Top 40 Movies of 2012 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 73

Skyfall (2012) Japanese poster
Skyfall (2012) Japanese poster

Top 40 Movie Hits of 2012 - Movie Poster Gallery.
(Worldwide Grosses)

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(Box Office Data courtesy of boxofficemojo.com)

Total Recall (2012)
Total Recall (2012)

#40 - Total Recall (Directed by Len Wiseman) 118mins (133mins)

Colin Farrell - Douglas Quaid / Carl Hauser
Kate Beckinsale - Lori Quaid
Jessica Biel - Melina

Also starring Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine and Bill Nighy.

A remake of Total Recall (1990) which was directed by Paul Verhoeven and based on the short story "We Can Remember it for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1966.

Box Office - $198.5m

IMDB rating 6.3

21 Jump Street (2012)
21 Jump Street (2012)


#39 - 21 Jump Street (Directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller) 109mins.

Jonah Hill - Schmidt
Channing Tatum - Jenko

Also starring Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis and Ice Cube.

Action comedy based on the 1987-1991 TV series.

Box Office - $201.6m

IMDB rating 7.2

Safe House (2012) German poster
Safe House (2012) German poster


#38 - Safe House (Directed by Daniel Espinosa) 115mins.

Denzel Washington - Tobin Frost
Ryan Reynolds - Matt Weston

Also starring Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades and Robert Patrick.

Shia LaBeouf, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Worthington were considered for the role of Matt Weston.

Box Office - $208.1m

IMDB rating 6.8

Jack Reacher (2012)
Jack Reacher (2012)

#37 - Jack Reacher (Directed by Christopher McQuarrie) 130mins.

Tom Cruise - Jack Reacher

Also starring Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog and Robert Duvall.

Based on the novel One Shot by Lee Child, the ninth book in the Jack Reacher series, first published in 2005.

Box Office - $216.6m

IMDB rating 7.3

Argo (2012)
Argo (2012)

#36 - Argo (Directed by Ben Affleck) 120mins.

Ben Affleck - Tony Mendez

Also starring Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber and Tate Donovan.

Based on real life events.

Nominated for 7 Oscars winning 3 - Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.

Nominated for 7 BAFTA Awards winning 3 - Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing.

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards winning 2 - Best Picture and Best Director.

One of the AFI's Top 10 Movies of the Year.

Box Office - $232.3m

IMDB rating 8.2

American Reunion (2012)
American Reunion (2012)


#35 - American Reunion (Directed by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg) 113mins.

Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott and Mena Suvari.

The 4th in the American Pie series of theatrical movies, the others are - American Pie (1999), American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003).

Box Office - $235m

IMDB rating 6.9

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

#34 Silver Linings Playbook (Directed by David O. Russell) 122mins.

Bradley Cooper - Pat
Jennifer Lawrence - Tiffany
Robert De Niro - Pat Sr.
Jacki Weaver - Dolores

Also starring Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz and Julia Stiles.

Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro) and Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver), winning 1 - Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

Box Office - $236.4m

IMDB rating 8.0

Resident Evil Retribution (2012)
Resident Evil Retribution (2012)
Resident Evil Retribution (2012)
Resident Evil Retribution (2012)

#33 - Resident Evil: Retribution (Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson) 96mins.

Milla Jovovich - Alice

Also starring Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer, Kevin Durand and Oded Fehr.

The 5th in the Resident Evil live-action movie series, the others are - Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Released in 3D

Box Office - $240.2m

IMDB rating 5.3

Dark Shadows (2012)
Dark Shadows (2012)


#32 - Dark Shadows (Directed by Tim Burton) 113mins.

Johnny Depp - Barnabas Collins

Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote and Chloë Moretz.

Based on the gothic daytime soap opera created by Dan Curtis, which ran from 1966-1971.

Box Office - $245.5m

IMDB rating 6.3

Lincoln (2012)
Lincoln (2012)

#31 - Lincoln (Directed by Steven Spielberg) 150mins.

Daniel Day-Lewis - Abraham Lincoln

Also starring Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones.

Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best Music (John Williams) winning 2 - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Production Design.

Nominated for 10 BAFTAs winning 1 - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes winning 1 - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)

One of the AFI's Top 10 Movies of the Year

Box Office - $275.3m

IMDB rating 7.9

The Bourne Legacy (2012)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)


#30 - The Bourne Legacy (Directed by Tony Gilroy) 135mins

Jeremy Renner - Aaron Cross

Also starring Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney and Scott Glenn.

The 4th in the Bourne series of thrillers and based on characters by American author Robert Ludlum (1927-2001)

Taylor Kitsch, Josh Hartnett and Jake Gyllenhaal were considered for the lead role.

Box Office - $276.1m

IMDB rating 6.7

John Carter (2012)
John Carter (2012)
John Carter (2012)
John Carter (2012)

#29 - John Carter (Directed by Andrew Stanton) 132mins.

Taylor Kitsch - John Carter
Lynn Collins - Dejah Thoris

Also starring Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West and James Purefoy.

Based on the novel 'A Princess of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first published in 1917.

Annie Award Nomination - Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

Released in 3D

Box Office - $282.8

IMDB rating 6.7

The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables 2 (2012)

#28 - The Expendables 2 (Directed by Simon West) 103mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Barney Ross

Also starring Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

A stuntman was killed during an action scene while filming on location in Bulgaria.

Box Office - $300.4m

IMDB rating 7.0

Battleship (2012) Japanese poster
Battleship (2012) Japanese poster


#27 - Battleship (Directed by Peter Berg) 131mins.

Taylor Kitsch - Lieut. Alex Hopper

Also starring Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano and Liam Neeson.

Annie Award Nomination - Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

Box Office - $303m

IMDB rating 6.0

Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Rise of the Guardians (2012)

#26 - Rise of the Guardians (Directed by Peter Ramsey) 97mins.

Chris Pine - Jack Frost (voice)

Also starring Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo.

Based on The Guardians of Childhood book series by William Joyce

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Character Animation, Production Design and Music (Alexandre Desplat).

Released in 3D

Box Office - $303.7m

IMDB rating 7.5

Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Wrath of the Titans (2012)

#25 - Wrath of the Titans (Directed by Jonathan Liebesman) 99mins.

Sam Worthington - Perseus
Liam Neeson - Zeus
Ralph Fiennes - Hades

Also starring Edgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy and Danny Huston as Poseidon.

Sequel to the remake of Clash of the Titans (1981).

Filmed in the Canary Islands.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $305.3m

IMDB rating 5.8

Journey 2 The Mysterious Island (2012)
Journey 2 The Mysterious Island (2012)


#24 - Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Brad Peyton) 94mins.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Luis Guzmán, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristin Davis.

Sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) with only Josh Hutcherson returning from that film.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $325.9m

IMDB rating 5.7

Titanic (1997) 3D re-release
Titanic (1997) 3D re-release


#23 - Titanic (1997) Directed by James Cameron. 194mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Jack Dawson
Kate Winslet - Rose DeWitt Bukater

Also starring Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, David Warner, Gloria Stuart and Bill Paxton.

Converted to 3D. The conversion process cost $18m and took 60 weeks to complete.

Box Office - $343.6m (2012 re-release only)

IMDB rating 7.6

Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)

#22 - Hotel Transylvania (Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky) 91mins

Adam Sandler - Dracula (voice)

Also starring Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher and Steve Buscemi.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film, Directing and Character Design.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $346.5m

IMDB rating 7.1

The Lorax (2012)
The Lorax (2012)


#21 - The Lorax (Directed by Chris Reynaud & Kyle Balda) 86mins

Danny DeVito - The Lorax (voice)

Also starring Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Rob Riggle.

Based on Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, first published in 1971.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Best Music (John Powell) and Best Character Design.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $348.8m

IMDB rating 6.4

Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 2 (2012)


#20 - Taken 2 (Directed by Olivier Megaton) 92mins.

Liam Neeson - Bryan Mills

Also starring Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, D.B. Sweeney and Rade Serbedzija.

The first Taken (2008) was a surprise hit grossing $227m worldwide, the sequel had a more family friendly PG-13 rating and was even more successful.

Box Office - $376.1m

IMDB rating 6.4

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

#19 - Snow White and the Huntsman (Directed by Rupert Sanders) 127mins (132mins)

Kristen Stewart - Snow White
Chris Hemsworth - The Huntsman
Charlize Theron - Ravenna

Also starring Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins and Ray Winstone.

Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

Angelina Jolie was considered for 'Ravenna' and Hugh Jackman was offered the role of the Huntsman.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects.

Box Office - $396.6m

IMDB rating 6.3

Prometheus (2012)
Prometheus (2012)
Prometheus (2012) Japanese poster
Prometheus (2012) Japanese poster

#18 - Prometheus (Directed by Ridley Scott) 124mins.

Noomi Rapace - Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender - David
Charlize Theron - Meredith Vickers

Also starring Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green.

Prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien (1979).

Oscar Nomination for Best Visual Effects.

BAFTA Nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 4 Satellite Awards including Best Visual Effects.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $403.4m

IMDB rating 7.2

Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)

#17 - Django Unchained (Directed by Quentin Tarantino) 165mins.

Jamie Foxx - Django
Christoph Waltz - Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio - Calvin Candie

Also starring Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, James Remar and Don Johnson.

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture, winning 2 - Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz).

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (DiCaprio) winning 2 - Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz).

One of the American Film Institute's Top 10 Films of the Year.

Box Office - $424m

IMDB rating 8.9

The Intouchables (2012)
The Intouchables (2012)


#16 - The Intouchables (Directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano) 112mins.

Starring Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot and Clotilde Mollet.

The highest grossing foreign made / foreign language film ever. (The Passion of the Christ was more successful but that was an American film)

Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Box Office - $426.6m

IMDB rating 8.6

Les Miserables (2012)
Les Miserables (2012)

#15 - Les Miserables (2012) Directed by Tom Hooper. 157mins

Hugh Jackman - Jean Valjean
Russell Crowe - Javert
Anne Hathaway - Fantine
Amanda Seyfried - Cosette

Also starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Redmayne.

Musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862.

Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture, winning 3 - Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Make Up and Best Sound Mixing.

Nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards winning 3 - Best Film Musical / Comedy, Best Actor Musical / Comedy (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress Musical / Comedy (Anne Hathaway).

Box Office - $437.7m

IMDB rating 8.2

Wreck-it-Ralph (2012)
Wreck-it-Ralph (2012)

#14 - Wreck-It Ralph (Directed by Rich Moore) 108mins

John C. Reilly - Ralph (voice)

Also starring Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Ed O'Neill and Dennis Haysbert.

Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 8 Annie Awards winning 5 - Best Animated Film, Directing and Writing.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $471.2m

IMDB rating 8.2

Brave (2012) Chinese poster
Brave (2012) Chinese poster

#13 - Brave (Directed by Brenda Chapman & Mark Andrews) 93mins

Kelly Macdonald - Princess Merida (voice)

Also starring Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane and Kevin McKidd.

Pixar's 13th movie.

Oscar winner for Best Animated Film.

Nominated for 7 Annie Awards including Best Animated Film and Music (Patrick Doyle) winning 2 - Editorial and Production Design.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $538.8m

IMDB rating 7.3

Ted (2012)
Ted (2012)


#12 - Ted (Directed by Seth MacFarlane) 106mins (112mins)

Mark Wahlberg - John Bennett
Mila Kunis - Lori Collins
Seth MacFarlane - Ted (voice)

Also starring Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi and Patrick Warburton.

The 2nd most successful R-rated comedy of all time (1st is The Hangover P.2)

Oscar Nomination for Best Song.

Box Office - $549.4m

IMDB rating 7.3

Life of Pi (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)

#11 - Life of Pi (Directed by Ang Lee) 127mins.

Suraj Sharma - Pi Patel

Also starring Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur, Adil Hussain, Tabu, Rafe Spall and Gérard Depardieu.

Based on the novel by Yann Martel, first published in 2001.

Released in 3D

Nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, winning 4 - Best Director, Best Music (Mychael Danna), Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, winning 1 - Best Music.(Mychael Danna)

Box Office - $609m

IMDB rating 8.4

Men in Black 3 (2012)
Men in Black 3 (2012)


#10 - Men in Black 3 (Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld) 106mins

Will Smith - Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones - Agent K
Josh Brolin - Young Agent K

Also starring Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg and Jemaine Clement as Boris The Animal.

The highest grossing of the three MiB movies and a 4th is being planned.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $624m

IMDB rating 7.0

The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games (2012)

#09 - The Hunger Games (Directed by Gary Ross) 142mins.

Jennifer Lawrence - Katniss Everdeen

Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley and Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow.

Based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins, first published in 2008. The first of a trilogy, the other two books are Catching Fire (2009) and Mockingjay (2010).

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Song.

New York Film Critics Circle Award - Best Actress 2nd Place (Jennifer Lawrence)

Nominated for 6 People's Choice Awards including Favorite Movie.

Box Office - $691.2m

IMDB rating 7.3

Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

#08 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath & Conrad Vernon) 93mins

Ben Stiller - Alex (voice)
Chris Rock - Marty (voice)
David Schwimmer - Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith - Gloria (voice)

Also starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Short and Frances McDormand.

Nominated for 4 Annie Awards - Best Animated Effects, Character Design, Storyboarding and Production Design.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $742.1

IMDB rating 7.0

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

#07 - The Amazing Spider-Man (Directed by Marc Webb) 136mins.

Andrew Garfield - Peter Parker / Spider-Man

Also starring Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

After three successful movies directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man has been rebooted with a new director and a younger actor playing Spider-Man.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Animated Effects and Character Animation.

Nominated for 5 People's Choice Awards including Favorite Movie.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $752.2m

IMDB rating 7.3

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn P.2 (2012)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn P.2 (2012)

#06 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn P.2 (Directed by Bill Condon) 115mins.

Kristen Stewart - Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson - Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner - Jacob Black

Also starring Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone.

Based on the novel 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer, first published in 2008.

The fifth and last movie in the Twilight Saga, the others were Twilight (2008), New Moon (2009), Eclipse (2010) and Breaking Dawn P.1 (2011).

Box Office - $829.7m

IMDB rating 5.8

Ice Age 4 Continental Drift (2012)
Ice Age 4 Continental Drift (2012)

#05 - Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (Directed by Steve Martino & Mike Thurrmeier) 88mins.

Ray Romano - Manny (voice)
John Leguizamo - Sid (voice)
Denis Leary - Diego (voice)

Also starring Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Chris Wedge, Jennifer Lopez and Peter Dinklage.

Nominated for 3 Annie Awards - Best Music (John Powell) Best Animated Effects and Production Design.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $877.2m

IMDB rating 6.6

The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)

#04 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Directed by Peter Jackson) 169mins.

Martin Freeman - Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen - Gandalf the Grey
Cate Blanchett - Galadriel
Hugo Weaving - Elrond
Christopher Lee - Saruman the White
Sylvester McCoy - Radagast the Brown
Richard Armitage - Thorin Oakenshield
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Necromancer
Andy Serkis - Gollum

The first of three movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 novel 'The Hobbit'. The second film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released in December 2013 and the third and last The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be out in July 2014.

Released in 3D

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Make Up, Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 3 BAFTA Awards - Best Make Up, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Box Office - $1,017,003,568

IMDB rating 8.5

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Russian poster
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Russian poster

#03 - The Dark Knight Rises (Directed by Christopher Nolan) 165mins.

Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne / Batman

Also starring Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

The third and last in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the others were Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).

One of AFI's 10 Best Movies of the Year.

4 Satellite Award Nominations including Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 4 People's Choice Awards including Favorite Movie.

Box Office - $1,084,439,099

IMDB rating 8.7

Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall (2012)

#02 - Skyfall (Directed by Sam Mendes) 143mins

Daniel Craig - James Bond

Also starring Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe and Albert Finney.

The 23rd Bond movie and the most successful to date grossing over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

Daniel Craig's third Bond film and the seventh for Judi Dench (M).

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 2 - Best Song - Adele ("Skyfall") and Best Sound Mixing.

Nominated for 9 BAFTA Awards including Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) winning 3 - Outstanding British Film, Best Music (Thomas Newman) and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.

Golden Globe Winner for Best Song.

14 Satellite Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem), Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench), Best Song and Best Music (Thomas Newman)

Box Office - $1,108,561,013

IMDB rating 8.0

The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012) Japanese poster
The Avengers (2012) Japanese poster

#01 - The Avengers (Directed by Joss Whedon) 143mins.

Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans - Steve Rogers / Captain America
Mark Ruffalo - Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth - Thor
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner - Clint Barton / Hawkeye

Also starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

The third most successful film of all time following Avatar (2009) and Titanic (1997).

Oscar Nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 2 Annie Awards - Character Animation and Animated Effects.

Nominated for 5 People's Choice Awards including Favorite Movie.

Released in 3D

Box Office - $1,511,757,910

IMDB rating 8.4

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks as always for commenting Mhatter99. My final hub for 2012. I thought a list of the years biggest films along with their posters would be a good idea.

I'll have to update it every week, The Hobbit has already shifted to 11th place since I started it and new 2012 films like Django Unchained and Les Miserables will probably enter the top 40 before long.


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

We don't go to movie theaters anymore (except when our granddaughter is visiting from Fairbanks, Alaska), so I was surprised that I'd already seen two of these on the Starz channel: The Vow and John Carter. Can't say I sat through either one, but am definitely looking forward to seeing The Hobbit. It's obvious this list took you a while to compile. Great Job!


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thank you David, appreciate the kind words. I still haven't seen the Hobbit, maybe next week otherwise I'll just wait and buy it on Blu. I've seen many of these movies on disc and some at the cinema. But the days I used to go to the cinema once or twice a week are long gone.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Your hubs are amazing. I love the posters ..I know this is a lot of work.. Voting up and Pinning.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Carol, really appreciate it. Glad you like the posters. I'll keep on posting them until the views go down. It's interesting checking to see which poster hubs are getting the most views each week, this week it was Westerns 1950-1959, James Stewart and Robert Zemeckis. Different every week.

Thanks for posting.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I hope you will continue.. no matter what. I know we hubbers like the views..But still you have devoted a lot of time putting these wonderful hubs together.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks again. I wasn't sure when I first started posting them but there is interest in this topic. In the past 7 days only 2 of my poster hubs failed to get at least one view, according to the stats. So luckily they're regularly getting hits.


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MelChi 3 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

This is very cool! You've named some of my favourite movies here....The Vow, The Dark Knight Rises, Titanic, TED, Taken Two...and I've heard that Life of Pi is excellent, I can't wait to see it. Thanks for listing these. Interesting and excellently laid out!


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks MelChi, appreciate the comment. I'm looking forward to seeing Life of Pi too, it should pick up a few Oscar noms in January.

Looking at the IMDB ratings the highest rated film on here is The Dark Knight Rises, lowest rated is Resident Evil Retribution.

Thanks for posting.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Steve...This particular hub of posters is exceptionally interesting to me. I may not see a lot of films via theater, when they are first up, but I do see many afterwards on DVD or even much later , on TV.....

It's interesting that Angelina was considered to play "Ravenna." I, for one, am pleased that Charlize was chosen. She's one of my favorites.

Checking out the $$ grossed by movies, never fails to astound me. Some of the amounts are from outer space, I think!

After going through this great list, I can see there are several movies I need to make a point of seeing.

Thanks Steve! I really enjoyed this hub....How do you happen to have some with Chinese (?) language?..........UP+++


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Hi Paula, thanks for commenting. It's been an interesting year for films, better than last year I think. And an especially good year for Bond, James Bond.

Foreign posters are frequently more interesting than the English originals in art and design and I'm always on the lookout for Japanese posters, Chinese too if I can find any.

Thanks for posting!


Cogerson 3 years ago

Nice collection of some of the best posters of the year....my top three that you listed....in no order.....Looper, Expendables 2 and Spiderman....granted two are from my Willis bias....but they are still some awesome posters.

The John Carter poster might actually be the best part of the entire movie....Happy New Year.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Happy New Year Bruce and everyone at Hubpages!

Let's hope it's Lucky 13! :)

We watched John Carter 3D on sunday and The Avengers 3D last night New Years Eve. The last film I saw in 2012 was Dr. Strangelove, no it wasn't in 3D. ;)

Thanks for commenting Bruce, always appreciated amigo.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

I reviewed your collection with interest and was so happy to see that Spider Man was there because one of my son's good friends was the designer for that one. :-) Anyway, great list that includes many wonderful movies and posters including the one for the Hobbit which I find intriguing. Good work and research.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Cyndi10, appreciate the comment. I updated the list earlier today, Lincoln and Les Miserables are moving up the chart and Skyfall is now the second biggest film of 2012. Impressive.


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trusouldj 3 years ago from Indiana

I love movie posters. I wish I had a place where I could just decorate all of the walls with my favorites. Nice job.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks trusouldj, appreciate the comment. I wish I could put up a few posters too.

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