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Box Office History for R-Rated Movies in 2009

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreTheatrical
Distributor
2009 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Hangover 6/5/2009 Comedy Warner Bros. $277,322,503 36,976,334
2 Gran Torino 12/12/2008 Drama Warner Bros. $138,274,748 18,436,633
3 Inglourious Basterds 8/21/2009 Action Weinstein Co. $120,774,594 16,103,279
4 District 9 8/14/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $115,646,235 15,419,498
5 Slumdog Millionaire 11/12/2008 Drama Fox Searchlight $112,654,105 15,020,547
6 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror Paramount Pictures $107,854,596 14,380,613
7 Watchmen 3/6/2009 Action Warner Bros. $107,509,799 14,334,640
8 Public Enemies 7/1/2009 Drama Universal $97,104,620 12,947,282
9 The Ugly Truth 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy Sony Pictures $88,915,214 11,855,361
10 Zombieland 10/2/2009 Comedy Sony Pictures $75,590,286 10,078,704
11 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense Overture Films $72,928,813 9,723,841
12 I Love You, Man 3/20/2009 Comedy Paramount Pictures $72,013,010 9,601,735
13 The Final Destination 8/28/2009 Horror Warner Bros. $66,477,700 8,863,693
14 The Taking of Pelham 123 6/12/2009 Action Sony Pictures $65,452,312 8,726,974
15 Friday the 13th 2/13/2009 Horror Warner Bros. $65,002,019 8,666,936
16 Brüno 7/10/2009 Comedy Universal $60,054,530 8,007,270
17 It’s Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy Universal $59,178,840 7,890,512
18 Funny People 7/31/2009 Comedy Universal $51,855,045 6,914,006
19 My Bloody Valentine 1/16/2009 Horror Lionsgate $51,545,952 6,872,793
20 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans 1/23/2009 Action Sony Pictures $45,802,315 6,106,975
21 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama Paramount Pictures $44,375,265 5,916,702
22 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 11/6/2009 Drama Lionsgate $43,760,123 5,834,683
23 Orphan 7/24/2009 Drama Warner Bros. $41,596,251 5,546,167
24 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action Warner Bros. $37,492,774 4,999,037
25 Notorious 1/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $36,843,682 4,912,491
26 Halloween 2 8/28/2009 Horror Weinstein/Dimension $33,392,973 4,452,396
27 The Informant! 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $33,316,821 4,442,243
28 The Last House on the Left 3/13/2009 Horror Universal $32,752,215 4,366,962
29 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy Overture Films $32,018,431 4,269,124
30 The Reader 12/10/2008 Drama Weinstein Co. $30,640,829 4,085,443
31 Defiance 1/16/2009 Drama Paramount Vantage $28,444,199 3,792,560
32 Saw VI 10/23/2009 Horror Lionsgate $27,693,292 3,692,439
33 Brothers 12/4/2009 Drama Lionsgate $27,414,913 3,655,321
34 The International 2/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures $25,450,527 3,393,403
35 The Wrestler 12/17/2008 Drama Fox Searchlight $24,914,015 3,321,868
36 Observe and Report 4/10/2009 Comedy Warner Bros. $24,007,324 3,200,977
37 Revolutionary Road 12/26/2008 Drama Paramount Vantage $21,575,591 2,876,745
38 Gamer 9/4/2009 Action Lionsgate $20,534,907 2,737,988
39 Jennifer's Body 9/18/2009 Thriller/Suspense 20th Century Fox $16,204,793 2,160,639
40 Adventureland 4/3/2009 Black Comedy Miramax $16,044,025 2,139,203
41 A Perfect Getaway 8/7/2009 Thriller/Suspense Universal $15,515,460 2,068,728
42 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 8/14/2009 Comedy Paramount Vantage $15,122,676 2,016,357
43 Milk 11/26/2008 Drama Focus Features $14,683,305 1,957,774
44 Capitalism: A Love Story 9/23/2009 Documentary Overture Films $14,363,397 1,915,119
45 Crank 2: High Voltage 4/17/2009 Thriller/Suspense Lionsgate $13,684,249 1,824,567
46 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama Summit Entertainment $12,671,105 1,689,480
47 Frost/Nixon 12/5/2008 Drama Universal $12,330,855 1,644,114
48 Sunshine Cleaning 3/13/2009 Comedy Overture Films $12,062,558 1,608,341
49 Sorority Row 9/11/2009 Horror Summit Entertainment $11,965,282 1,595,370
50 Extract 9/4/2009 Comedy Miramax $10,823,158 1,443,087
51 Pandorum 9/25/2009 Horror Overture Films $10,330,853 1,377,447
52 Whiteout 9/11/2009 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $10,275,638 1,370,085
53 Next Day Air 5/8/2009 Comedy Summit Entertainment $10,027,047 1,336,939
54 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action Apparition $9,957,954 1,327,727
55 Away We Go 6/5/2009 Comedy Focus Features $9,451,946 1,260,259
56 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy Focus Features $9,190,525 1,225,403
57 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy Focus Features $7,994,115 1,065,882
58 The Collector 7/31/2009 Horror Freestyle Releasing $7,712,114 1,028,281
59 Taking Woodstock 8/26/2009 Drama Focus Features $7,460,204 994,693
60 The Road 11/25/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $6,858,313 914,441
61 Moon 6/12/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $5,010,163 668,021
62 Miss March 3/13/2009 Comedy 20th Century Fox $4,543,320 605,776
63 Crossing Over 2/27/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $4,462,332 594,977
64 Two Lovers 2/13/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $3,149,034 419,871
65 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day 9/25/2009 Comedy $3,012,677 401,690
66 Chéri 6/26/2009 Drama Miramax $2,715,657 362,087
67 Sin Nombre 3/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Focus Features $2,536,665 338,222
68 Rachel Getting Married 10/3/2008 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $2,489,437 331,924
69 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense Alliance Films $2,186,693 291,559
70 Waltz with Bashir 12/25/2008 Documentary Sony Pictures Classics $2,063,408 275,121
71 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense Sony Pictures Classics $2,022,655 269,687
72 Rudo y Cursi 5/8/2009 Comedy Sony Pictures Classics $1,827,660 243,688
73 A Single Man 12/11/2009 Drama Weinstein Co. $1,731,649 230,886
74 New York, I Love You 10/16/2009 Drama Vivendi Entertainment $1,588,087 211,744
75 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama First Look $1,433,091 191,078
76 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 9/25/2009 Comedy Freestyle Releasing $1,429,299 190,573
77 Sugar 4/3/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $1,081,922 144,256
78 Paris 10/3/2008 Comedy $960,240 128,032
79 Tyson 4/24/2009 Documentary Sony Pictures Classics $887,918 118,389
80 Goodbye Solo 3/27/2009 Drama Roadside Attractions $871,445 116,192
81 Wendy and Lucy 12/10/2008 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $754,366 100,582
82 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama Fox Searchlight $702,188 93,625
83 The Stoning of Soraya M. 6/26/2009 Drama Roadside Attractions $655,871 87,449
84 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama Oscilloscope Pictures $654,374 87,249
85 Låt den rätte komma in 10/24/2008 Horror Magnolia Pictures $638,173 85,089
86 La fille de Monaco 7/3/2009 Comedy Magnolia Pictures $602,992 80,398
87 Flickan som lekte med elden 12/25/2009 Thriller/Suspense $598,477 79,796
88 Role Models 11/7/2008 Comedy Universal $597,215 79,628
89 Red Cliff 11/20/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $526,841 70,245
90 Tetro 6/11/2009 Drama American Zoetrope $518,522 69,136
91 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 8/21/2009 Action Vitagraph Films $476,270 63,502
92 The Damned United 10/9/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $438,836 58,511
93 The Limits of Control 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense Focus Features $426,688 56,891
94 Lymelife 4/10/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $421,307 56,174
95 Humpday 7/10/2009 Comedy Magnolia Pictures $407,377 54,316
96 Transylmania 12/4/2009 Black Comedy Full Circle Releasing $397,641 53,018
97 Synecdoche, New York 10/24/2008 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $377,689 50,358
98 The Merry Gentleman 3/27/2009 Drama $347,977 46,396
99 Le silence de Lorna 7/31/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $338,795 45,172
100 Thirst 7/31/2009 Horror Focus Features $318,574 42,476
101 The Informers 4/24/2009 Thriller/Suspense Senator Entertainment $315,000 42,000
102 Outrage 5/8/2009 Magnolia Pictures $287,198 38,293
103 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $261,198 34,826
104 Blood: The Last Vampire 7/10/2009 Action Samuel Goldwyn Films $256,682 34,224
105 Spread 8/14/2009 Comedy $250,617 33,415
106 Black Dynamite 10/16/2009 Apparition $242,578 32,343
107 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $230,874 30,783
108 (Untitled) 10/23/2009 $230,600 30,746
109 World's Greatest Dad 8/21/2009 Black Comedy Magnolia Pictures $221,805 29,574
110 Frozen River 8/1/2008 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $202,328 26,977
111 Happy-Go-Lucky 10/10/2008 Comedy Miramax $201,587 26,878
112 The Burning Plain 9/18/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $200,730 26,764
113 Shrink 7/24/2009 Drama Roadside Attractions $189,621 25,282
114 Outlander 1/23/2009 Adventure Third Rail $166,003 22,133
115 Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10/31/2008 Comedy Weinstein Co. $157,136 20,951
116 Brothers at War 3/13/2009 $153,148 20,419
117 The Other Man 9/11/2009 Drama Image Entertainment $149,530 19,937
118 Appaloosa 9/19/2008 Western Warner Bros. $130,820 17,443
119 Street Dreams 6/12/2009 Slowhand Cinema $122,575 16,343
120 Bronson 10/9/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $104,979 13,997
121 Gigantic 4/3/2009 Comedy First Independent Pictures $102,704 13,693
122 Ong-Bak 2 10/23/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $102,458 13,661
123 The House of the Devil 10/30/2009 Horror Magnolia Pictures $101,215 13,495
124 Into Temptation 8/28/2009 $97,457 12,994
125 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama Sony Pictures Classics $85,690 11,425
126 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 4/10/2009 Drama Peace Arch Releasing $80,283 10,704
127 Body of Lies 10/10/2008 Thriller/Suspense Warner Bros. $79,281 10,571
128 Che, El Ar the Argentine 12/12/2008 IFC Films $75,238 10,031
129 Disgrace 9/18/2009 Drama Paladin $69,705 9,294
130 Sodot Ha 11/26/2008 Drama Monterey Media $64,585 8,611
131 Serbis 1/30/2009 Drama Regent Releasing $64,407 8,587
132 Soul Men 11/7/2008 Comedy MGM $60,453 8,060
133 Mystery Team 8/28/2009 Comedy Roadside Attractions $53,741 7,165
134 $9.99 6/19/2009 Drama Regent Releasing $51,563 6,875
135 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama Monterey Media $51,192 6,825
136 Brighton Rock 6/19/2009 Rialto Pictures $46,466 6,195
137 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy Anchor Bay Entertainment $38,920 5,189
138 The Cake Eaters 3/9/2009 7-57 Releasing $35,817 4,775
139 The Edge of Love 3/13/2009 Drama Image Entertainment $33,260 4,434
140 Changeling 10/24/2008 Thriller/Suspense Universal $32,475 4,330
141 While She Was Out 12/12/2008 Thriller/Suspense Anchor Bay Entertainment $29,784 3,971
142 Mancora 3/20/2009 Drama Maya Releasing $29,697 3,959
143 Explicit Ills 3/6/2009 Peace Arch Releasing $28,564 3,808
144 Surveillance 6/26/2009 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $27,349 3,646
145 The Answer Man 7/24/2009 Romantic Comedy Magnolia Pictures $26,676 3,556
146 Ciao 12/5/2008 Regent Releasing $26,550 3,540
147 The Last International Playboy 6/12/2009 Comedy $25,646 3,419
148 Serious Moonlight 12/4/2009 Magnolia Pictures $25,339 3,378
149 Death in Love 7/17/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $23,412 3,121
150 JCVD 11/7/2008 Comedy Peace Arch Releasing $21,700 2,893
151 The Last Lullaby 5/1/2009 $21,413 2,855
152 Not Quite Hollywood 7/31/2009 Documentary Magnet Pictures $21,152 2,820
153 Weather Girl 7/10/2009 Self Distributed $20,915 2,788
154 Donkey Punch 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $19,367 2,582
155 Killshot 1/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense Weinstein Co. $18,643 2,485
156 Women in Trouble 11/13/2009 Drama Screen Media Films $18,521 2,469
157 Dare 11/13/2009 Image Entertainment $18,087 2,411
158 Good 12/31/2008 Drama ThinkFilm $17,980 2,397
159 Local Color 10/19/2007 Drama Monterey Media $17,151 2,286
160 Los Cronocrímenes 12/12/2008 Thriller/Suspense Magnolia Pictures $16,633 2,217
161 Splinterheads 11/6/2009 Comedy Paladin $16,392 2,185
162 Five Minutes of Heaven 8/21/2009 Drama IFC Films $15,676 2,090
163 The Education of Charlie Banks 11/7/2007 Drama Anchor Bay Entertainment $15,078 2,010
164 Chocolate 1/30/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $14,845 1,979
165 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama MGM $13,873 1,849
166 Chelsea on the Rocks 10/2/2009 Documentary Aliquot Films $11,799 1,573
167 American Streetballers 8/21/2009 Drama MSK Productions $11,581 1,544
168 Fix 11/20/2009 Mangusta Productions $9,890 1,318
169 Janky Promoters 10/16/2009 Comedy Third Rail $9,069 1,209
170 Winter of Frozen Dreams 4/10/2009 Drama Monterey Media $8,321 1,109
171 Grace 8/14/2009 Horror Anchor Bay Entertainment $8,297 1,106
172 Yonkers Joe 1/9/2009 Drama Magnolia Pictures $8,286 1,104
173 Spinning into Butter 3/27/2009 Screen Media Films $8,064 1,075
174 Eleven Minutes 2/13/2009 Documentary Regent Releasing $7,986 1,064
175 Jazz in the Diamond District 4/24/2009 Truly Indie $7,634 1,017
176 Looking for Palladin 10/30/2009 Comedy $7,246 966
177 The Mutant Chronicles 4/24/2009 Action Magnolia Pictures $6,820 909
178 The Perfect Sleep 3/13/2009 Thriller/Suspense Cinema Epoch $6,224 829
179 What Goes Up 5/29/2009 $5,290 705
180 Antarctica 8/29/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $5,133 684
181 The Ministers 10/16/2009 Maya Releasing $4,447 592
182 Bob Funk 2/27/2009 Cinema Epoch $4,085 544
183 Cadillac Records 12/5/2008 Drama Sony Pictures $3,783 504
184 The Blue Tooth Virgin 9/25/2009 Regent Releasing $2,694 359
185 The Village Barbershop 1/16/2009 Drama Monterey Media $2,359 314
186 Shuttle 3/6/2009 Horror Truly Indie $1,925 256
187 The Canyon 10/23/2009 Thriller/Suspense Truly Indie $1,785 238
188 Incendiary 2/6/2009 Capitol Films $1,260 168
189 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy Regent Releasing $1,149 153
190 How to be a Serial Killer 7/24/2009 Monterey Media $899 119
191 Teeth 1/18/2008 Comedy Roadside Attractions $886 118
192 The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela 9/26/2008 Drama Regent Releasing $213 28
Total Gross of All Movies$2,735,193,952
Total Tickets Sold364,692,456

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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