2010 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2, 3

2010 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2, 3

It’s always kind of fun to watch the movie box office.  Of course, some movies cost more to make than others…much, much more.  There’s also a complicating factor this year, since people pay a few dollars more for 3-D movies.  It would be nice to have actual admissions shown, but we don’t get that.

Also, of course, movies do make more the longer they’ve been in release (especially if there is a re-release, but that’s a different story).

I used to figure that it took twenty million dollars to get on the radar, but I’ve updated that.  I now figure the break point is forty million dollars.  I hit the points after that as eighty million, one hundred million, two hundred million, and three hundred million (almost nothing gets past four).

This is how it is looking March 30, 2011, for the 2010 releases.  We’ll probably stop updating this when no 2010 release is still in the top ten for the week.  We’ll wait to see if there is an Oscar bump…that could keep The King’s Speech, in particular, on the top ten list.

Forty Million

  • Legion 40.2m  
  • The Last Exorcism 41m
  • Step Up 3D 42.4m
  • Gulliver’s Travels 42.7m
  • Death at a Funeral 42.7m
  • Edge of Darkness 43.3m
  • Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 43.6m
  • Cop Out 44.9m
  • Saw 3D 45.7m
  • Killers 47m
  • Kick-*ss 48m
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 50.2m
  • Predators 52m
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 52.5m
  • Letters to Juliet 53m
  • Life as We Know It 53.4m
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga-Hoole 55.7m
  • Takers 57.7m
  • Easy A 58.4m
  • Secretariat 59.7m
  • Tooth Fairy 60m
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife: 60.1m
  • Why Did I Get Married Too? 60.1m
  • Get Him to the Greek 60.9m
  • The Wolfman 61.9m
  • The Last Song 62.9m
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 63.1m
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 63.1m
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 64m
  • The Bounty Hunter 67.1m
  • The Tourist 67.6m
  • Dinner for Schmucks 73m
  • Knight and Day 76.4m
  • The A-Team 77.2m

80 million

  • Dear John 80m
  • Eat, Pray, Love 80.6m
  • Unstoppable 81.6m
  • Paranormal Activity 2 84.7m
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 88.8m
  • RED 90.4m
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of  Time 90.8m
  • The Town 92.2m
  • The Fighter 93.6m
  • The Book of Eli 94.8m
  • Sex and the City 2 95.3m
  • The Social Network 96.9m
  • Date Night 98.7m
  • Yogi Bear 99.9m

100 million

  • Due Date 100m
  • The Expendables 103m
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $104m
  • Robin Hood 105m
  • Black Swan 107m
  • Valentine’s Day 110m
  • Jackass 3D $117m
  • Salt 118m
  • The Other Guys 119m
  • Shutter Island 128m
  • The Last Airbender 132m
  • The King’s Speech 135m
  • Little Fockers 148m
  • Megamind 148m
  • Grown Ups 162m
  • Clash of the Titans 163m
  • True Grit 170m
  • TRON: Legacy 172m
  • The Karate Kid 177m
  • Tangled 199m

200 million

  • How to Train Your Dragon 217m
  • Shrek Forever After 238m
  • Despicable Me 252m
  • Inception 293m
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 295m

300 million

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 301m
  • Iron Man 2 312m
  • Alice in Wonderland 334m

400 million (I haven’t been counting this as a separate category…it’s pretty rare)

  • Toy Story 3 415m (#9 all time US)

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 the weekend this was compiled (or the weekend before, if this was not done on the weekend), and so are probably still rising

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

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