Box Office Performance for Adventure Movies in 2009

Summary for all Years
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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 8/5/2009 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 Sherlock Holmes 12/25/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $138,715,437 18,495,392
7 G-Force 7/24/2009 Walt Disney PG $119,436,770 15,924,903
8 The Princess and the Frog 12/11/2009 Walt Disney G $85,859,339 11,447,912
9 Where the Wild Things Are 10/16/2009 Warner Bros. PG $76,566,491 10,208,865
10 Coraline 2/6/2009 Focus Features PG $75,286,229 10,038,164
11 Race to Witch Mountain 3/13/2009 Walt Disney PG $67,172,594 8,956,346
12 Planet 51 11/20/2009 Sony Pictures PG $39,570,569 5,276,076
13 9 9/9/2009 Focus Features PG-13 $31,749,894 4,233,319
14 Toy Story 3D Double Feature 10/2/2009 Walt Disney G $30,702,446 4,093,659
15 Aliens in the Attic 7/31/2009 20th Century Fox PG $25,200,412 3,360,055
16 Shorts 8/21/2009 Warner Bros. PG $20,919,166 2,789,222
17 Astro Boy 10/23/2009 Summit Entertainment PG $19,432,359 2,590,981
18 The Fantastic Mr. Fox 11/13/2009 20th Century Fox PG $19,123,189 2,549,759
19 Inkheart 1/23/2009 Warner Bros. PG $17,303,424 2,307,123
20 Gake no ue no Ponyo 8/14/2009 Walt Disney G $15,090,399 2,012,053
21 Dragonball Evolution 4/8/2009 20th Century Fox PG $9,362,785 1,248,371
22 The Tale of Despereaux 12/19/2008 Universal G $7,215,370 962,049
23 The Day the Earth Stood Still 12/12/2008 20th Century Fox PG-13 $4,942,722 659,030
24 Fly Me To the Moon 8/15/2008 Summit Entertainment G $1,979,528 263,937
25 Battle for Terra 5/1/2009 Roadside Attractions PG $1,647,083 219,611
26 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12/25/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $1,029,821 137,309
27 Jumper 2/14/2008 20th Century Fox PG-13 $996,137 132,818
28 The Polar Express 11/24/2011 Warner Bros. G $517,658 69,021
29 Outlander 1/23/2009 Third Rail R $166,003 22,134
30 Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America 3/13/2009 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $18,728 2,497
31 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $10,708 1,428
32 City of Ember 10/10/2008 20th Century Fox PG $10,695 1,426
33 The Fall 5/9/2008 Roadside Attractions R $6,597 880
34 WALL-E 6/27/2008 Walt Disney G $1,275 170
Total Gross of All Movies$2,057,652,439
Total Tickets Sold274,353,658

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.