walt Disney PG $4,136,434 551,525
33 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 11/7/2008 Paramount Pictures PG $3,158,070 421,076
34 Fly Me To the Moon 8/15/2008 Summit Entertainment G $1,979,528 263,937
35 Battle for Terra 5/1/2009 Roadside Attractions PG $1,647,083 219,611
36 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12/25/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $1,029,821 137,309
37 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10/3/2008 Walt Disney PG $735,449 98,060
38 The Polar Express 11/10/2004 Warner Bros. G $517,658 69,021
39 Outlander 1/23/2009 Third Rail R $166,003 22,133
40 Evangerion shin gekij├┤ban: Jo 7/3/2009 Eleven Arts PG-13 $107,797 14,372
41 Igor 9/19/2008 MGM PG $81,381 10,851
42 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Roadside Attractions PG $30,955 4,127
43 Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America 3/13/2009 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $18,728 2,497
44 A Town Called Panic 12/16/2009 Zeitgeist Not Rated $17,542 2,338
45 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $10,708 1,427
46 City of Ember 10/10/2008 20th Century Fox PG $10,695 1,426
47 WALL-E 6/27/2008 Walt Disney G $1,275 170
Total Gross of All Movies$2,818,585,798
Total Tickets Sold375,811,433

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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