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Highest Grossing Movies

Name the movies that have grossed at least 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
Note: Due to a proliferation of sequels, you just have to guess the series, not the individual movie
Worldwide gross as of July 28, 2019
Our original quiz is adjusted for inflation. This is not
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First submittedDecember 22, 2012
Last updatedJuly 29, 2019
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Year
Bil $
Movie
2019
2.79
Avengers: Endgame
2009
2.79
Avatar
1997
2.19
Titanic
2015
2.07
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2018
2.05
Avengers: Infinity War
2015
1.67
Jurassic World
2012
1.52
The Avengers
2015
1.52
Furious 7
2015
1.41
Avengers: Age of Ultron
2018
1.35
Black Panther
2011
1.34
Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows Part 2
2018
1.33
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2018
1.31
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
2013
1.28
Frozen
2017
1.26
Beauty and the Beast
2018
1.24
Incredibles 2
2017
1.24
The Fate of the Furious
2013
1.21
Iron Man 3
2015
1.16
Minions
2016
1.15
Captain America: Civil War
2018
1.15
Aquaman
Year
Bil $
Movie
2019
1.13
Captain Marvel
2011
1.12
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2003
1.12
The Lord of the Rings: The
Return of the King
2012
1.11
Skyfall
2014
1.11
Transformers: Age of Extinction
2012
1.08
The Dark Knight Rises
2010
1.07
Toy Story 3
2006
1.07
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2016
1.06
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2011
1.05
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2019
1.04
Spider-Man: Far from Home
2017
1.03
Despicable Me 3
1993
1.03
Jurassic Park
2016
1.03
Finding Dory
1999
1.03
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
2010
1.03
Alice in Wonderland
2016
1.02
Zootopia
2012
1.02
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2019
1.01
Aladdin
2008
1.00
The Dark Knight
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level 34
Dec 31, 2012
no hunger games???
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level 76
Dec 31, 2012
Hunger Games is currently ranked 56th all-time worldwide, and this list stops at the top 30. It's worth noting that all but one of the top 55 earned a larger percentage of their gross overseas than Hunger Games did, suggesting that overseas audiences have slightly better taste (though of course that theory is blown out of the water by the fact that Bayformers 3 made almost 70% of its cash overseas). Anyway, this difference accounts for the fact that HG is ranked so low in international BO compared to domestic BO (where it is 13th all time). If we were only looking at domestic box office it would have made it on the list, along with Star Wars, E.T., Forrest Gump, and the Passion of the Christ. (among others)
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level 39
Jan 1, 2013
Are you saying Hunger Games was awful?
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level 76
Dec 31, 2013
Well, it wasn't good. Better than Twilight, I'll give it that. I think if anything the very lop-sided domestic vs. international gross of The Hunger Games shows that it owes most of its success to the fact that it was a very popular series of young adult novels in the USA. Overseas the books were not so popular and the film, on its own merits, is just not very good.
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level 79
Oct 1, 2017
In my opinion, the first two Hunger Games were pretty good, but the last two were kind of dumb. Especially considering it was an unnecessary two-parter.
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level 70
Nov 25, 2018
Are you suggesting anything on the list is good? Aside from cartoons aimed at kids, which are okay, it's fantasy crap aimed at kids.
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level 76
Mar 13, 2019
Sure. All the Pixar movies here were great. The Disney stuff is okay though I don't care for their live action remakes personally. The MCU movies are good, though Black Panther was ridiculously overrated and Iron Man 3 was one of their worst. The Nolan Batman movies are great. The original Jurassic Park was great. Skyfall was okay. Titanic and Avatar both, deservedly, got nominated for Best Picture of the year. So... yeah... lots of good stuff here.
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level 48
Aug 24, 2019
the last film of hunger games was a bust
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level 76
Aug 26, 2019
I didn't see that one. Also skipped the last Harry Potter.
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level 60
Jan 3, 2013
The sequel is not out yet!
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level 50
Dec 31, 2013
Shocked me too.
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level 76
Dec 31, 2013
After the update, forgot Alice and Wonderland, and had no idea Despicable Me 2 had made that much money, so missed both of those.
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level 65
Jan 3, 2014
I was really surprised that Despicable Me 2 was on here. The first one was outstanding, with a great story line, characters, character development and plot, but 2 I felt didn't elevate any of the characters, had a pretty bad plot/villain, and the girls that Gru adopted did hardly anything in the entire movie. Definitely not anything as good as "IT'S SO FLUFFEH!!!" in Despicable Me 2.
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level 76
Jan 8, 2014
CG animated sequels tend to make lots of money which is why they keep making Shreks and Ice Ages and Madagascars even though they're terrible. I guess kids will sit through anything with bright colors and recognizable characters in it.
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level 14
Jul 25, 2017
Pretty sure that line was in the first one @Kvkq
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level 43
Aug 20, 2015
Really boring list as you would expect, so I'm not exactly hanging out for an update- but I would be interested to know where "Frozen" sits.
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level 61
Feb 4, 2016
Force Awakens still hasn't beat out Avatar?? I think I need to go see it again then.
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level 76
Feb 4, 2016
It hasn't and never will. Not a chance.
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level 14
Jul 25, 2017
Boy, have I got news for you. TFA beat out titanic and avatar for the title of highest grossing movie of all time.
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level 76
Aug 13, 2017
No it didn't.
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level 57
May 9, 2019
How about Endgame? It beat Titanic, and is hot on the heels of Avatar... :)
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level 76
Feb 4, 2016
It's doubtful it will even catch Titanic.
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level 45
Aug 14, 2018
it may have beaten avatar and titanic in US but this is WORLDWIDE
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level 79
Feb 4, 2016
Unless it manages to earn $800,000,000 for the next couple months, I don't see it coming.
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level 79
Feb 4, 2016
OK, someone has to say it. Avatar is a terrible movie.
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level 55
Feb 8, 2016
While I would never call it "terrible," I do think it was pretty unoriginal. Visually impressive, though!
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level 34
Jun 3, 2016
It wasn't terrible. It wasn't great either. Bayformers are a terrible movies. The Third POTC was a terrible movie. Avatar was just... meh
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level 76
Jan 30, 2017
Nobody has to say it. I will anyway. Avatar was a great movie.
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level 79
Oct 1, 2017
Why don't I just go ahead and say it for everyone.

Avatar, Titanic, The Force Awakens, The Avengers, Frozen, Return of the King, Skyfall, Toy Story 3, Jurassic Park, Zootopia, and The Dark Knight are all really good movies. Jurassic World, Age of Ultron, Harry Potter, Iron Man 3, Civil War, The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One, Finding Dory, and The Hobbit are pretty good for the most part, but not really that spectacular. Everything else is pretty much crap.
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level 44
May 10, 2018
hahahaah thx love people like that
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level 70
Oct 1, 2017
Dumb story, impressive use of CGI. And, for a movie to pull in that kind of gross during the single largest economic recession we are likely to experience in our lifetimes, its box office take is even more impressive.
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level 76
Oct 12, 2018
The story was fine. Yes, it's similar to Dances with Wolves or John Carter or Lawrence of Arabia or The Last Samurai (which came 10 years after Cameron first wrote the story); that makes it not entirely original it doesn't make it dumb. Good stories are often retold many different times in many different ways. But mostly the movie was a transportive event. That's why people kept going to see it a dozen times and why it made so much money. Same as Titanic. (and, also, that it wasn't offensively stupid or entirely vapid like a Bayformers movie and thus hard to watch more than once). Cameron is a master at doing what he does.
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level 48
Aug 24, 2019
I agree, I think it got really high on gross because it was the first movie to feature 3D
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level 76
Aug 27, 2019
It wasn't
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level 38
Feb 4, 2016
Do you mean, "The highest grossing movie of all-time"? or "all times"?
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level 75
Feb 5, 2016
Alice in Wonderland???
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level 52
Feb 6, 2016
Now that WAS a terrible film.
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level 79
Oct 1, 2017
The sequel was worse.
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level 70
Nov 25, 2018
The adult classic?
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level 44
Feb 7, 2016
If this quiz was adjusted for inflation, then Gone with the Wind would be number 1.
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level 55
Feb 8, 2016
It has had quite a long time to inflate.
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level 70
Oct 8, 2017
Long time to inflate doesn't make sense. I think you may have meant a long time to re-release in the theatre -- which it has some. However, there were about 100 billion fewer people in the United States when it was released and none of the subsequent releases would have had the same number of attendees. In other words, GWTW was a truly epic film that relied on story and acting and blows out of the water the CGI garbage pumped out now days.
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level 83
Feb 10, 2016
Almost didn't guess Iron man, as I'd already guessed the Avengers, and both Return of the King and the 2 Hobbit movies were filled in with the guess of lotr...
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level 37
Feb 29, 2016
The only reason avatar is still no.1 is because it was the first ever film to be shown in 3D so most people just went for the experience, not the film. Had avatar been released slightly earlier it would struggle to make this list
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level 76
Jan 30, 2017
There are four statements in this comment. One is true, one is half true, and two are false.
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level 60
Oct 1, 2017
But Avatar was the first released in 3D *because* of the way it was made. James Cameron spent 10 years developing those special cameras. The technology was indeed a large part of the draw, but it's not like Avatar was lucky or was randomly chosen to be the first 3D movie. Its whole process, from its inception over a decade before its release, was designed around its unique visual presentation.
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level 75
Oct 4, 2017
And yet he lost the Oscar for Best Director that year to his ex-wife who won it for The Hurt Locker. (Deservedly so, IMO.)
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level 70
Nov 25, 2018
Obviously no one remembers The Creature From the Black Lagoon.
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level 71
Jun 1, 2016
Say what you will but Cameron's movies make bank.
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level 76
Jan 30, 2017
He knows how to weave a compelling story, even one with a derivative plot. He knows how to take characters you've never met before and make you care about them. He knows how to tie their character arcs up in the drama on screen. He knows how to handle FX, better than anyone. He knows how to both adapt classic storytelling tropes and push the envelope at the same time. He knows how to direct an action sequence (something Bay has never been able to do, and they say that's his strength). He's a competent writer and an excellent editor. All around great filmmaker. Also, he's king of the world.
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level 51
Feb 9, 2017
If you take ticket sales by their inflation rates the list goes like this: 1. Gone With the Wind 2. Star Wars 3. The Sound of Music 4. E.T. 5. Titanic 6. Ten Commandments 7. Jaws 8. Doctor Zhivago 9. The Exorcist 10. Snow White Avatar isn't until 15 .. which is funny because 101 Dalmatians beats it by 3 spots. Woah, 3 SPOTS..DALMATIANS (that was completely accidental btw)
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level 79
Mar 26, 2018
Agreed that I wish they would report more honestly about pure ticket sales numbers and not dollars. Comparing eras is difficult because going to the theater was a bigger event decades ago and not as many competing entertainment options, but still would make it more interesting.
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level 14
Jul 25, 2017
Apparently Hawkeye and Loki lose out to a group of ppl who don't know how to create paddock doors that close faster.... Sad.....
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level 51
Jul 25, 2017
Inflation is everything. To put into perspective: 101 Dalmatians beats out Avatar.
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level 39
Oct 21, 2017
Audiences have an awful taste in movies. Not even one single great film among those
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level 79
Mar 26, 2018
Wow, love the smugness. I happen to think that The Return of the King and Dark Knight were both great movies from this list, but maybe it's better that I look down on anyone who decides not to agree?
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level 38
Jun 3, 2018
Almost each of those movies are great, how can you not enjoy at least one of em?
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level 48
Aug 18, 2018
The Dark Knight, Return of The King and Jurassic Park are all sensational films. Sure you have your garbage like Bayformers, Alice in Wonderland, Minions and the later Pirates movies but to say that there isn't a single great film on this list is pretty questionable, even from an indie-lover like myself.
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level 69
Nov 19, 2018
But how can you be smug and feel superior to other people if you admit that?
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level 76
Oct 12, 2018
11 great movies by my count, and several others that were at least enjoyable. But a lot of garbage, too.
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level 38
Jun 3, 2018
Infinity war is at nearly 2 billion right now, The quiz may have to be updated.
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level 71
Nov 15, 2018
It'll be interesting to see how the second one (name still a secret as of this writing!) fares on this list, especially given that Deathly Hallows Part 2 kicked its predecessor's butt. I'm guessing that if a two-parter has great ratings and ticket sales plus a compelling cliffhanger, it's got itself set up pretty well. I doubt the Russo brothers are likely to screw it up. (Yeah, I'm a Marvel fangirl. SO SHOOT ME.)
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level 76
Mar 13, 2019
I think having the extremely underwhelming Captain Marvel sandwiched between the two parts is going to hurt them... but it will still easily make a billion dollars, if not catch Infinity War.
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level 76
Mar 13, 2019
I must admit I'm happy the only one I missed on this iteration of the quiz was frickin' Bayformers. Hopefully I will forget those things ever existed soon.
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level 38
Mar 13, 2019
Of all of these, I've seen three: "The Dark Knight", "Titanic" and "Jurassic Park." - (Might have seen "Skyfall", but I keep getting it confused with "Spectre"). None of the others held the slightest interest for me. Movies today are either a rehashing of old plots or have so much technological wizardry as to make the movie's plot meaningless.
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level 40
May 7, 2019
What about Captain Marvel and Avengers Endgame?
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level 79
Jul 19, 2019
At the time of this comment, Endgame is about $4 million away from surpassing Avatar. I guess once it officially finishes its theatrical run that’s when they’ll update it.
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level 79
Aug 26, 2019
So I think it was right after I left this comment when the news broke that Endgame passed Avatar. Either the source I looked at was slightly outdated or it managed to make $4 million in less than a couple hours.
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level 58
Jul 29, 2019
When 90% of the list is from the 2010s.....
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level 48
Aug 22, 2019
Inflation my dear daffy
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level 76
Aug 16, 2019
Man you guys are good at this. I only missed Zootopia after the update but that's still worth only 4 points.
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level 70
Aug 22, 2019
My unimportant two cents: 1 great movie (The Dark Knight), 7 clearly above average (LOTR, Skyfall, Frozen, Jurassic Park, Toy Story 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Titanic), Jurassic World and the Transformers stuff are garbage. The rest I haven't seen or it was uninteresting. Avatar has bland characters, forgettable dialogue, rather unexciting action sequences coming from the director of Aliens and T2, and while its use of 3D is inventive, it doesn't really have a lasting effect after the "wow" we all had the first time.
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level 60
Aug 22, 2019
I think they're releasing something like three separate Avatar sequels in the next few years. Very curious to see how those movies do because it's been ten years since that movie came out and I don't know anyone who felt the need to see it a second time. I really don't think anyone is clamoring for a sequel, and certainly not for three of them.
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level 76
Aug 23, 2019
3 sequels might be overkill, but just because you don't know anyone who didn't want to see it a 2nd time obviously means nothing. Tons of people went to see it a 2nd time. And a 3rd time. And a 4th time. and a 5th time. That's how it climbed to almost 3 billion dollars worldwide. You can't do that on the strength of hype or a big opening weekend or even 3D IMAX premiums. I don't get why people are in such strong denial about how successful and well-liked this movie was. It smashed box office records, played in theaters forever, and got nominated for Best Picture. Honestly what's the deal?