As 2012 draws to a close, we look back at the year’s biggest movie blockbusters. A year where superheroes, spy thriller franchises and feature animations dominated the blockbuster landscape. This year eight of the top 10 highest grossing movies worldwide breached the $500-million mark, which is an indication that the movie industry has found its mojo.
Let us review the top 10 highest grossing films of 2012 and if ever you live under a rock for the past few days; surely you’ll find the list quite interesting and guide you in your to-watch list during weekends.
Prometheus is a science fiction film that is set in the late 21st century and the story is set on the crew of the spaceship named Prometheus. The film so far has earned a total of $402,486,687 worldwide and grossing $126.4 million in the United States. It went to earn $21.4 million on its opening run during the course of the summer.
Ted is a comedy film that was directed and co-produced by Seth Mac Farlane which turned to the biggest grossing R-rated comedy movie of all time. Ted which was released by Universal Pictures featured the directorial debut of Seth Mac Farlane grossed worldwide at $496 million and earned $218.7 million in the United States
Pixar and Walt Disney’s Brave is about the travails of a young Scottish princess, a skilled archer names Merida who defied customs and caused disruptions in her kingdom. A computer-animated fantasy feature film, Pixar and Disney rewrote how they make animated movies in Brave. The movie grossed $534 million worldwide and $236 million in the United States. Not bad for a little girl who loves to shoot arrows.
Men in Black 3
The third installment in the MIB franchise sets Agent J and K with a new partner on a new mission. The newest sequel is based on Menin Black comic book series by Lowell Cunningham. The movie received generally great reviews from critics as it became a blockbuster success worldwide. Due to the success of the movie, a fourth installment is being planned for the future. MIB3 grossed about $179 million in North America and about $624 million worldwide. It had a worldwide opening gross of $189 million. The movie earned $1.55 million during its midnight run in 2,233 locations.
Hunger Games is a science-fiction thriller movie based on the novel with the same title written by Suzzane Collins. In the movie young boys and girls should participate in a televised game event called “Hunger Games”. The film grossed $686.5 million worldwide and took $408 million in the US box office during its run in the summer.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
This movie earned $728 million during its run and continued the winning ways of this much storied franchise. The main characters struggle to go home takes them to a journey to Europe where their adventure starts.
A reboot of the Spider Man franchise where the origin story was the focus of the 2012 edition earned $752 million in the worldwide box office. Even with its negative feedback about a new perspective into Peter Parker’s beginnings, the movie turned out to be well-loved. True enough, even with that and a new actor playing the role, everybody loves the Spider Man.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
The fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise earned for Blue Sky Studios a worldwide gross of $872 million. Indeed, the world can’t seem to have enough of the endearing mammoth, the noisy sloth and a gentle extinct giant cat! In fact, there’s more adults drawn into the sequel than the kids!
Dark Knight Rises
Barring the bad press that happened during its opening run; the movie which is about Batman still earned more than a billion dollars worldwide. It grossed $447.5 million in North America, $44 million in Australia and $90 million in the UK.
The number one movie in 2012 is the Avengers grossing about $1.5 billion worldwide. The film received positive raves from critics which added it to its blockbuster showing at the box office. While many movie buffs are disappointed at seemingly limited exposure of the many stars, the turnout and team work of the characters just amazed the viewers. More so, digital effects and really witty dialogues reaped the heart of the Averngers’ fans.