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Box Office Performance for Original Screenplay Movies in 2010

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Toy Story 3 6/18/2010 Adventure G $415,004,880 52,598,844
2 Avatar 12/18/2009 Action PG-13 $408,392,727 51,760,802
3 Inception 7/16/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $292,568,851 37,080,970
4 Despicable Me 7/9/2010 Adventure PG $251,203,225 31,838,178
5 Grown Ups 6/25/2010 Comedy PG-13 $162,001,186 20,532,470
6 Megamind 11/5/2010 Adventure PG $144,192,018 18,275,287
7 Tron: Legacy 12/17/2010 Adventure PG $131,304,844 16,641,932
8 The Other Guys 8/6/2010 Comedy PG-13 $119,219,978 15,110,263
9 Salt 7/23/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $118,311,368 14,995,104
10 Valentine's Day 2/12/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $110,485,654 14,003,251
11 The Expendables 8/13/2010 Action R $103,068,524 13,063,184
12 Little Fockers 12/22/2010 Comedy PG-13 $102,576,190 13,000,785
13 Due Date 11/5/2010 Comedy R $99,231,922 12,576,923
14 Date Night 4/9/2010 Comedy PG-13 $98,711,404 12,510,951
15 The Book of Eli 1/15/2010 Action R $94,835,059 12,019,653
16 Paranormal Activity 2 10/22/2010 Horror R $84,660,648 10,730,120
17 Knight and Day 6/23/2010 Action PG-13 $76,423,035 9,686,063
18 The Bounty Hunter 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $67,061,228 8,499,522
19 Tooth Fairy 1/22/2010 Adventure PG $60,022,256 7,607,384
20 Takers 8/27/2010 Drama PG-13 $57,744,720 7,318,722
21 The Tourist 12/10/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $54,633,191 6,924,359
22 It’s Complicated 12/25/2009 Romantic Comedy R $53,556,535 6,787,901
23 Life as We Know It 10/8/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $52,886,508 6,702,979
24 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 9/24/2010 Drama PG-13 $52,474,616 6,650,775
25 Predators 7/9/2010 Action R $52,000,688 6,590,708
26 Hot Tub Time Machine 3/26/2010 Comedy R $50,269,859 6,371,338
27 Black Swan 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $47,807,791 6,059,289
28 Killers 6/4/2010 Action PG-13 $47,059,963 5,964,507
29 Saw 3D 10/29/2010 Horror R $45,710,178 5,793,431
30 Cop Out 2/26/2010 Comedy R $44,875,481 5,687,640
31 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 7/30/2010 Adventure PG $43,585,753 5,524,177
32 Step Up 3D 8/6/2010 Drama PG-13 $42,400,223 5,373,919
33 The Last Exorcism 8/27/2010 Horror PG-13 $41,034,350 5,200,804
34 Legion 1/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $40,168,080 5,091,011
35 Crazy Heart 12/16/2009 Drama R $38,769,554 4,913,758
36 Burlesque 11/24/2010 Drama PG-13 $37,733,561 4,782,454
37 The Back-up Plan 4/23/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $37,490,007 4,751,585
38 Vampires Suck 8/18/2010 Comedy PG-13 $36,661,504 4,646,578
39 The American 9/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $35,606,376 4,512,848
40 Devil 9/17/2010 Horror PG-13 $33,679,655 4,268,651
41 Hereafter 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $32,712,586 4,146,082
42 When in Rome 1/29/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $32,680,633 4,142,032
43 She's Out of My League 3/12/2010 Romantic Comedy R $32,010,860 4,057,143
44 Morning Glory 11/10/2010 Comedy PG-13 $30,759,976 3,898,603
45 Daybreakers 1/8/2010 Horror R $30,101,577 3,815,155
46 The Switch 8/20/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $27,758,465 3,518,183
47 Machete 9/3/2010 Action R $26,593,646 3,370,551
48 Leap Year 1/8/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $25,918,920 3,285,034
49 You Again 9/24/2010 Comedy PG $25,702,053 3,257,547
50 Alpha and Omega 3D 9/17/2010 Adventure PG $25,107,267 3,182,163
51 How Do You Know? 12/17/2010 Romantic Comedy R $25,040,894 3,173,751
52 Lottery Ticket 8/20/2010 Comedy PG-13 $24,719,879 3,133,065
53 The Spy Next Door 1/15/2010 Adventure PG $24,307,106 3,080,748
54 From Paris With Love 2/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $24,077,427 3,051,638
55 The King’s Speech 11/26/2010 Drama R $22,932,401 2,906,514
56 Faster 11/24/2010 Action R $22,856,870 2,896,941
57 Just Wright 5/14/2010 Romantic Comedy PG $21,540,363 2,730,084
58 Skyline 11/12/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $21,416,355 2,714,367
59 The Kids Are All Right 7/9/2010 Comedy R $20,811,365 2,637,688
60 Our Family Wedding 3/12/2010 Comedy PG-13 $20,255,281 2,567,209
61 Remember Me 3/12/2010 Drama PG-13 $19,068,240 2,416,760
62 Going the Distance 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy R $17,804,299 2,256,565
63 Furry Vengeance 4/30/2010 Adventure PG $17,630,465 2,234,533
64 Splice 6/4/2010 Horror R $17,010,170 2,155,915
65 My Soul to Take 10/8/2010 Horror R $14,744,435 1,868,750
66 Case 39 10/1/2010 Horror R $13,261,851 1,680,843
67 Cyrus 6/18/2010 Comedy R $7,468,936 946,633
68 City Island 3/19/2010 Comedy PG-13 $6,671,283 845,536
69 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12/25/2009 Adventure PG-13 $6,659,786 844,079
70 The Warrior's Way 12/3/2010 Western R $5,569,301 705,868
71 Io sono l’amore 6/18/2010 Drama R $5,005,465 634,406
72 Solitary Man 5/21/2010 Drama R $4,360,548 552,667
73 The Hurt Locker 6/26/2009 Drama R $4,346,706 550,913
74 Did You Hear About the Morgans? 12/18/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $4,267,703 540,900
75 Greenberg 3/19/2010 Romantic Comedy R $4,234,170 536,650
76 My Name is Khan 2/12/2010 Drama PG-13 $4,046,336 512,844
77 Please Give 4/30/2010 Black Comedy R $4,033,574 511,226
78 To Save a Life 1/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $3,777,210 478,733
79 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 9/22/2010 Drama R $3,229,586 409,326
80 Los abrazos rotos 11/20/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $2,991,650 379,169
81 Letters to God 4/9/2010 Drama PG $2,848,587 361,037
82 2012 11/13/2009 Action PG-13 $2,670,038 338,408
83 Planet 51 11/20/2009 Adventure PG $2,623,491 332,508
84 N-Secure 10/15/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $2,595,644 328,978
85 Robot 10/1/2010 Action Not Rated $2,276,427 288,520
86 Old Dogs 11/25/2009 Comedy PG $2,252,485 285,486
87 Das Weisse Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte 12/30/2009 Drama R $2,137,172 270,870
88 Un Prophète 2/26/2010 Drama R $2,087,720 264,603
89 Stone 10/8/2010 Drama R $1,810,078 229,414
90 Kites 5/21/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $1,685,269 213,595
91 Cairo Time 8/6/2010 Drama PG $1,603,616 203,246
92 Dabangg 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,288,549 163,314
93 Housefull 4/30/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $1,183,658 150,020
94 Golmaal 3 11/5/2010 Comedy Not Rated $1,132,192 143,497
95 Mother and Child 5/7/2010 Drama R $1,110,509 140,748
96 La Mission 4/9/2010 Drama R $1,062,941 134,720
97 Buried 9/24/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $1,044,143 132,337
98 Guzaarish 11/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,026,589 130,112
99 Animal Kingdom 8/13/2010 Drama R $1,016,417 128,823
100 I Hate Luv Storys 7/2/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $847,993 107,476
101 L'enfant prodige 5/28/2010 Drama Not Rated $773,615 98,050
102 What If... 8/20/2010 Drama PG $767,544 97,280
103 Peepli Live 8/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $754,836 95,669
104 Middle Men 8/6/2010 Comedy R $754,301 95,602
105 Couples Retreat 10/9/2009 Comedy PG-13 $693,900 87,947
106 Pranzo di ferragosto 3/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $675,299 85,589
107 Le Concert 7/30/2010 Drama PG-13 $657,986 83,394
108 We Are Family 9/3/2010 Drama PG $638,144 80,880
109 The Virginity Hit 9/24/2010 Comedy R $636,706 80,698
110 Ninja Assassin 11/25/2009 Action R $630,109 79,862
111 Agora 5/28/2010 Drama R $619,423 78,507
112 Madeo 3/12/2010 Drama R $551,509 69,899
113 Ondine 6/4/2010 Drama PG-13 $550,472 69,768
114 Les amours imaginaires 6/11/2010 Drama Not Rated $509,770 64,609
115 L'arnacouer 9/10/2010 Comedy Not Rated $504,030 63,882
116 Gunless 4/30/2010 Western Not Rated $458,054 58,055
117 The Messenger 11/13/2009 Drama R $455,286 57,704
118 Somewhere 12/22/2010 Drama R $432,836 54,858
119 Law Abiding Citizen 10/16/2009 Thriller/Suspense R $428,914 54,361
120 Break Ke Baad 11/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $427,628 54,198
121 Action Replayy 11/5/2010 Drama Not Rated $410,262 51,997
122 The Square 4/9/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $406,216 51,484
123 All Good Things 12/3/2010 Drama R $323,651 41,020
124 Today's Special 11/19/2010 Comedy R $317,831 40,282
125 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day 10/30/2009 Action R $315,233 39,953
126 Blue Valentine 12/29/2010 Drama NC-17 $291,607 36,959
127 Tiny Furniture 11/12/2010 Comedy Not Rated $286,707 36,338
128 No Problem 12/10/2010 Comedy Not Rated $285,468 36,180
129 Le baiser du barbu 6/18/2010 Comedy Not Rated $249,519 31,624
130 White Material 11/19/2010 Drama Not Rated $246,328 31,220
131 Frozen 2/5/2010 Horror R $246,177 31,201
132 Four Lions 11/5/2010 Black Comedy R $242,136 30,688
133 Monsters 10/29/2010 Drama R $237,301 30,076
134 Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 12/3/2010 Comedy R $215,430 27,304
135 La Soga 8/13/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $210,625 26,695
136 Chain Letter 10/1/2010 Horror R $205,842 26,088
137 Legendary 9/10/2010 Drama PG-13 $200,393 25,398
138 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 9/18/2009 Drama PG $187,456 23,758
139 Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2 12/24/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $182,517 23,132
140 The Human Centipede 4/30/2010 Horror R $181,467 22,999
141 Partir 10/1/2010 Drama Not Rated $176,113 22,321
142 Armored 12/4/2009 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $173,574 21,999
143 The Disappearance of Alice Creed 8/6/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $166,980 21,163
144 De Mai Tinh 9/10/2010 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $165,987 21,037
145 Another Year 12/29/2010 Drama PG-13 $164,654 20,868
146 Welcome to the Rileys 10/29/2010 Drama R $152,857 19,373
147 Le père de mes enfants 5/21/2010 Drama Not Rated $144,022 18,253
148 Hausu 1/15/2010 Horror Not Rated $140,750 17,839
149 The Cremaster Cycle 4/9/2010 Drama Not Rated $140,666 17,828
150 The Weathered Underground 1/26/2010 Multiple Genres Not Rated $140,091 17,755
151 Pure Country 2: The Gift 10/15/2010 Drama PG $133,771 16,954
152 Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom 4/23/2010 Action R $128,486 16,284
153 Lovely, Still 9/10/2010 Drama PG $127,564 16,167
154 Centurion 8/27/2010 Action R $123,570 15,661
155 L'illusionniste 12/25/2010 Adventure PG $123,476 15,649
156 Country Strong 12/22/2010 Drama PG-13 $119,742 15,176
157 Queen of the Lot 11/19/2010 Drama R $116,400 14,752
158 Parlez-moi de la pluie 6/18/2010 Comedy Not Rated $111,844 14,175
159 After.Life 4/9/2010 Horror R $108,596 13,763
160 Bellamy 10/29/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $107,612 13,639
161 The Romantics 9/10/2010 Comedy PG-13 $106,524 13,501
162 The Good Guy 2/19/2010 Romantic Comedy R $100,688 12,761
163 Kings of the Evening 1/1/2010 Drama PG $98,124 12,436
164 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond 12/30/2009 Drama PG-13 $90,040 11,411
165 Crazy on the Outside 1/8/2010 Comedy PG-13 $88,335 11,195
166 Feed the Fish 4/23/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $84,085 10,657
167 La Nana 10/16/2009 Drama Not Rated $83,834 10,625
168 Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh 4/16/2010 Drama Not Rated $81,768 10,363
169 Kynodontas 6/25/2010 Drama Not Rated $73,849 9,359
170 Rosencrantz and Guildenstein are Undead 6/4/2010 Comedy Not Rated $70,563 8,943
171 Leaves of Grass 4/2/2010 Black Comedy R $70,066 8,880
172 Paranormal Activity 9/25/2009 Horror R $64,214 8,139
173 Contracorriente 9/17/2010 Drama Not Rated $64,158 8,131
174 Hatchet II 10/1/2010 Horror R $62,000 7,858
175 Patrik, Age 1.5 8/14/2009 Comedy Not Rated $57,060 7,231
176 God of Vampires 7/2/2010 Action Not Rated $56,705 7,186
177 Night Catches Us 12/3/2010 Drama R $54,914 6,959
178 Le code a changé 8/27/2010 Comedy Not Rated $46,714 5,920
179 Ca$h 3/26/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $46,488 5,892
180 Les vacances de M. Hulot 6/16/1954 Comedy Not Rated $45,746 5,797
181 35 Rhums 9/18/2009 Drama Not Rated $44,756 5,672
182 Terkel i knibe 3/26/2010 Adventure Not Rated $41,121 5,211
183 A Serious Man 10/2/2009 Comedy R $38,263 4,849
184 Le Refuge 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $34,525 4,375
185 Sauve qui peut (la vie) 11/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $33,458 4,240
186 Valhalla Rising 7/16/2010 Action Not Rated $30,638 3,883
187 Dead Awake 12/3/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $30,600 3,878
188 Expecting Mary 9/10/2010 Comedy PG $28,700 3,637
189 BoyBand 6/4/2010 Comedy Not Rated $28,336 3,591
190 The Exploding Girl 3/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $25,572 3,241
191 The Boat That Rocked 11/13/2009 Comedy R $23,352 2,959
192 Handsome Harry 4/16/2010 Drama R $22,878 2,899
193 The Good Heart 4/30/2010 Drama R $20,930 2,652
194 Douchebag 10/1/2010 Comedy Not Rated $20,615 2,612
195 Prince of Broadway 9/3/2010 Drama Not Rated $20,450 2,591
196 The Korean 2/5/2010 Action Not Rated $20,279 2,570
197 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 11/5/2010 Musical Not Rated $19,557 2,478
198 The People I've Slept With 8/13/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $19,137 2,425
199 Red Hill 11/5/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $18,224 2,309
200 Bitch Slap 1/8/2010 Action R $17,365 2,200
201 Nora Inu 1/6/2010 Not Rated $15,648 1,983
202 Paper Man 4/23/2010 Comedy R $15,389 1,950
203 Dreamkiller 2/19/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $15,318 1,941
204 Welcome 5/7/2010 Drama Not Rated $13,461 1,706
205 Jim 10/8/2010 Drama Not Rated $13,015 1,649
206 Violet Tendencies 11/5/2010 Comedy Not Rated $11,863 1,503
207 White Wedding 9/3/2010 Comedy PG-13 $11,711 1,484
208 Milh Hadha al-Bahr 8/13/2010 Drama Not Rated $11,662 1,478
209 16 to Life 9/3/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $11,574 1,466
210 Cherry 10/8/2010 Drama R $11,362 1,440
211 Circle 8/27/2010 Horror Not Rated $10,024 1,270
212 Down Terrace 10/15/2010 Black Comedy R $9,812 1,243
213 Wonderful World 1/8/2010 Drama R $9,309 1,179
214 Broderskab 8/6/2010 Drama Not Rated $8,979 1,138
215 Shanghai Red 1/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $8,734 1,106
216 The Freebie 9/17/2010 Romantic Comedy R $8,300 1,051
217 Jerusalema 6/11/2010 R $7,294 924
218 Logan 9/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $7,137 904
219 Misconceptions 1/22/2010 Comedy Not Rated $6,892 873
220 BearCity 10/22/2010 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $5,980 757
221 Okuribito 5/29/2009 Drama PG-13 $5,800 735
222 Midnight Reckoning 9/10/2010 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $5,673 719
223 Home 11/27/2009 Drama Not Rated $5,517 699
224 Hadewijch 12/24/2010 Drama Not Rated $5,006 634
225 The Winning Season 9/3/2010 Comedy PG-13 $5,000 633
226 Cosa Voglio Di Piu 12/3/2010 Drama Not Rated $4,998 633
227 Polițist, Adjectiv 12/23/2009 Drama Not Rated $4,908 622
228 Inhale 10/22/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $4,115 521
229 Zenith 10/1/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $4,052 513
230 Heartless 11/19/2010 Horror Not Rated $3,697 468
231 Big Fan 8/28/2009 Comedy R $3,666 464
232 Speed-Dating 6/4/2010 Romantic Comedy R $3,394 430
233 My Year Without Sex 3/12/2010 Comedy Not Rated $3,119 395
234 Altiplano 8/20/2010 Drama Not Rated $3,063 388
235 Helena From the Wedding 11/12/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,692 341
236 The Slammin' Salmon 12/11/2009 Comedy R $2,510 318
237 Daniel y Ana 8/27/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,372 300
238 El Súperstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Francés 9/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $2,330 295
239 You Won’t Miss Me 12/10/2010 Drama Not Rated $2,240 283
240 As Good as Dead 10/8/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $2,093 265
241 White On Rice 9/11/2009 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $1,985 251
242 Clear Blue Tuesday 9/3/2010 Musical Not Rated $1,780 225
243 Carmo 10/15/2010 Drama Not Rated $1,512 191
244 Trucker 10/9/2009 Drama R $1,237 156
245 Un baiser s'il vous plaît 3/27/2009 Romantic Comedy Not Rated $814 103
246 Daddy's Home 9/10/2010 Thriller/Suspense Not Rated $796 100
247 The Magician 10/29/2010 Black Comedy Not Rated $406 51
248 Tru Loved 10/17/2008 Romantic Comedy R $275 34
249 To Die is Hard 12/17/2010 Comedy Not Rated $112 14
Total Gross of All Movies$4,625,425,286
Total Tickets Sold586,238,852

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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