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Box Office Performance for Fantasy Movies in 2012

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2012 GrossTickets Sold
1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 11/16/2012 Drama PG-13 $289,133,356 36,323,285
2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 12/14/2012 Adventure PG-13 $263,834,893 33,145,087
3 Beauty and the Beast 6/21/2002 Musical G $218,813,467 27,489,129
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift 7/13/2012 Adventure PG $161,204,082 20,251,769
5 Snow White and the Huntsman 6/1/2012 Adventure PG-13 $155,136,755 19,489,542
6 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2/10/2012 Adventure PG $103,860,290 13,047,775
7 Life of Pi 11/21/2012 Drama PG $91,039,488 11,437,121
8 Wrath of the Titans 3/30/2012 Adventure PG-13 $83,670,083 10,511,316
9 Dark Shadows 5/11/2012 Black Comedy PG-13 $79,727,149 10,015,973
10 Mirror Mirror 3/30/2012 Adventure PG $64,935,167 8,157,684
11 Underworld: Awakening 1/20/2012 Action R $62,321,039 7,829,276
12 The Woman in Black 2/3/2012 Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $54,333,290 6,825,790
13 Paranormal Activity 4 10/19/2012 Horror R $53,900,335 6,771,398
14 The Devil Inside 1/6/2012 Horror R $53,262,945 6,691,324
15 The Odd Life of Timothy Green 8/15/2012 Drama PG $51,844,311 6,513,104
16 The Possession 8/31/2012 Horror PG-13 $49,130,588 6,172,184
17 Sinister 10/12/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $48,086,903 6,041,068
18 The Cabin in the Woods 4/13/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $42,073,277 5,285,587
19 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 6/22/2012 Horror R $37,519,139 4,713,459
20 Frankenweenie 10/5/2012 Adventure PG $34,933,733 4,388,659
21 Hugo 11/23/2011 Adventure PG $23,551,012 2,958,669
22 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 10/26/2012 Horror R $17,530,219 2,202,288
23 Beasts of the Southern Wild 6/27/2012 Drama PG-13 $11,249,128 1,413,207
24 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 12/21/2012 Drama PG $10,878,362 1,366,628
25 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 11/18/2011 Drama PG-13 $5,756,395 723,165
26 Last Ounce of Courage 9/14/2012 Drama PG $3,310,439 415,884
27 Immortals 11/11/2011 Action R $847,018 106,409
28 Midnight in Paris 5/20/2011 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $438,930 55,141
29 Neuk-dae-so-nyeon 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $338,876 42,572
30 Poulet aux prunes 8/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $253,705 31,872
31 Tai Chi Zero 10/19/2012 Action PG-13 $212,094 26,644
32 Hagane no renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no seinaru hoshi 1/20/2012 Adventure Not Rated $178,000 22,361
33 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Comedy R $132,486 16,643
34 V/H/S 10/5/2012 Horror R $100,345 12,606
35 The Awakening 8/17/2012 Horror R $95,933 12,051
36 The Road 5/11/2012 Horror R $92,476 11,617
37 The Innkeepers 2/3/2012 Horror R $78,396 9,848
38 Beyond the Black Rainbow 5/18/2012 Drama R $56,491 7,096
39 A Beautiful Soul 5/4/2012 Drama PG-13 $54,008 6,784
40 La fee 2/24/2012 Comedy Not Rated $38,399 4,823
41 Hua Pi 2 8/17/2012 Action Not Rated $33,212 4,172
42 Death of the Virgin 2/10/2012 Horror Not Rated $24,418 3,067
43 Keyhole 4/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $22,393 2,813
44 Paranormal Activity 3 10/21/2011 Horror R $20,979 2,635
45 This Binary Universe 5/4/2012 Documentary Not Rated $15,875 1,994
46 Citadel 11/9/2012 Horror R $13,201 1,658
47 The Worst Movie EVER! 8/19/2011 Comedy Not Rated $4,891 614
48 The Moth Diaries 4/20/2012 Horror R $3,838 482
49 Bad Blood...The Hunger 10/26/2012 Horror R $1,872 235
50 I Kissed a Vampire 3/30/2012 Musical PG $1,380 173
51 Playback 3/16/2012 Horror R $264 33
52 Emergo 6/1/2012 Horror R $256 32
Total Gross of All Movies$2,074,095,581
Total Tickets Sold260,564,746

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2012. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2012. 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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