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Most Popular Movies 2010

This chart shows the 2010 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all 2010 releases.

See also: Domestic Release Schedule for 2010 - Top 2010 Worldwide

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The Virginity Hit poster
The Virginity Hit
Initial Theatrical Release: September 24th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Relationship Advice, Dysfunctional Family, Teenage Sex Comedy
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Four guys, one camera, and their experience chronicling the exhilarating and terrifying rite of passage: losing your virginity. As these guys help their buddy get laid, they’ll have to survive friends with benefits, internet hookups, even porn stars during an adventure that proves why you will always remember your first.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World poster
Domestic BO:
$31,611,316
International BO:
$16,445,448

Synopsis

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It's getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart's ass--and now is back in town--to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn't been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past--from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

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Inception poster
Domestic BO:
$292,576,195
International BO:
$539,825,887

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Cielito Lindo
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Grown Ups poster
Grown Ups
Director: Dennis Dugan
Lead Roles: Adam Sandler as Lenny Feder, Kevin James as Eric Lamonsoff, Chris Rock as Kurt McKenzie , David Spade as Marcus Higgins, Rob Schneider as Rob Hilliard
Initial Theatrical Release: June 25th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$162,001,186
International BO:
$110,222,244

Synopsis

Five men who were best friends when they were young kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others' families for the first time. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn't mean growing up.

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Life as We Know It poster
Life as We Know It
Director: Greg Berlanti
Lead Roles: Katherine Heigl as Holly Berenson, Josh Duhamel as Eric Messer , Alexis Clagett as Sophie, Brynn Clagett as Sophie, Brooke Clagett as Sophie
Initial Theatrical Release: October 8th, 2010 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Keywords: Romance, Unexpected Families, Orphan, Dysfunctional Family
Classification: Original Screenplay, Romantic Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$53,374,681
International BO:
$52,513,156

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse poster
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Director: David Slade
Lead Roles: Kristen Stewart as Isabella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
Initial Theatrical Release: June 30th, 2010 (Wide) by Summit Entertainment
Keywords: Vampire, Romance, Graduation, Love Triangle, Voiceover/Narration, Sequel With Lead Character Recast, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$300,531,751
International BO:
$405,571,077

Synopsis

In ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

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Megamind poster
Megamind
Director: Tom McGrath
Lead Roles: Will Ferrell as Megamind
Initial Theatrical Release: November 5th, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures, released as MegaMind
Keywords: Villain's Point of View, Spoof, Friendly Alien on Earth, Talking Animals, Surprise Twist, 3-D, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Original Screenplay, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$148,415,853
International BO:
$173,471,355

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The King's Speech poster
The King’s Speech
Director: Tom Hooper
Lead Roles: Colin Firth as King George VI, Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth
Initial Theatrical Release: November 26th, 2010 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Keywords: Royalty, World War II, Dysfunctional Family, Medical and Hospitals, Oscars Best Picture Winner, 2011 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization
Domestic BO:
$138,797,449
International BO:
$292,023,719

Synopsis

After the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII, Bertie, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue. After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond.

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Inside Job poster
Inside Job
Director: Charles Ferguson
Initial Theatrical Release: October 8th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Keywords: Political, Whistleblowers, Corporate Malfeasance
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Documentary, Live Action, Factual
Domestic BO:
$4,311,834
International BO:
$3,487,423

Synopsis

The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, this documentary traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

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Howl poster
Howl
Lead Roles: James Franco as Allen Ginsburg
Initial Theatrical Release: September 24th, 2010 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
Keywords: Biography, Writing and Writers, LGBT, Courtroom Drama
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

Synopsis

Howl is the story of how Allen Ginsberg’s seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial. In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg—poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation—recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to Howl, the most timeless work of his career. The film interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity trial; an animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation.

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How Do You Know? poster
How Do You Know?
Director: James L. Brooks
Lead Roles: Reese Witherspoon as Lisa, Paul Rudd as George, Owen Wilson as Matty, Jack Nicholson as Charles Madison
Initial Theatrical Release: December 17th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Romance, Baseball, Dysfunctional Family, Miscellaneous Sports
Classification: Original Screenplay, Romantic Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$30,212,620
International BO:
$19,415,557

Synopsis

Lisa, a lifelong athlete, is devastated when she is cut from her team. While struggling to adjust to a life without sports, she starts dating Matty, a narcissistic major league pitcher. Before the relationship becomes too serious, she meets George, an honest businessman who has been wrongly accused of a financial crime. While everything around them seems to be falling apart, they discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.

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Harry Brown
Initial Theatrical Release: April 30th, 2010 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Keywords: Vigilante
Classification: Thriller/Suspense, Live Action,
Domestic BO:
$1,818,681
International BO:
$10,204,925

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Barbie in a Mermaid Tale
Keywords: Direct-to-Video
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Greenberg poster
Greenberg
Director: Noah Baumbach
Lead Roles: Ben Stiller as Roger Greenberg
Initial Theatrical Release: March 19th, 2010 (Limited) by Focus Features
Keywords: Romance
Classification: Original Screenplay, Romantic Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$4,234,170
International BO:
$3,128,812

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Frygtelig Lykkelig
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Initial Theatrical Release: February 5th, 2010 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures, released as Terribly Happy
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Zombies of Mass Destruction
Initial Theatrical Release: January 29th, 2010 (Limited) by After Dark
Classification: Comedy, Live Action,

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The Other Guys poster
The Other Guys
Director: Adam McKay
Lead Roles: Will Ferrell as Allen Gamble, Mark Wahlberg as Terry Hoitz
Initial Theatrical Release: August 6th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Spoof, Buddy Cop, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue, Corporate Malfeasance, White Collar Crime, New York, New York Yankees
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$119,219,978
International BO:
$51,716,492

Synopsis

NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos - other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz. You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes - they're "the Other Guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?

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Kick-Ass poster
Kick-Ass
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Lead Roles: Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D'Amico/Red Mist, Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy/Hit Girl, Nicolas Cage as Damon/Big Daddy
Initial Theatrical Release: April 16th, 2010 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Keywords: Vigilante, Surprise Twist, Marvel Comics
Classification: Based on Comic/Graphic Novel, Black Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$48,071,303
International BO:
$49,459,831

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