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 $117,109,417 14,842,765
3 The Expendables 8/13/2010 Action Lionsgate $103,068,524 13,063,184
4 Due Date 11/5/2010 Comedy Warner Bros. $99,231,922 12,576,922
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. $92,173,235 11,682,285
8 Paranormal Activity 2 10/22/2010 Horror Paramount Pictures $84,660,648 10,730,120
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 Predators 7/9/2010 Action 20th Century Fox $52,000,688 6,590,708
16 Hot Tub Time Machine 3/26/2010 Comedy MGM $50,269,859 6,371,338
17 Kick-Ass 4/16/2010 Black Comedy Lionsgate $48,071,303 6,092,687
18 Black Swan 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense Fox Searchlight $47,807,791 6,059,289
19 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Drama Paramount Pictures $46,388,853 5,879,449
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 $37,676,774 4,775,256
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 $31,267,088 3,962,875
33 Daybreakers 1/8/2010 Horror Lionsgate $30,101,577 3,815,155
34 Brooklyn's Finest 3/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $27,163,593 3,442,787
35 Machete 9/3/2010 Action 20th Century Fox $26,593,646 3,370,550
36 How Do You Know? 12/17/2010 Romantic Comedy Sony Pictures $25,040,894 3,173,750
37 Piranha 3D 8/20/2010 Horror Weinstein/Dimension $25,003,155 3,168,967
38 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $24,077,427 3,051,638
39 The King’s Speech 12/25/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $22,932,401 2,906,514
40 Faster 11/24/2010 Action CBS Films $22,856,870 2,896,941
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 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $10,561,224 1,338,558
50 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $10,434,435 1,322,488
51 MacGruber 5/21/2010 Comedy Universal $8,525,600 1,080,557
52 Flickan som lekte med elden 7/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Music Box Films $8,480,758 1,074,874
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 Conviction 10/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $6,783,129 859,712
57 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $6,617,867 838,766
58 El secreto de sus ojos 4/16/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $6,391,436 810,067
59 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $6,245,508 791,572
60 The Warrior's Way 12/3/2010 Western Relativity $5,569,301 705,868
61 Luftslottet som sprängdes 10/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Music Box Films $5,273,085 668,325
62 I am Love 6/18/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $5,005,465 634,406
63 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama Anchor Bay Entertainment $4,360,548 552,667
64 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Focus Features $4,234,170 536,650
65 Please Give 4/30/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $4,033,574 511,226
66 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama Lionsgate $3,806,401 482,433
67 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Drama Apparition $3,573,673 452,937
68 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Documentary Producers Distribution Agency $3,291,250 417,141
69 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $3,229,586 409,326
70 Chloe 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $3,075,255 389,766
71 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $2,991,650 379,169
72 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 Documentary IFC Films $2,930,687 371,443
73 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense Freestyle Releasing $2,595,644 328,978
74 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $2,419,730 306,683
75 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,137,172 270,870
76 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,087,720 264,603
77 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama Summit Entertainment $2,028,895 257,147
78 Harry Brown 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $1,818,681 230,504
79 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama Overture Films $1,810,078 229,414
80 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,725,982 218,755
81 The Joneses 4/16/2010 Roadside Attractions $1,475,746 187,040
82 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,445,366 183,189
83 Restrepo 6/25/2010 Documentary National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 168,681
84 Micmacs 5/28/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $1,259,693 159,656
85 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,255,957 159,183
86 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama Lionsgate $1,129,244 143,123
87 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy Roadside Attractions $1,126,302 142,750
88 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $1,110,509 140,748
89 La Mission 4/9/2010 $1,062,941 134,720
90 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $1,044,143 132,337
91 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,016,417 128,823
92 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Documentary Weinstein Co. $798,940 101,259
93 Middle Men 8/6/2010 Comedy Paramount Vantage $733,447 92,959
94 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action Warner Bros. $630,109 79,861
95 Agora 5/28/2010 Drama Newmarket Films $619,423 78,507
96 Howl 9/24/2010 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $591,812 75,007
97 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $563,706 71,445
98 Madeo 3/12/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $551,509 69,899
99 Jack Goes Boating 9/17/2010 Comedy Overture Films $541,992 68,693
100 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama Music Box Films $533,479 67,614
101 Tamara Drewe 10/8/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $526,639 66,747
102 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $492,379 62,405
103 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $455,286 57,704
104 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures $453,377 57,462
105 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama Focus Features $432,836 54,858
106 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $428,914 54,361
107 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy Overture Films $409,764 51,934
108 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $408,983 51,835
109 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Apparition $406,216 51,484
110 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $368,088 46,652
111 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $323,651 41,020
112 A Film Unfinished 8/18/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 40,619
113 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy Reliance Big Pictures $317,831 40,282
114 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action Apparition $315,233 39,953
115 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 Drama First Independent Pictures $303,064 38,411
116 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $291,607 36,959
117 Life During Wartime 7/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $281,447 35,671
118 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama First Look $269,021 34,096
119 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Drama Music Box Films $262,253 33,238
120 Frozen 2/5/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment $246,177 31,201
121 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Documentary Abramorama Films $246,078 31,188
122 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy Drafthouse Films $242,136 30,688
123 Monsters 10/29/2010 Drama Magnet Pictures $237,301 30,076
124 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $234,094 29,669
125 Formosa Betrayed 2/26/2010 Screen Media Films $225,341 28,560
126 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 Drama IFC Films $217,277 27,538
127 Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 12/3/2010 Comedy Oscilloscope Pictures $215,430 27,304
128 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense 7-57 Releasing $210,625 26,695
129 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror New Films Cinema $205,842 26,088
130 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $190,946 24,201
131 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Hannover House $183,920 23,310
132 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror IFC Films $181,467 22,999
133 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $176,865 22,416
134 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $170,829 21,651
135 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Anchor Bay Entertainment $166,980 21,163
136 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama Samuel Goldwyn Films $152,857 19,373
137 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 Drama $137,885 17,475
138 The Eclipse 3/26/2010 Magnolia Pictures $133,411 16,908
139 The Warlords 4/2/2010 $129,078 16,359
140 Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom 4/23/2010 Action $128,486 16,284
141 Centurion 8/27/2010 Action Magnolia Pictures $123,570 15,661
142 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Drama Rainbow Releasing $116,400 14,752
143 The Greatest 4/2/2010 Drama Paladin $115,862 14,684
144 After.Life 4/9/2010 $108,596 13,763
145 Saint John of Las Vegas 1/29/2010 IndieVest Pictures $102,645 13,009
146 George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead 5/28/2010 Horror Magnolia Pictures $101,740 12,894
147 The Good Guy 2/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Roadside Attractions $100,688 12,761
148 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 Documentary $100,280 12,709
149 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $100,206 12,700
150 I Spit on Your Grave 10/8/2010 Horror Anchor Bay Entertainment $93,051 11,793
151 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $76,158 9,652
152 Leaves of Grass 4/2/2010 Black Comedy Telepathic Studios $70,066 8,880
153 Biutiful 1/28/2011 Drama Roadside Attractions $64,672 8,196
154 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror Paramount Pictures $64,214 8,138
155 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $54,914 6,959
156 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror Vitagraph Films $52,604 6,667
157 Ca$h 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Roadside Attractions $46,488 5,892
158 Defendor 2/19/2010 Drama $44,462 5,635
159 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy Focus Features $38,263 4,849
160 Banlieue 13: Ultimatum 2/5/2010 Magnolia Pictures $36,136 4,579
161 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Comedy Roadside Attractions $35,701 4,524
162 Dead Awake 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense New Films Cinema $30,600 3,878
163 Multiple Sarcasms 5/7/2010 $29,731 3,768
164 [Rec] 2 7/9/2010 Magnolia Pictures $27,766 3,519
165 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy Focus Features $23,352 2,959
166 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Drama Paladin $22,878 2,899
167 Happy Tears 2/19/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $22,464 2,847
168 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $22,083 2,798
169 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 7/30/2010 Phase 4 Films $21,878 2,772
170 Red Hill 11/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $18,224 2,309
171 Bitch Slap 1/8/2010 Action Freestyle Releasing $17,365 2,200
172 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy MPI Media Group $15,389 1,950
173 Dreamkiller 2/19/2010 $15,318 1,941
174 Don McKay 4/2/2010 $13,722 1,739
175 The Dry Land 7/30/2010 Drama Freestyle Releasing $11,777 1,492
176 Cherry 10/8/2010 Drama $11,362 1,440
177 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $11,029 1,397
178 Frankie and Alice 4/4/2014 Drama CODEBLACK Films/Lionsgate $10,671 1,352
179 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up? 10/8/2010 Documentary Samuel Goldwyn Films $10,087 1,278
180 Down Terrace 10/15/2010 Black Comedy Magnolia Pictures $9,812 1,243
181 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $9,309 1,179
182 The Freebie 9/17/2010 Romantic Comedy Phase 4 Films $8,300 1,051
183 Stolen 3/12/2010 IFC Films $7,943 1,006
184 Finding Bliss 6/4/2010 $6,783 859
185 Mercy 4/30/2010 Drama IFC Films $6,780 859
186 Inhale 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense IFC Films $4,115 521
187 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $3,666 464
188 Speed-Dating 6/4/2010 Romantic Comedy Rockstone Releasing $3,394 430
189 Order of Chaos 2/12/2010 $3,054 387
190 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $2,618 331
191 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy Anchor Bay Entertainment $2,510 318
192 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense Alchemy $1,981 251
193 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 Drama IFC Films $1,978 250
194 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama Monterey Media $1,237 156
195 Suck 7/9/2010 Self Distributed $1,167 147
196 Perrier's Bounty 5/21/2010 $828 104
197 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy Regent Releasing $544 68
198 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $275 34
Total Gross of All Movies$2,459,638,047
Total Tickets Sold311,741,093

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.