25 December 2010

JR Late Night Top 20 Movies of the Year 2010

As the year 2010 ends,
JR might as well present to you guys his Top 20 Picks for 2010's Top 20 Movies.
To qualify in the list, the movie must be released between the dates of January 1, 2010 to December 24, 2010. All other movies that gained popularity in the year 2010 but released in the year 2009 is not qualified to be in the list.

Two Animated Movies make up this year's list, as well as one Tim Burton film plus a Christopher Nolan film. The final series of the Most Successful Horror Franchise in History and the part 1 of the final series of the Second Highest Grossing Film Franchise in History also places a rank on this year's list. By the way, Comedy dominated this year's Late Night Movie Blockbusters with 8 movies on the list.

NOTE: The Worldwide Box Office of each movie are as of blog close: December 24 2010 (1AM)


Summary of the Top 20:
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13
14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  | Honorable Mentions

Table of Contents:
1 - Toy Story 3
2 - Inception
3 - The Social Network
4 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)
5 - Date Night
6 - Clash of the Titans
7 - Alice in Wonderland
8 - TRON: Legacy
9 - Saw 3D
10 - Kick-Ass
11 - Iron Man 2
12 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
13 - Vampires Suck
14 - Due Date
15 - Unstoppable
16 - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
17 - Jackass 3D
18 - Salt
19 - Paranormal Activity 2
20 - Megamind

(Walt Disney Pictures)
"The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home."

Worldwide Box Office: $1,063,143,492
Movie Release Date: June 18, 2010
Genre: Animation/Comedy
Director: Lee Unkrich
MPAA Rating: G
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $200 million
Official Movie Website: http://disney.go.com/toystory/
Movie Tagline: "No Toy Gets Left Behind"

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
"In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception."

Worldwide Box Office: $825,408,570
Movie Release DateJuly 16, 2010
Genre: Sci-Fi Action
Director: Christopher Nolan
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 2 hours 28 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $160 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.inceptionmovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "The Dream is Real"

(Columbia Pictures)
"A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook."

Worldwide Box Office: $189,544,000
Movie Release DateOctober 1, 2010
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: David Fincher
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 2 hours
Movie Production Budget: $50 million
Movie Tagline: "You don't get to 500 Million Friends without Making a Few Enemies"

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
"As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows."

Worldwide Box Office: $824,146,000
Movie Release DateNovember 19, 2010
Genre: Fantasy
Director: David Yates
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Movie Production Budget: N/A
Movie Tagline: "The Hunt Begins"

(20th Century Fox)
"In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous."

Worldwide Box Office: $152,263,880
Movie Release DateApril 9, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Director: Shawn Levy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 1 hours 28 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $55 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.datenight-movie.com/
Movie Tagline: "On April 9th One Night Can Change Your Life."

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
"The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens."

Worldwide Box Office: $493,214,993
Movie Release DateApril 2, 2010
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Louis Leterrier
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 1 hours 58 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $125 million
Movie Tagline: "Titans will Clash"

(Walt Disney Pictures)
"19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror."

Worldwide Box Office: $1,024,299,722
Movie Release DateMarch 5, 2010
Genre: Family Adventure
Director: Tim Burton
MPAA Rating: PG
Movie Running Time: 1 hours 49 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $200 million
Movie Tagline: "You're Invited to a Very Important Date 3/5/10"

(Walt Disney Pictures)
"A virtual-world worker looks to take down the Master Control Program."

Worldwide Box Office: $67,026,211
Movie Release DateDecember 17, 2010
Genre: Sci-Fi Action
Director: Joseph Kosinski
MPAA Rating: PG
Movie Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $170 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.disney.com/tron/
Movie Tagline: "The Game Has Changed"

"As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror."

Worldwide Box Office: $122,510,178
Movie Release DateOctober 29, 2010
Genre: Horror
Director: Kevin Greutert
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $20 million
Official Movie Website: http://saw3dmovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "The Traps Come Alive"

(Universal Pictures)
"Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so."

Worldwide Box Office: $96,130,432
Movie Release DateApril 16, 2010
Genre: Action Comedy
Director: Matthew Vaughn
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 57 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $30 million
Official Movie Website: http://kickass-themovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "I can't read your mind. But I can kick your ass."

(Paramount Pictures)
"Because of his superhero alter ego, Tony Stark must content with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends and new enemies."

Worldwide Box Office: $621,751,988
Movie Release DateMay 7, 2010
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: Jon Favreau
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $200 million
Official Movie Website: http://ironmanmovie.marvel.com/
Movie Tagline: "Heroes aren't born. They're built."

(New Line Cinema)
"A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality."

Worldwide Box Office: $115,663,331
Movie Release DateApril 30, 2010
Genre: Horror
Director: Samuel Bayer
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $35 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.nightmareonelmstreet.com/
Movie Tagline: "Never Sleep Again"

(20th Century Fox)
"A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom."

Worldwide Box Office: $79,967,826
Movie Release DateAugust 18, 2010
Genre: Horror Comedy
Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $20 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.dancingwerewolves.com/
Movie Tagline: "From the guys who couldn't sit through another vampire movie!"

(Warner Bros. Pictures)
"High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time."

Worldwide Box Office: $191,627,179
Movie Release Date: November 5, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Director: Todd Phillips
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $65 million
Official Movie Website: http://duedatemovie.warnerbros.com/
Movie Tagline: "Leave Your Comfort Zone"

(20th Century Fox)
"With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe."

Worldwide Box Office: $132,331,783
Movie Release DateNovember 12, 2010
Genre: Action Thriller
Director: Tony Scott
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $100 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.unstoppablemovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "1,000,000 Tons. 100,000 Lives. 100 Minutes."

(Summit Entertainment)
"As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob."

Worldwide Box Office: $693,480,124
Movie Release DateJune 30, 2010
Genre: Romance
Director: David Slade
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 2 hours 4 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $68 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.eclipsethemovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "It all begins... With a choice."

(Paramount Pictures)
"Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule."

Worldwide Box Office: $168,299,270
Movie Release DateOctober 15, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jeff Tremaine
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $20 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.jackassmovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "WARNING: The following stunts were performed by professionals, so neither you nor your dumb buddies should attempt anything from this movie."

(Columbia Pictures)
"A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy."

Worldwide Box Office: $293,502,218
Movie Release DateJuly 23, 2010
Genre: Action Thriller
Director: Phillip Noyce
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $110 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.whoissalt.com/
Movie Tagline: "Who is Salt?"

(Paramount Pictures)
"After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem."

Worldwide Box Office: $168,535,147
Movie Release DateOctober 22, 2010
Genre: Horror
Director: Tod Williams
MPAA Rating: R
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $3 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.paranormalmovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "Now you can experience the phenomenon that is Paranormal Activity in the comfort and safety of your own home!"

(Paramount Pictures)
"The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man... but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight."

Worldwide Box Office: $209,275,627
Movie Release DateNovember 5, 2010
Genre: Animation / Comedy
Director: Tom McGrath
MPAA Rating: PG
Movie Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Movie Production Budget: $130 million
Official Movie Website: http://www.megamindmovie.com/
Movie Tagline: "Giving Bad a Good Name"


Because of the fact these movies were released in the year 2009, JR would like to give a little bit of mentioning to some movies which gained too much popularity and box office in the year 2010. It's time to pay tribute to 2009 Movies which are considered to the success of the Movie Blockbusters in the year 2010.

01) AVATAR (20th Century Fox)
Release Date: December 18, 2009
Box Office: $2,779,551,867
"A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home."

02) 2012 (Columbia Pictures)
Release Date: November 13, 2009
Box Office: $769,679,473
"An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors."

03) THE BLIND SIDE (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Release Date: November 20, 2009
Box Office: $309,208,309
"The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family."

04) THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (Summit Entertainment)
Release Date: November 20, 2009
Box Office: $709,827,462
"After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family..."

05) THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (Walt Disney Pictures)
Release Date: November 25, 2009
Box Office: $267,045,756
"A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again."


Detail Sources: 

Plot Sources: 
3. The Social Network (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/)
4. HP and the Deathly Hallows Part I (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926084/)
6. Clash of the Titans (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800320/)
7. Alice in Wonderland (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/)
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179056/)
16. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1325004/)
19. Paranormal Activity 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536044/)
24. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259571/)
25. The Princess and the Frog (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780521/)

Box Office Sources: 
4. HP and the Deathly Hallows Part I (http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=harrypotter7.htm)
16. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=eclipse.htm)
24. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=newmoon.htm)

--JR Late Night Top 20 Movies of the Year Archive
December 25 2010 (1AM)

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