erik lundegaard

2012 Box Office Trivia Question

The highest-grossing movies of the year thus far, domestic, are no surprise—although I think we thought Spidey would do better. And the full ramifications of the Aurora shootings aren't in yet for “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Here are the top 5, as of Sunday morning:

  1. THE AVENGERS: $615 million
  2. THE HUNGER GAMES: $405 million
  3. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: $235 million
  4. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: $225 million
  5. THE LORAX: $214 million

By the end of the weekend, “Dark Knight” will surpass Spidey, and No. 6, Pixar's “Brave,” will surpass “The Lorax.” But that's not the question. Here's the question:

What is the highest-grossing live-action comedy of the year thus far?

Answer in the comments field.

Posted at 07:46 AM on Sat. Jul 28, 2012 in category Movies - Box Office  


Erik wrote:

The answer is TED, the comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and a raunchy teddy bear. As of July 27, it's grossed, in the U.S., $186 million, which is eighth-best for the year.

That's $10 million more than “Men in Black 3,” $50 million more than “Prometheus” and $100 million more than either “John Carter” or “Battleship.”

I guess it kind of snuck up on me.

It grossed $15 million last week, so it has a shot at $200 million.

Has anyone seen it? Is it worth seeing?

For the curious, the second highest-grossing live-action comedy this year is “21 Jump Street,” which grossed $138 million back in March.

Comment posted on Sat. Jul 28, 2012 at 07:51 AM
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