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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 Ice Age: Continental Drift 7/13/2012 Adventure PG $161,204,082 20,251,769
4 Snow White and the Huntsman 6/1/2012 Adventure PG-13 $155,136,755 19,489,542
5 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2/10/2012 Adventure PG $103,860,290 13,047,775
6 Life of Pi 11/21/2012 Drama PG $91,039,488 11,437,121
7 Wrath of the Titans 3/30/2012 Adventure PG-13 $83,670,083 10,511,316
8 Beauty and the Beast 6/21/2002 Musical G $81,619,237 10,253,672
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 Silent House 3/9/2012 Horror R $12,739,737 1,600,469
24 Beasts of the Southern Wild 6/27/2012 Drama PG-13 $11,249,128 1,413,207
25 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 12/21/2012 Drama PG $10,878,362 1,366,628
26 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 11/18/2011 Drama PG-13 $5,756,395 723,165
27 Last Ounce of Courage 9/14/2012 Drama PG $3,310,439 415,884
28 Immortals 11/11/2011 Action R $847,018 106,409
29 Midnight in Paris 5/20/2011 Romantic Comedy PG-13 $438,930 55,141
30 Neuk-dae-so-nyeon 11/30/2012 Drama Not Rated $338,876 42,572
31 Poulet aux prunes 8/17/2012 Drama PG-13 $253,705 31,872
32 Tai Chi Zero 10/19/2012 Action PG-13 $212,094 26,644
33 Hagane no renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no seinaru hoshi 1/20/2012 Adventure Not Rated $178,000 22,361
34 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 11/4/2011 Comedy R $132,486 16,643
35 V/H/S 10/5/2012 Horror R $100,345 12,606
36 The Awakening 8/17/2012 Horror R $95,933 12,051
37 The Road 5/11/2012 Horror R $92,476 11,617
38 The Innkeepers 2/3/2012 Horror R $78,396 9,848
39 Beyond the Black Rainbow 5/18/2012 Drama R $56,491 7,096
40 A Beautiful Soul 5/4/2012 Drama PG-13 $54,008 6,784
41 La fee 2/24/2012 Comedy Not Rated $38,399 4,823
42 Hua Pi 2 8/17/2012 Action Not Rated $33,212 4,172
43 Death of the Virgin 2/10/2012 Horror Not Rated $24,418 3,067
44 Keyhole 4/6/2012 Thriller/Suspense R $22,393 2,813
45 Paranormal Activity 3 10/21/2011 Horror R $20,979 2,635
46 This Binary Universe 5/4/2012 Documentary Not Rated $15,875 1,994
47 Citadel 11/9/2012 Horror R $13,201 1,658
48 The Worst Movie EVER! 8/19/2011 Comedy Not Rated $4,891 614
49 The Moth Diaries 4/20/2012 Horror R $3,838 482
50 Bad Blood...The Hunger 10/26/2012 Horror R $1,872 235
51 I Kissed a Vampire 3/30/2012 Musical PG $1,380 173
52 Playback 3/16/2012 Horror R $264 33
53 Emergo 6/1/2012 Horror R $256 32
Total Gross of All Movies$1,949,641,088
Total Tickets Sold244,929,758

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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