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Box Office Performance for Based on Real Life Events Movies in 2010

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Social Network 10/1/2010 Drama PG-13 $93,222,026 11,815,212
2 Unstoppable 11/12/2010 Action PG-13 $79,468,486 10,072,051
3 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Drama PG $59,053,682 7,484,623
4 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Drama R $46,388,853 5,879,449
5 Hubble 3D 3/19/2010 Documentary G $20,149,829 2,553,844
6 Oceans 4/22/2010 Documentary G $19,422,319 2,461,637
7 Extraordinary Measures 1/22/2010 Drama PG $12,482,741 1,582,096
8 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama R $10,434,435 1,322,489
9 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Drama PG-13 $9,118,756 1,155,736
10 The Young Victoria 12/18/2009 Drama PG $8,544,935 1,083,008
11 Babies 5/7/2010 Documentary PG $7,320,323 927,797
12 Conviction 10/15/2010 Drama R $6,797,696 861,558
13 Waiting for Superman 9/24/2010 Documentary PG $6,417,135 813,325
14 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Documentary G $5,857,442 742,388
15 The Wildest Dream 4/30/2010 Documentary PG $4,896,296 620,569
16 Mao's Last Dancer 8/20/2010 Drama PG $4,806,750 609,220
17 The Runaways 3/19/2010 Drama R $3,573,673 452,937
18 Inside Job 10/8/2010 Documentary PG-13 $3,452,017 437,517
19 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Documentary R $3,291,250 417,141
20 Catfish 9/17/2010 Documentary PG-13 $3,237,343 410,310
21 Magnificent Desolation 9/23/2005 Documentary Not Rated $2,504,085 317,374
22 U2 3D 2/15/2008 Concert/Performance G $2,054,521 260,395
23 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $1,931,542 244,808
24 Nowhere Boy 10/8/2010 Drama R $1,445,366 183,189
25 Deep Sea 3D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $1,379,500 174,842
26 Restrepo 6/25/2010 Documentary R $1,330,894 168,681
27 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $1,231,004 156,020
28 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy R $1,126,302 142,750
29 The Perfect Game 4/16/2010 Drama PG $1,089,445 138,079
30 Princess Kaiulani 5/14/2010 Drama PG $883,887 112,026
31 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Documentary R $798,940 101,259
32 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 Documentary Not Rated $781,527 99,052
33 Vincere 3/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $619,162 78,474
34 Racing Dreams 5/21/2010 Documentary PG $615,028 77,950
35 Howl 9/24/2010 Drama R $591,812 75,007
36 Elvis on Tour 7/29/2010 Concert/Performance G $587,818 74,502
37 The Art of the Steal 2/26/2010 Documentary PG $544,890 69,060
38 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama R $533,479 67,614
39 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama R $492,379 62,405
40 Phish 3D 4/16/2010 Concert/Performance Not Rated $485,913 61,585
41 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D 2/15/2008 Documentary Not Rated $458,309 58,087
42 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers 1/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $453,650 57,496
43 I Want Your Money 10/15/2010 Documentary PG $433,588 54,954
44 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Documentary R $408,983 51,835
45 L’affaire Farewell 1/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $390,157 49,449
46 Lebanon 8/6/2010 Drama R $368,088 46,652
47 Creation 1/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $341,323 43,260
48 Vision 10/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $319,683 40,517
49 Holy Rollers 5/21/2010 Drama R $303,064 38,411
50 Last Train Home 9/3/2010 Documentary Not Rated $288,328 36,543
51 Countdown to Zero 7/23/2010 Documentary PG $272,040 34,479
52 Breath Made Visible 4/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $267,281 33,875
53 Kings of Pastry 9/15/2010 Documentary Not Rated $264,482 33,521
54 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Drama R $262,253 33,238
55 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 7/21/2010 Documentary Not Rated $256,242 32,476
56 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Documentary R $246,078 31,188
57 La fille du RER 1/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $208,163 26,383
58 Sweetgrass 1/6/2010 Documentary Not Rated $207,473 26,295
59 South of the Border 6/25/2010 Documentary Not Rated $198,600 25,171
60 Winnebago Man 7/9/2010 Documentary Not Rated $181,039 22,945
61 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Documentary R $176,865 22,416
62 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary R $170,829 21,651
63 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould 9/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $162,122 20,547
64 La Danse 11/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $149,561 18,955
65 Love Ranch 6/30/2010 Drama R $137,885 17,475
66 Carlos 10/15/2010 Drama Not Rated $135,526 17,176
67 Stonewall Uprising 6/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $128,203 16,248
68 Valley of the Hearts Delight 4/9/2010 Drama Not Rated $118,666 15,040
69 Coco avant Chanel 9/25/2009 Drama PG-13 $116,152 14,721
70 Galapagos 10/29/1999 Documentary Not Rated $113,853 14,430
71 Blood Done Sign My Name 2/19/2010 Drama PG-13 $109,383 13,863
72 Waste Land 10/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $102,454 12,985
73 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 Documentary R $100,280 12,709
74 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action R $100,206 12,700
75 Until the Light Takes Us 11/20/2009 Documentary Not Rated $84,156 10,666
76 Waking Sleeping Beauty 3/26/2010 Documentary PG $80,741 10,233
77 La siciliana ribelle 8/4/2010 Drama Not Rated $71,239 9,029
78 Living in Emergency 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $69,047 8,751
79 Budrus 10/8/2010 Documentary Not Rated $68,353 8,663
80 2012: Time for Change 4/9/2010 Documentary Not Rated $68,339 8,661
81 Dancing Across Borders 3/26/2010 Documentary Not Rated $66,166 8,386
82 Marwencol 10/8/2010 Documentary Not Rated $63,292 8,021
83 Cool It 11/12/2010 Documentary PG $62,713 7,948
84 The Nature of Existence 6/18/2010 Documentary Not Rated $54,645 6,925
85 Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields 10/27/2010 Documentary Not Rated $54,152 6,863
86 Enemies of the People 7/30/2010 Documentary Not Rated $46,463 5,888
87 Cropsey 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $42,392 5,372
88 The Oath 5/7/2010 Documentary Not Rated $42,273 5,357
89 Queen of the Sun 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $41,895 5,309
90 The Red Baron 3/19/2010 Drama PG-13 $40,789 5,169
91 The Legend of Pale Male 11/24/2010 Documentary Not Rated $38,083 4,826
92 L'armée du crime 8/20/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $37,031 4,693
93 Boxing Gym 10/22/2010 Documentary Not Rated $36,812 4,665
94 Bhutto 12/3/2010 Documentary Not Rated $34,963 4,431
95 Ahead of Time 9/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $33,024 4,185
96 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 11/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $32,608 4,132
97 Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? 9/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $30,975 3,925
98 GasLand 9/15/2010 Documentary Not Rated $30,846 3,909
99 Deux de la vague 5/19/2010 Documentary Not Rated $28,808 3,651
100 The Human Experience 4/9/2010 Documentary PG-13 $27,170 3,443
101 October Country 2/12/2010 Documentary Not Rated $26,185 3,318
102 Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno 7/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $24,328 3,083
103 Behind the Burly Q 4/23/2010 Documentary Not Rated $23,889 3,027
104 Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie 12/3/2010 Documentary Not Rated $23,887 3,027
105 Smash His Camera 7/30/2010 Documentary PG-13 $23,671 3,000
106 The Other City 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $22,539 2,856
107 And Everything is Going Fine 12/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $22,080 2,798
108 Raw Faith 5/28/2010 Documentary Not Rated $20,956 2,656
109 Double Take 6/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $20,218 2,562
110 Neshoba: The Price of Freedom 8/13/2010 Documentary Not Rated $19,245 2,439
111 Off and Running 1/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $18,262 2,314
112 Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo 5/12/2010 Documentary Not Rated $15,930 2,019
113 The Kids Grow Up 10/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $12,095 1,532
114 After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United 5/21/2010 Documentary Not Rated $12,085 1,531
115 Picture Me: A Model's Diary 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $12,008 1,521
116 Good Hair 10/9/2009 Documentary PG-13 $11,053 1,400
117 The Two Escobars 8/27/2010 Documentary Not Rated $10,942 1,386
118 The Cove 7/31/2009 Documentary PG-13 $7,934 1,005
119 Mugabe and the White African 7/23/2010 Documentary Not Rated $7,924 1,004
120 The Thorn in the Heart 4/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $7,376 934
121 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love 6/12/2009 Documentary Not Rated $7,296 924
122 Only When I Dance 7/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $7,150 906
123 The Cartel 4/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $6,569 832
124 Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers 1/8/2010 Documentary Not Rated $6,280 795
125 Phyllis and Harold 2/19/2010 Documentary Not Rated $5,992 759
126 Nenette 12/22/2010 Documentary Not Rated $5,450 690
127 Whiz Kids 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $5,427 687
128 L'Enfant sauvage 9/9/1970 Drama G $3,762 476
129 American Grindhouse 6/18/2010 Documentary Not Rated $3,598 456
130 Det rode kapel 12/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $3,539 448
131 The September Issue 8/28/2009 Documentary PG-13 $3,169 401
132 Eichmann 10/29/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,706 342
133 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $2,198 278
134 Nobody's Perfect 4/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $2,122 268
135 A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism 9/24/2010 Documentary Not Rated $1,916 242
136 45365 2/26/2010 Documentary Not Rated $1,909 241
137 Carbon Nation 5/7/2010 Documentary Not Rated $1,470 186
138 Convention 6/4/2010 Not Rated $1,220 154
139 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 7/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $961 121
Total Gross of All Movies$438,616,606
Total Tickets Sold55,591,389

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.