Monday, April 2, 2012

Surprise Box Office Hits of 2012

Coming off of a somewhat mellow 2011 movie year, 2012 has been somewhat unpredictable. A year where unexpected box office hits broke out, sending audiences to the movie theaters in droves. Here is a list of the Biggest Surprise Box Office Hits of 2012, so far. More will be added to the list as the year goes on.

*As of 3/28

Chronicle
Who would've thought this low-budget superhero film with no name actors would prove a hit?
Budget: $12 million
Domestic Gross: $63.6 million
Foreign Gross: $53.2 million
Total Gross: $116.8 million

The Devil Inside
For getting terrible reviews (7% on Rottentomatoes) this movie scared up a huge box office with a tiny budget.
Budget: $1 million
Domestic Gross: $53.3 million
Foreign Gross: $44 million
Total Gross: $97.3
Act of Valor
Another movie with bad reviews (26% on Rottentomatoes), though it featured active duty Navy SEALs leading to it's authenticity.
Budget: $12 million
Domestic Gross: $66.1 million
Foreign Gross: $2.4 million
Total Gross: $68.5 million
The Vow
Yes, we knew this movie would do well over Valentine's Day weekend, but this well?
Budget: $30 million
Domestic Gross: $122.9 million
Foreign Gross: $47 million
Total Gross: $169.9 million

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