Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top Ten Films Domestic/International 2008.


If money talks then these films spoke volumes...

2008 U.S. Domestic Box-Office Top Ten


1. The Dark Knight - $530.9 million
2. Iron Man - $318.3 million
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - $317.0 million
4. Hancock - $227.9 million
5. WALL-E - $223.8 million
6. Kung Fu Panda - $215.4 million
7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - $174.9 million
8. Twilight - $167.3 million
9. Quantum of Solace - $164.3 million
10. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! - $154.5 million


2008 Worldwide Box-Office Top Ten


1. The Dark Knight - $996.9 million
2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - $786.6 million
3. Kung Fu Panda - $631.9 million
4. Hancock - $624.4 million
5. Iron Man - $581.9 million
6. Mamma Mia! - $572.2 million
7. Quantum of Solace - $537.1 million
8. WALL-E - $507.3 million
9. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - $457.2 million
10. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - $419.6 million

Notice a little problem with that list? Only one Disney film on it... "Wall-E". And even that was from Pixar which the Mouse bought a couple years ago. This is quite a change from the last couple years where Disney had been at the top or near it...

Narnia isn't counted because it's mainly a co-production with Walden Media and they, not Disney, own the copyright. Here's to a bigger and better 2009.

4 comments:

Feral 5.0 said...

I am sure you as well as everyone else knows that just because a movie makes a lot of money, doesn't mean that is any good(Madagascar 2). Although it helps.

Beside the first Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, Dreamworks consistently puts out mediocre products but makes tons of money.

I am glad to see DK and Ironman at the top. Comic geeks rejoice, the future looks bright.

Mola Ram said...

Yeah, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a shining example of a movie that made a lot of money but totally sucked. Everyone turned out to see Indiana Jones return to the big screen and it was a disappointment to say the least.

Honor Hunter said...

Hmmm. Mola Ram, your voice sounds... familiar?

Ted Heumann said...

Also because a movie GROSSES a lot of money doesn't mean that it MADE a lot of money.
Fireproof only grossed $33 Mil, but it only cost $500,000 to make
Or Twilight has grossed $169 mil to date and costed $37 mil to make
Pirates 2 grossed $423 mil, but cost $225 mil to make
Pirates 3 grossed $309 mil, but cost $300 mil to make
*note: all figures above are domestic
At least in terms of profit, I would rather Disney made a bunch of Fireproofs or Twilights than 1 or 2Pirates.