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Box Office Performance for Contemporary Fiction Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Comedy R $277,322,503 36,976,334
2 The Proposal 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $163,958,031 21,861,071
3 Fast & Furious 4/3/2009 Action PG-13 $155,064,265 20,675,235
4 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 8/7/2009 Action PG-13 $150,201,498 20,026,866
5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1/16/2009 Adventure PG $146,336,178 19,511,490
6 Taken 1/30/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $145,000,989 19,333,465
7 Gran Torino 1/9/2009 Drama R $138,274,748 18,436,633
8 Angels & Demons 5/15/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $133,375,846 17,783,446
9 Slumdog Millionaire 11/12/2008 Drama R $112,654,105 15,020,547
10 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $108,511,760 14,468,234
11 Julie & Julia 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $94,125,426 12,550,056
12 He's Just Not That Into You 2/6/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $93,953,653 12,527,154
13 Madea Goes To Jail 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $90,508,336 12,067,778
14 The Ugly Truth 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $88,915,214 11,855,361
15 Knowing 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $79,957,634 10,661,017
16 Hannah Montana the Movie 4/10/2009 Drama G $79,576,189 10,610,159
17 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Comedy R $75,590,286 10,078,704
18 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $72,928,813 9,723,841
19 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Comedy R $72,013,010 9,601,735
20 Obsessed 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $68,261,644 9,101,552
21 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action R $65,452,312 8,726,974
22 Brüno 7/10/2009 Comedy R $60,054,530 8,007,270
23 It’s Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy R $59,178,840 7,890,512
24 Bride Wars 1/9/2009 Comedy PG $58,715,510 7,828,735
25 The Haunting in Connecticut 3/27/2009 Horror PG-13 $55,389,516 7,385,269
26 Funny People 7/31/2009 Comedy R $51,855,045 6,914,006
27 I Can Do Bad All By Myself 9/11/2009 Comedy PG-13 $51,733,921 6,897,856
28 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Horror R $51,545,952 6,872,793
29 My Sister's Keeper 6/26/2009 Drama PG-13 $49,200,230 6,560,031
30 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $47,239,575 6,298,610
31 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $44,375,265 5,916,702
32 Confessions of a Shopaholic 2/13/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $44,277,350 5,903,647
33 Drag Me To Hell 5/29/2009 Horror PG-13 $42,100,625 5,613,416
34 Orphan 7/24/2009 Drama R $41,596,251 5,546,167
35 Duplicity 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $40,572,825 5,409,710
36 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $37,492,774 4,999,037
37 State of Play 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $37,017,955 4,935,727
38 The Pink Panther 2 2/6/2009 Adventure PG $35,922,978 4,789,730
39 All About Steve 9/4/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $33,862,903 4,515,054
40 The Informant! 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $33,316,821 4,442,243
41 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Horror R $32,752,215 4,366,962
42 (500) Days of Summer 8/7/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,425,665 4,323,422
43 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $32,018,431 4,269,124
44 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama R $30,640,829 4,085,443
45 The Stepfather 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $29,062,561 3,875,008
46 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Horror R $27,693,292 3,692,439
47 Dance Flick 5/22/2009 Comedy PG-13 $25,794,018 3,439,202
48 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $25,450,527 3,393,403
49 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $25,312,384 3,374,985
50 The Wrestler 12/17/2008 Drama R $24,914,015 3,321,868
51 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Comedy R $24,007,324 3,200,977
52 Fighting 4/24/2009 Action PG-13 $23,091,010 3,078,801
53 Love Happens 9/18/2009 Drama PG-13 $22,965,110 3,062,014
54 Fame 9/25/2009 Musical PG $22,455,510 2,994,068
55 Yes Man 12/19/2008 Comedy PG-13 $18,183,588 2,424,478
56 Fired Up 2/20/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,231,291 2,297,505
57 New in Town 1/30/2009 Romantic Comedy PG $16,734,283 2,231,237
58 Imagine That 6/12/2009 Adventure PG $16,222,392 2,162,986
59 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,815,302 2,108,707
60 A Perfect Getaway 8/7/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $15,515,460 2,068,728
61 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Comedy R $15,122,676 2,016,357
62 I Love You, Beth Cooper 7/10/2009 Comedy PG-13 $14,800,725 1,973,430
63 Last Chance Harvey 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $14,538,095 1,938,412
64 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $13,745,976 1,832,796
65 Crank 2: High Voltage 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $13,684,249 1,824,567
66 Whip It 10/2/2009 Comedy PG-13 $13,077,184 1,743,625
67 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $12,671,105 1,689,480
68 12 Rounds 3/27/2009 Action PG-13 $12,234,694 1,631,293
69 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy R $12,062,558 1,608,341
70 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror R $11,965,282 1,595,370
71 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy R $10,823,158 1,443,087
72 De père en flic 7/8/2009 Comedy Not Rated $10,644,453 1,419,260
73 Not Easily Broken 1/9/2009 Drama PG-13 $10,572,742 1,409,698
74 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,275,638 1,370,085
75 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy R $10,027,047 1,336,939
76 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $9,957,954 1,327,727
77 Seven Pounds 12/19/2008 Drama PG-13 $9,804,526 1,307,270
78 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy R $9,451,946 1,260,259
79 Everybody's Fine 12/4/2009 Drama PG-13 $9,208,876 1,227,850
80 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2/27/2009 Action PG-13 $8,742,261 1,165,635
81 My Life in Ruins 6/5/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $8,677,425 1,156,990
82 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror R $7,712,114 1,028,281
83 Post Grad 8/21/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $6,382,178 850,957
84 Whatever Works 6/19/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $5,306,706 707,560
85 Bandslam 8/14/2009 Comedy PG $5,210,988 694,798
86 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $4,757,078 634,277
87 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy R $4,543,320 605,776
88 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama R $4,462,332 594,977
89 Entre les murs 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,766,810 502,241
90 The Brothers Bloom 5/15/2009 Black Comedy PG-13 $3,531,756 470,900
91 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama R $3,149,034 419,871
92 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy R $3,012,677 401,690
93 Quantum of Solace 11/14/2008 Action PG-13 $2,548,014 339,735
94 Sin Nombre 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,536,665 338,222
95 Rachel Getting Married 10/3/2008 Drama R $2,489,437 331,924
96 Love Aaj Kal 7/31/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $2,430,083 324,011
97 In the Loop 7/24/2009 Black Comedy Not Rated $2,388,804 318,507
98 Adam 7/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,283,291 304,439
99 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,186,693 291,559
100 Is Anybody There? 4/17/2009 Drama PG-13 $2,026,756 270,234
101 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,022,655 269,687
102 Four Christmases 11/26/2008 Comedy PG-13 $1,956,206 260,827
103 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Comedy R $1,827,660 243,688
104 Les doigts croches 7/31/2009 Comedy Not Rated $1,662,485 221,664
105 L'heure d'été 5/15/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,647,001 219,600
106 New York, I Love You 10/16/2009 Drama R $1,588,087 211,744
107 Gomorra 2/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,579,146 210,552
108 Dédé, à travers les brumes 3/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $1,548,858 206,514
109 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $1,537,546 205,006
110 Kambakkht Ishq 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,455,739 194,098
111 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $1,433,091 191,078
112 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 10/16/2009 Comedy R $1,429,299 190,573
113 Kaminey 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,286,143 171,485
114 Paper Heart 8/7/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,274,062 169,874
115 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama R $1,081,922 144,256
116 5150, Rue des Ormes 10/9/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,053,966 140,528
117 Paris 9/18/2009 Comedy R $960,240 128,032
118 Chandni Chowk to China 1/16/2009 Musical PG-13 $921,738 122,898
119 Goodbye Solo 3/27/2009 Drama R $871,445 116,192
120 Il y a longtemps que je t'aime 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $813,326 108,443
121 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama R $754,366 100,582
122 The Great Buck Howard 3/20/2009 Drama PG $750,587 100,078
123 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $702,188 93,625
124 Play the Game 2/27/2009 Comedy PG-13 $659,483 87,931
125 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $654,374 87,249
126 La fille de Monaco 7/3/2009 Comedy R $602,992 80,398
127 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy R $597,215 79,628
128 Un baiser s'il vous plaît 3/27/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $534,685 71,291
129 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama R $518,522 69,136
130 La Nana 10/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $492,776 65,703
131 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $426,688 56,891
132 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy R $407,377 54,316
133 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 8/15/2008 Comedy PG-13 $386,017 51,468
134 The Lovely Bones 12/11/2009 Drama PG-13 $383,101 51,080
135 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama R $377,689 50,358
136 Luck by Chance 1/30/2009 Comedy Not Rated $356,019 47,469
137 The Merry Gentleman 3/27/2009 Drama R $347,977 46,396
138 Le silence de Lorna 7/31/2009 Drama R $338,795 45,172
139 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 10/24/2008 Musical G $335,126 44,683
140 BLUE 10/16/2009 Action Not Rated $321,640 42,885
141 Tokyo Sonata 3/13/2009 Drama PG-13 $278,356 37,114
142 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $261,198 34,826
143 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy R $250,617 33,415
144 Ghajini 12/25/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $237,949 31,726
145 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $230,874 30,783
146 The Big Gay Musical 9/11/2009 Musical Not Rated $223,455 29,794
147 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy R $221,805 29,574
148 Do Knot Disturb 10/2/2009 Comedy Not Rated $213,525 28,470
149 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama R $202,328 26,977
150 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy R $201,587 26,878
151 The Burning Plain 9/18/2009 Drama R $200,730 26,764
152 Fireproof 9/26/2008 Drama PG $199,773 26,636
153 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama R $189,621 25,282
154 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy R $157,136 20,951
155 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama R $149,530 19,937
156 35 Rhums 9/18/2009 Drama Not Rated $132,755 17,700
157 12 3/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $125,120 16,682
158 War Eagle, Arkansas 6/12/2009 Drama PG-13 $123,670 16,489
159 Avaze gonjeshk ha 4/3/2009 Drama PG $116,372 15,516
160 Gentlemen Broncos 10/30/2009 Comedy PG-13 $115,155 15,354
161 Medicine for Melancholy 1/30/2009 Drama Not Rated $111,551 14,873
162 Irene in Time 6/19/2009 Drama PG-13 $110,175 14,690
163 Hanami 1/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $104,433 13,924
164 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action R $102,458 13,661
165 The House of the Devil 10/30/2009 Horror R $101,215 13,495
166 Nothing Like the Holidays 12/12/2008 Comedy PG-13 $97,952 13,060
167 Made in U.S.A. 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $95,209 12,694
168 Motherhood 10/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $93,388 12,451
169 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama R $80,283 10,704
170 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $79,281 10,571
171 Phoebe in Wonderland 3/6/2009 Drama PG-13 $73,361 9,781
172 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama R $69,705 9,294
173 Un conte de Noël 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $68,870 9,182
174 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,186 8,958
175 After Dark's Horrorfest III 1/9/2009 Horror Not Rated $66,456 8,860
176 Julia 5/8/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $65,108 8,681
177 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama R $64,585 8,611
178 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama R $64,407 8,587
179 Ne le dis à personne 7/4/2008 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $60,915 8,122
180 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy R $60,453 8,060
181 Stellet licht 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $60,200 8,026
182 $9.99 12/12/2008 Drama R $51,563 6,875
183 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $51,192 6,825
184 Broken Hill 9/11/2009 Drama PG $50,076 6,676
185 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $48,298 6,439
186 Nights in Rodanthe 9/26/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,278 6,437
187 Love N' Dancing 5/8/2009 Musical PG $47,812 6,374
188 Owl and the Sparrow 1/16/2009 Drama PG $47,071 6,276
189 Kaerlighed Pa Film 1/9/2009 Drama Not Rated $45,835 6,111
190 Eagle Eye 9/26/2008 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $39,048 5,206
191 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $38,920 5,189
192 How About You 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $38,471 5,129
193 Mutluluk 8/7/2009 Drama Not Rated $37,493 4,999
194 Uncertainty 11/13/2009 Drama Not Rated $36,689 4,891
195 Were the World Mine 10/31/2008 Musical Not Rated $36,592 4,878
196 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 12/12/2008 Drama Not Rated $33,647 4,486
197 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,917 4,388
198 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $32,475 4,330
199 Super Capers 3/20/2009 Adventure PG $30,955 4,127
200 While She Was Out 12/12/2008 Thriller/Suspense R $29,784 3,971
201 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $27,349 3,646
202 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy R $26,676 3,556
203 Ciao 12/5/2008 R $26,550 3,540
204 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy R $21,700 2,893
205 The Open Road 8/28/2009 Drama PG-13 $19,716 2,628
206 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $19,367 2,582
207 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $18,643 2,485
208 Adventures of Power 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $17,738 2,365
209 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy R $16,392 2,185
210 Les vacances de M. Hulot 6/16/1954 Comedy Not Rated $16,336 2,178
211 Home 4/23/2009 Drama PG-13 $15,433 2,057
212 St. Trinian’s 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $15,000 2,000
213 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action R $14,845 1,979
214 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $13,873 1,849
215 The Escapist 4/3/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,439 1,791
216 Max Payne 10/17/2008 Action PG-13 $12,164 1,622
217 American Streetballers 8/21/2009 Drama R $11,581 1,544
218 I Hate Valentine's Day 7/3/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $11,004 1,467
219 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $10,405 1,387
220 Live Fast, Die Young 10/24/2008 Drama Not Rated $10,019 1,335
221 Mammoth 11/20/2009 Drama Not Rated $9,580 1,277
222 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy R $9,069 1,209
223 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama R $8,321 1,109
224 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama R $8,286 1,104
225 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 Comedy R $7,246 966
226 Cowboy and Lucky 10/22/2009 Not Rated $7,160 954
227 Momma's Man 8/22/2008 Comedy Not Rated $5,627 750
228 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy R $5,133 684
229 Alexandra 3/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $4,137 551
230 The Marc Pease Experience 8/21/2009 Comedy PG-13 $4,033 538
231 Eden 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,914 521
232 Afterschool 10/2/2009 Drama Not Rated $3,911 521
233 Familiar Strangers 11/14/2008 Comedy PG-13 $3,516 468
234 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $2,563 341
235 Donne-moi la main 9/11/2009 Drama Not Rated $2,434 324
236 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama R $2,359 314
237 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $1,785 238
238 Love Comes Lately 6/13/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,207 160
239 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $1,149 153
240 Shanghai Red 1/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,146 152
241 Das Haus der schlafenden Schönen 11/14/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,122 149
242 Save Me 9/5/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,028 137
243 I Can't Think Straight 11/21/2008 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $987 131
244 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $408 54
245 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama R $213 28
246 The Objective 2/4/2009 Horror Not Rated $95 12
Total Gross of All Movies$4,123,168,573
Total Tickets Sold549,755,726

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. 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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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