Box Office Performance for Action Movies in 2011

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 6/29/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $352,390,543 44,437,647
2 Fast Five 4/29/2011 Universal PG-13 $209,837,675 26,461,245
3 Thor 5/6/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $181,030,624 22,828,578
4 Captain America: The First Avenger 7/22/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $176,654,505 22,276,734
5 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 12/16/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $149,700,912 18,877,794
6 X-Men: First Class 6/3/2011 20th Century Fox PG-13 $146,408,305 18,462,585
7 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 12/16/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $143,360,061 18,078,191
8 Green Lantern 6/17/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $116,601,172 14,703,804
9 Cowboys and Aliens 8/9/2011 Universal PG-13 $100,240,551 12,640,674
10 The Green Hornet 1/14/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $98,780,042 12,456,499
11 Real Steel 10/7/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $84,652,958 10,675,026
12 Battle: Los Angeles 3/11/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $83,552,429 10,536,245
13 Immortals 11/11/2011 Relativity R $82,762,539 10,436,637
14 Sucker Punch 3/25/2011 Warner Bros. R $36,392,502 4,589,218
15 Drive 9/16/2011 FilmDistrict R $34,855,377 4,395,381
16 The Mechanic 1/28/2011 CBS Films R $29,121,498 3,672,320
17 Killer Elite 9/23/2011 Open Road R $25,124,986 3,168,346
18 Conan the Barbarian 3D 8/19/2011 Lionsgate R $21,295,021 2,685,374
19 The Eagle 2/11/2011 Focus Features PG-13 $19,490,041 2,457,760
20 The Darkest Hour 12/25/2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $15,566,289 1,962,962
21 Drive Angry 2/25/2011 Summit Entertainment R $10,721,033 1,351,958
22 Don 2 12/22/2011 Reliance Big Pictures Not Rated $3,415,531 430,710
23 Ra. One 10/26/2011 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $2,509,150 316,412
24 Unstoppable 11/12/2010 20th Century Fox PG-13 $1,882,479 237,387
25 Bodyguard 8/31/2011 Reliance Big Pictures Not Rated $1,834,384 231,322
26 Salvando al Soldado Perez 9/2/2011 Lionsgate PG-13 $1,400,726 176,636
27 Attack the Block 7/29/2011 Sony/Screen Gems R $1,024,175 129,151
28 Jūsan-nin no shikaku 4/29/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $802,778 101,233
29 Red 10/15/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $737,217 92,965
30 Faster 11/24/2010 CBS Films R $350,419 44,189
31 Ip Man: Legend of the Grand Master 1/28/2011 Variance Films R $205,675 25,936
32 Bellflower 8/5/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures R $168,226 21,213
33 Su Qi Er 5/13/2011 Indomina Releasing R $80,096 10,100
34 Shaolin 9/9/2011 Variance Films R $66,099 8,335
35 Gekijouban Trigun: Badlands Rumble 7/8/2011 Eleven Arts Not Rated $62,027 7,821
36 Jing mo fung wan: Chen Zhen 4/22/2011 Variance Films R $50,433 6,359
37 Choejongbyungki Hwal 10/14/2011 CJ Entertainment R $40,685 5,130
38 Bay Rong 3/11/2011 Variance Films R $27,052 3,411
39 Ong Bak 3 1/14/2011 Magnet Pictures R $14,890 1,877
Total Gross of All Movies$2,133,211,105
Total Tickets Sold269,005,165

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2011. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2011. 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.