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The wide releases of 2012: a handy list

Do you go to the movies a lot but have a hard time remembering what you saw? Then here is a convenient list to refresh your memory! It is a list of the 139 movies that 1) opened in the United States in 2012 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 2012. Re-releases of older movies don’t count, even if they were converted to 3D, because who cares?

I saw 104 of the 139 movies. The ones I missed have asterisks. Links are to my reviews. Sometimes I saw a movie but didn’t write a review, but did review it on the Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider podcast, in which case there’s a Movie B.S. link. And sometimes I watched a movie and didn’t write about it or talk about it or even tell my diary. Those have no links. Dates are when the films opened, not necessarily when they went wide.

How many did you see? Write down your answer on a piece of paper and put it in a mailbox.

1/6 The Devil Inside
1/13 Joyful Noise
*1/13 Contraband
*1/20 Underworld Awakening
1/20 Haywire
1/20 Red Tails
1/27 The Grey
1/27 Man on a Ledge
*1/27 One for the Money
2/3 Chronicle
2/3 The Woman in Black
*2/3 Big Miracle
2/10 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
2/10 Safe House
2/10 The Vow
2/17 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2/17 This Means War
*2/17 The Secret World of Arrietty
2/24 Act of Valor
2/24 Wanderlust
2/24 Gone
*2/24 Good Deeds
3/2 The Lorax
3/2 Project X
3/9 John Carter
3/9 Silent House
*3/9 A Thousand Words
3/9 Friends with Kids
3/16 21 Jump Street
3/23 The Hunger Games
3/23 The Raid: Redemption
3/30 Wrath of the Titans
3/30 Mirror Mirror
4/6 American Reunion
4/13 The Three Stooges
4/13 The Cabin in the Woods
4/13 Lockout
4/20 Think Like a Man
4/20 The Lucky One
*4/20 Chimpanzee
*4/27 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
4/27 The Five-Year Engagement
4/27 The Raven
*4/27 Safe
5/4 The Avengers
*5/4 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
5/11 Dark Shadows
5/16 The Dictator
*5/18 Battleship
*5/18 What to Expect When You’re Expecting
5/25 Men in Black 3
*5/25 Chernobyl Diaries
5/25 Moonrise Kingdom
6/1 Snow White and the Huntsman
*6/1 For Greater Glory
*6/8 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
6/8 Prometheus
6/15 Rock of Ages
6/15 That’s My Boy
6/22 Brave
6/22 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
6/22 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
6/22 To Rome with Love
6/29 Ted
6/29 Magic Mike
*6/29 Madea’s Witness Protection
*6/29 People Like Us
7/3 The Amazing Spider-Man
7/6 Savages
*7/6 Katy Perry: Part of Me
*7/13 Ice Age: Continental Drift
*7/13 2016 Obama’s America
7/20 The Dark Knight Rises
7/27 The Watch
7/27 Step Up Revolution
8/3 Total Recall
*8/3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
8/8 Hope Springs
*8/8 Nitro Circus the Movie 3D
8/10 The Bourne Legacy
8/10 The Campaign
8/15 The Odd Life of Timothy Green
8/17 Sparkle
8/17 The Expendables 2 (Movie B.S.)
8/17 ParaNorman
8/22 Hit and Run (Movie B.S.)
8/24 Premium Rush
8/24 The Apparition
8/29 Lawless
*8/29 Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
*8/31 The Possession
9/7 The Words
9/7 The Cold Light of Day
9/14 Resident Evil: Retribution
*9/14 Last Ounce of Courage
9/14 The Master (Movie B.S.)
9/21 End of Watch
*9/21 House at the End of the Street
9/21 Trouble with the Curve
*9/21 Dredd
9/21 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
9/28 Hotel Transylvania
9/28 Looper
9/28 Pitch Perfect
*9/28 Won’t Back Down
10/5 Taken 2
10/5 Frankenweenie
10/12 Argo
10/12 Here Comes the Boom
10/12 Sinister
10/12 Seven Psychopaths
*10/12 Atlas Shrugged: Part II
10/19 Paranormal Activity 4
10/19 Alex Cross
10/26 Fun Size
*10/26 Silent Hill: Revelation
10/26 Cloud Atlas
10/26 Chasing Mavericks (Movie B.S.)
11/2 Wreck-It Ralph
11/2 Flight
*11/2 The Man with the Iron Fists
11/9 Skyfall
11/9 Lincoln
11/16 Breaking Dawn — Part 2
11/21 Silver Linings Playbook
11/21 Rise of the Guardians
11/21 Life of Pi
11/21 Red Dawn
11/30 Killing Them Softly
11/30 The Collection
12/7 Playing for Keeps
12/14 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
*12/19 The Guilt Trip
12/21 Jack Reacher
12/21 This Is 40
*12/21 Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away
*12/25 Parental Guidance
12/25 Django Unchained
12/25 Les Miserables

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