40, 80, 1, 2, 3 (June 20 2010)

40, 80, 1, 2, 3 (June 20 2010)

On May 2, in this earlier post, I talked about breaking the movie box office down into money categories: 40 million, 80 million, 100 million, 200 million, and 300 million.

At that point, only Alice in Wonderland (of 2010 releases) had broken 300 million…or even 200 million.  Well, I figured as we head into calendar summer (although box office summer officially starts on Memorial Day), I’d update it.

This is US box office gross for movies released in 2010:

Forty Million

  • Legion
  • Get Him to the Greek*
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Cop Out
  • Letters to Juliet
  • Kick-*ss
  • The A-Team*
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Why Did I Get Married Too?
  • The Wolfman
  • The Last Song
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • The Bounty Hunter

80 million

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of  Time*
  • Dear John
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • The Book of Eli
  • Date Night
  • Robin Hood

100 million

  • The Karate Kid*
  • Toy Story 3*
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Shutter Island
  • Clash of the Titans

200 million

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Shrek Forever After*

300 million

  • Iron Man 2
  • Alice in Wonderland

These are in order within their categories, although if I have preliminaries for this weekend, I’m using those, so this may not be entirely accurate.

* These movies were in the top ten this last weekend

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


2 Responses to “40, 80, 1, 2, 3 (June 20 2010)”

  1. happening Says:

    wow.. certainly you have delivered such an informative article.
    thanks! i’m looking for this type of topics. hoping to see more of your great postings.

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, happening, and thanks for the kind words!

      I’m glad you found it informative…it’s interesting to look at how much money movies have made, and compare it mentally to their pop culture impact. Does Dear John get as much coverage or spark as many conversations as Sex and the City 2? Toy Story 3 is already top ten…after one weekend? With the great reviews it is getting, it should easily get to 200 (in its first month, certainly)…will it get to three? Valentine’s Day, Date Night, Dear John…not sequels, just people…all over 80.

      Fun to watch! I’ll update it again later this year.

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