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Top Grossing Films of 2007


From IMDB comes this listing of the top grossing films of 2007 (U.S. Theatrical box office, in millions):

1. Spider-Man 3 &#149 $336,530,303
2. Shrek the Third &#149 320,706,665
3. Transformers &#149 319,014,499
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End &#149 309,404,152
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix &#149 292,000,866
6. The Bourne Ultimatum &#149 227,137,090
7. Ratatouille &#149 206,435,493
8. The Simpsons Movie &#149 183,121,527
9. Wild Hogs &#149 168,213,584
10. Knocked Up &#149 148,734,225

Three of the films were pure animated features (Shrek, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie) and another four relied heavily on CG special effects (Spider-Man 3, Transformers, Pirates and Harry Potter). In addition to these figures, it should be noted that Bee Movie grossed $122,651,629. and Meet The Robinsons, Surf’s Up and, (cough) Beowulf were modest successes in their own right. Enchanted is doing great and although I don’t consider it an animated film, Alvin and the Chipmunks has become a huge Christmas holiday hit.

All in all, it’s been a great year for animated films – and results like these reassure Hollywood that animation is still viable, popular – and big business.

Here’s to a great 2008! Happy New Year!