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2012 is Highest-Grossing Box Office Year Ever

December 31, 2012  |  4:00pm
2012 is Highest-Grossing Box Office Year Ever

This year set box-office records thanks to superheroes (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises), dystopian futures (The Hunger Games), spies (Skyfall) and vampires (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2).

While inflation, 3-D and IMAX are somewhat accountable for the first increase in ticket sales in three years ($10.8 billion compared to 2009’s $10.6), attendance as a whole is up 5 percent this year, as 1.3 billion people visited the multiplex.

“Unless [Les Misérables and Django Unchained] do vastly different business than we’re expecting, 2012 is going to end strongly,” Hollywood.com’s box-office chief Paul Dergarabedian told USA Today. “This has been quite the comeback year.”

Next year, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel, Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, another installment of the Hobbit trilogy and the second Hunger Games film are primed to set the box office on fire once again.

(via Cinema Blend)

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