Thursday, January 21, 2010

2009 Top 10 Hollywood movies

1. TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN



Total Gross: $402,111,870. Autobots battled Decepticons to the top of the box office, not only becoming the top earning movie of the year, but also firmly planting itself at number 9 among the top ten highest domestic grossing films of all time.

2. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE



Total Gross: $301,959,197. The popular teen wizard returned for his sixth year at Hogwarts to grab second place, but cast a powerful spell on the worldwide box office, taking the top spot with a magical $929.4 million.

3. UP



Total Gross: $293,004,164. The animation wizards at Pixar did it again, soaring to number three, nabbing the studio its second highest grossing movie ever (behind Finding Nemo), and becoming the highest grossing 3D movie of all time.

4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon



Total Gross: $280,924,000. Hot off the success of 2008's 'Twilight,' the second installment of Stephanie Meyers' supernatural romance saga wolfed down a record-breaking $72,703,754 for the highest opening day earnings of all time.

5. The Hangover



Total Gross: $277,322,503. Easily the surprise breakout hit of the summer, this tawdry tale of the ultimate Vegas bachelor party gone wrong defied all expectations to become the number one R-rated comedy of all time.

6. Star Trek



Total Gross: $257,730,019. Live long and propser! Director J.J. Abrams' bold re-imagining of the classic sci-fi franchise proved popular with both old and new fans alike, easily grossing more than any previous Star Trek movie.

7. AVATAR



Total Gross: $212,268,000. Arguably one of the most anticipated movies of the decade, director James Cameron's visionary sci-fi epic leaped into the top ten during the final weeks of the year.

8. Monsters Vs. Aliens



Total Gross: $198,351,526. In a crowded field of animated titles this year, this monstrous adventure towered over the pack, stepping into the top ten with one of the biggest spring opening weekends ever.

9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs



Total Gross: $196,573,705. Not only did the prehistoric critter crew return for their biggest box office outing yet, the third 'Ice Age' adventure conquered the number 2 spot at the worldwide box office with a massive $883.7 million.

10. THE BLIND SIDE



Total Gross: $184,387,000. Boasting no explosions, CGI robots or vampires, but propelled by good word-of-mouth, this inspirational drama climbed its way into the number ten spot over the Christmas holiday weekend.
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