The film industry has spoiled us with some really amazing movies this year. But did you notice just how many of them were either sequels or remakes? Actually, in the official top ten best earning movies of 2010, only one is not an animation, a remake or a sequel, and that’s Inception.
Speaking of which, you should know that its producers took a leap of faith when creating this flick. People are more likely to respond positively to something that they heard of before than to something that is completely new to them. Now in this case the entire story was new and very intricate, with nothing to relate to for the audience. Still, Inception managed to fetch $825 million and rank fourth on the list. And it wasn’t even made in 3D!
So who is number one, anyway? Toy Story 3! Gathering $1.06 billion, the cartoon is one of the three animations that made it on the list. Pretty impressive, huh? An it is also one of the two Disney creations that managed to fetch over $1 billion this year. The other one is Alice in Wonderland, which pulled in $1.02 billion and got the second place on the top.
Warner Bros. managed to get three spots on the list: the aforementioned Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Clash of the Titans. The latter actually almost didn’t make it here. If you look at the domestic box office, you’ll notice that the movie comes after Karate Kid. But since we went global, Clash of the Titans is here, on the ninth spot.
Now Harry Potter is no surprise to anybody. The entire franchise has been earning pots of money from the very first episode and it is estimated to gather some $7 billion when the last one will be launched next summer. It is number 3 on the list.
What did you think about Despicable Me? Well the global audience loved it and helped it get the eighth place in the top. It gathered $539 million, so people really must have found it worth their time and money.
But which are your favorite movies of the year? Regardless of what the official figures say, what is your personal opinion? Tell us in the Comment section.