Domestic Box Office for 2012 Passes $10 Billion Milestone
on December 08, 2012
For the fourth consecutive year total yearly domestic box office grosses have eclipsed the $10 billion milestone. 2012 will surpass the milestone this weekend, making it the fastest year ever on record to reach the $10 billion mark. This year's achievement is especially notable given that this year's average ticket price of $7.94 (through the first three quarters of 2012) has stayed nearly identical to 2011's average ticket price of $7.93.
With the yearly total for 2012 set to stand at $10.05 billion through the end of Sunday, 2012 is already on the verge of surpassing the $10.19 billion total box office haul for all of 2011. With Warner's highly anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening on Friday, 2012 should pass by the total gross for 2011 by the end of next weekend. The all-time yearly record of $10.61 billion set back in 2009 is now also approaching in the horizon.
Sony currently boasts this year's highest grossing studio total by a comfortable margin. The distributor has taken in $1.75 billion domestically in 2012 through the end of Friday, December 7; thanks in part to the one-two punch of Skyfall and The Amazing Spider-Man.
The Top 10 films of 2012 domestically (through Friday, December 7th):
1. Marvel's The Avengers (Disney): $623.36 million
2. The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.): $448.11 million
3. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate): $408.01 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Lionsgate): $262.36 million
5. The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony): $262.03 million
6. Skyfall (Sony): $253.72 million
7. Brave (Disney): $237.09 million
8. Ted (Universal): $218.67 million
9. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Paramount): $216.39 million
10. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Universal): $214.03 million
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