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 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4/30/2010 Horror Warner Bros. $63,075,011 7,994,297
10 The Wolfman 2/12/2010 Horror Universal $61,979,680 7,855,472
11 Get Him to the Greek 6/4/2010 Comedy Universal $60,974,475 7,728,070
12 Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D 9/10/2010 Horror Sony Pictures $60,128,566 7,620,857
13 It's Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy Universal $53,556,535 6,787,900
14 Predators 7/9/2010 Action 20th Century Fox $52,000,688 6,590,708
15 Hot Tub Time Machine 3/26/2010 Comedy MGM $50,269,859 6,371,338
16 Kick-Ass 4/16/2010 Black Comedy Lionsgate $48,071,303 6,092,687
17 Black Swan 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense Fox Searchlight $47,807,791 6,059,289
18 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Drama Paramount Pictures $46,388,853 5,879,449
19 Saw 3D 10/29/2010 Horror Lionsgate $45,710,178 5,793,431
20 Cop Out 2/26/2010 Comedy Warner Bros. $44,875,481 5,687,640
21 Edge of Darkness 1/29/2010 Drama Warner Bros. $43,313,890 5,489,719
22 Death at a Funeral 4/16/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $42,739,347 5,416,900
23 Legion 1/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $40,122,938 5,085,289
24 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama Paramount Pictures $39,448,116 4,999,761
25 The Crazies 2/26/2010 Horror Overture Films $39,123,589 4,958,629
26 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $38,762,118 4,912,815
27 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Drama Lionsgate $37,676,774 4,775,256
28 The American 9/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Focus Features $35,606,376 4,512,848
29 Green Zone 3/12/2010 Drama Universal $35,053,660 4,442,795
30 She's Out of My League 3/12/2010 Romantic Comedy Paramount Pictures $31,628,317 4,008,658
31 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 Drama 20th Century Fox $31,267,088 3,962,875
32 Daybreakers 1/8/2010 Horror Lionsgate $30,101,577 3,815,155
33 Brooklyn's Finest 3/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $27,163,593 3,442,787
34 Machete 9/3/2010 Action 20th Century Fox $26,593,646 3,370,550
35 How Do You Know? 12/17/2010 Romantic Comedy Sony Pictures $25,040,894 3,173,750
36 Piranha 3D 8/20/2010 Horror Weinstein/Dimension $25,003,155 3,168,967
37 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $24,077,427 3,051,638
38 The King’s Speech 12/25/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $22,932,401 2,906,514
39 Faster 11/24/2010 Action CBS Films $22,856,870 2,896,941
40 The Kids Are All Right 7/9/2010 Comedy Focus Features $20,811,365 2,637,688
41 Going the Distance 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy Warner Bros. $17,804,299 2,256,565
42 Splice 6/4/2010 Horror Warner Bros. $17,010,170 2,155,915
43 Youth in Revolt 1/8/2010 Comedy Weinstein/Dimension $15,285,588 1,937,336
44 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Horror Universal $14,744,435 1,868,749
45 Repo Men 3/19/2010 Action Universal $13,794,835 1,748,394
46 Case 39 10/1/2010 Horror Paramount Vantage $13,261,851 1,680,842
47 Let Me In 10/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $12,134,935 1,538,014
48 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $10,561,224 1,338,558
49 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $10,434,435 1,322,488
50 MacGruber 5/21/2010 Comedy Universal $8,525,600 1,080,557
51 Flickan som lekte med elden 7/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Music Box Films $8,480,758 1,074,874
52 Barney's Version 12/17/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $7,502,560 950,895
53 Cyrus 6/18/2010 Comedy Fox Searchlight $7,461,082 945,637
54 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $7,444,351 943,517
55 Conviction 10/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $6,783,129 859,712
56 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $6,617,867 838,766
57 El secreto de sus ojos 4/16/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $6,391,436 810,067
58 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $6,245,508 791,572
59 The Warrior's Way 12/3/2010 Western Relativity $5,569,301 705,868
60 Luftslottet som sprängdes 10/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Music Box Films $5,273,085 668,325
61 I am Love 6/18/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $5,005,465 634,406
62 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama Anchor Bay Entertainment $4,360,548 552,667
63 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Focus Features $4,234,170 536,650
64 Please Give 4/30/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $4,033,574 511,226
65 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama Lionsgate $3,806,401 482,433
66 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Drama Apparition $3,573,673 452,937
67 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Documentary Producers Distribution Agency $3,291,250 417,141
68 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $3,229,586 409,326
69 Chloe 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $3,075,255 389,766
70 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $2,991,650 379,169
71 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 Documentary IFC Films $2,930,687 371,443
72 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense Freestyle Releasing $2,595,644 328,978
73 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $2,419,730 306,683
74 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,137,172 270,870
75 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,087,720 264,603
76 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama Summit Entertainment $2,028,895 257,147
77 Harry Brown 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $1,818,681 230,504
78 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama Overture Films $1,810,078 229,414
79 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,725,982 218,755
80 The Joneses 4/16/2010 Roadside Attractions $1,475,746 187,040
81 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,445,366 183,189
82 Restrepo 6/25/2010 Documentary National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 168,681
83 Micmacs 5/28/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $1,259,693 159,656
84 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,255,957 159,183
85 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama Lionsgate $1,129,244 143,123
86 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy Roadside Attractions $1,126,302 142,750
87 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $1,110,509 140,748
88 La Mission 4/9/2010 $1,062,941 134,720
89 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $1,044,143 132,337
90 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,016,417 128,823
91 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Documentary Weinstein Co. $798,940 101,259
92 Middle Men 8/6/2010 Comedy Paramount Vantage $733,447 92,959
93 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action Warner Bros. $630,109 79,861
94 Agora 5/28/2010 Drama Newmarket Films $619,423 78,507
95 Howl 9/24/2010 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $591,812 75,007
96 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $563,706 71,445
97 Madeo 3/12/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $551,509 69,899
98 Jack Goes Boating 9/17/2010 Comedy Overture Films $541,992 68,693
99 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama Music Box Films $533,479 67,614
100 Tamara Drewe 10/8/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $526,639 66,747
101 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $492,379 62,405
102 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $455,286 57,704
103 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures $453,377 57,462
104 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama Focus Features $432,836 54,858
105 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $428,914 54,361
106 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy Overture Films $409,764 51,934
107 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $408,983 51,835
108 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Apparition $406,216 51,484
109 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $368,088 46,652
110 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $323,651 41,020
111 A Film Unfinished 8/18/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 40,619
112 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy Reliance Big Pictures $317,831 40,282
113 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action Apparition $315,233 39,953
114 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 Drama First Independent Pictures $303,064 38,411
115 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $291,607 36,959
116 Life During Wartime 7/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $281,447 35,671
117 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama First Look $269,021 34,096
118 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Drama Music Box Films $262,253 33,238
119 Frozen 2/5/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment $246,177 31,201
120 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Documentary Abramorama Films $246,078 31,188
121 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy Drafthouse Films $242,136 30,688
122 Monsters 10/29/2010 Drama Magnet Pictures $237,301 30,076
123 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $234,094 29,669
124 Formosa Betrayed 2/26/2010 Screen Media Films $225,341 28,560
125 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 Drama IFC Films $217,277 27,538
126 Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 12/3/2010 Comedy Oscilloscope Pictures $215,430 27,304
127 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense 7-57 Releasing $210,625 26,695
128 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror New Films Cinema $205,842 26,088
129 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $190,946 24,201
130 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Hannover House $183,920 23,310
131 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror IFC Films $181,467 22,999
132 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $176,865 22,416
133 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $170,829 21,651
134 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Anchor Bay Entertainment $166,980 21,163
135 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama Samuel Goldwyn Films $152,857 19,373
136 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 Drama $137,885 17,475
137 The Eclipse 3/26/2010 Magnolia Pictures $133,411 16,908
138 The Warlords 4/2/2010 $129,078 16,359
139 Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom 4/23/2010 Action $128,486 16,284
140 Centurion 8/27/2010 Action Magnolia Pictures $123,570 15,661
141 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Drama Rainbow Releasing $116,400 14,752
142 The Greatest 4/2/2010 Drama Paladin $115,862 14,684
143 After.Life 4/9/2010 $108,596 13,763
144 Saint John of Las Vegas 1/29/2010 IndieVest Pictures $102,645 13,009
145 George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead 5/28/2010 Horror Magnolia Pictures $101,740 12,894
146 The Good Guy 2/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Roadside Attractions $100,688 12,761
147 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 Documentary $100,280 12,709
148 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $100,206 12,700
149 I Spit on Your Grave 10/8/2010 Horror Anchor Bay Entertainment $93,051 11,793
150 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $76,158 9,652
151 Leaves of Grass 4/2/2010 Black Comedy Telepathic Studios $70,066 8,880
152 Biutiful 1/28/2011 Drama Roadside Attractions $64,672 8,196
153 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror Paramount Pictures $64,214 8,138
154 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $54,914 6,959
155 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror Vitagraph Films $52,604 6,667
156 Ca$h 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Roadside Attractions $46,488 5,892
157 Defendor 2/19/2010 Drama $44,462 5,635
158 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy Focus Features $38,263 4,849
159 Banlieue 13: Ultimatum 2/5/2010 Magnolia Pictures $36,136 4,579
160 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Comedy Roadside Attractions $35,701 4,524
161 Dead Awake 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense New Films Cinema $30,600 3,878
162 Multiple Sarcasms 5/7/2010 $29,731 3,768
163 [Rec] 2 7/9/2010 Magnolia Pictures $27,766 3,519
164 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy Focus Features $23,352 2,959
165 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Drama Paladin $22,878 2,899
166 Happy Tears 2/19/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $22,464 2,847
167 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $22,083 2,798
168 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 7/30/2010 Phase 4 Films $21,878 2,772
169 Red Hill 11/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $18,224 2,309
170 Bitch Slap 1/8/2010 Action Freestyle Releasing $17,365 2,200
171 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy MPI Media Group $15,389 1,950
172 Dreamkiller 2/19/2010 $15,318 1,941
173 Don McKay 4/2/2010 $13,722 1,739
174 The Dry Land 7/30/2010 Drama Freestyle Releasing $11,777 1,492
175 Cherry 10/8/2010 Drama $11,362 1,440
176 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $11,029 1,397
177 Frankie & Alice 4/4/2014 Drama CODEBLACK Films/Lionsgate $10,671 1,352
178 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up? 10/8/2010 Documentary Samuel Goldwyn Films $10,087 1,278
179 Down Terrace 10/15/2010 Black Comedy Magnolia Pictures $9,812 1,243
180 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $9,309 1,179
181 The Freebie 9/17/2010 Romantic Comedy Phase 4 Films $8,300 1,051
182 Stolen 3/12/2010 IFC Films $7,943 1,006
183 Finding Bliss 6/4/2010 $6,783 859
184 Mercy 4/30/2010 Drama IFC Films $6,780 859
185 Inhale 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense IFC Films $4,115 521
186 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $3,666 464
187 Speed-Dating 6/4/2010 Romantic Comedy Rockstone Releasing $3,394 430
188 Order of Chaos 2/12/2010 $3,054 387
189 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $2,618 331
190 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy Anchor Bay Entertainment $2,510 318
191 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense Alchemy $1,981 251
192 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 Drama IFC Films $1,978 250
193 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama Monterey Media $1,237 156
194 Suck 7/9/2010 Self Distributed $1,167 147
195 Perrier's Bounty 5/21/2010 $828 104
196 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy Regent Releasing $544 68
197 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $275 34
Total Gross of All Movies$2,379,064,037
Total Tickets Sold301,528,925

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.