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(FilmDrunk)   The 10 highest-grossing films of 2010. Some of these films are really good, while others are "Clash of the Titans" and "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"   (filmdrunk.uproxx.com ) divider line
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2010-12-28 09:51:17 AM  
Everyone involved in making Clash of the Titans should be shot in the foot, allowed to heal, then shot in the head.
 
2010-12-28 10:04:11 AM  
10. Clash of the Titans - Saw it on a plane. Quite a turd, but not an offensive turd.
9. How to Train Your Dragon - Liked it, but I think its overrated by the film geek community.
8. Despicable Me - The veryy definition of mediocre.
7. Iron Man 2 - Fine, but disappointing.
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Didn't see.
5. Shrek Forever After - Didn't see.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. - Liked it, didn't love it. The animated sequence was brilliant though.
3. Inception - Loved it. 2nd best movie of the year.
2. Alice in Wonderland - Hated it. Worst movie of the year IMO.
1. Toy Story 3 - Liked it, but thought it was kind of mediocre. It falls into the range of being the 20th best movie of the year or so for me.
 
2010-12-28 10:47:24 AM  
I haven't gotten around to watching the Rifftrax of Clash or Eclipse yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to them. It's really no surprise that movies people take their kids to dominated the box office. A lot of adults I know hardly ever go to the theater to see films anymore.

As for good movies this year, I really enjoyed Inception, 127 Hours, Black Swan, Winter's Bone, True Grit, and especially A Prophet. Trust me, if you like the Godfather films you will like A Prophet. Also, I just recently got to see Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale which I will now be watching every Christmas from here on.
 
2010-12-28 11:06:48 AM  
I LOVE the twilight movies! You guys are retarded. If it weren't for this series, we wouldn't have such awesome rifftrax of them!


Twilight
(new window)

Twilight: New Moon (new window)

Twilight: Eclipse (new window)
 
2010-12-28 11:07:39 AM  
Clash of the Titans was a good movie.
 
2010-12-28 11:08:30 AM  
2009 movies were waaaaaaaaaaaay better.
 
2010-12-28 11:11:37 AM  
People put too much of their self esteem into what didn't/did do well in the box office.
 
2010-12-28 11:12:32 AM  

DamnYankees: 3. Inception - Loved it. 2nd best movie of the year.


Noted: Your best wasn't in the T10. Care to clue us in?
 
2010-12-28 11:12:39 AM  
Too bad the studio didn't think of cutting those Harry Potter movies in half a few years ago. After the first two, the rest probably could have been fleshed out into two movies, essentially doubling the box office for each film.

I'm not even sure how much more work it would have taken, since most of the movies were too long and probably would have been better as two shorter movies.
 
2010-12-28 11:13:20 AM  
I liked Clash.
 
2010-12-28 11:13:31 AM  
2010 sucked for movies. I was really looking forward to "The Fighter" and "True Grit" and, although both entertaining, I was kind of dissapointed in both of them. I thought 127 hours was ok but way too frantic, although 5 minutes of Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara made it worthwhile. I think i'll go see The Kings speech today. Maybe Black Swan also. I have high hopes for the former, not necessarily the latter.

Best Picture predictions?

And no, its not going to be Machete.
 
2010-12-28 11:13:31 AM  
I really want to know why they changed all the plots in Clash of the Titans for the worse. Why turn Hades into villain? Why isn't Perseus marrying Andromeda in the end? Why?
 
2010-12-28 11:13:39 AM  

3 G's: Clash of the Titans was a good movie.



I agree, which is why they shouldn't have remade it.
 
2010-12-28 11:13:42 AM  
Clash of the Titans is a great flick. One of the best of the year in my eyes, it was just fun to watch.
 
2010-12-28 11:13:59 AM  

DamnYankees: 3. Inception - Loved it. 2nd best movie of the year.


So what was the best then?
 
2010-12-28 11:14:35 AM  
Clash of the Titans was what it should have been--a good update to an incredibly cheesy movie.
 
2010-12-28 11:14:42 AM  
You know what bugged me about Deathly Hallows? The gratuitous flying landscape scenes. It's like Lord of the Rings opened this door and now big money movies can "fluff up" their screen time with these shots of gorgeous landscape simply because they feel like it. LOTR at least, is about a journey across thousands of miles, and is presenting a new "world" to see and experience, so it makes some sense.

What do sweeping landscape shots have to do with Harry Potter? Absolutely nothing. Not only did I feel like they "fluffed" it up so they could split it into two movies for double the money, but even just sitting there for the first one, I felt like I was paying my $20 for a travelogue.
 
2010-12-28 11:14:50 AM  
10. Clash of the Titans - went out of my way to avoid it
9. How to Train Your Dragon - A well made animated flick. Will buy the blu-ray and see the sequel
8. Despicable Me - Left 20 minutes through
7. Iron Man 2 - As expected - a good predictable popcorn flick. If you were expecting more than you are an idiot
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse - will eventually watch but the sound on mute fast forwarding between shirtless scenes
5. Shrek Forever After - A predictable ending to a badly written and managed franchise
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. - A camping movie! What's not to hate about that? (never read the books - never will)
3. Inception - Liked but not loved.
2. Alice in Wonderland - Loved it - easily one of the better movies this year
1. Toy Story 3 - I've never been the target audience to any of the Toy Story's. It was well told but I'll never watch it again. Give me the incredibles or wall*e anyday
 
2010-12-28 11:15:30 AM  
Also, anyone who saw twilight: Kill Yourself

And anyone who liked how Rowling ended the Potter series: Beat yourself savagely.
 
2010-12-28 11:20:23 AM  

IlGreven: DamnYankees: 3. Inception - Loved it. 2nd best movie of the year.

Noted: Your best wasn't in the T10. Care to clue us in?


Supes: DamnYankees: 3. Inception - Loved it. 2nd best movie of the year.

So what was the best then?


127 Hours.
 
2010-12-28 11:21:47 AM  

Wodan11: Not only did I feel like they "fluffed" it up so they could split it into two movies for double the money, but even just sitting there for the first one, I felt like I was paying my $20 for a travelogue.


You paid HOW MUCH ? Please tell me it was for two tickets.
 
2010-12-28 11:24:24 AM  
I just saw Megamind last night. I'm now sorry I missed that in the theatre.

/it's also superior to Despicable Me.
 
2010-12-28 11:24:34 AM  
Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses.
Total number of people might not be a lot, but these movies are 2-3x more profitable sometimes, theatre pending.
 
2010-12-28 11:24:40 AM  
I can't wait until that guy shows up. He's awesome. You know, the one whose schtick is that he really rails against anything he doesn't enjoy and severely, negatively characterizes anyone who does enjoy those things.

He's farking hilarious. I wonder if he has a blog.
 
2010-12-28 11:24:54 AM  
Tangled . . . best surprise of the year. Much better than Dragon and Despicable Me, and nearly as good, if not better, than Toy Story 3.
 
2010-12-28 11:25:49 AM  

in a landscape: Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses.
Total number of people might not be a lot, but these movies are 2-3x more profitable sometimes, theatre pending.


I'd love for you to show me the math whereby a markup up 20-25% on ticket price leads to a 200-300% increase in revenue.
 
2010-12-28 11:27:12 AM  

1. Put snakes on plane: Clash of the Titans was what it should have been--a good update to an incredibly cheesy movie.


I think the cheese was the original appeal. I don't think the remake was that bad, it was just kind of an overly serious take on the original.
 
2010-12-28 11:27:44 AM  

DamnYankees: in a landscape: Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses.
Total number of people might not be a lot, but these movies are 2-3x more profitable sometimes, theatre pending.

I'd love for you to show me the math whereby a markup up 20-25% on ticket price leads to a 200-300% increase in revenue.


He said "profitable".
 
2010-12-28 11:28:48 AM  

DoctorCal: He said "profitable".


Considering no one anywhere has numbers on profit, and this thread is not about profit, and all box office numbers aren't about profit, I was giving him the benefit of the doubt that he meant revenue. If he meant profit he's an even bigger idiot than I initially thought.
 
2010-12-28 11:29:02 AM  

DamnYankees: in a landscape: Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses.
Total number of people might not be a lot, but these movies are 2-3x more profitable sometimes, theatre pending.

I'd love for you to show me the math whereby a markup up 20-25% on ticket price leads to a 200-300% increase in revenue.


Profit != revenue
 
2010-12-28 11:29:50 AM  

in a landscape: Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses save your glasses, buy a ticket to a regular movie, and sneak into the 3-D one.


FTFY
 
2010-12-28 11:31:41 AM  

DamnYankees: DoctorCal: He said "profitable".

Considering no one anywhere has numbers on profit, and this thread is not about profit, and all box office numbers aren't about profit, I was giving him the benefit of the doubt that he meant revenue. If he meant profit he's an even bigger idiot than I initially thought.


Ok. You go on with your bad self, then.
 
2010-12-28 11:32:40 AM  

padraig: Wodan11: I felt like I was paying my $20 for a travelogue.

You paid HOW MUCH ? Please tell me it was for two tickets.


Ticket + drink + popcorn = $20 easy. 3D is even more.

Anyway my commentary wasn't against theater robbery, but against the film.
 
2010-12-28 11:32:53 AM  
If you consider most theaters were only showing Alice in 3d, Inception beat it hands-down without the $2+ 3D surcharge, Alice would really be probably 4th.
 
2010-12-28 11:33:01 AM  

DoctorCal: DamnYankees: DoctorCal: He said "profitable".

Considering no one anywhere has numbers on profit, and this thread is not about profit, and all box office numbers aren't about profit, I was giving him the benefit of the doubt that he meant revenue. If he meant profit he's an even bigger idiot than I initially thought.

Ok. You go on with your bad self, then.


I'm a complicated man and no one understands me but my woman.
 
2010-12-28 11:34:42 AM  

chewielouie: Tangled . . . best surprise of the year. Much better than Dragon and Despicable Me, and nearly as good, if not better, than Toy Story 3.


I actually thought it was better than Toy Story 3. I mean, Toy Story had that heart-wrenching third act, but you had to sit through a middling 2/3rds of a movie to get to it.
 
2010-12-28 11:34:56 AM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: Also, anyone who saw twilight: Kill Yourself


You know what's really scary? Someday - perhaps in 2011, perhaps later - another movie/book series will come out that will be so bad, so much worse than anything you can even imagine today, that you will look back fondly on the days of Twilight. Oh, you scoff now, but when that day comes you'll chuckle sadly to yourself, pour another shot and wonder what happened to that younger, more innocent Chupacabra Sandwich.
 
2010-12-28 11:35:21 AM  
10. Clash of the Titans - Didn't see it. No intention of seeing it.
9. How to Train Your Dragon - Didn't see it. My little nephews liked it though.
8. Despicable Me - Took my girlfriend to see it. It was trite & predictable, but funny.
7. Iron Man 2 - Saw it. Enjoyed it.
6. Twilight Saga - Didn't see it. No intention of seeing it.
5. Shrek Forever After - Didn't see it. Hated all of the previous ones that I did see.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Didn't see it. No intention of seeing it.
3. Inception - Saw it, enjoyed it.
2. Alice in Wonderland - Didn't see it. My GF saw it & liked it.
1. Toy Story 3 - Didn't see it. Waiting for DVD.
 
2010-12-28 11:37:33 AM  
As will become apparent I'm certainly not a cinema animal but:

10. Clash of the Titans - Seen on a plane and not a patch on the Ray Harryhausen version.
9. How to Train Your Dragon - Never heard of it.
8. Despicable Me - Never heard of it.
7. Iron Man 2 - Seen on a plane and it was OK (never seen the 1st one though)
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse - F##k off.
5. Shrek Forever After - Didn't realise they made another but a big fan of the others
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. - No interest.
3. Inception - My single cinema trip of the year and it was pretty good, a few too many plot holes but you also get those with films like this.
2. Alice in Wonderland - Seen on a plane, not as bad as made out (and generally I really dislike Tim Burton) stuff).
1. Toy Story 3 - Didn't realise there was a third.
 
2010-12-28 11:38:43 AM  

SigmaAlgebra: in a landscape: Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses save your glasses, buy a ticket to a regular movie, and sneak into the 3-D one.


FTFY



yeah, but most people aren't dishonest assholes, and will pay the asking price, thus increasing the profit margins for otherwise mediocre movies. That's why some of these movies are in the top grossing list, even though they otherwise wouldn't be.
 
2010-12-28 11:40:04 AM  

schattenteufel: SigmaAlgebra: in a landscape: Remember, a lot of these were 3D. And with 3D, you need to pay an unneccessary markup for the glasses save your glasses, buy a ticket to a regular movie, and sneak into the 3-D one.


FTFY


yeah, but most people aren't dishonest assholes, and will pay the asking price, thus increasing the profit margins for otherwise mediocre movies. That's why some of these movies are in the top grossing list, even though they otherwise wouldn't be.


BOX OFFICE NUMBERS AREN'T ABOUT PROFIT YOU DUMBASS!!!!


/sarcasm
 
2010-12-28 11:41:01 AM  
Inception is awesome. Love how Nolan intentionally made the film wide open to interpretation with just a shot at the end, and how consistent that was with what Cobb (DiCaprio) said earlier: "just one simple idea that changed everything". The second and third viewings can be completely different from the first, depending on how you choose to interpret that ending.

Also, the picture on the Inception Blu-Ray is amongst the best I've seen.
 
2010-12-28 11:41:19 AM  
Even with the RiffTrax, Twilight: Eclipse was kind of difficult to watch. Does that even actually qualify as a movie? The villain appears out of nowhere, has no reason for existing, and then dies. And one of the characters spontaneously develops a southern accent about a third of the way in to retroactively account for his back story.
 
2010-12-28 11:46:02 AM  

Honest Bender: I LOVE the twilight movies! You guys are retarded. If it weren't for this series, we wouldn't have such awesome rifftrax of them!


Twilight (new window)

Twilight: New Moon (new window)

Twilight: Eclipse (new window)


Oh I beg to differ. The funniest stuff is:

Twilight: The Broodening (new window)

Twilight: Broodening Harder (new window)

Twilight: The Broodening 3 - Electric Broodaloo (new window)
 
2010-12-28 11:47:50 AM  

schattenteufel: oles, and will pay the asking price, thus increasing the profit margins for otherwise mediocre movies. That's why some of these movies are in the top grossing list, even though they otherwise wouldn't be.


I was smart and saved my glasses. I'm not going to pay an extra $6 for something I already have. I even asked the people at the ticket booth if we could just pay the regular price minus the glasses since we already had them. They said no, we have to pay the full price, so fark 'em.
 
2010-12-28 11:48:42 AM  
Let's review:

10. Clash of the Titans - Good for a direct-to-DVD
9. How to Train Your Dragon - Cute, but not special.
8. Despicable Me - By the numbers.
7. Iron Man 2 - Tastes great, less filling.
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Not a hope you'd find me in the theatre for this.
5. Shrek Forever After - Perhaps the best Shrek, in that it was a good movie that didn't rely almost exclusively on puns and fart gags.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. - Waiting for Part 2 to come out so I can get it all over with at once.
3. Inception - Would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been waiting for a mindfark that wasn't there.
2. Alice in Wonderland - Too Burton, no interest in seeing it.
1. Toy Story 3 - Good movie, suffers only in that it doesn't surpass its predecessors.
 
2010-12-28 11:53:21 AM  
What about Scott Pilgrim sucks the load?
 
2010-12-28 11:54:14 AM  
10. Clash of the Titans - A shiatty remake of a bad movie. No thanks.
9. How to Train Your Dragon - Surprisingly good. Especially for a Dreamworks movie.
8. Despicable Me - Didn't see it. Looked very stupid.
7. Iron Man 2 - Mickey Rourke was the only good part of that movie. I hate Mickey Rourke.
6. Twilight Saga - I'd sooner screw a chimpanzee.
5. Shrek Forever After - There were only two Shrek movies made. Only two.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Couldn't work up the enthusiasm to pay money to see it. I'll wait for Netflix.
3. Inception - Haven't seen it, yet.
2. Alice in Wonderland - Tim Burton should never be allowed to make remakes or sequels. Ever.
1. Toy Story 3 - Best opening scene in years. Worth the money, IMHO.
 
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2010-12-28 11:55:26 AM  
The best movie of the year was I Saw the Devil. Too bad nobody will watch it because it's Korean and hurr durr subtitles no way hurr durr.
 
2010-12-28 11:57:57 AM  
My reviews:

10. Clash of the Titans - Like anyone cares what I think
9. How to Train Your Dragon - Everyone has opinions
8. Despicable Me - Nobody is reading this
7. Iron Man 2 - 300 posts with 250 pathetic "reviews" like this one
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse - I'm certain my opinion is the important one
5. Shrek Forever After - And my remarks are the most clever
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. - The ones I don't care for, I'll call you a moron for watching
3. Inception - There can't be any on the list that I just don't have an opinion about
2. Alice in Wonderland - Did I mention nobody reads these?
1. Toy Story 3 - I'm glad that's over, now I can post and scroll past the rest of these without reading them.
 
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