There are numerous Hollywood movies released in 2012. Some movies have done good business at the box office and some are average. 2012 proved to be a kickass movie year for filmmakers as well as audiences. Movienasha has compiled a list of the highest grossing movies of 2012 in Hollywood. They are arranged according to their rank starting from bottom to top. Please leave comments or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments and feedback are most welcome!
Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2012
10. Men in Black 3 (2012)
MIB3 is an American 3D comic science fiction action movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. It was released on May 25, 2012 starring will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Emma Thompson. It is the third installment in the Men in Black film series. It is based on The Men in Black comic book series by Lowell Cunningham. It was released fifteen years after the original Men in Black (1997). It is one of the highest-grossing movies, $215 million, and grossed over $624 million worldwide. The movie generally received positive reviews from critics. It is from the highest grossing movies of 2012 as well as a series also.
9. The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games is an American science fiction adventure movie directed by Gary Ross and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. It was released on March 23, 2012, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, and many others. It is the first installment in The Hunger Games film series. The movie became one of the highest grossing movies of 2012 and received positive reviews from critics. The movie was made under the budget of $78 million and grossed over 691.2 million at the box office. The Song “Safe & Sound” won a Grammy Award and was nominated for Best Original Song for Golden Globe Award. Jennifer Lawrence won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for his performance and many other awards.
8. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
It is an American 3D computer-animated comedy movie directed by Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon, and Tom McGrath. It was released on June 8, 2012, and produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The movie features Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter, and many others. It is the third installment of the Madagascar series. It is based on characters created by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell. It is the first in the series to be released in 3D. It is also one of the highest-grossing movies of 2012 which received positive reviews from critics and has become commercially successful. It was made under the budget of $145 million and grossed over $746 million.
7. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
It is an American superhero movie directed by Marc Webb. It was released on July 3, 2012, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and more. It is based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It is the fourth theatrical Spider-Man movie produced by Marvel Entertainment and Columbia Pictures. It is released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D. It was made with a budget of $230 million and grossed over $757.9 million worldwide.
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 (2012)
Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is an American romantic fantasy and adventure movie directed by Bill Condon and produced by Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer. It is based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part of a two-part form is the fifth and final installment in the series The Twilight Saga. It was released on November 16, 2012, and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, and many others. It has become one of the highest grossing movies of 2012 with the Twilight series. The movie was made with a budget of $120 million and grossed over $830 million at the box office.
5. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
It is an American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure movie directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thumeier. It was released on July 13, 2012, and produced by John C.Donikn, Lori Forte. The movie features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah. It is the fourth installment of the Ice Age Series. It is one of the highest grossing movies of 2012 but has received mixed reviews from critics. It is the second Ice Age installment that utilizes Digital 3D. It is the sequel in the series not directed by Carlos Saldanha. The movie was made under the budget of $95 million and grossed over $877.24 million worldwide.
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
It is an epic fantasy adventure movie directed by Peter Jackson and produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh. It was released on December 14, 2012, starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, and many others. It is the first installment and is based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It became the fourth highest grossing movie of 2012 which was made under a budget of $200-315 million and grossed over $1.017 billion.
3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
It is a superhero movie directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas and Charles Roven. It was released on July 20, 2012, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, and more. It is the final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy. The movie was made with a budget of $230 million and grossed over $1.084 million. This movie is also from the highest grossing movies of 2012. It is based on the characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. It is a good movie to watch.
2. Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond movie directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Eon Productions. It was released on 9 November 2012 starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney, and more. It is a good movie to watch. Skyfall won many Awards including Best Sound Editing, Best Original Song, Outstanding British Film, Best Action Movie, Best Song, Best Actor in an Action Movie, Best Director, Best Film, Best International movie, and many others. It is the second highest grossing movies of 2012 made under the budget of $150-200 million and grossed over $1,108.6 million worldwide. It is the last movie of the series for Judi Dench, who played M in the previous six movies.
1. The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers is a must-watch movie that I personally watch. Marvel’s The Avengers is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It was released on May 4, 2012, and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige. The movie features Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, and many others. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the first highest grossing movies of 2012 which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide. It was made with a budget of $220 million. It is the first Marvel production to generate $1 billion in ticket sales.
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