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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 12,576,923
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 12,019,653
7 The Town 9/17/2010 Drama Warner Bros. $92,173,235 11,682,286
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 7,994,298
10 The Wolfman 2/12/2010 Horror Universal $62,189,884 7,882,115
11 Get Him to the Greek 6/4/2010 Comedy Universal $61,153,526 7,750,764
12 It's Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy Universal $53,556,535 6,787,901
13 Resident Evil: Afterlife 9/10/2010 Horror Sony Pictures $53,183,340 6,740,601
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 5,489,720
22 Death at a Funeral 4/16/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $42,739,347 5,416,901
23 Legion 1/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $40,168,080 5,091,011
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 4,958,630
26 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $38,769,554 4,913,758
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 $35,497,337 4,499,029
30 She's Out of My League 3/12/2010 Romantic Comedy Paramount Pictures $32,010,860 4,057,143
31 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 Drama 20th Century Fox $31,267,088 3,962,876
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 3,370,551
35 Piranha 3D 8/20/2010 Horror Weinstein/Dimension $25,003,155 3,168,967
36 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $24,077,427 3,051,638
37 The King’s Speech 12/25/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $22,932,401 2,906,514
38 Faster 11/24/2010 Action CBS Films $22,856,870 2,896,941
39 The Kids Are All Right 7/9/2010 Comedy Focus Features $20,811,365 2,637,688
40 Going the Distance 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy Warner Bros. $17,804,299 2,256,565
41 Splice 6/4/2010 Horror Warner Bros. $17,010,170 2,155,915
42 Youth in Revolt 1/8/2010 Comedy Weinstein/Dimension $15,285,588 1,937,336
43 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Horror Universal $14,744,435 1,868,750
44 Repo Men 3/19/2010 Action Universal $13,942,007 1,767,048
45 Case 39 10/1/2010 Horror Paramount Vantage $13,261,851 1,680,843
46 Let Me In 10/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $12,134,935 1,538,015
47 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $10,561,224 1,338,558
48 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $10,434,435 1,322,489
49 MacGruber 5/21/2010 Comedy Universal $8,525,600 1,080,558
50 Flickan som lekte med elden 7/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Music Box Films $8,480,758 1,074,874
51 Cyrus 6/18/2010 Comedy Fox Searchlight $7,468,936 946,633
52 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $7,444,351 943,517
53 Conviction 10/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $6,797,696 861,558
54 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $6,617,867 838,766
55 El secreto de sus ojos 4/16/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $6,391,436 810,067
56 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama Roadside Attractions $6,245,508 791,572
57 The Warrior's Way 12/3/2010 Western Relativity $5,569,301 705,868
58 Luftslottet som sprängdes 10/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Music Box Films $5,273,085 668,325
59 I am Love 6/18/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $5,005,465 634,406
60 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama Anchor Bay Entertainment $4,360,548 552,667
61 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama Summit Entertainment $4,346,706 550,913
62 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy Focus Features $4,234,170 536,650
63 Please Give 4/30/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $4,033,574 511,226
64 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama Lionsgate $3,806,401 482,433
65 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Drama Apparition $3,573,673 452,937
66 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Documentary Producers Distribution Agency $3,291,250 417,141
67 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $3,229,586 409,326
68 Chloe 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $3,075,255 389,766
69 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $2,991,650 379,169
70 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 Documentary IFC Films $2,930,687 371,443
71 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense Freestyle Releasing $2,595,644 328,978
72 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Drama Fox Searchlight $2,434,652 308,574
73 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,137,172 270,870
74 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,087,720 264,603
75 Harry Brown 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $1,818,681 230,504
76 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama Overture Films $1,810,078 229,414
77 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,725,982 218,755
78 The Joneses 4/16/2010 Roadside Attractions $1,475,746 187,040
79 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,445,366 183,189
80 Restrepo 6/25/2010 Documentary National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 168,681
81 Micmacs 5/28/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $1,259,693 159,656
82 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,255,957 159,183
83 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense Samuel Goldwyn Films $1,231,004 156,020
84 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama Lionsgate $1,129,244 143,123
85 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy Roadside Attractions $1,126,302 142,750
86 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Sony Pictures Classics $1,110,509 140,748
87 La Mission 4/9/2010 $1,062,941 134,720
88 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $1,044,143 132,337
89 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,016,417 128,823
90 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Documentary Weinstein Co. $798,940 101,259
91 Middle Men 8/6/2010 Comedy Paramount Vantage $754,301 95,602
92 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures $636,706 80,698
93 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action Warner Bros. $630,109 79,862
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 Madeo 3/12/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $551,509 69,899
97 Jack Goes Boating 9/17/2010 Comedy Overture Films $541,992 68,694
98 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama Music Box Films $533,479 67,614
99 Tamara Drewe 10/8/2010 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $526,639 66,747
100 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $492,379 62,405
101 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $455,286 57,704
102 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures $453,377 57,462
103 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama Focus Features $432,836 54,858
104 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $428,914 54,361
105 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy Overture Films $409,764 51,934
106 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $408,983 51,835
107 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense Apparition $406,216 51,484
108 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $368,088 46,652
109 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $323,651 41,020
110 A Film Unfinished 8/18/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 40,619
111 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy Reliance Big Pictures $317,831 40,282
112 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action Apparition $315,233 39,953
113 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 Drama First Independent Pictures $303,064 38,411
114 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama Weinstein Co. $291,607 36,959
115 Life During Wartime 7/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $281,447 35,671
116 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama First Look $269,021 34,096
117 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Drama Music Box Films $262,253 33,238
118 Frozen 2/5/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment $246,177 31,201
119 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Documentary Abramorama Films $246,078 31,188
120 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy Drafthouse Films $242,136 30,688
121 Monsters 10/29/2010 Drama Magnet Pictures $237,301 30,076
122 The Exorcist 12/26/1973 Horror Warner Bros. $235,134 29,802
123 Formosa Betrayed 2/26/2010 Screen Media Films $225,341 28,560
124 The Killer Inside Me 6/18/2010 Drama IFC Films $217,277 27,538
125 Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 12/3/2010 Comedy Oscilloscope Pictures $215,430 27,304
126 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense 7-57 Releasing $210,625 26,695
127 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror New Films Cinema $205,842 26,088
128 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $190,946 24,201
129 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Hannover House $183,920 23,310
130 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror IFC Films $181,467 22,999
131 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $176,865 22,416
132 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary Magnolia Pictures $170,829 21,651
133 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Anchor Bay Entertainment $166,980 21,163
134 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama Samuel Goldwyn Films $152,857 19,373
135 Only the Brave 5/28/2010 Indican Pictures $142,403 18,048
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 8,139
154 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror Vitagraph Films $62,000 7,858
155 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Drama Magnolia Pictures $54,914 6,959
156 Ca$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 Thriller/Suspense $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 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama MGM $10,678 1,353
178 Frankie & 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 Jerusalema 6/11/2010 Anchor Bay Entertainment $7,294 924
185 Finding Bliss 6/4/2010 $6,783 859
186 Mercy 4/30/2010 Drama IFC Films $6,780 859
187 The Oxford Murders 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $4,803 608
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 Order of Chaos 2/12/2010 $3,054 387
192 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy IFC Films $2,618 331
193 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy Anchor Bay Entertainment $2,510 318
194 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense Alchemy $1,981 251
195 Falling Awake 1/29/2010 Drama IFC Films $1,978 250
196 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama Monterey Media $1,237 156
197 Suck 7/9/2010 Self Distributed $1,167 147
198 Perrier's Bounty 5/21/2010 $828 104
199 Shake Hands with the Devil 10/29/2010 Drama Regent Releasing $594 75
200 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy Regent Releasing $544 68
201 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $275 34
Total Gross of All Movies$2,344,846,802
Total Tickets Sold297,192,164

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.