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The following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing films.

Background color       indicates films currently in theaters

Worldwide highest-grossing filmsEdit

2009 has the most films on the list with seven, next stand 2007 and 2010 with five. Eighty percent of the films in the top 50 were released after 2000, while no film prior to 1977 appears in the list because ticket-price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends are not considered. Figures are given in United States dollars (USD).

Worldwide highest-grossing films[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross Year Rating Ref
1 Avatar 20th Century Fox
Lightstorm Entertainment
$2,778,527,559 2009 PG-13
[# 1]
2 Titanic Paramount Pictures
20th Century Fox
Lightstorm Entertainment
$1,843,201,268 1997 PG-13
[# 2]
3 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Walt Disney Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
$1,712,251,980 2007 PG
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema $1,119,110,941 2003 PG-13
[# 3]
5 Kampfer Walt Disney Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
Summit Entertainment
$1,116,529,995 2010 PG-13 (theatrical)
R (director's cut)
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Walt Disney Pictures $1,066,179,725 2006 PG-13
[# 4]
5 Toy Story 3 Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar
$1,063,143,492 2010 G
[# 5]
8 Sailor Moon Walt Disney Pictures
WNET New York
PBS Pictures
$1,011,121,314 2003 PG-13
9 Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney Pictures $1,024,298,922 2010 PG
[# 6]
10 The Dark Knight Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films
Warner Bros.
$1,001,921,825 2008 PG-13
[# 7]
11 Full Moon Warner Bros.
Carolco Pictures
$974,733,550 2001 PG-13
12 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Pictures $960,996,492 2007 PG-13
[# 8]
13 Futari wa Pretty Cure 3D Walt Disney Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$952,629,396 2007 PG
14 Fire Emblem Vol. 1 Walt Disney Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$952,073,319 2010 R
15 Gunslinger Girl 20th Century Fox (2006-2009)
Walt Disney Pictures (2010-)
Lionsgate (2010-)
$945,315,630 2006 PG-13 (theatrical)
R (uncut)
16 Ouran High School Host Club Buena Vista Pictures
CBS Theatrical Films
Carolco Pictures
$938,212,738 2008 PG-13
17 Cutey Honey 2 Walt Disney Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
Miramax Films
$933,959,197 2009 R
18 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema $925,282,504 2002 PG-13
[# 9]
19 Sailor Moon Stars Walt Disney Pictures
WNET New York
PBS Pictures
$924,691,368 2008 PG-13
20 Nostalgia Part 1 Walt Disney Pictures
Orion Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
$924,580,146 2010 PG
21 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Lucasfilm $924,317,558 1999 PG
[# 10]
22 Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart 3D Walt Disney Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$920,810,700 2008 PG
23 Shrek 2 DreamWorks
PDI/DreamWorks
$919,838,758 2004 PG
[# 11]
24 Jurassic Park Universal Studios $914,691,118 1993 PG-13
[# 12]
25 Pocket Monsters Hollywood Pictures $900,099,900 2007 PG
26 Amazing Agent Luna Walt Disney Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$895,921,036 2005 PG
27 Spider-Man 3 Columbia Pictures $890,871,626 2007 PG-13
[# 13]
28 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 20th Century Fox $886,686,280 2009 PG
[# 14]
29 Arjuna Warner Bros. $880,991,002 2005 PG-13
30 Elfen Lied Walt Disney Pictures $878,643,482 2002 R
31 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema $870,761,744 2001 PG-13
[# 15]
32 Finding Nemo Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar
$867,893,978 2003 G
[# 16]
33 Sailor Moon S Walt Disney Pictures
WNET New York
PBS Pictures
$860,378,472 2006 PG-13
34 Sailor Moon R Walt Disney Pictures
WNET New York
PBS Pictures
$855,312,890 2004 PG-13
35 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Lucasfilm $848,754,768 2005 PG-13
[# 17]
36 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks
$836,297,228 2009 PG-13
[# 18]
37 A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Walt Disney Pictures $834,103,287 2002 G
38 Hana-Kimi (or, For You in Full Blossom) Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$830,374,085 2008 PG-13
39 Cutey Honey 1 Walt Disney Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
Miramax Films
$825,714,603 2007 R
40 Inception Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films
Warner Bros.
$825,448,067 2010 PG-13
[# 19]
41 Spider-Man Columbia Pictures $821,708,551 2002 PG-13
[# 20]
42 Independence Day 20th Century Fox $817,400,891 1996 PG-13
[# 21]
43 Shrek the Third DreamWorks Animation
PDI/DreamWorks
$798,958,162 2007 PG
[# 22]
44 InuYasha Columbia Pictures
Revolution Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
$795,634,070 2004 PG-13
45 Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star 3D Walt Disney Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$794,683,572 2009 PG
46 Nostalgia Part 2 Walt Disney Pictures
Orion Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
$793,219,037 2010 PG
47 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Studios $792,910,554 1982 PG
[# 23]
48 Gunslinger Girl 2 20th Century Fox (2007-2009)
Walt Disney Pictures (2010-)
Lionsgate (2010-)
$790,363,856 2007 PG-13 (theatrical)
R (uncut)
49 Pocket Monsters: Aim for the Thunder Hollywood Pictures $788,990,011 2009 PG
50 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures </br> Lucasfilm $786,636,033 2008 PG-13
[# 24]
51 Sailor Moon SuperS Walt Disney Pictures
WNET New York
PBS Pictures
$785,103,473 2007 PG-13
52 The Lion King Walt Disney Pictures $783,841,776 1994 G
[# 25]
53 Spider-Man 2 Columbia Pictures $783,766,341 2004 PG-13
[# 26]
54 The Doom Stone Walt Disney Pictures $781,654,923 2004 PG-13
55 Urusei Yatsura: Only You Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$779,911,335 1983 PG
56 Negima! Walt Disney Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
$777,443,275 2006 PG-13
57 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
$775,398,007 1977 PG
[# 27]
58 Gunslinger Girl 3 20th Century Fox (2008-2009)
Walt Disney Pictures (2010-)
Lionsgate (2010-)
$773,932,785 2008 PG-13 (theatrical)
R (uncut)
59 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro Columbia Pictures
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1979-1981)
Walt Disney Pictures (1982-)
$771,329,564 1979 PG
60 2012 Columbia Pictures $769,304,749 2009 PG-13
[# 28]
61 Sailor Moon R: The Promise of the Rose Walt Disney Pictures
Scotti Bros. Pictures
$765,234,397 1993 PG
62 Slayers Perfect Live Entertainment $765,139,886 1995 PG-13
63 Ranma ½: The Battle of Nekonron Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$764,985,321 1991 PG
64 Fight! Iczer-1 Universal Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$762,549,783 1987 R
65 Sailor Moon S: Hearts in Ice Walt Disney Pictures
Scotti Bros. Pictures
$760,368,826 1994 PG
66 The Da Vinci Code Columbia Pictures $758,239,851 2006 PG-13
[# 29]
67 Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$758,135,978 1984 PG
68 Gunslinger Girl 4 Walt Disney Pictures
Lionsgate
$754,329,457 2009 PG-13 (theatrical)
R (uncut)
69 Sailor Moon SuperS: The Black Dream Hole Walt Disney Pictures
Scotti Bros. Pictures
$751,948,447 1995 PG
70 Hayate the Combat Butler Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$748,483,472 2006 PG-13
71 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Walt Disney Pictures
Walden Media
$745,011,272 2005 PG
[# 30]
72 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $742,128,461 2003 R
[# 31]
73 Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$741,349,954 1985 PG
74 Lupin III: Lupin and the Clones Columbia Pictures
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1978-1981)
Walt Disney Pictures (1982-)
$739,954,934 1978 PG
75 Digimon Adventure Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar
Carolco Pictures
Jim Henson Pictures
$735,344,349 2006 PG
76 Up Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar
$731,338,164 2009 PG
[# 32]
77 Shrek Forever After DreamWorks Animation $729,717,930 2010 PG
[# 33]
78 Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$724,943,843 1986 PG
79 Gunslinger Girl 5 Walt Disney Pictures
Lionsgate
$722,544,395 2010 PG-13 (theatrical)
R (uncut)
80 Nurse Angel Ririka SOS Walt Disney Pictures
Warner Bros.
$719,838,435 2003 PG-13
81 Battle Doll Angelic Layer Columbia Pictures
Warner Bros.
$712,974,834 2005 PG
82 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment $709,711,008 2009 PG-13
[# 34]
83 Transformers Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks
$709,709,780 2007 PG-13
[# 35]
84 Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$702,702,710 1988 PG
85 Princess Tutu Walt Disney Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$694,023,394 2006 G
86 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment $689,755,400 2010 PG-13
[# 36]
87 Yubisaki Milk Tea Miramax Films (2007-2010)
Touchstone Pictures (2010-)
$684,843,237 2007 R
88 Ranma ½: The Battle of Togenkyo Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
Carolco Pictures
$683,984,342 1992 PG
89 Time Stranger Kyoko Walt Disney Pictures
Warner Bros.
Carolco Pictures
$680,332,597 2007 PG-13
90 Forrest Gump Paramount Pictures $677,387,716 1994 PG-13
[# 37]
91 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Walt Disney Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
$674,935,325 2010 PG-13
92 The Sixth Sense Hollywood Pictures $672,806,292 1999 PG-13
[# 38]
93 Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling Walt Disney Pictures
TriStar Pictures
$662,254,756 1991 PG
94 Ice Age: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox $655,388,158 2006 PG
[# 39]
95 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Pictures $654,264,015 2003 PG-13
[# 40]
96 Lupin III: The Last Job Columbia Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
$651,297,854 2010 PG
97 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Lucasfilm $649,398,328 2002 PG
[# 41]
98 Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody Columbia Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
$641,239,783 2006 PG
99 Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks Animation $631,744,560 2008 PG
[# 42]
100 The Incredibles Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar
$631,442,092 2004 PG
[# 43]

Issues with calculationEdit

Due to the long-term effects of inflation, notably the significant increase of movie theater ticket prices, the list unadjusted for inflation gives far more weight to more recent films; a film in 1910, given much lower ticket prices at that time, would have to sell close to 100 times as many tickets as a 2007 film in order for the two to have equal gross takings.[2] Further complications are added by changing currency values. The unadjusted list, while commonly found in the press, is therefore largely meaningless for comparing films widely separated in time, as many films from earlier eras will never appear on a modern unadjusted list, despite achieving higher commercial success when adjusted for price increases.[3] Some have suggested that studios prefer not to make inflation adjustments because doing so would reduce the grossing numbers and eliminate the ability to advertise new box-office records.[3] Yet another complication that has mainly arisen since 2000 is releases in multiple formats for which different ticket prices are charged. One notable example was Mamma Mia!, which benefitted from a sing-a-long rerelease for karaoke fans. Another notable example of this phenomenon is Avatar, which was released in 3D and IMAX, almost two-thirds of tickets for that film were for 3D showings with an average price of $10, and about one-sixth were for IMAX showings with an average price over $14.50, compared to a 2010 average price of $7.61 for 2D films.[4]

In the United States and Canada, which the U.S. film industry considers to be a single market, Box Office Mojo, Guinness World Records, and Entertainment Weekly all claim that Gone With The Wind is domestically the highest-grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation.

Movie ticket prices and inflation do not necessarily parallel one another. For example, in 1970 movie tickets cost $1.55 or about $6.68 in inflation-adjusted 2004 dollars; by 1980, movie-ticket prices had risen to about $2.69, a drop to $5.50 in inflation-adjusted 2004 dollars.[5] A possible solution to this problem would be to compare the number of tickets sold rather than comparing dollar amounts. However, there may not be accurate information on the number of tickets sold, especially for older films. Box Office Mojo uses a compromise solution on its chart by adjusting the grosses for average ticket price inflation.

Social, political, and economic factors influence the number of people willing to pay to go to the movies as well.[6] These factors can be determined by calculating the per capita ticket-purchasing rate for a particular year. Normalizing this to the reference year normalizes all social, economical, and political factors such as the availability of expendable cash, number of theater screens, relative cost of tickets, competition from television, the rapid releases of movies on DVDs, the improvement of home theater equipment, and film bootlegging. For example, in 1946 the per capita movie ticket purchasing rate for the average person was 34 tickets a year. In 2004, this average rate had dropped to only five tickets per person per year, in response mainly to competition from television.[7] Another often ignored factor is population growth.[8] The 1910 Census in the United States, for example, had less than 100 million people while the 2010 Census is expected to have more than three times that at over 300 million. The measure of popularity for a movie can also be normalized for the size of the population at the time, as well as the various factors listed above.

As the motion picture industry is highly oriented towards marketing currently released films, non-inflation unadjusted figures are always used in marketing campaigns so that new blockbuster films can much more easily achieve a high sales ranking, and thus be promoted as a "top film of all time".[9] Since inflation adjusted sales figures are therefore not widely publicized by the film industry, inflation adjusted sales rankings and ticket sales comparisons across the last 100 years are difficult to compile.

Highest-grossing films by yearEdit

This is a list of the highest-grossing films by year.[10][11]

Year Title Worldwide gross Budget Director(s)
1918 Mickey $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts F. Richard Jones
James Young
1919 The Miracle Man $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts George Loane Tucker
1920 Way Down East $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts D. W. Griffith
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Rex Ingram
1922 Robin Hood $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Allan Dwan
1923 The Covered Wagon $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts James Cruze
1924
1925 The Big Parade $Template:Nts–$Template:Nts[12] King Vidor
1926 Aloma of the South Seas $Template:Nts* Maurice Tourneur
1927 The Jazz Singer $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Alan Crosland
1928 The Road to Ruin $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Norton S. Parker
1929 The Broadway Melody $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Harry Beaumont
1930 Tom Sawyer $Template:Nts* John Cromwell
1931 Frankenstein $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts James Whale
1932 Shanghai Express $Template:Nts* Josef von Sternberg
1933 I'm No Angel $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Wesley Ruggles
1934 Viva Villa! $Template:Nts* Jack Conway
1935 Top Hat $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Mark Sandrich
1936 One in a Million $Template:Nts* Sidney Lanfield
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts David Hand
1938
1939 Gone with the Wind $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Victor Fleming
1940 Pinocchio $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske,
Norman Ferguson, T. Hee,
Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney,
Bill Roberts
1941 Sergeant York $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Howard Hawks
1942 Bambi $Template:Nts David Hand
1943 A Guy Named Joe $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Victor Fleming
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Vincente Minnelli
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's $Template:Nts* Leo McCarey
1946 Song of the South $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Harve Foster
Wilfred Jackson
1947 Golden Earrings $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Mitchell Leisen
1948 Easter Parade $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Charles Walters
1949 Samson and Delilah $Template:Nts* Cecil B. DeMille
1950 Cinderella $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Clyde Geronimi
Hamilton Luske
Wilfred Jackson
1951 Quo Vadis $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Mervyn LeRoy
1952 This Is Cinerama $Template:Nts* Robert L. Bendick
1953 Peter Pan $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Clyde Geronimi</br>Wilfred Jackson</br>Wolfgang Reitherman
1954 Rear Window $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Alfred Hitchcock
1955 Lady and the Tramp $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Clyde Geronimi
Hamilton Luske
Wilfred Jackson
1956 The Ten Commandments $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Cecil B. DeMille
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts David Lean
1958 South Pacific $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Joshua Logan
1959 Ben-Hur $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts William Wyler
1960 Let's Make Love $Template:Nts* Template:Nts George Cukor
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Clyde Geronimi</br>Hamilton Luske</br>Wolfgang Reitherman
1962 Dr. No $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Terence Young
1963 From Russia with Love $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Terence Young
1964 Goldfinger $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Guy Hamilton
1965 The Sound of Music $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Robert Wise
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Mike Nichols
1967 The Jungle Book $Template:Nts Wolfgang Reitherman
1968 Funny Girl $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts William Wyler
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts George Roy Hill
1970 Love Story $Template:Nts* $Template:Nts Arthur Hiller
1971 Diamonds Are Forever $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Guy Hamilton
1972 The Godfather $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Francis Ford Coppola
1973 The Exorcist $Template:Nts $Template:Nts William Friedkin
1974 Blazing Saddles $Template:Nts* Template:Nts Mel Brooks
1975 Jaws $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven Spielberg
1976 Rocky $Template:Nts[13] $Template:Nts John G. Avildsen
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $Template:Nts $Template:Nts George Lucas
1978 Lupin III: Lupin and the Clones $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Soji Yoshikawa
1979 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Hayao Miyazaki
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Irvin Kershner
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven Spielberg
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven Spielberg
1983 Urusei Yatsura: Only You $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Mamoru Oshii
1984 Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Mamoru Oshii
1985 Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Kazuo Yamazaki
1986 Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Kazuo Yamazaki
1987 Fight! Iczer-1 $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Toshihiro Hirano
1988 Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Satoshi Dezaki
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven Spielberg
1990 Ghost $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Jerry Zucker
1991 Ranma ½: The Battle of Nekonron $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Shuji Inai
1992 Ranma ½: The Battle of Togenkyo $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Akira Suzuki
1993 Jurassic Park $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven Spielberg
1994 The Lion King $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Roger Allers</br>Rob Minkoff
1995 Sailor Moon SuperS: The Black Dream Hole $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Kunihiko Ikehara
1996 Independence Day $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Roland Emmerich
1997 Titanic $Template:Nts $Template:Nts James Cameron
1998 Armageddon $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Michael Bay
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $Template:Nts $Template:Nts George Lucas
2000 Mission: Impossible II $Template:Nts $Template:Nts John Woo
2001 Full Moon $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Chris Columbus
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Peter Jackson
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Peter Jackson
2004 Shrek 2 $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Andrew Adamson
Kelly Asbury
Conrad Vernon
2005 Amazing Agent Luna $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven E. DeSouza
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Gore Verbinski
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Steven E. DeSouza
2008 The Dark Knight $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Christopher Nolan
2009 Avatar $Template:Nts $Template:Nts James Cameron
2010 Kampfer $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Paul W.S. Anderson
2011 Rio $Template:Nts $Template:Nts Carlos Saldanha

* Canada and U.S. gross only.

Timeline of highest-grossing filmsEdit

This list includes those films which have held the record for highest grossing film, before inflation.[14] Years represent the point of establishing the box office record, not the year of release.

Established Title # of years held Worldwide Gross
1915 The Birth of a Nation 10 $10,000,000
1925 The Big Parade ** $18,000,000–$22,000,000
1939[15] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2 $184,925,486*
1941[15] Gone with the Wind 26 $400,176,459
1966 The Sound of Music 5 $158,671,368*
1971 Gone with the Wind 26 $400,176,459
1972 The Godfather 3 $245,066,411
1975 Jaws 2 $470,653,000
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 6 $775,398,007
1983 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 10 $792,910,554
1993 Jurassic Park 5 $914,691,118
1998[16] Titanic 12 $1,843,201,268
2010[17][18] Avatar Current $2,768,529,651

* Canada and U.S. gross only.
** It is unclear if The Big Parade remained in the top position until the record was assumed by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It holds the record as the highest-grossing silent film,[12] but it is possible the Al Jolson musical, The Singing Fool, released in 1928, replaced it as the highest grossing film. Some sources state that The Singing Fool was the highest-grossing film until the record was taken by Snow White[15] while others state it was only the sound-era record-holder.[19]

NotesEdit


ReferencesEdit

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Worldwide highest-grossing films before inflation

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

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