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Boxoffice.com's Most Impressive 2012 Box Office Runs


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Full article: http://www.boxoffice...formers-of-2012

As fast as it came (or slowly, for fans of several long-anticipated franchise flicks), 2012 is now a memory. Like any year, up or down, it left an indelible mark on box office history. We're taking one final look back at which films' runs impressed us the most.

By way of a preferential voting system, the Boxoffice team has compiled our top five performers: one set for domestic and one for international.

We decided early on that our criteria had to expand beyond what movies simply made the most money. Instead, our aim is to highlight the films whose success exceeded franchise or genre traditions, broke from the typical in terms of legs, reached massive numbers without the aid of 3D surcharges, and/or various other metrics and points of fact that are often overlooked when it comes to these kinds of lists.

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Edited by ShawnMR, 02 January 2013 - 11:08 AM.

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Will you guys make an article with predictions for 2013?

Next 4 Weeks Predictions (Updates on Mondays and Thursdays):

- The September 4 weekend is a disgrace, kill it with fire

- Dolphin Tale 2 - 12/42 | No Good Deed - 15/35

The Maze Runner - 24/62 | A Walk Among the Tombstones - 20/57 | This is Where I Leave You - 7/22 

- The Equalizer - 33/102 | The Boxtrolls - 10/37


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The Devil Inside better be there

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The Devil Inside better be there

I agree with this. That OW was crazy!

Next 4 Weeks Predictions (Updates on Mondays and Thursdays):

- The September 4 weekend is a disgrace, kill it with fire

- Dolphin Tale 2 - 12/42 | No Good Deed - 15/35

The Maze Runner - 24/62 | A Walk Among the Tombstones - 20/57 | This is Where I Leave You - 7/22 

- The Equalizer - 33/102 | The Boxtrolls - 10/37


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No more 2012 threads especially result ones.

You need to check into rehab if you think TA2 isn't going to make a dent in AVATAR 2's box office

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Unless Cameron offers SMELL-O-VISION with AVATAR 2, It's not doing more than 400M Plus ..  And YES, I'll bet AVATAR 2 doesn't do more than at best 425M Domestic

 


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What happened to ShawnMR's avatar?

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Now posted: http://www.boxoffice...formers-of-2012

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"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien


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Pitch Perfect had a pretty impressive run as well, though obviously on a smaller scale.

Edited by Taylor, 02 January 2013 - 11:13 AM.


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Tough to argue with any of your choices as they all make perfect sense. I personally (yes my loonism is coming out for sure, but I feel strongly about this) would replace number five internationally with Breaking Dawn Part 2. Sure it made less than TDKR internationally but not by much. And this is the first time the franchise has broken through the 500 mill barrier overseas and 800 mill WW. A truly amazing feat and since the series has been one of the most consistent series of all time, a small mention is overdue.

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What happened to ShawnMR's avatar?


The server crash wiped it out somehow. I've been considering going with a new one, change things up after a few years with that one... hmm...

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also should write a follow up about the top 5 most unimpressive runs of the year.

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THG over Avengers??

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According to the respondents to a Times online survey, Joss Whedon's epic superhero smash hit is the most overrated feature film of 2012. The movie scored a whopping 85% of votes, with Ridley Scott's Prometheus coming in second with just over 4%. The rest of the movies in order were Brave, Ted, Project X, The Master and Cloud Atlas.

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I disagree with TA being behind both Skyfall/THG domestically.

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I agree with those tops.

Next 4 Weeks Predictions (Updates on Mondays and Thursdays):

- The September 4 weekend is a disgrace, kill it with fire

- Dolphin Tale 2 - 12/42 | No Good Deed - 15/35

The Maze Runner - 24/62 | A Walk Among the Tombstones - 20/57 | This is Where I Leave You - 7/22 

- The Equalizer - 33/102 | The Boxtrolls - 10/37


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According to the respondents to a Times online survey, Joss Whedon's epic superhero smash hit is the most overrated feature film of 2012. The movie scored a whopping 85% of votes, with Ridley Scott's Prometheus coming in second with just over 4%. The rest of the movies in order were Brave, Ted, Project X, The Master and Cloud Atlas.

http://www.comicbook...s/news/?a=71995


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Plus those votes all came from Nolan loonies. :)

Edited by baumer, 02 January 2013 - 11:30 AM.

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Yes, I completely agree with that list. THG is more impressive than The Avengers. However I would have put Avengers at #2 and Skyfall at #3.

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Really thought 2012 would be the year of TDKR. 448M is still GOOD. I thought it could hit at least 480M - 500M.

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Yes, I completely agree with that list. THG is more impressive than The Avengers. However I would have put Avengers at #2 and Skyfall at #3.


Then you don't completely agree. ;) :P

Edited by druv10, 02 January 2013 - 11:50 AM.

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"According to the respondents to a Times online survey, Joss Whedon's epic superhero smash hit is the most overrated feature film of 2012. The movie scored a whopping 85% of votes, with Ridley Scott's Prometheus coming in second with just over 4%. The rest of the movies in order were Brave, Ted, Project X, The Master and Cloud Atlas.

http://www.comicbook...s/news/?a=71995 "


Someone took TDKR out of the candidates it appears...

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