As everyone slowly digs out from under their mountain of Christmas gifts (and for you folks on the East Coast, a mountain of snow), it’s time to give old 2010 a pat on the back and send her on her way as 2011 makes its way in. But before 2010 finds its comfy little spot in the history books, let’s take a look back at the year that was in movies.
First up are the ten highest grossing films of 2010. Most interesting about this list (to me, at least) is that in all likelihood not one of these films will win the Best Picture Oscar (except for Toy Story 3, which is still a long shot), and only two of them will probably end up with a Best Picture nomination. Does that mean the Academy is nominating the wrong films, or is just that quantity (in this case, box office dollars) does not always equal quality?
Check out the top ten below and let us know whether these films even deserved to be on a list like this. Also, which one of the top ten highest grossing films of 2010 is your favorite?
1.) Toy Story 3 ($415M)
2.) Alice in Wonderland ($334.2M)
3.) Iron Man 2 ($312.1M)
4.) Eclipse ($300.5M)
5.) Inception ($292.5M)
6.) Deathly Hallows Part 1 ($259.2M)
7.) Despicable Me ($250.3.7M)
8.) Shrek Forever After ($238.4M)
9.) How to Train Your Dragon ($217.6M)
10.) The Karate Kid ($176.6M)