Top 11 box office films of 2011 so far!


Now that the year is half over, let’s take a look back and see which films are leading the pack in profits so far. Here are the 2011 domestic leaders for now. All numbers are in millions of dollars:

  1. The Hangover Part II ($248.7)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($234.2)
  3. Fast Five ($208.4)
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($180.7)
  5. Thor ($180.0)
  6. Kung Fu Panda 2 ($157.3)
  7. Bridesmaids ($153.7)
  8. Rio ($140.6)
  9. X-Men: First Class ($139.3)
  10. Rango ($123.2)
  11. Cars 2 ($122.6)

Sadly, Super 8 just missed the list, but what surprised me is that Super 8 has barely had an overseas presence at all. Keep reading for the top 11 overseas box office hits of 2011 so far, but before you click forward, guess which award winning film from last year makes a cameo!

Here are the top 11 films overseas so far this year. Please note that these aren’t domestic and foreign sales combined, just overseas box office sales:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($774.7)
  2. Fast Five ($389.0)
  3. Kung Fu Panda 2 ($379.3)
  4. Rio ($329.6)
  5. The Hangover Part II ($300.0)
  6. Thor ($261.7)
  7. Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($237.4)
  8. Black Swan ($219.9) — wow!
  9. X-Men: First Class ($195.7)
  10. The Green Hornet ($129.0)
  11. Rango ($119.3)

Congrats to Black Swan for continuing to be relevant! True Grit actually hit 72 million on that same list, which is actually just 10 million behind Cars 2 overseas (ouch!), which is almost double what Super 8 has made in foreign sales so far (double ouch!)

Another noteworthy milestone is that Pirates 4 finally reached one billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide! What I find most interesting is that 2010 total domestic sales ($10,565,400,000) pretty much tied 2009 ($10,565,500,000), and 2011 ($5,168,900,000 so far) is on track to tie them both. I’m sure someone with a suit and tie will be jumping on TV in a few months to talk about how complex this simple math is, and how the film industry is in huge trouble, but let’s not forget that we’re talking about billions of dollars.