Box Office Performance for Drama Movies in 2011

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 11/18/2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $275,530,738 34,745,364
2 The Help 8/10/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $169,499,546 21,374,469
3 The King’s Speech 12/25/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $115,865,048 14,610,977
4 Moneyball 9/23/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $74,961,642 9,452,918
5 Dolphin Tale 9/23/2011 Warner Bros. PG $71,963,792 9,074,879
6 Water for Elephants 4/22/2011 20th Century Fox PG-13 $58,709,717 7,403,495
7 Madea's Big Happy Family 4/22/2011 Lionsgate PG-13 $53,345,287 6,727,022
8 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Paramount Pictures R $47,228,156 5,955,631
9 Soul Surfer 4/8/2011 Sony Pictures PG $43,853,424 5,530,066
10 The Ides of March 10/7/2011 Sony Pictures R $40,825,612 5,148,248
11 We Bought a Zoo 12/23/2011 20th Century Fox PG $40,725,558 5,135,631
12 War Horse 12/25/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $40,451,772 5,101,106
13 Hanna 4/8/2011 Focus Features PG-13 $40,259,119 5,076,811
14 The Descendants 11/16/2011 Fox Searchlight R $39,420,775 4,971,093
15 J. Edgar 11/11/2011 Warner Bros. R $36,572,605 4,611,930
16 Courageous 9/30/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $34,035,920 4,292,045
17 Beastly 3/4/2011 CBS Films PG-13 $27,865,571 3,513,943
18 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $20,099,179 2,534,574
19 One Day 8/19/2011 Focus Features PG-13 $13,843,771 1,745,746
20 Warrior 9/9/2011 Lionsgate PG-13 $13,657,115 1,722,208
21 The Tree of Life 5/27/2011 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $13,305,665 1,677,889
22 The Rum Diary 10/28/2011 FilmDistrict R $13,109,815 1,653,192
23 The Conspirator 4/15/2011 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $11,538,204 1,455,006
24 Jane Eyre 3/11/2011 Focus Features PG-13 $11,242,660 1,417,737
25 Win Win 3/18/2011 Fox Searchlight R $10,179,275 1,283,641
26 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Weinstein Co. R $9,446,285 1,191,208
27 My Week with Marilyn 11/23/2011 Weinstein Co. R $8,935,721 1,126,824
28 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Fox Searchlight R $7,900,795 996,317
29 Elle s'appelait Sarah 7/22/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $7,691,700 969,949
30 Incendies 9/17/2010 R $6,857,096 864,703
31 Beginners 6/3/2011 Focus Features R $5,790,894 730,251
32 Margin Call 10/21/2011 Roadside Attractions R $5,246,366 661,584
33 The Artist 11/25/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $5,044,344 636,108
34 Biutiful 1/28/2011 Roadside Attractions R $5,036,565 635,127
35 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 4/15/2011 Rocky Mountain Pictures PG-13 $4,752,353 599,287
36 The Company Men 1/21/2011 Weinstein Co. R $4,444,612 560,480
37 Seven Days In Utopia 9/2/2011 Visio Entertainment G $4,367,448 550,750
38 The Way 10/7/2011 Producers Distribution Agency PG-13 $4,170,058 525,858
39 Des Hommes et Des Dieux 2/25/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $3,954,651 498,694
40 The Social Network 10/1/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $3,740,668 471,710
41 Like Crazy 10/28/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $3,367,998 424,716
42 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 7/15/2011 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $3,103,656 391,381
43 La piel que habito 10/14/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $3,042,108 383,620
44 Another Year 12/29/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $3,041,052 383,487
45 Everything Must Go 5/13/2011 Roadside Attractions PG $2,712,131 342,008
46 The Grace Card 2/25/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $2,430,735 306,523
47 Shame 12/2/2011 Fox Searchlight NC-17 $1,965,874 247,903
48 The Mighty Macs 10/21/2011 Quaker Media G $1,891,936 238,579
49 Gerry 6/15/2011 Seville Not Rated $1,844,754 232,629
50 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $1,793,829 226,207
51 A Better Life 6/24/2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $1,759,252 221,847
52 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $1,707,094 215,270
53 Take Shelter 9/30/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,671,202 210,744
54 A Dangerous Method 11/23/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,576,757 198,834
55 Cafe de flore 9/2/2011 Alliance Films Not Rated $1,574,881 198,597
56 Monsieur Lazhar 10/28/2011 Seville PG-13 $1,561,107 196,860
57 The Devil's Double 7/29/2011 Lionsgate R $1,361,512 171,691
58 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Focus Features R $1,352,809 170,593
59 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 7/15/2011 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $1,348,205 170,013
60 Copie conforme 3/11/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $1,340,615 169,056
61 Another Earth 7/22/2011 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $1,321,194 166,607
62 Kill the Irishman 3/11/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $1,188,194 149,835
63 The Whistleblower 8/5/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $1,120,914 141,351
64 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 20th Century Fox R $1,099,917 138,703
65 There Be Dragons 5/6/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $1,069,334 134,846
66 Haevnen 4/1/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,008,098 127,124
67 Rockstar 11/11/2011 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $985,912 124,326
68 Meek's Cutoff 4/8/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures PG $977,772 123,300
69 Higher Ground 8/23/2011 Mongrel Media R $841,056 106,060
70 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Walt Disney PG $645,831 81,441
71 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $602,990 76,039
72 The Future 7/29/2011 Roadside Attractions R $568,662 71,710
73 Dum Maaro Dum 4/22/2011 Fox Searchlight R $564,489 71,183
74 Even the Rain 2/18/2011 Vitagraph Films Not Rated $558,132 70,382
75 Winter in Wartime 3/18/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $542,860 68,456
76 Machine Gun Preacher 9/23/2011 Relativity R $538,690 67,930
77 Bride Flight 6/10/2011 Music Box Films R $501,360 63,223
78 Weekend 9/23/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $469,947 59,261
79 Circumstance 8/26/2011 Roadside Attractions R $454,121 57,266
80 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $421,935 53,207
81 The 5th Quarter 3/25/2011 Rocky Mountain Pictures PG $408,159 51,470
82 Hesher 5/13/2011 Wrekin Hill Entertainment R $382,946 48,290
83 Miral 3/25/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $377,014 47,542
84 MOOZ-lum 2/11/2011 Peace Film LLC PG-13 $362,239 45,679
85 Le Havre 10/21/2011 Janus Films Not Rated $358,706 45,234
86 Carnage 12/16/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $348,605 43,960
87 The First Grader 5/13/2011 National Geographic Entertainment PG-13 $332,306 41,904
88 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 12/25/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $313,049 39,476
89 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Roadside Attractions R $285,995 36,064
90 The Concert 7/30/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $268,023 33,798
91 The Mill and the Cross 9/14/2011 Kino Lorber Not Rated $264,873 33,401
92 The Music Never Stopped 3/18/2011 Roadside Attractions PG $258,538 32,602
93 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $258,373 32,581
94 The Iron Lady 1/13/2012 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $220,409 27,794
95 Amigo 8/19/2011 Variance Films R $180,582 22,772
96 Go For It! 5/13/2011 Pantelion Films PG-13 $180,237 22,728
97 Restless 9/16/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $163,141 20,572
98 Decisions 5/13/2011 Self Distributed R $153,280 19,329
99 October Baby 3/23/2012 Five & Two Pictures PG-13 $151,952 19,161
100 Gun Hill Road 8/5/2011 Motion Film Group R $148,994 18,788
101 Xinhai geming 10/7/2011 Variance Films R $135,739 17,117
102 Life, Above All 7/15/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $134,078 16,907
103 The Bang Bang Club 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $124,791 15,736
104 Nanjing! Nanjing! 5/11/2011 Kino International R $122,558 15,454
105 Trust 4/1/2011 Alchemy R $120,016 15,134
106 Last Night 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $112,087 14,134
107 Young Goethe in Love 11/4/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $101,237 12,766
108 Tomboy 11/16/2011 Rocket Releasing Not Rated $96,159 12,125
109 Pariah 12/28/2011 Focus Features R $84,986 10,717
110 Beautiful Boy 6/3/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $77,247 9,741
111 Puncture 9/23/2011 Alchemy R $67,071 8,457
112 Snowmen 10/21/2011 ARC Entertainment PG $66,000 8,322
113 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Rainbow Releasing R $61,908 7,806
114 3 9/16/2011 Strand Not Rated $59,774 7,537
115 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 12/30/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $59,481 7,500
116 Dirty Girl 10/7/2011 Weinstein Co. R $53,630 6,762
117 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Lionsgate R $52,924 6,673
118 In The Land of Blood and Honey 12/23/2011 FilmDistrict R $49,142 6,196
119 Lebanon, PA 4/29/2011 Truly Indie PG-13 $48,381 6,101
120 Margaret 9/30/2011 Fox Searchlight R $47,185 5,950
121 The Tempest 12/10/2010 Miramax PG-13 $46,310 5,839
122 Every Day 1/14/2011 Image Entertainment R $46,029 5,804
123 Sykt lykkelig 9/16/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $45,154 5,694
124 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $44,462 5,606
125 Desert Flower 3/18/2011 National Geographic Entertainment R $44,348 5,592
126 La conquête 11/11/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $41,130 5,186
127 3 Backyards 3/11/2011 Screen Media Films R $39,475 4,977
128 We Need to Talk About Kevin 12/9/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures R $39,297 4,955
129 Les Neiges du Kilimanjaro 12/9/2011 Mongrel Media Not Rated $38,246 4,822
130 Fireflies in the Garden 10/14/2011 R $36,884 4,651
131 Sleeping Beauty 12/2/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $36,578 4,612
132 Da Wu Sheng 9/9/2011 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $35,986 4,537
133 White Irish Drinkers 3/25/2011 IFC Films R $31,056 3,916
134 The Son of No One 11/4/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $30,680 3,868
135 Autoreiji 12/2/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $30,440 3,838
136 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $27,622 3,483
137 Howl 9/24/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures R $25,522 3,218
138 Cost of a Soul 5/20/2011 Relativity R $25,365 3,198
139 Harvest 5/6/2011 Monterey Media R $24,657 3,109
140 After 8/8/2014 Paladin R $24,545 3,095
141 Answers to Nothing 12/2/2011 Roadside Attractions R $22,049 2,780
142 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $21,271 2,682
143 Skateland 5/13/2011 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $19,412 2,447
144 L'apollonide - souvenirs de la maison close 11/25/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $19,327 2,437
145 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $18,230 2,298
146 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Music Box Films R $18,218 2,297
147 Cracks 3/18/2011 IFC Films R $18,185 2,293
148 5 Days of War 8/19/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $17,479 2,204
149 The Last Ride 10/21/2011 PG-13 $16,270 2,051
150 Tyrannosaur 11/18/2011 Strand Not Rated $15,735 1,984
151 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Music Box Films R $13,134 1,656
152 The Town 9/17/2010 Warner Bros. R $13,027 1,642
153 Bloodworth 5/20/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $12,971 1,635
154 London Boulevard 11/11/2011 IFC Films R $10,484 1,322
155 Cook County 12/16/2011 Hannover House Not Rated $9,727 1,226
156 Another Happy Day 11/18/2011 Phase 4 Films R $9,120 1,150
157 The Ledge 7/8/2011 IFC Films R $7,140 900
158 Ma part du gateau 12/9/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $6,850 863
159 That's What I Am 4/29/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG $6,400 807
160 I Melt with You 12/9/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $6,361 802
161 Schastye moe 9/30/2011 Kino Lorber Not Rated $5,457 688
162 Tanner Hall 9/9/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $5,073 639
163 Passion Play 5/6/2011 Image Entertainment R $3,669 462
164 Prince of the Himalayas 12/23/2011 Kino Lorber Not Rated $2,883 363
165 Main Street 9/9/2011 Magnolia Pictures PG $2,560 322
166 Medianeras 10/26/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $2,140 269
167 Angels Crest 12/30/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $407 51
Total Gross of All Movies$1,469,507,617
Total Tickets Sold185,309,829

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.