‘Twilight’ Tops Global Indie B.O.; Ghibli’s ‘Arriety’ Leads Toons

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Five of the 50 top-grossing independent films of 2010 are animated features, according to a new list released by the Independent Film & Television Alliance.

The top-grossing independent animated film was the Studio Ghibli anime Karigurashi No Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty), grossing $114 million worldwide and landing in ninth place on the list. Other animated entries include Pokémon: Zoroark —Master of Illusions, with $46 million; Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage with $43 million; Alpha and Omega, with $42 million and Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser, with $37 million.

The list was topped by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which grossed $698 million worldwide. More than a third of the films on the list also were non-English language films.

IIFTA compiled the top-50 list based on data from Rentrak Box Office Essentials.

The complete list follows.

Rank, Title, Language, Worldwide Box Office

  1. Twilight Saga: Eclipse, English,  $698,491,000
  2. Resident Evil: Afterlife, English,  $270,702,775
  3. The Expendables, English,  $228,474,879
  4. Red, English,  $160,645,569
  5. The Book Of Eli, English,  $158,460,168
  6. Step Up 3D, English,  $155,259,499
  7. The Tourist, English,  $126,492,009
  8. Saw 3D, English,  $122,660,096
  9. Karigurashi No Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty), Japanese,  $114,146,003
  10. Dear John, English,  $112,150,467
  11. Kick Ass, English,  $95,609,990
  12. Umizaru: The Last Message, Japanese,  $95,469,952
  13. Killers, English,  $91,408,598
  14. Nanny McPhee Returns, English,  $89,832,550
  15. Odoru Daisosasen 3 (Bayside Shakedown 3), Japanese,  $83,204,093
  16. Edge Of Darkness, English,  $81,208,697
  17. Gulliver’s Travels, English,  $80,770,446
  18. Letters To Juliet, English,  $79,135,982
  19. Piranha 3D, English,  $69,449,994
  20. Legion, English,  $65,675,885
  21. The Last Exorcism, English,  $64,853,785
  22. Hot Tub Time Machine, English,  $63,457,446
  23. The Ghost Writer, English,  $62,047,590
  24. The American, English,  $62,039,378
  25. Tropa De Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2), Portuguese,  $61,534,032
  26. Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too, English,  $60,631,493
  27. Skyline, English,  $58,749,662
  28. Remember Me, English,  $56,506,120
  29. From Paris With Love, English,  $53,139,168
  30. The Fighter, English,  $51,012,572
  31. Daybreakers, English,  $50,590,794
  32. Death At A Funeral, English,  $48,977,233
  33. The Switch, English,  $48,322,702
  34. Le Petits Mouchoirs (Little White Lies), French,  $47,312,277
  35. Pokémon: Zoroark —Master of Illusions, Japanese,  $46,497,001
  36. The Spy Next Door, English,  $44,117,662
  37. Nine, English,  $43,865,872
  38. Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage, English,  $43,810,300
  39. Kokuhaku (Confessions), Japanese,  $43,505,566
  40. Machete, English,  $42,813,650
  41. SP: The Motion Picture, Japanese,  $42,154,480
  42. Alpha And Omega, English,  $42,131,174
  43. Benvenuti Al Sud, Italian,  $41,483,723
  44. Nodame Cantabile The Movie 2, Japanese,  $39,756,729
  45. For Colored Girls, English,  $37,724,730
  46. L’Arnacoeur (Heartbreaker), French,  $37,667,759
  47. Brooklyn’s Finest, English,  $37,563,547
  48. Space Battleship Yamato, Japanese,  $37,109,671
  49. Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser, Japanese,  $36,996,205
  50. The Next Three Days, English,  $36,436,774