Which Movies Dominated The First Three Months of 2011?

Three months have already passed this year, but there weren’t a lot of great movies so far. It’s been showing at the Box-office, as ticket sales were at a record-low since 2006. In fact, we trail last year’s pace by more than 20%. Considering a lot of movies were shown in 3D, it looks even worse.

Still, there were movies that were able to catch the attention of moviegoers who didn’t want to waste money on films they that think were awful. Here are the top 10 movies at the box-office so far this year (as of April 6)!

 

10. Limitless

Bradley Cooper in Limitless

One of the most recent films released, Limitless is Bradley Cooper’s first film as the lead actor. This proves that he has the potential to become the next Hollywood A-Lister. It has been steady at the box-office for three weeks, dropping at a significantly slower pace than average movies.

Production Budget: $27M

Domestic Total: $56,221,803*

All-Time Domestic Rank: 1041st

 

9. The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

After disappointing box-office returns with The Green Zone and The Informant, Matt Damon returns to his old form and garners decent success with The Adjustment Bureau. He also had a wonderful connection with co-star Emily Blunt, which may have helped them sell the movie even more.

Production Budget: $50.2M

Domestic Total: $58,690,720*

All-Time Domestic Rank: 976th

 

8. Unknown

Liam Neeson in Unknown

Unknown has had similar success as his movie Taken two years ago, although it may have been because both movies had similar plots. Not everyone liked the movie, but I guess people wanted to see Liam Neeson in action once more.

Production Budget: $30M

Domestic Total: $62,744,005*

All-Time Domestic Rank: 904th

7. No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

One of Natalie Portman’s many movies scheduled for release this year, No Strings Attached benefited from an unexpected match-up between Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Maybe Kutcher’s followers attended the movie, I mean, he’s got a lot right? He was even the first to reach 1000000 followers.

Production Budget: $25M

Domestic Total: $70,633,355*

All-Time Domestic Rank: 767th

 

6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Apparently, people still have the Bieber Fever. Justin passed Miley Cyrus to become the highest-grossing 3D Concert Movie to date. Some people may not want to watch this movie, but the Beliebers might have been pleased after watching this one.

Production Budget: $13M

Domestic Total: $72,690,019*

All-Time Domestic Rank: 732nd

 

5. Battle: Los Angeles

Scene from Battle: LA

Not even an awful plot can prevent people from watching these types of movies. Battle: Los Angeles satiated the action-lovers’ hunger early on this year. I just hope next time they don’t forget the script.

Production Budget: $70M

Domestic Total: $78,798,136

All-Time Domestic Rank: 655th

 

4. Gnomeo And Juliet

This movie was the first surprise hit of the year. Seriously, who would’ve thought that a Gnome would be successful in opening a movie? This may have not reached number 1, but it had a close battle for two weeks.

Production Budget: N/A (Probably $30M)

Domestic Total: $96,916,019

All-Time Domestic Rank: 489th

 

3. The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet was supposed to be the first blockbuster film of the year. Although it’s at the top three right now, its box-office total isn’t looking too good considering the high production cost ($98M vs $120M). It was a risky move for the producers, but I’m not sure if it paid off.

Production Budget: $120M

Domestic Total: $98,524,927

All-Time Domestic Rank: 482nd

 

2. Just Go With It

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Just Go With It

After a poor showing last year with The Bounty Hunter, Jennifer Aniston returns and opens a movie successfully. Adam Sandler also posted his nth $100M film. I guess movie offers won’t stop for these to movies

Production Budget: $80M

Domestic Total: $101,474,562

All-Time Domestic Rank: 450th

 

1. Rango

The riskiest and most successful movie so far this year is Rango, Johnny Depp’s unique western-themed animated movie. This movie proved that animated movies ain’t only for kids! It may not have huge sales, but it’s enough to show how ORIGINALITY sells.

Production Budget: $135M

Domestic Total: $114,082,418

All-Time Domestic Rank: 368th

 

Expect a lot of movies to disappear from the top 10 list after summer.

 

*Totals aren’t final

 

$56,221,803
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