2012’s box office top 10 passes 2011’s top ten
2012 has been looking like a great year at the domestic movie box office…and a very profitable one,
We track this all pretty carefully.
Well, as a sign of the strength of this year, the combined dogro (domestic gross) of the top ten movies of 2012 has already passed the combined dogro of the top 10 of 2011…and it’s only July.
Some of the top ten 2012 movies (especially ones that are new to the list) will still make a lot more money…and there are some really big movies yet to come that could knock some of these off the list with even higher totals (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, to name two).
These were the top ten last year (2011):
- Thor 181m
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 187m
- Cars 2 191m
- Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol 209m
- Fast Five 210m
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 241m
- The Hangover Part II 254m
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 281m
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon 352m
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 381m
They total $2,487m in dogro.
Here are the top ten of 2012 (so far):
- Snow White and the Huntsman 153m
- The Dark Knight Rises 161m
- Men in Black III 175m
- Ted 180m
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 208m
- Brave 209m
- Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 214m
- The Amazing Spider-Man 229m
- The Hunger Games 405m
- The Avengers 615m
The dogro total? $2,549m.
Here is our tracking for 2011:
and our tracking for 2012:
While it’s possible that the biggest movies of the year have already opened (The Avengers seems safe at number one…and catching The Hunger Games with over $400m would be impressive, but doable), there are still some really big movies to open.
This could be a very good year indeed…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle