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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 11/26/2010 Weinstein Co. R $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 $72,015,969 9,081,459
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 We Bought a Zoo 12/23/2011 20th Century Fox PG $44,490,999 5,610,466
10 Soul Surfer 4/8/2011 Sony Pictures PG $43,853,424 5,530,066
11 The Ides of March 10/7/2011 Sony Pictures R $40,825,612 5,148,248
12 War Horse 12/25/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $40,451,772 5,101,106
13 The Descendants 11/16/2011 Fox Searchlight R $40,315,665 5,083,943
14 Hanna 4/8/2011 Focus Features PG-13 $40,259,119 5,076,811
15 J. Edgar 11/9/2011 Warner Bros. R $36,650,831 4,621,795
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 1,677,890
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. NC-17 $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 $7,691,700 969,949
30 Barney's Version 12/17/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $7,502,560 946,098
31 Incendies 9/17/2010 R $6,857,096 864,703
32 Beginners 6/3/2011 Focus Features R $5,790,894 730,251
33 Margin Call 10/21/2011 Roadside Attractions R $5,246,366 661,584
34 The Artist 11/25/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $5,044,344 636,108
35 Biutiful 1/28/2011 Roadside Attractions R $5,036,565 635,127
36 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 4/15/2011 Rocky Mountain Pictures PG-13 $4,752,353 599,287
37 The Company Men 1/21/2011 Weinstein Co. R $4,444,612 560,480
38 Seven Days In Utopia 9/2/2011 Visio Entertainment G $4,367,448 550,750
39 The Way 10/7/2011 Producers Distribution Agency PG-13 $4,170,058 525,858
40 Des Hommes et Des Dieux 2/25/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $3,954,651 498,694
41 The Social Network 10/1/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $3,740,668 471,710
42 Like Crazy 10/28/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $3,372,100 425,233
43 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 7/15/2011 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $3,103,656 391,381
44 La piel que habito 10/14/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $3,042,108 383,620
45 Another Year 12/29/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $3,041,052 383,487
46 Everything Must Go 5/13/2011 Roadside Attractions PG $2,712,131 342,008
47 The Grace Card 2/25/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $2,430,735 306,523
48 Shame 12/2/2011 Fox Searchlight NC-17 $1,965,874 247,903
49 The Mighty Macs 10/21/2011 Quaker Media G $1,891,936 238,579
50 Gerry 6/15/2011 Seville Not Rated $1,844,754 232,629
51 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $1,793,829 226,207
52 A Better Life 6/24/2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $1,759,252 221,847
53 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $1,707,094 215,270
54 Take Shelter 9/30/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,671,202 210,744
55 A Dangerous Method 11/23/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,576,757 198,834
56 Cafe de flore 9/2/2011 Alliance Films Not Rated $1,574,881 198,597
57 Monsieur Lazhar 10/28/2011 Seville PG-13 $1,561,107 196,860
58 Copie conforme 3/11/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $1,373,975 173,263
59 The Devil's Double 7/29/2011 Lionsgate R $1,361,512 171,691
60 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Focus Features R $1,352,809 170,593
61 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 7/15/2011 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $1,348,205 170,013
62 Another Earth 7/22/2011 Fox Searchlight PG-13 $1,321,194 166,607
63 Kill the Irishman 3/11/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $1,188,194 149,835
64 The Whistleblower 8/5/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $1,120,914 141,351
65 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 20th Century Fox R $1,099,917 138,703
66 There Be Dragons 5/6/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG-13 $1,069,334 134,846
67 Haevnen 4/1/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,008,098 127,124
68 Rockstar 11/11/2011 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $985,912 124,326
69 Meek's Cutoff 4/8/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures PG $977,772 123,300
70 Higher Ground 8/23/2011 Mongrel Media R $841,056 106,060
71 Le hérisson 3/12/2010 Not Rated $755,668 95,292
72 Nannerl la soeur de Mozart 8/19/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $684,496 86,317
73 Aarakshan 8/12/2011 Reliance Big Pictures Not Rated $651,096 82,105
74 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Walt Disney PG $645,831 81,441
75 Patiala House 2/11/2011 Tachyon Not Rated $644,010 81,211
76 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $602,990 76,039
77 Dhobi Ghat 1/21/2011 UTV Communications Not Rated $577,485 72,822
78 The Future 7/29/2011 Roadside Attractions R $568,662 71,710
79 Dum Maaro Dum 4/22/2011 Fox Searchlight R $564,489 71,183
80 Even the Rain 2/18/2011 Vitagraph Films Not Rated $558,132 70,382
81 Winter in Wartime 3/18/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $542,860 68,456
82 Machine Gun Preacher 9/23/2011 Relativity R $538,690 67,930
83 Bride Flight 6/10/2011 Music Box Films R $501,360 63,223
84 Weekend 9/23/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $484,592 61,109
85 Circumstance 8/26/2011 Roadside Attractions R $454,121 57,266
86 No One Killed Jessica 1/7/2011 UTV Communications Not Rated $442,036 55,742
87 Frisson des Collines 4/15/2011 Not Rated $434,589 54,803
88 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $421,935 53,207
89 The 5th Quarter 3/25/2011 Rocky Mountain Pictures PG $408,159 51,470
90 Hesher 5/13/2011 Wrekin Hill Entertainment R $382,946 48,290
91 Miral 3/25/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $377,014 47,542
92 MOOZ-lum 2/11/2011 Peace Film LLC PG-13 $362,239 45,679
93 Le Havre 10/21/2011 Janus Films Not Rated $358,706 45,234
94 Shi 2/11/2011 Kino International Not Rated $356,149 44,911
95 La princesse de Montpensier 4/15/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $352,428 44,442
96 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 12/25/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $352,417 44,441
97 Singham 7/22/2011 Reliance Big Pictures Not Rated $350,864 44,245
98 Carnage 12/16/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $348,605 43,960
99 The First Grader 5/13/2011 National Geographic Entertainment PG-13 $332,306 41,904
100 Dharti 4/22/2011 Viva Entertainment Not Rated $317,505 40,038
101 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Roadside Attractions R $285,995 36,064
102 Le Concert 7/30/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $268,023 33,798
103 The Mill and the Cross 9/14/2011 Kino Lorber Not Rated $264,873 33,401
104 The Music Never Stopped 3/18/2011 Roadside Attractions PG $258,538 32,602
105 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $258,373 32,581
106 Serge Gainsbourg vie heroique 8/31/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $230,767 29,100
107 Brighton Rock 8/26/2011 IFC Films R $229,653 28,960
108 The Iron Lady 1/13/2012 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $220,409 27,794
109 Bol 8/31/2011 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $186,410 23,506
110 Loong Boonmee raleuk chat 3/2/2011 Strand Not Rated $184,292 23,239
111 Amigo 8/19/2011 Variance Films R $180,582 22,772
112 Go For It! 5/13/2011 Pantelion Films PG-13 $180,237 22,728
113 Restless 9/16/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $163,753 20,649
114 The Irishman 12/31/2011 Not Rated $159,960 20,171
115 Decisions 5/13/2011 Self Distributed R $153,280 19,329
116 Le quattro volte 3/30/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $152,530 19,234
117 Jiàn Dǎng Wěi Yè 6/24/2011 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $151,305 19,080
118 Gun Hill Road 8/5/2011 Motion Film Group R $148,994 18,788
119 Xinhai geming 10/7/2011 Variance Films R $135,739 17,117
120 Life, Above All 7/15/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $134,078 16,907
121 The Bang Bang Club 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $124,791 15,736
122 Nanjing! Nanjing! 5/11/2011 Kino International R $122,558 15,454
123 Trust 4/1/2011 Alchemy R $120,016 15,134
124 Vision 10/13/2010 Zeitgeist Not Rated $115,591 14,576
125 Last Night 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $112,087 14,134
126 Young Goethe in Love 11/4/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $101,237 12,766
127 Tomboy 11/16/2011 Rocket Releasing Not Rated $96,159 12,125
128 My Dog Tulip 9/1/2010 New Yorker Not Rated $95,316 12,019
129 Carancho 2/11/2011 Strand Not Rated $85,526 10,785
130 Pariah 12/28/2011 Focus Features R $84,986 10,717
131 Der Räuber 2/3/2011 Kino International Not Rated $83,259 10,499
132 Beautiful Boy 6/3/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $77,247 9,741
133 The Tree 7/15/2011 Zeitgeist Not Rated $71,158 8,973
134 Les amours imaginaires 6/11/2010 Not Rated $68,723 8,666
135 Puncture 9/23/2011 Alchemy R $67,071 8,457
136 Mei Li Ren Sheng 5/20/2011 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $66,171 8,344
137 Snowmen 10/21/2011 ARC Entertainment PG $66,000 8,322
138 The Human Resources Manager 3/4/2011 Film Movement Not Rated $64,014 8,072
139 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Rainbow Releasing R $61,908 7,806
140 If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front 6/22/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $61,794 7,792
141 Une vie qui commence 1/21/2011 Alliance Vivafilm Not Rated $61,337 7,734
142 3 9/16/2011 Strand Not Rated $59,774 7,537
143 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 12/30/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $59,481 7,500
144 White Material 11/19/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $57,692 7,275
145 Dirty Girl 10/7/2011 Weinstein Co. R $53,630 6,762
146 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Lionsgate R $52,924 6,673
147 In The Land of Blood and Honey 12/23/2011 FilmDistrict R $49,142 6,196
148 Putty Hill 2/18/2011 Cinema Guild Not Rated $48,644 6,134
149 Lebanon, PA 4/29/2011 Truly Indie PG-13 $48,381 6,101
150 What If... 8/20/2010 Five & Two Pictures PG $47,362 5,972
151 Margaret 9/30/2011 Fox Searchlight R $47,185 5,950
152 Journal d'un curé de campagne 2/25/2011 Rialto Pictures Not Rated $46,979 5,924
153 The Tempest 12/10/2010 Miramax PG-13 $46,310 5,839
154 Every Day 1/14/2011 Image Entertainment R $46,029 5,804
155 Rapt 7/6/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $45,759 5,770
156 Sykt lykkelig 9/16/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $45,154 5,694
157 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $44,462 5,606
158 Desert Flower 3/18/2011 National Geographic Entertainment R $44,348 5,592
159 Down for Life 1/14/2011 B.D. Fox Independent R $41,914 5,285
160 La conquête 11/11/2011 Music Box Films Not Rated $41,130 5,186
161 Myth of the American Sleepover 7/22/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $41,045 5,176
162 Baiyin diguo 6/3/2011 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $40,052 5,050
163 3 Backyards 3/11/2011 Screen Media Films R $39,475 4,977
164 We Need to Talk About Kevin 1/13/2012 Oscilloscope Pictures R $39,297 4,955
165 O Estranho Caso de Angélica 12/31/2010 Cinema Guild Not Rated $38,996 4,917
166 Les Neiges du Kilimanjaro 12/9/2011 Mongrel Media Not Rated $38,246 4,822
167 Sleeping Beauty 12/2/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $37,710 4,755
168 Fireflies in the Garden 10/14/2011 R $36,884 4,651
169 Dogtooth 6/25/2010 Kino International Not Rated $36,399 4,590
170 Da Wu Sheng 9/9/2011 China Lion Film Distribution Not Rated $35,986 4,537
171 Film Socialisme 6/3/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $32,977 4,158
172 The Time That Remains 1/7/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $32,869 4,145
173 White Irish Drinkers 3/25/2011 IFC Films R $31,056 3,916
174 The Son of No One 11/4/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $30,680 3,868
175 Autoreiji 12/2/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $30,440 3,838
176 Cracks 3/18/2011 IFC Films R $29,683 3,743
177 Redemption Road 8/26/2011 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $29,384 3,705
178 Cost of a Soul 5/20/2011 Relativity R $29,000 3,656
179 La belle endormie 7/8/2011 Strand Not Rated $28,791 3,630
180 Marti, dupa craciun 5/25/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $27,813 3,507
181 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $27,622 3,483
182 Howl 9/24/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures R $25,522 3,218
183 Harvest 5/6/2011 Monterey Media R $24,657 3,109
184 Vincent will Meer 6/24/2011 Corinth Films Not Rated $24,377 3,074
185 Answers to Nothing 12/2/2011 Roadside Attractions R $22,049 2,780
186 Monogamy 3/11/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $21,527 2,714
187 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $21,271 2,682
188 Genesis Code 8/25/2010 America Saga Releasing PG $20,300 2,559
189 Die Fremde 1/28/2011 Olive Films Not Rated $19,631 2,475
190 Skateland 5/13/2011 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $19,412 2,447
191 L'apollonide - souvenirs de la maison close 11/25/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $19,327 2,437
192 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $18,230 2,298
193 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Music Box Films R $18,218 2,297
194 5 Days of War 8/19/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $17,479 2,204
195 Littlerock 8/12/2011 Variance Films Not Rated $17,309 2,182
196 The Last Ride 10/21/2011 PG-13 $16,270 2,051
197 London Boulevard 11/11/2011 IFC Films R $16,075 2,027
198 Tyrannosaur 11/18/2011 Strand Not Rated $15,735 1,984
199 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Music Box Films R $13,134 1,656
200 The Town 9/17/2010 Warner Bros. R $13,027 1,643
201 Bloodworth 5/20/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $12,971 1,635
202 Año Bisiesto 6/24/2011 Strand Not Rated $12,561 1,583
203 Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier 1/5/2011 Film Movement Not Rated $12,135 1,530
204 Partir 10/1/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $10,977 1,384
205 Zero Bridge 2/16/2011 The Film Desk Not Rated $10,357 1,306
206 Carlos 10/15/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $10,000 1,261
207 Un homme qui crie 4/13/2011 Film Movement Not Rated $9,862 1,243
208 Cook County 12/16/2011 Hannover House Not Rated $9,727 1,226
209 Vito Bonafacci 5/6/2011 CAVU Releasing Not Rated $9,217 1,162
210 The Ledge 7/8/2011 IFC Films R $9,216 1,162
211 Another Happy Day 11/18/2011 Phase 4 Films R $9,120 1,150
212 Sans queue ni tete 8/26/2011 First Run Features Not Rated $8,856 1,116
213 Kak ya provyol etim letom 2/4/2011 Film Movement Not Rated $8,733 1,101
214 Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante 9/2/2011 Strand Not Rated $8,705 1,097
215 Korkoro 3/25/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $8,242 1,039
216 Ma part du gateau 12/9/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $6,850 864
217 That's What I Am 4/29/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG $6,400 807
218 I Melt with You 12/9/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $6,361 802
219 Le Amiche 6/18/2010 The Film Desk Not Rated $6,042 761
220 Alamar 7/14/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $5,905 744
221 The Imperialists Are Still Alive! 4/15/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $5,874 741
222 Aurora 6/29/2011 Cinema Guild Not Rated $5,558 700
223 Schastye moe 9/30/2011 Kino Lorber Not Rated $5,457 688
224 Tanner Hall 9/9/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $5,073 639
225 Cosa Voglio Di Piu 12/3/2010 Film Movement Not Rated $5,037 635
226 Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story 2/25/2011 ArtMattan Productions Not Rated $4,726 595
227 Kyatapira 5/6/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $4,157 524
228 Ranchero 7/15/2011 Indican Pictures Not Rated $3,826 482
229 Passion Play 5/6/2011 Image Entertainment R $3,669 462
230 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 MGM R $3,244 409
231 Prince of the Himalayas 12/23/2011 Kino Lorber Not Rated $2,883 363
232 Jitsuroku rengo sekigun: Asama sanso e no michi 5/27/2011 Lorber Films Not Rated $2,659 335
233 Main Street 9/9/2011 Magnolia Pictures PG $2,560 322
234 Medianeras 10/26/2011 IFC Films Not Rated $2,377 300
235 The Taqwacores 10/22/2010 Strand Not Rated $2,098 264
236 Now & Later 2/18/2011 Cinema Libre Not Rated $1,808 227
237 La Pivellina 9/1/2011 First Run Features Not Rated $1,350 170
238 An Invisible Sign 5/6/2011 IFC Films PG-13 $1,279 161
239 Angels Crest 12/30/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $832 104
240 Illegal 3/25/2011 Film Movement R $651 82
Total Gross of All Movies$1,490,238,906
Total Tickets Sold187,924,092

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.