Top 12 kids' movies of 2012


Here is's list of the top 12 kids' movies of 2012, based on box office results. They feature everything from Disney princesses and superheroes to vampires, ghosts and more. --Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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12. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (Fox)

The boys are back and ready for the summer. But when everything goes wrong, how will they spend their time off from school? Rated: PG

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11. "ParaNorman" (Focus Features)

To save his town from a terrible curse, a young boy must take on zombies, ghosts and grown-ups. Featuring voices of Elaine Stritch, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and Anna Kendrick. Rated: PG

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10. "Rise of the Guardians" (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks)

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy unite to battle a common foe in this animated film featuring voices of Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Alex Baldwin, Chris Pine and Hugh Jackman. Rated: PG


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9. "Hotel Transylvania" (Sony)

The animated tale follows Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), whose quiet getaway for persecuted monsters is disrupted by a human visitor. Additional voices include Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and Kevin James. Rated: PG

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8. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (Fox)

Manny (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego (voiced by Denis Leary), Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), Granny (voiced by Wanda Sykes) and Shira (voiced by Jennifer Lopez) embark on another adventure using an iceberg as a ship. Rated: PG

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7. "Wreck-It Ralph" (Buena Vista)

Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph is an animated tale following one man's adventure through video games to prove he's a hero, featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch. Rated: PG

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6. "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" (Universal Pictures)

To win the affection of his true love, a 12-year-old boy, voiced by Zac Efron, must unveil the story of the Lorax, a charmingly grumpy creature. Additional voices by Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito. Rated: PG

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5. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks)

The Madagascar gang is back, this time heading to Europe. Follow Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman (David Schwimmer) as they join a traveling circus in their quest to get back to Manhattan. Rated: PG


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4. "Brave" (Buena Vista)

This animated Pixar film follows Disney's Princess Merida, who must rely on her bravery to undo a terrible curse against her people in Scotland. Rated: PG

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3. "The Amazing Spider-Man" (Sony)

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) searches to find the reason behind his parents' disappearance. The film also features Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Martin Sheen. Rated: PG-13

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2. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" (Summit Entertainment)

The final installment of "The Twilight Saga" follows vampires Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) as they fight to protect their family. Rated: PG-13

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1. "Hunger Games" (Lionsgate)

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," a story that centers around a brutally violent reality-show-style competition in which 24 teens and tweens are forced to kill each other until only one "winner" is left. Rated: PG-13

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