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Box Office Performance for Adventure Movies in 2011

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 7/15/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $381,011,219 48,046,812
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 5/20/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $241,063,875 30,398,975
3 Cars 2 6/24/2011 Walt Disney G $191,450,875 24,142,607
4 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 8/5/2011 20th Century Fox PG-13 $176,760,185 22,290,061
5 Kung Fu Panda 2 5/26/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $165,249,063 20,838,469
6 Puss in Boots 10/28/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $145,738,327 18,378,099
7 Rio 4/15/2011 20th Century Fox PG $143,619,809 18,110,947
8 The Smurfs 7/29/2011 Sony Pictures PG $142,614,158 17,984,130
9 Rango 3/4/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $123,477,607 15,570,947
10 The Lion King 6/15/1994 Walt Disney G $109,946,967 13,864,686
11 Hop 4/1/2011 Universal PG $108,085,305 13,629,925
12 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 12/16/2011 20th Century Fox G $97,848,114 12,338,980
13 The Muppets 11/23/2011 Walt Disney PG $82,529,452 10,407,244
14 Mr. Poppers's Penguins 6/17/2011 20th Century Fox PG $68,224,452 8,603,336
15 Happy Feet Two 11/18/2011 Warner Bros. PG $60,965,866 7,688,003
16 I am Number Four 2/18/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $55,100,437 6,948,352
17 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 3/25/2011 20th Century Fox PG $52,698,535 6,645,465
18 The Adventures of Tintin 12/21/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $51,400,450 6,481,772
19 Hugo 11/23/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $50,313,495 6,344,703
20 Arthur Christmas 11/23/2011 Sony Pictures PG $45,820,235 5,778,087
21 Tron: Legacy 12/17/2010 Walt Disney PG $40,757,919 5,139,712
22 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 8/19/2011 Weinstein/Dimension PG $38,536,376 4,859,568
23 Yogi Bear 12/17/2010 Warner Bros. PG $34,490,675 4,349,392
24 Tangled 11/24/2010 Walt Disney PG $32,999,950 4,161,406
25 Winnie the Pooh 7/15/2011 Walt Disney G $26,692,846 3,366,058
26 Sanctum 2/4/2011 Universal R $23,209,310 2,926,773
27 Mars Needs Moms 3/11/2011 Walt Disney PG $21,392,758 2,697,699
28 The Three Musketeers 10/21/2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $20,377,913 2,569,724
29 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 12/10/2010 20th Century Fox PG $17,460,553 2,201,835
30 Gulliver's Travels 12/25/2010 20th Century Fox PG $15,324,755 1,932,504
31 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 6/10/2011 Relativity PG $15,013,650 1,893,272
32 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 11/19/2010 Warner Bros. PG-13 $12,450,090 1,569,999
33 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil 4/29/2011 Weinstein Co. PG $10,143,779 1,279,165
34 Johnny English Reborn 10/21/2011 Universal PG $8,406,711 1,060,115
35 Megamind 11/5/2010 Paramount Pictures PG $4,223,825 532,639
36 The Way Back 12/29/2010 Newmarket Films PG-13 $2,719,296 342,912
37 L'illusionniste 12/25/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG $2,107,998 265,825
38 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 12/17/2003 New Line PG-13 $818,580 103,226
39 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 12/5/2003 New Line PG-13 $768,580 96,921
40 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 12/12/2003 New Line PG-13 $764,607 96,420
41 The Polar Express 11/10/2004 Warner Bros. G $711,168 89,681
42 Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard 2/25/2011 Alliance Films PG $347,136 43,775
43 Despicable Me 7/9/2010 Universal PG $310,760 39,188
44 Blackthorn 10/7/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $186,660 23,538
45 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 9/24/2010 Warner Bros. PG $125,490 15,825
46 Sama Wozu 12/24/2010 GKIDS PG-13 $62,559 7,888
47 Alabama Moon 3/18/2011 Faulkner-McLean Entertainment PG $47,009 5,927
48 Mia et le Migou 3/25/2011 GKIDS PG $16,975 2,140
49 OKA! 10/14/2011 Dada Films Not Rated $14,083 1,775
50 Terkel i knibe 3/26/2010 Not Rated $6,584 830
51 Miss Minoes 12/23/2011 Music Box Films PG $5,947 749
52 Zokkomon 4/22/2011 Walt Disney PG $2,815 354
Total Gross of All Movies$2,824,415,783
Total Tickets Sold356,168,435

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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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