Box Office History for R-Rated Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreTheatrical
Distributor
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Comedy Warner Bros. $277,322,503 36,976,334
2 Gran Torino 1/9/2009 Drama Warner Bros. $138,274,748 18,436,633
3 Inglourious Basterds 8/20/2009 Action Weinstein Co. $120,774,594 16,103,279
4 District 9 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $115,646,235 15,419,498
5 Slumdog Millionaire 11/12/2008 Drama Fox Searchlight $112,654,105 15,020,547
6 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror Paramount Pictures $107,854,596 14,380,613
7 Watchmen 3/6/2009 Action Warner Bros. $107,509,799 14,334,640
8 Public Enemies 7/1/2009 Drama Universal $97,104,620 12,947,283
9 The Ugly Truth 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy Sony Pictures $88,915,214 11,855,362
10 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Comedy Sony Pictures $75,590,286 10,078,705
11 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $72,928,813 9,723,842
12 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Comedy Paramount Pictures $72,013,010 9,601,735
13 The Final Destination 8/28/2009 Horror Warner Bros. $66,477,700 8,863,693
14 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action Sony Pictures $65,452,312 8,726,975
15 Friday the 13th 2/13/2009 Horror Warner Bros. $65,002,019 8,666,936
16 Brüno 7/10/2009 Comedy Universal $60,054,530 8,007,271
17 It's Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy Universal $59,178,840 7,890,512
18 Funny People 7/31/2009 Comedy Universal $51,855,045 6,914,006
19 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Horror Lionsgate $51,545,952 6,872,794
20 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans 1/23/2009 Action Sony Pictures $45,802,315 6,106,975
21 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama Paramount Pictures $44,375,265 5,916,702
22 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama Lionsgate $43,760,123 5,834,683
23 Orphan 7/24/2009 Drama Warner Bros. $41,596,251 5,546,167
24 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action Warner Bros. $37,492,774 4,999,037
25 Notorious 1/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $36,843,682 4,912,491
26 Halloween 2 8/28/2009 Horror Weinstein/Dimension $33,392,973 4,452,396
27 The Informant 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $33,316,821 4,442,243
28 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Horror Universal $32,752,215 4,366,962
29 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy Overture Films $32,018,431 4,269,124
30 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama Weinstein Co. $30,640,829 4,085,444
31 Defiance 1/16/2009 Drama Paramount Vantage $28,444,199 3,792,560
32 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Horror Lionsgate $27,693,292 3,692,439
33 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama Lionsgate $27,414,913 3,655,322
34 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $25,450,527 3,393,404
35 The Wrestler 12/17/2008 Drama Fox Searchlight $24,914,015 3,321,869
36 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Comedy Warner Bros. $24,007,324 3,200,977
37 Revolutionary Road 12/26/2008 Drama Paramount Vantage $22,951,340 3,060,179
38 Gamer 9/4/2009 Action Lionsgate $20,534,907 2,737,988
39 Jennifer's Body 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense 20th Century Fox $16,204,793 2,160,639
40 Adventureland 4/3/2009 Black Comedy Miramax $16,044,025 2,139,203
41 A Perfect Getaway 8/7/2009 Thriller/Suspense Universal $15,515,460 2,068,728
42 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Comedy Paramount Vantage $15,122,676 2,016,357
43 Milk 11/26/2008 Drama Focus Features $14,683,305 1,957,774
44 Capitalism: A Love Story 9/23/2009 Documentary Overture Films $14,363,397 1,915,120
45 Crank 2: High Voltage 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $13,684,249 1,824,567
46 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama Summit Entertainment $12,671,105 1,689,481
47 Frost/Nixon 12/5/2008 Drama Universal $12,330,855 1,644,114
48 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy Overture Films $12,062,558 1,608,341
49 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror Summit Entertainment $11,965,282 1,595,371
50 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy Miramax $10,823,158 1,443,088
51 Pandorum 9/25/2009 Horror Overture Films $10,330,853 1,377,447
52 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $10,275,638 1,370,085
53 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy Summit Entertainment $10,027,047 1,336,940
54 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action Apparition $9,957,954 1,327,727
55 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy Focus Features $9,451,946 1,260,259
56 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy Focus Features $9,190,525 1,225,403
57 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy Focus Features $7,994,115 1,065,882
58 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror Freestyle Releasing $7,712,114 1,028,282
59 Taking Woodstock 8/28/2009 Drama Focus Features $7,460,204 994,694
60 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $6,858,313 914,442
61 Moon 6/12/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $5,010,163 668,022
62 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy 20th Century Fox $4,543,320 605,776
63 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $3,149,034 419,871
64 Blade Runner 6/25/1982 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $3,016,759 402,235
65 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy $3,012,677 401,690
66 Cheri 6/26/2009 Drama Miramax $2,715,657 362,088
67 Sin Nombre 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Focus Features $2,536,665 338,222
68 Rachel Getting Married 10/3/2008 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,489,437 331,925
69 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $2,186,693 291,559
70 Waltz with Bashir 12/25/2008 Documentary Sony Pictures Classics $2,063,408 275,121
71 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $2,022,655 269,687
72 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $1,827,660 243,688
73 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,731,649 230,887
74 New York, I Love You 10/16/2009 Drama Vivendi Entertainment $1,588,087 211,745
75 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama First Look $1,433,091 191,079
76 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Comedy Freestyle Releasing $1,429,299 190,573
77 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy MPI Media Group $1,261,065 168,142
78 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,081,922 144,256
79 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy Equinox $960,240 128,032
80 Tyson 4/24/2009 Documentary Sony Pictures Classics $887,918 118,389
81 Goodbye Solo 3/27/2009 Drama Roadside Attractions $871,445 116,193
82 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $754,366 100,582
83 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $702,188 93,625
84 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $654,374 87,250
85 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Horror Magnolia Pictures $638,173 85,090
86 Flickan som lekte med elden 12/25/2009 Thriller/Suspense $598,477 79,797
87 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy Universal $590,530 78,737
88 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $526,841 70,245
89 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama American Zoetrope $518,522 69,136
90 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 8/21/2009 Action Vitagraph Films $476,270 63,503
91 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $455,654 60,754
92 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $438,836 58,511
93 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense Focus Features $426,688 56,892
94 Lymelife 4/10/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $421,307 56,174
95 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy Magnolia Pictures $407,377 54,317
96 Transylmania 12/4/2009 Black Comedy Full Circle Releasing $397,641 53,019
97 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $377,689 50,359
98 Merry Gentleman, The 3/27/2009 $347,977 46,397
99 Thirst 7/31/2009 Horror Focus Features $318,574 42,477
100 The Informers 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense Senator Entertainment $315,000 42,000
101 Outrage 5/8/2009 Magnolia Pictures $287,198 38,293
102 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $261,198 34,826
103 Blood: The Last Vampire 7/10/2009 Action Samuel Goldwyn Films $256,682 34,224
104 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy $250,617 33,416
105 Black Dynamite 10/16/2009 Apparition $242,578 32,344
106 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $230,874 30,783
107 (Untitled) 10/23/2009 $230,600 30,747
108 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy Magnolia Pictures $221,805 29,574
109 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $202,328 26,977
110 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy Miramax $201,587 26,878
111 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama Roadside Attractions $189,621 25,283
112 Outlander 1/23/2009 Adventure Third Rail $166,003 22,134
113 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy Weinstein Co. $157,136 20,951
114 Brothers at War 3/13/2009 $153,148 20,420
115 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama Image Entertainment $149,530 19,937
116 Only the Brave 5/28/2010 Indican Pictures $142,403 18,987
117 Appaloosa 9/19/2008 Western Warner Bros. $130,820 17,443
118 Street Dreams 6/12/2009 Slowhand Cinema $122,575 16,343
119 Bronson 10/9/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $104,979 13,997
120 Gigantic 4/3/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $102,704 13,694
121 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $102,458 13,661
122 House of the Devil, The 10/30/2009 Horror Magnolia Pictures $101,215 13,495
123 Into Temptation 8/28/2009 $97,457 12,994
124 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $85,690 11,425
125 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama Peace Arch Releasing $80,283 10,704
126 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $79,281 10,571
127 Che, El Ar the Argentine 12/12/2008 IFC Films $75,238 10,032
128 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama Paladin $69,705 9,294
129 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama Monterey Media $64,585 8,611
130 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama Regent Releasing $64,407 8,588
131 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy MGM $60,453 8,060
132 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Comedy Roadside Attractions $53,741 7,165
133 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama Monterey Media $51,192 6,826
134 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy Regent Releasing $51,085 6,811
135 Brighton Rock 6/19/2009 Rialto Pictures $46,466 6,195
136 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy Anchor Bay Entertainment $38,920 5,189
137 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense Universal $32,475 4,330
138 Mancora 3/20/2009 Drama Maya Releasing $29,697 3,960
139 Explicit Ills 3/6/2009 Peace Arch Releasing $28,564 3,809
140 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $27,349 3,647
141 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy Magnolia Pictures $26,676 3,557
142 Ciao 12/5/2008 Regent Releasing $26,550 3,540
143 The Last International Playboy 6/12/2009 Comedy $25,646 3,419
144 Serious Moonlight 12/4/2009 Magnolia Pictures $25,339 3,379
145 Death in Love 7/17/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $23,412 3,122
146 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy Peace Arch Releasing $21,700 2,893
147 The Last Lullaby 5/1/2009 $21,413 2,855
148 Not Quite Hollywood 7/31/2009 Documentary Magnet Pictures $21,152 2,820
149 Weather Girl 7/10/2009 Self Distributed $20,915 2,789
150 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $19,367 2,582
151 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense Weinstein Co. $18,643 2,486
152 Women in Trouble 11/13/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $18,521 2,469
153 Dare 11/13/2009 Image Entertainment $18,087 2,412
154 Good 12/31/2008 Drama ThinkFilm $17,980 2,397
155 Local Color 7/3/2009 Drama Monterey Media $17,151 2,287
156 Los Cronocrímenes 12/12/2008 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $16,633 2,218
157 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy Paladin $16,392 2,186
158 Five Minutes of Heaven 8/21/2009 Drama IFC Films $15,676 2,090
159 The Education of Charlie Banks 11/7/2007 Drama Anchor Bay Entertainment $15,078 2,010
160 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $14,845 1,979
161 Chelsea on the Rocks 10/2/2009 Documentary Aliquot Films $11,799 1,573
162 Fix 11/20/2009 Mangusta Productions $9,890 1,319
163 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy Third Rail $9,069 1,209
164 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama Monterey Media $8,321 1,109
165 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $8,286 1,105
166 Eleven Minutes 2/13/2009 Documentary Regent Releasing $7,986 1,065
167 Looking for Palladin 1/14/2011 Comedy Monterey Media $7,246 966
168 The Mutant Chronicles 4/24/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $6,820 909
169 The Fall 5/9/2008 Adventure Roadside Attractions $6,597 880
170 The Perfect Sleep 3/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense Cinema Epoch $6,224 830
171 What Goes Up 5/29/2009 $5,290 705
172 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $5,133 684
173 The Ministers 10/16/2009 Maya Releasing $4,447 593
174 Bob Funk 2/27/2009 Cinema Epoch $4,085 545
175 Order of Chaos 2/12/2010 $3,054 407
176 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama Monterey Media $2,359 315
177 Shuttle 3/6/2009 Horror Truly Indie $1,925 257
178 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense Truly Indie $1,785 238
179 Incendiary 2/6/2009 Capitol Films $1,260 168
180 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $1,149 153
181 How to be a Serial Killer 7/24/2009 Monterey Media $899 120
182 Teeth 1/18/2008 Comedy Roadside Attractions $886 118
183 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama Regent Releasing $213 28
Total Gross of All Movies$2,735,032,563
Total Tickets Sold364,671,013

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.