10 Top grossing movies of 2011 – nine sequels and one animation movie

Not very strong year for original content with nine sequels topping on the list, but a great year for cashing in on franchises.

The final Harry Potter movie set several records, including the biggest single-day domestic gross of $92.1 million and best worldwide debut of $481.5.

Rio, the only non-sequel on the list, caps off a big year for animation studios with four movies in the top 10.

  1. $1.3 billion – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  2. $1.1 billion – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  3. $1.0 billion – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  4. $663 million – Kung Fu Panda 2
  5. $648 million – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  6. $626 million – Fast Five
  7. $581.5 million – The Hangover Part II
  8. $562.4 million – The Smurfs
  9. $551.9 million – Cars 2
  10. $484.6 million – Rio

*Figures represent worldwide gross

see the top 20 at The Hollywood Reporter

One thought on “10 Top grossing movies of 2011 – nine sequels and one animation movie”

  1. Um… the Smurfs isn’t a sequel. Neither is Rio. And don’t bag on animation; cartoons are just another method of storytelling.

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