Top 10 Grossing Movie Ever?

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  1. JohnE

    JohnE Supporting Actor

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    Can anyone tell me where to look for an up to date list of the top 10 grossing movies of all time? Or if you know off the top of your head? =)

    Thanks
     
  2. Matthew_Millheiser

    Matthew_Millheiser Supporting Actor

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    Source: Box Office Mojo

    Not adjusted for inflation.

    DOMESTIC

    1 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997
    2 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977
    3 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982
    4 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $431,088,297 1999
    5 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
    6 Jurassic Park Uni. $357,067,947 1993
    7 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $339,789,881 2002
    8 Finding Nemo Dis. $337,354,000 2003
    9 Forrest Gump Par. $329,694,499 1994
    10 The Lion King Dis. $328,541,776 1994

    WORLDWIDE

    1 Titanic Fox/P. $1,835.4 mill 1997
    2 Harry Potter / Sorcerer's Stone WB $975.8 mill 2001
    3 The Phantom Menace Fox $925.6 mill 1999
    4 The Two Towers NL $920.4 mill 2002
    5 Jurassic Park Uni. $920.1 mill 1993
    6 Harry Potter / Chamber of Secrets WB $869.4 mill 2002
    7 The Fellowship of the Ring NL $862.2 2001
    8 Spider-Man Sony $821.7 mill 2002
    9 Independence Day Fox $813.2 mill 1996
    10 Star Wars Fox $798.0 1977
     
  3. RickardL

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    I would like to see the top 10 movies when it comes to
    tickets sold, not how many mega bucks it has earned.
    The inflation is pushing the price of tickets and
    comparing the gross of Star Wars (1977) with Titanic (1997)
    isn't saying much, except that Star Wars easily beats
    Titanic in tickets sold if you consider 20 years of inflation.
     
  4. Jeff Adams

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    On that note there are more muliplexes, more access to theaters, more people seem to be going to the movies than ever and more and more movies seem to be coming out on a yearly basis. So tickets sold today would still be huge.
    I can just see in the future movies surpassing these numbers. ROTK and Spiderman 2 could be huge.
     
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  6. RickardL

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    Yes, tricky it is. Unless the studios release the number
    of tickets sold, we will never know what movie is the
    most watched on the screen.

    But it nice to see Gone With the Wind at the top to
    show what big hit it was at the time.
     
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    When adjusted for inflation, Gone With The Wind is the highest grossing film ever.
     
  8. Dustin Wind

    Dustin Wind Stunt Coordinator

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    Think of 10 years ago a movie was released on 1-2 screens in a theatre twice a night.

    Now you see a movie on 3-4 screen playing every 30 minutes.
     
  9. TerryRL

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    The most shocking Movie in the list referenced in the link above is Doctor Zhivago at number 9!

    I'm a big fan of the movie, but I had no idea it was this successful during it's cinematic run.
     
  11. TerryRL

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    Director David Lean had done a pair of Best Picture winning epics in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Lawrence of Arabia", but it was the romantic epic "Doctor Zhivago" that ended up being the director's biggest box office hit.

    'Zhivago' was second only in popularity to "The Sound of Music" the year it was released.
     

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