2012 was a big year for movies, with some giant hits for Hollywood studios bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars. Topping the list was Marve'ls The Avengers" which made more than $620 million dollars in domestic ticket sales.
Comic book superheroes were particularly successful, with three of the top ten entries. The Hunger Games was a top performer, with the first film adaptation of the wildly popular young adult book series. The James Bond and Twilight franchises also did well with their latest entries.
As of January 28, 2012 these were the top ten movies of 2012:
1 Marvel's The Avengers $623,357,910
2 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099
3 The Hunger Games $408,010,692
4 Skyfall $283,700,000
5 Breaking Dawn Part 2 $283,023,753
6 The Amazing Spider-Man $262,030,663
7 Brave $237,236,938
8 Ted $218,665,740
9 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $216,391,482
10 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $214,030,500