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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 The Lovely Bones 12/11/2009 Drama PG-13 $43,731,131 5,542,602
37 Edge of Darkness 1/29/2010 Drama R $43,313,890 5,489,720
38 Death at a Funeral 4/16/2010 Comedy R $42,739,347 5,416,901
39 Step Up 3D 8/6/2010 Drama PG-13 $42,400,223 5,373,919
40 The Last Exorcism 8/27/2010 Horror PG-13 $41,034,350 5,200,804
41 Up in the Air 12/4/2009 Drama R $39,448,116 4,999,761
42 The Crazies 2/26/2010 Horror R $39,123,589 4,958,630
43 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $38,769,554 4,913,758
44 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Drama PG-13 $37,733,561 4,782,454
45 For Colored Girls 11/5/2010 Drama R $37,676,774 4,775,256
46 The Back-up Plan 4/23/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $37,490,007 4,751,585
47 Vampires Suck 8/18/2010 Comedy PG-13 $36,661,504 4,646,578
48 The American 9/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $35,606,376 4,512,848
49 Hereafter 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,712,586 4,146,082
50 When in Rome 1/29/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,680,633 4,142,032
51 She's Out of My League 3/12/2010 Romantic Comedy R $32,010,860 4,057,143
52 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 8/13/2010 Comedy PG-13 $31,611,316 4,006,504
53 Love and Other Drugs 11/24/2010 Drama R $31,267,088 3,962,876
54 Charlie St. Cloud 7/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $31,206,263 3,955,166
55 Morning Glory 11/10/2010 Comedy PG-13 $30,759,976 3,898,603
56 The Switch 8/20/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $27,758,465 3,518,183
57 Brooklyn's Finest 3/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $27,163,593 3,442,787
58 Machete 9/3/2010 Action R $26,593,646 3,370,551
59 Leap Year 1/8/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $25,918,920 3,285,034
60 You Again 9/24/2010 Comedy PG $25,702,053 3,257,547
61 How Do You Know? 12/17/2010 Romantic Comedy R $25,040,894 3,173,751
62 Lottery Ticket 8/20/2010 Comedy PG-13 $24,719,879 3,133,065
63 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $24,077,427 3,051,638
64 The Losers 4/23/2010 Action PG-13 $23,591,432 2,990,042
65 Faster 11/24/2010 Action R $22,856,870 2,896,941
66 Just Wright 5/14/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $21,540,363 2,730,084
67 The Next Three Days 11/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $21,129,348 2,677,990
68 The Kids Are All Right 7/9/2010 Comedy R $20,811,365 2,637,688
69 Our Family Wedding 3/12/2010 Comedy PG-13 $20,255,281 2,567,209
70 Remember Me 3/12/2010 Drama PG-13 $19,068,240 2,416,760
71 Going the Distance 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy R $17,804,299 2,256,565
72 The Ghost Writer 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $15,541,549 1,969,778
73 Youth in Revolt 1/8/2010 Comedy R $15,285,588 1,937,336
74 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Horror R $14,744,435 1,868,750
75 Män som hatar kvinnor 5/29/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $10,561,224 1,338,558
76 Cyrus 6/18/2010 Comedy R $7,468,936 946,633
77 City Island 3/19/2010 Comedy PG-13 $6,671,283 845,536
78 It's Kind of a Funny Story 10/8/2010 Comedy PG-13 $6,363,628 806,543
79 Winter's Bone 6/11/2010 Drama R $6,245,508 791,572
80 Nine 12/25/2009 Musical PG-13 $5,930,989 751,709
81 Luftslottet som sprängdes 4/30/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $5,273,085 668,325
82 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama R $4,360,548 552,667
83 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $4,346,706 550,913
84 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $4,267,703 540,900
85 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy R $4,234,170 536,650
86 My Name is Khan 2/12/2010 Drama PG-13 $4,046,336 512,844
87 Please Give 4/30/2010 Black Comedy R $4,033,574 511,226
88 To Save a Life 1/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $3,777,210 478,733
89 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama R $3,229,586 409,326
90 Chloe 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $3,075,255 389,766
91 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,991,650 379,169
92 Letters to God 4/9/2010 Drama PG $2,848,587 361,037
93 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $2,595,644 328,978
94 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $2,252,485 285,486
95 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama R $2,087,720 264,603
96 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama R $1,810,078 229,414
97 3 Idiots 12/23/2009 Comedy PG-13 $1,776,771 225,192
98 Kites 5/21/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,685,269 213,595
99 Cairo Time 8/6/2010 Drama PG $1,603,616 203,246
100 Dabangg 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,288,549 163,314
101 Micmacs 5/28/2010 Comedy R $1,259,693 159,656
102 Housefull 4/30/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,183,658 150,020
103 Golmaal 3 11/5/2010 Comedy Not Rated $1,132,192 143,497
104 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy R $1,126,302 142,750
105 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Drama R $1,110,509 140,748
106 La Mission 4/9/2010 Drama R $1,062,941 134,720
107 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $1,044,143 132,337
108 Tees Maar Khan 12/22/2010 Comedy Not Rated $1,030,502 130,608
109 Guzaarish 11/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,026,589 130,112
110 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama R $1,016,417 128,823
111 I Hate Luv Storys 7/2/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $847,993 107,476
112 What If... 8/20/2010 Drama PG $767,544 97,280
113 Peepli Live 8/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $754,836 95,669
114 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $693,900 87,947
115 Pranzo di ferragosto 3/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $675,299 85,589
116 Le Concert 7/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $657,986 83,394
117 We Are Family 9/3/2010 Drama PG $638,144 80,880
118 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy R $636,706 80,698
119 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $630,109 79,862
120 Madeo 3/12/2010 Drama R $551,509 69,899
121 Ondine 6/4/2010 Drama PG-13 $550,472 69,768
122 Jack Goes Boating 9/17/2010 Comedy R $541,992 68,694
123 Tamara Drewe 10/8/2010 Comedy R $526,639 66,747
124 Les amours imaginaires 6/11/2010 Drama Not Rated $509,770 64,609
125 L'arnacouer 9/10/2010 Comedy Not Rated $504,030 63,882
126 The City of Your Final Destination 4/16/2010 Drama PG-13 $493,296 62,521
127 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $455,286 57,704
128 The Extra Man 7/30/2010 Comedy R $453,377 57,462
129 Rabbit Hole 12/17/2010 Drama PG-13 $435,229 55,162
130 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama R $432,836 54,858
131 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $428,914 54,361
132 Break Ke Baad 11/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $427,628 54,198
133 Action Replayy 11/5/2010 Drama Not Rated $410,262 51,997
134 The Men Who Stare at Goats 11/6/2009 Black Comedy R $409,764 51,934
135 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $406,216 51,484
136 Les herbes folles 6/25/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG $403,952 51,197
137 à bout de souffle 4/21/2000 Drama Not Rated $358,477 45,434
138 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama R $323,651 41,020
139 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy R $317,831 40,282
140 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $315,233 39,953
141 Aisha 8/6/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $298,431 37,823
142 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama NC-17 $291,607 36,959
143 Tiny Furniture 11/12/2010 Comedy Not Rated $286,707 36,338
144 No Problem 12/10/2010 Comedy Not Rated $285,468 36,180
145 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 11/20/2009 Drama R $269,021 34,096
146 Le baiser du barbu 6/18/2010 Comedy Not Rated $249,519 31,624
147 White Material 11/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $246,328 31,220
148 Frozen 2/5/2010 Horror R $246,177 31,201
149 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy R $242,136 30,688
150 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $210,625 26,695
151 La fille du RER 1/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $208,163 26,383
152 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror R $205,842 26,088
153 Legendary 9/10/2010 Drama PG-13 $200,393 25,398
154 San qiang pai an jing qi 9/3/2010 Drama R $190,946 24,201
155 Twelve 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $183,920 23,310
156 Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2 12/24/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $182,517 23,132
157 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror R $181,467 22,999
158 Partir 10/1/2010 Drama Not Rated $176,113 22,321
159 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $173,574 21,999
160 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $166,980 21,163
161 De Mai Tinh 9/10/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $165,987 21,037
162 Another Year 12/29/2010 Drama PG-13 $164,654 20,868
163 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama R $152,857 19,373
164 My Dog Tulip 9/1/2010 Drama Not Rated $151,258 19,170
165 Le père de mes enfants 5/21/2010 Drama Not Rated $144,022 18,253
166 Hausu 1/15/2010 Horror Not Rated $140,750 17,839
167 The Cremaster Cycle 4/9/2010 Drama Not Rated $140,666 17,828
168 The Weathered Underground 1/26/2010 Multiple Genres Not Rated $140,091 17,755
169 Pure Country 2: The Gift 10/15/2010 Drama PG $133,771 16,954
170 Lovely, Still 9/10/2010 Drama PG $127,564 16,167
171 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $119,742 15,176
172 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Drama R $116,400 14,752
173 Bran Nue Dae 9/10/2010 Musical PG-13 $113,568 14,393
174 Parlez-moi de la pluie 6/18/2010 Comedy Not Rated $111,844 14,175
175 Wild Target 10/29/2010 Comedy PG-13 $109,338 13,857
176 After.Life 4/9/2010 Horror R $108,596 13,763
177 Bellamy 10/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $107,612 13,639
178 The Romantics 9/10/2010 Comedy PG-13 $106,524 13,501
179 The Good Guy 2/19/2010 Romantic Comedy R $100,688 12,761
180 I Spit on Your Grave 10/8/2010 Horror R $93,051 11,793
181 Crazy on the Outside 1/8/2010 Comedy PG-13 $88,335 11,195
182 Feed the Fish 4/23/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $84,085 10,657
183 La Nana 10/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $83,834 10,625
184 Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh 4/16/2010 Drama Not Rated $81,768 10,363
185 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11/27/2009 Drama R $76,158 9,652
186 Kynodontas 6/25/2010 Drama Not Rated $73,849 9,359
187 Le hérisson 3/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $73,133 9,269
188 Leaves of Grass 4/2/2010 Black Comedy R $70,066 8,880
189 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 Drama Not Rated $64,158 8,131
190 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror R $62,000 7,858
191 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $57,060 7,231
192 Le Amiche 6/18/2010 Drama Not Rated $54,843 6,950
193 Le code a changé 8/27/2010 Comedy Not Rated $46,714 5,920
194 Ca$h 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $46,488 5,892
195 Les vacances de M. Hulot 6/16/1954 Comedy Not Rated $45,746 5,797
196 35 Rhums 9/18/2009 Drama Not Rated $44,756 5,672
197 Le Refuge 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $34,525 4,375
198 Sauve qui peut (la vie) 11/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $33,458 4,240
199 Spoken Word 7/23/2010 Drama Not Rated $32,961 4,177
200 Dead Awake 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $30,600 3,878
201 Expecting Mary 9/10/2010 Comedy PG $28,700 3,637
202 The Exploding Girl 3/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $25,572 3,241
203 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Drama R $22,878 2,899
204 The Good Heart 4/30/2010 Drama R $20,930 2,652
205 Douchebag 10/1/2010 Comedy Not Rated $20,615 2,612
206 Prince of Broadway 9/3/2010 Drama Not Rated $20,450 2,591
207 The Korean 2/5/2010 Action Not Rated $20,279 2,570
208 The Trial 9/10/2010 Drama PG-13 $19,753 2,503
209 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 11/5/2010 Musical Not Rated $19,557 2,478
210 The People I've Slept With 8/13/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $19,137 2,425
211 Red Hill 11/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $18,224 2,309
212 Bitch Slap 1/8/2010 Action R $17,365 2,200
213 La legge 11/11/1960 Drama Not Rated $17,351 2,199
214 Nora Inu 1/6/2010 Not Rated $15,648 1,983
215 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy R $15,389 1,950
216 Dreamkiller 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $15,318 1,941
217 Revanche 5/1/2009 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $13,918 1,764
218 Le combat dans l'île 6/12/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $13,632 1,727
219 Welcome 5/7/2010 Drama Not Rated $13,461 1,706
220 Violet Tendencies 11/5/2010 Comedy Not Rated $11,863 1,503
221 White Wedding 9/3/2010 Comedy PG-13 $11,711 1,484
222 Milh Hadha al-Bahr 8/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $11,662 1,478
223 16 to Life 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $11,574 1,466
224 Cherry 10/8/2010 Drama R $11,362 1,440
225 Mississippi Mermaid 1/15/1999 Drama R $10,678 1,353
226 Circle 8/27/2010 Horror Not Rated $10,024 1,270
227 Down Terrace 10/15/2010 Black Comedy R $9,812 1,243
228 The Taqwacores 10/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $9,347 1,184
229 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Drama R $9,309 1,179
230 Broderskab 8/6/2010 Drama Not Rated $8,979 1,138
231 Shanghai Red 1/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $8,734 1,106
232 The Freebie 9/17/2010 Romantic Comedy R $8,300 1,051
233 Logan 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $7,137 904
234 Misconceptions 1/22/2010 Comedy Not Rated $6,892 873
235 Monsieur Verdoux 4/11/1947 Black Comedy Not Rated $6,393 810
236 Watercolors 1/22/2010 Drama Not Rated $6,305 799
237 BearCity 10/22/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $5,980 757
238 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $5,800 735
239 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $5,517 699
240 Hadewijch 12/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $5,006 634
241 The Winning Season 9/3/2010 Comedy PG-13 $5,000 633
242 Cosa Voglio Di Piu 12/3/2010 Drama Not Rated $4,998 633
243 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $4,908 622
244 The Oxford Murders 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $4,803 608
245 Inhale 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $4,115 521
246 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $3,666 464
247 Speed-Dating 6/4/2010 Romantic Comedy R $3,394 430
248 My Year Without Sex 3/12/2010 Comedy Not Rated $3,119 395
249 Altiplano 8/20/2010 Drama Not Rated $3,063 388
250 Mutluluk 8/7/2009 Drama Not Rated $2,856 361
251 Helena From the Wedding 11/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,692 341
252 Boogie Woogie 4/23/2010 Black Comedy R $2,618 331
253 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $2,510 318
254 Daniel y Ana 8/27/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,372 300
255 El Súperstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Francés 9/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $2,330 295
256 You Won’t Miss Me 12/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,240 283
257 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $2,093 265
258 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $1,985 251
259 Carmo 10/15/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,512 191
260 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $1,237 156
261 Un baiser s'il vous plaît 3/27/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $814 103
262 Daddy's Home 9/10/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $796 100
263 $9.99 12/12/2008 Drama R $544 68
264 The Magician 10/29/2010 Black Comedy Not Rated $406 51
265 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $275 34
266 Breakfast with Scot 10/10/2008 Drama PG-13 $114 14
267 To Die is Hard 12/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $112 14
Total Gross of All Movies$4,284,328,166
Total Tickets Sold543,007,269

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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