It’s that time of year again, folks. First we decorate a tree with tinsel, next we decorate WORDS AND THINGS WITH NUMBERS NEXT TO THEM! IT’S LIST TIME, OOH WHA-AH AH-AH! Anyway, while I busy myself compiling my ten best of 2010 list (TRY NOT TO GNAW OFF YOUR ARM IN ANTICIPATION!), here’s a more fact-y list for you to chew on, the highest-grossing films of 2010. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing. BOOM, IT’S TIME TO GET LINEAR!
10. Clash of the Titans, $493.2 million worldwide
9. How to Train Your Dragon, $494.9 worldwide
8. Despicable Me, $539.9 million
7. Iron Man 2, $582.2 million
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse, $693.5 million
5. Shrek Forever After: $739.8 million
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. $824.1
3. Inception, $825.4
2. Alice in Wonderland, $1 billion
1. Toy Story 3, $1.1 billion [via THR]
All in all, not so bad. Sure, Clash of the Titans and Twilight got in there (and Shrek 4, really?), but out of the ten, a good three or four of them were actually decent movies. Here’s the top 10 of 2009 for comparison:
(the first number column is worldwide gross, the second one is US and Canada)
|1||Avatar||20th Century Fox||$2,779,404,183||$760,507,625|
|2||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Warner Bros.||$933,959,197||$301,959,197|
|3||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||20th Century Fox||$886,686,280||$196,573,705|
|4||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||DreamWorks/Paramount||$836,297,228||$402,111,870|
|7||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Summit Entertainment||$709,826,790||$296,623,634|
|8||Sherlock Holmes||Warner Bros.||$523,028,679||$209,028,679|
|9||Angels & Demons||Columbia Pictures.||$485,930,816||$133,375,846|
|10||The Hangover||Warner Bros.||$467,483,912||$277,322,503|
Dare I say 2010 was better? Yes, I predict that decades from now, your grandkids will sit cross-legged, jostling for position while you recount your stories from the days of 2010, the year things sucked less than they could have.
I want more like this!
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