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Box Office Performance for Based on Real Life Events Movies in 2011

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2/11/2011 Concert/Performance G $73,013,910 9,207,302
2 Dolphin Tale 9/23/2011 Drama PG $72,070,473 9,088,332
3 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Drama R $42,772,567 5,393,766
4 J. Edgar 11/11/2011 Drama R $36,751,832 4,634,531
5 50/50 9/30/2011 Black Comedy R $35,014,192 4,415,408
6 Sanctum 2/4/2011 Adventure R $23,209,310 2,926,773
7 African Cats 4/22/2011 Documentary G $15,428,747 1,945,617
8 Born to be Wild 3D 4/8/2011 Documentary G $15,239,833 1,921,794
9 The Conspirator 4/15/2011 Drama PG-13 $11,538,204 1,455,006
10 Hubble 3D 3/19/2010 Documentary G $10,193,454 1,285,429
11 My Week with Marilyn 11/23/2011 Drama R $9,631,013 1,214,503
12 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama R $7,727,595 974,476
13 Cave of Forgotten Dreams 4/29/2011 Documentary G $5,247,347 661,708
14 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Documentary G $5,038,259 635,341
15 Buck 6/17/2011 Documentary PG $4,023,123 507,329
16 Des Hommes et Des Dieux 2/25/2011 Drama PG-13 $3,954,651 498,694
17 The Social Network 10/1/2010 Drama PG-13 $3,538,433 446,208
18 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $2,206,496 278,246
19 The Mighty Macs 10/21/2011 Drama G $1,891,936 238,579
20 Unstoppable 11/12/2010 Action PG-13 $1,882,479 237,387
21 Gerry 6/15/2011 Drama Not Rated $1,844,754 232,629
22 Senna 8/12/2011 Documentary PG $1,612,430 203,332
23 I Am 2/18/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,591,034 200,634
24 Bill Cunningham New York 3/16/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,510,026 190,419
25 The Devil's Double 7/29/2011 Drama R $1,361,512 171,691
26 Flying Monsters 3D 10/6/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,249,730 157,595
27 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 7/8/2011 Documentary R $1,200,046 151,329
28 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness 7/8/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,131,261 142,655
29 The Whistleblower 8/5/2011 Drama R $1,120,914 141,351
30 There Be Dragons 5/6/2011 Drama PG-13 $1,069,334 134,846
31 Page One: Inside the New York Times 6/17/2011 Documentary R $1,067,028 134,555
32 Inside Job 10/8/2010 Documentary PG-13 $828,413 104,465
33 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy R $819,255 103,310
34 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $773,989 97,602
35 Tabloid! 7/15/2011 Documentary R $682,559 86,073
36 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 4/22/2011 Documentary PG-13 $638,476 80,513
37 The Last Lions 2/18/2011 Documentary PG $635,325 80,116
38 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama R $555,370 70,034
39 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Drama PG $554,079 69,871
40 Machine Gun Preacher 9/23/2011 Drama R $538,690 67,930
41 Deep Sea 3-D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $504,147 63,574
42 Project Nim 7/8/2011 Documentary PG-13 $411,184 51,851
43 The 5th Quarter 3/25/2011 Drama PG $408,159 51,470
44 Turtle: The Incredible Journey 6/24/2011 Documentary G $391,942 49,425
45 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Drama PG-13 $371,626 46,863
46 The Iron Lady 1/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $344,295 43,416
47 The First Grader 5/13/2011 Drama PG-13 $332,306 41,904
48 Pina 1/20/2012 Documentary PG $301,041 37,962
49 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 6/24/2011 Documentary R $267,965 33,791
50 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 Documentary Not Rated $259,355 32,705
51 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 10/21/2011 Documentary PG $253,183 31,927
52 Life in a Day 7/24/2011 Documentary PG $252,788 31,877
53 Into the Abyss 11/11/2011 Documentary PG-13 $223,880 28,232
54 Ip Man: Legend of the Grand Master 1/28/2011 Action R $205,675 25,936
55 The Wildest Dream 4/30/2010 Documentary PG $202,530 25,539
56 JIG 6/17/2011 Documentary PG $183,790 23,176
57 Amigo 8/19/2011 Drama R $180,894 22,811
58 Magic Trip 8/5/2011 Documentary R $154,521 19,485
59 Revenge of the Electric Car 10/14/2011 Documentary PG-13 $150,886 19,027
60 Thunder Soul 9/23/2011 Documentary PG $143,986 18,157
61 Xinhai geming 10/7/2011 Drama R $135,739 17,117
62 The Last Mountain 6/3/2011 Documentary PG $122,959 15,505
63 Nanjing! Nanjing! 5/11/2011 Drama R $122,558 15,454
64 Rejoice and Shout 6/3/2011 Documentary PG $100,237 12,640
65 The Undefeated 7/15/2011 Documentary PG-13 $100,085 12,621
66 Exporting Raymond 4/29/2011 Documentary PG $87,727 11,062
67 Vidal Sassoon: The Movie 2/11/2011 Documentary PG $85,974 10,841
68 Su Qi Er 5/13/2011 Action R $80,096 10,100
69 The Whale 9/9/2011 Documentary G $61,490 7,754
70 My Reincarnation 10/28/2011 Documentary R $58,248 7,345
71 Finding Joe 9/30/2011 Documentary Not Rated $55,518 7,001
72 Road to Nowhere 6/10/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $40,294 5,081
73 Howl 9/24/2010 Drama R $19,748 2,490
74 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama R $18,063 2,277
75 5 Days of War 8/19/2011 Drama R $17,479 2,204
76 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary R $17,136 2,160
77 The Last Ride 10/21/2011 Drama PG-13 $16,270 2,051
78 Dumbstruck 4/15/2011 Documentary PG $15,378 1,939
79 Benda Bilili! 9/30/2011 Documentary PG-13 $13,420 1,692
80 Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story 3/4/2011 Documentary G $13,080 1,649
81 L'ennemi public n1 9/3/2010 Drama R $12,882 1,624
82 Addiction Incorporated 12/14/2011 Documentary PG $6,442 812
83 Elevate 10/21/2011 Documentary PG $5,580 703
84 Sons of Perdition 2/18/2011 Documentary R $5,401 681
85 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 12/16/2011 Documentary R $3,050 384
86 Forks Over Knives 5/6/2011 Documentary PG $2,700 340
87 Knuckle 12/9/2011 Documentary R $2,647 333
88 Burke & Hare 9/9/2011 Black Comedy R $1,587 200
Total Gross of All Movies$407,924,020
Total Tickets Sold51,440,567

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.