Domestic Box Office Sets a New Yearly Record in 2012
As of Dec. 27, 2012 officially became the highest grossing year ever at the domestic box office for the movie industry.
As of Thursday, the domestic U.S. box office total for the year passed $10.6 billion, beating the record set in 2009 of $10.59 billion. With four days – and a holiday weekend amidst that – left to go, expectations are that the total will come in close to $10.8 billion.
As one would imagine, The Avengers bringing in $623.4 million didn’t hurt, or The Dark Knight Rises hitting $448.1 million. The Hunger Games also cracked $400 million as well, so while the grand total was a new record, you can see more than a tenth of the total amount was made up by just three films. While great for them, it says that the rest of the industry was lacking a bit.
Sometime next week we should get a breakdown of the biggest flops of the year, and somehow I think John Carter is going to be pretty high on that list.