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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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  1
Mother and Child
Mother and Child
Lead Roles: Naomi Watts as Elizabeth, Annette Bening as Karen, Kerry Washington as Lucy, Jimmy Smits as Paco, Samuel L. Jackson as Paul
Initial Theatrical Release: May 7th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Keywords: Teenage Mom, Infertility
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$1,110,509
International BO:
$5,426,670

Synopsis

Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.

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  2
Tangled poster
Domestic BO:
$200,821,936
International BO:
$385,760,000

Synopsis

Fugitive bandit, Flynn Ryder, hides out in a mysterious tower and is taken hostage by Rapunzel. Locked in the tower with 70 feet of hair, Rapunzel strikes a deal with Flynn to gain her freedom. The pair set out on an adventure with the King's guards in hot pursuit.

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  3
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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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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  5
Inception poster
Domestic BO:
$292,576,195
International BO:
$540,008,221

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Skyline poster
Skyline
Director: Brothers Strause
Lead Roles: Eric Balfour as Jarrord
Initial Theatrical Release: November 12th, 2010 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Alien Invasion, Escape
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$21,416,355
International BO:
$57,277,016

Synopsis

After a late night party, a group of friends are awoken in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into the air. They soon discover an otherwordly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

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Buried poster
Buried
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Lead Roles: Ryan Reynolds as Paul Conroy
Initial Theatrical Release: September 24th, 2010 (Limited) by Lionsgate
Keywords: Rescue, Kidnap, Underground, Surprise Twist, One Location, Real Time, Buried Alive
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$1,044,143
International BO:
$20,226,147

Synopsis

Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time -- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

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Toy Story 3 poster
Toy Story 3
Director: Lee Unkrich
Lead Roles: Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
Initial Theatrical Release: June 18th, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Family Movie, 3-D, IMAX: DMR, 2011 Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Living Toys
Classification: Original Screenplay, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$415,004,880
International BO:
$654,813,349

Synopsis

As Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in... day care! But the untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it's all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. More than a few new faces -- some plastic, some plush -- join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie's counterpart, Ken; a lederhosen-wearing thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants; and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'- Huggin' Bear.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I poster
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Director: David Yates
Lead Roles: Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
Initial Theatrical Release: November 18th, 2010 (Wide) (Australia)
Keywords: Boarding School, Cliffhanger Ending, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Animation/Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$295,983,305
International BO:
$664,300,000

Synopsis

Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes - the keys to Voldemort's immortality. On their own, without the guidance or protection of their professors, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are dark forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the Wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. Long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's death eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen one has become the hunted one as Voldemort's followers look for Harry with orders to bring him to the Dark Lord alive.

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10
Iron Man 2 poster
Iron Man 2
Director: Jon Favreau
Lead Roles: Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark
Initial Theatrical Release: May 7th, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Marvel Comics, Inventor, Revenge, Cold War, IMAX: DMR, Sequel With Lead Character Recast
Classification: Based on Comic/Graphic Novel, Adventure, Live Action, Super Hero
Domestic BO:
$312,433,331
International BO:
$308,723,058

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Despicable Me poster
Despicable Me
Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Lead Roles: Steve Carell as Gru, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, Dana Gaier as Edith, Elsie Fisher as Agnes
Initial Theatrical Release: July 9th, 2010 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Villain's Point of View, 3-D
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$251,513,985
International BO:
$291,981,048

Synopsis

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!). Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. One of the world's greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

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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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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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Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$2,281,905

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15
Paranormal Activity 2 poster
Paranormal Activity 2
Director: Tod Williams
Lead Roles: Katie Featherston as Katie, Micah Sloat as Micah
Initial Theatrical Release: October 20th, 2010 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Found Footage, Demons, Prequel, Occult, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Original Screenplay, Horror, Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$84,752,907
International BO:
$92,759,125

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The Karate Kid poster
The Karate Kid
Director: Harald Zwart
Lead Roles: Jaden Smith as Dre Parker, Jackie Chan as Mr. Han
Initial Theatrical Release: June 11th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Martial Arts, New Guy/Girl in School, Culture Clash, Bullies, Romance, Tween
Classification: Remake, Adventure, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$176,591,618
International BO:
$175,183,320

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Blue Valentine poster
Blue Valentine
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Lead Roles: Ryan Gosling as Dean, Michelle Williams as Cindy
Initial Theatrical Release: December 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Keywords: Unexpected Families, Relationships Gone Wrong, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$9,737,892
International BO:
$6,828,348

Synopsis

Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

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18
Le Concert
Initial Theatrical Release: July 30th, 2010 (Limited) by Weinstein Co., released as The Concert
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$926,009
International BO:
$662,990

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19
Frozen
Frozen
Initial Theatrical Release: February 5th, 2010 (Limited) by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Classification: Original Screenplay, Horror, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$246,177
International BO:
$48,286,888

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20
Alice in Wonderland poster
Domestic BO:
$334,191,110
International BO:
$691,300,000

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21
Takers poster
Takers
Director: John Luessenhop
Lead Roles: Chris Brown as Jessie Attica, Hayden Christensen as A.J., Michael Ealy as Jake Attica, Idris Elba as Gordan Jennings, T.I. Tip Harris as Ghost, Jay Hernandez as Eddie Hacher
Initial Theatrical Release: August 27th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Heist, Gangs, Life on the Outside
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$57,744,720
International BO:
$12,842,548

Synopsis

TAKERS takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case.

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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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Letters to Juliet poster
Letters to Juliet
Director: Gary Winick
Initial Theatrical Release: May 14th, 2010 (Wide) by Summit Entertainment
Classification: Based on Factual Book/Article, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$53,032,453
International BO:
$29,116,085

Synopsis

When a young American travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame, she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering one letter dated from 1957, she inspires its author to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love, which sets off a chain of events that will bring a love into both of their lives unlike anything they ever imagined.

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The Last Airbender poster
The Last Airbender
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Lead Roles: Noah Ringer as Aang
Initial Theatrical Release: July 1st, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Prologue, Live Action Cartoon, Martial Arts, Voiceover/Narration, 3-D, Whitewashed Casting
Classification: Based on TV, Adventure, Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$131,772,187
International BO:
$187,941,694

Synopsis

The adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways to save the world.

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Monsters poster
Monsters
Director: Gareth Edwards
Lead Roles: Scoot McNairy as Kaulder, Whitney Able as Sam
Initial Theatrical Release: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
Keywords: Alien Invasion, Non-Chronological, Foreign Language, Road Trip
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$237,301
International BO:
$5,402,429

Synopsis

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures... Our story begins when a jaded US journalist begrudgingly agrees to find his boss' daughter, a shaken American tourist and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.

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