Top Grossing 2011 Movies, in the Theater and at the Store

by on December 17, 2011

in Entertainment

Are you wondering what movies are setting the real dollar tallies? I think this is interesting because this top-seller list takes the doubt out of some in-store marketing pitches I see. I want to make sure what they’re saying isn’t just to push a specific product. Check it out below… neutral stats for your review:

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Inside Movies over on EW.com, put together an interesting list of best selling movies… in different categories. They were showing different categories so that some good movies could actually be competitive and be in a top-ten list. As you scroll through the quick lists below, you’ll see what I mean…

With that said, can you guess what 2011 movie was at the top grossing box office movie this year?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 barely edged out Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 for the top spot here.

Now, they split out a second list, calling it the Top-grossing non-sequel/prequel/superhero/Smurf movie category.

In this category, The Help and Bridesmaids snuggled into a tie at the top spot. Bridesmaids is funny and predictable, all at once. Melissa McCarthy stole the show for me in this one.

As far as top selling DVD’s go for the year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Tangled are vying for that top spot. (the numbers in the list seem confused, but the point is still made…) [I’m only showing the top-5 from each category.]

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Top-grossing movies
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, $381 million
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, $352 million
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, $261 million
4. The Hangover Part II, $254 million
5. Pirates of the Caribbean:? On Stranger Tides, $241 million

Top-grossing non-sequel/prequel/superhero/Smurf movies
1. (Tie) The Help, $169 million
1. (Tie) Bridesmaids, $169 million
3. Rio, $144 million
4. Super 8,? $127 million
5. Rango,? $123 million

DVD Top sellers
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, $84 million
2. Tangled, $96 million
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, $76 million
4. Cars 2, $66 million
5. Rio, $48 million

Now, maybe I have a wee bit better of an idea what movies to buy folks in my circle! Do you?

There’s more at the InsideMovies article….

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