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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 11/15/2012 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 8/5/2009 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: The Future Begins 5/21/2009 Action PG-13 $125,322,469 16,709,663
16 Inglourious Basterds 8/20/2009 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 14,468,235
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 12,947,283
22 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,057
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 11,855,362
26 Knowing 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $79,957,634 10,661,018
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 10,078,705
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 9,723,842
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 9,101,553
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 8,726,975
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 8,007,271
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 6,872,794
49 Land of the Lost 6/5/2009 Comedy PG-13 $49,438,370 6,591,783
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 5,778,304
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 5,613,417
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 4,241,537
77 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama R $30,640,829 4,085,444
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 3,655,322
84 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Comedy PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
85 The Fourth Kind 11/6/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $25,464,480 3,395,264
86 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $25,450,527 3,393,404
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 3,321,869
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 3,062,015
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 2,231,238
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 11/15/2012 Drama PG-13 $15,847,004 2,112,934
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 1,938,413
118 Capitalism: A Love Story 9/23/2009 Documentary R $14,363,397 1,915,120
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 12/18/2009 Musical PG-13 $13,745,976 1,832,797
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 Magnificent Desolation 9/23/2005 Documentary Not Rated $13,024,828 1,736,644
125 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $12,671,105 1,689,481
126 Frost/Nixon 12/5/2008 Drama R $12,330,855 1,644,114
127 12 Rounds 3/27/2009 Action PG-13 $12,234,694 1,631,293
128 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy R $12,062,558 1,608,341
129 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror R $11,965,282 1,595,371
130 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy R $10,823,158 1,443,088
131 De père en flic 7/8/2009 Comedy Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
132 Not Easily Broken 1/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $10,572,742 1,409,699
133 Pandorum 9/25/2009 Horror R $10,330,853 1,377,447
134 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,275,638 1,370,085
135 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy R $10,027,047 1,336,940
136 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $9,957,954 1,327,727
137 Seven Pounds 12/19/2008 Drama PG-13 $9,804,526 1,307,270
138 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy R $9,451,946 1,260,259
139 Dragonball Evolution 4/8/2009 Adventure PG $9,362,785 1,248,371
140 Everybody's Fine 12/4/2009 Drama PG-13 $9,208,876 1,227,850
141 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy R $9,190,525 1,225,403
142 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2/27/2009 Action PG-13 $9,135,036 1,218,005
143 My Life in Ruins 6/5/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $8,677,425 1,156,990
144 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy R $7,994,115 1,065,882
145 An Education 10/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $7,883,524 1,051,137
146 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror R $7,712,114 1,028,282
147 Taking Woodstock 8/28/2009 Drama R $7,460,204 994,694
148 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama R $6,858,313 914,442
149 Post Grad 8/21/2009 Comedy PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
150 Coco avant Chanel 9/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $5,997,682 799,691
151 Whatever Works 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,306,706 707,561
152 Deep Sea 3-D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $5,275,270 703,369
153 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Comedy PG $5,210,988 694,798
154 Moon 6/12/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $5,010,163 668,022
155 The Day the Earth Stood Still 12/12/2008 Adventure PG-13 $4,942,722 659,030
156 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
157 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy R $4,543,320 605,776
158 Bright Star 9/17/2009 Drama PG $4,444,637 592,618
159 Food, Inc. 6/12/2009 Documentary PG $4,417,674 589,023
160 Good Hair 10/9/2009 Documentary PG-13 $4,146,170 552,823
161 The September Issue 8/28/2009 Documentary PG-13 $3,817,183 508,958
162 Entre les murs 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,766,810 502,241
163 The Brothers Bloom 5/15/2009 Black Comedy PG-13 $3,531,756 470,901
164 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $3,314,255 441,901
165 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama R $3,149,034 419,871
166 Blade Runner 6/25/1982 Thriller/Suspense R $3,016,759 402,235
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 Cheri 6/26/2009 Drama R $2,715,657 362,088
170 Easy Virtue 5/22/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $2,656,784 354,238
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 $2,489,437 331,925
175 The Young Victoria 12/18/2009 Drama PG $2,456,337 327,512
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 $1,755,134 234,018
189 Che, Part 1: The Argentine 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,733,532 231,138
190 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama R $1,731,649 230,887
191 Every Little Step 4/17/2009 Documentary PG-13 $1,725,141 230,019
192 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Comedy Not Rated $1,662,485 221,665
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 $1,588,087 211,745
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 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $1,537,546 205,006
199 Kambakkht Ishq 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,445,739 192,765
200 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $1,433,091 191,079
201 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Comedy R $1,429,299 190,573
202 Polytechnique 2/6/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,418,304 189,107
203 X Games 3D: The Movie 8/21/2009 Documentary PG $1,391,434 185,525
204 Kaminey 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,286,143 171,486
205 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,274,062 169,875
206 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy R $1,261,065 168,142
207 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 9/18/2009 Drama PG $1,167,623 155,683
208 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 7/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $1,133,662 151,155
209 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama R $1,081,922 144,256
210 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12/25/2009 Adventure PG-13 $1,029,821 137,309
211 Jumper 2/14/2008 Adventure PG-13 $996,137 132,818
212 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy R $960,240 128,032
213 More Than a Game 10/2/2009 Documentary PG $950,675 126,757
214 Me and Orson Welles 11/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $942,276 125,637
215 Chandni Chowk to China 1/16/2009 Musical PG-13 $921,738 122,898
216 Cold Souls 8/7/2009 Drama PG-13 $905,209 120,695
217 Tyson 4/24/2009 Documentary R $887,918 118,389
218 The Cove 7/31/2009 Documentary PG-13 $861,796 114,906
219 Il y a longtemps que je t'aime 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $813,326 108,443
220 The Boys are Back 9/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $809,752 107,967
221 Superhero Movie 3/28/2008 Comedy PG-13 $764,486 101,931
222 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama R $754,366 100,582
223 The Great Buck Howard 3/20/2009 Drama PG $750,587 100,078
224 The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story 3/27/2009 Documentary PG $741,557 98,874
225 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10/3/2008 Comedy PG $735,449 98,060
226 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $702,188 93,625
227 Fanboys 2/6/2009 Comedy PG-13 $687,609 91,681
228 Anvil! The Story of Anvil 4/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $667,911 89,055
229 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $654,374 87,250
230 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Comedy PG-13 $653,120 87,083
231 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Horror R $638,173 85,090
232 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy R $590,530 78,737
233 Lemon Tree 4/17/2009 Not Rated $569,672 75,956
234 Roving Mars 1/27/2006 Documentary G $545,961 72,795
235 U2 3D 1/23/2008 Concert/Performance G $544,857 72,648
236 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action R $526,841 70,245
237 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama R $518,522 69,136
238 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 8/21/2009 Action R $476,270 63,503
239 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama R $455,654 60,754
240 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama R $438,836 58,511
241 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $426,688 56,892
242 Lymelife 4/10/2009 Drama R $421,307 56,174
243 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy R $407,377 54,317
244 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 Comedy PG-13 $386,017 51,469
245 The Lovely Bones 1/15/2010 Drama PG-13 $383,101 51,080
246 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama R $377,689 50,359
247 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 Comedy Not Rated $356,019 47,469
248 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 10/24/2008 Musical G $335,126 44,683
249 Thirst 7/31/2009 Horror R $318,574 42,477
250 The Informers 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $315,000 42,000
251 Tokyo Sonata 3/13/2009 Drama PG-13 $278,356 37,114
252 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $261,198 34,826
253 Blood: The Last Vampire 7/10/2009 Action R $256,682 34,224
254 The Secret Life of Bees 10/17/2008 Drama PG-13 $255,175 34,023
255 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy R $250,617 33,416
256 Ghajini 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $237,949 31,727
257 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $230,874 30,783
258 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy R $221,805 29,574
259 Enlighten Up! 9/12/2008 Documentary Not Rated $213,423 28,456
260 Soul Power 7/10/2009 Documentary PG-13 $207,121 27,616
261 Harvard Beats Yale 11/19/2008 Documentary Not Rated $204,458 27,261
262 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama R $202,328 26,977
263 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy R $201,587 26,878
264 Fireproof 9/26/2008 Drama PG $199,773 26,636
265 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 11/7/2008 Drama PG-13 $192,019 25,603
266 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama R $189,621 25,283
267 Fuel 11/14/2008 Documentary Not Rated $169,340 22,579
268 Outlander 1/23/2009 Adventure R $166,003 22,134
269 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love 6/12/2009 Documentary Not Rated $164,234 21,898
270 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy R $157,136 20,951
271 Hunger 12/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $152,104 20,281
272 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama R $149,530 19,937
273 Appaloosa 9/19/2008 Western R $130,820 17,443
274 12 3/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $125,120 16,683
275 War Eagle, Arkansas 6/12/2009 Drama PG-13 $123,670 16,489
276 Examined Life 2/25/2009 Documentary Not Rated $120,712 16,095
277 The Song of Sparrows 4/3/2009 Drama PG $116,372 15,516
278 Throw Down Your Heart 3/13/2009 Documentary Not Rated $115,778 15,437
279 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Comedy PG-13 $115,155 15,354
280 Ballerina 1/16/2009 Documentary Not Rated $114,507 15,268
281 Medicine for Melancholy 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $111,551 14,873
282 Irene in Time 6/19/2009 Drama PG-13 $110,175 14,690
283 Bronson 10/9/2009 Drama R $104,979 13,997
284 Alien Trespass 4/3/2009 Comedy PG $104,526 13,937
285 Hanami 1/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $104,433 13,924
286 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action R $102,458 13,661
287 House of the Devil, The 10/30/2009 Horror R $101,215 13,495
288 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Comedy PG-13 $97,952 13,060
289 Made in U.S.A. 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $95,209 12,695
290 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $93,388 12,452
291 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama R $85,690 11,425
292 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama R $80,283 10,704
293 Sleep Dealer 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $80,136 10,685
294 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $79,281 10,571
295 Phoebe in Wonderland 3/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $73,361 9,781
296 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama R $69,705 9,294
297 Un conte de Noël 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $68,870 9,183
298 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,186 8,958
299 After Dark's Horrorfest III 1/9/2009 Horror Not Rated $66,456 8,861
300 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama R $64,585 8,611
301 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama R $64,407 8,588
302 Lord, Save Us From Your Followers 6/13/2008 Documentary PG-13 $61,941 8,259
303 Ne le dis à personne 7/4/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $60,915 8,122
304 Plus tard 10/31/2008 Drama Not Rated $60,855 8,114
305 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy R $60,453 8,060
306 Stellet licht 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $60,200 8,027
307 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 5/22/2009 Documentary PG $55,513 7,402
308 In a Dream 4/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $55,270 7,369
309 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $51,192 6,826
310 Broken Hill 9/11/2009 Drama PG $50,076 6,677
311 Dalai Lama Renaissance 5/21/2008 Documentary Not Rated $49,675 6,623
312 Nights in Rodanthe 9/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,278 6,437
313 Love N' Dancing 5/8/2009 Musical PG $47,812 6,375
314 Owl and the Sparrow 1/16/2009 Drama PG $47,071 6,276
315 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $45,835 6,111
316 Un secret 9/10/2008 Drama Not Rated $45,507 6,068
317 The Legend of God's Gun 7/18/2008 Western Not Rated $39,086 5,211
318 Eagle Eye 9/26/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $39,048 5,206
319 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $38,920 5,189
320 One Day You'll Understand 11/21/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,557 5,141
321 How About You 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,471 5,129
322 Oh My God 11/13/2009 Documentary Not Rated $38,245 5,099
323 Pray the Devil Back to Hell 11/7/2008 Documentary Not Rated $38,180 5,091
324 Were the World Mine 10/31/2008 Musical Not Rated $36,592 4,879
325 Our City Dreams 2/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $34,972 4,663
326 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 12/12/2008 Drama Not Rated $33,647 4,486
327 Trouble the Water 8/22/2008 Documentary Not Rated $33,569 4,476
328 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,917 4,389
329 Of Time and the City 1/23/2009 Documentary Not Rated $32,677 4,357
330 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $32,475 4,330
331 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Comedy PG $30,955 4,127
332 The Betrayal 11/21/2008 Documentary Not Rated $30,623 4,083
333 American Swing 3/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $30,156 4,021
334 Lola Montes 10/10/2008 Drama Not Rated $29,532 3,938
335 An American Affair 2/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $28,044 3,739
336 The Singing Revolution 12/7/2007 Documentary Not Rated $28,025 3,737
337 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $27,349 3,647
338 Guest of Cindy Sherman 3/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $27,052 3,607
339 The Garden 4/24/2009 Documentary Not Rated $26,931 3,591
340 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $26,676 3,557
341 Ciao 12/5/2008 R $26,550 3,540
342 Stranded: I've Come from a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains 10/22/2008 Documentary Not Rated $25,473 3,396
343 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy R $21,700 2,893
344 Not Quite Hollywood 7/31/2009 Documentary R $21,152 2,820
345 Walt and El Grupo 9/10/2009 Documentary PG $20,521 2,736
346 The Open Road 8/28/2009 Drama PG-13 $19,716 2,629
347 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $19,367 2,582
348 Man on Wire 7/25/2008 Documentary PG-13 $19,252 2,567
349 Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America 3/13/2009 Adventure Not Rated $18,728 2,497
350 Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death and Hannah Senesh 1/28/2009 Documentary Not Rated $18,654 2,487
351 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $18,643 2,486
352 Good 12/31/2008 Drama R $17,980 2,397
353 Passchendaele 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $17,172 2,290
354 Local Color 7/3/2009 Drama R $17,151 2,287
355 Los Cronocrímenes 12/12/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $16,633 2,218
356 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy R $16,392 2,186
357 The Education of Charlie Banks 11/7/2007 Drama R $15,078 2,010
358 St. Trinian's 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $15,000 2,000
359 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action R $14,845 1,979
360 The Escapist 4/3/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,439 1,792
361 The Beautiful Truth 11/14/2008 Documentary Not Rated $12,361 1,648
362 Max Payne 10/17/2008 Action PG-13 $12,164 1,622
363 Chelsea on the Rocks 10/2/2009 Documentary R $11,799 1,573
364 I Hate Valentine's Day 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,004 1,467
365 I.O.U.S.A. 8/22/2008 Documentary PG $10,850 1,447
366 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 Adventure Not Rated $10,708 1,428
367 City of Ember 10/10/2008 Adventure PG $10,695 1,426
368 Live Fast, Die Young 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $10,019 1,336
369 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy R $9,069 1,209
370 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama R $8,321 1,109
371 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama R $8,286 1,105
372 Endgame 11/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $8,238 1,098
373 Eleven Minutes 2/13/2009 Documentary R $7,986 1,065
374 Louise Bourgeois 6/25/2008 Documentary Not Rated $7,868 1,049
375 Looking for Palladin 1/14/2011 Comedy R $7,246 966
376 I Sell the Dead 8/7/2009 Horror Not Rated $7,066 942
377 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man 2/27/2009 Documentary Not Rated $6,840 912
378 The Mutant Chronicles 4/24/2009 Action R $6,820 909
379 The Fall 5/9/2008 Adventure R $6,597 880
380 The Perfect Sleep 3/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $6,224 830
381 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 Comedy Not Rated $5,627 750
382 Call+Response 10/10/2008 Documentary PG-13 $5,364 715
383 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy R $5,133 684
384 Alexandra 3/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $4,137 552
385 Eden 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,914 522
386 Otto; Or, Up with Dead People 11/7/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,562 475
387 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Comedy PG-13 $3,516 469
388 Made in Jamaica 1/23/2009 Documentary Not Rated $3,149 420
389 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama R $2,359 315
390 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,200 293
391 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $1,785 238
392 Love Comes Lately 6/13/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,207 161
393 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $1,149 153
394 Das Haus der schlafenden Schönen 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,122 150
395 Sixty Six 8/1/2008 Comedy PG-13 $1,088 145
396 Save Me 9/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,028 137
397 I Can't Think Straight 11/21/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $987 132
398 Teeth 1/18/2008 Comedy R $886 118
399 Kings of the Evening 1/1/2010 Drama PG $802 107
400 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story 11/21/2007 Documentary Not Rated $632 84
401 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/6/2010 Comedy Not Rated $408 54
402 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama R $213 28
403 The Objective 2/4/2009 Horror Not Rated $95 13
Total Gross of All Movies$7,725,197,410
Total Tickets Sold1,030,026,327

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.