Thursday, 24 February 2011

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' Tops Worldwide Indie Box Office With $562.8 Million

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was the top grossing independent film in 2010, according to the Independent Film & Television Alliance

The vampire romance with $562.8 million globally.

Leading the pack on the list of worldwide box office grosses for the top-50 Independent films of 2010 were movies that smacked more of the mainstream than the art house.

Video game adaptation "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and men on a mission action film "The Expendables" were second and third on the list, grossing $270.7 million and $228.4 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top ten were popcorn flicks such as "RED" ($160.6 million), "The Book of Eli" ($158.4 million) and "Dear John" ($112 million).

Japanese language film "The Borrower Arrietty" was the only foreign title in the top ten. The anime movie banked $114 million worldwide.

Thirty-seven English-language titles made the list overall. Of this year's current crop of Oscar contenders, only "The Fighter" cracked the top 50, coming in at number 30 with $51 million worldwide. Other awards leaders such as "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" were still in limited release or had only recently premiered when the year ended.

Non-English language films comprised more than one-third of the total globally, according to IFTA. Films from Japan led the non-English titles with nine out of 13.

Japan’s three top earners collectively grossed nearly $300 million and all of them were among the top-20. French films secured two places on the Top-50 list, followed by Italy and Brazil with one each.

Source: Thewrap

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