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In a year ripe with superheroes, sequels, and one last bite from the Twilight franchise, the box-office was booming in 2012.We’ve taken a look at the 15 top-grossing films of the year worldwide.
If you were a Bat in black, a Disney toon, or Kristen Stewart, the box-office bowed in your favour.
We know “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises” were among the best performances at theatres this year. See what else joins them on the list.
Critics may not have loved Liam Neeson's return as ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills, but audiences couldn't have been more thrilled to see the sequel to the 2009 action thriller. The film opened to the third-highest October debut with $50 million.
Pixar's latest may not have outperformed 'The Lorax' opening weekend; however, it came close with $66.7 million. Its strong opening made it the company's 13th straight film to debut at the number one spot at theatres.
DreamWorks' zoo animals are the gift that keeps on giving. The third film in the franchise blew past Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' opening weekend by $10 million. Despite a slightly lower debut than the sequel, it's been the top-earning film in the series to date.
One of the biggest shockers to make the top of the list is the fourth instalment of Ray Romano's mammoth-sized animated film. Though the film took in $161 million domestically (the least of any in the franchise), the film performed excellent overseas earning an additional $714 million.
The Caped Crusader's finale may not have earned more than 'The Avengers' opening weekend; however, before the Aurora shootings the film debuted to a bigger opening than the Marvel team Friday evening ($30.6 million vs. $18.7 million). Gotham's knight went on to earn $160.8 million in three days, becoming the second-highest 2D opening to date.
The superhero group made history in May when it debuted to the highest all-time opening weekend at theatres with more than $207.4 million. Disney's Marvel team held the number one spot at theatres for three weeks.
The list doesn't differ too much, with the exclusion of 'The Lorax' and the addition of 'Wreck-It Ralph' and 'Hotel Transylvania.'
20. 'The Vow'
19. 'Safe House'
17. 'Taken 2'
16. '21 Jump Street'
15. 'Hotel Transylvania'
14. 'Snow White and the Huntsman'
13. 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'
12. 'Wreck-It Ralph'
11. 'Men in Black 3'
10. 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax'
9. 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'
6. 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
4. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'
3. 'The Hunger Games'
2. 'The Dark Knight Rises'
1. 'Marvel's The Avengers'
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