Hollywood Movies 2012

There are a number of Hollywood movies to watch in 2012, but the most notable is that two of the largest production houses will mark their 100th anniversaries – Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. Some of the films have been rated as the best in the US. These include The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Amazing Spiderman, The Hunger Games, Men in Black III, Madagascar III: Europe’s Most Wanted, Brave, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Ted, among others.


Rank Movie Name Starring Director
#1 The Possession 2012 Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Kyra Sedgwick
Madison Davenport
Grant Show
Ole Bornedal
#2 Lawless 2012 Shia LaBeouf

Tom Hardy

Jason Clarke

Guy Pearce

Jessica Chastain

John Hillcoat
#3 The Expendables 2 2012 Sylvester Stallone
Jason Statham
Jet Li
Dolph Lundgren
Chuck Norris
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Bruce Willis
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Terry Crews
Simon West
#4 The Bourne Legacy 2012 Jeremy Renner

Rachel Weisz

Edward Norton

Scott Glenn

Tony Gilroy
#5 ParaNorman 2012 Kodi Smit-McPhee
Anna Kendrick
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Tucker Albrizzi
Chris Butler

Sam Fell

#6 The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 Jennifer Garner

Joel Edgerton

Peter Hedges
#7 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Christian Bale
Gary Oldman
Tom Hardy
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Anne Hathaway
Marion Cotillard
Morgan Freeman
Michael Caine
Christopher Nolan
#8 The Campaign 2012 Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis
Jason Sudeikis
Dylan McDermott
Jay Roach
#9 2016: Obama’s America 2012 Dinesh D’Souza

Barack Obama (footages)

John Sullivan
#10 Hope Springs 2012 Meryl Streep
Tommy Lee Jones
Steve Carell
Jean Smart
Ben Rappaport
Marin Ireland
David Frankel


One of the notable aspects of the Hollywood movies 2012 is that Dr. No, the first movie in the James Bond series is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Another Bond movie, Skyfall, the 23rd in the series, will release this year as well. The movies that are going to be released again in 3D and in IMAX are Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Beauty and the Beast, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and Titanic.


The Hunger Games crossed the mark of $500 million worldwide. This was the first movie of the year to experience such stupendous success. It is also the first film, post Avatar, to be at #1 for 4 consecutive weekends at the box office. The Avengers has made around $1.49 billion, which makes it the 12th movie to cross the mark of $1 billion. The film had the highest weekend opening in North America, making around $207.4 million. It currently occupies the third highest grossing film of all time in Canada and the United States. The Amazing Spider-Man made $705 million which makes it the 50th film grossing the highest all over the world.


New milestones have been reached by 2 films that have been released in 3D. These are Titanic, grossing $2.185 billion, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, grossing $1.027 billion. Titanic has become the second film to outdo the mark of $2 billion after Avatar. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace has become the 11thfilm to exceed the mark of $1 billion.


No matter which movie you seem to prefer, Hollywood has an undying appeal in itself. The thriving industry is global business, constantly redefining current fashion trends and perceptions. Even in countries like India and European nations, where there are movies made on a large scale, Hollywood has made an indelible impression, so much so that it has become the benchmark by which the movies made in those countries are judged. This is not to undermine the vast talent and potential in these markets, but it remains a stated fact.


Right from James Bond and the animal of the Ice Age to comic characters and drama personalities, there’s everything in store for avid movie buffs this year. The growth of multiplexes and theaters with multiple screens has led to a surge in interest. People are taking to Hollywood films more than ever before, and with a pool of talented actors and directors coming to the scene, it’s a rainbow of choices for the audience.



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