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Top Grossing Movies of 2012

It is not surprising that 2012 has been an interesting year for Hollywood movies. Before the year started, most moviegoers where anticipating several titles that were scheduled to open within the year. As the year draws to a close, here are the Top 8 movies that so far rocked the box office in the Year of the Dragon.

movie popcornThe Dark Knight Rises

The movie failed to hit the mark set by Avatar, which is the highest grossing movie of all time. But it grossed more than $700 million worldwide. It shattered all opening weekend records. It reached the $500 million mark faster than any other motion picture. To date, people are still talking about it especially its unexpected ending.

The Amazing Spiderman

The movie, which earned $368 million in total, is a proof that moviegoers love familiar material. Andrew Garfield and his leading lady Emma Stone surprised the audience with their fresh take on their respective roles. So far, it is the second highest grossing film of 2012.

The Hobbit

Just when everyone thought The Lord of the Rings was over, The Hobbit was released. Its first part generated $356 million at the box office. Interestingly, the movie earned great reviews.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

The Twilight Saga has come to its end. After making $316 million, this movie has lorded over the box office during its entire stint. Twilight fanatics worldwide did not fail showing support to their most loved motion picture.


Pixar was disappointed with its animated film Cars 2 in 2011, which only generated $191 million at the box office. The company’s Brave did better in 2012, having earned $302 million. The movie is an addition to Pixar’s list of box-office successes like Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2, and The Incredibles.

The Avengers

After making $260 million, this movie beat Thor and Captain America. Despite the unlikely reviews, it still did well at the box office, thanks to the interesting cast.


The movie was not a flop, after making $212 million. It became an indication that moviegoers still love Will Smith despite numerous reviewers’ assertion that this film is his worst since Wild Wild West. No one is expecting MIB 4 soon, though.

hunger games movie ticketHunger Games

Everyone agrees that $210 million does not sound impressive for a film that has been well hyped. But it should be noted that the film was not as big as Harry Potter before it opened in March but it succeeded in expanding its fan base to ensure the success of its sequel.

written by Chip Newell, an entertainment blogger and finance journalist whose guest columns regularly appear on entertainment blogs . He also covers subjects like Money Mutual & Montel Williams for finance and money management sites

June 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • March 11, 2013 at 4:09 pmRobby T

    I saw’The hobbit’ and ‘Hunger games’ last year, and I liked both very much.

  • March 16, 2013 at 6:14 pmterry

    I love Will Smith, but I didn’t like MIB 3 very much.

  • March 21, 2013 at 10:05 amJenny

    I’m a fan of The Twilight Saga, I can’t believe it’s already finished…

  • March 24, 2013 at 10:16 amSabrina

    I’ve seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit… They are wondeful, I’m waitig for the hobbit part II!

  • March 27, 2013 at 7:42 amHans

    I saw Brave with my children, it was quite good, my children like it very much!

  • March 28, 2013 at 8:16 amgiulia

    I liked Hunger games very much. Great film!

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