THE AVENGERS is 2012's Highest-Earning Movie Worldwide

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RENTRAK CORPORATION, the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced year-end box office figures from the movie industry's box office measurement service, Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials.

"America's favorite pastime is still heading to the movies to watch the thrilling content that was available throughout 2012," said Ron Giambra , President of Theatrical Worldwide at Rentrak. "Not only was box office revenue up, but theater attendance also increased this year."

Domestic receipts were up 5.88% from $10.2 billion in 2011 to $10.8 billion in 2012. International sales grew by 3% to $23.1 billion compared to $22.4 billion the previous year. Strong movie titles brought in theater-goers increasing attendance by 2.5% compared to last year.

The top-12 titles for 2012 based on consumer spending were:

1) Marvel's The Avengers, (Disney NYSE: DIS)
Domestic: $623,357,910
Total: $1,515,699,886
2) The Dark Knight Rises, (Warner Bros. NYSE: TWX)
International: $631,000,000
Domestic: $448,139,099
Total: $1,079,139,099
3) Skyfall, (Sony NYSE: SNE)
International: $726,541,877
Domestic: $291,529,570
Total: $1,018,071,447
4) Ice Age: Continental Drift, (Fox NASDAQ: NWS)
International: $717,772,707
Domestic: $161,168,962
Total: $878,941,669
5) Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, (Summit Entertainment)
International: $532,500,000
Domestic: $287,756,286
Total: $820,256,286
6) The Amazing Spider-Man, (Sony NYSE: SNE)
International: $492,788,331
Domestic: $262,030,663
Total: $754,818,994
7) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, (Warner Bros. NYSE: TWX)
International: $504,200,000
Domestic: $246,289,507
Total: $750,489,507
8) Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, (Paramount NYSE: VIA and VIA.B)
International: $526,957,000
Domestic: $216,391,482
Total: $743,348,482
9) The Hunger Games, (Lionsgate NYSE: LGF)
International: $278,500,000
Domestic: $408,010,692
Total: $686,510,692
10) Men In Black 3, (Sony NYSE: SNE)
International: $445,800,981
Domestic: $179,020,854
Total: $624,821,835

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