The movie industry is a massively successful and lucrative business, with some films grossing billions of dollars at the box office. Here are the top 10 grossing movies of all time, based on worldwide box office gross:
Avatar (2009) – $2.8 billion
Titanic (1997) – $2.2 billion
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) – $2.07 billion
Avengers: Endgame (2019) – $2.798 billion
Jurassic World (2015) – $1.6 billion
The Lion King (2019) – $1.6 billion
The Avengers (2012) – $1.5 billion
Frozen II (2019) – $1.450 billion
The Fate of the Furious (2017) – $1.2 billion
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – $2.048 billion
Avatar, directed by James Cameron, is the highest grossing movie of all time, having earned over $2.8 billion at the box office. The film, which was released in 2009, broke several box office records, including becoming the highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing film not directed by James Cameron. It is a science fiction epic that tells the story of a paraplegic marine who is sent to infiltrate the alien world of Pandora and falls in love with a native of the planet.
Titanic, also directed by James Cameron, is the second highest grossing movie of all time, having earned over $2.2 billion at the box office. The 1997 film is a fictionalized account of the real-life sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as the lead characters, Jack and Rose, and was a critical and commercial success, winning 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Cameron.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, is the third highest grossing movie of all time, having earned over $2.07 billion at the box office. The seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens was released in 2015 and set 30 years after the events of the original Star Wars film. The film follows the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron as they attempt to find Luke Skywalker, who has gone into hiding, and stop the evil First Order from destroying the galaxy.
Avengers: Endgame is the fourth highest grossing film of all time. The movie was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, part of the marvel cinematic universe is a direct sequel to the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, in which the villain Thanos succeeds in wiping out half of all life in the universe. Endgame follows the surviving members of the Avengers as they devise a plan to travel back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones and undo Thanos’ actions.
Jurassic World and The Lion King, both released in 2019 , directed by Colin Trevorrow and Jon Favreau respectively stands at fifth and sixth respectively grossing over $1.6 billion worldwide. Jurassic World is a science fiction adventure film and a sequel to the 1993 film Jurassic Park, The Lion King is a live-action re-imagining of the 1994 animated film of the same name. Both movies received positive reviews and were commercially successful.
The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is the seventh highest grossing movie of all time, earning over $1.5 billion at the box office. The 2012 film is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film’s central plot revolves around Loki, Thor’s adopted brother who invades Earth with an alien army, and the Avengers, consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, who must come together to stop him. The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving positive reviews and grossing over $1.5 billion at the box office. It was followed by two sequels, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
Frozen II, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, is the 8th highest grossing film of all time, earning over $1.450 billion. Frozen II is a sequel to the 2013 animated film Frozen, it continue the story of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven in their enchanted land of Arendelle.
The Fate of the Furious, directed by F. Gary Gray, is the ninth highest grossing film of all time, earning over $1.2 billion. The film is the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise and continues to follow the adventures of Dominic Toretto and his family and friends as they engage in high-speed, high-stakes car chases and other criminal activities.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, is the tenth highest grossing film of all time, earning over $2.048 billion. Infinity War is the third film in the Avengers series and brings together characters from various Marvel Cinematic Universe films to confront the villain Thanos, who seeks to destroy half of all life in the universe.
These are the top grossing movies of all time, and are a testament to the enduring popularity and cultural impact of the film industry. These movies resonated with audiences around the world and made a significant impact in box office records, proving the power of a well-crafted and well-marketed movie.