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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 2169  Average listal rating (1258 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 5323  Average listal rating (3580 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 2001  Average listal rating (1224 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 5777  Average listal rating (3817 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 560  Average listal rating (355 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 8367  Average listal rating (5320 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 3990  Average listal rating (2634 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 743  Average listal rating (403 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 3492  Average listal rating (2240 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 2913  Average listal rating (1808 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 2358  Average listal rating (1440 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 4974  Average listal rating (3332 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 1113  Average listal rating (662 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 4602  Average listal rating (3117 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 938  Average listal rating (623 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. The Sting (1973)
Adjusted Gross: $675 million

Actual Gross (1973): $156 million

People who added this item 4601  Average listal rating (3107 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 7115  Average listal rating (4648 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 1959  Average listal rating (1184 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 5103  Average listal rating (3434 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 1781  Average listal rating (1068 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 5318  Average listal rating (3358 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 8367  Average listal rating (5309 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 2285  Average listal rating (1429 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 6538  Average listal rating (4345 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 3382  Average listal rating (2134 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 (432 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
26. Thunderball (1965)
Adjusted Gross: $537 million

Actual Gross (1965): $63.6 million

People who added this item 6589  Average listal rating (4410 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 2441  Average listal rating (1488 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 2175  Average listal rating (1303 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 5868  Average listal rating (3850 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 4780  Average listal rating (3202 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 1167  Average listal rating (737 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 337  Average listal rating (185 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 7575  Average listal rating (4859 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 4637  Average listal rating (3243 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 6149  Average listal rating (4109 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 2525  Average listal rating (1500 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 474  Average listal rating (261 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
38. Cleopatra (1963)
Adjusted Gross: $482 million

Actual Gross (1963): $57.8 million

People who added this item 1611  Average listal rating (1052 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 1282  Average listal rating (828 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 116  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 860  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 7402  Average listal rating (4647 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 2508  Average listal rating (1534 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 932  Average listal rating (639 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 4569  Average listal rating (3038 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 (47 ratings) 6.9  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 7997  Average listal rating (5121 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, 2 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, 4 months ago at May 6 14:17
Should be updated

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