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Box Office Performance for Live Action Movies in 2012

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Dark Knight Rises 7/20/2012 Action PG-13 $448,139,099 56,298,881
2 The Hunger Games 3/23/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $408,010,692 51,257,624
3 Skyfall 11/8/2012 Action PG-13 $293,729,570 36,900,699
4 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 11/16/2012 Drama PG-13 $287,756,286 36,150,287
5 The Amazing Spider-Man 7/3/2012 Adventure PG-13 $262,030,663 32,918,425
6 Snow White and the Huntsman 6/1/2012 Adventure PG-13 $155,136,755 19,489,542
7 Taken 2 10/5/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $139,076,968 17,471,980
8 Lincoln 11/16/2012 Drama PG-13 $138,675,219 17,421,509
9 21 Jump Street 3/16/2012 Comedy R $138,447,667 17,392,922
10 Prometheus 6/8/2012 Adventure R $126,477,084 15,889,080
11 Safe House 2/10/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $126,181,630 15,851,963
12 The Vow 2/10/2012 Drama PG-13 $125,014,030 15,705,280
13 Magic Mike 6/29/2012 Comedy R $113,721,571 14,286,629
14 The Bourne Legacy 8/10/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $113,203,870 14,221,591
15 Argo 10/12/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $109,317,698 13,733,379
16 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2/10/2012 Adventure PG $103,860,290 13,047,775
17 Flight 11/2/2012 Drama R $92,234,057 11,587,193
18 Think Like a Man 4/20/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $91,547,205 11,500,905
19 Life of Pi 11/21/2012 Drama PG $88,226,096 11,083,680
20 Les Miserables 12/25/2012 Musical PG-13 $87,487,480 10,990,889
21 The Campaign 8/10/2012 Comedy R $86,907,746 10,918,058
22 Django Unchained 12/25/2012 Western R $86,269,377 10,837,861
23 The Expendables 2 8/17/2012 Action R $85,028,192 10,681,933
24 Dark Shadows 5/11/2012 Black Comedy PG-13 $79,727,149 10,015,973
25 John Carter 3/9/2012 Adventure PG-13 $73,058,679 9,178,226
26 Act of Valor 2/24/2012 Action R $70,012,847 8,795,583
27 Contraband 1/13/2012 Action R $66,528,000 8,357,788
28 Looper 9/28/2012 Action R $66,486,205 8,352,538
29 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 6/29/2012 Comedy PG-13 $65,653,242 8,247,894
30 Battleship 5/18/2012 Action PG-13 $65,233,400 8,195,150
31 Mirror Mirror 3/30/2012 Adventure PG $64,935,167 8,157,684
32 Chronicle 2/3/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $64,575,175 8,112,459
33 Pitch Perfect 10/5/2012 Comedy PG-13 $64,527,103 8,106,419
34 Hope Springs 8/8/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $63,536,011 7,981,910
35 Underworld: Awakening 1/20/2012 Action R $62,321,039 7,829,276
36 The Lucky One 4/20/2012 Drama PG-13 $60,457,138 7,595,117
37 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 12/16/2011 Action PG-13 $59,696,991 7,499,621
38 The Dictator 5/16/2012 Comedy R $59,650,222 7,493,746
39 Total Recall 8/3/2012 Action PG-13 $58,877,969 7,396,729
40 Titanic 4/4/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $57,885,250 7,272,016
41 American Reunion 4/6/2012 Comedy R $56,758,835 7,130,506
42 Jack Reacher 12/21/2012 Drama PG-13 $55,504,341 6,972,907
43 This Means War 2/17/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $54,760,791 6,879,496
44 Project X 3/2/2012 Comedy R $54,731,865 6,875,862
45 The Woman in Black 2/3/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $54,333,290 6,825,790
46 Paranormal Activity 4 10/19/2012 Horror R $53,900,335 6,771,398
47 The Devil Inside 1/6/2012 Horror R $53,261,944 6,691,198
48 The Odd Life of Timothy Green 8/15/2012 Drama PG $51,778,216 6,504,801
49 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2/17/2012 Action PG-13 $51,774,002 6,504,271
50 Red Tails 1/20/2012 Action PG-13 $49,876,377 6,265,876
51 The Possession 8/31/2012 Horror PG-13 $49,130,588 6,172,184
52 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 8/3/2012 Comedy PG $49,008,662 6,156,867
53 Sinister 10/12/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $48,086,903 6,041,068
54 Savages 7/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $47,323,100 5,945,113
55 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5/4/2012 Comedy PG-13 $46,383,639 5,827,090
56 This is 40 12/21/2012 Comedy R $45,901,845 5,766,563
57 Moonrise Kingdom 5/25/2012 Drama PG-13 $45,512,466 5,717,646
58 The Three Stooges 4/13/2012 Comedy PG $44,338,224 5,570,128
59 Here Comes the Boom 10/12/2012 Comedy PG $43,819,366 5,504,945
60 Red Dawn 11/21/2012 Action PG-13 $43,695,770 5,489,418
61 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 12/16/2011 Action PG-13 $43,488,357 5,463,361
62 Parental Guidance 12/25/2012 Comedy PG $42,635,079 5,356,165
63 Resident Evil: Retribution 9/14/2012 Action R $42,345,531 5,319,790
64 The Cabin in the Woods 4/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $42,073,277 5,285,587
65 The Descendants 12/9/2011 Drama R $41,248,398 5,181,959
66 What to Expect When You're Expecting 5/18/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $41,152,203 5,169,874
67 End of Watch 9/21/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $40,824,713 5,128,732
68 The Artist 1/20/2012 Drama PG-13 $38,689,594 4,860,501
69 Rock of Ages 6/15/2012 Musical R $38,518,613 4,839,021
70 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 6/22/2012 Horror R $37,519,139 4,713,459
71 Lawless 8/29/2012 Drama R $37,397,291 4,698,152
72 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 12/20/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $36,979,879 4,645,713
73 That's My Boy 6/15/2012 Comedy R $36,931,089 4,639,584
74 Trouble with the Curve 9/21/2012 Drama PG-13 $35,763,137 4,492,856
75 Step Up Revolution 7/27/2012 Drama PG-13 $35,074,677 4,406,366
76 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 2/24/2012 Drama PG-13 $35,025,791 4,400,225
77 The Watch 7/27/2012 Comedy R $34,353,000 4,315,703
78 2016: Obama's America 7/13/2012 Documentary PG $33,349,941 4,189,691
79 War Horse 12/25/2011 Drama PG-13 $31,658,147 3,977,154
80 House at the End of the Street 9/21/2012 Horror PG-13 $31,611,916 3,971,346
81 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 12/25/2011 Drama PG-13 $31,448,337 3,950,796
82 Silver Linings Playbook 11/16/2012 Drama R $31,060,059 3,902,017
83 Joyful Noise 1/13/2012 Musical PG-13 $30,932,113 3,885,943
84 The Iron Lady 1/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $29,615,141 3,720,495
85 Chimpanzee 4/20/2012 Documentary G $28,965,459 3,638,876
86 The Five-Year Engagement 4/27/2012 Romantic Comedy R $28,700,285 3,605,563
87 We Bought a Zoo 11/26/2011 Drama PG $27,530,441 3,458,598
88 Cloud Atlas 10/26/2012 Drama R $26,800,689 3,366,920
89 The Guilt Trip 12/19/2012 Comedy PG-13 $26,676,934 3,351,373
90 One for the Money 1/27/2012 Comedy PG-13 $26,414,527 3,318,407
91 Alex Cross 10/19/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $25,888,412 3,252,313
92 Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D 7/5/2012 Concert/Performance PG $25,326,071 3,181,667
93 Sparkle 8/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $24,397,469 3,065,008
94 Premium Rush 8/24/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $20,275,446 2,547,166
95 Big Miracle 2/3/2012 Drama PG $20,157,300 2,532,324
96 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 1/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $19,498,244 2,449,528
97 Haywire 1/20/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $18,942,396 2,379,697
98 Man on a Ledge 1/27/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $18,620,000 2,339,195
99 A Thousand Words 3/9/2012 Comedy PG-13 $18,450,127 2,317,855
100 Chernobyl Diaries 5/25/2012 Horror R $18,119,640 2,276,336
101 Raiders of the Lost Ark 9/7/2012 Adventure PG $17,830,891 2,240,061
102 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 10/26/2012 Horror R $17,530,219 2,202,288
103 The Perks of Being a Wallflower 9/21/2012 Drama PG-13 $17,398,290 2,185,714
104 Wanderlust 2/24/2012 Comedy R $17,288,155 2,171,878
105 Safe 4/27/2012 Action R $17,142,080 2,153,527
106 To Rome with Love 6/22/2012 Romantic Comedy R $16,684,352 2,096,024
107 The Raven 4/27/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $16,008,272 2,011,089
108 The Master 9/14/2012 Drama R $15,933,452 2,001,689
109 The Man with the Iron Fists 11/2/2012 Action R $15,634,090 1,964,081
110 Seven Psychopaths 10/12/2012 Comedy R $15,024,049 1,887,443
111 Killing Them Softly 11/30/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $14,863,824 1,867,314
112 Lockout 4/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $14,326,865 1,799,857
113 Hit & Run 8/22/2012 Comedy R $13,749,300 1,727,298
114 Dredd 9/21/2012 Action R $13,414,714 1,685,265
115 Les Intouchables 5/25/2012 Comedy R $13,094,646 1,645,056
116 Playing for Keeps 12/7/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $12,798,463 1,607,847
117 Silent House 3/9/2012 Horror R $12,739,737 1,600,469
118 People Like Us 6/29/2012 Drama PG-13 $12,431,792 1,561,782
119 Gone 2/24/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $11,682,205 1,467,613
120 The Words 9/7/2012 Drama PG-13 $11,494,838 1,444,075
121 Beasts of the Southern Wild 6/27/2012 Drama PG-13 $11,249,128 1,413,207
122 Anna Karenina 11/16/2012 Drama R $11,173,609 1,403,719
123 To the Arctic 3D 4/20/2012 Documentary G $10,585,125 1,329,789
124 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 12/21/2012 Drama PG $9,592,930 1,205,141
125 Fun Size 10/26/2012 Comedy PG-13 $9,409,538 1,182,102
126 Bernie 4/27/2012 Black Comedy PG-13 $9,204,489 1,156,342
127 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 3/9/2012 Drama PG-13 $9,041,540 1,135,871
128 Arbitrage 9/14/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $7,913,437 994,150
129 Friends with Kids 3/9/2012 Romantic Comedy R $7,251,073 910,938
130 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 6/22/2012 Comedy R $7,078,738 889,288
131 In Darkness 2/10/2012 Drama R $6,994,218 878,670
132 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 12/30/2011 Drama PG-13 $6,993,084 878,528
133 The Collection 11/30/2012 Horror R $6,810,754 855,622
134 Born to be Wild 3D 4/8/2011 Documentary G $6,420,519 806,597
135 Chasing Mavericks 10/26/2012 Drama PG $5,957,259 748,399
136 Casa de mi Padre 3/16/2012 Comedy R $5,909,483 742,397
137 The Darkest Hour 12/25/2011 Action PG-13 $5,877,205 738,342
138 New Year's Eve 12/9/2011 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,783,841 726,613
139 For Greater Glory 6/1/2012 Action R $5,669,081 712,196
140 The Sessions 10/19/2012 Drama R $5,574,991 700,375
141 Hitchcock 11/23/2012 Drama PG-13 $5,337,378 670,524
142 Won't Back Down 9/28/2012 Drama PG $5,310,554 667,155
143 October Baby 3/23/2012 Drama PG-13 $5,203,895 653,755
144 Hubble 3D 3/19/2010 Documentary G $5,020,006 630,654
145 My Week with Marilyn 11/23/2011 Drama R $4,966,392 623,918
146 The Apparition 8/24/2012 Horror PG-13 $4,936,819 620,203
147 The Muppets 11/23/2011 Comedy PG $4,423,016 555,655
148 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 11/18/2011 Drama PG-13 $4,343,495 545,665
149 Jeff, Who Lives at Home 3/16/2012 Comedy R $4,269,426 536,360
150 Goon 2/24/2012 Comedy R $4,164,911 523,230
151 Serbuan maut 3/23/2012 Action R $4,105,123 515,718
152 Safety Not Guaranteed 6/8/2012 Comedy R $4,010,957 503,889
153 A Dangerous Method 11/23/2011 Drama R $3,905,185 490,601
154 The Cold Light of Day 9/7/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $3,763,583 472,811
155 Bully 3/30/2012 Documentary PG-13 $3,483,795 437,662
156 Nitro Circus The Movie 3D 8/8/2012 Documentary PG-13 $3,377,000 424,246
157 Hysteria 5/18/2012 Romantic Comedy R $3,337,194 419,245
158 Atlas Shrugged: Part II 10/12/2012 Drama PG-13 $3,336,053 419,102
159 Last Ounce of Courage 9/14/2012 Drama PG $3,310,439 415,884
160 Robot & Frank 8/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $3,298,428 414,375
161 Pina 12/23/2011 Documentary PG $3,219,417 404,449
162 Celeste and Jesse Forever 8/3/2012 Romantic Comedy R $3,103,407 389,875
163 Jab Tak Hai Jaan 11/13/2012 Drama Not Rated $3,047,539 382,856
164 Searching for Sugar Man 7/27/2012 Documentary PG-13 $3,031,944 380,897
165 The Sitter 12/9/2011 Comedy R $2,974,431 373,672
166 Flying Monsters 3D 10/6/2011 Documentary Not Rated $2,927,140 367,731
167 Young Adult 12/9/2011 Comedy R $2,845,067 357,420
168 Barfi 9/14/2012 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $2,804,874 352,371
169 Talaash 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $2,706,375 339,996
170 Samsara 8/24/2012 Documentary PG-13 $2,627,326 330,066
171 Girl in Progress 5/11/2012 Drama R $2,609,412 327,815
172 Jiro Dreams of Sushi 3/9/2012 Documentary PG $2,552,478 320,663
173 Ruby Sparks 7/25/2012 Romantic Comedy R $2,540,106 319,108
174 Omerta 7/11/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $2,462,588 309,370
175 The Queen of Versailles 7/20/2012 Documentary PG $2,401,999 301,758
176 Gerhard Richter Painting 3/14/2012 Documentary Not Rated $2,374,911 298,355
177 Ek Tha Tiger 8/15/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $2,347,774 294,946
178 Jack and Jill 11/11/2011 Comedy PG $2,345,071 294,606
179 Sleepwalk With Me 8/24/2012 Drama PG-13 $2,266,066 284,681
180 Hyde Park on Hudson 12/7/2012 Drama R $2,178,603 273,693
181 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Documentary G $2,141,337 269,012
182 Carnage 12/16/2011 Drama R $2,125,560 267,030
183 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $2,045,739 257,002
184 He'arat Shulayim 3/9/2012 Drama PG $2,007,451 252,192
185 Agneepath 1/6/2012 Action Not Rated $1,973,574 247,936
186 English Vinglish 9/28/2012 Drama Not Rated $1,862,086 233,930
187 Shame 12/2/2011 Drama NC-17 $1,845,683 231,869
188 Crooked Arrows 5/18/2012 Drama PG-13 $1,832,541 230,218
189 Monsieur Lazhar 4/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $1,810,703 227,475
190 Zero Dark Thirty 12/19/2012 Drama R $1,710,132 214,840
191 We Need to Talk About Kevin 1/13/2012 Drama R $1,699,395 213,491
192 Your Sister's Sister 6/15/2012 Drama R $1,597,486 200,689
193 Housefull 2 4/6/2012 Comedy Not Rated $1,586,745 199,339
194 Marley 4/20/2012 Documentary PG-13 $1,413,480 177,572
195 Le gamin au vélo 3/16/2012 Drama PG-13 $1,389,524 174,563
196 Les adieux à la reine 7/13/2012 Drama R $1,329,660 167,042
197 Air Racers 3D 4/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $1,309,987 164,571
198 Woman Thou Art Loosed On the 7th Day 4/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $1,301,562 163,512
199 Killer Joe 7/27/2012 Black Comedy R $1,291,645 162,266
200 For a Good Time, Call 8/31/2012 Comedy R $1,251,749 157,254
201 Take This Waltz 6/29/2012 Drama R $1,239,692 155,740
202 Hodejegeme 4/27/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $1,200,010 150,755
203 A Late Quartet 11/2/2012 Drama R $1,165,521 146,422
204 Le fils de l'autre 10/26/2012 Drama PG-13 $1,160,006 145,729
205 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu 2/10/2012 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,155,545 145,168
206 Tower Heist 11/4/2011 Comedy PG-13 $1,152,000 144,723
207 The Deep Blue Sea 3/23/2012 Drama R $1,126,027 141,460
208 The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure 8/29/2012 Adventure G $1,065,907 133,907
209 Cocktail 7/13/2012 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,027,121 129,035
210 Damsels in Distress 4/6/2012 Black Comedy PG-13 $1,007,535 126,574
211 Rampart 11/23/2011 Drama R $969,239 121,763
212 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 9/21/2012 Documentary PG-13 $945,959 118,839
213 Gwanghae, Wangyidoen namja 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $904,240 113,597
214 The Imposter 7/13/2012 Documentary R $901,954 113,310
215 Real Steel 10/7/2011 Action PG-13 $810,351 101,802
216 Darling Companion 4/20/2012 Comedy PG-13 $793,352 99,667
217 Thin Ice 2/17/2012 Black Comedy R $789,752 99,215
218 Coriolanus 1/20/2012 Drama R $749,641 94,176
219 Cosmopolis 8/17/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $743,636 93,421
220 Immortals 11/11/2011 Action R $741,478 93,150
221 Unconditional 9/21/2012 Drama PG-13 $741,381 93,138
222 Deep Sea 3-D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $726,222 91,233
223 De rouille et d'os 11/23/2012 Drama R $702,117 88,205
224 The Paperboy 10/5/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $677,200 85,075
225 The Impossible 12/21/2012 Drama PG-13 $657,029 82,541
226 Pariah 12/28/2011 Drama R $646,113 81,169
227 En kongelig affære 11/9/2012 Drama R $645,501 81,093
228 2 Days in New York 8/10/2012 Romantic Comedy R $633,210 79,548
229 Chasing Ice 11/16/2012 Documentary PG-13 $612,089 76,895
230 Blue Like Jazz 4/13/2012 Comedy PG-13 $595,018 74,751
231 Midnight's Children 11/2/2012 Drama Not Rated $594,555 74,692
232 W.E. 12/9/2011 Drama R $582,075 73,125
233 Undefeated 2/17/2012 Documentary PG-13 $561,054 70,484
234 J. Edgar 11/9/2011 Drama R $554,198 69,622
235 Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding 6/8/2012 Comedy R $542,762 68,186
236 Holy Motors 10/17/2012 Drama Not Rated $535,204 67,236
237 Dodookdeul 10/12/2012 Action Not Rated $532,699 66,921
238 Et maintenant, on va où? 5/11/2012 Drama PG-13 $531,813 66,810
239 Shut Up and Play the Hits 7/18/2012 Documentary Not Rated $510,334 64,112
240 Moneyball 9/23/2011 Drama PG-13 $505,639 63,522
241 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 7/27/2012 Documentary R $489,074 61,441
242 The Flat 10/19/2012 Documentary Not Rated $460,507 57,852
243 Bachelorette 9/7/2012 Comedy R $446,770 56,126
244 Melancholia 11/11/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $442,090 55,538
245 In Time 10/28/2011 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $430,971 54,142
246 Midnight in Paris 5/20/2011 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $424,714 53,356
247 Seeking Justice 3/16/2012 Action R $411,746 51,726
248 Sound of My Voice 4/27/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $408,015 51,258
249 Detropia 9/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $377,219 47,389
250 Smashed 10/12/2012 Drama R $372,537 46,801
251 Bully 7/13/2001 Drama R $371,732 46,700
252 Piranha 3DD 6/1/2012 Horror R $370,904 46,595
253 Courageous 9/30/2011 Drama PG-13 $369,373 46,403
254 The Oranges 10/5/2012 Comedy R $364,875 45,838
255 Branded 9/7/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $353,513 44,411
256 Promised Land 12/28/2012 Drama R $345,528 43,408
257 Red Hook Summer 8/10/2012 Drama R $338,803 42,563
258 Neuk-dae-so-nyeon 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $336,401 42,261
259 Student of the Year 10/19/2012 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $326,508 41,018
260 Compliance 8/17/2012 Drama R $319,285 40,111
261 Liberal Arts 9/14/2012 Comedy PG-13 $319,176 40,097
262 Jin líng shí san chai 1/20/2012 Drama R $311,434 39,124
263 Whores' Glory 4/27/2012 Documentary Not Rated $306,151 38,461
264 Stolen 9/14/2012 Action R $289,773 36,403
265 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap 6/15/2012 Documentary R $288,738 36,273
266 Don 2 12/22/2011 Action Not Rated $258,949 32,531
267 The Central Park Five 11/23/2012 Documentary Not Rated $257,312 32,325
268 Boy 3/2/2012 Drama Not Rated $256,211 32,187
269 Poulet aux prunes 8/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $253,705 31,872
270 Lola Versus 6/8/2012 Comedy R $252,603 31,734
271 Amour 12/19/2012 Drama PG-13 $251,415 31,584
272 In The Land of Blood and Honey 12/23/2011 Drama R $245,485 30,839
273 Stories We Tell 10/12/2012 Documentary PG-13 $241,031 30,280
274 Trishna 7/13/2012 Drama R $240,381 30,198
275 Middle of Nowhere 10/12/2012 Drama R $236,806 29,749
276 My Uncle Rafael 9/21/2012 Comedy PG-13 $234,830 29,501
277 The Way 10/7/2011 Drama PG-13 $219,518 27,577
278 Dolphin Tale 9/23/2011 Drama PG $216,306 27,174
279 Neil Young Journeys 6/29/2012 Concert/Performance PG $214,588 26,958
280 Thaandavam 9/28/2012 Action Not Rated $213,476 26,818
281 Yi jiu si er 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $212,475 26,692
282 Tai Chi Zero 10/19/2012 Action PG-13 $212,094 26,644
283 The Help 8/10/2011 Drama PG-13 $206,041 25,884
284 Drive 9/16/2011 Action R $205,312 25,792
285 Touchback 4/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $204,157 25,647
286 10 Years 9/14/2012 Drama PG-13 $203,654 25,584
287 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 3/2/2012 Comedy R $201,436 25,306
288 Brooklyn Castle 10/19/2012 Documentary PG $197,423 24,801
289 Snabba Cash 7/11/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $188,870 23,727
290 The House I Live In 10/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $181,782 22,836
291 The Hunter 4/6/2012 Drama R $176,669 22,194
292 The Waiting Room 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $175,987 22,108
293 Long men fei jia 8/31/2012 Action R $170,276 21,391
294 Rebelle 3/1/2013 Drama Not Rated $168,028 21,109
295 L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie 10/12/2012 Drama Not Rated $158,411 19,900
296 Elles 4/27/2012 Drama NC-17 $157,427 19,777
297 Hecho en México 11/30/2012 Documentary R $151,133 18,986
298 Simon och ekarna 10/12/2012 Drama Not Rated $150,109 18,857
299 Not Fade Away 12/21/2012 Drama R $146,798 18,441
300 Kiseki 5/11/2012 Drama PG $145,808 18,317
301 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 11/2/2012 Comedy Not Rated $143,900 18,077
302 Rundskop 2/17/2012 Drama R $142,616 17,916
303 This Must Be the Place 11/2/2012 Black Comedy R $142,242 17,869
304 High School 6/1/2012 Comedy R $139,034 17,466
305 Slaughter Creek 9/14/2012 Horror Not Rated $136,815 17,187
306 The Lady 4/11/2012 Drama R $135,985 17,083
307 The Other Dream Team 9/28/2012 Documentary Not Rated $134,109 16,847
308 The Loneliest Planet 10/26/2012 Drama Not Rated $129,579 16,278
309 Les bien-aimés 8/17/2012 Drama Not Rated $124,405 15,628
310 How to Survive a Plague 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $123,814 15,554
311 God Bless America 5/11/2012 Black Comedy R $122,550 15,395
312 La piel que habito 10/14/2011 Drama R $121,070 15,209
313 Bel Ami 6/8/2012 Drama R $120,462 15,133
314 Cowgirls 'n Angels 5/25/2012 Drama PG $119,782 15,047
315 On the Road 12/21/2012 Drama R $118,140 14,841
316 Any Day Now 12/14/2012 Drama R $117,292 14,735
317 Therese Desqueyroux 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $115,231 14,476
318 The Perfect Family 5/4/2012 Comedy PG-13 $110,013 13,820
319 Burn 11/9/2012 Documentary Not Rated $109,656 13,775
320 The Woman in the Fifth 6/15/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $107,921 13,557
321 Hello I Must Be Going 9/7/2012 Drama R $106,709 13,405
322 Inch'Allah 9/28/2012 Drama R $104,087 13,076
323 The Obama Effect 7/13/2012 Comedy PG-13 $103,000 12,939
324 Wuthering Heights 10/5/2012 Drama Not Rated $100,915 12,677
325 V/H/S 10/5/2012 Horror R $100,345 12,606
326 360 8/3/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $100,343 12,605
327 Hardflip 6/1/2012 Drama PG-13 $96,734 12,152
328 Footloose 10/14/2011 Musical PG-13 $96,238 12,090
329 The Awakening 8/17/2012 Horror R $95,933 12,051
330 Wild Horse, Wild Ride 8/24/2012 Documentary PG $94,621 11,887
331 The Road 5/11/2012 Horror R $92,476 11,617
332 Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare 10/5/2012 Documentary PG-13 $84,898 10,665
333 Margin Call 10/21/2011 Drama R $84,088 10,563
334 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Comedy R $83,255 10,459
335 Hating Breitbart 10/19/2012 Documentary R $81,432 10,230
336 Albert Nobbs 12/21/2011 Drama R $80,599 10,125
337 Starlet 11/9/2012 Drama Not Rated $79,895 10,037
338 The Innkeepers 2/3/2012 Horror R $78,396 9,848
339 The Island President 3/28/2012 Documentary PG $75,233 9,451
340 Butter 10/5/2012 Comedy R $73,000 9,170
341 The Ides of March 10/7/2011 Drama R $71,199 8,944
342 On the Ice 2/17/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $70,526 8,860
343 Mai wei 4/20/2012 Drama R $70,177 8,816
344 The Details 11/2/2012 Black Comedy R $63,595 7,989
345 Deadfall 12/7/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $62,411 7,840
346 Martha Marcy May Marlene 10/21/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $61,990 7,787
347 Le prénom 11/16/2012 Not Rated $61,611 7,740
348 Backwards 9/21/2012 Comedy PG $61,465 7,721
349 Beyond the Black Rainbow 5/18/2012 Drama R $56,491 7,096
350 A Beautiful Soul 5/4/2012 Drama PG-13 $54,008 6,784
351 Beware of Mr. Baker 11/30/2012 Documentary Not Rated $53,087 6,669
352 An Inconsistent Truth 1/27/2012 Documentary PG $52,756 6,627
353 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 10/21/2011 Documentary PG $50,608 6,357
354 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 12/7/2012 Drama PG-13 $50,292 6,318
355 Red Lights 7/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $49,521 6,221
356 Wake in Fright 10/5/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $49,458 6,213
357 Take Shelter 9/30/2011 Drama R $49,347 6,199
358 Intruders 3/30/2012 Horror R $48,366 6,076
359 Deep In The Heart 2/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $47,700 5,992
360 Natural Selection 3/16/2012 Comedy R $46,635 5,858
361 La nouvelle guerre des boutons 10/12/2012 Adventure Not Rated $45,602 5,728
362 The Comedy 11/9/2012 Comedy Not Rated $41,113 5,164
363 Last Call at the Oasis 5/4/2012 Documentary PG-13 $40,846 5,131
364 Miss Bala 1/20/2012 Drama R $40,540 5,092
365 Et si on vivait tous ensemble? 10/19/2012 Comedy Not Rated $40,103 5,038
366 Paul Williams Still Alive 6/1/2012 Documentary PG-13 $38,691 4,860
367 In Film Nist 3/2/2012 Documentary Not Rated $37,706 4,736
368 The Inbetweeners 9/7/2012 Comedy R $35,955 4,516
369 Paranormal Activity 3 10/21/2011 Horror R $35,568 4,468
370 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope 4/6/2012 Documentary PG-13 $34,665 4,354
371 My Reincarnation 10/28/2011 Documentary R $34,574 4,343
372 Dai juk hei kek 9/28/2012 Comedy Not Rated $33,700 4,233
373 Addiction Incorporated 12/14/2011 Documentary PG $33,664 4,229
374 Musical Chairs 3/23/2012 Drama PG-13 $31,478 3,954
375 West of Memphis 12/25/2012 Documentary R $31,476 3,954
376 L!fe Happens 4/13/2012 Comedy R $30,905 3,882
377 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters 11/2/2012 Documentary Not Rated $30,717 3,858
378 The Bay 11/2/2012 Horror R $30,668 3,852
379 Hide Away 5/25/2012 Drama PG-13 $30,655 3,851
380 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $29,630 3,722
381 Ouwehoeren 8/8/2012 Documentary Not Rated $29,357 3,688
382 Wagner & Me 12/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $29,187 3,666
383 Least Among Saints 10/12/2012 Drama R $28,026 3,520
384 Klovn: The Movie 7/27/2012 Black Comedy R $28,000 3,517
385 Mighty Fine 5/25/2012 Drama R $27,900 3,505
386 Nobody Walks 10/19/2012 Drama R $25,342 3,183
387 Orchestra of Exiles 10/26/2012 Documentary Not Rated $24,710 3,104
388 Sound of Noise 3/9/2012 Comedy R $24,565 3,086
389 Keyhole 4/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $22,393 2,813
390 The Guard 7/29/2011 Comedy R $21,619 2,715
391 Lay the Favorite 12/7/2012 Comedy R $20,998 2,637
392 The Day 8/29/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $20,984 2,636
393 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 1/20/2012 Documentary PG $20,370 2,559
394 The Whale 9/9/2011 Documentary G $19,722 2,477
395 Radio Unnameable 9/19/2012 Documentary Not Rated $19,676 2,471
396 Waiting for Lightning 12/7/2012 Documentary PG-13 $19,537 2,454
397 28 Hotel Rooms 11/9/2012 Drama Not Rated $18,869 2,370
398 The Revisionaries 10/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $18,509 2,325
399 Mansome 5/18/2012 Documentary PG-13 $18,395 2,310
400 The Divide 1/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $18,000 2,261
401 4:44 Last Day on Earth 3/23/2012 Drama R $17,801 2,236
402 The First Time 10/19/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $17,061 2,143
403 Dangerous Liaisons 11/9/2012 Drama Not Rated $17,000 2,135
404 Little Birds 8/29/2012 Drama R $16,594 2,084
405 Alpeis 7/13/2012 Drama Not Rated $16,057 2,017
406 Avant que mon coeur bascule 11/16/2012 Documentary Not Rated $15,753 1,979
407 Take Me Home 4/6/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $15,374 1,931
408 Trade of Innocents 10/5/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,091 1,895
409 30 Beats 7/20/2012 Drama R $14,686 1,844
410 Like Crazy 10/28/2011 Drama PG-13 $14,619 1,836
411 Tristana 9/21/1970 Drama PG-13 $14,586 1,832
412 Silent Night 11/30/2012 Horror R $14,568 1,830
413 Gayby 10/12/2012 Comedy Not Rated $14,062 1,766
414 6 Month Rule 6/1/2012 Comedy R $14,057 1,765
415 Head Games 9/21/2012 Documentary PG-13 $14,056 1,765
416 Jesus Henry Christ 4/20/2012 Drama PG-13 $13,714 1,722
417 Reuniting the Rubins 3/16/2012 Comedy PG $13,569 1,704
418 Autoreiji 12/2/2011 Drama R $13,149 1,651
419 The Trouble With Bliss 3/23/2012 Comedy PG-13 $13,093 1,644
420 Citadel 11/9/2012 Horror R $12,995 1,632
421 California Solo 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $12,952 1,627
422 The End of Time 11/29/2013 Documentary Not Rated $12,835 1,612
423 Blackthorn 10/7/2011 Adventure R $11,841 1,487
424 Wu Xia 11/30/2012 Action R $11,300 1,419
425 Forces spéciales 10/12/2012 Action R $10,759 1,351
426 A Little Bit of Heaven 5/4/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $10,011 1,257
427 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 7/6/2012 Comedy R $10,000 1,256
428 [Rec] 3: Genesis 9/7/2012 Horror R $9,600 1,206
429 Beneath the Darkness 1/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $9,600 1,206
430 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga 12/9/2011 Documentary Not Rated $9,523 1,196
431 BRO' 6/22/2012 Action R $9,329 1,171
432 Decoding Deepak 10/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $9,050 1,136
433 Cartas a Elena 6/8/2012 Drama PG $8,511 1,069
434 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 9/21/2012 Comedy Not Rated $8,418 1,057
435 Roadie 1/6/2012 Drama Not Rated $7,825 983
436 Photographic Memory 10/12/2012 Documentary Not Rated $7,711 968
437 Bel Borba Aqui 10/3/2012 Documentary Not Rated $7,426 932
438 Price Check 11/16/2012 Comedy Not Rated $7,413 931
439 The Giant Mechanical Man 4/27/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $7,396 929
440 Meine Familie, die Nazis und Ich 11/16/2012 Documentary Not Rated $6,923 869
441 In Our Nature 12/7/2012 Drama Not Rated $6,543 821
442 Grassroots 6/22/2012 Comedy R $6,497 816
443 Tchoupitoulas 12/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $6,011 755
444 The Last Ride 6/22/2012 Drama PG-13 $5,887 739
445 The Babymakers 8/3/2012 Comedy R $5,783 726
446 Save the Date 12/14/2012 Romantic Comedy R $5,719 718
447 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 12/7/2012 Comedy Not Rated $5,609 704
448 Joven y alocada 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $5,514 692
449 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 11/30/2012 Action R $5,460 685
450 The Good Doctor 8/31/2012 Drama PG-13 $5,206 654
451 Pusher 10/26/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $5,040 633
452 Bringing Up Bobby 9/28/2012 Drama PG-13 $4,975 625
453 Tomorrow When the War Began 2/24/2012 Action R $4,936 620
454 Brake 3/23/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $4,876 612
455 Newlyweds 1/13/2012 Comedy R $4,584 575
456 Tonight You're Mine 5/11/2012 Romantic Comedy R $4,321 542
457 Only the Young 12/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $4,038 507
458 The Moth Diaries 4/20/2012 Horror R $3,838 482
459 Amigo 8/19/2011 Drama R $3,811 478
460 Let Fury Have the Hour 12/14/2012 Documentary Not Rated $3,386 425
461 Vamps 11/2/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $3,361 422
462 Miss Minoes 12/23/2011 Adventure PG $3,061 384
463 ATM 4/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $3,010 378
464 Free Radicals 8/3/2004 Drama Not Rated $2,954 371
465 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding 12/7/2012 Romantic Comedy PG $2,651 333
466 The Samaritan 5/18/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $2,521 316
467 Why Stop Now 8/17/2012 Comedy R $2,432 305
468 Le Moine 3/8/2013 Thriller/Suspense R $2,164 271
469 Bad Blood...The Hunger 10/26/2012 Horror R $1,872 235
470 Mon pire cauchemar 10/19/2012 Comedy Not Rated $1,810 227
471 Perfect Sense 2/10/2012 Drama R $1,567 196
472 Bestiaire 10/19/2012 Documentary Not Rated $1,428 179
473 A Green Story 11/16/2012 Drama Not Rated $1,395 175
474 I Kissed a Vampire 3/30/2012 Musical PG $1,380 173
475 Jack and Diane 11/2/2012 Drama R $1,142 143
476 Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet 12/14/2012 Documentary Not Rated $1,094 137
477 The Decoy Bride 3/9/2012 Comedy PG $759 95
478 Nature Calls 11/9/2012 Comedy R $646 81
479 Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child 11/23/2012 Documentary Not Rated $601 75
480 Into the Abyss 11/11/2011 Documentary PG-13 $540 68
481 Meeting Evil 5/4/2012 Drama R $525 65
482 Angels Crest 12/30/2011 Drama R $425 54
483 Playback 3/16/2012 Horror R $264 33
484 Emergo 6/1/2012 Horror R $256 32
485 Loosies 1/11/2012 Comedy PG-13 $0 0
Total Gross of All Movies$7,741,802,938
Total Tickets Sold972,588,067

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.