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All the wide releases of 2011

Do you like lists of things? Then here is one! It is a list of the 141 movies that 1) opened in the United States in 2011 and 2) played on at least 600 screens. Movies that opened smaller but eventually got to 600 screens are included, as long as their first release was in 2011. Re-releases of older movies don’t count, even if they were converted to 3D and called “The Lion King.”

I saw 113 of the 141 movies. The ones I missed have asterisks. Links are to my reviews. Sometimes I saw a movie but didn’t review it. That’s how life is sometimes. Dates are when the film opened, not necessarily when it went wide.

How many did you see? It is a contest.

1/7 Season of the Witch
1/14 The Dilemma
1/14 The Green Hornet
*1/21 No Strings Attached
*1/28 The Rite
1/28 The Mechanic
2/4 Sanctum
2/4 The Roommate
2/11 Just Go with It
*2/11 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
*2/11 Gnomeo and Juliet
2/11 The Eagle
2/18 Unknown
2/18 I Am Number Four
2/18 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
2/25 Hall Pass
2/25 Drive Angry
3/4 Rango
3/4 The Adjustment Bureau
3/4 Beastly
3/4 Take Me Home Tonight
3/11 Battle Los Angeles
3/11 Red Riding Hood
3/11 Mars Needs Moms
3/18 Limitless
*3/18 The Lincoln Lawyer
3/18 Paul
3/25 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
3/25 Sucker Punch
4/1 Hop
4/1 Source Code
4/1 Insidious
4/8 Hanna
4/8 Arthur
*4/8 Soul Surfer
4/8 Your Highness
4/15 Rio
4/15 Scream 4
4/15 The Conspirator
4/22 Madea’s Big Happy Family
*4/22 Water for Elephants
*4/22 African Cats
*4/29 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
4/29 Fast Five
*4/29 Prom
*4/29 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
5/6 Thor
*5/6 Jumping the Broom
5/6 Something Borrowed
5/13 Bridesmaids
5/13 Priest
5/20 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
5/20 Midnight in Paris
5/27 The Hangover Part II
5/27 Kung Fu Panda 2
6/3 X-Men: First Class
6/10 Super 8
*6/10 Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer
6/17 The Art of Getting By
6/17 Green Lantern
6/17 Mr. Popper’s Penguins
6/24 Cars 2
6/24 Bad Teacher
6/29 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
7/1 Larry Crowne
7/1 Monte Carlo
7/8 Horrible Bosses
7/8 Zookeeper
7/15 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
7/15 Winnie the Pooh
7/22 Captain America: The First Avenger
7/22 Friends with Benefits
7/29 Cowboys & Aliens
*7/29 The Smurfs
7/29 Crazy Stupid Love
8/5 Rise of the Planet of the Apes
8/5 The Change-Up
8/10 The Help
8/12 Final Destination 5
8/12 30 Minutes or Less
*8/12 Glee The 3D Concert Movie
*8/19 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
8/19 Conan the Barbarian
8/19 Fright Night
8/19 One Day
8/26 Colombiana
8/26 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
*8/26 Our Idiot Brother
8/31 The Debt
9/2 Apollo 18
*9/2 Shark Night 3D
9/9 Contagion
9/9 Warrior
9/9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
*9/9 Creature
9/16 Drive
9/16 Straw Dogs
9/16 I Don’t Know How She Does It
9/23 Moneyball
9/23 Dolphin Tale
*9/23 Abduction
9/23 Killer Elite
*9/30 Courageous
9/30 50/50
9/30 Dream House
*9/30 What’s Your Number?
10/7 Real Steel
10/7 The Ides of March
*10/14 Footloose
10/14 The Thing
10/14 The Big Year
10/21 Paranormal Activity 3
10/21 The Three Musketeers
10/21 Johnny English Reborn
*10/21 The Mighty Macs
10/28 Puss in Boots
*10/28 In Time
10/28 The Rum Diary
11/4 Tower Heist
11/4 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
11/11 Immortals
11/11 Jack and Jill
11/9 J. Edgar
11/16 The Descendants
11/18 Breaking Dawn — Part 1
11/18 Happy Feet Two
11/23 The Muppets
11/23 Arthur Christmas
11/23 Hugo
*11/23 My Week with Marilyn
12/9 New Year’s Eve
12/9 The Sitter
12/9 Young Adult
12/16 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
12/16 Mission: Impossible Ghotocol
*12/16 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
12/20 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
12/21 The Adventures of Tintin
12/23 We Bought a Zoo
*12/25 The Darkest Hour
12/25 War Horse

9 Responses to “All the wide releases of 2011”

  1. John Says:

    Wow. Only 76. But about 20 of those were on DVD, and I’m sure that’s how I’ll catch about 30 more from this list.

  2. Karsten Nielsen Says:

    I count 79… I know, it has been a slow year.

  3. Jimmy Says:

    11. I’m pretty picky.

  4. Dave Says:

    12. Man, I wonder when Rise of the Planet of the Apes is comin’ to red box.

  5. Joel Says:

    47. I’ll hit a few more before the year is out (thanks teaching job winter break)

  6. Rob D. Says:

    Only 27 for me ……..and I usually average 40-50 each year.. I was pretty disappointed with most of them.. The only 3 I really liked and would consider giving A minuses to are Moneyball, 50/50, and Young Adult.

  7. AmberLou Says:

    I saw 2. But I read all of your reviews, so I feel like I watched a lot more :)

  8. Neil Says:

    I see a lit if future Eric’s Bad Movie entries with asterisks next to them. Good times are coming, eventually.

  9. TheMoviePlanet Says:

    You beat me. 78. Though by the wide releases in my country, well over 100.

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