The 10 highest grossing movies of 2010
Los Angeles – Toy Story 3 was the highest grossing film of 2010, taking over $1bn at the international box office.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the first two movies in the series telling the tale of toy cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) and his astronaut sidekick Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) was one of a host of animated movies which dominated the top 10.
It is now ranked as the fifth highest-grossing film of all time – without taking inflation into account – behind James Cameron's Titanic and Avatar, Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland took second place in this year's list – also raking in over one billion dollars worldwide – despite harsh reviews from the critics.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Christopher Nolan's Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Shrek Forever After rounded out the top five.
Inception is also the only film in the top 10 that isn't animated, a sequel or a remake.
The latest instalment of the successful Twilight Saga movies, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took sixth place, while Iron Man 2, Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon following closely behind.
Clash of the Titans, one of the most critically slated movies of the year, came tenth in the list, no doubt aided by its all-star cast which includes Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington.
Top 10 highest grossing movies of 2010, including worldwide box office grosses:
1. Toy Story 3, $1.1 billion
2. Alice in Wonderland, $1bn
3. Inception, $825.4 million
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow: Part 1, $824.1m
5. Shrek Forever After, $739.8m
6. Twilight Saga: Eclipse, $693.5m
7. Iron Man 2, $582.2m
8. Despicable Me, $539.9m
9. How to Train Your Dragon, $494.9m
10. Clash of the Titans, $493.2m