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Box Office Results · Year of 2011

Image Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Now with 2011 officially behind us lets look back at the most successful movies of the year. Despite this year being the lowest for box office receipts in 16 years, something has to be number one.

This year that honour went to the beloved Harry Potter and friends in their final instalment. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ took the top spot with a whopping $381M. Fans who have been watching Harry for the past 10 years certainly came out in big numbers to see the big final showdown between the boy wizard and “He-Who-MustNotBe-Named“.

One thing that is obvious by looking at the top ten flicks is that only two of them aren’t sequels. But those two are Marvel’s ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, and it’s certainly not like these two characters haven’t appeared on the silver screen before.

Well, well, well… nothing new, exciting or original at the movies and a 16-year low, eh?? Interesting! Quite the coincidence!
Let’s see how 2012 shapes up with all its 3D re-releases of old movies!!

Here are the top ten grossing films of 2011:

Rank Movie Title Total
Gross
Opening
Gross
Opening
Date
Closing
Date
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 $381,011,219 $169,189,427 15-Jul 24-Nov
2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543 $97,852,865 29-Jun 13-Oct
3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $275,445,000 $138,122,261 18-Nov
4 The Hangover Part II $254,464,305 $85,946,294 26-May 15-Sep
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $241,071,802 $90,151,958 20-May 29-Sep
6 Fast Five $209,837,675 $86,198,765 29-Apr 11-Aug
7 Cars 2 $191,452,396 $66,135,507 24-Jun 15-Dec
8 Thor $181,030,624 $65,723,338 6-May 25-Aug
9 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $176,711,822 $54,806,191 5-Aug
10 Captain America: The First Avenger $176,654,505 $65,058,524 22-Jul 10-Nov

  (via boxofficemojo.com)

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Posted on January 2, 2012, in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, ENTERTAINMENT, LISTS, MOVIES & FILMS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yup, there is not one single movie on there that is not based on a book/comic or is a sequel. Or both at the same time. Let’s hope that 2012 has some better (more original) movies in store. Although I do really like Harry Potter….ahem. That is all.

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