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Box Office Performance for Drama Movies in 2010

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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 $93,222,026 11,815,212
3 The Town 9/17/2010 Warner Bros. R $92,173,235 11,682,286
4 Eat Pray Love 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $80,574,010 10,212,169
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 $59,053,682 7,484,623
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 6,721,477
11 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 9/24/2010 20th Century Fox PG-13 $52,474,616 6,650,775
12 The Blind Side 11/20/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $47,483,408 6,018,176
13 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Paramount Pictures R $46,388,853 5,879,449
14 The Lovely Bones 12/11/2009 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $43,731,131 5,542,602
15 Edge of Darkness 1/29/2010 Warner Bros. R $43,313,890 5,489,720
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 $38,769,554 4,913,758
19 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $37,733,561 4,782,454
20 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Lionsgate R $37,676,774 4,775,256
21 Invictus 12/11/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $37,491,364 4,751,757
22 Green Zone 3/12/2010 Universal R $35,497,337 4,499,029
23 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 20th Century Fox R $31,267,088 3,962,876
24 Charlie St. Cloud 7/30/2010 Universal PG-13 $31,206,263 3,955,166
25 The King’s Speech 11/26/2010 Weinstein Co. R $22,932,401 2,906,514
26 Remember Me 3/12/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $19,068,240 2,416,760
27 Extraordinary Measures 1/22/2010 CBS Films PG $12,482,741 1,582,096
28 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Fox Searchlight R $10,434,435 1,322,489
29 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $9,118,756 1,155,736
30 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/20/2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $8,668,979 1,098,730
31 The Young Victoria 12/18/2009 Apparition PG $8,544,935 1,083,008
32 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Weinstein Co. R $7,444,351 943,517
33 Conviction 10/15/2010 Fox Searchlight R $6,797,696 861,558
34 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $6,617,867 838,766
35 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Roadside Attractions R $6,245,508 791,572
36 Io sono l’amore 6/18/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $5,005,465 634,406
37 Mao's Last Dancer 8/20/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG $4,806,750 609,220
38 An Education 10/9/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $4,691,390 594,599
39 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $4,360,548 552,667
40 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Summit Entertainment R $4,346,706 550,913
41 My Name is Khan 2/12/2010 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $4,046,336 512,844
42 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Lionsgate R $3,806,401 482,433
43 To Save a Life 1/22/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $3,777,210 478,733
44 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Apparition R $3,573,673 452,937
45 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $3,229,586 409,326
46 Letters to God 4/9/2010 Vivendi Entertainment PG $2,848,587 361,037
47 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Fox Searchlight R $2,434,652 308,574
48 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $2,137,172 270,870
49 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $2,087,720 264,603
50 Stone 10/8/2010 Overture Films R $1,810,078 229,414
51 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,725,982 218,755
52 Cairo Time 8/6/2010 IFC Films PG $1,603,616 203,246
53 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Weinstein Co. R $1,445,366 183,189
54 Dabangg 9/10/2010 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $1,288,549 163,314
55 The Road 11/25/2009 Weinstein Co. R $1,255,957 159,183
56 Brothers 12/4/2009 Lionsgate R $1,129,244 143,123
57 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,110,509 140,748
58 The Perfect Game 4/16/2010 Slowhand Cinema PG $1,089,445 138,079
59 La Mission 4/9/2010 R $1,062,941 134,720
60 Guzaarish 11/19/2010 UTV Communications Not Rated $1,026,589 130,112
61 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,016,417 128,823
62 Princess Kaiulani 5/14/2010 Roadside Attractions PG $883,887 112,026
63 L'enfant prodige 5/28/2010 Not Rated $773,615 98,050
64 What If... 8/20/2010 Five & Two Pictures PG $767,544 97,280
65 Peepli Live 8/13/2010 UTV Communications Not Rated $754,836 95,669
66 Le Concert 7/30/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $657,986 83,394
67 We Are Family 9/3/2010 UTV Communications PG $638,144 80,880
68 Agora 5/28/2010 Newmarket Films R $619,423 78,507
69 Howl 9/24/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures R $591,812 75,007
70 Madeo 3/12/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $551,509 69,899
71 Ondine 6/4/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $550,472 69,768
72 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Music Box Films R $533,479 67,614
73 Preacher's Kid 1/29/2010 Gener8xion Entertainment PG-13 $514,522 65,211
74 Les amours imaginaires 6/11/2010 Not Rated $509,770 64,609
75 The City of Your Final Destination 4/16/2010 Hyde Park Films PG-13 $493,296 62,521
76 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $492,379 62,405
77 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Oscilloscope Pictures R $455,286 57,704
78 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $435,229 55,162
79 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Focus Features R $432,836 54,858
80 Break Ke Baad 11/24/2010 Reliance Big Pictures Not Rated $427,628 54,198
81 Disney's A Christmas Carol 11/6/2009 Walt Disney PG $411,946 52,211
82 Action Replayy 11/5/2010 Viva Entertainment Not Rated $410,262 51,997
83 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $368,088 46,652
84 Creation 1/22/2010 Newmarket Films PG-13 $341,323 43,260
85 Enter the Void 9/24/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $337,997 42,838
86 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $323,651 41,020
87 Vision 10/13/2010 Zeitgeist Not Rated $319,683 40,517
88 The Yellow Handkerchief 2/26/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $318,623 40,383
89 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 First Independent Pictures R $303,064 38,411
90 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Weinstein Co. NC-17 $291,607 36,959
91 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 First Look R $269,021 34,096
92 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Music Box Films R $262,253 33,238
93 Me and Orson Welles 11/25/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $247,727 31,397
94 White Material 11/19/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $246,328 31,220
95 Monsters 10/29/2010 Magnet Pictures R $237,301 30,076
96 The Tempest 12/10/2010 Miramax PG-13 $231,633 29,357
97 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 IFC Films R $217,277 27,538
98 Legendary 9/10/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $200,393 25,398
99 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $190,946 24,201
100 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 9/18/2009 Five & Two Pictures PG $187,456 23,758
101 Partir 10/1/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $176,113 22,321
102 Another Year 12/29/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $164,654 20,868
103 71: Into the Fire 7/30/2010 Not Rated $159,335 20,194
104 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $152,857 19,373
105 My Dog Tulip 9/1/2010 New Yorker Not Rated $151,258 19,170
106 Le père de mes enfants 5/21/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $144,022 18,253
107 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 R $137,885 17,475
108 Carlos 10/15/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $135,526 17,176
109 Pure Country 2: The Gift 10/15/2010 Warner Bros. PG $133,771 16,954
110 Lovely, Still 9/10/2010 Monterey Media PG $127,564 16,167
111 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $119,742 15,176
112 Valley of the Hearts Delight 4/9/2010 Indican Pictures Not Rated $118,666 15,040
113 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Rainbow Releasing R $116,400 14,752
114 Coco avant Chanel 9/25/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $116,152 14,721
115 The Greatest 4/2/2010 Paladin R $115,862 14,684
116 Touching Home 4/30/2010 CFI PG-13 $110,594 14,016
117 Blood Done Sign My Name 2/19/2010 Paladin PG-13 $109,383 13,863
118 Alle Anderen 4/9/2010 Cinema Guild Not Rated $102,042 12,933
119 Kings of the Evening 1/1/2010 Indican Pictures PG $98,926 12,538
120 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Screen Media Films R $76,158 9,652
121 Dogtooth 6/25/2010 Kino International Not Rated $73,849 9,359
122 Le hérisson 3/12/2010 Not Rated $73,133 9,269
123 La siciliana ribelle 8/4/2010 Music Box Films Not Rated $71,239 9,029
124 Biutiful 1/28/2011 Roadside Attractions R $64,672 8,196
125 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $64,158 8,131
126 Alamar 7/14/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $55,709 7,060
127 Amelia 10/23/2009 Fox Searchlight PG $55,434 7,026
128 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $54,914 6,959
129 Le Amiche 6/18/2010 The Film Desk Not Rated $54,843 6,950
130 Harimaya Bridge, The 3/12/2010 Eleven Arts Not Rated $54,473 6,904
131 Defendor 2/19/2010 R $44,462 5,635
132 The Red Baron 3/19/2010 Monterey Media PG-13 $40,789 5,169
133 Le Refuge 9/10/2010 Strand Not Rated $34,525 4,375
134 Spoken Word 7/23/2010 Variance Films Not Rated $32,961 4,177
135 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Paladin R $22,878 2,899
136 Happy Tears 2/19/2010 Roadside Attractions R $22,464 2,847
137 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Roadside Attractions R $22,083 2,798
138 Prince of Broadway 9/3/2010 Elephant Eye Films Not Rated $20,450 2,591
139 The Trial 9/10/2010 PG-13 $19,753 2,503
140 Jim 10/8/2010 Area 23a Not Rated $13,015 1,649
141 The Dry Land 7/30/2010 Freestyle Releasing R $11,777 1,492
142 Milh Hadha al-Bahr 8/13/2010 Lorber Films Not Rated $11,662 1,478
143 Cherry 10/8/2010 R $11,362 1,440
144 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $11,029 1,397
145 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 MGM R $10,678 1,353
146 Frankie & Alice 12/10/2010 Self Distributed R $10,671 1,352
147 La Teta Asustada 8/27/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $10,462 1,325
148 O Estranho Caso de Angélica 12/31/2010 Cinema Guild Not Rated $10,433 1,322
149 The Taqwacores 10/22/2010 Strand Not Rated $9,347 1,184
150 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $9,309 1,179
151 Broderskab 8/6/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $8,979 1,138
152 Logan 9/10/2010 Real Bean Entertainment Not Rated $7,137 904
153 Mercy 4/30/2010 IFC Films R $6,780 859
154 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Regent Releasing PG-13 $5,800 735
155 Home 11/27/2009 Lorber Films Not Rated $5,517 699
156 Hadewijch 12/24/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $5,006 634
157 Cosa Voglio Di Piu 12/3/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $4,998 633
158 L'Enfant sauvage 9/9/1970 The Film Desk G $3,762 476
159 Altiplano 8/20/2010 First Run Features Not Rated $3,063 388
160 Eichmann 10/29/2010 Regent Releasing Not Rated $2,706 342
161 Helena From the Wedding 11/12/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $2,692 341
162 Daniel y Ana 8/27/2010 Strand Not Rated $2,372 300
163 You Won’t Miss Me 12/10/2010 Reel Diva Consultants Not Rated $2,240 283
164 Flickan 9/17/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $2,201 278
165 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 IFC Films R $1,978 250
166 The Temptation of St. Tony 9/17/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $1,963 248
167 Carmo 10/15/2010 First Run Features Not Rated $1,512 191
168 Endgame 11/6/2009 Monterey Media PG-13 $1,407 178
169 Trucker 10/9/2009 Monterey Media R $1,237 156
170 Shake Hands with the Devil 10/29/2010 Regent Releasing R $594 75
171 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Regent Releasing PG-13 $114 14
172 From Mexico with Love 10/9/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $12 1
Total Gross of All Movies$1,709,789,677
Total Tickets Sold216,703,307

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.