2011 has been an interesting an unexpected year for the film industry. It’s a year where many critics patronized sequels that offered predictable high sales but less creativity. While people won’t easily get tired of a sequel to a film they loved, releasing several sequels could damage the brand in the long run if each subsequent film was not to a high standard. Sequels also clip the wings of creativity because they stop production companies from funding new films with different stories.

The top-grossing film of 2011 is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2”. It’s understandable that this should be the top-grossing film because it’s the final chapter of the widely popular book of JK Rowling. The film earned a whopping $1,328,111,219 in worldwide sales.

The next top-grossing film is “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Although critically panned for its confusing storylines, it’s still a very popular film because of its stunning visuals and amazing fight scenes among the robots. The film earned $1,123,746,996 in worldwide ticket sales.

The 3rd place goes to “Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger Tides”. This is another critically panned film because of its formulaic plot. But people still want to see the movie because of Johnny Depp’s larger-than-life portrayal of Jack Sparrow. It earned $1,043,871,802 in worldwide ticket sales.

“Kung Fu Panada 2” takes the 4th spot. Earning $665,692,281 in worldwide sales, it is a critically successful and financially successful film even though it didn’t earn as much as the other top grosser.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” takes 5th place with $657,675,234 in ticket sales. Because of its focus for teens and its near-iconic role in the vampire storyline, it easily became a worldwide hit.

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