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Box Office Performance for Contemporary Fiction Movies in 2010

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 6/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $300,531,751 38,090,209
2 The Karate Kid 6/11/2010 Adventure PG $176,591,618 22,381,701
3 Grown Ups 6/25/2010 Comedy PG-13 $162,001,186 20,532,470
4 The Other Guys 8/6/2010 Comedy PG-13 $119,219,978 15,110,263
5 Salt 7/23/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $118,311,368 14,995,104
6 Valentine's Day 2/12/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $110,485,654 14,003,251
7 The Expendables 8/13/2010 Action R $103,068,524 13,063,184
8 Little Fockers 12/22/2010 Comedy PG-13 $102,576,190 13,000,785
9 Due Date 11/5/2010 Comedy R $99,231,922 12,576,923
10 Date Night 4/9/2010 Comedy PG-13 $98,711,404 12,510,951
11 Sex and the City 2 5/27/2010 Comedy R $95,347,692 12,084,625
12 The Town 9/17/2010 Drama R $92,173,235 11,682,286
13 Red 10/15/2010 Action PG-13 $89,505,187 11,344,130
14 Eat Pray Love 8/13/2010 Drama PG-13 $80,574,010 10,212,169
15 Dear John 2/5/2010 Drama PG-13 $80,014,842 10,141,298
16 The A-Team 6/11/2010 Action PG-13 $77,222,099 9,787,338
17 Knight and Day 6/23/2010 Action PG-13 $76,423,035 9,686,063
18 Dinner for Schmucks 7/30/2010 Comedy PG-13 $73,026,337 9,255,556
19 The Bounty Hunter 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,061,228 8,499,522
20 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3/19/2010 Adventure PG $64,003,625 8,111,993
21 The Last Song 3/31/2010 Drama PG $62,950,384 7,978,502
22 Get Him to the Greek 6/4/2010 Comedy R $61,153,526 7,750,764
23 Why Did I Get Married Too? 4/2/2010 Drama PG-13 $60,095,852 7,616,711
24 Easy A 9/17/2010 Comedy PG-13 $58,401,464 7,401,960
25 Takers 8/27/2010 Drama PG-13 $57,744,720 7,318,722
26 The Tourist 12/10/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $54,633,191 6,924,359
27 It’s Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy R $53,556,535 6,787,901
28 Letters to Juliet 5/14/2010 Drama PG $53,032,453 6,721,477
29 Life as We Know It 10/8/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $52,886,508 6,702,979
30 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 9/24/2010 Drama PG-13 $52,474,616 6,650,775
31 Kick-Ass 4/16/2010 Black Comedy R $48,071,303 6,092,687
32 Black Swan 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $47,807,791 6,059,289
33 Killers 6/4/2010 Action PG-13 $47,059,963 5,964,507
34 Saw 3D 10/29/2010 Horror R $45,710,178 5,793,431
35 Cop Out 2/26/2010 Comedy R $44,875,481 5,687,640
36 Edge of Darkness 1/29/2010 Drama R $43,313,890 5,489,720
37 Death at a Funeral 4/16/2010 Comedy R $42,739,347 5,416,901
38 Step Up 3D 8/6/2010 Drama PG-13 $42,400,223 5,373,919
39 The Last Exorcism 8/27/2010 Horror PG-13 $41,034,350 5,200,804
40 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $39,448,116 4,999,761
41 The Crazies 2/26/2010 Horror R $39,123,589 4,958,630
42 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $38,769,554 4,913,758
43 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Drama PG-13 $37,733,561 4,782,454
44 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Drama R $37,676,774 4,775,256
45 The Back-up Plan 4/23/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $37,490,007 4,751,585
46 Vampires Suck 8/18/2010 Comedy PG-13 $36,661,504 4,646,578
47 The American 9/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $35,606,376 4,512,848
48 Hereafter 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,712,586 4,146,082
49 When in Rome 1/29/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,680,633 4,142,032
50 She's Out of My League 3/12/2010 Romantic Comedy R $32,010,860 4,057,143
51 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 8/13/2010 Comedy PG-13 $31,611,316 4,006,504
52 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 Drama R $31,267,088 3,962,876
53 Charlie St. Cloud 7/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $31,206,263 3,955,166
54 Morning Glory 11/10/2010 Comedy PG-13 $30,759,976 3,898,603
55 The Switch 8/20/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $27,758,465 3,518,183
56 Brooklyn's Finest 3/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $27,163,593 3,442,787
57 Machete 9/3/2010 Action R $26,593,646 3,370,551
58 Leap Year 1/8/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $25,918,920 3,285,034
59 You Again 9/24/2010 Comedy PG $25,702,053 3,257,547
60 How Do You Know? 12/17/2010 Romantic Comedy R $25,040,894 3,173,751
61 Lottery Ticket 8/20/2010 Comedy PG-13 $24,719,879 3,133,065
62 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $24,077,427 3,051,638
63 The Losers 4/23/2010 Action PG-13 $23,591,432 2,990,042
64 Faster 11/24/2010 Action R $22,856,870 2,896,941
65 Just Wright 5/14/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $21,540,363 2,730,084
66 The Next Three Days 11/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $21,129,348 2,677,990
67 The Kids Are All Right 7/9/2010 Comedy R $20,811,365 2,637,688
68 Our Family Wedding 3/12/2010 Comedy PG-13 $20,255,281 2,567,209
69 Remember Me 3/12/2010 Drama PG-13 $19,068,240 2,416,760
70 Going the Distance 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy R $17,804,299 2,256,565
71 The Ghost Writer 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,541,549 1,969,778
72 Youth in Revolt 1/8/2010 Comedy R $15,285,588 1,937,336
73 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Horror R $14,744,435 1,868,750
74 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,561,224 1,338,558
75 Cyrus 6/18/2010 Comedy R $7,468,936 946,633
76 City Island 3/19/2010 Comedy PG-13 $6,671,283 845,536
77 It's Kind of a Funny Story 10/8/2010 Comedy PG-13 $6,363,628 806,543
78 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama R $6,245,508 791,572
79 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $5,930,989 751,709
80 Luftslottet som sprängdes 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $5,273,085 668,325
81 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama R $4,360,548 552,667
82 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $4,346,706 550,913
83 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $4,267,703 540,900
84 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy R $4,234,170 536,650
85 My Name is Khan 2/12/2010 Drama PG-13 $4,046,336 512,844
86 Please Give 4/30/2010 Black Comedy R $4,033,574 511,226
87 To Save a Life 1/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $3,777,210 478,733
88 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama R $3,229,586 409,326
89 Chloe 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $3,075,255 389,766
90 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,991,650 379,169
91 Letters to God 4/9/2010 Drama PG $2,848,587 361,037
92 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $2,595,644 328,978
93 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $2,252,485 285,486
94 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama R $2,087,720 264,603
95 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama R $1,810,078 229,414
96 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,776,771 225,192
97 Kites 5/21/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,685,269 213,595
98 Cairo Time 8/6/2010 Drama PG $1,603,616 203,246
99 Dabangg 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,288,549 163,314
100 Micmacs 5/28/2010 Comedy R $1,259,693 159,656
101 Housefull 4/30/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,183,658 150,020
102 Golmaal 3 11/5/2010 Comedy Not Rated $1,132,192 143,497
103 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy R $1,126,302 142,750
104 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Drama R $1,110,509 140,748
105 La Mission 4/9/2010 Drama R $1,062,941 134,720
106 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $1,044,143 132,337
107 Tees Maar Khan 12/22/2010 Comedy Not Rated $1,030,502 130,608
108 Guzaarish 11/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,026,589 130,112
109 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama R $1,016,417 128,823
110 I Hate Luv Storys 7/2/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $847,993 107,476
111 What If... 8/20/2010 Drama PG $767,544 97,280
112 Peepli Live 8/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $754,836 95,669
113 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $693,900 87,947
114 Pranzo di ferragosto 3/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $675,299 85,589
115 Le Concert 7/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $657,986 83,394
116 We Are Family 9/3/2010 Drama PG $638,144 80,880
117 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy R $636,706 80,698
118 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $630,109 79,862
119 Madeo 3/12/2010 Drama R $551,509 69,899
120 Ondine 6/4/2010 Drama PG-13 $550,472 69,768
121 Jack Goes Boating 9/17/2010 Comedy R $541,992 68,694
122 Tamara Drewe 10/8/2010 Comedy R $526,639 66,747
123 Les amours imaginaires 6/11/2010 Drama Not Rated $509,770 64,609
124 L'arnacouer 9/10/2010 Comedy Not Rated $504,030 63,882
125 The City of Your Final Destination 4/16/2010 Drama PG-13 $493,296 62,521
126 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $455,286 57,704
127 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Comedy R $453,377 57,462
128 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Drama PG-13 $435,229 55,162
129 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama R $432,836 54,858
130 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $428,914 54,361
131 Break Ke Baad 11/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $427,628 54,198
132 Action Replayy 11/5/2010 Drama Not Rated $410,262 51,997
133 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $409,764 51,934
134 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $406,216 51,484
135 Les herbes folles 6/25/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG $403,952 51,197
136 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama R $323,651 41,020
137 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy R $317,831 40,282
138 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $315,233 39,953
139 Aisha 8/6/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $298,431 37,823
140 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama NC-17 $291,607 36,959
141 Tiny Furniture 11/12/2010 Comedy Not Rated $286,707 36,338
142 No Problem 12/10/2010 Comedy Not Rated $285,468 36,180
143 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $269,021 34,096
144 Le baiser du barbu 6/18/2010 Comedy Not Rated $249,519 31,624
145 White Material 11/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $246,328 31,220
146 Frozen 2/5/2010 Horror R $246,177 31,201
147 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy R $242,136 30,688
148 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $210,625 26,695
149 La fille du RER 1/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $208,163 26,383
150 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror R $205,842 26,088
151 Legendary 9/10/2010 Drama PG-13 $200,393 25,398
152 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Drama R $190,946 24,201
153 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $183,920 23,310
154 Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2 12/24/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $182,517 23,132
155 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror R $181,467 22,999
156 Partir 10/1/2010 Drama Not Rated $176,113 22,321
157 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $173,574 21,999
158 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $166,980 21,163
159 De Mai Tinh 9/10/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $165,987 21,037
160 Another Year 12/29/2010 Drama PG-13 $164,654 20,868
161 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama R $152,857 19,373
162 My Dog Tulip 9/1/2010 Drama Not Rated $151,258 19,170
163 Le père de mes enfants 5/21/2010 Drama Not Rated $144,022 18,253
164 Hausu 1/15/2010 Horror Not Rated $140,750 17,839
165 The Cremaster Cycle 4/9/2010 Drama Not Rated $140,666 17,828
166 The Weathered Underground 1/26/2010 Multiple Genres Not Rated $140,091 17,755
167 Pure Country 2: The Gift 10/15/2010 Drama PG $133,771 16,954
168 Lovely, Still 9/10/2010 Drama PG $127,564 16,167
169 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $119,742 15,176
170 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Drama R $116,400 14,752
171 Bran Nue Dae 9/10/2010 Musical PG-13 $113,568 14,393
172 Parlez-moi de la pluie 6/18/2010 Comedy Not Rated $111,844 14,175
173 Wild Target 10/29/2010 Comedy PG-13 $109,338 13,857
174 After.Life 4/9/2010 Horror R $108,596 13,763
175 Bellamy 10/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $107,612 13,639
176 The Romantics 9/10/2010 Comedy PG-13 $106,524 13,501
177 The Good Guy 2/19/2010 Romantic Comedy R $100,688 12,761
178 I Spit on Your Grave 10/8/2010 Horror R $93,051 11,793
179 Crazy on the Outside 1/8/2010 Comedy PG-13 $88,335 11,195
180 Feed the Fish 4/23/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $84,085 10,657
181 La Nana 10/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $83,834 10,625
182 Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh 4/16/2010 Drama Not Rated $81,768 10,363
183 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $76,158 9,652
184 Kynodontas 6/25/2010 Drama Not Rated $73,849 9,359
185 Le hérisson 3/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $73,133 9,269
186 Leaves of Grass 4/2/2010 Black Comedy R $70,066 8,880
187 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 Drama Not Rated $64,158 8,131
188 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror R $62,000 7,858
189 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $57,060 7,231
190 Le Amiche 6/18/2010 Drama Not Rated $54,843 6,950
191 Le code a changé 8/27/2010 Comedy Not Rated $46,714 5,920
192 Ca$h 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $46,488 5,892
193 Les vacances de M. Hulot 6/16/1954 Comedy Not Rated $45,746 5,797
194 35 Rhums 9/18/2009 Drama Not Rated $44,756 5,672
195 Le Refuge 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $34,525 4,375
196 Sauve qui peut (la vie) 11/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $33,458 4,240
197 Spoken Word 7/23/2010 Drama Not Rated $32,961 4,177
198 Dead Awake 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $30,600 3,878
199 Expecting Mary 9/10/2010 Comedy PG $28,700 3,637
200 The Exploding Girl 3/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $25,572 3,241
201 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Drama R $22,878 2,899
202 The Good Heart 4/30/2010 Drama R $20,930 2,652
203 Douchebag 10/1/2010 Comedy Not Rated $20,615 2,612
204 Prince of Broadway 9/3/2010 Drama Not Rated $20,450 2,591
205 The Korean 2/5/2010 Action Not Rated $20,279 2,570
206 The Trial 9/10/2010 Drama PG-13 $19,753 2,503
207 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 11/5/2010 Musical Not Rated $19,557 2,478
208 The People I've Slept With 8/13/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $19,137 2,425
209 Red Hill 11/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $18,224 2,309
210 Bitch Slap 1/8/2010 Action R $17,365 2,200
211 Nora Inu 1/6/2010 Not Rated $15,648 1,983
212 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy R $15,389 1,950
213 Dreamkiller 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $15,318 1,941
214 Welcome 5/7/2010 Drama Not Rated $13,461 1,706
215 Violet Tendencies 11/5/2010 Comedy Not Rated $11,863 1,503
216 White Wedding 9/3/2010 Comedy PG-13 $11,711 1,484
217 Milh Hadha al-Bahr 8/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $11,662 1,478
218 16 to Life 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $11,574 1,466
219 Cherry 10/8/2010 Drama R $11,362 1,440
220 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $10,678 1,353
221 Circle 8/27/2010 Horror Not Rated $10,024 1,270
222 Down Terrace 10/15/2010 Black Comedy R $9,812 1,243
223 The Taqwacores 10/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $9,347 1,184
224 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Drama R $9,309 1,179
225 Broderskab 8/6/2010 Drama Not Rated $8,979 1,138
226 Shanghai Red 1/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $8,734 1,106
227 The Freebie 9/17/2010 Romantic Comedy R $8,300 1,051
228 Logan 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $7,137 904
229 Misconceptions 1/22/2010 Comedy Not Rated $6,892 873
230 Watercolors 1/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $6,305 799
231 BearCity 10/22/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $5,980 757
232 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $5,800 735
233 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $5,517 699
234 Hadewijch 12/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $5,006 634
235 The Winning Season 9/3/2010 Comedy PG-13 $5,000 633
236 Cosa Voglio Di Piu 12/3/2010 Drama Not Rated $4,998 633
237 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $4,908 622
238 The Oxford Murders 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $4,803 608
239 Inhale 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $4,115 521
240 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $3,666 464
241 Speed-Dating 6/4/2010 Romantic Comedy R $3,394 430
242 My Year Without Sex 3/12/2010 Comedy Not Rated $3,119 395
243 Altiplano 8/20/2010 Drama Not Rated $3,063 388
244 Helena From the Wedding 11/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,692 341
245 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy R $2,618 331
246 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $2,510 318
247 Daniel y Ana 8/27/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,372 300
248 El Súperstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Francés 9/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $2,330 295
249 You Won’t Miss Me 12/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,240 283
250 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $2,093 265
251 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $1,985 251
252 Carmo 10/15/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,512 191
253 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $1,237 156
254 Un baiser s'il vous plaît 3/27/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $814 103
255 Daddy's Home 9/10/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $796 100
256 $9.99 12/12/2008 Drama R $544 68
257 The Magician 10/29/2010 Black Comedy Not Rated $406 51
258 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $275 34
259 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $114 14
260 To Die is Hard 12/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $112 14
Total Gross of All Movies$4,240,184,408
Total Tickets Sold537,412,372

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. 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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