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Box Office Performance for Fantasy Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 7/15/2009 Adventure PG $301,959,197 40,261,226
2 Up 5/29/2009 Adventure PG $293,004,164 39,067,222
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/20/2009 Drama PG-13 $287,954,655 38,393,954
4 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 5/22/2009 Adventure PG $177,243,721 23,632,496
5 Disney’s A Christmas Carol 11/6/2009 Drama PG $137,443,917 18,325,856
6 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror R $107,854,596 14,380,613
7 Where the Wild Things Are 10/16/2009 Adventure PG $76,566,491 10,208,865
8 The Final Destination 8/28/2009 Horror R $66,477,700 8,863,693
9 Friday the 13th 2/13/2009 Horror R $65,002,019 8,666,936
10 17 Again 4/17/2009 Comedy PG-13 $64,167,069 8,555,609
11 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 5/1/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $55,250,026 7,366,670
12 Land of the Lost 6/5/2009 Comedy PG-13 $49,438,370 6,591,782
13 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 12/25/2008 Drama PG-13 $48,212,240 6,428,299
14 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans 1/23/2009 Action R $45,802,315 6,106,975
15 The Unborn 1/9/2009 Horror PG-13 $42,670,410 5,689,388
16 Halloween 2 8/28/2009 Horror R $33,392,973 4,452,396
17 9 9/9/2009 Adventure PG-13 $31,749,894 4,233,319
18 The Uninvited 1/30/2009 Horror PG-13 $28,596,818 3,812,909
19 Bedtime Stories 12/25/2008 Adventure PG $24,562,807 3,275,041
20 The Invention of Lying 10/2/2009 Comedy PG-13 $18,451,251 2,460,167
21 Inkheart 1/23/2009 Adventure PG $17,303,424 2,307,123
22 Jennifer's Body 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $16,204,793 2,160,639
23 Twilight 11/21/2008 Drama PG-13 $15,847,004 2,112,933
24 The Box 11/6/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,045,676 2,006,090
25 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 10/23/2009 Action PG-13 $14,046,595 1,872,879
26 Dragonball Evolution 4/10/2009 Adventure PG $9,362,785 1,248,371
27 Babine 11/28/2008 Drama Not Rated $1,570,226 209,363
28 The Wizard of Oz 9/23/2009 Musical PG-13 $1,140,000 152,000
29 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12/25/2009 Adventure PG-13 $1,029,821 137,309
30 Cold Souls 8/7/2009 Drama PG-13 $905,209 120,694
31 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10/3/2008 Adventure PG $735,449 98,060
32 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Horror R $638,173 85,089
33 The Nightmare Before Christmas 10/13/1993 Musical PG $406,085 54,145
34 Antichrist 10/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $404,122 53,882
35 Transylmania 12/4/2009 Black Comedy R $397,641 53,018
36 Thirst 7/31/2009 Horror R $318,574 42,476
37 Blood: The Last Vampire 7/10/2009 Action R $256,682 34,224
38 Dai-Nipponjin 5/15/2009 Comedy PG-13 $23,446 3,126
39 One Peace at a Time 12/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $11,698 1,559
40 Santa vs. The Snowman 11/6/2002 Adventure Not Rated $10,708 1,427
41 City of Ember 10/10/2008 Adventure PG $10,695 1,426
42 Grace 8/14/2009 Horror R $8,297 1,106
43 I Sell the Dead 8/7/2009 Horror Not Rated $7,066 942
44 Otto; Or, Up with Dead People 11/7/2008 Drama Not Rated $3,562 474
45 Teeth 1/18/2008 Comedy R $886 118
Total Gross of All Movies$2,051,489,250
Total Tickets Sold273,531,889

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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