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The Most-Successful Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films of 2006 (so far)

Most-Successful Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2006

Top 40 SF/F-themed films as of Dec. 26, 2006
Key: SF=Science Fiction; F=Fantasy; SF/F=Science Fantasy; DF=Dark Fantasy (Supernatural Horror); films marked with an asterisk "*" by the title are still playing in theatres; films marked with an exclamation point "!" by the global box office are considered to be financial failures for not recouping their production budget from box office ticket sales..

2006
Rank
Overall
Rank
Genre
Title
Global Box Office
(in millions)

U.S. Box Office
(in millions)

1
1
F
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
$1,065.4
$423.3
2
3
F
Ice Age: The Meltdown
647.3
195.3
3
4
F
Cars
461.8
244.1
4
5
SF/F
X-Men: The Last Stand
458.8
234.4
5
8
SF/F
Superman Returns
391.1
200.1
6
9
F
Over the Hedge
331.3
155.0
7
14
F
Happy Feet*
219.1
159.1
8
19
F
Open Season
175.1
84.3
9
27
F
Monster House
135.3
73.7
10
28
SF
V for Vendetta
132.5
70.5
11
31
F
Nanny McPhee
120.9
47.1
12
33
DF
The Omen
119.2
54.6
13
23
F
The Lake House
114.8
52.3
14
36
DF
Underworld: Evolution
111.3
62.3
15
37
F
Flushed Away*
108.7
61.7
16
42
F
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause*
98.8
82.2
17
43
DF
Silent Hill
97.6
47.0
18
49
F
The Shaggy Dog
84.4
61.1
19
53
SF
Deja Vu*
82.7
59.8
20
56
DF
The Prestige
78.9
52.1
21
59
DF
Lady in the Water
72.8
42.3
22
61
F
Eragon*
70.2!
37.6
23
62
F
Curious George
69.6
58.4
24
69
F
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
60.1
22.5
25
71
DF
The Grudge 2
59.2
39.1
26
74
DF
The Illusionist
57.9
39.7
27
77
F
The Ant Bully
54.6
28.1
28
88
F
Stranger Than Fiction*
42.2
40.4
29
89
F
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
40.2
28.4
30
97
F
Just My Luck
38.0
17.3
31
102
DF
Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)
33.9
1.5
32
103
DF
The Covenant
32.3
23.3
33
104
DF
The Wicker Man
32.3!
23.6
34
106
SF
The Children of Men*
32.0
35
109
SF/DF
Ultraviolet
31.0
18.5
36
110
F
Night at the Museum*
30.8
30.8
37
112
F
Charlotte’s Web*
29.3!
26.8
38
115
F
Doogal
26.1
7.4
39
120
DF
Pulse
25.4
20.3
40
123
F
Pan’s Labyrinth*
24.1!

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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