2. The Blind Side - $255,959,475
It should be no surprise that The Blind Side cleaned up at the box office. It is heartwarming Oscar bait starring America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock as a tough matriarch who helps an underprivileged kid achieve massive success through sports excellence, and in turn, learns lessons about what truly matters in life. It didn’t hurt that it was based on a book by everyone’s favorite sports finance writer, Michael Lewis either. Everyone in your family probably liked something in that description, and it came out just before Thanksgiving, so it was the perfect way for all of you to spend time together without actually having to speak to each other.