Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

2009 is drawing to a close, how quickly has this year flown by? Anyway and with it there have been some very good and very successful movies.

So here at FemaleFirst to celebrate the great year of movies that we have had we take a look back over the biggest grossing movies of the last twelve months.

And it's Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince that is the biggest grossing movie at the global box office this year taking just over $900 million.

Half Blood Prince is the sixth film in the series and broke the record for the biggest single-day worldwide gross of all time when it was released in the summer.

The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be split into two movies to be released in 2010 and 2011.

2009 has been a great year for the animation movie and it's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs that has come out on top as the second most successful movie of 2009.

Take over $883 million the popularity of this franchise doesn't seem to be running out of steam as Sid, Manny and Diego returned for their third big screen outing.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen followed in the footsteps of it's predecessor posting more impressive box office number as it took over $834 million.

Pixar's up was at four while New Moon was in at five. And you may have noticed that 2009 was the year of the sequel as four of the top five biggest grossing movies of the last twelve months were part of a franchise.

Despite only making number five New Moon, which is the second book in the Twilight Saga to be adapted for the big screen set domestic box office records as the biggest midnight screening with $26.3 million when it was released in November.

The Hangover was the surprise hit of the year and, against all the odds, it has made the list as it took over $459 million.

Made for a very modest $35 million the movie easily made back it's budget and has gone on to be the most successful comedy of the year, and there's a sequel in the pipeline.

However it's worth keeping your eye on Avatar which could quite easily make this list before the year is up having already grossed over $241 million in it's opening weekend, figures correct when written.

And if you thought 2009 was a great year at the movies then 2010 looks set to be even bigger and better.

On the horizon for all you movie lovers includes Iron Man 2, which is going to be the biggest movie of the year, Eclipse, Clash of the Titans and Shrek Forever After and Robin Hood.

1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - $929,359,401
2. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $883,718,521
3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $834,969,807
4. Up - $683,004,164
5. Twilight Saga: New Moon - $634,698,319
6. The Hangover - $459,422,869
7. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $412,685,061
8. Star Trek - $385,459,120
9. Monsters vs Aliens - $381,466,116
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - $373,062,569

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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