Box Office History for R-Rated Movies in 2010

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreTheatrical
Distributor
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Shutter Island 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense Paramount Pictures $128,012,934 16,224,706
2 Jackass 3D 10/15/2010 Comedy Paramount Pictures $117,151,270 14,848,069
3 The Expendables 8/13/2010 Action Lionsgate $103,068,524 13,063,184
4 Due Date 11/5/2010 Comedy Warner Bros. $99,397,228 12,597,874
5 Sex and the City 2 5/27/2010 Comedy Warner Bros. $95,347,692 12,084,625
6 The Book of Eli 1/15/2010 Action Warner Bros. $94,835,059 12,019,652
7 The Town 9/17/2010 Drama Warner Bros. $92,186,262 11,683,936
8 Paranormal Activity 2 10/20/2010 Horror Paramount Pictures $84,689,024 10,733,716
9 Eat Pray Love 8/13/2010 Drama Sony Pictures $80,574,010 10,212,168
10 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4/30/2010 Horror Warner Bros. $63,075,011 7,994,297
11 The Wolfman 2/12/2010 Horror Universal $61,979,680 7,855,472
12 Get Him to the Greek 6/4/2010 Comedy Universal $60,974,475 7,728,070
13 Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D 9/10/2010 Horror Sony Pictures $60,128,566 7,620,857
14 It's Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy Universal $53,556,535 6,787,900
15 Black Swan 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense Fox Searchlight $53,105,493 6,730,734
16 Predators 7/9/2010 Action 20th Century Fox $52,000,688 6,590,708
17 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Drama Paramount Pictures $50,844,442 6,444,162
18 Hot Tub Time Machine 3/26/2010 Comedy MGM $50,269,859 6,371,338
19 Kick-Ass 4/16/2010 Black Comedy Lionsgate $48,071,303 6,092,687
20 Saw 3D 10/29/2010 Horror Lionsgate $45,710,178 5,793,431
21 Cop Out 2/26/2010 Comedy Warner Bros. $44,875,481 5,687,640
22 Edge of Darkness 1/29/2010 Drama Warner Bros. $43,313,890 5,489,719
23 Death at a Funeral 4/16/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $42,739,347 5,416,900
24 Legion 1/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $40,122,938 5,085,289
25 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama Paramount Pictures $39,448,116 4,999,761
26 The Crazies 2/26/2010 Horror Overture Films $39,123,589 4,958,629
27 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $38,762,118 4,912,815
28 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Drama Lionsgate $37,681,152 4,775,811
29 The American 9/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Focus Features $35,606,376 4,512,848
30 Green Zone 3/12/2010 Drama Universal $35,053,660 4,442,795
31 She's Out of My League 3/12/2010 Romantic Comedy Paramount Pictures $31,628,317 4,008,658
32 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 Drama 20th Century Fox $31,573,144 4,001,665
33 Daybreakers 1/8/2010 Horror Lionsgate $30,101,577 3,815,155
34 How Do You Know? 12/17/2010 Romantic Comedy Sony Pictures $29,956,788 3,796,804
35 Brooklyn's Finest 3/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $27,163,593 3,442,787
36 Machete 9/3/2010 Action 20th Century Fox $26,593,646 3,370,550
37 The King’s Speech 4/1/2011 Drama Weinstein Co. $26,482,258 3,356,433
38 Piranha 3D 8/20/2010 Horror Weinstein/Dimension $25,003,155 3,168,967
39 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $24,077,427 3,051,638
40 Faster 11/24/2010 Action CBS Films $22,889,601 2,901,090
41 The Kids Are All Right 7/9/2010 Comedy Focus Features $20,811,365 2,637,688
42 Going the Distance 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy Warner Bros. $17,804,299 2,256,565
43 Splice 6/4/2010 Horror Warner Bros. $17,010,170 2,155,915
44 Youth in Revolt 1/8/2010 Comedy Weinstein/Dimension $15,285,588 1,937,336
45 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Horror Universal $14,744,435 1,868,749
46 Repo Men 3/19/2010 Action Universal $13,794,835 1,748,394
47 Case 39 10/1/2010 Horror Paramount Vantage $13,261,851 1,680,842
48 Let Me In 10/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $12,134,935 1,538,014
49 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $10,607,635 1,344,440
50 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $10,562,087 1,338,667
51 MacGruber 5/21/2010 Comedy Universal $8,525,600 1,080,557
52 Flickan som lekte med elden 12/25/2009 Thriller/Suspense $8,482,373 1,075,078
53 Barney's Version 12/17/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $7,502,560 950,895
54 Cyrus 6/18/2010 Comedy Fox Searchlight $7,461,082 945,637
55 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $7,444,351 943,517
56 Incendies 4/22/2011 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $6,857,096 869,087
57 Conviction 10/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $6,783,129 859,712
58 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $6,617,867 838,766
59 El secreto de sus ojos 4/16/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $6,391,436 810,067
60 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $6,249,623 792,094
61 The Warrior's Way 12/3/2010 Western Relativity $5,575,324 706,631
62 Luftslottet som sprängdes 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $5,298,518 671,548
63 I am Love 6/18/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $5,005,465 634,406
64 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama Anchor Bay Entertainment $4,360,548 552,667
65 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Focus Features $4,234,170 536,650
66 Please Give 4/30/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $4,033,574 511,226
67 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama Lionsgate $3,806,401 482,433
68 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Drama Apparition $3,573,673 452,937
69 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Documentary Producers Distribution Agency $3,291,250 417,141
70 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $3,230,657 409,462
71 Chloe 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $3,075,255 389,766
72 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $2,991,650 379,169
73 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 Documentary IFC Films $2,930,687 371,443
74 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense Freestyle Releasing $2,595,644 328,978
75 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $2,419,730 306,683
76 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,137,172 270,870
77 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,087,720 264,603
78 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama Summit Entertainment $2,028,895 257,147
79 Harry Brown 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $1,818,681 230,504
80 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama Overture Films $1,810,078 229,414
81 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,725,982 218,755
82 The Joneses 4/16/2010 Roadside Attractions $1,475,746 187,040
83 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,445,366 183,189
84 Restrepo 6/25/2010 Documentary National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 168,681
85 Micmacs 5/28/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $1,259,693 159,656
86 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,255,957 159,183
87 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy Roadside Attractions $1,218,204 154,398
88 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama Lionsgate $1,129,244 143,123
89 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $1,110,509 140,748
90 La Mission 4/9/2010 $1,062,941 134,720
91 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $1,044,143 132,337
92 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,017,124 128,913
93 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Documentary Weinstein Co. $798,940 101,259
94 Middle Men 8/6/2010 Comedy Paramount Vantage $733,447 92,959
95 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action Warner Bros. $630,109 79,861
96 Agora 5/28/2010 Drama Newmarket Films $619,423 78,507
97 Howl 9/24/2010 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $597,586 75,739
98 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $563,706 71,445
99 Mother 3/12/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $551,509 69,899
100 Jack Goes Boating 9/17/2010 Comedy Overture Films $541,992 68,693
101 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $539,999 68,440
102 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama Music Box Films $533,634 67,634
103 Tamara Drewe 10/8/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $530,308 67,212
104 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama Focus Features $500,671 63,456
105 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $455,286 57,704
106 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures $453,377 57,462
107 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $440,245 55,797
108 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $428,914 54,361
109 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy Overture Films $409,764 51,934
110 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $408,983 51,835
111 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Apparition $406,216 51,484
112 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $368,088 46,652
113 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $337,965 42,834
114 A Film Unfinished 8/18/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 40,619
115 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy Reliance Big Pictures $317,831 40,282
116 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action Apparition $315,233 39,953
117 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 Drama First Independent Pictures $303,064 38,411
118 Life During Wartime 7/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $281,447 35,671
119 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama First Look $269,021 34,096
120 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $268,970 34,089
121 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Drama Music Box Films $262,505 33,270
122 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy Drafthouse Films $248,709 31,522
123 Frozen 2/5/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment $246,177 31,201
124 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Documentary Abramorama Films $246,078 31,188
125 Monsters 10/29/2010 Drama Magnet Pictures $237,301 30,076
126 Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 12/3/2010 Comedy Oscilloscope Pictures $226,568 28,715
127 Formosa Betrayed 2/26/2010 Screen Media Films $225,341 28,560
128 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 Drama IFC Films $217,277 27,538
129 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense 7-57 Releasing $210,625 26,695
130 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror New Films Cinema $205,842 26,088
131 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $190,946 24,201
132 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Hannover House $183,920 23,310
133 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror IFC Films $181,467 22,999
134 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $176,865 22,416
135 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $172,280 21,835
136 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Anchor Bay Entertainment $166,980 21,163
137 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama Samuel Goldwyn Films $152,857 19,373
138 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 Drama $137,885 17,475
139 The Eclipse 3/26/2010 Magnolia Pictures $133,411 16,908
140 The Warlords 4/2/2010 $129,078 16,359
141 Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom 4/23/2010 Action $128,486 16,284
142 Centurion 8/27/2010 Action Magnolia Pictures $123,570 15,661
143 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Drama Rainbow Releasing $117,989 14,954
144 The Greatest 4/2/2010 Drama Paladin $115,862 14,684
145 Last Night 5/6/2011 Drama TriBeca Films $112,087 14,206
146 After.Life 4/9/2010 $108,596 13,763
147 Saint John of Las Vegas 1/29/2010 IndieVest Pictures $102,645 13,009
148 George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead 5/28/2010 Horror Magnolia Pictures $101,740 12,894
149 The Good Guy 2/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Roadside Attractions $100,688 12,761
150 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 Documentary $100,280 12,709
151 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $100,206 12,700
152 I Spit on Your Grave 10/8/2010 Horror Anchor Bay Entertainment $93,051 11,793
153 Biutiful 12/29/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $80,769 10,236
154 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $76,158 9,652
155 Leaves of Grass 4/2/2010 Black Comedy Telepathic Studios $70,066 8,880
156 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror Paramount Pictures $64,214 8,138
157 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $56,777 7,196
158 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror Vitagraph Films $52,604 6,667
159 Ca$h 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Roadside Attractions $46,488 5,892
160 Defendor 2/19/2010 Drama $44,462 5,635
161 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy Focus Features $38,263 4,849
162 Banlieue 13: Ultimatum 2/5/2010 Magnolia Pictures $36,136 4,579
163 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Comedy Roadside Attractions $35,701 4,524
164 Dead Awake 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense New Films Cinema $30,600 3,878
165 Multiple Sarcasms 5/7/2010 $29,731 3,768
166 [Rec] 2 7/9/2010 Magnolia Pictures $27,766 3,519
167 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy Focus Features $23,352 2,959
168 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Drama Paladin $22,878 2,899
169 Happy Tears 2/19/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $22,464 2,847
170 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $22,083 2,798
171 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 7/30/2010 Phase 4 Films $21,878 2,772
172 Red Hill 11/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $18,858 2,390
173 Bitch Slap 1/8/2010 Action Freestyle Releasing $17,365 2,200
174 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy MPI Media Group $15,389 1,950
175 Dreamkiller 2/19/2010 $15,318 1,941
176 Don McKay 4/2/2010 $13,722 1,739
177 The Dry Land 7/30/2010 Drama Freestyle Releasing $11,777 1,492
178 Cherry 10/8/2010 Drama $11,362 1,440
179 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $11,029 1,397
180 Frankie and Alice 12/10/2010 Drama Self Distributed $10,671 1,352
181 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up? 10/8/2010 Documentary Samuel Goldwyn Films $10,087 1,278
182 Down Terrace 10/15/2010 Black Comedy Magnolia Pictures $9,812 1,243
183 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $9,309 1,179
184 The Freebie 9/17/2010 Romantic Comedy Phase 4 Films $8,300 1,051
185 Stolen 3/12/2010 IFC Films $7,943 1,006
186 Finding Bliss 6/4/2010 $6,783 859
187 Mercy 4/30/2010 Drama IFC Films $6,780 859
188 Inhale 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense IFC Films $4,115 521
189 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $3,666 464
190 Speed-Dating 6/4/2010 Romantic Comedy Rockstone Releasing $3,394 430
191 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $2,618 331
192 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy Anchor Bay Entertainment $2,510 318
193 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense Millennium Entertainment $1,981 251
194 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 Drama IFC Films $1,978 250
195 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama Monterey Media $1,237 156
196 Suck 7/9/2010 Self Distributed $1,167 147
197 Perrier's Bounty 5/21/2010 $828 104
198 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy Regent Releasing $544 68
199 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $275 34
200 Order of Chaos 2/12/2010 $0 0
Total Gross of All Movies$2,486,082,352
Total Tickets Sold315,092,717

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.