In the year 2010, there was a dramatic increase and prominence in the use of 3D-technology in filmmaking after the success of Avatar in the format, with releases such as Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Jackass 3D, all animated films, with numerous other titles being released in 3D formats. 20th Century Fox celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2010.
Evaluation of the year
"At times it feels as if we’re living in something of a cinematic golden age, but one that’s altogether different from earlier halcyon days. Where some celebrate the former genius of the system to explain an earlier day’s proliferation of fine movies, now the system is something of a blunderer that often flings itself into follies or even crushes inspiration under its weight, but sometimes gets carried away, for reasons good or bad, and hands surprising control of vast resources over to artists who make stunningly audacious and personal use of them. The best filmmakers working in Hollywood have a passionate grasp of the cinematic past, but they don’t swoon over its polish or emulate its styles, they excavate it for its raw materials. There’s also a ferment here of independent filmmaking that liberates young people who, in earlier times, might have had to scuffle or supplicate for years while angling for a practical chance that now, with video, and with adequate effort, they can seize for themselves. Some of these independents have developed distinctive methods as well as aesthetics—regarding subject matter, picture, and performance—that are apt for the means of production. They make their lives, their homes, their families, their problems, and even their art the focus of their movies, and because, in their individuality, they share much with others in their generation, their stories, at their best—reflecting the age-old clashes and strivings of talented and ambitious youths in life, love, and art—reverberate deeply and widely. Meanwhile, the proliferation of arthouse cinemas and the sudden availability of classics on DVD and via Netflix go hand in hand with the rise of their art: their fierce focus on the immediate and the intimate includes the intensely personal experience of movies—whether treasures from the history of cinema or instant classics newly arrived from around the world. And, thanks to the Internet’s rapidity of ripple-effects that carry word from bloggers and enthusiasts to the world at large, the independent aesthetic and its artists have quickly had an impact on the Hollywood mainstream, in salutary ways."
The top 10 films released in 2010 by worldwide gross are as follows:
|1||Toy Story 3||Disney||$1,066,969,703|
|2||Alice in Wonderland||$1,025,467,110|
|3||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1||Warner Bros.||$956,969,703|
|5||Shrek Forever After||Paramount||$752,600,867|
|6||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Lionsgate||$698,491,347|
|7||Iron Man 2||Paramount||$623,933,331|
|10||How to Train Your Dragon||Paramount||$494,878,759|
Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland both grossed more than $1 billion, marking the first time that two films released in the same year grossed more than $1 billion at the box office. Both films were also released by the same studio, Walt Disney Pictures. Toy Story 3 was the first animated film to gross $1 billion, and is currently the seventh highest-grossing animated film ever worldwide. This is also the first time that five animated films have been present in the Top 10 highest-grossing films of the year; two of them are in the Top 5. The year saw four films debut with more than $100 million, breaking the opening record of 2007 with three releases, and 2004 with two.
- 17 – The 67th Golden Globe Awards winners were announced.
- 21 – The nominations of the 63rd BAFTA Awards were announced.
- 23 – The 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards winners were announced.
- 1 – The nominations of the 30th Golden Raspberry Awards were announced.
- 2 – The nominations of the 82nd Academy Awards were announced.
- 11 to 21 – The 60th Berlin International Film Festival was held.
- 21 – The 64th BAFTA Awards winners were announced
- 6 – The 30th Golden Raspberry Awards winners were announced.
- 7 – The 82nd Academy Awards winners were announced.
- 28 – The 15th Empire Awards winners were announced.
- 6 – The 2010 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
- 22 to August 1 – The 10th Era New Horizons Film Festival was held.
- 1 to 11 – The 67th annual Venice Film Festival was held.
- 9 to 19 – The 35th annual Toronto Film Festival was held.
- 8 to 17 – The 26th Warsaw International Film Festival was held.
- 20 to 24 – The 1st American Film Festival was held in Wrocław.
- 26 to 28 – The 4th Dawn Breakers International Film Festival was held.
- 26 to December 5 – The 12th Jakarta International Film Festival was held.
- 4 – The 23rd European Film Awards was held.
- 11 – The 52nd Australian Film Institute Awards winners were announced.
The tables list films that were released sometime in 2010:
- W: Wide release (600 or more theaters)
- L: Limited release in select cities (fewer than 600 theaters)
- R: Re-release of previously released film
- ‡: Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release
Lists of films released in 2010
- American films
- Argentine films
- Australian films
- Bollywood films
- British films
- Egyptian films
- French films
- Hong Kong films
- Italian films
- Japanese films
- Lebanese films
- Mexican films
- Pakistani films
- Swedish films
- South Korean films
- Spanish films
- Tamil films
- Telugu films
|5||Beatriz Baz||86||US||Actress||House of Evil|
|8||Piero De Bernardi||83||Italy||Screenwriter|
|17||Erich Segal||72||US||Author, Screenwriter|
|21||L.A. Johnson||62||US||Producer, Sound Recordist|
|24||James Cole||84||US||Actor||Home Alone 2: Lost in New York|
|27||Martin Grace||67||Spain||Stuntman, Actor|
|27||Betty Lou Keim||71||US||Actress|
|3||John McCallum||91||Australia||Producer, Actor, Writer|
|13||Max Faulkner||78 or 79||UK||Stuntman, Actor|
|15||George Waring||84||UK||Actor||Tarka the Otter|
|16||John Davis Chandler||75||US||Actor|
|19||Lionel Jeffries||83||UK||Actor, Director|
|5||Charles B. Pierce||71||US||Director, Screenwriter|
|9||Bob Colletti||US||Stuntman, Actor|
|15||David J. Steinberg||45||US||Actor|
|9||Meinhardt Raabe||94||US||Actor||The Wizard of Oz|
|14||Peter Steele||48||US||Singer, Musician|
|17||Dede Allen||86||US||Film Editor|
|May||1||Danny Aiello III||53||US||Stuntman|
|4||Donah Bassett||83||US||Negative Cutter|
|9||Lena Horne||92||US||Actress, Singer|
|16||Ronnie James Dio||67||US||Singer, Actor||Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny|
|23||Simon Monjack||39||UK||Writer||Factory Girl|
|29||Dennis Hopper||74||US||Actor, Director|
|30||Joan Rhodes||90||UK||Actress, Stuntman|
|31||William A. Fraker||86||US||Cinematographer, Director|
|6||Robert B. Radnitz||85||US||Producer|
|13||Jimmy Dean||81||US||Singer, Actor|
|16||Ronald Neame||99||UK||Director, Cinematographer|
|21||Tam White||67||UK||Actor, Musician|
|27||Corey Allen||75||US||Actor, Director|
|1||Ilene Woods||81||US||Actress, Singer||Cinderella|
|8||Robert Feitag||94||Germany||Actor, Director|
|10||Robert Spillane||45||US||Actor||The Thomas Crown Affair|
|13||Jerry Wills||63||US||Stuntman, Actor|
|15||Peter Fernandez||83||US||Voice Actor, Actor|
|31||Suso Cecchi d'Amico||96||Italy||Screenwriter|
|31||Tom Mankiewicz||69||US||Screenwriter, Director|
|August||1||Robert F. Boyle||100||US||Art Director, Production Designer|
|10||Kenny Endoso||70||US||Stuntman, Actor|
|10||David L. Wolper||82||US||Documentary Filmmaker, Producer|
|11||Bruno Schleinstein||78||Germany||Actor, Musician, Artist|
|14||Abbey Lincoln||80||US||Actress, Singer|
|3||Robert Schimmel||60||US||Actor, Comedian|
|7||Clive Donner||84||UK||Director, Film Editor|
|9||Geoffrey Foot||95||UK||Film Editor|
|22||Eddie Fisher||82||US||Actor, Singer|
|24||Olga Nardone||89||US||Actress||The Wizard of Oz|
|27||Pierre Guffroy||84||France||Production Designer|
|28||Sally Menke||56||US||Film Editor|
|28||Arthur Penn||88||US||Director, Producer|
|October||4||Norman Wisdom||95||UK||Actor, Comedian|
|5||Roy Ward Baker||93||UK||Director|
|10||John Graysmark||75||UK||Production Designer|
|25||Lisa Blount||53||US||Actress, Producer|
|29||Mervyn Haisman||82||Spain||Screenwriter||Curse of the Crimson Altar|
|29||George Hickenlooper||47||US||Director, Producer|
|November||??||Claude Hitchcock||92||UK||Sound Re-Recording|
|4||Michelle Nicastro||50||US||Singer, Voice Actor|
|5||Harold Jones||68||US||Stuntman, Actor|
|10||Dino De Laurentiis||91||Italy||Producer|
|13||Luis García Berlanga||89||Spain||Director|
|29||Mario Monicelli||95||Italy||Director, Screenwriter|
|4||Roger Sword||77||US||Sound Editor|
|10||J. Michael Hagopian||97||Armenia/US||Director, Producer||The River Ran Red|
|13||Jane Royle||78||UK||Makeup Artist|
|15||Blake Edwards||88||US||Director, Screenwriter|
|15||Jean Rollin||72||France||Director, Producer|
|16||Derek Browne||83||UK||Camera Operator|
|17||Lina Romay||91||US||Singer, Actress|
|19||Lupe Gigliotti||84||Brazil||Actress||Os Normais|
|26||David Cadiente||73||US||Stuntman, Actor|
|27||Grant McCune||67||US||Visual Effects Artist|
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