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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 Hodejegerne 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 Drama 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 Teri Meri Kahaani 6/22/2012 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $671,442 84,352
226 The Impossible 12/21/2012 Drama PG-13 $657,029 82,541
227 Pariah 12/28/2011 Drama R $646,113 81,169
228 En kongelig affære 11/9/2012 Drama R $645,501 81,093
229 2 Days in New York 8/10/2012 Romantic Comedy R $633,210 79,548
230 Chasing Ice 11/16/2012 Documentary PG-13 $612,089 76,895
231 Heroine 9/21/2012 Drama Not Rated $598,668 75,209
232 Blue Like Jazz 4/13/2012 Comedy PG-13 $595,018 74,751
233 Midnight's Children 11/2/2012 Drama Not Rated $594,555 74,692
234 W.E. 12/9/2011 Drama R $582,075 73,125
235 Undefeated 2/17/2012 Documentary PG-13 $561,054 70,484
236 J. Edgar 11/9/2011 Drama R $554,198 69,622
237 Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding 6/8/2012 Comedy R $542,762 68,186
238 Holy Motors 10/17/2012 Drama Not Rated $535,204 67,236
239 Dodookdeul 10/12/2012 Action Not Rated $532,699 66,921
240 Et maintenant, on va où? 5/11/2012 Drama PG-13 $531,813 66,810
241 Shut Up and Play the Hits 7/18/2012 Documentary Not Rated $510,334 64,112
242 Moneyball 9/23/2011 Drama PG-13 $505,639 63,522
243 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 7/27/2012 Documentary R $489,074 61,441
244 The Flat 10/19/2012 Documentary Not Rated $460,507 57,852
245 Bill W. 8/2/2012 Documentary Not Rated $456,276 57,321
246 Bachelorette 9/7/2012 Comedy R $446,770 56,126
247 Melancholia 11/11/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $442,090 55,538
248 In Time 10/28/2011 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $430,971 54,142
249 Midnight in Paris 5/20/2011 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $424,714 53,356
250 Ferrari Ki Sawaari 6/15/2012 Comedy Not Rated $420,046 52,769
251 Seeking Justice 3/16/2012 Action R $411,746 51,726
252 Sound of My Voice 4/27/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $408,015 51,258
253 La fille du puisatier 6/20/2012 Drama Not Rated $389,651 48,951
254 Detropia 9/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $377,219 47,389
255 Smashed 10/12/2012 Drama R $372,537 46,801
256 Bully 7/13/2001 Drama R $371,732 46,700
257 Piranha 3DD 6/1/2012 Horror R $370,904 46,595
258 Courageous 9/30/2011 Drama PG-13 $369,373 46,403
259 The Oranges 10/5/2012 Comedy R $364,875 45,838
260 Branded 9/7/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $353,513 44,411
261 Promised Land 12/28/2012 Drama R $345,528 43,408
262 Red Hook Summer 8/10/2012 Drama R $338,803 42,563
263 Neuk-dae-so-nyeon 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $336,401 42,261
264 Student of the Year 10/19/2012 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $326,508 41,018
265 Compliance 8/17/2012 Drama R $319,285 40,111
266 Liberal Arts 9/14/2012 Comedy PG-13 $319,176 40,097
267 Jin líng shí san chai 1/20/2012 Drama R $311,434 39,124
268 Whores' Glory 4/27/2012 Documentary Not Rated $306,151 38,461
269 Stolen 9/14/2012 Action R $289,773 36,403
270 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap 6/15/2012 Documentary R $288,738 36,273
271 Don 2 12/22/2011 Action Not Rated $258,949 32,531
272 The Central Park Five 11/23/2012 Documentary Not Rated $257,312 32,325
273 Boy 3/2/2012 Drama Not Rated $256,211 32,187
274 Poulet aux prunes 8/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $253,705 31,872
275 Lola Versus 6/8/2012 Comedy R $252,603 31,734
276 Amour 12/19/2012 Drama PG-13 $251,415 31,584
277 Keep the Lights On 9/7/2012 Drama Not Rated $246,112 30,918
278 In The Land of Blood and Honey 12/23/2011 Drama R $245,485 30,839
279 Stories We Tell 10/12/2012 Documentary PG-13 $241,031 30,280
280 Trishna 7/13/2012 Drama R $240,381 30,198
281 Middle of Nowhere 10/12/2012 Drama R $236,806 29,749
282 My Uncle Rafael 9/21/2012 Comedy PG-13 $234,830 29,501
283 The Way 10/7/2011 Drama PG-13 $219,518 27,577
284 Dolphin Tale 9/23/2011 Drama PG $216,306 27,174
285 Neil Young Journeys 6/29/2012 Concert/Performance PG $214,588 26,958
286 Thaandavam 9/28/2012 Action Not Rated $213,476 26,818
287 Yi jiu si er 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $212,475 26,692
288 Tai Chi Zero 10/19/2012 Action PG-13 $212,094 26,644
289 The Help 8/10/2011 Drama PG-13 $206,041 25,884
290 Les petits mouchoirs 8/24/2012 Comedy Not Rated $205,505 25,817
291 Drive 9/16/2011 Action R $205,312 25,792
292 Touchback 4/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $204,157 25,647
293 10 Years 9/14/2012 Drama PG-13 $203,654 25,584
294 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 3/2/2012 Comedy R $201,436 25,306
295 Brooklyn Castle 10/19/2012 Documentary PG $197,423 24,801
296 Snabba Cash 7/11/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $188,870 23,727
297 The House I Live In 10/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $181,782 22,836
298 Somewhere Between 8/24/2012 Documentary Not Rated $181,004 22,739
299 The Hunter 4/6/2012 Drama R $176,669 22,194
300 The Waiting Room 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $175,987 22,108
301 Long men fei jia 8/31/2012 Action R $170,276 21,391
302 Joker 8/31/2012 Comedy Not Rated $169,181 21,253
303 Rebelle 3/1/2013 Drama Not Rated $168,028 21,109
304 Dark Horse 6/8/2012 Drama Not Rated $166,228 20,882
305 L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie 10/12/2012 Drama Not Rated $158,411 19,900
306 Elles 4/27/2012 Drama NC-17 $157,427 19,777
307 Hecho en México 11/30/2012 Documentary R $151,133 18,986
308 Simon och ekarna 10/12/2012 Drama Not Rated $150,109 18,857
309 Not Fade Away 12/21/2012 Drama R $146,798 18,441
310 Deadly Renovations 6/8/2012 Horror Not Rated $146,146 18,360
311 Kiseki 5/11/2012 Drama PG $145,808 18,317
312 From Beneath 8/10/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $144,123 18,105
313 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 11/2/2012 Comedy Not Rated $143,900 18,077
314 Rundskop 2/17/2012 Drama R $142,616 17,916
315 This Must Be the Place 11/2/2012 Black Comedy R $142,242 17,869
316 High School 6/1/2012 Comedy R $139,034 17,466
317 Slaughter Creek 9/14/2012 Horror Not Rated $136,815 17,187
318 The Lady 4/11/2012 Drama R $135,985 17,083
319 The Other Dream Team 9/28/2012 Documentary Not Rated $134,109 16,847
320 Kumaré 6/20/2012 Documentary Not Rated $131,909 16,571
321 The Loneliest Planet 10/26/2012 Drama Not Rated $129,579 16,278
322 Les bien-aimés 8/17/2012 Drama Not Rated $124,405 15,628
323 How to Survive a Plague 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $123,814 15,554
324 God Bless America 5/11/2012 Black Comedy R $122,550 15,395
325 La piel que habito 10/14/2011 Drama R $121,070 15,209
326 Bel Ami 6/8/2012 Drama R $120,462 15,133
327 Cowgirls 'n Angels 5/25/2012 Drama PG $119,782 15,047
328 On the Road 12/21/2012 Drama R $118,140 14,841
329 Any Day Now 12/14/2012 Drama R $117,292 14,735
330 Therese Desqueyroux 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $115,231 14,476
331 The Perfect Family 5/4/2012 Comedy PG-13 $110,013 13,820
332 Burn 11/9/2012 Documentary Not Rated $109,656 13,775
333 The Woman in the Fifth 6/15/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $107,921 13,557
334 Hello I Must Be Going 9/7/2012 Drama R $106,709 13,405
335 Inch'Allah 9/28/2012 Drama R $104,087 13,076
336 The Obama Effect 7/13/2012 Comedy PG-13 $103,000 12,939
337 The Magic of Belle Isle 7/6/2012 Drama PG $102,388 12,862
338 Mugamoodi 8/31/2012 Action Not Rated $101,911 12,802
339 Wuthering Heights 10/5/2012 Drama Not Rated $100,915 12,677
340 V/H/S 10/5/2012 Horror R $100,345 12,606
341 360 8/3/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $100,343 12,605
342 Hardflip 6/1/2012 Drama PG-13 $96,734 12,152
343 Footloose 10/14/2011 Musical PG-13 $96,238 12,090
344 The Awakening 8/17/2012 Horror R $95,933 12,051
345 Wild Horse, Wild Ride 8/24/2012 Documentary PG $94,621 11,887
346 La source des femmes 8/10/2012 Comedy Not Rated $93,838 11,788
347 The Road 5/11/2012 Horror R $92,476 11,617
348 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present 6/13/2012 Documentary Not Rated $86,637 10,884
349 Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare 10/5/2012 Documentary PG-13 $84,898 10,665
350 Margin Call 10/21/2011 Drama R $84,088 10,563
351 The Eye of the Storm 9/7/2012 Drama Not Rated $83,566 10,498
352 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Comedy R $83,255 10,459
353 Hating Breitbart 10/19/2012 Documentary R $81,432 10,230
354 Albert Nobbs 12/21/2011 Drama R $80,599 10,125
355 Starlet 11/9/2012 Drama Not Rated $79,895 10,037
356 The Innkeepers 2/3/2012 Horror R $78,396 9,848
357 Ichimei 7/20/2012 Drama Not Rated $75,688 9,508
358 5 Broken Cameras 5/30/2012 Documentary Not Rated $75,607 9,498
359 The Island President 3/28/2012 Documentary PG $75,233 9,451
360 Butter 10/5/2012 Comedy R $73,000 9,170
361 The Ides of March 10/7/2011 Drama R $71,199 8,944
362 On the Ice 2/17/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $70,526 8,860
363 Mai wei 4/20/2012 Drama R $70,177 8,816
364 The Details 11/2/2012 Black Comedy R $63,595 7,989
365 Deadfall 12/7/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $62,411 7,840
366 Martha Marcy May Marlene 10/21/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $61,990 7,787
367 Le prénom 11/16/2012 Not Rated $61,611 7,740
368 Backwards 9/21/2012 Comedy PG $61,465 7,721
369 Side by Side 8/17/2012 Documentary Not Rated $58,825 7,390
370 The Invisible War 6/22/2012 Documentary Not Rated $58,492 7,348
371 Beyond the Black Rainbow 5/18/2012 Drama R $56,491 7,096
372 A Beautiful Soul 5/4/2012 Drama PG-13 $54,008 6,784
373 Beware of Mr. Baker 11/30/2012 Documentary Not Rated $53,087 6,669
374 Occupy Unmasked 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $52,768 6,629
375 An Inconsistent Truth 1/27/2012 Documentary PG $52,756 6,627
376 Karakara 8/31/2012 Drama Not Rated $50,831 6,385
377 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 10/21/2011 Documentary PG $50,608 6,357
378 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 12/7/2012 Drama PG-13 $50,292 6,318
379 Red Lights 7/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $49,521 6,221
380 Wake in Fright 10/5/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $49,458 6,213
381 Take Shelter 9/30/2011 Drama R $49,347 6,199
382 Intruders 3/30/2012 Horror R $48,366 6,076
383 Deep In The Heart 2/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $47,700 5,992
384 Natural Selection 3/16/2012 Comedy R $46,635 5,858
385 La nouvelle guerre des boutons 10/12/2012 Adventure Not Rated $45,602 5,728
386 Union Square 7/13/2012 Drama Not Rated $44,830 5,631
387 Ballplayer: Pelotero 7/13/2012 Documentary Not Rated $44,689 5,614
388 The Comedy 11/9/2012 Comedy Not Rated $41,113 5,164
389 Last Call at the Oasis 5/4/2012 Documentary PG-13 $40,846 5,131
390 Miss Bala 1/20/2012 Drama R $40,540 5,092
391 Et si on vivait tous ensemble? 10/19/2012 Comedy Not Rated $40,103 5,038
392 Paul Williams Still Alive 6/1/2012 Documentary PG-13 $38,691 4,860
393 Death by China 8/17/2012 Documentary Not Rated $38,492 4,835
394 In Film Nist 3/2/2012 Documentary Not Rated $37,706 4,736
395 The Inbetweeners 9/7/2012 Comedy R $35,955 4,516
396 Paranormal Activity 3 10/21/2011 Horror R $35,568 4,468
397 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope 4/6/2012 Documentary PG-13 $34,665 4,354
398 My Reincarnation 10/28/2011 Documentary R $34,574 4,343
399 Dai juk hei kek 9/28/2012 Comedy Not Rated $33,700 4,233
400 Addiction Incorporated 12/14/2011 Documentary PG $33,664 4,229
401 ??II (Huà Pí Èr) 8/17/2012 Action Not Rated $33,212 4,172
402 Musical Chairs 3/23/2012 Drama PG-13 $31,478 3,954
403 West of Memphis 12/25/2012 Documentary R $31,476 3,954
404 L!fe Happens 4/13/2012 Comedy R $30,905 3,882
405 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters 11/2/2012 Documentary Not Rated $30,717 3,858
406 The Bay 11/2/2012 Horror R $30,668 3,852
407 Hide Away 5/25/2012 Drama PG-13 $30,655 3,851
408 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $29,630 3,722
409 Ouwehoeren 8/8/2012 Documentary Not Rated $29,357 3,688
410 Wagner & Me 12/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $29,187 3,666
411 Max et les ferrailleurs 8/10/2012 Drama Not Rated $29,174 3,665
412 You've Been Trumped 8/3/2012 Documentary Not Rated $28,450 3,574
413 Least Among Saints 10/12/2012 Drama R $28,026 3,520
414 Klovn: The Movie 7/27/2012 Black Comedy R $28,000 3,517
415 Mighty Fine 5/25/2012 Drama R $27,900 3,505
416 Pink Ribbons, Inc. 6/1/2012 Documentary Not Rated $26,608 3,342
417 Nobody Walks 10/19/2012 Drama R $25,342 3,183
418 Orchestra of Exiles 10/26/2012 Documentary Not Rated $24,710 3,104
419 Sound of Noise 3/9/2012 Comedy R $24,565 3,086
420 Hellbound? 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $22,887 2,875
421 Keyhole 4/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $22,393 2,813
422 The Guard 7/29/2011 Comedy R $21,619 2,715
423 Girl Model 9/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $21,154 2,657
424 Lay the Favorite 12/7/2012 Comedy R $20,998 2,637
425 The Day 8/29/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $20,984 2,636
426 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 1/20/2012 Documentary PG $20,370 2,559
427 Impardonnables 6/29/2012 Drama Not Rated $20,135 2,529
428 The Whale 9/9/2011 Documentary G $19,722 2,477
429 Radio Unnameable 9/19/2012 Documentary Not Rated $19,676 2,471
430 Waiting for Lightning 12/7/2012 Documentary PG-13 $19,537 2,454
431 28 Hotel Rooms 11/9/2012 Drama Not Rated $18,869 2,370
432 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away 6/1/2012 Documentary Not Rated $18,618 2,338
433 The Revisionaries 10/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $18,509 2,325
434 Mansome 5/18/2012 Documentary PG-13 $18,395 2,310
435 The Divide 1/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $18,000 2,261
436 4:44 Last Day on Earth 3/23/2012 Drama R $17,801 2,236
437 The First Time 10/19/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $17,061 2,143
438 Dangerous Liaisons 11/9/2012 Drama Not Rated $17,000 2,135
439 Little Birds 8/29/2012 Drama R $16,594 2,084
440 Alpeis 7/13/2012 Drama Not Rated $16,057 2,017
441 $upercapitalist 8/10/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $15,919 1,999
442 Avant que mon coeur bascule 11/16/2012 Documentary Not Rated $15,753 1,979
443 Take Me Home 4/6/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $15,374 1,931
444 Trade of Innocents 10/5/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,091 1,895
445 17 filles 9/21/2012 Drama Not Rated $15,002 1,884
446 30 Beats 7/20/2012 Drama R $14,686 1,844
447 Like Crazy 10/28/2011 Drama PG-13 $14,619 1,836
448 Tristana 9/21/1970 Drama PG-13 $14,586 1,832
449 Silent Night 11/30/2012 Horror R $14,568 1,830
450 Gayby 10/12/2012 Comedy Not Rated $14,062 1,766
451 6 Month Rule 6/1/2012 Comedy R $14,057 1,765
452 Head Games 9/21/2012 Documentary PG-13 $14,056 1,765
453 Jesus Henry Christ 4/20/2012 Drama PG-13 $13,714 1,722
454 Sedmikrásky 7/6/2012 Drama Not Rated $13,692 1,720
455 Reuniting the Rubins 3/16/2012 Comedy PG $13,569 1,704
456 Autoreiji 12/2/2011 Drama R $13,149 1,651
457 The Trouble With Bliss 3/23/2012 Comedy PG-13 $13,093 1,644
458 Citadel 11/9/2012 Horror R $12,995 1,632
459 California Solo 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $12,952 1,627
460 The End of Time 11/29/2013 Documentary Not Rated $12,835 1,612
461 For Ellen 9/5/2012 Drama Not Rated $12,396 1,557
462 Blackthorn 10/7/2011 Adventure R $11,841 1,487
463 Wu Xia 11/30/2012 Action R $11,300 1,419
464 Total Recall 6/1/1990 Action R $11,299 1,419
465 Hamnden 6/1/2012 Drama Not Rated $10,960 1,376
466 Forces spéciales 10/12/2012 Action R $10,759 1,351
467 China Heavyweight 7/6/2012 Documentary Not Rated $10,550 1,325
468 Husbands in Goa 9/21/2012 Comedy Not Rated $10,135 1,273
469 A Little Bit of Heaven 5/4/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $10,011 1,257
470 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 7/6/2012 Comedy R $10,000 1,256
471 [Rec] 3: Genesis 9/7/2012 Horror R $9,600 1,206
472 Beneath the Darkness 1/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $9,600 1,206
473 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga 12/9/2011 Documentary Not Rated $9,523 1,196
474 BRO' 6/22/2012 Action R $9,329 1,171
475 Decoding Deepak 10/5/2012 Documentary Not Rated $9,050 1,136
476 Drei Sterne - Die Koche und die Sterne 9/21/2012 Documentary Not Rated $8,942 1,123
477 Cartas a Elena 6/8/2012 Drama PG $8,511 1,069
478 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 9/21/2012 Comedy Not Rated $8,418 1,057
479 Roadie 1/6/2012 Drama Not Rated $7,825 983
480 Photographic Memory 10/12/2012 Documentary Not Rated $7,711 968
481 Bel Borba Aqui 10/3/2012 Documentary Not Rated $7,426 932
482 Price Check 11/16/2012 Comedy Not Rated $7,413 931
483 The Giant Mechanical Man 4/27/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $7,396 929
484 Meine Familie, die Nazis und Ich 11/16/2012 Documentary Not Rated $6,923 869
485 Dreams of a Life 8/10/2012 Documentary Not Rated $6,559 823
486 In Our Nature 12/7/2012 Drama Not Rated $6,543 821
487 Grassroots 6/22/2012 Comedy R $6,497 816
488 Crazy Eyes 7/6/2012 Drama Not Rated $6,106 767
489 Tchoupitoulas 12/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $6,011 755
490 The Last Ride 6/22/2012 Drama PG-13 $5,887 739
491 The Babymakers 8/3/2012 Comedy R $5,783 726
492 Save the Date 12/14/2012 Romantic Comedy R $5,719 718
493 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 12/7/2012 Comedy Not Rated $5,609 704
494 Joven y alocada 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $5,514 692
495 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 11/30/2012 Action R $5,460 685
496 The Good Doctor 8/31/2012 Drama PG-13 $5,206 654
497 Pusher 10/26/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $5,040 633
498 Bringing Up Bobby 9/28/2012 Drama PG-13 $4,975 625
499 Tomorrow When the War Began 2/24/2012 Action R $4,936 620
500 Brake 3/23/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $4,876 612
501 Newlyweds 1/13/2012 Comedy R $4,584 575
502 Sushi: The Global Catch 8/3/2012 Documentary Not Rated $4,583 575
503 Tonight You're Mine 5/11/2012 Romantic Comedy R $4,321 542
504 Atmen 8/31/2012 Drama Not Rated $4,258 534
505 Only the Young 12/7/2012 Documentary Not Rated $4,038 507
506 The Moth Diaries 4/20/2012 Horror R $3,838 482
507 Amigo 8/19/2011 Drama R $3,811 478
508 Let Fury Have the Hour 12/14/2012 Documentary Not Rated $3,386 425
509 Vamps 11/2/2012 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $3,361 422
510 Miss Minoes 12/23/2011 Adventure PG $3,061 384
511 ATM 4/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $3,010 378
512 About Cherry 9/21/2012 Drama Not Rated $3,003 377
513 Free Radicals 8/3/2004 Drama Not Rated $2,954 371
514 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding 12/7/2012 Romantic Comedy PG $2,651 333
515 The Samaritan 5/18/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $2,521 316
516 Why Stop Now 8/17/2012 Comedy R $2,432 305
517 Le Moine 3/8/2013 Thriller/Suspense R $2,164 271
518 Patagonia Rising 6/8/2012 Documentary Not Rated $2,064 259
519 Planet of Snail 7/25/2012 Documentary Not Rated $2,011 252
520 Bad Blood...The Hunger 10/26/2012 Horror R $1,872 235
521 Mon pire cauchemar 10/19/2012 Comedy Not Rated $1,810 227
522 Perfect Sense 2/10/2012 Drama R $1,567 196
523 Bestiaire 10/19/2012 Documentary Not Rated $1,428 179
524 A Green Story 11/16/2012 Drama Not Rated $1,395 175
525 I Kissed a Vampire 3/30/2012 Musical PG $1,380 173
526 Fon tok kuen fah 9/28/2012 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,373 172
527 Snowman’s Land 9/14/2012 Black Comedy Not Rated $1,190 149
528 Jack and Diane 11/2/2012 Drama R $1,142 143
529 Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet 12/14/2012 Documentary Not Rated $1,094 137
530 The Decoy Bride 3/9/2012 Comedy PG $759 95
531 Nature Calls 11/9/2012 Comedy R $646 81
532 Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child 11/23/2012 Documentary Not Rated $601 75
533 Into the Abyss 11/11/2011 Documentary PG-13 $540 68
534 Meeting Evil 5/4/2012 Drama R $525 65
535 Angels Crest 12/30/2011 Drama R $425 54
536 Playback 3/16/2012 Horror R $264 33
537 Emergo 6/1/2012 Horror R $256 32
538 Loosies 1/11/2012 Comedy PG-13 $0 0
Total Gross of All Movies$7,747,038,071
Total Tickets Sold973,245,722

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.