Box Office Performance for Drama Movies in 2010

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 6/30/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $300,531,751 38,090,209
2 The Social Network 10/1/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $93,424,261 11,840,844
3 The Town 9/17/2010 Warner Bros. R $92,186,262 11,683,936
4 Eat Pray Love 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $80,574,010 10,212,168
5 Dear John 2/5/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $80,014,842 10,141,298
6 The Last Song 3/31/2010 Walt Disney PG $62,950,384 7,978,502
7 Why Did I Get Married Too? 4/2/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $60,095,852 7,616,711
8 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Walt Disney PG $59,145,434 7,496,252
9 Takers 8/27/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $57,744,720 7,318,722
10 Letters to Juliet 5/14/2010 Summit Entertainment PG $53,032,453 6,721,476
11 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 9/24/2010 20th Century Fox PG-13 $52,474,616 6,650,775
12 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Paramount Pictures R $50,844,442 6,444,162
13 The Blind Side 11/20/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $47,483,408 6,018,175
14 The Lovely Bones 1/15/2010 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $43,645,137 5,531,703
15 Edge of Darkness 1/29/2010 Warner Bros. R $43,313,890 5,489,719
16 Step Up 3D 8/6/2010 Walt Disney PG-13 $42,400,223 5,373,919
17 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Paramount Pictures R $39,448,116 4,999,761
18 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Fox Searchlight R $38,762,118 4,912,815
19 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $37,983,598 4,814,144
20 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Lionsgate R $37,681,152 4,775,811
21 Green Zone 3/12/2010 Universal R $35,053,660 4,442,795
22 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 20th Century Fox R $31,573,144 4,001,665
23 Charlie St. Cloud 7/30/2010 Universal PG-13 $31,162,545 3,949,625
24 The King’s Speech 4/1/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $26,482,258 3,356,433
25 Remember Me 3/12/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $19,068,240 2,416,760
26 Extraordinary Measures 1/22/2010 CBS Films PG $12,482,741 1,582,096
27 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Fox Searchlight R $10,607,635 1,344,440
28 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $9,169,065 1,162,112
29 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/15/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $8,668,979 1,098,729
30 The Young Victoria 12/18/2009 Apparition PG $8,544,935 1,083,008
31 Barney's Version 12/17/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $7,502,560 950,895
32 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Weinstein Co. R $7,444,351 943,517
33 Invictus 12/11/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $6,904,919 875,148
34 Incendies 4/22/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $6,857,096 869,087
35 Conviction 10/15/2010 Fox Searchlight R $6,783,129 859,712
36 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $6,617,867 838,766
37 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Roadside Attractions R $6,249,623 792,094
38 I am Love 6/18/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $5,005,465 634,406
39 Mao's Last Dancer 8/20/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG $4,806,750 609,220
40 An Education 10/9/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $4,691,390 594,599
41 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $4,360,548 552,667
42 My Name is Khan 2/12/2010 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $4,018,771 509,349
43 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Lionsgate R $3,806,401 482,433
44 To Save a Life 1/22/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $3,777,210 478,733
45 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Apparition R $3,573,673 452,937
46 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $3,230,657 409,462
47 Letters to God 4/9/2010 Vivendi Entertainment PG $2,848,587 361,037
48 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Fox Searchlight R $2,419,730 306,683
49 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $2,137,172 270,870
50 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $2,087,720 264,603
51 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Summit Entertainment R $2,028,895 257,147
52 Stone 10/8/2010 Overture Films R $1,810,078 229,414
53 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,725,982 218,755
54 Cairo Time 8/6/2010 IFC Films PG $1,603,616 203,246
55 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Weinstein Co. R $1,445,366 183,189
56 Dabangg 9/10/2010 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $1,288,549 163,314
57 The Road 11/25/2009 Weinstein Co. R $1,255,957 159,183
58 Brothers 12/4/2009 Lionsgate R $1,129,244 143,123
59 The Perfect Game 4/16/2010 Slowhand Cinema PG $1,089,445 138,079
60 Guzaarish 11/19/2010 UTV Communications Not Rated $1,026,589 130,112
61 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,017,124 128,913
62 Princess Kaiulani 5/14/2010 Roadside Attractions PG $883,887 112,026
63 The Concert 7/30/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $657,986 83,394
64 We Are Family 9/3/2010 UTV Communications PG $638,144 80,880
65 Agora 5/28/2010 Newmarket Films R $619,423 78,507
66 Howl 9/24/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures R $597,586 75,739
67 Mother 3/12/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $551,509 69,899
68 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $539,999 68,440
69 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Music Box Films R $533,634 67,634
70 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $518,037 65,657
71 Preacher's Kid 1/29/2010 Gener8xion Entertainment PG-13 $514,522 65,211
72 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Focus Features R $500,671 63,456
73 The City of Your Final Destination 4/16/2010 Hyde Park Films PG-13 $493,296 62,521
74 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Oscilloscope Pictures R $455,286 57,704
75 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Weinstein Co. R $440,245 55,797
76 Disney's A Christmas Carol 11/30/2009 Walt Disney PG $411,946 52,211
77 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $368,088 46,652
78 Creation 1/22/2010 Newmarket Films PG-13 $341,323 43,260
79 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $337,965 42,834
80 The Yellow Handkerchief 2/26/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $318,623 40,383
81 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 First Independent Pictures R $303,064 38,411
82 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 First Look R $269,021 34,096
83 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Music Box Films R $262,505 33,270
84 Me and Orson Welles 11/25/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $247,727 31,397
85 Monsters 10/29/2010 Magnet Pictures R $237,301 30,076
86 The Tempest 12/10/2010 Miramax PG-13 $237,254 30,070
87 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 IFC Films R $217,277 27,538
88 Another Year 12/29/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $216,454 27,433
89 Legendary 9/10/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $200,393 25,398
90 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $190,946 24,201
91 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 9/18/2009 Five & Two Pictures PG $187,456 23,758
92 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $152,857 19,373
93 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 R $137,885 17,475
94 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $137,289 17,400
95 Pure Country 2: The Gift 10/15/2010 Warner Bros. PG $133,771 16,954
96 Lovely, Still 9/10/2010 Monterey Media PG $127,564 16,167
97 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Rainbow Releasing R $117,989 14,954
98 Coco avant Chanel 9/25/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $116,152 14,721
99 The Greatest 4/2/2010 Paladin R $115,862 14,684
100 Last Night 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $112,087 14,206
101 Blood Done Sign My Name 2/19/2010 Paladin PG-13 $109,383 13,863
102 Kings of the Evening 1/1/2010 Indican Pictures PG $98,124 12,436
103 Biutiful 12/29/2010 Roadside Attractions R $80,769 10,236
104 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Screen Media Films R $76,158 9,652
105 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $64,158 8,131
106 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $56,777 7,196
107 Defendor 2/19/2010 R $44,462 5,635
108 The Red Baron 3/19/2010 Monterey Media PG-13 $40,789 5,169
109 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Paladin R $22,878 2,899
110 Happy Tears 2/19/2010 Roadside Attractions R $22,464 2,847
111 Amelia 10/23/2009 Fox Searchlight PG $22,347 2,832
112 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Roadside Attractions R $22,083 2,798
113 The Trial 9/10/2010 PG-13 $19,753 2,503
114 The Dry Land 7/30/2010 Freestyle Releasing R $11,777 1,492
115 Cherry 10/8/2010 R $11,362 1,440
116 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $11,029 1,397
117 Frankie and Alice 12/10/2010 Self Distributed R $10,671 1,352
118 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $9,309 1,179
119 Mercy 4/30/2010 IFC Films R $6,780 859
120 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Regent Releasing PG-13 $5,800 735
121 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 IFC Films R $1,978 250
122 Endgame 11/6/2009 Monterey Media PG-13 $1,407 178
123 Trucker 10/9/2009 Monterey Media R $1,237 156
124 Harimaya Bridge, The 3/12/2010 Eleven Arts Not Rated $1,226 155
125 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Regent Releasing PG-13 $477 60
126 From Mexico with Love 10/9/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $12 1
Total Gross of All Movies$1,691,290,569
Total Tickets Sold214,358,696

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. 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.