BOX OFFICE: 2012 Is Now Officially The Highest Grossing Film Year Ever
With just 2 days to go before we're into 2013, 2012 has surpassed 2009 as the highest grossing box office year in history. And this is thanks in no small part to two CBMs - The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Read on for more details..
Just two days ago, the total BO (domestically) for 2012 reached $10.6 billion, just passing the old record of $10.59 billion set back in 2009. James Cameron's Avatar played a big part in that, but this year it was mainly down to good ol Superhero flicks, as Joss Whedon's The Avengers and Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises earned more than a tenth of the year’s total gross. Other strong performers included; The Hunger Games, Skyfall, Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - which is still going strong as we cross over into 2013. There were some disappointment of course - John Carter was a big let down for Disney, and even though it grossed a very respectable $260 million, The Amazing Spider-Man didn’t come close to any film in Sam Rami’s trilogy. Can 2013 be an even bigger year? Well, with the likes of Man Of Steel, The Wolverine and Iron Man 3 coming our way, it'll at least give 2012 a run for its money I'm sure.
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