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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 X-Men: First Class 6/3/2011 20th Century Fox PG-13 $146,408,305 18,462,585
6 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 12/16/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $132,406,086 16,696,858
7 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 12/16/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $130,903,746 16,507,408
8 Green Lantern 6/17/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $116,601,172 14,703,804
9 Cowboys and Aliens 7/29/2011 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 $84,493,241 10,654,885
12 Battle: Los Angeles 3/11/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $83,552,429 10,536,245
13 Immortals 11/11/2011 Relativity R $82,656,999 10,423,329
14 Sucker Punch 3/25/2011 Warner Bros. R $36,392,502 4,589,218
15 Drive 9/16/2011 FilmDistrict R $34,833,047 4,392,565
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 $13,137,963 1,656,741
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 $3,174,426 400,305
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 $2,094,456 264,118
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 Red 10/15/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $874,975 110,337
29 Jūsan-nin no shikaku 4/29/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $802,778 101,233
30 Hobo with a Shotgun 5/6/2011 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $703,372 88,697
31 Metropolis 3/13/1927 Paramount Pictures Not Rated $677,231 85,401
32 Faster 11/24/2010 CBS Films R $383,150 48,316
33 Ip Man: Legend of the Grand Master 1/28/2011 Variance Films R $205,675 25,936
34 Bellflower 8/5/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures R $168,226 21,213
35 Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora É Outro 11/11/2011 Variance Films Not Rated $85,503 10,782
36 Su Qi Er 5/13/2011 Indomina Releasing R $80,096 10,100
37 Shaolin 9/9/2011 Variance Films R $66,099 8,335
38 Gekijouban Trigun: Badlands Rumble 7/8/2011 Eleven Arts Not Rated $62,027 7,821
39 Jing mo fung wan: Chen Zhen 4/22/2011 Variance Films R $50,433 6,359
40 Choi-jong-byeong-gi-hwal 10/14/2011 CJ Entertainment R $40,685 5,130
41 Bay Rong 3/11/2011 Variance Films R $27,052 3,411
42 Ong Bak 3 1/14/2011 Magnet Pictures R $14,890 1,877
43 The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch 11/18/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $8,019 1,011
Total Gross of All Movies$2,102,359,537
Total Tickets Sold265,114,676

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.