Box Office Performance for Adventure Movies in 2012

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 Marvel's The Avengers 5/4/2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $623,279,547 78,301,450
2 The Amazing Spider-Man 7/3/2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $262,030,663 32,918,425
3 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 12/14/2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $246,289,507 30,940,892
4 Brave 6/22/2012 Walt Disney PG $237,236,938 29,803,635
5 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 6/8/2012 Paramount Pictures PG $216,391,482 27,184,859
6 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax 3/2/2012 Universal PG $214,030,500 26,888,253
7 Men in Black 3 5/25/2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $179,020,854 22,490,057
8 Wreck-It Ralph 11/2/2012 Walt Disney PG $177,319,916 22,276,371
9 Ice Age: Continental Drift 7/13/2012 20th Century Fox PG $161,168,962 20,247,357
10 Snow White and the Huntsman 6/1/2012 Universal PG-13 $155,136,755 19,489,542
11 Prometheus 6/8/2012 20th Century Fox R $126,477,084 15,889,080
12 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2/10/2012 Warner Bros. PG $103,860,290 13,047,775
13 Rise of the Guardians 11/21/2012 Paramount Pictures PG $94,552,084 11,878,402
14 Wrath of the Titans 3/30/2012 Warner Bros. PG-13 $83,670,083 10,511,316
15 John Carter 3/9/2012 Walt Disney PG-13 $73,058,679 9,178,226
16 Mirror Mirror 3/30/2012 Relativity PG $64,935,167 8,157,684
17 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace 2/10/2012 20th Century Fox PG $43,479,233 5,462,215
18 Finding Nemo 9/14/2012 Walt Disney G $40,767,633 5,121,561
19 The Pirates! Band of Misfits 4/27/2012 Sony Pictures PG $31,051,126 3,900,895
20 Monsters, Inc. 12/19/2012 Walt Disney G $23,993,649 3,014,277
21 Hugo 11/23/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $22,834,350 2,868,636
22 The Adventures of Tintin 12/21/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $22,311,556 2,802,959
23 The Secret World of Arietty 2/17/2012 Walt Disney G $19,192,510 2,411,119
24 Raiders of the Lost Ark 9/7/2012 Paramount Pictures PG $17,830,891 2,240,061
25 Puss in Boots 10/28/2011 Paramount Pictures PG $3,250,679 408,376
26 Happy Feet Two 11/18/2011 Warner Bros. PG $2,876,857 361,414
27 The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure 8/29/2012 Kenn Viselman Presents G $1,065,907 133,907
28 Une vie de chat 2/24/2012 Mongrel Media PG $287,709 36,144
29 Hagane no renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no seinaru hoshi 1/20/2012 Eleven Arts Not Rated $178,000 22,361
30 Arthur Christmas 11/23/2011 Sony Pictures PG $124,622 15,656
31 Na pude 9/7/2012 Hannover House Not Rated $64,918 8,155
32 La nouvelle guerre des boutons 10/12/2012 Weinstein Co. Not Rated $45,602 5,728
33 Blackthorn 10/7/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $11,841 1,487
34 Le chat du rabbin 12/7/2012 GKIDS Not Rated $4,301 540
35 The Lion King 9/16/2011 Walt Disney G $4,271 536
36 Terkel i knibe 3/26/2010 Not Rated $3,259 409
37 Miss Minoes 12/23/2011 Music Box Films PG $3,061 384
Total Gross of All Movies$3,247,840,486
Total Tickets Sold408,020,144

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. 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.