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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 10/4/2012 PG-13 $139,284,764 17,498,085
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 $110,106,919 13,832,527
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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 12/20/2011 Sony Pictures R $46,930,912 5,895,843
13 The Cabin in the Woods 4/13/2012 Lionsgate R $42,073,277 5,285,587
14 End of Watch 9/21/2012 Open Road R $40,891,820 5,137,163
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 12/9/2011 Focus Features R $20,193,631 2,536,888
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 $14,904,981 1,872,485
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 $7,915,822 994,450
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 Agent Vinod 3/23/2012 Eros Entertainment Not Rated $698,210 87,714
31 The Paperboy 10/5/2012 Alchemy R $677,200 85,075
32 Melancholia 11/11/2011 Magnolia Pictures R $513,342 64,490
33 In Time 10/28/2011 20th Century Fox PG-13 $477,517 59,989
34 Sound of My Voice 4/27/2012 Fox Searchlight R $408,015 51,258
35 Branded 9/7/2012 Roadside Attractions R $353,513 44,411
36 Elena 5/16/2012 Zeitgeist Not Rated $232,070 29,154
37 Snabba Cash 7/11/2012 Weinstein Co. R $188,870 23,727
38 Polisse 5/18/2012 IFC Films Not Rated $176,988 22,234
39 From Beneath 8/10/2012 Nocturnal Features Not Rated $144,123 18,105
40 The Woman in the Fifth 6/15/2012 ATO Pictures R $107,921 13,557
41 360 8/3/2012 Magnolia Pictures R $100,343 12,605
42 On the Ice 2/17/2012 PMK*BNC R $70,526 8,860
43 Martha Marcy May Marlene 10/21/2011 Fox Searchlight R $67,595 8,491
44 Deadfall 12/7/2012 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $63,638 7,994
45 Red Lights 7/13/2012 Alchemy R $49,521 6,221
46 Wake in Fright 10/5/2012 Drafthouse Films R $49,458 6,213
47 Keyhole 4/6/2012 Monterey Media R $22,393 2,813
48 The Day 8/29/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $20,984 2,636
49 The Divide 1/13/2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment R $18,000 2,261
50 $upercapitalist 8/10/2012 Not Rated $15,919 1,999
51 Trade of Innocents 10/5/2012 Monterey Media PG-13 $15,091 1,895
52 Beneath the Darkness 1/6/2012 Image Entertainment R $9,600 1,206
53 Snowtown 3/2/2012 IFC Midnight Not Rated $8,452 1,061
54 Pusher 10/26/2012 Radius R $5,040 633
55 Brake 3/23/2012 IFC Films R $4,876 612
56 Nuit Blanche 5/11/2012 TriBeca Films Not Rated $3,358 421
57 ATM 4/6/2012 IFC Films R $3,010 378
58 The Samaritan 5/18/2012 IFC Films R $2,521 316
59 Le Moine 3/8/2013 ATO Pictures R $2,164 271
60 Fon tok kuen fah 9/28/2012 Kino Lorber Not Rated $1,373 172
Total Gross of All Movies$1,534,254,990
Total Tickets Sold192,745,573

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.