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TOP Money Makers of 2008!

batman-1While critical acclaim is certainly welcome, the cash resister is what matters most in Hollywood. The 2008 list contains two super hero films, three animated movies, a long awaited sequel and a movie teen girls flocked to. I think it’s safe to say that 2008 was the year of The Dark Knight, as the anticipation leading up to its release was incredible. Iron Man set itself up nicely for future sequels while Indiana Jones left many deflated, including me. Hancock entertained until its wall-e-4horrible third act twist. Wall-E had a poetic beauty, and Jack Black was a blast as a Kung Fu Panda. Madagascar 2 was better than the original. Twilight was the start of a new franchise and a film that put Summit entertainment on the map. Quantum of Solace wasn’t as good as Casino Royale, with no sense of fun and the year’s worst filmed action sequences. I certainly hope producers lighten up Daniel Craig a little in his third go round as 007. Despite the recession, people continue to flock to the movies!

2008 – U.S Domestic Box-office Top Ten

1. The Dark Knight – $530.9 million

2. Iron Man – $318.3 million

3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -$317.0 million

4. Hancock – $227.9 million

5. Wall-E – $223.8 million

6. Kung Fu Panda – $215.4 million

7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – $174.9 million

8. Twilight – $167.3 million

9. Quantum of Solace – $164.3 million

10. Dr Seuss Horton Hears a Who – $154.5 million


January 2, 2009 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News |

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