'Breaking Dawn' to Batman, 'Hunger Games' to Hulk: 2012's Biggest Box Office Hits (PHOTOS)


As far as movies go, 2012 was kind of a big deal.

This year, it felt like Hollywood believed in all of that "End of the World," Mayan Calendar stuff, as studios released wave after wave of franchises like there was no tomorrow - and finding considerable box office success in the process.

Celebuzz rounds up the Top 10 biggest hits of the year. Which movie ranks No. 1? Read on to find out...

2012 delivered the end of the Twilight saga (for now) and the beginning of The Hunger Games. Threequels like Men in Black 3 and The Dark Knight Rises minted money, with the latter placing as one of 2012’s top five biggest earners.

At least 20 sequels entered the marketplace this year – more than ever before. Hollywood seemed to subsist solely on previously-established brands like James Bond and Spider-Man, or “intellectual property” like Hunger Games. In fact, only two films in the Top 10 this year are based on original ideas.

So what’s 2012’s biggest movie? In a minute. But first: This list reflects only the domestic grosses of theatrically-released films. (All box office figures are current as of press time.)

Which movie was your favorite this year? Sound off in the comments. And watch Celebuzz’ interview with the cast of one of 2012’s biggest hits, Breaking Dawn -- Part 2below!

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