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on 15 May 2007 06:33

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Top Box Office Hits (Adjusted for Inflation)

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People who added this item 2154  Average listal rating (1246 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Adjusted Gross: $1,450 million

Actual Gross (1939 + re-releases): $198.7 million

People who added this item 5297  Average listal rating (3559 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Adjusted Gross: $1,279 million

Actual Gross (1997 + re-releases): $461 million
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People who added this item 1992  Average listal rating (1221 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
3. The Sound of Music (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $1,022 million

Actual Gross (1965): $158.7 million
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People who added this item 5756  Average listal rating (3801 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Adjusted Gross: $1,018 million

Actual Gross (1982 + re-releases): $435.1 million
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People who added this item 556  Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
5. The Ten Commandments (1956)
Adjusted Gross: $940 million

Actual Gross (1956): $65.5 million

People who added this item 8346  Average listal rating (5307 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
6. Titanic (1997)
Adjusted Gross: $921 million

Actual Gross (1997): $600.8 million
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People who added this item 3970  Average listal rating (2614 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. Jaws (1975)
Adjusted Gross: $919 million

Actual Gross (1975): $260 million
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People who added this item 735  Average listal rating (398 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $891 million

Actual Gross (1965): $111.7 million
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People who added this item 3478  Average listal rating (2230 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
9. The Exorcist (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $794 million

Actual Gross (1973 + re-releases): $232.6 million
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People who added this item 2899  Average listal rating (1794 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Adjusted Gross: $782 million

Actual Gross (1937 + re-releases): $184.9 million
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People who added this item 2350  Average listal rating (1433 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
Adjusted Gross: $717 million

Actual Gross (1961 + re-releases): $144.9 million
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People who added this item 4952  Average listal rating (3312 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
12. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
Adjusted Gross: $705 million

Actual Gross (1980 + re-releases): $290.5 million
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People who added this item 1108  Average listal rating (658 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
13. Ben-Hur (1959)
Adjusted Gross: $703 million

Actual Gross (1959): $74 million

People who added this item 4581  Average listal rating (3099 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Adjusted Gross: $665,940,600

Actual Gross (1983 + re-releases): $309,306,177
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People who added this item 933  Average listal rating (619 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. The Sting (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $675 million

Actual Gross (1973): $156 million

People who added this item 4582  Average listal rating (3089 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
16. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
Adjusted Gross: $633 million

Actual Gross (1981 + re-releases): $242.4 million
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People who added this item 7082  Average listal rating (4625 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
17. Jurassic Park (1993)
Adjusted Gross: $619 million

Actual Gross (1993): $357 million
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People who added this item 1947  Average listal rating (1173 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
18. The Graduate (1967)
Adjusted Gross: $615 million

Actual Gross (1967 + re-releases): $104.9 million

People who added this item 5086  Average listal rating (3422 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
19. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Adjusted Gross: $609 million

Actual Gross (1999): $431 million
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People who added this item 1771  Average listal rating (1060 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Fantasia (1940)
Adjusted Gross: $596 million

Actual Gross (1941 + re-releases): $76.4 million
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People who added this item 5286  Average listal rating (3334 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
21. The Godfather (1972)
Adjusted Gross: $567 million

Actual Gross (1972 + re-releases): $135 million
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People who added this item 8332  Average listal rating (5273 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.8 
22. Forrest Gump (1994)
Adjusted Gross: $564 million

Actual Gross (1994): $329.7 million
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People who added this item 2280  Average listal rating (1423 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
23. Mary Poppins (1964)
Adjusted Gross: $553,527,300

Actual Gross (1964 + re-releases): $102,272,727
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People who added this item 6511  Average listal rating (4329 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.5 
24. The Lion King (1994)
Adjusted Gross: $546,801,100

Actual Gross (1994 + re-releases): $328,541,776
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People who added this item 3370  Average listal rating (2123 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
25. Grease (1978)
Adjusted Gross: $552 million

Actual Gross (1978 + re-releases): $188.4 million

People who added this item 631  Average listal rating (431 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
26. Thunderball (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $537 million

Actual Gross (1965): $63.6 million

People who added this item 6555  Average listal rating (4381 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
27. The Dark Knight (2008)
Adjusted Gross: $533.4 million

Actual Gross (2008): $533.4 million
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People who added this item 2428  Average listal rating (1478 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. The Jungle Book (1967)
Adjusted Gross: $529 million

Actual Gross (1967 + re-releases): $141.8 million
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People who added this item 2164  Average listal rating (1298 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
29. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Adjusted Gross: $522 million

Actual Gross (1959 + re-releases): $51.6 million
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People who added this item 5850  Average listal rating (3839 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
30. Shrek 2 (2004)
Adjusted Gross: $510 million

Actual Gross (2004): $441 million
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People who added this item 4753  Average listal rating (3187 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Ghostbusters (1984)
Adjusted Gross: $508 million

Actual Gross (1984 + re-releases): $238.6 million
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People who added this item 1157  Average listal rating (729 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
32. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Adjusted Gross: $506 million

Actual Gross (1969): $102.3 million

People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
33. Love Story (1970)
Adjusted Gross: $503 million

Actual Gross (1970): $106.4 million

People who added this item 7551  Average listal rating (4848 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
34. Spider-Man (2002)
Adjusted Gross: $499 million

Actual Gross (2002): $403.7 million
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People who added this item 4620  Average listal rating (3231 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
35. Independence Day (1996)
Adjusted Gross: $497 million

Actual Gross (1996): $306.1 million
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People who added this item 6134  Average listal rating (4098 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
36. Home Alone (1990)
Adjusted Gross: $486 million

Actual Gross (1990): $285.8 million
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People who added this item 2512  Average listal rating (1490 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
37. Pinocchio (1940)
Adjusted Gross: $484 million

Actual Gross (1940 + re-releases): $84.3 million
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People who added this item 471  Average listal rating (257 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
38. Cleopatra (1963)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1963): $57.8 million

People who added this item 1599  Average listal rating (1047 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
39. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1984): $234.8 million
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People who added this item 1276  Average listal rating (823 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
40. Goldfinger (1964)
Adjusted Gross: $476 million

Actual Gross (1964): $51.1 million

People who added this item 114  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
41. Airport (1970)
Adjusted Gross: $475 million

Actual Gross (1970): $100.5 million

People who added this item 854  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
42. American Graffiti (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $472 million

Actual Gross (1973): $115 million

People who added this item 68  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
43. The Robe (1953)
Adjusted Gross: $470 million

Actual Gross (1953): $36 million

People who added this item 7381  Average listal rating (4632 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
44. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Adjusted Gross: $464 million

Actual Gross (2006): $423.3 million
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People who added this item 292  Average listal rating (192 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
45. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Adjusted Gross: $464 million

Actual Gross (1956): $42 million

People who added this item 2500  Average listal rating (1528 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
46. Bambi (1942)
Adjusted Gross: $457 million

Actual Gross (1942 + re-releases): $102.2 million
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People who added this item 923  Average listal rating (634 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
47. Blazing Saddles (1974)
Adjusted Gross: $454 million
Actual Gross (1974): $119.5 million

People who added this item 4545  Average listal rating (3025 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
48. Batman (1989)
Adjusted Gross: $452 million

Actual Gross (1989): $251.2 million
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People who added this item 69  Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
49. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Adjusted Gross: $450 million

Actual Gross (1945): $21.3 million

People who added this item 7967  Average listal rating (5096 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.9 
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
Adjusted Gross: $442 million

Actual Gross (2003): $377 million
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Compiled from BoxOfficeMojo website, this is all-time top 50 box office hits, ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION and with ticket prices taken as constant.

* Adjusted to the estimated 2009 average ticket price of $7.18. Inflation-adjustment is mostly done by multiplying estimated admissions by the latest average ticket price. Where admissions are unavailable, adjustment is based on the average ticket price for when each movie was released (taking in to account re-releases where applicable).

Most pre-1980 pictures achieved their totals through multiple releases, especially Disney animated features which made much of their totals in the past few decades belying their original release dates in terms of adjustment. For example, Snow White has made $118,328,683 of its unadjusted $184,925,486 total since 1983.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Dec 4 14:17
Added all Adjusted as well as Actual Gross Box Office figures for these Top 50 hits.
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Sep 29 17:48
Updated as of September 2009 figures.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jul 8 22:12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_%282009_film%29
New #1, apparently earning about double the current #1.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 6 14:17
Should be updated

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