Box Office Performance for Drama Movies in 2011

Summary for all Years
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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 $276,943,638 34,923,535
2 The Help 8/10/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $169,499,546 21,374,469
3 The King’s Speech 4/1/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $112,315,191 14,163,327
4 Moneyball 9/23/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $75,099,853 9,470,347
5 Dolphin Tale 9/23/2011 Warner Bros. PG $72,070,473 9,088,332
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 War Horse 12/25/2011 Walt Disney PG-13 $48,225,212 6,081,363
9 We Bought a Zoo 11/26/2011 20th Century Fox PG $48,094,109 6,064,830
10 Soul Surfer 4/8/2011 Sony Pictures PG $43,853,424 5,530,066
11 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Paramount Pictures R $42,772,567 5,393,766
12 The Descendants 12/9/2011 Fox Searchlight R $41,376,563 5,217,725
13 The Ides of March 10/7/2011 Sony Pictures R $40,891,335 5,156,536
14 Hanna 4/8/2011 Focus Features PG-13 $40,259,119 5,076,811
15 J. Edgar 11/9/2011 Warner Bros. R $36,751,832 4,634,531
16 Courageous 9/30/2011 Sony Pictures PG-13 $34,152,848 4,306,790
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 $20,081,632 2,532,362
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 My Week with Marilyn 11/23/2011 Weinstein Co. R $9,631,013 1,214,503
27 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Weinstein Co. R $9,297,647 1,172,464
28 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Fox Searchlight R $7,727,595 974,476
29 Elle s'appelait Sarah 7/22/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $7,691,700 969,949
30 Invictus 12/11/2009 Warner Bros. PG-13 $6,904,919 870,734
31 The Artist 1/20/2012 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $5,977,501 753,783
32 Beginners 6/3/2011 Focus Features R $5,790,894 730,251
33 Margin Call 10/21/2011 Roadside Attractions R $5,269,498 664,501
34 Biutiful 12/29/2010 Roadside Attractions R $5,020,468 633,098
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 $4,211,132 531,038
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 $3,538,433 446,208
41 Like Crazy 10/28/2011 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $3,380,772 426,326
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 $3,064,123 386,396
44 Another Year 12/29/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $2,989,252 376,954
45 Albert Nobbs 12/21/2011 Roadside Attractions R $2,934,097 370,000
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 $2,156,610 271,955
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 A Dangerous Method 11/23/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,796,898 226,594
52 A Better Life 6/24/2011 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $1,759,252 221,847
53 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Lionsgate PG-13 $1,711,021 215,765
54 Take Shelter 9/30/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $1,679,606 211,804
55 Cafe de flore 11/9/2012 Adopt Films Not Rated $1,574,881 198,597
56 Monsieur Lazhar 4/13/2012 Music Box Films PG-13 $1,561,107 196,860
57 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Sony Pictures PG-13 $1,457,057 183,739
58 The Devil's Double 7/29/2011 Lionsgate R $1,361,512 171,691
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 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Focus Features R $1,284,974 162,039
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 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 Meek's Cutoff 4/8/2011 Oscilloscope Pictures PG $977,772 123,300
68 Higher Ground 8/26/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $841,056 106,060
69 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 20th Century Fox R $793,861 100,108
70 The Future 7/29/2011 Roadside Attractions R $568,662 71,710
71 Dum Maaro Dum 4/22/2011 Fox Searchlight R $564,489 71,183
72 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $555,370 70,034
73 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Walt Disney PG $554,079 69,871
74 Winter in Wartime 3/18/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $542,860 68,456
75 Machine Gun Preacher 9/23/2011 Relativity R $538,690 67,930
76 Bride Flight 6/10/2011 Music Box Films R $501,360 63,223
77 Circumstance 8/26/2011 Roadside Attractions R $454,121 57,266
78 Carnage 12/16/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $421,187 53,113
79 The 5th Quarter 3/25/2011 Rocky Mountain Pictures PG $408,159 51,470
80 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 12/25/2011 Warner Bros. PG-13 $399,544 50,383
81 Hesher 5/13/2011 Wrekin Hill Entertainment R $382,946 48,290
82 Miral 3/25/2011 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $377,014 47,542
83 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Summit Entertainment PG-13 $371,626 46,863
84 MOOZ-lum 2/11/2011 Peace Film LLC PG-13 $362,239 45,679
85 The Iron Lady 1/13/2012 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $344,295 43,416
86 The First Grader 5/13/2011 National Geographic Entertainment PG-13 $332,306 41,904
87 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Roadside Attractions R $281,880 35,546
88 The Concert 7/30/2010 Weinstein Co. PG-13 $268,023 33,798
89 The Music Never Stopped 3/18/2011 Roadside Attractions PG $258,538 32,602
90 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $244,059 30,776
91 Amigo 8/19/2011 Variance Films R $180,894 22,811
92 Go For It! 5/13/2011 Pantelion Films PG-13 $180,237 22,728
93 Restless 9/16/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $163,141 20,572
94 Decisions 5/13/2011 Self Distributed R $153,280 19,329
95 October Baby 3/23/2012 Five & Two Pictures PG-13 $151,952 19,161
96 Gun Hill Road 8/5/2011 Motion Film Group R $148,994 18,788
97 Xinhai geming 10/7/2011 Variance Films R $135,739 17,117
98 Life, Above All 7/15/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $134,078 16,907
99 The Bang Bang Club 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $124,791 15,736
100 Pariah 12/28/2011 Focus Features R $123,439 15,566
101 Nanjing! Nanjing! 5/11/2011 Kino International R $122,558 15,454
102 Trust 4/1/2011 Millennium Entertainment R $120,016 15,134
103 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 12/30/2011 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $105,408 13,292
104 Beautiful Boy 6/3/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $77,247 9,741
105 Puncture 9/23/2011 Millennium Entertainment R $67,071 8,457
106 Snowmen 10/21/2011 ARC Entertainment PG $66,000 8,322
107 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Rainbow Releasing R $60,319 7,606
108 In The Land of Blood and Honey 12/23/2011 FilmDistrict R $58,392 7,363
109 Dirty Girl 10/7/2011 Weinstein Co. R $53,630 6,762
110 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Lionsgate R $48,546 6,121
111 Lebanon, PA 4/29/2011 Truly Indie PG-13 $48,381 6,101
112 Margaret 9/30/2011 Fox Searchlight R $47,185 5,950
113 Every Day 1/14/2011 Image Entertainment R $46,029 5,804
114 Sykt lykkelig 9/16/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $45,154 5,694
115 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 The Film Collaborative Not Rated $44,462 5,606
116 Desert Flower 3/18/2011 National Geographic Entertainment R $44,348 5,592
117 The Tempest 12/10/2010 Miramax PG-13 $40,689 5,131
118 3 Backyards 3/11/2011 Screen Media Films R $39,475 4,977
119 We Need to Talk About Kevin 1/13/2012 Oscilloscope Pictures R $39,297 4,955
120 Autoreiji 12/2/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $31,596 3,984
121 White Irish Drinkers 3/25/2011 IFC Films R $31,056 3,916
122 The Son of No One 11/4/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $30,680 3,868
123 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $26,915 3,394
124 Cost of a Soul 5/20/2011 Relativity R $25,365 3,198
125 Harvest 5/6/2011 Monterey Media R $24,657 3,109
126 After 8/8/2014 Paladin R $24,545 3,095
127 Answers to Nothing 12/2/2011 Roadside Attractions R $22,049 2,780
128 Howl 9/24/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures R $19,748 2,490
129 Skateland 5/13/2011 Freestyle Releasing PG-13 $19,412 2,447
130 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $19,408 2,447
131 Cracks 3/18/2011 IFC Films R $18,185 2,293
132 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Music Box Films R $18,063 2,277
133 5 Days of War 8/19/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $17,479 2,204
134 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Sony Pictures Classics R $17,159 2,163
135 The Last Ride 6/22/2012 Category One PG-13 $16,270 2,051
136 Bloodworth 5/20/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $12,971 1,635
137 L'ennemi public n°1 9/3/2010 Music Box Films R $12,882 1,624
138 London Boulevard 11/11/2011 IFC Films R $10,484 1,322
139 Another Happy Day 11/18/2011 Phase 4 Films R $9,120 1,150
140 The Ledge 7/8/2011 IFC Films R $7,140 900
141 That's What I Am 4/29/2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films PG $6,400 807
142 I Melt with You 12/9/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $6,361 802
143 Tanner Hall 9/9/2011 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $5,073 639
144 Passion Play 5/6/2011 Image Entertainment R $3,669 462
145 Main Street 9/9/2011 Magnolia Pictures PG $2,560 322
146 An Invisible Sign 5/6/2011 IFC Films PG-13 $1,279 161
147 Angels Crest 12/30/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $832 104
148 Incendies 4/22/2011 Sony Pictures Classics R $0 0
149 The Town 9/17/2010 Warner Bros. R $0 0
150 Last Night 5/6/2011 TriBeca Films R $0 0
Total Gross of All Movies$1,481,311,460
Total Tickets Sold186,798,348

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.