POSTED: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 4:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 4:14pm
Mark Barger counts down the top 10 box office hits in 2010.
"The Karate Kid" starts the list of the year's top ten box office hits and it's the only one not animated or fantasy driven.
"How to Train Your Dragon" comes in at number 9.
"Shrek Forever"'s at number 8 and "Despicable Me", with its would-be villain-turned-parent, ranks number 7.
Actor Steve Carell says "He goes through something that every new parent goes through, and that is to have his day to day existence turned upside down."
The beginning of the end for the "Harry Potter" series, part one of
"The Deathly Hallows" ranks number six for 2010. The cast has already finished filming next summer's finale.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe says �I was devastated, I was crying."
But no tears for Leonardo DiCaprio.
His mind bending sci extravaganza "Inception" is number 5 for the year.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio says "it's all cerebral. It's all existential. It's all insane!!"
That's also a word some might use to describe the "Twi-Hards".
Actor Robert Pattison says "doing something where audiences are connecting to it and liking it, I mean, it's amazing.""
Fans of the twilight saga fueled "Eclipse" to number 4 on the year end chart.
Robert Downey Jr's high flying action in "Iron Man 2" landed that film at number 3 while "Alice in Wonderland" got a makeover from Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton.
Director Tim Burton says "we were kind of experimenting. We wanted to blur the lines a bit more."
The experiment worked, and made "Alice" the year's number two film.
The top spot belonged to some familiar faces.
"Toy Story 3" was the year's biggest box office hit. $415 million dollars, more than a billion worldwide.
Owen Gleiberman, film critic with Entertainment Weekly, says "I felt this was the most extraordinary Pixar movie I'd seen since 'The
Incredibles' and maybe since the first Toy Story."
And that original was also number one for the year, way back in 1995.
When worldwide box office is taken into account, "Toy Story" and "Alice in Wonderland" still remain 1 and 2. But "The Deathly Hallows" moves up to number three, with "Inception" fourth and "Shrek Forever" at number five.