The beginning of a new year is always a good time for reflection. For our first poll of 2012, let’s look back and pick our favorite of 2011′s biggest blockbusters.
The criteria for this poll was very simple. I looked at the box office results and picked the top 15 highest-grossing movies of the year. Keep in mind that these are based on worldwide totals, which would explain how movies like ‘Rio’ and ‘The Smurfs’ could make the cut, even though they were only modest hits in North America.
From the list, I’ve only seen the ‘Cars’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Transformers’, and ‘X-Men’ sequels. Of those, the final ‘Harry Potter’ was certainly the best. I’m not saying that it was my favorite movie of the year, but it was my favorite of these blockbusters.
Take a good look at the 15 choices below. Which movie do you think most deserved its status as one of the biggest hits of 2011?