December 23, 2008

Year in Review 2008

2008 was a year of laughs and a year of sadness, both in the theatres and outside. This was the year of the Comic Book. The top two movies this year were based on Comic Book properties. Of the 9 Comic Book related films, with one more to come Christmas day, they have earned over $1.5 Billion or nearly $1.75 Million average. That's why there are three in the top-five of the year.

While many will site the death of Heath Ledger in January for the stellar performance of Dark Knight, but I think it was the stellar performance of the entire cast. Iron Man was propelled by a strong origin story and an actor that the fans could connect easily to the role.




January 2008 PredictionsYear End results
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $325mDark Knight $530.7
2.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince $250m (moved to 2009)Iron Man $318.3
3.Dark Knight $225mIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317.0
4.Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $200m ($141.6)Hancock $227.9
5.Iron Man $190mWall-E $223.7
6.WALL-E $175mKung Fu Panda $215.4
7.Hancock $150mMadagascar: Escape 2 Africa $169.9
8.The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon $125m ($102.3)Quantum of Solace $157.6
9.Horton Hears a Who $125mHorton Hears a Who $154.5
10.Kung Fu Panda $120mSex and the City $152.6


Moviefone named its annual list of best and worst movies of 2008. Here are the top 10


WORST:Best:
10
Meet Dave
Tropic Thunder
9
The Hottie and the NottieMilk
8
88 MinutesMan on Wire
7
Fool's GoldWALL-E
6
Saw VFrost/Nixon
5
JumperThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4
10,000 BCThe Wrestler
3
Disaster MovieThe Dark Knight
2
The Love GuruSlumdog Millionaire
1
The HappeningIron Man