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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 2179  Average listal rating (1267 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 5339  Average listal rating (3611 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 2008  Average listal rating (1238 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 5793  Average listal rating (3851 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 559  Average listal rating (358 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 8389  Average listal rating (5357 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 4007  Average listal rating (2664 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 742  Average listal rating (407 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 3506  Average listal rating (2263 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 2921  Average listal rating (1819 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 2365  Average listal rating (1451 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 4990  Average listal rating (3355 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 1118  Average listal rating (668 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
13. Ben-Hur (1959)
Adjusted Gross: $703 million

Actual Gross (1959): $74 million

People who added this item 4614  Average listal rating (3135 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 940  Average listal rating (631 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. The Sting (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $675 million

Actual Gross (1973): $156 million

People who added this item 4609  Average listal rating (3129 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 7134  Average listal rating (4699 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 1963  Average listal rating (1204 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 5117  Average listal rating (3454 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 1785  Average listal rating (1075 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 5329  Average listal rating (3386 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 8387  Average listal rating (5337 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 2291  Average listal rating (1444 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 6557  Average listal rating (4374 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 3389  Average listal rating (2154 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 636  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
26. Thunderball (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $537 million

Actual Gross (1965): $63.6 million

People who added this item 6611  Average listal rating (4448 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 2449  Average listal rating (1503 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 2181  Average listal rating (1315 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 5887  Average listal rating (3875 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 4796  Average listal rating (3240 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 1166  Average listal rating (742 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 341  Average listal rating (191 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 7594  Average listal rating (4889 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 4649  Average listal rating (3261 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 6162  Average listal rating (4128 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 2536  Average listal rating (1518 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
37. Pinocchio (1940)
Adjusted Gross: $484 million

Actual Gross (1940 + re-releases): $84.3 million
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People who added this item 473  Average listal rating (269 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
38. Cleopatra (1963)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1963): $57.8 million

People who added this item 1619  Average listal rating (1063 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 1283  Average listal rating (840 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 119  Average listal rating (82 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 861  Average listal rating (494 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 7423  Average listal rating (4672 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 291  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 2514  Average listal rating (1547 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 936  Average listal rating (645 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 4581  Average listal rating (3061 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 73  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7  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 8020  Average listal rating (5160 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: 6 years ago at Dec 4 14:17
Added all Adjusted as well as Actual Gross Box Office figures for these Top 50 hits.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Sep 29 17:48
Updated as of September 2009 figures.
Posted: 4 years, 5 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: 2 years, 7 months ago at May 6 14:17
Should be updated

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