Box Office Performance for Thriller/Suspense Movies in 2012

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hunger Games 3/23/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $408,010,692 51,257,624
2 Taken 2 10/5/2012 20th Century Fox PG-13 $139,076,968 17,471,980
3 Safe House 2/10/2012 Universal R $126,181,630 15,851,963
4 The Bourne Legacy 8/10/2012 Universal PG-13 $113,203,870 14,221,591
5 Argo 10/12/2012 Warner Bros. R $109,317,698 13,733,379
6 Chronicle 2/3/2012 20th Century Fox PG-13 $64,575,175 8,112,459
7 Titanic 4/4/2012 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $57,885,250 7,272,016
8 The Woman in Black 2/3/2012 CBS Films PG-13 $54,333,290 6,825,790
9 The Grey 1/27/2012 Open Road R $51,580,136 6,479,916
10 Sinister 10/12/2012 Lionsgate R $48,086,903 6,041,068
11 Savages 7/6/2012 Universal R $47,323,100 5,945,113
12 The Cabin in the Woods 4/13/2012 Lionsgate R $42,073,277 5,285,587
13 End of Watch 9/21/2012 Open Road R $40,824,713 5,128,732
14 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 12/20/2011 Sony Pictures R $36,979,879 4,645,713
15 Alex Cross 10/19/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $25,888,412 3,252,313
16 Premium Rush 8/24/2012 Sony Pictures PG-13 $20,275,446 2,547,166
17 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 1/6/2012 Focus Features R $19,498,244 2,449,528
18 Haywire 1/20/2012 Relativity R $18,942,396 2,379,697
19 Man on a Ledge 1/27/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $18,620,000 2,339,195
20 The Raven 4/27/2012 Relativity R $16,008,272 2,011,089
21 Killing Them Softly 11/30/2012 Weinstein Co. R $14,863,824 1,867,314
22 Lockout 4/13/2012 Open Road PG-13 $14,326,865 1,799,857
23 Gone 2/24/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $11,682,205 1,467,613
24 Arbitrage 9/14/2012 Roadside Attractions R $7,913,437 994,150
25 The Cold Light of Day 9/7/2012 Lionsgate PG-13 $3,763,583 472,811
26 Omerta 7/11/2012 Alliance Films Not Rated $2,462,588 309,370
27 Ek Tha Tiger 8/15/2012 Yash Raj Films Not Rated $2,347,774 294,946
28 Hodejegerne 4/27/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $1,200,010 150,755
29 Cosmopolis 8/17/2012 Entertainment One R $743,636 93,421
30 The Paperboy 10/5/2012 Millennium Entertainment R $677,200 85,075
31 Melancholia 11/11/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $442,090 55,538
32 In Time 10/28/2011 20th Century Fox PG-13 $430,971 54,142
33 Sound of My Voice 4/27/2012 Fox Searchlight R $408,015 51,258
34 Branded 9/7/2012 Roadside Attractions R $353,513 44,411
35 Snabba Cash 7/11/2012 Weinstein Co. R $188,870 23,727
36 From Beneath 8/10/2012 Nocturnal Features Not Rated $144,123 18,105
37 The Woman in the Fifth 6/15/2012 ATO Pictures R $107,921 13,557
38 360 8/3/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $100,343 12,605
39 On the Ice 2/17/2012 PMK*BNC R $70,526 8,860
40 Deadfall 12/7/2012 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $62,411 7,840
41 Martha Marcy May Marlene 10/21/2011 Fox Searchlight R $61,990 7,787
42 Red Lights 7/13/2012 Millennium Entertainment R $49,521 6,221
43 Wake in Fright 10/5/2012 Drafthouse Films R $49,458 6,213
44 Keyhole 4/6/2012 Monterey Media R $22,393 2,813
45 The Day 8/29/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $20,984 2,636
46 The Divide 1/13/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $18,000 2,261
47 $upercapitalist 8/10/2012 Not Rated $15,919 1,999
48 Trade of Innocents 10/5/2012 Monterey Media PG-13 $15,091 1,895
49 Beneath the Darkness 1/6/2012 Image Entertainment R $9,600 1,206
50 Pusher 10/26/2012 Radius R $5,040 633
51 Brake 3/23/2012 IFC Films R $4,876 612
52 ATM 4/6/2012 IFC Films R $3,010 378
53 The Samaritan 5/18/2012 IFC Films R $2,521 316
54 Le Moine 3/8/2013 ATO Pictures R $2,164 271
55 Fon tok kuen fah 9/28/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $1,373 172
Total Gross of All Movies$1,521,257,196
Total Tickets Sold191,112,687

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.