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Most Popular Movies 2010

This chart shows the 2010 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all 2010 releases.

See also: Domestic Release Schedule for 2010 - Top 2010 Worldwide

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Hubble 3D poster
Hubble 3D
Director: Toni Myers
Initial Theatrical Release: March 19th, 2010 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
Keywords: 3-D, Space Program, Edutainment, IMAX: DMR, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Voiceover/Narration
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Documentary, Live Action, Factual
Domestic BO:
$51,933,456
International BO:
$15,987,442

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Alice in Wonderland poster
Domestic BO:
$334,191,110
International BO:
$691,300,000

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Tangled poster
Domestic BO:
$200,821,936
International BO:
$385,655,304

Synopsis

Fugitive bandit, Flynn Ryder, hides out in a mysterious tower and is taken hostage by Rapunzel. Locked in the tower with 70 feet of hair, Rapunzel strikes a deal with Flynn to gain her freedom. The pair set out on an adventure with the King's guards in hot pursuit.

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The Last Airbender poster
The Last Airbender
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Lead Roles: Noah Ringer as Aang
Initial Theatrical Release: July 1st, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Prologue, Live Action Cartoon, Martial Arts, Voiceover/Narration, 3-D, Whitewashed Casting
Classification: Based on TV, Adventure, Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$131,772,187
International BO:
$187,941,694

Synopsis

The adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways to save the world.

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The Karate Kid poster
The Karate Kid
Director: Harald Zwart
Lead Roles: Jaden Smith as Dre Parker, Jackie Chan as Mr. Han
Initial Theatrical Release: June 11th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Martial Arts, New Guy/Girl in School, Culture Clash, Bullies, Romance, Tween
Classification: Remake, Adventure, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$176,591,618
International BO:
$175,183,320

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Toy Story 3 poster
Toy Story 3
Director: Lee Unkrich
Lead Roles: Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
Initial Theatrical Release: June 18th, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Family Movie, 3-D, IMAX: DMR, 2011 Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Living Toys
Classification: Original Screenplay, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$415,004,880
International BO:
$654,661,124

Synopsis

As Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in... day care! But the untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it's all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. More than a few new faces -- some plastic, some plush -- join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie's counterpart, Ken; a lederhosen-wearing thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants; and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'- Huggin' Bear.

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Iron Man 2 poster
Iron Man 2
Director: Jon Favreau
Lead Roles: Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes , Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff, Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko
Initial Theatrical Release: May 7th, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Marvel Comics, Inventor, Revenge, Cold War, IMAX: DMR, Sequel With Lead Character Recast
Classification: Based on Comic/Graphic Novel, Adventure, Live Action, Super Hero
Domestic BO:
$312,433,331
International BO:
$308,723,058

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Inception poster
Domestic BO:
$292,576,195
International BO:
$539,825,887

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Mother and Child
Mother and Child
Lead Roles: Naomi Watts as Elizabeth, Annette Bening as Karen, Kerry Washington as Lucy, Jimmy Smits as Paco, Samuel L. Jackson as Paul
Initial Theatrical Release: May 7th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Keywords: Teenage Mom, Infertility
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$1,110,509
International BO:
$5,426,670

Synopsis

Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.

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The Human Centipede
The Human Centipede
Initial Theatrical Release: April 30th, 2010 (Limited) by IFC Films
Classification: Original Screenplay, Horror, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$181,467
International BO:
$170,694

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Grown Ups poster
Grown Ups
Director: Dennis Dugan
Lead Roles: Adam Sandler as Lenny Feder, Kevin James as Eric Lamonsoff, Chris Rock as Kurt McKenzie , David Spade as Marcus Higgins, Rob Schneider as Rob Hilliard
Initial Theatrical Release: June 25th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$162,001,186
International BO:
$110,222,244

Synopsis

Five men who were best friends when they were young kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others' families for the first time. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn't mean growing up.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World poster
Domestic BO:
$31,611,316
International BO:
$16,445,448

Synopsis

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It's getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart's ass--and now is back in town--to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn't been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past--from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

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The King's Speech poster
The King’s Speech
Director: Tom Hooper
Lead Roles: Colin Firth as King George VI, Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth
Initial Theatrical Release: November 26th, 2010 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Keywords: Royalty, World War II, Dysfunctional Family, Medical and Hospitals, Oscars Best Picture Winner, 2011 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization
Domestic BO:
$138,797,449
International BO:
$292,023,719

Synopsis

After the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII, Bertie, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue. After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond.

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Shrek Forever After poster
Shrek Forever After
Director: Mike Mitchell
Lead Roles: Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona, Antonio Banderas as Puss-in-Boots
Initial Theatrical Release: May 21st, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: 3-D, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$238,736,787
International BO:
$517,507,886

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Please Give
Initial Theatrical Release: April 30th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Classification: Original Screenplay, Black Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$4,033,574
International BO:
$536,604

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Despicable Me poster
Despicable Me
Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Lead Roles: Steve Carell as Gru, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, Dana Gaier as Edith, Elsie Fisher as Agnes
Initial Theatrical Release: July 9th, 2010 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Villain's Point of View, 3-D
Classification: Original Screenplay, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$251,513,985
International BO:
$291,981,048

Synopsis

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!). Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. One of the world's greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

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The Expendables poster
The Expendables
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Lead Roles: Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross, Jason Statham as Lee Christmas, Jet Li as Yin Yang, Terry Crews as Hale Caesar , Randy Couture as Toll Road, Dolph Lundgren as Gunnar Jensen, Steve Austin as Paine, Mickey Rourke as Tool
Initial Theatrical Release: August 13th, 2010 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Keywords: Directing Yourself, Ensemble, Special Ops, Voiceover/Narration, Pirates, Government Corruption, Secret Agent, Intertitle, Rescue, Hostage, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Revenge, Narcotics, Mercenaries
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$103,068,524
International BO:
$165,199,650

Synopsis

The only life they've known is war. The only loyalty they have is to each other. They are the Expendables: leader and mastermind Barney Ross, former SAS blade expert Lee Christmas, hand-to-hand combat specialist Yin Yang, long barrel weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitions expert Toll Road, and precision sniper Gunner Jensen. Living life in the fringes of the law, these hardened mercenaries take on what appears to be a routine assignment: a covert, CIA-funded operation to infiltrate the South American country of Vilena and overthrow its ruthless dictator General Garza. But when their job is revealed to be a suicide mission, the men are faced with a deadly choice, one that might redeem their souls...or destroy their brotherhood forever.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I poster
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Director: David Yates
Lead Roles: Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
Initial Theatrical Release: November 18th, 2010 (Wide) (Australia)
Keywords: Boarding School, Cliffhanger Ending, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Animation/Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$295,983,305
International BO:
$664,300,000

Synopsis

Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes - the keys to Voldemort's immortality. On their own, without the guidance or protection of their professors, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are dark forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the Wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. Long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's death eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen one has become the hunted one as Voldemort's followers look for Harry with orders to bring him to the Dark Lord alive.

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She's Out of My League poster
She's Out of My League
Lead Roles: Jay Baruchel as Kirk, Alice Eve as Molly
Initial Theatrical Release: March 12th, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Classification: Original Screenplay, Romantic Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$32,010,860
International BO:
$16,670,117

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Tron: Legacy poster
Tron: Legacy
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Lead Roles: Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn/Clu, Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, Olivia Wilde as Quorra, Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley/Tron, James Frain as Jarvis, Michael Sheen as Castor/Zuse
Initial Theatrical Release: December 17th, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: 3-D, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Visual Effects, Rescue, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Prologue, Delayed Adulthood, Delayed Sequel, Voiceover/Narration, Surprise Twist, IMAX: DMR
Classification: Original Screenplay, Adventure, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$172,062,763
International BO:
$228,000,000

Synopsis

In 1989, Kevin Flynn, an innovative software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son, Sam, is visited by Kevin's friend and ENCOM executive Alan Bradley, who urges Sam to investigate a mysterious page from Flynn's old arcade that may lead to information regarding Kevin's whereabouts. While exploring the arcade, Sam discovers a concealed computer laboratory and unintentionally transports himself to The Grid, where he finds an evil digital reprentation of his long lost father, named Chu. Now Sam must defeat Chu to save himself and his real father.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice poster
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Lead Roles: Jay Baruchel as Dave Stutler, Nicolas Cage as Balthazar
Initial Theatrical Release: July 14th, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Based on Short Film, Adventure, Animation/Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$63,150,991
International BO:
$154,835,329

Synopsis

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

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Black Swan poster
Black Swan
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Lead Roles: Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers/ The Swan Queen
Initial Theatrical Release: December 3rd, 2010 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Keywords: Dancing, Mental Illness, Dysfunctional Family, LGBT, Hallucinations, 2011 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$106,954,678
International BO:
$224,312,032

Synopsis

Nina, a featured dancer at the New York Ballet, finds herself caught in a web of competitive intrigue with Lily, a new dancer at the company. As the two dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

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Animal Kingdom poster
Animal Kingdom
Director: David Michod
Lead Roles: Ben Mendelsohn as Andrew "Pope" Cody, Joel Edgerton as Barry "Baz" Brown, Guy Pearce as Det. Senior Sgt. Nathan Leckie, Jacki Weaver as Janine "Smurf" Cody
Initial Theatrical Release: August 13th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Organized Crime, Narcotics, Coming of Age
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$1,044,039
International BO:
$7,034,644

Synopsis

Welcome to the Melbourne underworld, where tensions are building between dangerous criminals and equally dangerous police. The Wild West played out on the city's streets. Armed robber Pope Cody is in hiding, on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead. His business partner and best friend, Barry 'Baz' Brown, wants out of the game, recognizing that their days of old-school banditry are all but over. Pope's younger brother, the speed-addicted and volatile Craig Cody, is making a fortune in the illicit substances trade - the true cash cow of the modern criminal fraternity - while the youngest Cody brother, Darren, naively navigates his way through this criminal world - the only world his family has ever known. And into this world arrives their nephew, Joshua 'J' Cody. Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. When tensions between family and police reach a bloody peak, J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down, and which also threatens to ensnare innocent bystanders such as his girlfriend, Nicky. One senior cop, Nathan Leckie, must lure J into the police fold and then shepherd him through a complex minefield of witness protection, corrupt cops, slippery lawyers and a paranoid and vengeful underworld. J comes to realize that in order to survive he must determine how the game is played - he must somehow choose his place in this cunning and brutal animal kingdom. He must work out where he fits.

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Buried poster
Buried
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Lead Roles: Ryan Reynolds as Paul Conroy
Initial Theatrical Release: September 24th, 2010 (Limited) by Lionsgate
Keywords: Rescue, Kidnap, Underground, Surprise Twist, One Location, Real Time, Buried Alive
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$1,044,143
International BO:
$20,226,147

Synopsis

Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time -- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

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