The top ten movies of 2010 don’t come as a big surprise and most of you probably saw most of these thus the reason they each made so many millions and billions at the box office. A good majority of these movie titles is available for your home viewing enjoyment on DVD and Blu-Ray and at your favorite local Redbox and online at Netflix.
#1 Toy Story 3 – $415 Million Domestic / $1.06 Billion Worldwide – This animated Pixar/Disney production is considered by some to be the best of the series and certainly capture the hearts of not only the kids but even more so to those kids who grew up with Buzz Lightyear and now themselves are off to college as the movie depicted. “Toy Story 3″ is available in DVD and Blu-Ray.
#2 Alice in Wonderland – $334 Million Domestic / $1.02 Billion Worldwide – Johnny Depp took you on an amazing 3D trip into the land of Alice in and landed himself a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his brilliant characterization of The Mad Hatter. “Alice in Wonderland” is available in DVD and Blu-Ray.
#3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – $278 Million Domestic / $865 Million Worldwide – Coming in at number three is the first of the two part final installment of the Harry Potter series. This movie did not come to the theaters until November of 2010 which would be the only reason it didn’t rank as #1 in earnings for the year. This final book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rolling is the most popular of the series and has stolen the imaginations of children and adults worldwide. It will most likely be released to DVD and Blu-Ray just before “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ comes to the theaters July 15th 2011.
#4. Inception – $293 Million Domestic / $825 Million Worldwide – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for four Golden Globes and won the Hollywood Movie of the year. It is available in DVD and Blu-Ray.
#5. Shrek Forever After – $238 Million Domestic / $740 Million Worldwide – A domesticated Shrek hatches a plan to recapture his mojo and discovers what life in Far Far Away land would have been like had he never existed in this final chapter of the popular animated film series. Shrek Forever is available on DVD and Blu-Ray
#6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $301 Million Domestic / $694 Million Worldwide – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have captured the hearts and minds of Twi-Hards, Twi Teens and Twi Moms across the world with their portrayal of the Cullen Family, the good vampires of Forks Washington and young Bella Swan who comes to live with her father. This movie was also released toward the end of the year or it would have been fighting with Harry Potter for the top earning film of 2010. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is available in Blu-Ray and DVD.
#7. Iron Man 2 – $312 Million Domestic / $622 Million Worldwide - As Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) owns up to being Iron Man before the world press, Anton Vanko lies dying in Russia. “Iron Man 2″ is available on DVD and Blu-Ray
#8. Despicable Me – $251 Million Domestic / $540 Million Worldwide – One of the four animated movies to make the top 10 movies of 2010 list which appealed to audiences of all ages. “In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. “ “Despicable Me” is available in DVD and Blu-Ray
#9. How to Train Your Dragon – $218 Million Domestic / $495 Million Worldwide – A fantasy movie starring Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera as the voices of the dragons fighting to save their world. “How To Train Your Dragon” is available in DVD and Blu-Ray.
#10. Clash of the Titans – $163 Million Domestic / $493 Million Worldwide - Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes. The 1981 mythological fantasy adventure Clash of the Titans is resurrected in this remake which did well at the box office due to the spectacular effects and marketing campaign. However, in terms of capturing your imagination with the characters like the old movie did, “Clash of the Titans” fell short of my expectations. I just didn’t care about the characters like I did about the one in the old move. “Clash of the Titans” is available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Movies coming to the big screen in Denver in 2011
- “Water for Elephants” – Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon
- “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner
- “Scream 4″ Neve Campbell, Anna Paquin, Hayden Panettiere
- “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” – Johnny Depp Penélope Cruz
- “Zookeeper” Kevin James and Rosario Dawson
- “Just Go With It” Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston
- “Transformers – Dark Side of the Moon” Shia LeBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey
- “Safe” Jason Statham
- “The Green Hornet” Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz
- “Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol” Tom Cruise, Josh Holloway, Ving Rhames