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Box Office Performance for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies in 2010

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Alice in Wonderland 3/5/2010 Adventure PG $334,191,110 42,356,287
2 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 6/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $300,531,751 38,090,209
3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 11/19/2010 Adventure PG-13 $283,533,215 35,935,769
4 Shrek Forever After 5/21/2010 Adventure PG $238,736,787 30,258,148
5 How to Train Your Dragon 3/26/2010 Adventure PG $217,581,231 27,576,835
6 Shutter Island 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $128,012,934 16,224,706
7 The Town 9/17/2010 Drama R $92,173,235 11,682,286
8 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2/12/2010 Adventure PG $88,768,303 11,250,735
9 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 12/10/2010 Adventure PG $86,926,397 11,017,287
10 True Grit 12/22/2010 Western PG-13 $86,670,382 10,984,839
11 Dear John 2/5/2010 Drama PG-13 $80,014,842 10,141,298
12 Sherlock Holmes 12/25/2009 Adventure PG-13 $70,313,242 8,911,691
13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3/19/2010 Comedy PG $65,003,625 8,238,736
14 The Last Song 3/31/2010 Drama PG $62,950,384 7,978,502
15 Easy A 9/17/2010 Comedy PG-13 $58,401,464 7,401,960
16 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 9/24/2010 Adventure PG $55,549,823 7,040,535
17 The Lovely Bones 12/11/2009 Drama PG-13 $43,731,131 5,542,602
18 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $39,448,116 4,999,761
19 Charlie St. Cloud 7/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $31,206,263 3,955,166
20 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 8/20/2010 Adventure PG $29,197,642 3,700,588
21 Gulliver's Travels 12/25/2010 Comedy PG $27,454,506 3,479,659
22 Ramona and Beezus 7/23/2010 Comedy G $26,167,002 3,316,477
23 The Princess and the Frog 12/11/2009 Adventure G $18,541,560 2,350,007
24 The Ghost Writer 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,541,549 1,969,778
25 Youth in Revolt 1/8/2010 Comedy R $15,285,588 1,937,336
26 Repo Men 3/19/2010 Action R $13,942,007 1,767,048
27 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,561,224 1,338,558
28 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/20/2009 Drama PG-13 $8,668,979 1,098,730
29 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama R $7,444,351 943,517
30 The Last Station 1/15/2010 Drama R $6,617,867 838,766
31 El secreto de sus ojos 4/16/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $6,391,436 810,067
32 It's Kind of a Funny Story 10/8/2010 Comedy PG-13 $6,363,628 806,543
33 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama R $6,245,508 791,572
34 Luftslottet som sprängdes 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $5,273,085 668,325
35 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama R $3,806,401 482,433
36 Never Let Me Go 9/15/2010 Drama R $2,434,652 308,574
37 The Twilight Saga: Twilight/New Moon Combo 6/29/2010 PG-13 $2,385,237 302,311
38 The Fantastic Mr. Fox 11/13/2009 Adventure PG $1,879,730 238,242
39 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,776,771 225,192
40 Flipped 8/6/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $1,755,212 222,460
41 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky 6/11/2010 Drama R $1,725,982 218,755
42 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama R $1,255,957 159,183
43 The Polar Express 11/10/2004 Adventure G $672,796 85,272
44 Where the Wild Things Are 10/16/2009 Adventure PG $666,976 84,534
45 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 9/18/2009 Comedy PG $605,368 76,726
46 The City of Your Final Destination 4/16/2010 Drama PG-13 $493,296 62,521
47 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Comedy R $453,377 57,462
48 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $409,764 51,934
49 Les herbes folles 6/25/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG $403,952 51,197
50 Arthur and the War of Two Worlds 11/5/2015 Adventure PG $347,136 43,996
51 Enter the Void 9/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $337,997 42,838
52 Aisha 8/6/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $298,431 37,823
53 The Little Traitor 10/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $297,351 37,687
54 Me and Orson Welles 11/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $247,727 31,397
55 The Exorcist 12/26/1973 Horror R $235,134 29,802
56 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $183,920 23,310
57 The Red Riding Trilogy: 1983 2/5/2010 Drama Not Rated $151,644 19,219
58 My Dog Tulip 9/1/2010 Drama Not Rated $151,258 19,170
59 The Red Riding Trilogy: 1974 2/5/2010 Drama Not Rated $148,826 18,862
60 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $76,158 9,652
61 Le hérisson 3/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $73,133 9,269
62 Amelia 10/23/2009 Drama PG $55,434 7,026
63 Le Amiche 6/18/2010 Drama Not Rated $54,843 6,950
64 Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) 8/13/2010 Adventure PG-13 $48,658 6,167
65 Hemingway's Garden of Eden 12/10/2010 Drama R $22,083 2,798
66 The Trial 9/10/2010 Drama PG-13 $19,753 2,503
67 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $10,678 1,353
68 The Taqwacores 10/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $9,347 1,184
69 The Box 11/6/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $6,301 799
70 The Oxford Murders 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $4,803 608
71 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy R $2,618 331
72 $9.99 12/12/2008 Comedy R $544 68
73 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $114 14
Total Gross of All Movies$2,590,949,529
Total Tickets Sold328,383,945

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.