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Highest grossing movies of 2010: Toy Story 3 takes #1 spotTuesday, November 16, 2010 By Wade Lawson, Staff Writer
Four sequels and three remakes hold the top spots at the box office for 2010. In a year when people went to theaters to see more installments of older movies, four of the top movies were animated films. Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland both grossed over one billion dollars, making this the first year in history that two films have grossed more than one billion dollars in the same year. Interestingly, both of these films were released by Walt Disney pictures. Toy Story 3 , released 11 years after the sequel to the original movie, is the highest grossing animated film of all time. Heading into the holiday movie season, there are movies like the final installment of Harry Potter that are certain to shake up the top ten, but ten months into 2010 the top ten films of the year currently are the following: Number 1, Toy Story 3 - Toy Story 3 completes the trilogy of the classic Disney/PIXAR children’s movie Toy Story when Andy goes to college leaves his childhood toys behind. Number 2, Alice in Wonderland - The newest remake of the classic book Alice in Wonderland takes a twist with really life people instead of the beloved animated characters. However, the story stays the same when 19-year-old Alice falls down the rabbit hole once again to the mystical world of Wonderland where another adventure begins. Number 3, Iron Man 2 - The action packed sequel to the original Iron Man where Tony Stark (Iron Man) has to deal with deadly issues concerning the government, his own friends, and new enemies. Number 4, Twilight: Eclipse - The third movie in the Twilight Saga begins with mysterious killings in Seattle that much concerns the Cullen clan and if that’s not enough Bella faces one her biggest dilemmas, she must choose between her true love and her best friend, and with graduation approaching she doesn’t have much time. Number 5, Inception - In a world where technology exists to enter human’s dreams a thief has his chance for redemption with his toughest job, inception. Number 6, Despicable Me - When an evil mastermind adopts three sisters for his own diabolical plan he soon finds maybe evil isn’t what he wants anymore. This animated film captured the hearts of millions and is a great movie for all ages. Number 7, Shrek Forever After - A new fairy tale character is introduced to the end of the Shrek movies and he tricks Shrek into wishing himself out of existence, can Shrek make things right before time runs out? Number 8, How to Train Your Dragon - A young Viking who is training to hunt dragons finds that there might be more to these odd creatures, so he befriends a young dragon and they team up to change the tradition for the better. Number 9, The Karate Kid- A classic movie is remade this year but the tale remains unchanged when a young boy moves to China and embraces the ancient art of kung fu to defend him self in this new time. Number 10, Clash of the Titans - This action filled movie brings Greek mythology alive with Perseus, the mortal son of the Greek god Zeus, when he has a war between the humans and the gods to fight. Will he embrace the god in him or will he remain just a mortal?