Best of 2011: Top movie box office and DVD sales

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This year was all about a boy wizard, a Bumblebee, and a sparklevamp. Joining Harry, Sam, and Edward in 2011’s box office toppers were two groups of wedding-oriented train wrecks, several superheroes, and a bunch of upstart Southern domestics. Over in DVDs, a couple instances of horse power and some evil geniuses joined the fray. So which films topped the box-0ffice? Click through to see 2011’s most popular movies.

BOX OFFICE
Top-grossing movies*
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, $381 million
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, $352 million
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, $261 million
4. The Hangover Part II, $254 million
5. Pirates of the Caribbean:
 On Stranger Tides, $241 million
6. Fast Five, $210 million
7. Cars 2, $191 million
8. Thor, $181 million
9. (Tie) Rise of the Planet of the Apes
, $177 million
9. (Tie) Captain America: The First Avenger,
 $177 million
11. (Tie) The Help, $169 million
11. (Tie) Bridesmaids, $169 million
13. Kung Fu Panda 2, $165 million
14. X-Men: First Class, $146 million
15. Rio, $144 million

Top-grossing non-sequel/prequel/superhero/Smurf movies*
1. (Tie) The Help, $169 million
1. (Tie) Bridesmaids, $169 million
3. Rio, $144 million
4. Super 8,
 $127 million
5. Rango,
 $123 million
6. Horrible Bosses,
 $118 million
7. Hop,
 $108 million
8. Just Go With It,
 $103 million
9. (Tie) Bad Teacher,
 $100 million
9. (Tie) Cowboys & Aliens, $100 million

DVDs

Top sellers**
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, $84 million
2. Tangled, $96 million
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, $76 million
4. Cars 2, $66 million
5. Rio, $48 million
6. Megamind, $42 million
7. Bridesmaids, $46
8. Despicable Me, $50 million
9. RED, $34 million
10. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, $43 million
11.  Inception, $32 million
12. The King’s Speech, $31 million
13. Secretariat, $31 million
14. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, $34
15. Fast Five, $29 million

What was your favorite movie of the year?

*Source: BoxOfficeMojo through Dec. 15, 2011
**Source: The Numbers through Dec. 15, 2011

Read more:
EW Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2
EW Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
EW Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1


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