10 films turning 10 in 2022 – NewsNation Now

(WHNT) Some of the 21st centurys most famous films are celebrating a big birthday in 2022.

From blockbusters like The Avengers and The Hunger Games to Oscar-winning masterpieces like Life of Pi and Lincoln, the movies of 2012 are turning 10 this year.

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) shows just under $35 billion in revenue from movies in 2012 so clearly, it was a big year for film. In the United States and Canada alone, movies brought in $10.8 billion.

Nexstars WHNT compiled a list of the best films turning 10 this year. See the selections below:

Did Jennifer Lawrence already have an established career and an Oscar nod under her belt before The Hunger Games hit theaters? Sure. Did this movie also turn her into a household name? Absolutely.

Based on the novel of the same name, The Hunger Games is set in the dystopia of Panem, a collection of districts made up of the former United States. In this new world, a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts are chosen to compete in the titular Hunger Games a televised fight to the death.

The Hunger Games turned out almost 10 times its $78 million budget, earning more than $694 million worldwide. It was followed by three sequels, Catching Fire in 2013 and Mockingjay parts one and two in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Skyfall was the third James Bond film to star Daniel Craig in the lead role. He was cast alongside Javier Bardem as the villainous Raoul Silva and Dame Judi Dench as M. It is the 23rd James Bond film overall a cinematic saga that began in 1962 with Dr. No.

In the movie, Bond investigates an attack on his agency MI6 that leads to revelations that Bardems Silva, a former agent, is planning to discredit the agency and kill its leader.

Skyfall brought in $1.1 billion when it was released in November 2012. The film was accompanied by an Oscar-winning song from Adele that shares the same name as the film.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson often says The Master is the best film hes made.

The story follows a World War II veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder who meets a cult leader, allegedly inspired by Scientologys L. Ron Hubbard. Joaquin Phoenix stars as veteran Freddie Quell, while the late Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as the titular Master, also known as Lancaster Dodd.

While the films box office returns didnt quite match its budget, it was a hit among critics.

The Master received three Oscar nominations, all in the acting categories. It also earned the top spot on several year-end lists, including those from Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club and The Guardian.

Django Unchained, a revisionist tribute to spaghetti western films, stars Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, a Black slave who trains under a bounty hunter to reunite with his long-lost wife.

While somewhat controversial, the film brought in loads of cash at the box office.

Against a $100 million budget, Tarantinos film earned $425.4 million after debuting on Christmas Day in 2012. It was Tarantinos highest-grossing film to date, a feat not even overcome by 2019s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Django won two of its five nominations at the 85th Academy Awards. Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor and Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Americas 16th president in Lincoln.

The big-budget take on Lincolns story follows the commander-in-chief across four months in 1865. It begins with his efforts to abolish slavery and lasts until his unfortunate assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Boothe on April 14, 1865, at Fords Theatre. The film draws from the 2005 novel Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln earned Day-Lewis his third Best Actor statue at the Oscars as well as 11 other nominations. The movie was also a commercial success, earning $275 million at the box office.

The first culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) came in 2012s The Avengers.

The story unites all of the familiar heroes, including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Captain America, against a common foe, the Asgardian Loki and his alien army.

The Avengers was the highest-grossing film of 2012 and ranks among the highest-grossing films ever. It spawned multiple sequels, including 2015s Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2018s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019s Avengers: Endgame.

The film now sits at No. 9 on the list of highest-grossing films ever, beaten by both Infinity War at No. 5 and Endgame at No. 2.

Based on the 2001 novel of the same name, Life of Pi follows a 16-year-old boy stranded at sea with a group of animals after a shipwreck, and most notably among the beasts is a Bengal tiger.

Life of Pi was a critical and commercial success, earning $609 million at the box office against a $120 million budget and earning nominations for 11 Academy Awards. The film won four Oscars, including Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects.

Peter Jackson struck gold in the early 2000s with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on the J.R.R. Tolkien series of the same name. He tried once again with Tolkiens The Hobbit beginning in 2012 and received mixed results.

The new series starred Martin Freeman as hobbit Bilbo Baggins, a humanoid creature convinced to go on a quest with a wizard and 13 dwarves seeking to reclaim their home, the Lonely Mountain.

The Hobbit films, including 2012s An Unexpected Journey blew up the box office, earning over $1 billion. However, critical reception was not nearly as warm as Jacksons first trilogy.

Moonrise Kingdom brought director Wes Anderson together with a host of his typical collaborators for one of his most critically acclaimed films.

The story is set on the fictional island of New Penzance and follows an orphan who escapes scouting camp to unite with his pen pal. Meanwhile, the islands police captain tries to find those runaways.

The film was praised for its expressive color palette, symmetry, and score by Alexandre Desplat. It was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2012 Oscars.

The Dark Knight Rises brought about a conclusion to Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy one that somewhat divided its fans.

Drawing inspiration from 1993s Knightfall comic, Nolan crafted a story featuring a broken Batman, played by Christian Bale, returning to his role as The Dark Knight to stop Gotham City from Bane (Tom Hardy) and a nuclear disaster.

The film earned just over $1 billion at the box office. It was praised for its action, direction and emotional depth, but wasnt nearly as acclaimed as its predecessor, 2008s The Dark Knight.

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