Every day many movies hit the floor with a bang and while many others step-in & step-out quietly. Still, the fans stay ready to watch their favorite movies on 70mm screen. We have enlisted a list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time. Find out your favorite movie on the chart.
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Top 18 Highest Grossing Movies Of All Time
1 AVATAR (2009)
Worldwide Gross: $2,787,965,087
Movies like Avatar are made once in a lifetime. Director James Cameron, a genius who has incarnated one of the most entertaining and enthralling cinematic experience. It ranks no.1 in the top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and others.
2 TITANIC (1997)
Worldwide Gross: $2,186,772,302
The first and the last trip of world’s biggest cruise liner RMS Titanic with a perfect mold of a beautiful love story makes James Cameron’s Titanic. It was one of the most expensive films ever made. Titanic also is the first movie to reach billion-dollar mark. It ruled the top position from 1997 to 2009 until Avatar overlapped it. Apart from financial success, Titanic scored a total of 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Titanic overall stands on 2nd spot on the list of top grossing movies of all time.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane and others.
3 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
Worldwide Gross: $2,068,223,624
Though the movie does not create the charm for which Star Wars series is famous for still, it earned a big-time profit. The legacy of SW series helped The Force Awakens to mint multi-million dollars. Apart from The Force Awakens, Star Wars series has a total of eight released installments and two proposed to be released in 2017 and 2019.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and others
4 JURASSIC WORLD (2015)
Worldwide Gross: $1,671,713,208
One of the most anticipated movies of recent times. Top grossing movies of all time, Jurassic World is the fourth installment of Jurassic Park Series. It bagged a number of records including a record of opening weekend with $500 million worldwide it also became the highest grossing movie released by Universal Pictures.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio and others
5 THE AVENGERS (2012)
Worldwide Gross: $1,518,812,988
The Avengers is a film of high reputation. Assembling the superheroes is one of its own kind scripts by Marvel. The Avengers became first Marvel flick to enter $ 1 billion from theatres. All superhero powers draw the name of Avengers in the list of top grossing movies of all time.
6 FURIOUS 7 (2015)
Worldwide Gross: $1,516,045,911
The seventh edition of Fast and Furious Series was a tribute to Paul Walker. It was his last appearance in the movie as he died in a car accident. The anticipation of the film has already marked it as the blockbuster. Furious 7 stands on no.6th on our list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
7 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)
Worldwide Gross: $1,405,403,694
The second edition of Avengers series – Age of Ultron to adds its name in the top Highest Grossing Movies. With huge star cast and a superb franchise, it was always meant to be on the list.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie and others
8 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – 2 (2011)
Worldwide Gross: $1,341,511,219
The final edition of Harry Potter series cannot get better than this. Being the last installment and a final closure to Voldemort saga it was anticipated a big rush at cinemas. And likely the same happened, it claimed a world record opening of $483.2 million setting new records for opening day and opening weekend. The Deathly Hallows is one of the 9 films around the world to enter a billion clubs.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Evanna Lynch and others.
9 FROZEN (2013)
Worldwide Gross: $1,287,000,000
Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It also won numerous awards including two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Frozen brought the Disney’s saga of 80’s and 90’s cartoon movie back to the theatre. Frozen ranks on the ninth spot among the top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, Chris Williams, Stephen J. Anderson and others.
10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)
Worldwide Gross: $1,260,876,432
Based on the Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, it is a musical romantic fantasy film. It is a same old story of a princess falling in love with a monstrous looking prince. But the magic is about the cast, visuals, and special effects which make Beauty and the Beast a memorable love story. Until July ’17, it is the highest-grossing movie of 2017.
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Haydn Gwynne, Gerard Horan, Ray Fearon, Ewan McGregor and others
11 THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017)
Worldwide Gross: $1,238,704,665
It is the first Fast and Furious movie which does not feature Paul Walker, who died in a car accident. The fate of the Furious also known as Fast 8 is the eighth installment of the fast series. Making new records Fast 8 becomes the highest-grossing opening of all time with $532 million. It is the second highest grossing movie of 2017 and the 11th movie in the list of all time highest grossing films.
Cast: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans and others.
12 IRON MAN 3 (2013)
Worldwide Gross: $1,214,811,252
Iron Man 3 is the sequel to Iron Man and Iron Man 2. It is based on a superhero comic character from Marvel Comics. Iron Man is the 6th movie to enter the club of $ 1 billion. Of the three parts, Iron Man 3 is the best of them. The legacy made by the previous two is strongly taken on next level by the 3rd installment. Iron Man stands on the 12th position in the list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany and others.
13 MINIONS (2015)
Worldwide Gross: $1,159,398,397
Minions is the second highest grossing animated movie of all time and the 13th on the list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time. Minions is highly loved by kids and got its most of the viewer base from them.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Katy Mixon, Dave Rosenbaum and others.
14 CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)
Worldwide Gross: $1,153,304,495
The brains behind the story making are of sheer quality. The collage of almost all major superhero is perfectly made to frame Captain America: Civil War. Marvels is taking their movies to a whole new level. The new entry of Ant-Man, Black Panther, and Spider-Man is all that was necessary for the fans to rush to the theatres. Rest is done by the team of Marvel. It is on the 14th rank in the list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
15 TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011)
Worldwide Gross: $1,123,794,079
A sci-fi from one of the brilliant director Michael Bay; Transformers Dark of the Moon is the third installment of Transformers series. It is the 10th movie that entered club $ 1 billion. It is 15th movie in our list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey and others.
16 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (2003)
Worldwide Gross: $1,120,237,002
The third installment of The Lord Of The Rings series is a record breaker. Winning all the 11 Academy Awards to hold the record of highest Oscars sweep. Post-Titanic, it is the second movie which introduced itself to the famous $ 1 Billion club. Altogether this series is sheer experience and it is one of the finest movie ever made.
Cast: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm and others.
17 SKYFALL (2012)
Worldwide Gross: $1,108,561,013
The 23rd edition of James Bond series featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond. Skyfall is the 14th film that crossed over $ 1 Billion worldwide, currently, it is on the seventeenth place in the list of top 18 highest grossing movies of all time.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace and others.
18 TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (2014)
Worldwide Gross: $1,104,054,072
Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is the 4th installment of the American Sci-Fi Transformers series. It is the second Transformers movie to enter the highest grossing list of top 18 movies. The legacy of the series helped this installment to earn a plenty.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li and others.
(stats courtesy: wikipedia)