Number of movies in 2012 in the Top 100 at box office based on a ‘popular’ novel (not all of the movies box office hits): The Hunger Games, Breaking Dawn, The Hobbit, Life Of Pi, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Lorax, Snow White And The Huntsman, Mirror Mirror, Lincoln, Think Like A Man, The Lucky One, Jack Reacher. Alex Cross, Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook, Lawless, Savages, One For The Money, Cosmopolis
Number of movies based on a ‘popular’ comic book: Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spiderman, The Avengers, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Number of movies based on a TV show: 21 Jump Street, Dark Shadows, The Three Stooges
Best blockbuster of 2012: The Amazing Spiderman
Best mainstream movie of 2012: Argo
Best art house movie of 2012: Amour
Best animated movie of 2012: Wreck It Ralph
Best remake of 2012: Les Miserables
Best foreign film of 2012: Amour
Best documentary of 2012: How To Survive A Plague
Best performance by an actor in 2012 movie: Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Best peformance by an actress in a 2012 movie: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best performance by a supporting actress in a 2012 movie: Maggie Smith, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Best performace by a supporting actor in a 2012 movie: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Best director of a 2012 movie: Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
Most overrated movie of 2012: (tie) Zero Dark Thirty, The Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Most underrtated movie of 2012: Bernie
Biggest embarrassment by an A-list star: The Guilt Trip, Barbra Streisand
Best movie studio publicist 2012: Stu Gottesman, Summit Entertainment
Best non movie studio movie publicist of 2012: Melody Korenbrot
Most popular actor at 2012 movie box office: Channing Tatum (The Vow, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street). The only actor to headline three $100+ million movies in 2012.
Actors who have had their day, and will fade into the night, now that the Twilight series is over: Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
+Movies that are released on Video-On-Demand the same day or anytime before they are released in theaters, without an Oscar qualifying theatrical run, are not theatrical releases, (and never able to be considered for Oscar consideration), and are not featured on this page or on our website. Additionally, movies that do not have the capability of earning a minimum of $250,000 at the U.S. movie box office are not featured on Wild About Movies.
The Great Gatsby remake, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was originally penciled in for a Christmas 2012 release. It was moved back to a May 2013 release date.