The 10 highest grossing movies of 2011 are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Fast Five, The Hangover Part II, The Smurfs, Cars 2 and Rio.

1. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

Starring:  Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
Director: David Yates
Release Date: July 13
Production Budget: $250 million
Total Gross:  $381,011,219 (U.S.); $1,328,111,219 (Worldwide)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is an epic fantasy film in which the evil dragon is vanquished by Harry Potter, who is helped by Ron and Hermione. The grand finale of the film series opened to universal critical acclaim and is among the best reviewed films of 2011. The film received 96 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 266 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 8.4/10.

2. 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Patrick Dempsey
Director: Michael Bay
Release Date: June 23
Production Budget: $195 million
Total Gross:  $ 352,390,543 (U.S.); $ 1,123,746,996 (Worldwide)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, a 2011 American science-fiction action film, was the third installment of the Transformers series. The film, which cost about $200 million to make, grossed $ 1,123,746,996 worldwide. The film received 35 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 232 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 4.9/10.

3. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Kevin McNally

Director: Rob Marshall

Release Date: May 20
Production Budget: $150 to 250 million
Total Gross: $ 241,071,802 (U.S.); $1,043,871,802 (Worldwide)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, a 2011 adventure fantasy film, was the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It is the third-highest grossing film of 2011 and the 8th highest grossing film of all time worldwide. The movie, however, received the weakest reviews out of all the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise movies. The film received 33 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 242 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 5/10.

4. 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman and Jackie Chan
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Release Date: May 26
Production Budget: $150 million
Total Gross: $ 165,249,063 (U.S.); $ 665,692,281 (Worldwide)

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy film and is a sequel to the 2008 Kung Fu Panda. The film was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film received 82 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 156 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 6.9/10.

5. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Director: Bill Condon
Release Date: Nov. 18
Production Budget: $110 million
Total Gross: $ 278,523,854 (U.S.); $ 659,523,854 (Worldwide)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was a 2011 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn series of novels and is the fourth in the series, following 2008's Twilight, 2009's New Moon and 2010's Eclipse. The film received 26 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 184 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 4.4/10.

6. 'Fast Five'

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson
Director: Justin Lin
Release Date: Apr. 29
Production Budget: $125 million
Total Gross: $ 209,837,675 (U.S.); $ 626,137,675 (Worldwide)

Fast Five, also known as Fast & Furious 5, a 2011 American action film, was the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. The film received 78 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 176 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 6.3/10.

7. 'The Hangover Part II'

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha
Director: Todd Phillips
Release Date: May 26
Production Budget: $80 million
Total Gross: $ 254,464,305 (U.S.); $ 581,464,305 (Worldwide)

There was much riding on the release of The Hangover: Part II, a film expected to be as popular and as successful as the first part, released in 2009. Audiences, however, were quite disappointed, particularly at a drastic shift from comedy to something approaching oblivion. Although the movie became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, it received mostly negative reviews from critics and was tagged a crueler, darker, raunchier carbon copy of the first installment and lacks the element of surprise - and most of the joy - that helped make the original a hit. The film received 35 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 223 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 5/10.

8. 'The Smurfs'

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays and Sofía Vergara
Director: Raja Gosnell
Release Date: July 29
Production Budget: $110 million
Total Gross: $ 142,614,158 (U.S.); $ 562,547,576 (Worldwide)

The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D family film based on The Smurfs comic book series, created by Peyo and the 1980s animated TV series it spawned. The movie was produced by Jordan Kerner and Raja Gosnell. The film received 23 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 111 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 410.

9. 'Cars 2'

Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer and Jason Isaacs
Director: John Lasseter
Release Date: June 24
Production Budget: $200 million
Total Gross: $ 191,452,396 (U.S.); $ 551,852,396 (Worldwide)

Cars 2 is a 2011 American computer-animated action film and is a sequel to the 2006 film Cars. The film was produced by Denise Ream and directed by John Lasseter. The film received 39 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 196 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 5.5/10.

10.'Rio'

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and George Lopez
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Release Date: Mar 22
Production Budget: $90 million
Total Gross: $ 143,619,809 (U.S.); $ 484,635,760 (Worldwide)

Rio is a 2011 3D American computer-animated musical comedy film. The movie was produced by Bruce Anderson and John C. Donkin and directed Carlos Saldanha. The film received 71 percent fresh approval rating from critics, based on 140 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes and has an average score of 6.4/10.