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WrestleMania Time Capsule: 2009
The following events also occurred in 2009 ...
Avatar was the highest grossing film of the year with a box office of $2,782,275,172.
The Hurt Locker won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
New York City opened two new ballparks, The New Yankee Stadium for the New York Yankees and Citi Field for the New York Mets.
The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2 to win their 27th World Series championship. Hideki Matsui was named World Series MVP.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 4 games to 1 to win the 2009 NBA Championship. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant was named Finals MVP.
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings to win the 2009 Stanley Cup. Evgeni Malkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.
The Black Eyed Peas broke the record for having spent the most consecutive weeks at number one (26 weeks consecutive weeks at the top) with "I Gotta Feeling" the longest-running number-one single of 2009 and of the 2000s.
American Idol dominated the television ratings, coming in first place.