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Top Box Office Hits (Adjusted for Inflation)

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People who added this item 2123  Average listal rating (1221 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 5219  Average listal rating (3512 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 1964  Average listal rating (1207 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 5691  Average listal rating (3758 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 543  Average listal rating (341 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 8255  Average listal rating (5251 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 3911  Average listal rating (2582 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 719  Average listal rating (389 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 3411  Average listal rating (2192 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 2843  Average listal rating (1762 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 2308  Average listal rating (1416 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 4884  Average listal rating (3271 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 1092  Average listal rating (648 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 4525  Average listal rating (3059 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 910  Average listal rating (599 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. The Sting (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $675 million

Actual Gross (1973): $156 million

People who added this item 4523  Average listal rating (3053 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 7004  Average listal rating (4578 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
17. Jurassic Park (1993)
Adjusted Gross: $619 million

Actual Gross (1993): $357 million
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People who added this item 1917  Average listal rating (1143 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 5019  Average listal rating (3378 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 1748  Average listal rating (1041 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 5203  Average listal rating (3286 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 8214  Average listal rating (5216 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 2238  Average listal rating (1391 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 6421  Average listal rating (4283 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 3331  Average listal rating (2090 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 633  Average listal rating (430 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
26. Thunderball (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $537 million

Actual Gross (1965): $63.6 million

People who added this item 6442  Average listal rating (4331 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 2375  Average listal rating (1450 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 2129  Average listal rating (1281 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 5787  Average listal rating (3806 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 4695  Average listal rating (3154 ratings) 7.1  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 1136  Average listal rating (707 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 323  Average listal rating (177 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 7458  Average listal rating (4797 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 4567  Average listal rating (3209 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 6065  Average listal rating (4071 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 2472  Average listal rating (1473 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 463  Average listal rating (250 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
38. Cleopatra (1963)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1963): $57.8 million

People who added this item 1570  Average listal rating (1027 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 1259  Average listal rating (809 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 109  Average listal rating (74 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 836  Average listal rating (473 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 67  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
43. The Robe (1953)
Adjusted Gross: $470 million

Actual Gross (1953): $36 million

People who added this item 7312  Average listal rating (4594 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 281  Average listal rating (183 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 2465  Average listal rating (1512 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 908  Average listal rating (620 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 4509  Average listal rating (3008 ratings) 7.1  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 68  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 7856  Average listal rating (5047 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, 4 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, 6 months ago at Sep 29 17:48
Updated as of September 2009 figures.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months 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: 1 year, 11 months ago at May 6 14:17
Should be updated

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