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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 Green Zone 3/12/2010 Universal R $35,497,337 4,499,029
22 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 20th Century Fox R $31,267,088 3,962,876
23 Charlie St. Cloud 7/30/2010 Universal PG-13 $31,206,263 3,955,166
24 The King’s Speech 11/26/2010 Weinstein Co. R $22,932,401 2,906,514
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 $10,434,435 1,322,489
28 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $9,118,756 1,155,736
29 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/20/2009 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $8,668,979 1,098,730
30 The Young Victoria 12/18/2009 Apparition PG $8,544,935 1,083,008
31 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Weinstein Co. R $7,444,351 943,517
32 Invictus 12/11/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $6,904,919 875,148
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 Orlando 1/1/1992 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $5,367,945 680,347
37 Io sono l’amore 6/18/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $5,005,465 634,406
38 Mao's Last Dancer 8/20/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG $4,806,750 609,220
39 An Education 10/9/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $4,691,390 594,599
40 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $4,360,548 552,667
41 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Summit Entertainment R $4,346,706 550,913
42 My Name is Khan 2/12/2010 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $4,046,336 512,844
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 $3,229,586 409,326
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 $2,434,652 308,574
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 Stone 10/8/2010 Overture Films R $1,810,078 229,414
52 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,725,982 218,755
53 Cairo Time 8/6/2010 IFC Films PG $1,603,616 203,246
54 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Weinstein Co. R $1,445,366 183,189
55 Dabangg 9/10/2010 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $1,288,549 163,314
56 The Road 11/25/2009 Weinstein Co. R $1,255,957 159,183
57 Brothers 12/4/2009 Lionsgate R $1,129,244 143,123
58 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,110,509 140,748
59 The Perfect Game 4/16/2010 Slowhand Cinema PG $1,089,445 138,079
60 La Mission 4/9/2010 Screen Media Films R $1,062,941 134,720
61 Guzaarish 11/19/2010 UTV Communications Not Rated $1,026,589 130,112
62 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,016,417 128,823
63 Princess Kaiulani 5/14/2010 Roadside Attractions PG $883,887 112,026
64 L'enfant prodige 5/28/2010 Not Rated $773,615 98,050
65 What If... 8/20/2010 Five & Two Pictures PG $767,544 97,280
66 Peepli Live 8/13/2010 UTV Communications Not Rated $754,836 95,669
67 Le Concert 7/30/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $657,986 83,394
68 We Are Family 9/3/2010 UTV Communications PG $638,144 80,880
69 Ajami 2/3/2010 Kino International Not Rated $621,859 78,816
70 Agora 5/28/2010 Newmarket Films R $619,423 78,507
71 Vincere 3/19/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $619,162 78,474
72 Howl 9/24/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures R $591,812 75,007
73 Madeo 3/12/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $551,509 69,899
74 Ondine 6/4/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $550,472 69,768
75 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Music Box Films R $533,479 67,614
76 Preacher's Kid 1/29/2010 Gener8xion Entertainment PG-13 $514,522 65,211
77 Les amours imaginaires 6/11/2010 Not Rated $509,770 64,609
78 The City of Your Final Destination 4/16/2010 Hyde Park Films PG-13 $493,296 62,521
79 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $492,379 62,405
80 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Oscilloscope Pictures R $455,286 57,704
81 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $435,229 55,162
82 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Focus Features R $432,836 54,858
83 Break Ke Baad 11/24/2010 Reliance Big Pictures Not Rated $427,628 54,198
84 Disney's A Christmas Carol 11/6/2009 Walt Disney PG $411,946 52,211
85 Action Replayy 11/5/2010 Viva Entertainment Not Rated $410,262 51,997
86 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $368,088 46,652
87 Creation 1/22/2010 Newmarket Films PG-13 $341,323 43,260
88 Enter the Void 9/24/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $337,997 42,838
89 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $323,651 41,020
90 Vision 10/13/2010 Zeitgeist Not Rated $319,683 40,517
91 The Yellow Handkerchief 2/26/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $318,623 40,383
92 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 First Independent Pictures R $303,064 38,411
93 The Little Traitor 10/16/2009 Westchester Films Not Rated $297,351 37,687
94 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Weinstein Co. NC-17 $291,607 36,959
95 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 First Look R $269,021 34,096
96 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Music Box Films R $262,253 33,238
97 Me and Orson Welles 11/25/2009 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $247,727 31,397
98 White Material 11/19/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $246,328 31,220
99 Monsters 10/29/2010 Magnet Pictures R $237,301 30,076
100 The Tempest 12/10/2010 Miramax PG-13 $231,633 29,357
101 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 IFC Films R $217,277 27,538
102 La fille du RER 1/22/2010 Strand Not Rated $208,163 26,383
103 Legendary 9/10/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $200,393 25,398
104 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $190,946 24,201
105 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 9/18/2009 Five & Two Pictures PG $187,456 23,758
106 Partir 10/1/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $176,113 22,321
107 Rann 1/29/2010 Studio 18 Not Rated $165,873 21,023
108 Another Year 12/29/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $164,654 20,868
109 71: Into the Fire 7/30/2010 Not Rated $159,335 20,194
110 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $152,857 19,373
111 The Red Riding Trilogy: 1983 2/5/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $151,644 19,219
112 My Dog Tulip 9/1/2010 New Yorker Not Rated $151,258 19,170
113 The Red Riding Trilogy: 1974 2/5/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $148,826 18,862
114 Le père de mes enfants 5/21/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $144,022 18,253
115 The Cremaster Cycle 4/9/2010 International Film Circuit Not Rated $140,666 17,828
116 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 R $137,885 17,475
117 Carlos 10/15/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $135,526 17,176
118 Pure Country 2: The Gift 10/15/2010 Warner Bros. PG $133,771 16,954
119 Lovely, Still 9/10/2010 Monterey Media PG $127,564 16,167
120 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $119,742 15,176
121 Valley of the Hearts Delight 4/9/2010 Indican Pictures Not Rated $118,666 15,040
122 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Rainbow Releasing R $116,400 14,752
123 Coco avant Chanel 9/25/2009 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $116,152 14,721
124 The Greatest 4/2/2010 Paladin R $115,862 14,684
125 Touching Home 4/30/2010 CFI PG-13 $110,594 14,016
126 Blood Done Sign My Name 2/19/2010 Paladin PG-13 $109,383 13,863
127 Alle Anderen 4/9/2010 Cinema Guild Not Rated $102,042 12,933
128 Kings of the Evening 1/1/2010 Indican Pictures PG $98,124 12,436
129 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond 12/30/2009 Paladin PG-13 $90,040 11,411
130 La Nana 10/16/2009 Elephant Eye Films Not Rated $83,834 10,625
131 Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh 4/16/2010 Not Rated $81,768 10,363
132 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Screen Media Films R $76,158 9,652
133 Kynodontas 6/25/2010 Kino International Not Rated $73,849 9,359
134 Le hérisson 3/12/2010 Not Rated $73,133 9,269
135 La siciliana ribelle 8/4/2010 Music Box Films Not Rated $71,239 9,029
136 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $64,158 8,131
137 Alamar 7/14/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $55,709 7,060
138 Amelia 10/23/2009 Fox Searchlight PG $55,434 7,026
139 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $54,914 6,959
140 Le Amiche 6/18/2010 The Film Desk Not Rated $54,843 6,950
141 Harimaya Bridge, The 3/12/2010 Eleven Arts Not Rated $54,473 6,904
142 35 Rhums 9/18/2009 Cinema Guild Not Rated $44,756 5,672
143 Defendor 2/19/2010 R $44,462 5,635
144 The Red Baron 3/19/2010 Monterey Media PG-13 $40,789 5,169
145 Le Refuge 9/10/2010 Strand Not Rated $34,525 4,375
146 Barbe Bleue 3/26/2010 Strand Not Rated $33,490 4,244
147 Spoken Word 7/23/2010 Variance Films Not Rated $32,961 4,177
148 Solnstse 11/18/2009 Lorber Films Not Rated $31,738 4,022
149 The Exploding Girl 3/12/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $25,572 3,241
150 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Paladin R $22,878 2,899
151 Happy Tears 2/19/2010 Roadside Attractions R $22,464 2,847
152 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Roadside Attractions R $22,083 2,798
153 The Good Heart 4/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $20,930 2,652
154 Prince of Broadway 9/3/2010 Elephant Eye Films Not Rated $20,450 2,591
155 The Trial 9/10/2010 PG-13 $19,753 2,503
156 Welcome 5/7/2010 Not Rated $13,461 1,706
157 Jim 10/8/2010 Area 23a Not Rated $13,015 1,649
158 The Dry Land 7/30/2010 Freestyle Releasing R $11,777 1,492
159 Milh Hadha al-Bahr 8/13/2010 Lorber Films Not Rated $11,662 1,478
160 Cherry 10/8/2010 R $11,362 1,440
161 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Sony Pictures Classics R $11,029 1,397
162 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 MGM R $10,678 1,353
163 Chun Feng Chen Zui De Ye Wan 6/4/2010 Strand Not Rated $10,478 1,328
164 La Teta Asustada 8/27/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $10,462 1,325
165 O Estranho Caso de Angélica 12/31/2010 Cinema Guild Not Rated $10,433 1,322
166 Lourdes 2/17/2010 Pallisades Tartan Not Rated $9,408 1,192
167 The Taqwacores 10/22/2010 Strand Not Rated $9,347 1,184
168 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $9,309 1,179
169 Broderskab 8/6/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $8,979 1,138
170 Happiness Runs 5/7/2010 Strand Not Rated $7,199 912
171 Logan 9/10/2010 Real Bean Entertainment Not Rated $7,137 904
172 Mercy 4/30/2010 IFC Films R $6,780 859
173 The Last New Yorker 2/19/2010 Brink Film Not Rated $6,607 837
174 Watercolors 1/22/2010 Regent Releasing Not Rated $6,305 799
175 Storm 10/30/2009 Film Movement Not Rated $6,152 779
176 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Regent Releasing PG-13 $5,800 735
177 Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv 1/29/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $5,729 726
178 Home 11/27/2009 Lorber Films Not Rated $5,517 699
179 Hadewijch 12/24/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $5,006 634
180 Cosa Voglio Di Piu 12/3/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $4,998 633
181 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Not Rated $4,908 622
182 L'Enfant sauvage 9/9/1970 The Film Desk G $3,762 476
183 Murder in Fashion 1/22/2010 Regent Releasing R $3,346 424
184 Altiplano 8/20/2010 First Run Features Not Rated $3,063 388
185 Eichmann 10/29/2010 Regent Releasing Not Rated $2,706 342
186 Helena From the Wedding 11/12/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $2,692 341
187 Daniel y Ana 8/27/2010 Strand Not Rated $2,372 300
188 You Won’t Miss Me 12/10/2010 Reel Diva Consultants Not Rated $2,240 283
189 Flickan 9/17/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $2,201 278
190 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 IFC Films R $1,978 250
191 The Temptation of St. Tony 9/17/2010 Olive Films Not Rated $1,963 248
192 Carmo 10/15/2010 First Run Features Not Rated $1,512 191
193 Endgame 11/6/2009 Monterey Media PG-13 $1,407 178
194 Trucker 10/9/2009 Monterey Media R $1,237 156
195 Shake Hands with the Devil 10/29/2010 Regent Releasing R $594 75
196 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Regent Releasing PG-13 $114 14
197 From Mexico with Love 10/9/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $12 1
Total Gross of All Movies$1,687,334,297
Total Tickets Sold213,857,242

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.