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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 2161  Average listal rating (1249 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 5307  Average listal rating (3564 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 1996  Average listal rating (1223 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 5762  Average listal rating (3805 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 557  Average listal rating (352 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
5. The Ten Commandments (1956)
Adjusted Gross: $940 million

Actual Gross (1956): $65.5 million

People who added this item 8349  Average listal rating (5305 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 3980  Average listal rating (2620 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 737  Average listal rating (400 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 3486  Average listal rating (2233 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 2900  Average listal rating (1796 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 2352  Average listal rating (1435 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 4962  Average listal rating (3317 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 1112  Average listal rating (660 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 4589  Average listal rating (3103 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 935  Average listal rating (621 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. The Sting (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $675 million

Actual Gross (1973): $156 million

People who added this item 4588  Average listal rating (3091 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 7095  Average listal rating (4630 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 1949  Average listal rating (1177 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 5093  Average listal rating (3425 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 1775  Average listal rating (1064 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 5297  Average listal rating (3337 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 8343  Average listal rating (5278 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 (1424 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 6515  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 3374  Average listal rating (2126 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 632  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 6565  Average listal rating (4385 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 2432  Average listal rating (1481 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 2168  Average listal rating (1299 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 5853  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 4762  Average listal rating (3193 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 1164  Average listal rating (734 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 334  Average listal rating (184 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 7558  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 4628  Average listal rating (3234 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 6137  Average listal rating (4099 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 2516  Average listal rating (1492 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 472  Average listal rating (259 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
38. Cleopatra (1963)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1963): $57.8 million

People who added this item 1605  Average listal rating (1049 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 1279  Average listal rating (826 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 115  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
41. Airport (1970)
Adjusted Gross: $475 million

Actual Gross (1970): $100.5 million

People who added this item 856  Average listal rating (487 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 69  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
43. The Robe (1953)
Adjusted Gross: $470 million

Actual Gross (1953): $36 million

People who added this item 7384  Average listal rating (4631 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 293  Average listal rating (193 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 2502  Average listal rating (1530 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 926  Average listal rating (636 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 4551  Average listal rating (3027 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 71  Average listal rating (45 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 7980  Average listal rating (5098 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, 9 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, 11 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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