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