Originally Posted by Lee Stewart
He's a little too "nostalgic" when he weighs in on big must see movies. There were none in 2010. 2009 had AVATAR and 2008 had THE DARK KNIGHT.
As a matter of fact, the difference between 2010 and 2009 was $30 million:http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
The problem IMO for 2011 - just too many damn sequels. Hollywood's current "cross to bear." Along with too high ticket prices for the crap Hollywood is making. Something about paying more to see less rankles people.
As discussed in the "2011 movies" thread, it was actually a decent year for quality films, as long as you weren't looking solely at the Box Office. If you're talking solely about revenue though, 2011 really only had the Harry Potter finale, Transformers 3 and the latest Twilight film.
As for your remark about 2010, it had Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1, in addition to Toy Story 3, Inception, Burton's Alice in Wonderland, TRON: Legacy, Iron Man 2, and Twilight: Eclipse. Many would consider at least a few of those as tentpole, must-see-in-the-theater type films.