Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 2009-01-01 to 2009-12-31
1. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 997,775 | Gross: $760.51M
2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Votes: 354,239 | Gross: $402.11M
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Votes: 388,521 | Gross: $301.96M
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black.
Votes: 240,093 | Gross: $296.62M
5. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 797,638 | Gross: $293.00M
6. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Votes: 645,428 | Gross: $277.32M
7. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 546,017 | Gross: $257.73M
8. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 255,159 | Gross: $255.96M
9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.
Votes: 36,965 | Gross: $219.61M
10. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 530,380 | Gross: $209.03M
11. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Votes: 130,032 | Gross: $198.35M
12. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.
Votes: 192,220 | Gross: $196.57M
13. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.
Votes: 417,087 | Gross: $179.88M
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Votes: 151,713 | Gross: $177.24M
15. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 316,191 | Gross: $166.11M
16. The Proposal (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
Votes: 259,579 | Gross: $163.96M
17. Fast & Furious (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Votes: 232,952 | Gross: $155.06M
18. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
Votes: 187,370 | Gross: $152.27M
19. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 86,262 | Gross: $137.86M
20. Angels & Demons (2009)
PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 242,884 | Gross: $133.38M
21. Terminator Salvation (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?
Votes: 311,300 | Gross: $125.32M
22. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
Votes: 176,473 | Gross: $124.87M
23. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,057,947 | Gross: $120.54M
25. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 586,069 | Gross: $115.65M
26. It's Complicated (2009)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.
Votes: 77,594 | Gross: $112.74M
27. Couples Retreat (2009)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy
A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
Votes: 91,384 | Gross: $109.21M
28. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 435,873 | Gross: $107.51M
29. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Votes: 103,327 | Gross: $104.40M
30. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Votes: 253,217 | Gross: $97.10M
31. Julie & Julia (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Votes: 91,104 | Gross: $94.13M
32. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.
Votes: 145,076 | Gross: $93.95M
34. The Ugly Truth (2009)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.
Votes: 183,078 | Gross: $88.92M
35. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Votes: 292,565 | Gross: $83.82M
36. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 203,357 | Gross: $79.96M
37. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.
Votes: 35,497 | Gross: $79.57M
38. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.
Votes: 94,455 | Gross: $77.23M
39. Zombieland (2009)
R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Votes: 438,397 | Gross: $75.59M
40. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 170,909 | Gross: $75.29M
41. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Votes: 241,912 | Gross: $73.34M
43. This Is It (2009)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music
A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.
Votes: 35,520 | Gross: $72.09M
44. I Love You, Man (2009)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?
Votes: 180,828 | Gross: $71.44M
45. Obsessed (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
Votes: 25,761 | Gross: $68.26M
46. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.
Votes: 49,074 | Gross: $67.17M
47. The Final Destination (2009)
R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
Votes: 85,169 | Gross: $66.48M
48. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Votes: 166,566 | Gross: $65.45M
49. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 85,225 | Gross: $65.00M
50. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Votes: 161,109 | Gross: $64.17M