The Year in Box Office: The Tops and Flops of 2011

It’s December 30, 2011 and another year is about to bite the dust. Though most are wondering what to do to ring in 2012, Hollywood studios and entertainment news outlets are making final tallies of the gains and losses that the outgoing year brought. As you probably have already heard, 2011 marked a downturn in overall attendance at movie theaters (the worst in 16 years), but we’re even more interested in which films underperformed and which ones surprised even the harshest judgment with solid numbers.

Below you’ll see an infographic that summarizes the entire year in terms of box office, broken down by quarter, with notable releases from each from and their open weekend grosses along with various other pieces of statistical data. Share it with your friends and let us know what your favorite films of the year were in the comments section!

Year End Box Office Infographic