2010 Movie Box Office

January 2010 - December 2010 Movie Box Office - Weekly

Toy Story 3

As for 2010 Movies at the movie box office? "Valentine's Day" became the first big screen release of 2010 to grab over $100 million. While Disney and Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland" 3D became the second movie to steal over $100 million - and the first movie release of 2010 to grab more than $300 million. (Again, its inflated 3D ticket prices are the reason for the film's stellar performance). As of August 15, 2010, eighteen movies released during 2010 have, thus far, grabbed more than $100 million at the North American movie box office. |

For the last two weeks of 2009 and the first five weeks of 2010 the James Cameron movie "Avatar 3D" captured the #1 spot at both the domestic and worldwide movie box office - beating the worldwide record that "Titanic" held for 12 years.

Yes, James Cameron now has both the #1 and #2 spots at the domestic and worldwide movie box office. "Avatar" is #1, while "Titanic" sinks to #2.

While "Avatar" has coughed up more money than "Titanic," it has hardly sold as many tickets, when factoring in 12 years of movie ticket inflation prices and the nearly double ticket prices that "Avatar 3D" fetched.

Only one movie released in 2010 has grabbed over $400 million, and that's, as we predicted it would, "Toy Story 3." There's no release left during 2010 that will take the title of #1 movie at the box office of 2010 from "Toy Story 3." Not even the next to the last "Harry Potter" movie. But we are predicting that the FINAL "Harry Potter," in theaters Summer 2011, will be the biggest movie at the 2011 Movie Box Office.

"2010 Movie Box Office"

December 24-26, 2010
"Little Fockers" #1

December 17-19, 2010
"Tron 2" #1

December 10-12, 2010
"Narnia 3" #1

December 3-5, 2010
"Tangled" #1

November 26-28, 2010
"Harry Potter 7 - Part 1" #1

November 19-21, 2010
"Harry Potter 7 - Part 1" #1

November 12-14, 2010
"Megamind" #1

November 5-7, 2010
"Megamind" #1

October 29-31, 2010
"Saw 7" #1

October 22-24, 2010
"Paranormal Activity 2" #1


October 15-17, 2010

"Jackass 3 in 3D" #1

October 8-10, 2010
"The Social Network" #1

October 1-3, 2010
"The Social Network" #1

September 24-26, 2010
"Wall St. 2" #1

September 17-19, 2010
"The Town" #1

September 10-12, 2010
"Resident Evil 4" #1

September 3-6, 2010
"The American" #1

August 27-29, 2010
"Takers" #1

August 20-22, 2010
"The Expendables" #1

August 13-15, 2010
"The Expendables" #1

August 6-8, 2010
"The Other Guys" #1

July 30 - August 1, 2010
"Inception" #1

July 23-25, 2010
"Inception" #1

July 16-18, 2010
"Inception" #1

July 7-9, 2010

"Despicable Me" #1

July 2-5, 2010
"Eclipse" #1

June 25-27, 2010
"Toy Story 3" #1

June 18-20, 2010
"Toy Story 3" #1


June 11-13, 2010

"The Karate Kid 2010" #1

June 4-6, 2010
"Shrek 4" #1

May 28-30, 2010
"Shrek 4" #1

May 21-23, 2010
"Shrek 4" #1

May 14-16, 2010
"Iron Man 2" #1

May 7-9, 2010
"Iron Man 2" #1

April 30 - May 2, 2010
"A Nightmare On Elm Street 2010" #1

April 23-25, 2010
"How To Train Your Dragon" #1

April 16-18, 2010
"Kick Ass" #1

April 9-11, 2010
"Clash Of The Titans 3D" #1

April 2-4, 2010
"Clash Of The Titans 3D" #1

March 26-28, 2010
"How To Train Your Dragon 3D" #1

March 19-21, 2010
"Alice In Wonderland 3D" #1


March 12-14, 2010

"Alice In Wonderland 3D" #1

March 5-7, 2010
"Alice In Wonderland 3D" #1

February 26-28, 2010
"Shutter Island" #1

February 19-21, 2010
"Shutter Island" #1

February 12-14, 2010
"Valentine's Day" #1

February 5-7, 2010
"Dear John" #1

January 29-31, 2010
"Avatar 3D" #1

Janaury 22-24, 2010
"Avatar 3D" #1

January 15-17, 2010
"Avatar 3D" #1

January 8-10, 2010
"Avatar 3D" #1

January 1-3, 2010
"Avatar 3D" #1

Adjusted for inflation, 40 movies will end up ahead of "Avatar" - and factoring in the inflated 3D and IMAX movie ticket prices for "Avatar," the movie will end up becoming only the 41st most popular movie of all time.

And solely figuring MOST TICKETS SOLD for any movie in history, the honor would go to Walt Disney's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, originally released in 1937, when a kid's ticket cost , for the most part, TEN CENTS, and at some theaters and in some cities, FIVE CENTS. The movie, including multiple theatrical rereleases, has managed more than 350 million REAL dollars in movie theaters during its many releases, including its original 1937 release, when ticket prices for kids were an average of less than TEN CENTS.

In 1935 the average price of a movie ticket was .24 CENTS (that's averaging both adult and children's ticket prices and matinee and evening show prices). It wasn't until 1965 that the average movie ticket price rose above $1.00 *

* "Avatar" grabbed $750 million at the U.S. movie box office, and after adjusting for inflation and the exaggerated movie ticket prices for 3D and IMAX showings, the film ends up 40th most successful of all time. (We're figuring that if "Avatar" was only playing in conventional theaters and on 2D screens, it would have ended up with just under $500 million).

BELOW - U.S. Movie Box Office, Adjusted For Inflation and 2D Showings Only

1 Gone with the Wind - $1,507,252,900 - Released in 1939

2 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - $1,270,000 - Released in 1937

3 Star Wars - $1,328,772,200 - Released in 1977

4 The Sound of Music - $1,062,418,700 - Released in 1965

5 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - $1,058,233,300 - Released in 1982

6 The Ten Commandments - $977,260,000 - Released in 1956

7 Titanic - $957,460,300 - Released in 1997

8 Jaws - $955,468,000 - Released in 1975

9 Doctor Zhivago - $926,050,500 - Released in 1965

10 The Exorcist - $824,842,300 - Released in 1973

11 101 Dalmatians - $745,382,700 - Released in 1961+

12 The Empire Strikes Back - $732,427,600 - Released in 1980

13 Ben-Hur - $731,080,000 - Released in 1959

14 Return of the Jedi - $701,683,200 - Released in 1983

15 The Sting - $665,005,700 - Released in 1973

16 Raiders of the Lost Ark - $657,538,200 - Released in 1981

17 Jurassic Park - $643,095,600 - Released in 1993

18 The Graduate - $638,362,600 - Released in 1967

19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - $632,800,500 - Released in 1999

20 Fantasia - $619,504,300 - Released in 1941

22 The Godfather - $588,762,300 - Released in 1972

23 Forrest Gump - $585,950,300 - Released in 1994

24 Mary Poppins - $583,236,400 - Released in 1964

25 The Lion King - $576,149,200 - Released in 1994

26 Grease - $573,836,300 - Released in 1978

27 Thunderball - $558,008,000 - Released in 1965

28 The Dark Knight - $554,144,300 - Released in 2008

29 The Jungle Book - $549,652,200 - Released in 1967+

30 Sleeping Beauty - $542,163,400 - Released in 1959+

31 Shrek 2 - $530,039,900 - Released in 2004

32 Ghostbusters - $527,650,400 - Released in 1984

33 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - $526,361,600 - Released in 1969

34 Love Story - $522,186,200 - Released in 1970

35 Spiderman - $518,356,200 - Released in 2002

36 Independence Day - $516,745,800 - Released in 1996

37 Home Alone - $505,297,100 - Released in 1990

38 Pinocchio - $502,828,900 - Released in 1940+

39 Cleopatra - $501,188,600 - Released in 1963

40 Beverly Hills Cop - $500,939,100 - Released in 1984

+ Actual ranks are much higher, as movie box office tracking includes only original year's release tally - and rerelease tallies AFTER 1980