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Highest Grossing Movies - Inflation Adjusted

Name the highest-grossing movies of all time at the U.S. box office, adjusted for inflation.
Animated films are in (parentheses)
As of November, 2017. Click here for a version not adjusted for inflation
Last updated: August 28, 2018
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Year
Star
Movie
1
1939
Clark Gable
Gone with the Wind
2
1977
Carrie Fisher
Star Wars
3
1965
Julie Andrews
The Sound of Music
4
1982
Drew Barrymore
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
5
1997
Kate Winslet
Titanic
6
1956
Charlton Heston
The Ten Commandments
7
1975
Roy Scheider
Jaws
8
1965
Omar Sharif
Doctor Zhivago
9
1973
Ellen Burstyn
The Exorcist
(10)
1937
Adriana Caselotti
Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs
11
2015
Daisy Ridley
Star Wars:
The Force Awakens
(12)
1961
Betty Lou Gerson
101 Dalmatians
13
1980
Mark Hamill
The Empire Strikes Back
14
1959
Charlton Heston
Ben-Hur
15
2009
Sigourney Weaver
Avatar
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Year
Star
Movie
16
1983
Billy Dee Williams
Return of the Jedi
17
1993
Laura Dern
Jurassic Park
18
1999
Natalie Portman
Star Wars: Episode I
(19)
1994
James Earl Jones
The Lion King
20
1973
Robert Redford
The Sting
21
1981
Harrison Ford
Raiders of the
Lost Ark
22
1967
Dustin Hoffman
The Graduate
23
2015
Chris Pratt
Jurassic World`
(24)
1940
Walt Disney
Fantasia
25
1972
Marlon Brando
The Godfather
26
1994
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
27
1964
Julie Andrews
Mary Poppins
28
1978
John Travolta
Grease
29
2012
Jeremy Renner
The Avengers
30
1965
Sean Connery
Thunderball
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level 23
Oct 3, 2011
I got 22 out 30! AWESOME!
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level 51
Jan 2, 2012
Believe it or not, Wizard of Oz was a complete dud when it opened in theaters.
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level 29
Mar 29, 2014
Not really true. As someone says above, it did not immediately recoup its costs. It was an expensive movie, and most of the audiences were children who do not pay for a full-priced ticket.
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level 15
Apr 4, 2012
WHAT ABOUT HUNGER GAMES??? HARRY POTTER???
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level 20
Aug 8, 2012
First off...let's talk OVERRATED movies, mariofan367...books not bad, but anway. I knew all of these except dr zhivago, the exorcist and ben-hur ...very disappointed in myself.
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level 70
Aug 23, 2012
93rd and 68th respectively
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level 19
Nov 8, 2012
Adjusted for inflation, The Dark Knight made more than Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 1 or 2? Wow
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level 40
Dec 25, 2012
Thunderball was the best selling Bond film at the box office? That was terrible. Surprised the original King Kong didn't make the list. Or Wizard of Oz.
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level 75
Mar 10, 2013
I'm not really a Bond fan myself, but amongst a couple of my friends who love Bond I know at least one regards Thunderball as the best.
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level 82
Mar 28, 2014
As an avid Bond fan, Thunderball's in my top 3.
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level 77
May 20, 2016
Second best Bond with Connery after From Russia with Love, imo.
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level 35
Oct 24, 2016
I'm a huge Bond fan. Although I absolutely love Claudine Auger as Domino, I personally find Thunderball a little slow because of all the underwater scenes. That being said, Bond mania was at its peak when it came out. It sold a crazy amount of tickets. I knew when I clicked on this quiz that it would probably be on here.
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level 81
Oct 22, 2017
The reason "Thunderball" did so well at the box office has nothing to do with its quality relative to the other Bond films. It was mainly a function of the inflation adjustment, as were the other 3 films on this list from 1964 and 1965. To get a sense of how big a factor this played, compare "Thunderball" (total gross $63.6M in 1965) to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (total gross $102M in 1969). "Butch Cassidy" made nearly twice as much only 4 years later and still sits 6 slots lower on the inflation-adjusted list.
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level 81
Oct 22, 2017
And IMO the Connery Bond movies rank as follows: 1. From Russia with Love, 2. Dr. No, 3. Goldfinger, 4. Thunderball, 5. Diamonds Are Forever. BTW, rewatching these older ones today is a really eye-opening experience. The number of times Bond smacks around, forces himself upon, or creates a meat shield out of the women unfortunate enough to be in the same room with him is quite amazing. Pretty much NONE of these activities would be palatable in a movie produced in the 21st century. Viewed through 2017 eyes, it would come off as misogynist at best, rapey or abusive to most - and yet the Connery Bond is still remembered as suave and debonair.
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level 69
Mar 28, 2014
Always thought Fantasia was a bomb at the box office.
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level 61
May 13, 2018
Fantasia did not do well when it debuted, but it was rereleased many times well into the 1960s and 70s. It came around here about once every seven years, and I went to see it every time.
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level 29
Mar 29, 2014
Could you add the source for your statistics?
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level 75
Mar 29, 2014
BoxOfficeMojo
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level 56
Apr 6, 2014
Hey everyone! Take my greatest film performances quiz! http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/66970/100-greatest-film-performances-of-all-time
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level 3
Nov 17, 2014
Fantasia was 1940 not 1941
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level ∞
Jan 29, 2016
Fixed
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level 75
Mar 14, 2015
Enjoyed this one. Nice to see some oldies there.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2016
Quick gripe...if "star wars" works for all of the star wars movies, and if "Indiana jones" works for Raiders of the Lost Ark, why doesn't "James Bond" work for Thunderball?
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level ∞
Feb 10, 2016
James Bond will work now
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level 43
Feb 12, 2016
Wow, the Top 13 really are bigger than Ben Hur!
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level 48
Mar 23, 2016
I was sure the Jeremy Renner 2012 film was the Bourne Legacy....
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level 43
May 9, 2016
The 80 Best-Directed Films According to the Directors Guild of America : http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/71167/the-80-best-directed-films-directors-guild-of-america
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level 14
Jul 25, 2017
Hawkeye is noted as a star. My dreams have come true.
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level 14
Jul 25, 2017
I'm surprised The Hunt For Red October or any of its "sequels" aren't on here.
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level 75
Aug 13, 2017
nah. not even close
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level 28
Jul 25, 2017
I did much better on this (3 short) than the other. Being an old movie fan is showing. But this has a lot more good movies, you could look at compared rotten tomatoes or metascore and I'm sure this would be way higher. Not that there aren't great movies these days, but they're not the ones that get the most money. I mean, really, the first Avengers was ok, but the second was not a good movie, yet it made an obscene amount of money. Oh well.
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level 61
Apr 11, 2018
Black Panther is now on this list
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level 75
Jul 17, 2018
Just barely, but yes.
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level 16
May 13, 2018
I missed Titanic and Jurassic park (and loads of others but i should have got them!)