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The Ultimate List: Best and Tops of 2008
comment No Comments December 30, 2008 – 3:32 pm

US Survey says: action heroes and superheroes remain on our top list when talking about box office and DVD sales while reality TV continues to dominate our TV viewing. Who’s the most Googled celebrity in 2008? You may be surprised- it’s not Angelina Jolie! What is the favorite anthem for 2008? You might have an idea on this one…

Covering the very best and tops of 2008 in the United States, here is the ultimate list for you:

Top Ten Box Office hitmakers (… and the dollar figures are just domestic grosses!)

darkknight11 The Dark Knight $530,896,852
2 Iron Man $318,313,199
3 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,023,851
4 Hancock $227,946,274
5 WALL-E $223,783,432
6 Kung Fu Panda $215,434,591
7 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $174,862,381
8 Twilight $167,325,198
9 Quantum of Solace $164,302,659
10 Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! $154,529,439

Source: Box Office Mojo as of December 30, 2008

Top Ten DVD Sales (with release dates)

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1 Iron Man 9/30/08
2 I Am Legend 3/18/08
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks 4/1/08
4 Enchanted 3/18/08
5 National Treasure 2 : Book of Secrets 5/20/08
6 Wall-E 11/18/08
7 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 10/14/08
8 Sex and the City – The Movie 9/23/08
9 Bee Movie 3/11/08
10 American Gangster 2/19/08

Source: The Nielsen Company (January 1 – December 7, 2008)

I wonder about this list with Batman, The Dark Knight not making it into the Top 10 DVD sales considering it is the top grosser in theaters worldwide! I guess most people just watched it and not buy the DVD (like I did) whereas Iron Man people watched and bought the DVD (which I did too!).

Amazon.com The Best DVDs of 2008

juno1 Juno
2 The Dark Knight
3 Iron Man
4 John Adams (HBO Miniseries)
5 Mad Men Season One
6 Dexter Season Two
7 The Office Seson four
8 Sex and The City, the Movie
9 30 Rock Season Two
10 3:10 to Yuma

Source: amazon.com

Top 10 TV Programs (with TV network it is on)

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1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY (performances) FOX
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY (results night) FOX
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS (performances) ABC
4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS (results night) ABC
5 MENTALIST,
THE CBS
5 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC
7 CSI CBS
8 NCIS CBS
9 60 MINUTES CBS
9 SURVIVOR: GABON CBS

Source: The Nielsen Company, as of December 7, 2008

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