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Movie Releases 2012

This Year in Movies - Superheroes and sequels had a major and on-going presence on the big screen in 2012. The Marvel superhero team, The Avengers, introduced themselves to audiences worldwide in early May and ruled the global box office with $1.5 billion. Christian Bale reprised his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment in the renewed DC Comics franchise and took in over $1 billion at the box office. Only a decade after shattering opening weekend box office records, Sony rebooted the Spider-Man franchise with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and grossed more than $752M.

Audiences across the world loved the 23rd James Bond adventure, Skyfall ($980 million), making it one of the most popular (and successful) Bond films ever. The box office of take of the Middle Earth adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is still growing and will likely end up in at least the $800M range.

The second and final part of The Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, unspooled in November ($800M). Meanwhile, animated sequels DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 ($742M) and Ice Age: Continental Drift ($875M), a fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise, helped satisfy family audiences again. Pixar Animation’s Brave ($535M) helped too.

The film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, The Hunger Games, made nearly $690M in worldwide grosses (with the sequel coming out in 2013). Male audiences drove big success for Seth MacFarlane’s first big screen movie, Ted, which generated more than $500M at the box office (and even landed him the gig of hosting the Oscars).
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January 2012 (33 Movies)

February 2012 (35 Movies)

March 2012 (49 Movies)

April 2012 (56 Movies)

May 2012 (53 Movies)

June 2012 (50 Movies)

July 2012 (34 Movies)

August 2012 (55 Movies)

September 2012 (49 Movies)

October 2012 (61 Movies)

November 2012 (51 Movies)

December 2012 (42 Movies)



Prolific Actors of 2012
Bryan Cranston7
Liam Neeson6
Elizabeth Banks6
Bruce Willis6
Rosemarie DeWitt5
Samuel L. Jackson5
Cary Elwes5
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Busiest Studios of 2012
IFC Films34
Magnolia Pictures24
Sony Pictures24
Universal Pictures23
Paramount Pictures22
Warner Bros. Pictures22
20th Century Fox21
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