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Beat
Jan 1st, 2013, 12:06 PM
the 20 biggest grossing movies of 2012, wordwide (in millions):

1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
3 Skyfall $1,000.2
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2
6 The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2
7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $742.1
8 The Hunger Games $686.5
9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7
10 MIB 3 Sony $624.0
11 Brave $535.4
12 Ted $501.8
13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8
14 Prometheus $402.5
15 Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4
16 Taken 2 $365.5
17 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $348.8
18 Titanic 3D $343.6
19 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9
20 Hotel Transylvania $311.0

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2012&p=.htm

*i don't know why it says "u.s.-only" :confused:

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 1st, 2013, 12:21 PM
I saw 4 of those: Avengers, Skyfall, Amazing Spider-Man and Hunger Games (not counting Titanic which I've not seen in 3D).

I think I most enjoyed Skyfall.

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 1st, 2013, 12:26 PM
I only saw 4 out of those 20 movies - Batman Rises, the Hunger Games, Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman. Out of those four movies, Batman Rises is the best.


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Certinfy
Jan 1st, 2013, 12:48 PM
Saw all the bolded ones, also giving a quick opinion.

1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8 - How the fuck is this number 1? It was good but this really must be the most overrated movie the last few years, it's as if people were so desperate for a combined superhero movie. Also helps that this was in 3D to rack up the $$$ while most of the movies just below this weren't.

2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0 - Awesome movie. Could have definitely been first if it wasn't for the shooting in the US and if it were in 3D, thankfully Nolan doesn't do any pointless crap like 3D though.

3 Skyfall $1,000.2 - It was good but not that amazing. It's weird because the more I watched of it the more it felt like a weird copy of The Dark Knight.

4 Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2 - Decent at best, but whatever, I guess loads of families went to see it.

5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2

6 The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2 - A reboot that has the potential to do well but just failed in the end I think. The first Spider-Man was better.

7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $742.1

8 The Hunger Games $686.5 - Not even going to go into this one. Probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7 - Great movie and will no doubt rack up some more $ this year. It has it's flaws and is no LOTR but it's still good. Only reason I think some are criticising it so much is because they're comparing it to the LOTR.

10 MIB 3 Sony $624.0

11 Brave $535.4 - Good movie but just didn't have that spark of absolute brilliance that most of the other Pixar movies had.

12 Ted $501.8 - One of the funniest movies of the last few years. Was good.

13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8

14 Prometheus $402.5 - Decent I suppose, had the potential to be good but was just nothing but uninteresting at times.

15 Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4

16 Taken 2 $365.5

17 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $348.8 - Awful movie. Storyline was a mess too.

18 Titanic 3D $343.6

19 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9

20 Hotel Transylvania $311.0

Mynarco
Jan 1st, 2013, 02:17 PM
Only saw these:
1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
3 Skyfall $1,000.2
8 The Hunger Games $686.5
13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8


The Hunger Games is clearly the WORST. Probably the worst film in 2012

AjdeNate!
Jan 1st, 2013, 06:17 PM
I didn't see as many as I normally do:

2 The Dark Knight Rises WB $1,081.0 $448.1 41.5% $632.9 58.5%
3 Skyfall Sony $1,000.2 $289.6 29.0% $710.6 71.0%
12 Ted Uni. $501.8 $218.7 43.6% $283.1 56.4%
26 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $276.1 $113.2 41.0% $162.9 59.0%
33 21 Jump Street Sony $201.6 $138.4 68.7% $63.1 31.3%
36 The Dictator Par. $177.5 $59.7 33.6% $117.9 66.4%
37 Magic Mike WB $167.2 $113.7 68.0% $53.5 32.0%
48 The Woman in Black CBS $127.7 $54.3 42.5% $73.4 57.5%
81 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection LGF $65.7 $65.7 100.0% n/a 0.0%
94 Man on a Ledge Sum. $46.2 $18.6 40.3% $27.6 59.7%
120 The Raven Rela. $26.1 $16.0 61.4% $10.1 38.6%
184 In Darkness SPC $5.6 $1.0 18.7% $4.5 81.3%
186 Jeff, Who Lives at Home ParV $4.4 $4.3 96.6% $148k 3.4%
227 2 Days in New York Magn. $1.7 $633k 38.3% $1.0 61.7%
248 W.E. Wein. $868k $583k 67.2% $285k 32.8%
291 The House I Live In Abr. $181k $181k 100.0% n/a 0.0%
294 Butter RTWC $176k $105k 59.8% $70.7k 40.2%
312 Wuthering Heights (2012) Osci. $101k $101k 100.0% n/a 0.0%

~{X}~
Jan 1st, 2013, 06:28 PM
There is no way that Hunger Games is worse than Twilight. :tape:

Twilight has to be the worst collective of movies ever made. :lol:

Barktra
Jan 1st, 2013, 06:35 PM
Surprised to see hunger games so low :eek: I rember when it came out it felt like everybody was going to see it

Olórin
Jan 1st, 2013, 06:38 PM
I am a longtime Marvel fan but I do find it baffling how the Avengers is the #1 movie of the year and the most popular Marvel film to date, outstripping the X-Men films, the Hulks, and even the original Spiderman movie (which would have grossed over $1 billion adjusted for inflation btw).

I can only assume it to be the culmination of 10 years worth of work building up the Marvel cinematic franchise.

Also, the Hobbit will still fall well short of LOTR cinema numbers when you consider that even the lowest grossing (FOTR) grossed over $1 billion adjusted for inflation and that 3D viewings didn't artificially bump up the gross in those days.

Beat
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:13 PM
Surprised to see hunger games so low :eek: I rember when it came out it felt like everybody was going to see it

well, it was huge in the U.S. if you click the link in my original post, you can see the U.S. percentage and the overseas percentage. the hunger games and the lorax have the highest "domestic %" of the total gross, around 60%.

here's the charts for the U.S. only, where the hunger games is no. 3:
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2012&p=.htm

tennisboi
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:24 PM
Hunger Games and the Dark Knight rises were enjoyable.

Ted had its moments but too similar with Family Guy

I thought The Avengers Skyfall and Spiderman were so over rated especially Spiderman, I didn't think anyone would be a worse casting choice than Tobey Maguire

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:39 PM
Dark Knight :yeah:

It'll be interesting to see how they reboot Batman in a few years ( or so ) since Nolan & Bale won't return for future installments :)

Gagsquet
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:43 PM
Most of them are lame movies. Prometheus and Intouchables were pretty good.

The Vikasaurus
Jan 1st, 2013, 07:53 PM
I enjoyed the Hunger Games but yeah it could have been better in parts and i am pretty surprised Ice Age is still doing so well

esquímaux
Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:26 AM
No Life of Pi??

Sam L
Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:35 AM
the 20 biggest grossing movies of 2012, wordwide (in millions):

1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
3 Skyfall $1,000.2
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2
6 The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2
7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $742.1
8 The Hunger Games $686.5
9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7
10 MIB 3 Sony $624.0
11 Brave $535.4
12 Ted $501.8
13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8
14 Prometheus $402.5
15 Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4
16 Taken 2 $365.5
17 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $348.8
18 Titanic 3D $343.6
19 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9
20 Hotel Transylvania $311.0

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2012&p=.htm

*i don't know why it says "u.s.-only" :confused:

I haven't seen any of these. I think my movie watching days are well are truly over.

Beat
Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:35 AM
No Life of Pi??

it's no. 21 :oh:

I haven't seen any of these. I think my movie watching days are well are truly over.

well yes, "anna karenina" is at no. 111 – one place behind "katy perry: part of me". :sobbing:

Vartan
Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:26 AM
the 20 biggest grossing movies of 2012, wordwide (in millions):

1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
3 Skyfall $1,000.2
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2
6 The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2
7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $742.1
8 The Hunger Games $686.5
9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7
10 MIB 3 Sony $624.0
11 Brave $535.4
12 Ted $501.8
13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8
14 Prometheus $402.5
15 Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4
16 Taken 2 $365.5
17 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $348.8
18 Titanic 3D $343.6
19 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9
20 Hotel Transylvania $311.0

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2012&p=.htm

*i don't know why it says "u.s.-only" :confused:

Want to watch Brave, Prometheus and Snow White still.

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 2nd, 2013, 01:18 PM
The Hunger Games could have been better if they used voiceover and I think it would work.


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esquímaux
Jan 2nd, 2013, 01:39 PM
it's no. 21 :oh:


:facepalm:

ptkten
Jan 2nd, 2013, 02:36 PM
The Hunger Games was a good movie :shrug:. It's tough to adapt a very popular book but I thought Gary Ross did a solid job.

Skyfall was great, the best that I've seen on this list and might even be one of my ten favorites from the last year.

The rest pretty much suck or I haven't seen them. Good to see the Intouchables do well even though I haven't seen it just because it's one of the very few original ideas.

Cardhu
Jan 2nd, 2013, 02:40 PM
I saw 9 of those 20 movies:

Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2
The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2
The Hunger Games $686.5
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7
Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9

Most of them are really good. I want to watch Madagascar 3.

Number19
Jan 2nd, 2013, 04:50 PM
Only saw 3 of those Top 20, which are also the 3 best movies I saw:

2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Skyfall
12. Ted

Wouldn't want to see any of the other 17, other than (maybe) Prometheus. I have no idea what The Intouchables is.

The only other 2012 movies I saw:
33. 21 Jump Street
51. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
99. Safe
109. Haywire
175. Monsieur Lazhar
177. Goon
234. Marley

Really want to see The Master, Seven Psychopaths and Django Unchained.

Kon.
Jan 2nd, 2013, 05:10 PM
I have seen 9 out of these 20.

Marvel's The Avengers
Skyfall
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Hunger Games
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Brave
The Intouchables
Prometheus

The best ones in my opinion were Skyfall, The Hobbit, Prometheus and The Intouchables.
Avengers was fun and so was Brave but it was far from Pixar's best works.
The Hunger Games wasn't bad but it could have been a lot better. Same with The Amazing Spiderman.
Breaking Dawn was trash as expected.

From the rest, the ones I'd like to watch are Ted and The Dark Knight Rises.

Julian.
Jan 2nd, 2013, 05:12 PM
The list is not yet concluded btw. Some of these movies still earning money!

Life of Pi would be well inside the Top 20 at the end for sure.

Olórin
Jan 2nd, 2013, 05:42 PM
Yeah the Hobbit's total gross incl 2013 will be used for "top movies of 2012" as it is a 2012 film. It would be nice if it could move up to 6th place, 5th seems a bit far at this point.

It is surprising to see Ice Age doing so well, keeping other huge franchises out of the top 5. I mean, processing that Ice Age 4 grossed nearly as much as one of the best and most respected James Bond films of all, which also happens to be by far the most successful at the box office. Watching the box office is sometimes a crazy business.

Tennisation
Jan 2nd, 2013, 08:53 PM
I'm surprised to see so many of you liking Dark Knight Rises. I found it to be disappointing especially coming from Nolan.

Gagsquet
Jan 2nd, 2013, 08:57 PM
I'm surprised to see so many of you liking Dark Knight Rises. I found it to be disappointing especially coming from Nolan.

I felt the same. The dark knight was way better.

TZVETI83
Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:03 PM
Hobbit has not even debuted in China yet were its estimated to get another 100 million. As of today its over 700 million and still going really strong, this will easily gross around 1.1 billion. So I expect it to be at number 2 by the end of its run!

Beat
Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:14 PM
I'm surprised to see so many of you liking Dark Knight Rises. I found it to be disappointing especially coming from Nolan.

me, too. in fact, it was the most disappointing movie of the year to me personally. clunky and so, so inferior to both its predecessors.

Pump-it-UP
Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:42 PM
the 20 biggest grossing movies of 2012, wordwide (in millions):

1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
3 Skyfall $1,000.2
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2
6 The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2
7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $742.1
8 The Hunger Games $686.5
9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7
10 MIB 3 Sony $624.0
11 Brave $535.4
12 Ted $501.8
13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8
14 Prometheus $402.5
15 Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4
16 Taken 2 $365.5
17 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $348.8
18 Titanic 3D $343.6
19 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9
20 Hotel Transylvania $311.0

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2012&p=.htm

*i don't know why it says "u.s.-only" :confused:
I saw the bolded and quite enjoyed them all apart from Snow White. TDKR and The Hobbit didn't fully meet my expectations, but they were still top class. I have no interest in seeing any of the unbolded movies except Skyfall and Taken 2.

This list will be terrible next year.

kwilliams
Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:46 PM
the 20 biggest grossing movies of 2012, wordwide (in millions):

1 Marvel's The Avengers $1,511.8
2 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081.0
3 Skyfall $1,000.2
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift $875.2
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $799.2
6 The Amazing Spider-Man $752.2
7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $742.1
8 The Hunger Games $686.5
9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $685.7
10 MIB 3 Sony $624.0
11 Brave $535.4
12 Ted $501.8
13 The Intouchables (U.S.-only*) $420.8
14 Prometheus $402.5
15 Snow White and the Huntsman $396.4
16 Taken 2 $365.5
17 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $348.8
18 Titanic 3D $343.6
19 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $325.9
20 Hotel Transylvania $311.0

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2012&p=.htm

*i don't know why it says "u.s.-only" :confused:

The Avengers was a pure popcorn flick. There's nothing wrong with that but it's kinda sad that it raked in soooo much money when a film like Cloud Atlas hasn't even broken even yet! (I know Cloud Atlas had its flaws but at least it was trying to be thought-provoking - and it was for me) Anyway, it was a good watch but it's not like I'll be watching it over and over for years to come!

Dark Knight Rises was pretty good - definitely overrated by some though. The "twist" was fairly predictable. Bane sounded like an elderly, confused, possibly incontinent German with a hokey accent. Tom Hardy is a good actor but is also overrated and I hate it when people who've only been around for a few years are given this "he can do no wrong" mantle...He's no Meryl Streep! Anyway, another entertaining film, more credible than The Avengers in some respects but not all.

Skyfall...yet another good, entertaining film that quickly became overrated. I hate overrated things!! First of all, the best thing about this film was that Judi Dench was the Bond Girl. That was different, that was original, that was cool. Albert Finney's third act addition was a bit forced/random. Daniel Craig is not the revolutionary Bond that people think he is. At times, he's downright Bland-Bond. Many elements of this film have been repeated Bond after Bond after Bond.

The Amazing Spiderman. Entertaining. A decent reboot but hardly groundbreaking. Still, at least it was appropriately rated rather than being over or under! I'm not exactly excited for the next one though.

I finished the trilogy not long before seeing The Hunger Games. I feel that it could've been better, particularly some of the sets and production. Some of the character points felt a bit forced in the movie. I hope the next one's a step up because the 2nd book is my fav.

Prometheus had it's flaws...boy did it have it's flaws. Running around moments after cutting your abdomen open!? No way!!!!! I'm quite willing to suspend my disbelief when watching fiction. I seriously would've been able to disregard it if she had even rubbed some salve over her stapled incision but all she did was give herself something for the pain. That doesn't make your muscles function again!! Still, the tone of the film was nice, the visuals were good, the plot was interesting and just about thought-provoking. I'll watch the next one.

Snow White and the Huntsman. Snoozefest. Some nice visuals, which you mostly get to see in the trailers. Nice theme-tune. Thanks, Florence. Charlize was good, little else was though.

Taken 2. Liam Neeson said he thought the first one would be straight to video (which I find weird - does he not know that's he's LIAM NEESON!?) this one actually should've been straight to video. I'm so glad I saw this film for free. Simplistic and lazy in it's writing, staging and shooting. The acting wasn't great but that was in part because of the dialogue. I wasn't as big a fan of the first one as some others were but the 2nd one was quite, quite bad.

Roookie
Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:26 PM
I'm surprised to see so many of you liking Dark Knight Rises. I found it to be disappointing especially coming from Nolan.

me, too. in fact, it was the most disappointing movie of the year to me personally. clunky and so, so inferior to both its predecessors.

+1 Marion Cotillard's character and performance ruined it for me. But still more watchable than Avengers, Hunger Games. First hour of Ted was great.

Sam L
Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:40 AM
well yes, "anna karenina" is at no. 111 – one place behind "katy perry: part of me". :sobbing:


I've not seen that either. I've been too busy reading books. :sobbing: