Warner Brother’s Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Price has topped the worldwide box office so far this year, taking $929.4m.
While James Cameron’s 3D epic Avatar has still yet to make its impact on the box office, the sixth film in the wizard franchise is also in second place in the US, taking $302m for the year to December 13, and internationally, taking $627.4m for the year to December 6.
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs is in second place on $878.8m worldwide and it also takes the top spot internationally taking $687.2m. In the US, however, it is in eighth place on $196.6m. Paramount’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen took the top spot in the US $402.1m and is also in third place worldwide.
Walt Disney/Pixar’s Up, the first animated film to open the Cannes Film Festival, put in a strong performance taking fourth place worldwide on $662.3m, third in the US ($293m) and fifth place internationally $369.3m.
Warner Brothers breakout hit The Hangover takes fourth place in the US on $277.3m and eighth place in the worldwide chart on $459.4m. Summit Entertainment’s TheTwilight Saga: New Moon proved audiences hunger for more vampire drama taking $268m for fifth place in the US, $293.4m internationally for seventh place and $485.9m for seventh worldwide.
Angels Vs Demons, 2012 and Terminator Salvation proved a bigger hits for Sony internationally, while Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine made its makes in the US taking ninth place on $179.9m. Meanwhile, Night At The Museum 2 took $412.2m worldwide showing healthy performances in the US and internationally. Paramount’s Star Trek reboot rounds up the worldwide top ten taking $385.4m, with $257.2m from the US, where it is in sixth place.
Worldwide Top Ten 2009
(To December 13)
|Title||Gross To Date|
|6||The Twilight Saga…||561.4|
|7||Angels & Demons||485.9|
|9||Night At The Museum 2||412.3|
Top Ten Domestic Films 2009
To December 13
|Title||Distributor||Gross To Date|
|2||Harry Potter…||Warner Bros||$302m|
|4||The Hangover||Warner Bros||$277.3m|
|5||The Twilight Saga…||Summit Entertainment||$268m|
|7||Monsters Vs Aliens||Paramount/Dreamworks Animation||$198.4m|
|8||Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs||20th Fox||$196.6m|
|9||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||20th Fox||$179.9m|
|10||Night At The Museum 2||20th Fox||$177.2m|
Top Ten Int’l Films 2009
To December 6
|1||Ice Age…||Fox Int’l||687.2|
|2||Harry Potter…||Warner Bros Pictures Int’l||627.4|
|3||2012||Sony Pictures Releasing Int’l||482.9|
|4||Transformers…||Paramount Pictures Int’l||431.1|
|5||Up||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Int’l||369.3|
|6||Angels & Demons||Sony Pictures Releasing Int’l||352.5|
|7||The Twilight Saga…||Summit Int’l||293.4|
|8||Terminator Salvation||Sony Pictures Releasing Int’l||246|
|9||Night At The Museum 2||Fox Int’l||235.1|
|10||Slumdog Millionaire||Pathe Int’l||210.4|