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Box Office Performance for Live Action Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/20/2009 Drama PG-13 $287,954,655 38,393,954
2 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Comedy R $277,322,503 36,976,334
3 Star Trek 5/8/2009 Adventure PG-13 $257,730,019 34,364,003
4 The Blind Side 11/20/2009 Drama PG-13 $208,476,067 27,796,809
5 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 5/1/2009 Action PG-13 $179,883,157 23,984,421
6 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 5/22/2009 Comedy PG $177,243,721 23,632,496
7 The Proposal 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $163,958,031 21,861,071
8 2012 11/13/2009 Action PG-13 $163,442,129 21,792,284
9 Fast & Furious 4/3/2009 Action PG-13 $155,064,265 20,675,235
10 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1/16/2009 Comedy PG $146,336,178 19,511,490
11 Taken 1/30/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $145,000,989 19,333,465
12 Sherlock Holmes 12/25/2009 Adventure PG-13 $138,715,437 18,495,392
13 Gran Torino 1/9/2009 Drama R $138,274,748 18,436,633
14 Angels & Demons 5/15/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $133,375,846 17,783,446
15 Terminator Salvation 5/21/2009 Action PG-13 $125,322,469 16,709,663
16 Inglourious Basterds 8/21/2009 Action R $120,774,594 16,103,279
17 Slumdog Millionaire 11/12/2008 Drama R $112,654,105 15,020,547
18 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $108,511,760 14,468,234
19 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror R $107,854,596 14,380,613
20 Watchmen 3/6/2009 Action R $107,509,799 14,334,640
21 Public Enemies 7/1/2009 Drama R $97,104,620 12,947,282
22 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,056
23 He's Just Not That Into You 2/6/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $93,953,653 12,527,154
24 Madea Goes To Jail 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $90,508,336 12,067,778
25 The Ugly Truth 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $88,915,214 11,855,361
26 Knowing 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $79,957,634 10,661,017
27 Hannah Montana the Movie 4/10/2009 Drama G $79,576,189 10,610,159
28 Where the Wild Things Are 10/16/2009 Adventure PG $76,566,491 10,208,865
29 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Comedy R $75,590,286 10,078,704
30 Hotel for Dogs 1/16/2009 Comedy PG $73,178,547 9,757,140
31 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $72,928,813 9,723,841
32 Michael Jackson's This Is It 10/28/2009 Documentary PG $72,091,016 9,612,135
33 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Comedy R $72,013,010 9,601,735
34 Obsessed 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $68,261,644 9,101,552
35 Race to Witch Mountain 3/13/2009 Adventure PG $67,172,594 8,956,346
36 The Final Destination 8/28/2009 Horror R $66,477,700 8,863,693
37 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action R $65,452,312 8,726,974
38 Friday the 13th 2/13/2009 Horror R $65,002,019 8,666,936
39 17 Again 4/17/2009 Comedy PG-13 $64,167,069 8,555,609
40 The Time Traveler's Wife 8/14/2009 Drama PG-13 $63,414,846 8,455,313
41 Brüno 7/10/2009 Comedy R $60,054,530 8,007,270
42 It’s Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy R $59,178,840 7,890,512
43 Bride Wars 1/9/2009 Comedy PG $58,715,510 7,828,735
44 The Haunting in Connecticut 3/27/2009 Horror PG-13 $55,389,516 7,385,269
45 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 5/1/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $55,250,026 7,366,670
46 Funny People 7/31/2009 Comedy R $51,855,045 6,914,006
47 I Can Do Bad All By Myself 9/11/2009 Comedy PG-13 $51,733,921 6,897,856
48 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Horror R $51,545,952 6,872,793
49 Land of the Lost 6/5/2009 Comedy PG-13 $49,438,370 6,591,782
50 My Sister's Keeper 6/26/2009 Drama PG-13 $49,200,230 6,560,031
51 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,212,240 6,428,299
52 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $47,239,575 6,298,610
53 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans 1/23/2009 Action R $45,802,315 6,106,975
54 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $44,375,265 5,916,702
55 Confessions of a Shopaholic 2/13/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $44,277,350 5,903,647
56 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama R $43,760,123 5,834,683
57 Year One 6/19/2009 Comedy PG-13 $43,337,279 5,778,303
58 The Unborn 1/9/2009 Horror PG-13 $42,670,410 5,689,388
59 Drag Me To Hell 5/29/2009 Horror PG-13 $42,100,625 5,613,416
60 Orphan 7/24/2009 Drama R $41,596,251 5,546,167
61 Duplicity 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $40,572,825 5,409,710
62 Surrogates 9/25/2009 Action PG-13 $38,577,772 5,143,703
63 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $37,492,774 4,999,037
64 State of Play 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $37,017,955 4,935,727
65 Notorious 1/16/2009 Drama R $36,843,682 4,912,491
66 Marley & Me 12/25/2008 Comedy PG $36,489,705 4,865,294
67 The Pink Panther 2 2/6/2009 Comedy PG $35,922,978 4,789,730
68 All About Steve 9/4/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $33,862,903 4,515,054
69 Halloween 2 8/28/2009 Horror R $33,392,973 4,452,396
70 The Informant! 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $33,316,821 4,442,243
71 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Horror R $32,752,215 4,366,962
72 (500) Days of Summer 8/7/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,425,665 4,323,422
73 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $32,018,431 4,269,124
74 Earth 4/22/2009 Documentary G $32,011,576 4,268,210
75 The Soloist 4/24/2009 Drama PG-13 $31,853,584 4,247,145
76 Push 2/6/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $31,811,527 4,241,536
77 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama R $30,640,829 4,085,443
78 Invictus 12/11/2009 Drama PG-13 $30,586,445 4,078,193
79 The Stepfather 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $29,062,561 3,875,008
80 The Uninvited 1/30/2009 Horror PG-13 $28,596,818 3,812,909
81 Defiance 1/16/2009 Drama R $28,444,199 3,792,560
82 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Horror R $27,693,292 3,692,439
83 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama R $27,414,913 3,655,321
84 The Fourth Kind 11/6/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $26,218,170 3,495,756
85 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Comedy PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
86 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $25,450,527 3,393,403
87 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $25,312,384 3,374,985
88 Aliens in the Attic 7/31/2009 Adventure PG $25,200,412 3,360,055
89 The Wrestler 12/17/2008 Drama R $24,914,015 3,321,868
90 Bedtime Stories 12/25/2008 Comedy PG $24,562,807 3,275,041
91 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Comedy R $24,007,324 3,200,977
92 Fighting 4/24/2009 Action PG-13 $23,091,010 3,078,801
93 Love Happens 9/18/2009 Drama PG-13 $22,965,110 3,062,014
94 Revolutionary Road 12/26/2008 Drama R $22,951,340 3,060,179
95 Fame 9/25/2009 Musical PG $22,455,510 2,994,068
96 Valkyrie 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $22,373,908 2,983,188
97 Shorts 8/21/2009 Adventure PG $20,919,166 2,789,222
98 Gamer 9/4/2009 Action R $20,534,907 2,737,988
99 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Documentary G $19,416,024 2,588,803
100 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience 2/27/2009 Concert/Performance G $19,162,740 2,555,032
101 The Invention of Lying 10/2/2009 Comedy PG-13 $18,451,251 2,460,167
102 Yes Man 12/19/2008 Comedy PG-13 $18,183,588 2,424,478
103 Inkheart 1/23/2009 Adventure PG $17,303,424 2,307,123
104 Fired Up 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,231,291 2,297,505
105 New in Town 1/30/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $16,734,283 2,231,237
106 Imagine That 6/12/2009 Comedy PG $16,222,392 2,162,986
107 Jennifer's Body 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $16,204,793 2,160,639
108 Adventureland 4/3/2009 Black Comedy R $16,044,025 2,139,203
109 Twilight 11/21/2008 Drama PG-13 $15,847,004 2,112,933
110 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,815,302 2,108,707
111 A Perfect Getaway 8/7/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $15,515,460 2,068,728
112 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Comedy R $15,122,676 2,016,357
113 The Box 11/6/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,045,676 2,006,090
114 I Love You, Beth Cooper 7/10/2009 Comedy PG-13 $14,800,725 1,973,430
115 Doubt 12/12/2008 Drama PG-13 $14,740,989 1,965,465
116 Milk 11/26/2008 Drama R $14,683,305 1,957,774
117 Last Chance Harvey 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $14,538,095 1,938,412
118 Capitalism: A Love Story 9/23/2009 Documentary R $14,363,397 1,915,119
119 Amelia 10/23/2009 Drama PG $14,224,141 1,896,552
120 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 10/23/2009 Action PG-13 $14,046,595 1,872,879
121 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $13,745,976 1,832,796
122 Crank 2: High Voltage 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $13,684,249 1,824,567
123 Whip It 10/2/2009 Comedy PG-13 $13,077,184 1,743,625
124 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $12,671,105 1,689,480
125 Frost/Nixon 12/5/2008 Drama R $12,330,855 1,644,114
126 12 Rounds 3/27/2009 Action PG-13 $12,234,694 1,631,293
127 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy R $12,062,558 1,608,341
128 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror R $11,965,282 1,595,370
129 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy R $10,823,158 1,443,087
130 De père en flic 7/8/2009 Comedy Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
131 Not Easily Broken 1/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $10,572,742 1,409,698
132 Pandorum 9/25/2009 Horror R $10,330,853 1,377,447
133 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,275,638 1,370,085
134 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy R $10,027,047 1,336,939
135 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $9,957,954 1,327,727
136 Seven Pounds 12/19/2008 Drama PG-13 $9,804,526 1,307,270
137 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy R $9,451,946 1,260,259
138 Dragonball Evolution 4/10/2009 Adventure PG $9,362,785 1,248,371
139 Everybody's Fine 12/4/2009 Drama PG-13 $9,208,876 1,227,850
140 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy R $9,190,525 1,225,403
141 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2/27/2009 Action PG-13 $8,742,261 1,165,635
142 My Life in Ruins 6/5/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $8,677,425 1,156,990
143 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy R $7,994,115 1,065,882
144 An Education 10/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $7,883,524 1,051,136
145 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror R $7,712,114 1,028,281
146 Taking Woodstock 8/28/2009 Drama R $7,460,204 994,693
147 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama R $6,858,313 914,441
148 Post Grad 8/21/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
149 Coco avant Chanel 9/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $5,997,682 799,690
150 Whatever Works 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,306,706 707,560
151 Deep Sea 3D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $5,275,270 703,369
152 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Comedy PG $5,210,988 694,798
153 Moon 6/12/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $5,010,163 668,021
154 The Day the Earth Stood Still 12/12/2008 Adventure PG-13 $4,942,722 659,030
155 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
156 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy R $4,543,320 605,776
157 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama R $4,462,332 594,977
158 Bright Star 9/17/2009 Drama PG $4,444,637 592,618
159 Magnificent Desolation 9/23/2005 Documentary Not Rated $4,434,163 591,221
160 Food, Inc. 6/12/2009 Documentary PG $4,417,674 589,023
161 Good Hair 10/9/2009 Documentary PG-13 $4,146,170 552,822
162 The September Issue 8/28/2009 Documentary PG-13 $3,817,531 509,004
163 Entre les murs 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,766,810 502,241
164 The Brothers Bloom 5/15/2009 Black Comedy PG-13 $3,531,756 470,900
165 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $3,314,255 441,900
166 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama R $3,149,034 419,871
167 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy R $3,012,677 401,690
168 Australia 11/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,867,289 382,305
169 Chéri 6/26/2009 Drama R $2,715,657 362,087
170 Easy Virtue 5/22/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $2,656,784 354,237
171 My One and Only 8/21/2009 Comedy PG-13 $2,556,558 340,874
172 Quantum of Solace 11/14/2008 Action PG-13 $2,548,014 339,735
173 Sin Nombre 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,536,665 338,222
174 Rachel Getting Married 10/3/2008 Drama R $2,489,437 331,924
175 The Young Victoria 12/18/2009 Drama PG $2,456,337 327,511
176 Love Aaj Kal 7/31/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $2,430,083 324,011
177 In the Loop 7/24/2009 Black Comedy Not Rated $2,388,804 318,507
178 The Dark Knight 7/18/2008 Action PG-13 $2,343,780 312,504
179 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 Documentary Not Rated $2,299,538 306,605
180 Adam 7/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,283,291 304,439
181 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,186,693 291,559
182 The Spirit 12/25/2008 Action PG-13 $2,062,450 274,993
183 Is Anybody There? 4/17/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,026,756 270,234
184 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,022,655 269,687
185 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D 2/15/2008 Documentary Not Rated $2,013,083 268,411
186 Four Christmases 11/26/2008 Comedy PG-13 $1,956,206 260,827
187 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Comedy R $1,827,660 243,688
188 Valentino: The Last Emperor 3/18/2009 Documentary PG-13 $1,755,134 234,017
189 Che, Part 1: The Argentine 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,733,532 231,137
190 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama R $1,731,649 230,886
191 Every Little Step 4/17/2009 Documentary PG-13 $1,725,141 230,018
192 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Comedy Not Rated $1,662,485 221,664
193 L'heure d'été 5/15/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,647,001 219,600
194 It Might Get Loud 8/14/2009 Documentary PG $1,610,163 214,688
195 New York, I Love You 10/16/2009 Drama R $1,588,087 211,744
196 Gomorra 2/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,573,614 209,815
197 Babine 11/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,570,226 209,363
198 Dédé, à travers les brumes 3/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,548,858 206,514
199 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $1,537,546 205,006
200 Kambakkht Ishq 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,455,739 194,098
201 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $1,433,091 191,078
202 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Comedy R $1,429,299 190,573
203 Polytechnique 2/6/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,418,304 189,107
204 X Games 3D: The Movie 8/21/2009 Documentary PG $1,391,434 185,525
205 Kaminey 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,286,143 171,485
206 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,274,062 169,874
207 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 9/18/2009 Drama PG $1,167,623 155,683
208 The Wizard of Oz 9/23/2009 Musical PG-13 $1,140,000 152,000
209 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 7/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $1,133,662 151,154
210 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama R $1,081,922 144,256
211 5150, Rue des Ormes 10/9/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,053,966 140,528
212 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12/25/2009 Adventure PG-13 $1,029,821 137,309
213 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy R $960,240 128,032
214 More Than a Game 10/2/2009 Documentary PG $950,675 126,757
215 Me and Orson Welles 11/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $942,276 125,636
216 Chandni Chowk to China 1/16/2009 Musical PG-13 $921,738 122,898
217 Cold Souls 8/7/2009 Drama PG-13 $905,209 120,694
218 Tyson 4/24/2009 Documentary R $887,918 118,389
219 Goodbye Solo 3/27/2009 Drama R $871,445 116,192
220 The Cove 7/31/2009 Documentary PG-13 $861,796 114,906
221 Il y a longtemps que je t'aime 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $813,326 108,443
222 The Boys are Back 9/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $809,752 107,966
223 Echelon Conspiracy 2/27/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $796,716 106,228
224 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama R $754,366 100,582
225 The Great Buck Howard 3/20/2009 Drama PG $750,587 100,078
226 The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story 3/27/2009 Documentary PG $741,557 98,874
227 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10/3/2008 Comedy PG $735,449 98,060
228 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $702,188 93,625
229 Fanboys 2/6/2009 Comedy PG-13 $687,609 91,681
230 Anvil! The Story of Anvil 4/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $667,911 89,054
231 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Comedy PG-13 $659,483 87,931
232 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $654,374 87,249
233 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Horror R $638,173 85,089
234 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy R $597,215 79,628
235 Lemon Tree 4/17/2009 Not Rated $569,672 75,956
236 American Violet 4/17/2009 Drama PG-13 $554,434 73,924
237 Roving Mars 1/27/2006 Documentary G $545,961 72,795
238 U2 3D 2/15/2008 Concert/Performance G $544,857 72,647
239 Un baiser s'il vous plaît 3/27/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $534,685 71,291
240 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action R $526,841 70,245
241 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama R $518,522 69,136
242 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 8/21/2009 Action R $476,270 63,502
243 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama R $438,836 58,511
244 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $426,688 56,891
245 Lymelife 4/10/2009 Drama R $421,307 56,174
246 La Danse 11/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $417,932 55,724
247 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy R $407,377 54,316
248 Transylmania 12/4/2009 Black Comedy R $397,641 53,018
249 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 Comedy PG-13 $386,017 51,468
250 The Lovely Bones 12/11/2009 Drama PG-13 $383,101 51,080
251 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama R $377,689 50,358
252 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 Comedy Not Rated $356,019 47,469
253 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 10/24/2008 Musical G $335,126 44,683
254 Thirst 7/31/2009 Horror R $318,574 42,476
255 The Informers 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $315,000 42,000
256 Tokyo Sonata 3/13/2009 Drama PG-13 $278,356 37,114
257 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $261,198 34,826
258 Blood: The Last Vampire 7/10/2009 Action R $256,682 34,224
259 The Secret Life of Bees 10/17/2008 Drama PG-13 $255,175 34,023
260 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy R $250,617 33,415
261 Larger than Life 3D: The Dave Matthews Band 12/11/2009 Concert/Performance PG $246,042 32,805
262 Ghajini 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $237,949 31,726
263 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $230,874 30,783
264 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy R $221,805 29,574
265 Enlighten Up! 9/12/2008 Documentary Not Rated $213,423 28,456
266 Soul Power 7/10/2009 Documentary PG-13 $207,121 27,616
267 Harvard Beats Yale 11/19/2008 Documentary Not Rated $204,458 27,261
268 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama R $202,328 26,977
269 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy R $201,587 26,878
270 Fireproof 9/26/2008 Drama PG $199,773 26,636
271 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 11/7/2008 Drama PG-13 $192,019 25,602
272 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama R $189,621 25,282
273 Galapagos 10/29/1999 Documentary Not Rated $179,782 23,970
274 Fuel 11/14/2008 Documentary Not Rated $169,340 22,578
275 Outlander 1/23/2009 Adventure R $166,003 22,133
276 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love 6/12/2009 Documentary Not Rated $164,929 21,990
277 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy R $157,136 20,951
278 Hunger 12/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $150,523 20,069
279 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama R $149,530 19,937
280 Appaloosa 9/19/2008 Western R $130,820 17,443
281 12 3/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $125,120 16,682
282 War Eagle, Arkansas 6/12/2009 Drama PG-13 $123,670 16,489
283 Examined Life 2/25/2009 Documentary Not Rated $120,712 16,094
284 Katyn 2/18/2009 Drama Not Rated $118,095 15,746
285 The Song of Sparrows 4/3/2009 Drama PG $116,372 15,516
286 Throw Down Your Heart 3/13/2009 Documentary Not Rated $115,778 15,437
287 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Comedy PG-13 $115,155 15,354
288 Ballerina 1/16/2009 Documentary Not Rated $114,507 15,267
289 Medicine for Melancholy 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $111,551 14,873
290 Irene in Time 6/19/2009 Drama PG-13 $110,175 14,690
291 Bronson 10/9/2009 Drama R $104,979 13,997
292 Alien Trespass 4/3/2009 Comedy PG $104,526 13,936
293 Hanami 1/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $104,433 13,924
294 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action R $102,458 13,661
295 The House of the Devil 10/30/2009 Horror R $101,215 13,495
296 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Comedy PG-13 $97,952 13,060
297 Made in U.S.A. 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $95,209 12,694
298 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $93,388 12,451
299 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama R $85,690 11,425
300 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama R $80,283 10,704
301 Sleep Dealer 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $80,136 10,684
302 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $79,281 10,571
303 Phoebe in Wonderland 3/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $73,361 9,781
304 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama R $69,705 9,294
305 Un conte de Noël 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $68,870 9,182
306 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,186 8,958
307 After Dark's Horrorfest III 1/9/2009 Horror Not Rated $66,456 8,860
308 Julia 5/8/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $65,108 8,681
309 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama R $64,585 8,611
310 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama R $64,407 8,587
311 Lord, Save Us From Your Followers 6/13/2008 Documentary PG-13 $61,941 8,258
312 Ne le dis à personne 7/4/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $60,915 8,122
313 Plus tard 10/31/2008 Drama Not Rated $60,855 8,114
314 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy R $60,453 8,060
315 Stellet licht 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $60,200 8,026
316 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 5/22/2009 Documentary PG $55,513 7,402
317 In a Dream 4/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $55,270 7,369
318 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $51,192 6,825
319 Broken Hill 9/11/2009 Drama PG $50,076 6,676
320 Dalai Lama Renaissance 5/21/2008 Documentary Not Rated $49,675 6,623
321 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $48,298 6,439
322 Nights in Rodanthe 9/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,278 6,437
323 Love N' Dancing 5/8/2009 Musical PG $47,812 6,374
324 Owl and the Sparrow 1/16/2009 Drama PG $47,071 6,276
325 Until the Light Takes Us 11/20/2009 Documentary Not Rated $46,285 6,171
326 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $45,835 6,111
327 Un secret 9/10/2008 Drama Not Rated $45,507 6,067
328 Pressure Cooker 5/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $44,802 5,973
329 The Legend of God's Gun 7/18/2008 Western Not Rated $39,086 5,211
330 Eagle Eye 9/26/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $39,048 5,206
331 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $38,920 5,189
332 One Day You'll Understand 11/21/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,557 5,140
333 How About You 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,471 5,129
334 Oh My God 11/13/2009 Documentary Not Rated $38,245 5,099
335 Pray the Devil Back to Hell 11/7/2008 Documentary Not Rated $38,180 5,090
336 Were the World Mine 10/31/2008 Musical Not Rated $36,592 4,878
337 Our City Dreams 2/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $34,972 4,662
338 L'Enfant sauvage 9/9/1970 Drama G $34,208 4,561
339 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 12/12/2008 Drama Not Rated $33,647 4,486
340 Trouble the Water 8/22/2008 Documentary Not Rated $33,569 4,475
341 The Edge of Love 3/13/2009 Drama R $33,260 4,434
342 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,917 4,388
343 Of Time and the City 1/23/2009 Documentary Not Rated $32,677 4,356
344 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $32,475 4,330
345 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Comedy PG $30,955 4,127
346 American Swing 3/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $30,156 4,020
347 The Betrayal 11/21/2008 Documentary Not Rated $29,807 3,974
348 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond 12/30/2009 Drama PG-13 $29,750 3,966
349 Lola Montes 10/10/2008 Drama Not Rated $29,532 3,937
350 An American Affair 2/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $28,044 3,739
351 The Singing Revolution 12/7/2007 Documentary Not Rated $28,025 3,736
352 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $27,349 3,646
353 Guest of Cindy Sherman 3/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $27,052 3,606
354 The Garden 4/24/2009 Documentary Not Rated $26,931 3,590
355 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $26,676 3,556
356 Ciao 12/5/2008 R $26,550 3,540
357 Stranded: I've Come from a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains 10/22/2008 Documentary Not Rated $25,473 3,396
358 Dai-Nipponjin 5/15/2009 Comedy PG-13 $23,446 3,126
359 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy R $21,700 2,893
360 Not Quite Hollywood 7/31/2009 Documentary R $21,152 2,820
361 Walt and El Grupo 9/10/2009 Documentary PG $20,521 2,736
362 The Open Road 8/28/2009 Drama PG-13 $19,716 2,628
363 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $19,367 2,582
364 Man on Wire 7/25/2008 Documentary PG-13 $19,252 2,566
365 Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America 3/13/2009 Adventure Not Rated $18,728 2,497
366 Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death and Hannah Senesh 1/28/2009 Documentary Not Rated $18,654 2,487
367 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $18,643 2,485
368 Good 12/31/2008 Drama R $17,980 2,397
369 Passchendaele 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $17,172 2,289
370 Local Color 7/3/2009 Drama R $17,151 2,286
371 Los Cronocrímenes 12/12/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $16,633 2,217
372 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy R $16,392 2,185
373 Home 4/23/2009 Drama PG-13 $15,433 2,057
374 The Education of Charlie Banks 11/7/2007 Drama R $15,078 2,010
375 St. Trinian's 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $15,000 2,000
376 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action R $14,845 1,979
377 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $13,873 1,849
378 The Escapist 4/3/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,439 1,791
379 The Beautiful Truth 11/14/2008 Documentary Not Rated $12,361 1,648
380 Max Payne 10/17/2008 Action PG-13 $12,164 1,622
381 Chelsea on the Rocks 10/2/2009 Documentary R $11,799 1,573
382 One Peace at a Time 12/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $11,698 1,559
383 I Hate Valentine's Day 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,004 1,467
384 I.O.U.S.A. 8/22/2008 Documentary PG $10,850 1,446
385 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 Adventure Not Rated $10,708 1,427
386 City of Ember 10/10/2008 Adventure PG $10,695 1,426
387 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $10,405 1,387
388 Live Fast, Die Young 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $10,019 1,335
389 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy R $9,069 1,209
390 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama R $8,321 1,109
391 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama R $8,286 1,104
392 Endgame 11/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $8,238 1,098
393 Eleven Minutes 2/13/2009 Documentary R $7,986 1,064
394 Louise Bourgeois 6/25/2008 Documentary Not Rated $7,868 1,049
395 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 Comedy R $7,246 966
396 I Sell the Dead 8/7/2009 Horror Not Rated $7,066 942
397 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man 2/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $6,840 912
398 The Mutant Chronicles 4/24/2009 Action R $6,820 909
399 The Perfect Sleep 3/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $6,224 829
400 The Bride & The Grooms 4/24/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $5,995 799
401 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 Comedy Not Rated $5,627 750
402 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy R $5,133 684
403 Call+Response 10/10/2008 Documentary PG-13 $4,183 557
404 Alexandra 3/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $4,137 551
405 Eden 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,914 521
406 Cadillac Records 12/5/2008 Drama R $3,783 504
407 Otto; Or, Up with Dead People 11/7/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,562 474
408 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Comedy PG-13 $3,516 468
409 Made in Jamaica 1/23/2009 Documentary Not Rated $3,149 419
410 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,563 341
411 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama R $2,359 314
412 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $1,785 238
413 Love Comes Lately 6/13/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,207 160
414 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $1,149 153
415 Shanghai Red 1/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,146 152
416 Das Haus der schlafenden Schönen 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,122 149
417 Sixty Six 8/1/2008 Comedy PG-13 $1,088 145
418 Save Me 9/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,028 137
419 I Can't Think Straight 11/21/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $987 131
420 Teeth 1/18/2008 Comedy R $886 118
421 Kings of the Evening 1/1/2010 Drama PG $802 106
422 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story 11/21/2007 Documentary Not Rated $632 84
423 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $408 54
424 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama R $213 28
425 The Objective 2/4/2009 Horror Not Rated $95 12
Total Gross of All Movies$7,723,197,256
Total Tickets Sold1,029,759,492

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.