Films are cultural entities which represent a particular country’s culture through its entertaining colorful moving pictures on the big screen. The representation of various cultural entities, future possibilities in a form of entertainment and also dispensing knowledge for the society’s welfare are the sole purpose of films.
Films earn money via various channels eg. digital streaming, sponsorships, endorsements, television broadcasting, merchandising and so on. We have brought to you the top 12 billion dollar Hollywood blockbusters movies of all time and their earnings via theatrical exhibition.(inflation-adjusted)
1. Avatar (2009)
Worldwide Gross-$2,787,965,087/ $2.78 Billion
Director James Cameron’s “Avatar” became the super hit film of the millennium when it grossed $2.7 billion with no megastar onboard. Squashing all prelaunch criticism claims made against the movie. Defying the skeptics the film became the highest grossing film of all time. The Blue Creatures still await for their return to their unbeaten land!
Hollywood Trivia: Director James Cameron is on 1st rank since 1997, for directing and producing of the highest grossing movie ever. (Avatar and Titanic)
Worldwide Gross-$2,187,463,944/ $2.18 Billion
The ephemeral love story of the aristocratic Rose and the wannabe working-class romantic artist Jack Dawson, against the backdrop of the famous RMS Titanic incident, made this romance-disaster film an epic movie of the year when it was released in 1997. The love story along with the Titanic sinking set the right movie in the late 90’s will be remembered the long coming years. The film is still a favorite among movie lovers and can attract a huge audience if screened in theatres even today.
Titanic rereleased in 2012, on the 100th anniversary its first and only voyage. The movie collected $58 Million from the box office.
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015)
Worldwide Gross-$2,068,223,624/ $2.06 Billion
Not only is it the third highest grossing movie in Hollywood but it also holds the record for the fastest grossing movie to cross the mark of $1 billion within the first week of its release. This sci-fi movie installation has broken all the records of other Sci-Fi movies.
4. The Avengers: Infinity War(2018)
Worldwide Gross-$2,040,085,555/ $2.04 Billion
Marvel fan wanted to see megastar release on #1 spot probably, But 2018 release “The Avengers: Infinity War” only reach #4. Marvel Comics creation “The Avengers: Infinity War” dared to stand against the oddities when it captured the eyes of their rivals and reportedly made lot of money from their box office opening day earnings as well as from merchandising. “Avengers: Infinity War” became the 19th movie of Marvel cinematic universe based on Marvel Comic. And yes Thanos is not dead yet!
Marvel Trivia: Marvel cinematic universe produced 20 movies between 2008-2018 and their total collection is $ 17 Billion. (Equivalent to GDP of Iceland or North Korea or Brunai or Gabon, huh whateverrrrrrr)
5. Jurassic World (2015)
Worldwide Gross-$1,671,713,208/ $1.67 Billion
It set the Box office on fire when it recorded a smashing opening on its first single weekend crossing the $500 million mark within a single week making it the most successful and highest grossing movie of all times. The jaw-dropping cinematic prowess of the animation engineers and the perfect setting for the movie has made both adults and youngsters hooked to the dangerous predators which once roamed the world majestically.
6. The Avengers(2012)
Worldwide Gross-$1,518,812,988/ $1.51 Billion
Avengers are back!
Based on the same name of Marvel Comic’s Franchise “The Avengers”. The first-ever superhero team comprising a stellar ensemble of top grossing Hollywood. Cast and distributed by Walt Disney has contributed to its running success around the world. Though in 6th place, young as well as old love to see their favorite team of superheroes saving the world with their promising and impressive acting. No doubt the franchise will on continuing to rule the hearts and their impressive box office collection can prove it.
7. Furious 7(Fast and Furious 7)(2018)
Worldwide Gross-$1,516,045,911/ $1.51 Billion
By the second week of its release, “The Furious 7” soon reached the $800 million bracket at the box office making it the 7th highest grossing Hollywood movie. The franchise of the “Fast and Furious” series, the “Furious 7” couldn’t add that much of spark which its predecessors did in their first-day opening. Hope fans do not feel disappointed with its successive releases making it earn more the next time.
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015)
Worldwide Gross-$1,405,403,694/ $1.40Billion
Avengers are back and united again to grab the #1 spot for the top-grossing franchise in the world. With Avengers: Age of Ultron it was the first time global war went universal. This start when Ultron decides to wipe out the human race, The Avengers set out to stop him.
Worldwide Gross-$1,346,531,531/ $1.34 Billion
Well, this installment of Avengers come as an enormous surprise out of nowhere. Story’s backdrop is the African nation of Wakanda. T’Challa’s as king and as Black Panther, fight against a powerful enemy suddenly resurfaced. Black panther worldwide grossed over $1.3 billion.
Black Panther Trivia: Breaking numerous box office records including the highest-grossing film by a black director and black lead cast.
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2(2011)
Worldwide Gross-$1,341,511,219/ $1.34 Billion
There are lot many records held by the “Harry Potter” series, with its every single episode released by J.K Rowling’s literary prowess intermixing with her superb magical diction and the mysterious world of witchcraft made immortal through her writings can be a highly competitive maneuver for anyone planning to try his hand in this genre. It’s better we let all records in this genre lie in the hands of our beloved J.K Rowling. Women power I guess that is acting magical in this!
11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi(2017)
Worldwide Gross-$1,296,450,164/ $ 1.29 Billion
Also known as the “Star Wars: Episode VIII”, the Star War franchise continues to rule the American Space opera after clinching the 11th position of the highest grossing movie of all times after it was placed at the 11th position before beating the Disney’s animation movie “Frozen” which has fallen to the 12th position. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” though could have done a much better work as its trailer showed raising the ante for the movie before its release. Fans were disappointed as the expectations from the movie did not bring that many smiles on the faces of their excited fans who were waiting impatiently to watch this movie.
12. Frozen (2013)
Worldwide Gross- $1,290,000,000/ $ 1.29 Billion
#12 is little odd, Well we extended this till #12 just because of Disney beautiful animation Frozen. Until 2013, this Disney movie was placed at number 5 spot surpassing “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Still, the animation movie has achieved a lot as an animation movie by getting its name laced in Guinness Book of World records for the highest grossing movie in the animation genre surpassing other animated movies such as “Toy Story”.
Frozen Fact: “Frozen” is the highest-grossing animated film of all time.