Of the top 50 grossing indie films, 37 were English language
(Updated: 6:26 p.m.)
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is still the highest grossing independent film of 2010, but its gross is even larger than initially reported.
The vampire romance grossed $698.4 million worldwide, not the $562.8 million that the Independent Film & Television Alliance reported when it released its list of the top 50 indie earners earlier on Thursday.
The group says the culprit is Rentrak. The tracking site has subsequently amended its worldwide total for the "Twilight" sequel.
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was the top grossing independent film in 2010, according to the Independent Film & Television Alliance
The vampire romance with $562.8 million globally, according to IFTA.
A spokesperson for "Twilight" studio Summit, however, disputes that statistic and says that "Eclipse" grossed $698.3 million.
Leading the pack on the list of worldwide box office grosses for the top-50 Independent films of 2010 were movies that smacked more of the mainstream than the art house.
Video game adaptation "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and men on a mission action film "The Expendables" were second and third on the list, grossing $270.7 million and $228.4 million worldwide.
Rounding out the top ten were popcorn flicks such as "RED" ($160.6 million), "The Book of Eli" ($158.4 million) and "Dear John" ($112 million).
Japanese language film "The Borrower Arrietty" was the only foreign title in the top ten. The anime movie banked $114 million worldwide.
Thirty-seven English-language titles made the list overall. Of this year's current crop of Oscar contenders, only "The Fighter" cracked the top 50, coming in at number 30 with $51 million worldwide. Other awards leaders such as "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" were still in limited release or had only recently premiered when the year ended.
Non-English language films comprised more than one-third of the total globally, according to IFTA. Films from Japan led the non-English titles with nine out of 13.
Japan’s three top earners collectively grossed nearly $300 million and all of them were among the top-20. French films secured two places on the Top-50 list, followed by Italy and Brazil with one each.
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