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Top Box Office Hits (Adjusted for Inflation)

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People who added this item 2348 Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Adjusted Gross: $1,450 million

Actual Gross (1939 + re-releases): $198.7 million
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Adjusted Gross: $1,279 million

Actual Gross (1997 + re-releases): $461 million
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People who added this item 2178 Average listal rating (1311 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Adjusted Gross: $1,022 million

Actual Gross (1965): $158.7 million
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People who added this item 6233 Average listal rating (4077 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Adjusted Gross: $1,018 million

Actual Gross (1982 + re-releases): $435.1 million
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People who added this item 639 Average listal rating (404 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Adjusted Gross: $940 million

Actual Gross (1956): $65.5 million
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People who added this item 8989 Average listal rating (5653 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Titanic (1997)
Adjusted Gross: $921 million

Actual Gross (1997): $600.8 million
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People who added this item 4402 Average listal rating (2879 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Jaws (1975)
Adjusted Gross: $919 million

Actual Gross (1975): $260 million
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People who added this item 812 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Adjusted Gross: $891 million

Actual Gross (1965): $111.7 million
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People who added this item 3855 Average listal rating (2467 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $794 million

Actual Gross (1973 + re-releases): $232.6 million
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People who added this item 3259 Average listal rating (1995 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Adjusted Gross: $782 million

Actual Gross (1937 + re-releases): $184.9 million
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People who added this item 2675 Average listal rating (1602 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Adjusted Gross: $717 million

Actual Gross (1961 + re-releases): $144.9 million
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Adjusted Gross: $705 million

Actual Gross (1980 + re-releases): $290.5 million
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People who added this item 1252 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Ben-Hur (1959)
Adjusted Gross: $703 million

Actual Gross (1959): $74 million
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Adjusted Gross: $665,940,600

Actual Gross (1983 + re-releases): $309,306,177
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People who added this item 1054 Average listal rating (711 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Sting (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $675 million

Actual Gross (1973): $156 million
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Adjusted Gross: $633 million

Actual Gross (1981 + re-releases): $242.4 million
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People who added this item 7688 Average listal rating (4992 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jurassic Park (1993)
Adjusted Gross: $619 million

Actual Gross (1993): $357 million
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People who added this item 2155 Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
The Graduate (1967)
Adjusted Gross: $615 million

Actual Gross (1967 + re-releases): $104.9 million
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Adjusted Gross: $609 million

Actual Gross (1999): $431 million
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People who added this item 2053 Average listal rating (1226 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1940)
Adjusted Gross: $596 million

Actual Gross (1941 + re-releases): $76.4 million
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People who added this item 5841 Average listal rating (3676 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
Adjusted Gross: $567 million

Actual Gross (1972 + re-releases): $135 million
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People who added this item 8982 Average listal rating (5675 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)
Adjusted Gross: $564 million

Actual Gross (1994): $329.7 million
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People who added this item 2497 Average listal rating (1538 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 7189 Average listal rating (4721 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
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 3617 Average listal rating (2258 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Grease (1978)
Adjusted Gross: $552 million

Actual Gross (1978 + re-releases): $188.4 million
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People who added this item 711 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Thunderball (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $537 million

Actual Gross (1965): $63.6 million
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People who added this item 7307 Average listal rating (4839 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
Adjusted Gross: $533.4 million

Actual Gross (2008): $533.4 million
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People who added this item 2752 Average listal rating (1662 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Adjusted Gross: $529 million

Actual Gross (1967 + re-releases): $141.8 million
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People who added this item 2432 Average listal rating (1444 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Adjusted Gross: $522 million

Actual Gross (1959 + re-releases): $51.6 million
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People who added this item 6444 Average listal rating (4198 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Shrek 2 (2004)
Adjusted Gross: $510 million

Actual Gross (2004): $441 million
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People who added this item 5194 Average listal rating (3441 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)
Adjusted Gross: $508 million

Actual Gross (1984 + re-releases): $238.6 million
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Adjusted Gross: $506 million

Actual Gross (1969): $102.3 million
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People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Love Story (1970)
Adjusted Gross: $503 million

Actual Gross (1970): $106.4 million
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People who added this item 8182 Average listal rating (5215 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Spider-Man (2002)
Adjusted Gross: $499 million

Actual Gross (2002): $403.7 million
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People who added this item 4958 Average listal rating (3438 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Adjusted Gross: $497 million

Actual Gross (1996): $306.1 million
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People who added this item 6572 Average listal rating (4348 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Home Alone (1990)
Adjusted Gross: $486 million

Actual Gross (1990): $285.8 million
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People who added this item 2878 Average listal rating (1714 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pinocchio (1940)
Adjusted Gross: $484 million

Actual Gross (1940 + re-releases): $84.3 million
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People who added this item 519 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Cleopatra (1963)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1963): $57.8 million
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People who added this item 1739 Average listal rating (1124 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1984): $234.8 million
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People who added this item 1425 Average listal rating (903 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Goldfinger (1964)
Adjusted Gross: $476 million

Actual Gross (1964): $51.1 million
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Airport (1970)
Adjusted Gross: $475 million

Actual Gross (1970): $100.5 million
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People who added this item 940 Average listal rating (533 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Adjusted Gross: $472 million

Actual Gross (1973): $115 million
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Robe (1953)
Adjusted Gross: $470 million

Actual Gross (1953): $36 million
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Adjusted Gross: $464 million

Actual Gross (2006): $423.3 million
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People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Adjusted Gross: $464 million

Actual Gross (1956): $42 million
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People who added this item 2812 Average listal rating (1696 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bambi (1942)
Adjusted Gross: $457 million

Actual Gross (1942 + re-releases): $102.2 million
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People who added this item 1045 Average listal rating (704 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Adjusted Gross: $454 million
Actual Gross (1974): $119.5 million
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People who added this item 4934 Average listal rating (3272 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Batman (1989)
Adjusted Gross: $452 million

Actual Gross (1989): $251.2 million
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Adjusted Gross: $450 million

Actual Gross (1945): $21.3 million
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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: 8 years, 6 months ago at Dec 4 14:17
Added all Adjusted as well as Actual Gross Box Office figures for these Top 50 hits.
Posted: 7 years, 9 months ago at Sep 29 17:48
Updated as of September 2009 figures.
Posted: 6 years, 11 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: 5 years, 1 month ago at May 6 14:17
Should be updated

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