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We have compiled a selection of facts and figures relating to films and cinema admissions.

 

Top 20 films in US cinemas 2006

  Film US distributor US gross box-office 2006
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Buena Vista $423,315,812
2 Cars Buena Vista $244,082,982
3 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox $234,362,462
4 The Da Vinci Code Sony $217,536,138
5 Superman Returns Warner Bros. $200,081,192
6 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox $195,330,621
7 Happy Feet * Warner Bros. $178,325,897
8 Over the Hedge Paramount $155,019,340
9 Casino Royale * Sony $154,944,794
10 Talladega Nights Sony $148,213,377
11 Click Sony $137,355,633
12 Mission: Impossible III Paramount $133,501,348
13 Night at the Museum 20th Century Fox $127,286,780
14 Borat * 20th Century Fox $125,789,589
15 The Devil Wears Prada 20th Century Fox $124,740,460
16 The Departed Warner Bros. $120,476,289
17 The Break-Up Universal $118,806,699
18 The Pursuit of Happyness * Sony $104,510,417
19 Scary Movie 4 Weinstein Co. $90,710,620
20 Failure to Launch Paramount $88,715,192
Source: Nielsen EDI. Covers play period 3 January 2006 - 1 January 2007 only
* Still on release in US cinemas at the end of 2006

 

Top 30 films in US cinemas 2007

  Film US cinema box-office
2 Jan 2007 - 1 Jan 2008
1 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2 Shrek the Third $321,012,359
3 Transformers $319,071,806
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738
6 The Bourne Ultimatum $227,471,070
7 300 $210,614,939
8 Ratatouille $206,445,654
9 I Am Legend* $206,129,574
10 The Simpsons Movie $183,135,014
11 Wild Hogs $168,273,550
12 Alvin and the Chipmunks* $153,632,443
13 Knocked Up $148,768,917
14 National Treasure: Book of Secrets* $142,943,238
15 Rush Hour 3 $140,125,968
16 Live Free or Die Hard [Die Hard 4.0] $134,529,403
17 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer $131,921,738
18 American Gangster $129,150,735
19 Bee Movie $124,518,342
20 Night at the Museum $123,576,488
21 Superbad $121,463,226
22 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $120,059,556
23 Hairspray $118,871,849
24 Blades of Glory $118,245,842
25 Ocean's Thirteen $117,154,724
26 Ghost Rider $115,802,596
27 Enchanted* $113,913,026
28 Evan Almighty $100,462,298
29 Meet the Robinsons $97,822,171
30 Norbit $95,360,247
Source: Nielsen EDI. Covers play period 3 January 2007 - 1 January 2008 only
* Still on release in US cinemas at the end of 2007

 

Top 25 films in US cinemas 2008
The 25 releases of 2008 grossing $100m+ by 1 Jan 2009

  Film Domestic box-office gross 2008
1 The Dark Knight $530,936,438*
2 Iron Man $318,313,199
3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,023,851
4 Hancock $227,946,274
5 WALL-E $223,799,741*
6 Kung Fu Panda $215,434,591
7 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $176,058,413*
8 Twilight $172,274,208*
9 Quantum of Solace $165,690,358*
10 Horton Hears A Who $154,529,439
11 Sex and the City $152,647,258
12 Mamma Mia! $144,051,506
13 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $141,621,490
14 The Incredible Hulk $134,806,913
15 Wanted $134,508,551
16 Get Smart $130,319,208
17 Four Christmases $115,378,444*
18 Juno $112,025,254
19 Tropic Thunder $110,461,307
20 Bolt $106,625,201*
21 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $102,468,889
22 Journey to the Center of the Earth $101,704,370
23 Eagle Eye $101,255,091*
24 Step Brothers $100,468,793
25 You Don't Mess With the Zohan $100,018,837
US and Canada gross 2 January 2008 - 1 January 2009
* still on US cinema release at end of 2008