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Highest-grossing filmsEdit

Template:See also2 The top ten films released in 2012 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 2012[1]
RankTitleStudioWorldwide gross
1 The Avengers Marvel Studios $1,518,594,910
2 Skyfall MGM / Columbia $1,108,561,013
3 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. / Legendary $1,084,439,099
4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros. / MGM / New Line $1,017,003,568
5 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox / Blue Sky $877,244,782
6 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Lionsgate / Summit $829,685,377
7 The Amazing Spider-Man Columbia $757,930,663
8 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Paramount / DreamWorks $746,921,274
9 The Hunger Games Lionsgate $691,247,768
10 Men in Black 3 Columbia $624,026,776

The Hunger Games was the first film since Avatar to place at No. 1 for four consecutive weekends at the North American box office. After being re-released in 3-D in 2012, two films reached significant milestones: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace grossed $1.027 billion, becoming the eleventh film to surpass the $1 billion mark, and Titanic grossed $2.185 billion, becoming the second film to surpass the $2 billion mark, following Avatar. For the first time in history, four films that were released during the same year reached $1 billion. The Avengers grossed $1.511 billion and is the third highest-grossing film worldwide (twelfth film to reach $1 billion). Skyfall grossed over $1.1 billion and is the ninth highest-grossing film worldwide (fourteenth film to reach $1 billion). The Dark Knight Rises grossed $1.084 billion and is the tenth highest-grossing film worldwide (thirteenth film to reach $1 billion). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossed over $1.017 billion and is the seventeenth highest-grossing film worldwide (fifteenth film to reach $1 billion). Two other films (Ice Age: Continental Drift and Breaking Dawn – Part 2) are also among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time. Ice Age: Continental Drift has become the eighth highest grossing animated film and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is the eleventh highest grossing animated film. Four other films (Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, The Lorax, and Hotel Transylvania) are also among the top 50 highest-grossing animated films.

2012 box office recordsEdit

  • It has the greatest number of films crossing the $1 billion mark, with four films. It is also the second year, after 2010, in which two films released by the same studio have grossed over $1 billion, the studio being Warner Bros. in this case.
  • With 226 million admissions (1,900 million USD) in the world for French films in 2012 (582 films released in 84 countries), including 82[2] million admissions in France (700 million USD), 2012 was the fourth best year since 1985. With 144 million admissions outside of France (1,200 million USD),[3] 2012 was the best year since at least 1994 (since Unifrance collects data),[4] and the French cinema reached a market share of 2.95% of worldwide admissions and of 4.86% of worldwide sales.[5][6] Three films particularly contributed to this record year: Taken 2, The Intouchables and The Artist.[7] In 2012, films shot in French ranked 4th in admissions (145 million) behind films shot in English (more than a billion admissions in the US alone), Hindi (?: no accurate data but estimated at 3 billion for the whole India/Indian languages) and Chinese (275 million in China plus a few million abroad), but above films shot in Korean (115 million admissions in South Korea plus a few millions abroad) and Japanese (102 million admissions in Japan plus a few million abroad,[8][9] a record since 1973 et its 104 million admissions). French-language movies ranked 2nd at in export (outside of French-speaking countries) after films in English.

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