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Most Successful Movies of... All Time

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People who added this item 4465  Average listal rating (3042 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
1. Avatar (2009)
Worldwide Gross: 2,782,275,172 $


Director: James Cameron
Country: &
Release: December 18th 2009
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People who added this item 8246  Average listal rating (5251 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
2. Titanic (1997)
Worldwide Gross: 2,186,772,302 $


Director: James Cameron
Country:
Release: December 19th 1997
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People who added this item 2553  Average listal rating (1659 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. The Avengers (2012)
Worldwide Gross: 1,518,594,910 $


Director: Joss Whedon
Country:
Release: May 4th 2012

People who added this item 2767  Average listal rating (1643 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Worldwide Gross: 1,341,511,219 $


Director: David Yates
Country: &
Release: July 15th 2011

People who added this item 1254  Average listal rating (692 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Worldwide Gross: 1,215,439,994 $


Director: Shane Black
Country: &
Release: May 3rd 2013

People who added this item 1198  Average listal rating (728 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
6. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Worldwide Gross: 1,123,794,079 $


Director: Michael Bay
Country:
Release: June 29th 2011

People who added this item 7852  Average listal rating (5047 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.9 
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
Worldwide Gross: 1,119,929,521 $


Director: Peter Jackson
Country: &
Release: December 17th 2003
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People who added this item 1427  Average listal rating (970 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. Skyfall (2012)
Worldwide Gross: 1,108,058,404 $


Director: Sam Mendes
Country: &
Release: November 9th 2012
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People who added this item 2636  Average listal rating (1596 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Worldwide Gross: 1,084,439,099 $


Director: Christopher Nolan
Country: &
Release: July 20th 2012
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People who added this item 7305  Average listal rating (4594 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Worldwide Gross: 1,066,179,725 $


Director: Gore Verbinski
Country:
Release: July 7th 2006
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People who added this item 2848  Average listal rating (1846 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
11. Toy Story 3 (2010)
Worldwide Gross: 1,063,171,911 $


Director: Lee Unkrich
Country:
Release: June 18th 2010

People who added this item 1995  Average listal rating (1121 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
12. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Worldwide Gross: 1,045,713,802 $


Director: Rob Marshall
Country:
Release: May 20th 2011

People who added this item 6998  Average listal rating (4578 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
13. Jurassic Park (1993)
Worldwide Gross: 1,029,153,882 $


Director: Steven Spielberg
Country:
Release: June 11th 1993
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People who added this item 5017  Average listal rating (3378 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
14. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Worldwide Gross: 1,027,044,677 $


Director: George Lucas
Country:
Release: May 19th 1999
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People who added this item 3957  Average listal rating (2480 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
15. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Worldwide Gross: 1,025,467,110 $


Director: Tim Burton
Country:
Release: March 5th 2010
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People who added this item 2117  Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
16. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Worldwide Gross: 1,017,003,568 $


Director: Peter Jackson
Country: &
Release: December 14th 2012
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People who added this item 664  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
17. Frozen (2013)
Worldwide Gross: 1,009,394,668 $


Director: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Country:
Release: November 22rd 2013

People who added this item 6432  Average listal rating (4331 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
18. The Dark Knight (2008)
Worldwide Gross: 1,004,558,444 $


Director: Christopher Nolan
Country: &
Release: July 18th 2008
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People who added this item 6411  Average listal rating (4283 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.5 
19. The Lion King (1994)
Worldwide Gross: 987,483,777 $


Director: Rob Minkoff & Roger Allers
Country:
Release: June 15th 1994
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People who added this item 5882  Average listal rating (3885 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Worldwide Gross: 974,755,371 $


Director: Chris Columbus
Country: &
Release: November 16th 2001
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People who added this item 653  Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
21. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Worldwide Gross: 970,761,885 $


Director: Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
Country:
Release: July 3rd 2013

People who added this item 5205  Average listal rating (3318 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
22. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Worldwide Gross: 963,420,425 $


Director: Gore Verbinski
Country:
Release: May 25th 2007
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People who added this item 2844  Average listal rating (1749 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Worldwide Gross: 960,283,305 $


Director: David Yates
Country: &
Release: November 19th 2010

People who added this item 4713  Average listal rating (2979 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
24. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Worldwide Gross: 939,885,929 $


Director: David Yates
Country: &
Release: July 11th 2007

People who added this item 1185  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Worldwide Gross: 937,397,516 $


Director: Peter Jackson
Country: &
Release: December 13th 2013

People who added this item 7231  Average listal rating (4715 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
26. Finding Nemo (2003)
Worldwide Gross: 936,743,261 $


Director: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
Country: &
Release: May 30th 2003
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People who added this item 3503  Average listal rating (2113 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
27. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Worldwide Gross: 934,416,487 $


Director: David Yates
Country: &
Release: July 15th 2009

People who added this item 8003  Average listal rating (5087 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.8 
28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Worldwide Gross: 926,047,111 $


Director: Peter Jackson
Country: &
Release: December 18th 2002
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People who added this item 5779  Average listal rating (3806 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
29. Shrek 2 (2004)
Worldwide Gross: 919,838,758 $


Director: Andrew Adamson
Country:
Release: May 19th 2004

People who added this item 5770  Average listal rating (3784 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
30. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Worldwide Gross: 896,911,078 $


Director: Mike Newell
Country: &
Release: November 18th 2005

People who added this item 4571  Average listal rating (2859 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
31. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Worldwide Gross: 890,871,626 $


Director: Sam Raimi
Country:
Release: May 4th 2007

People who added this item 1564  Average listal rating (946 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
32. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Worldwide Gross: 886,686,817 $


Director: Carlos Saldanha & Mike Thurmeier
Country:
Release: July 1st 2009
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People who added this item 5592  Average listal rating (3699 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
33. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Worldwide Gross: 878,979,634 $


Director: Chris Columbus
Country: , &
Release: November 15th 2002
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People who added this item 609  Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
34. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (2012)
Worldwide Gross: 877,244,782 $


Director: Mike Thurmeier & Steve Martino
Country:
Release: July 13th 2012

People who added this item 8721  Average listal rating (5440 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.9 
35. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the... (2001)
Worldwide Gross: 871,530,324 $


Director: Peter Jackson
Country: &
Release: December 19th 2001
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People who added this item 924  Average listal rating (488 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
36. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Worldwide Gross: 863,985,876 $


Director: Francis Lawrence
Country:
Release: November 22nd 2013

People who added this item 4621  Average listal rating (3085 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
37. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Worldwide Gross: 848,754,768 $


Director: George Lucas
Country:
Release: May 19th 2005
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People who added this item 2076  Average listal rating (1337 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
38. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Worldwide Gross: 836,303,693 $


Director: Michael Bay
Country:
Release: June 24th 2009

People who added this item 770  Average listal rating (426 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.6 
39. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Worldwide Gross: 829,685,377 $


Director: Bill Condon
Country:
Release: November 16th 2012

People who added this item 4966  Average listal rating (3305 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.8 
40. Inception (2010)
Worldwide Gross: 825,532,764 $


Director: Christopher Nolan
Country:
Release: July 16th 2010
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People who added this item 7448  Average listal rating (4797 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
41. Spider-Man (2002)
Worldwide Gross: 821,708,551 $

Director: Sam Raimi
Country:
Release: May 3rd 2002
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People who added this item 4565  Average listal rating (3209 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
42. Independence Day (1996)
Worldwide Gross: 817,400,891 $

Director: Roland Emmerich
Country:
Release: July 3rd 1996
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People who added this item 3054  Average listal rating (1829 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
43. Shrek the Third (2007)
Worldwide Gross: 798,958,162 $

Director: Raman Hui & Chris Miller
Country:
Release: May 18th 2007

People who added this item 5707  Average listal rating (3817 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
44. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Worldwide Gross: 796,688,549 $

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Country: &
Release: June 4th 2004

People who added this item 5681  Average listal rating (3758 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
45. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Worldwide Gross: 792,910,554 $

Director: Steven Spielberg
Country:
Release: June 11th 1982
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People who added this item 533  Average listal rating (302 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
46. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Worldwide Gross: 788,679,850 $

Director: Justin Lin
Country:
Release: May 24th 2013

People who added this item 2902  Average listal rating (1827 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
47. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal... (2008)
Worldwide Gross: 786,636,033 $

Director: Steven Spielberg
Country:
Release: May 22nd 2008

People who added this item 6128  Average listal rating (4057 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
48. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Worldwide Gross: 783,766,341 $

Director: Sam Raimi
Country:
Release: July 30th 2004

People who added this item 5217  Average listal rating (3512 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
49. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Worldwide Gross: 775,398,007 $

Director: George Lucas
Country:
Release: May 25th 1977
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People who added this item 2071  Average listal rating (1357 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
50. 2012 (2009)
Worldwide Gross: 769,679,473 $

Director: Roland Emmerich
Country:
Release: November 13th 2009



The movies with the biggest gross (not adapted to inflation), as seen at Box Office Mojo

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Latest list update: February 25th 2013

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Comments

Posted: 6 years ago at Mar 24 8:02
what criteria is this? your own personal most successful? from a list? from top box office sales?
Posted: 6 years ago at Apr 17 13:52
It's the box office sales worldwide. my source is www.boxofficemojo.com - look there to see the full (and up-to-date) list! :-)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 4 13:55
You should convert the dollars to the same standard. 1$ back in the 70's was worth a lot more than 1$ now. Convert the revenue into 2009 dollars.
That's why gone with the wind is always at the top of those lists. :D
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 6 6:33
Hello Steerpike,
I agree that with some points - This list doesn't say anything about how many people watched the movies in cinema or how much the revenue of the movies was worth at the time.

But on the other hand - how can I convert the gross? I need the mean ticket prices for each year. Then I need to calculate the gross for every single movie. The question is: is it worth it? It is a lot of work.

And what about the movies that are not on this list? There are a lot of movies that would be in this list if I would convert the grosses. For example Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Its converted gross would be 782,620,000 $, but it is not in this list because its "real" gross was only 184,925,486 $. And there are many others like this. So I would not be able to create a complete list.

I hope you can understand my problems...
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 26 12:26
Wow. It wasn't until #49 until the list hit a movie that I would watch again and until #74 that the list hit a movie I'd call "really good". Me and popularity don't seem to mix.

It's interesting to have the list for reference.
Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 3 15:36
amazing.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Aug 4 23:43
seen 227 of these. when is this list gonna be updated?
Edit: 3 years, 8 months ago
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 11 13:42
i hate most of them xD
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jun 25 15:08
No Canada..lol :P
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 15:54
i didn't like avatar
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Nov 16 10:43
lord of the rings all the way!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at May 20 17:47
Update it
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jun 7 20:18
Now Avengers is in third place
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jun 30 16:02
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jul 1 11:23
I'm kind of busy right now. I added avengers and will update the whole list in a month or so... Please be patient.
Posted: 1 year ago at Mar 31 20:13
that can't be true. Just because they earned a lot of money, doesn't mean they will be remembered for ever. here in austria nobody was impressed about skyfall and the hobbit
Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Jun 7 5:52
awesome
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Jun 26 23:34
great list!!!
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Feb 18 16:44
Transformer : The Dark Of The Moon is one of the most forgettable movie on this list and that means a bunch of honest worker have been robbed again by Micheal Bay and his gang. great work : )

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