It is now 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
If I had confetti, I would throw it. And if I had a party blower, I would most definitely be blowing it.
Unfortunately, I have neither, so I guess I'll have to settle for something else... something that I think is far more interesting than dumping confetti on everybody's heads (though, honestly, that would be a whole lot of fun!).
The Top Films of 2012!
Box Office Mojo has just released the final numbers for the highest grossing films of 2012, ranking each one by the amount of money it made at the box office in 2012. Last year was an amazing year for the film industry, both in terms of the movies that were released as well as monetarily. The whole box office was up 6.0% from last year, and ticket sales along were up 5.9%.
655 movies were released to U.S. theaters in 2012, but that would take forever to go through. Instead, let's take a more reasonable chunk: the Top 20.
So, without further ado, let's review the list and relive the wonderful 2012 film season.
#20 - Prometheus
#19 - Lincoln
#18 - 21 Jump Street
#17 - Taken 2
#16 - Hotel Translyvania
#15 - Snow White and the Huntsman
#14 - Ice Age: Continental Drift
#13 - Wreck-It Ralph
#12 - Men In Black 3
#11 - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
#10 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
#9 - Ted
#8 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
#7 - Brave
#6 - The Amazing Spider-Man
#5 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
#4 - Skyfall
#3 - The Hunger Games
#2 - The Dark Knight Rises
And the award for the number one highest grossing film in 2012 goes to....
(Drum roll, please)
#1 - The Avengers
The Avengers opened in 4,349 theaters with a humungous $207.4 million and closed five months later with a huge haul of $623.4 million. Wondeful, beautiful job, Buena Vista, and congradulations all around for distributing the most popular movie in all of film history.
And there you have it: the Top 20 Films of 2012. It has truly been a wonderful year for filmmaking. 2013 will have to work extra hard to come close to the record-breaking 2012 year, but my hopes are high. If you would like to see the standings of all 655 films that were released last year, just click on this link.
Good-bye, 2012. Thank you for a beautiful film year.
Welcome, 2013. Time to show us what you got!
- Edessa, signing off