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.The following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing films.^ But what are the highest grossing movies from Sony/Columbia Pictures of all time?
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^ Exercise 19.2: What are the all-time highest grossing movies in U.S. history ?

^ Top 10 Movies of All Time The following is a list of the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time.
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Worldwide highest-grossing films

.2009 has the most films on the list with seven, next stand 2008 and 2007 tied with six.^ As of 2008, the overall box office revenue generated by the six Star Wars films has totalled approximately $4.3 billion, making it the third-highest grossing film series.
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^ By Lee Andrew Henderson   |  Published 4/23/2009 The Top Grossing Films of All Time A list and overview of the 20 highest earning movies ever made.
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^ By Lee Andrew Henderson   |  Published 1/11/2008 Top 10 Highest Grossing Films from Miramax What movie from Miramax has grossed the most money?
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.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.^ The following grosses are corrected for inflation, population, and per capita ticket purchasing trends: .

^ The five films currently released became the highest grossing film series of all time when not adjusted for inflation, with USD$4.48 billion in worldwide receipts.
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^ The reason no adjustments are made is due to both a reflection on the differences in ticket prices when comparing two periods as well as a lack of information on how much classic films grossed upon re-release.
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.A North-America-only ticket price inflation-adjusted list can be found at List of highest-grossing films in Canada and the United States.^ Top ] Highest-grossing adjusted for inflation .
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^ The 100 highest grossing films in Australia .
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^ List of highest-grossing .
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.Figures are given in United States dollars (USD).^ The United States sales figures were even more impressive.
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^ Amounts are in United States dollars , include ticket sales only, and are not adjusted for inflation.
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Current list of worldwide highest-grossing films
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross Year Ref.
1 Avatar 20th Century Fox $2,640,229,805 2009
[# 1]
2 Titanic Paramount Pictures/20th Century Fox $1,843,201,268 1997
[# 2]
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema $1,129,219,252 2003
[# 3]
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Walt Disney Pictures $1,066,179,725 2006
[# 4]
5 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $1,022,345,358 2008
[# 5]
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros. $974,733,550 2001
[# 6]
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Pictures $960,996,492 2007
[# 7]
8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $958,212,738 2007
[# 8]
9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. $943,959,197 2009
[# 9]
10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema $935,282,504 2002
[# 10]
11 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 20th Century Fox $924,317,558 1999
[# 11]
12 Shrek 2 DreamWorks Animation $919,838,758 2004
[# 12]
13 Jurassic Park Universal Studios $914,691,118 1993
[# 13]
14 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036 2005
[# 14]
15 Spider Man 3 Columbia Pictures $890,871,626 2007
[# 15]
16 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 20th Century Fox $884,784,097 2009
[# 16]
17 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. $878,643,482 2002
[# 17]
18 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema $870,761,744 2001
[# 18]
19 Finding Nemo Walt Disney Pictures $864,625,978 2003
[# 19]
20 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $848,754,768 2005
[# 20]
21 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DreamWorks $835,274,255 2009
[# 21]
22 Spider-Man Columbia Pictures $821,708,551 2002
[# 22]
23 Independence Day 20th Century Fox $817,400,891 1996
[# 23]
24 Shrek the Third DreamWorks Animation $798,958,162 2007
[# 24]
25 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $795,634,070 2004
[# 25]
26 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Studios $792,910,554 1982
[# 26]
27 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures $786,636,033 2008
[# 27]
28 The Lion King Walt Disney Pictures $786,541,776 1994
[# 28]
29 Spider-Man 2 Columbia Pictures $783,776,341 2004
[# 29]
30 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 20th Century Fox $775,398,007 1977
[# 30]
31 2012 Columbia Pictures $769,304,749 2009
[# 31]
32 The Da Vinci Code Columbia Pictures $758,239,851 2006
[# 32]
33 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Walt Disney Pictures $745,011,272 2005
[# 33]
34 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $742,128,461 2003
[# 34]
35 Hancock Columbia Pictures $724,386,746 2008
[# 35]
36 Up Walt Disney Pictures $723,012,236 2009
[# 36]
37 Transformers Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks $709,709,780 2007
[# 37]
38 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment $706,261,358 2009
[# 38]
39 Forrest Gump Paramount Pictures $677,387,716 1994
[# 39]
40 The Sixth Sense Hollywood Pictures $672,806,292 1999
[# 40]
41 Ice Age: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox $655,388,158 2006
[# 41]
42 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Pictures $654,264,015 2003
[# 42]
43 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox $649,398,328 2002
[# 43]
44 Kung Fu Panda Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation $635,260,686 2008
[# 44]
45 The Incredibles Walt Disney Pictures $631,442,092 2004
[# 45]
46 Ratatouille Walt Disney Pictures $623,707,397 2007
[# 46]
47 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios $618,638,999 1997
[# 47]
48 The Passion of the Christ Newmarket Films $611,899,420 2004
[# 48]
49 Mamma Mia! Universal Studios $609,841,637 2008
[# 49]
50 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation $602,308,178 2008
[# 50]

Issues with calculation

.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.^ I will enjoy watching this movie over and over again (at least one more time in the theater).
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^ Thanks to the ever increasing ticket prices everywhere.
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^ The last Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” grossed GBP49.8 million at the UK box office in 2007 - The Harry Potter movie franchise has grossed almost GBP300 million at the UK box office thus far.
  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Becomes the UK’s Highest Grossing Film of the Year 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

[1] 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.^ Speaking of Cronenberg, Time Out 's Dave Calhoun introduces a list: "When it was first announced in August that Eastern Promises would open the London Film Festival , Cronenberg declared that London is the 'home of so many of my most potent film influences.'
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^ The five films currently released became the highest grossing film series of all time when not adjusted for inflation, with USD$4.48 billion in worldwide receipts.
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^ Without adjusting for inflation, this is higher than all 21 James Bond films and the six films in the Star Wars franchise.
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[2] .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.^ I am concerned because this Spiderman gross is a box office anomaly.
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^ Box office revenue adjusted for inflation .

^ The releases of films like The Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone have fueled extraordinary numbers at the box office nationally.
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[2] .Yet another complication that has mainly arisen since 2000 is releases in multiple formats for which different ticket prices are charged.^ On another note, I can't see any movie making more than titanic until admission prices double up to $20 a ticket.
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^ As ticket prices continue to rise, 100 million dollar weekends for big releases will be commonplace.
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^ Every year or so, another "tentpole" film is going to break the previous record, because of inflated ticket prices.
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.The most notable example of this phenomenon is Avatar, which was released in three different formats—2D, 3D, and IMAX—with the ticket price varying by format.^ Various movie were used to "launder" the cash, most notably The Sixth Sense, Austin Powers II and The Blair Witch Project.
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^ As ticket prices continue to rise, 100 million dollar weekends for big releases will be commonplace.
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.According to the box-office tracking service Box Office Mojo, 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.^ About Box Office, etc.
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^ The releases of films like The Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone have fueled extraordinary numbers at the box office nationally.
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^ As of 2008, the overall box office revenue generated by the six Star Wars films has totalled approximately $4.3 billion, making it the third-highest-grossing film series, behind only the James Bond and Harry Potter films.
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[3]
.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.^ Box office revenue adjusted for inflation .

^ All-time domestic .

^ Jaws grossed $400 million in the box offices, at the time of 1975 it was the highest grossing film of all time."
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.Movie ticket prices and inflation do not necessarily parallel one another.^ "What is it that makes one movie work and another fall flat with the same person at the helm?"
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^ The 3-D is sharp but other than a few fun stereoscopic gags it adds nothing to the movie except $3 to the price of the ticket.
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^ It's not a bad movie, but it's not necessarily a good one, either."
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.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.^ As ticket prices continue to rise, 100 million dollar weekends for big releases will be commonplace.
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^ Who cares if it shows a 50% drop-off next week - it will still be at about $150m in only it's second week.
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^ I'm curious to see how this will hold up, I'm guessing about a 33% drop next weekend, then a 50% drop with AOTC hitting theaters the weekend after that.
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[4]
.Social, political, and economic factors influence the number of people willing to pay to go to the movies as well.^ "It'll play well to the mature movie going crowd and demand nothing more of them but to sit back and enjoy the story as it unravels.
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[5] 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.^ The dubbed Persepolis will be available when the film is released on DVD, Bernard said.
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^ No movie released this year will beat that.
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^ All of these omissions were just as bad as leaving a little japanese boy and UFOs out of that Godzilla movie a few years back.
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.For example, in 1946 the per capita movie ticket purchasing rate for the average person was 34 tickets a year.^ Ok, about ticket sales: Going by what I found on BoxOfficeMojo.Com, I took the number of theatres the movie was being shown in and multiplied it by the average amount taken in per theatre.
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^ Seeing these two modern movies and then watching an equally fine 34-year-old Yugoslav film makes for a fascinating juxtaposition.
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^ I paid for two tickets and it said, "Thank you for purchasing 800 Tickets), the B.O. teller was telling the guy if he wanted his kids to see the movie he'd pay for it twoice and like it!!
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.In 2004, this average rate had dropped to only five tickets per person per year, in response mainly to competition from television.^ Then I divided the total by 10 (to represent $10 per ticket, which I figure is rounding up as even th $5 matinees I went to were packed, and even the evening showing was only 7.50 where I was).
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[6] Another often ignored factor is population growth. .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.^ Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times : "Someone should have held down the composer, Barrington Pheloung , and hissed in his ear: 'Less is more.'
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^ He has been an American icon for nearly 40 years and my hero for more than 30, so to alter so much of the story was a little hard to swallow at times.
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^ For example, a little movie called "Star Wars" in less than two weeks.
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.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.^ It is unfortunate that these boards are so long when it concerns a movie that has this much popularity, because wading through all of the comments requires a great deal of time.
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^ Like Superman(the one superhero movie that all superhero movies will be measured) spent much of its time exploring character.
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.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".[7] 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.^ Thus it's all the more remarkable that this book is so much fun."
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^ All in all, I liked it but I wanted to like it so much more.
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^ I'm shocked by the box office totals and figure you can attribute those to good marketing and a weak slate of competing films.
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Highest-grossing films by year

.This is a list of the highest-grossing films by year.^ At the time of the fifth movie release, the Harry Potter series had become the highest grossing film series of all time.

^ The six films alone have generated over $4.3 b illion in revenue to date, making them the third highest grossing film series.
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^ Of course, all that hubbub about Harry Potter promoting witchcraft to kids didn't stop that franchise from becoming the highest-grossing film series of all time.
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[8][9][10] .Gross numbers prior to 1977 include every release of the film.^ The releases of films like The Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone have fueled extraordinary numbers at the box office nationally.
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^ "The British artist Lucy Skaer works between these two poles of mystery and decipherment with a practice that includes drawing, sculpture, film and a number of collaborations."
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^ The film series began with the film Star Wars , released on May 25, 1977.

Year Movie Worldwide gross Budget Distributor Director
1918 Mickey $&0000000018000000.00000018,000,000 $&0000000000125000.000000125,000 States Rights Independent Exchanges F. Richard Jones
James Young
1919 The Miracle Man $&0000000003000000.0000003,000,000 $&0000000000120000.000000120,000 Paramount Pictures George Loane Tucker
1920 Way Down East $&0000000004500000.0000004,500,000 $&0000000000700000.000000700,000 United Artists D. W. Griffith
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse $&0000000009200000.0000009,200,000 $&0000000000800000.000000800,000 Metro Pictures Corporation Rex Ingram
1922 Robin Hood $&0000000002500000.0000002,500,000 $&0000000001000000.0000001,000,000 United Artists Allan Dwan
1923 The Covered Wagon $&0000000003800000.0000003,800,000 $&0000000000782000.000000782,000 Paramount Pictures James Cruze
1924 The Sea Hawk Associated First National Pictures Frank Lloyd
1925 The Big Parade $&0000000005000000.0000005,000,000 $&0000000000245000.000000245,000 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer King Vidor
1926 Aloma of the South Seas $&0000000003000000.0000003,000,000 Paramount Pictures Maurice Tourneur
1927 The Jazz Singer $&0000000003000000.0000003,000,000 $&0000000000422000.000000422,000 Warner Bros. Alan Crosland
1928 The Road to Ruin $&0000000002500000.0000002,500,000 $&0000000000002500.0000002,500 True-Life Photoplays Norton S. Parker
1929 The Broadway Melody $&0000000004400000.0000004,400,000 $&0000000000379000.000000379,000 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Harry Beaumont
1930 Tom Sawyer $&0000000011000000.00000011,000,000 Paramount Pictures John Cromwell
1931 Frankenstein $&0000000012000000.00000012,000,000 $&0000000000291000.000000291,000 Universal Studios James Whale
1932 Shanghai Express $&0000000003700000.0000003,700,000 Paramount Pictures Josef von Sternberg
1933 I'm No Angel $&0000000002900000.0000002,900,000 $&0000000000225000.000000225,000 Paramount Pictures Wesley Ruggles
1934 The Painted Veil $&0000000001700000.0000001,700,000 $&0000000000947000.000000947,000 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ryszard Bolesławski
1935 Top Hat $&0000000003200000.0000003,200,000 $&0000000000609000.000000609,000 RKO Radio Pictures Mark Sandrich
1936 Camille $&0000000002800000.0000002,800,000 $&0000000001486000.0000001,486,000 MGM George Cukor
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $&0000000066596803.00000066,596,803 $&0000000001488000.0000001,488,000 RKO Radio Pictures
1938 You Can't Take It With You $&0000000005300000.0000005,300,000 $&0000000001644736.0000001,644,736 Columbia Pictures Corporation Frank Capra
1939 Gone with the Wind $&0000000390600000.000000390,600,000 $&0000000003900000.0000003,900,000 MGM Victor Fleming
1940 Pinocchio $&0000000084300000.00000084,300,000 $&0000000002600000.0000002,600,000 RKO Radio Pictures
1941 Sergeant York $&0000000016400000.00000016,400,000 $&0000000002000000.0000002,000,000 Warner Bros. Howard Hawks
1942 Bambi $&0000000026800000.00000026,800,000 RKO Radio Pictures David Hand
1943 A Guy Named Joe $&0000000005400000.0000005,400,000 $&0000000002627000.0000002,627,000 MGM Victor Fleming
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis $&0000000007600000.0000007,600,000 $&0000000001707561.0000001,707,561 MGM Vincente Minnelli
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's $&0000000021300000.00000021,300,000 RKO Radio Pictures Leo McCarey
1946 Song of the South $&0000000056400000.00000056,400,000 $&0000000002125000.0000002,125,000 RKO Radio Pictures Harve Foster
Wilfred Jackson
1947 Golden Earrings $&0000000007000000.0000007,000,000 $&0000000001000000.0000001,000,000 Paramount Pictures Mitchell Leisen
1948 Easter Parade $&0000000006800000.0000006,800,000 $&0000000002503654.0000002,503,654 MGM Charles Walters
1949 Samson and Delilah $&0000000029300000.00000029,300,000 Paramount Pictures Cecil B. DeMille
1950 Cinderella $&0000000085000000.00000085,000,000 $&0000000002900000.0000002,900,000 RKO Radio Pictures
1951 Quo Vadis $&0000000030000000.00000030,000,000 $&0000000007623000.0000007,623,000 MGM Mervyn LeRoy
1952 This Is Cinerama $&0000000041600000.00000041,600,000 Cinerama Releasing Corporation
1953 Peter Pan $&0000000087400000.00000087,400,000 $&0000000004000000.0000004,000,000 RKO Radio Pictures
1954 Rear Window $&0000000026000000.00000026,000,000 $&0000000001000000.0000001,000,000 Paramount Pictures Alfred Hitchcock
1955 Lady and the Tramp $&0000000093600000.00000093,600,000 $&0000000004000000.0000004,000,000 Buena Vista Distribution
1956 The Ten Commandments $&0000000085400000.00000085,400,000 $&0000000013500000.00000013,500,000 Paramount Pictures Cecil B. DeMille
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai $&0000000033300000.00000033,300,000 $&0000000003000000.0000003,000,000 Columbia Pictures David Lean
1958 South Pacific $&0000000036800000.00000036,800,000 $&0000000006000000.0000006,000,000 20th Century Fox Joshua Logan
1959 Ben-Hur $&0000000073000000.00000073,000,000 $&0000000015000000.00000015,000,000 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer William Wyler
1960 Swiss Family Robinson $&0000000020178000.00000020,178,000 &Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000 Buena Vista Distribution Ken Annakin
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $&0000000068648000.00000068,648,000 $&0000000004000000.0000004,000,000 Buena Vista Distribution
1962 Lawrence of Arabia $&0000000020310000.00000020,310,000 $&0000000001500000.0000001,500,000 Columbia Pictures David Lean
1963 Cleopatra $&0000000026000000.00000026,000,000 $&0000000044000000.00000044,000,000 20th Century Fox Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1964 Mary Poppins $&0000000045000000.00000045,000,000 $&0000000006000000.0000006,000,000 Buena Vista Distribution Robert Stevenson
1965 The Sound of Music $&0000000079975000.00000079,975,000 $&0000000008200000.0000008,200,000 20th Century Fox Robert Wise
1966 Hawaii $&0000000015553000.00000015,553,000 $&0000000001500000.0000001,500,000 United Artists George Roy Hill
1967 The Jungle Book $&0000000060964000.00000060,964,000 $&0000000020000000.00000020,000,000 Buena Vista Distribution Wolfgang Reitherman
1968 Funny Girl $&0000000058500000.00000058,500,000 $&0000000014100000.00000014,100,000 Columbia Pictures William Wyler
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid $&0000000096700000.00000096,700,000 $&0000000006000000.0000006,000,000 20th Century Fox George Roy Hill
1970 Love Story $&0000000048700000.00000048,700,000 $&0000000009000000.0000009,000,000 Paramount Pictures Arthur Hiller
1971 Fiddler on the Roof $&0000000038261000.00000038,261,000 $&0000000009000000.0000009,000,000 United Artists Norman Jewison
1972 The Godfather $&0000000245066411.000000245,066,411 $&0000000006000000.0000006,000,000 Paramount Pictures Francis Ford Coppola
1973 The Exorcist $&0000000402500000.000000402,500,000 $&0000000012000000.00000012,000,000 Warner Bros. William Friedkin
1974 The Godfather Part II $&0000000193000000.000000193,000,000 &Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000 Paramount Pictures Francis Ford Coppola
1975 Jaws $&0000000470600000.000000470,600,000 $&0000000007000000.0000007,000,000 Universal Studios Steven Spielberg
1976 Rocky $&0000000225000000.000000225,000,000 $&0000000001100000.0000001,100,000 United Artists John G. Avildsen
1977 Star Wars $&0000000782400000.000000782,400,000 $&0000000011000000.00000011,000,000 20th Century Fox George Lucas
1978 Grease $&0000000394589888.000000394,589,888 $&0000000006000000.0000006,000,000 Paramount Pictures Randal Kleiser
1979 Kramer vs Kramer $&0000000104986000.000000104,986,000 &Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000 Columbia Pictures Robert Benton
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $&0000000538375067.000000538,375,067 $&0000000033000000.00000033,000,000 20th Century Fox Irvin Kershner
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $&0000000384100000.000000384,100,000 $&0000000020000000.00000020,000,000 Paramount Pictures Steven Spielberg
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $&0000000792910554.000000792,910,554 $&0000000010500000.00000010,500,000 Universal Studios Steven Spielberg
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $&0000000475900000.000000475,900,000 $&0000000032500000.00000032,500,000 20th Century Fox Richard Marquand
1984 Ghostbusters $&0000000434286000.000000434,286,000 $&0000000030000000.00000030,000,000 Columbia Pictures Ivan Reitman
1985 Back to the Future $&0000000350600000.000000350,600,000 $&0000000019000000.00000019,000,000 Universal Studios Robert Zemeckis
1986 Top Gun $&0000000344800000.000000344,800,000 $&0000000015000000.00000015,000,000 Paramount Pictures Tony Scott
1987 Fatal Attraction $&0000000320100000.000000320,100,000 $&0000000014000000.00000014,000,000 Paramount Pictures Adrian Lyne
1988 Rain Man $&0000000412800000.000000412,800,000 $&0000000025000000.00000025,000,000 United Artists Barry Levinson
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $&0000000474171806.000000474,171,806 $&0000000048000000.00000048,000,000 Paramount Pictures Steven Spielberg
1990 Ghost $&0000000505700000.000000505,700,000 $&0000000022000000.00000022,000,000 Paramount Pictures Jerry Zucker
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $&0000000519800000.000000519,800,000 $&0000000102000000.000000102,000,000 TriStar Pictures James Cameron
1992 Aladdin $&0000000504100000.000000504,100,000 $&0000000028000000.00000028,000,000 Walt Disney Pictures
1993 Jurassic Park $&0000000914691118.000000914,691,118 $&0000000095000000.00000095,000,000 Universal Studios Steven Spielberg
1994 The Lion King $&0000000783841776.000000783,841,776 $&0000000045000000.00000045,000,000 Walt Disney Pictures
1995 Toy Story $&0000000365000000.000000365,000,000 $&0000000090000000.00000090,000,000 Walt Disney Pictures John Lasseter
1996 Independence Day $&0000000816969268.000000816,969,268 $&0000000075000000.00000075,000,000 20th Century Fox Roland Emmerich
1997 Titanic $&0000001848813795.0000001,848,813,795 $&0000000200000000.000000200,000,000 Paramount Pictures James Cameron
1998 Armageddon $&0000000553709788.000000553,709,788 $&0000000140000000.000000140,000,000 Touchstone Pictures Michael Bay
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $&0000000924317558.000000924,317,558 $&0000000115000000.000000115,000,000 20th Century Fox George Lucas
2000 Mission: Impossible II $&0000000546388105.000000546,388,105 $&0000000125000000.000000125,000,000 Paramount Pictures John Woo
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone $&0000000974773550.000000974,773,550 $&0000000125000000.000000125,000,000 Warner Bros. Chris Columbus
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $&0000000926287400.000000926,287,400 $&0000000094000000.00000094,000,000 New Line Cinema Peter Jackson
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $&0000001119263306.0000001,119,263,306 $&0000000094000000.00000094,000,000 New Line Cinema Peter Jackson
2004 Shrek 2 $&0000000919838758.000000919,838,758 $&0000000125000000.000000125,000,000 DreamWorks Animation Andrew Adamson
Kelly Asbury
Conrad Vernon
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $&0000000896016159.000000896,016,159 $&0000000150000000.000000150,000,000 Warner Bros. Mike Newell
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $&0000001066179725.0000001,066,179,725 $&0000000225000000.000000225,000,000 Walt Disney Pictures Gore Verbinski
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $&0000000960996492.000000960,996,492 $&0000000300000000.000000300,000,000 Walt Disney Pictures Gore Verbinski
2008 The Dark Knight $&0000001001842429.0000001,001,842,429 $&0000000185000000.000000185,000,000 Warner Bros. Christopher Nolan
2009 Avatar $&0000002640229805.0000002,640,229,805 $&0000000237000000.000000237,000,000 20th Century Fox James Cameron
2010 Alice in Wonderland $&0000000442403614.000000442,403,614 $&0000000200000000.000000200,000,000 Walt Disney Pictures Tim Burton

Highest-grossing film series

Highest-grossing film series (before inflation)[11]
Rank Series Studio(s) Total worldwide
box office
No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film of series
1 Harry Potter Warner Bros. $5,412,410,933 6 $902,068,489 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ($974,733,550)
2 James Bond United Artists (1962–1995),
MGM (1983–present),
Columbia Pictures (2006–2008)
$5,029,014,110 22 $223,381,818 Casino Royale ($594,239,066)
3 Star Wars 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm $4,279,632,749 7 $611,376,107 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ($924,317,558)
4 The Lord of the Rings New Line Cinema $2,915,155,189 3 $972,181,581 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1,119,263,306)
5 Pirates of the Caribbean Walt Disney Pictures $2,681,440,232 3 $893,813,410 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1,066,200,651)
6 Batman Warner Bros. $2,627,539,384 6 $368,448,234 The Dark Knight ($1,001,842,429)
7 Spider-Man Columbia Pictures $2,496,346,518 3 $831,906,025 Spider-Man 3 ($890,449,338)
8 Shrek DreamWorks Animation $2,203,206,138 3 $720,571,552 Shrek 2 ($920,665,658)
9 Indiana Jones Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm $1,978,055,564 4 $570,568,233 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($783,357,249)
10 Ice Age 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky $1,913,334,848 3 $637,778,283 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($878,178,430)
11 Jurassic Park Universal Studios $1,902,110,926 3 $634,036,975 Jurassic Park ($914,691,118)
12 The Matrix Warner Bros. $1,623,967,842 3 $541,322,614 The Matrix Reloaded ($738,599,701)
13 Transformers Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, United International Pictures $1,541,501,603 2 $770,750,802 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($833,229,011)
14 X-Men 20th Century Fox $1,536,473,200 4 $384,118,300 X-Men: The Last Stand ($459,359,555)
15 Star Trek Paramount Pictures $1,449,218,912 11 $131,747,174 Star Trek ($382,318,911)
16 Terminator Orion Pictures, Carolco Pictures, Intermedia, The Halcyon Company $1,402,938,567 4 $350,734,642 Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($519,843,345)
17 Mission: Impossible Paramount Pictures $1,401,934,476 3 $467,131,492 Mission: Impossible II ($546,388,105)
18 The Mummy (1999–2008 series) Universal Studios $1,250,075,319 3 $416,691,773 The Mummy Returns ($433,013,274)
19 The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, often called the Dan Brown saga. Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment $1,242,618,311 2 $621,309,156 The Da Vinci Code ($758,239,851)
20 The Chronicles of Narnia Walden Media with Walt Disney Pictures $1,164,662,885 2 $582,331,343 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ($745,011,272)

Highest worldwide openings

.This list includes those films which have held the record for Worldwide openings.^ "A personal list might include Sunrise , Rear Window , a few films by Fellini and Bresson , and that's about it.
  • GreenCine Daily: October 2007 Archives 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC daily.greencine.com [Source type: General]

^ "Those uninterested in films about spirituality probably won't enjoy it, but it held my attention."
  • GreenCine Daily: October 2007 Archives 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC daily.greencine.com [Source type: General]

^ Movies like 'Titanic', 'The Sixth Sense' or 'Forrest Gump' may only have opened with $25 million or so, but they held onto those numbers.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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List of highest worldwide opening weekends
Rank Title Studio Worldwide opening
(million)
Year
1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. $394.0 2009
2 Spider-Man 3 Columbia Pictures $381.7 2007
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Pictures $344.0 2007
4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $332.7 2007
5 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $303.9 2005
6 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures $272.2 2008
7 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment $258.8 2009
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema $250.0 2003
9 Avatar 20th Century Fox $241.6 2009
10 The Da Vinci Code Columbia Pictures $232.1 2006

Biggest opening day gross (US and Canada)

.This is a list of the highest-grossing movies on opening day (US and Canada), before inflation.^ The five films currently released became the highest grossing film series of all time when not adjusted for inflation, with USD$4.48 billion in worldwide receipts.
  • 227's YouTube "Chili"- Harry Potter! 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the time of the fifth movie release, the Harry Potter series had become the highest grossing film series of all time.

^ In the United States, the revenue from the midnight opening was $12 million and first day revenues overtook Spider-Man 2's record ($40.4 million) for the highest Thursday opening at $44.2 million.
  • 227's YouTube "Chili"- Harry Potter! 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Biggest Opening Day of all time
Rank Movie name Studios Domestic gross (unadjusted) Inflation-adjusted (2010 USD) Year
1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit Entertainment $72,703,754 $73,767,932 2009
2 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $67,165,092 $67,915,540 2008
3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount Pictures $62,016,476 $62,924,223 2009
4 Spider-Man 3 Columbia Pictures $59,841,919 $62,821,000 2007
5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. $58,471,512 $59,327,370 2009
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Walt Disney Pictures $55,830,600 $60,280,396 2006
7 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $50,013,859 $55,726,796 2005
8 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox $45,102,265 $48,696,994 2006
9 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $44,232,338 $46,434,335 2007
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Pictures $42,910,392 $45,046,579 2007

Highest-grossing films (US and Canada)

.This list includes those films which have held the domestic record for highest grossing film released in the United States and Canada, before inflation.^ In the United States, the revenue from the midnight opening was $12 million and first day revenues overtook Spider-Man 2's record ($40.4 million) for the highest Thursday opening at $44.2 million.
  • 227's YouTube "Chili"- Harry Potter! 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "A personal list might include Sunrise , Rear Window , a few films by Fellini and Bresson , and that's about it.
  • GreenCine Daily: October 2007 Archives 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC daily.greencine.com [Source type: General]

^ "Harry Potter 1-5 running time, see Product details, bottom of page" "Harry Potter becomes highest-grossing film franchise", The Guardian (2007-11-11).
  • 227's YouTube "Chili"- Harry Potter! 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC www.hoops227.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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List of highest-grossing films throughout history
Since Movie name # of years held Gross (at time of record)
1915 The Birth of a Nation 6 $9,283,673
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 16 $10,000,000
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2 $66,596,803
1939 Gone with the Wind 34 $189,523,031
1974 The Exorcist 1 $193,000,000
1975 Jaws 2 $260,000,000
1977 Star Wars 6 (non-consecutive) $307,263,857 ($460,998,007)
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 15 $399,804,539
1997 Titanic 12 $600,788,188
2010 Avatar 1 (ongoing) $730,344,000

See also

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  49. ^ "Mamma Mia! (2008)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=mammamia.htm. Retrieved November 7, 2009. 
  50. ^ "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=madagascar2.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 

Further reading

  • Dade Hayes, Jonathan Bing (September 22, 2004isbn=978-1401352004). .Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became a National Obsession.^ But I'll be checking for the box office analysis on hollywood.com today, and I'll let you know how Spider-Man does!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And of course, as widely reported, these movies aren't doing very well at the box office, at least so far.
    • GreenCine Daily: October 2007 Archives 11 September 2009 7:17 UTC daily.greencine.com [Source type: General]

    Miramax. p. 448.
     

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